GWMN16 - GreenWater Magic for the Nikon 16mm fisheye
The GWMN16 is a GreenWater Magic filter designed to fit into the circular filter holder on the rear on the Nikon 16mm Fisheye lens. This filter will also fit on the rear on Nikon's old AIS 15mm lens. This circular filter measures approximately 26mm in diameter. Although the 16mm lens was designed for 35mm film frame size - it is an excellent lens on a digital SLR. Note that green waters are usually darker than blue tropical waters and filter photography in these conditions often involves long exposures.
(Note colour of filter, above, is not necassarily accurate)
As this filter is made from the GreenWater Magic formula the photographer must set the white balance manually (using PRE - preset WB) every time they change depth by a few metres during the dive. This is easy to do and takes just a few seconds on Nikon's newer DSLRs like the D70, D80, D200 and D2X. This filter is designed specifically to work with the white balance of a modern digital camera in blue to blue-green waters.
A single GWMN16 costs £22 and a pack of three filters costs £35.
Magic filters are designed for available light underwater photography. The GreenWater Magic works from 4m down to at least 22m (70ft). This filter does tend to render green waters more blueish. All our filters are optical quality polyester gels, manufactured for us, to our recipes, by one of the world's leading filter companies. All Magic filters are supplied with detailed instructions.
Sample photo with the GreenWater Magic Filter: