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Eye-Popping Macro Shots of Ocean Life Captured with the Sony a7S in Nauticam Housing


The short film above is a dazzling “macro symphony” showing some of the colorful and complicated ocean creatures found off the coast of Indonesia.

It was created by dive photographer Kay Burn Lim, who recently paid a visit to the Lembeh Straits of Indonesia with his Sony a7S, Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS L macro lens, a Nauticam housing, and a prototype port/focusing system for using the Canon lens in the housing.

“The port and focus gear for this setup are prototypes from Nauticam,” Lim tells us. “It will be officially announced on the 10th of April at the Asian Dive Expo ADEX in Singapore 10-12.”

The footage was recorded to the internal SD card at 1080p/30fps with manual focus without a monitor. Most of the creatures you see ranged in size from a grain of rice to 2 inches in length (with just a few larger creatures being the exceptions).

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You can find more of Lim’s work on Flickr and on Vimeo.