as so many before me I am trying to decide which camera + housing combination would be best for me.
I narrowed it down to Olympus E-M1 with Olympus or with Nauticam housing. I allready own an Inon Z-240 strobe which I would like to continue using if possible.
Maybe you can shed some light on the Pros & Cons of either?
The obvious pro for the olympus PT-EP11 is the price.
What I read is, that it might be a little unstable on the base plate
and since it isn't aluminium you could get some trouble with fogging of the port.
It should support most lenses due to exchangeable port system.
The Nauticam NA-EM1 on the other hand is much more stable and is supposed to have better handling.
You have tons of matching Nauticam equipment, you can probably add any lens due to port availability.
In terms of size and weight the nauticam is possibly a bit heavier, but not by much...
Until recently I used a Canon G10 in a Patima Housing with a Inon Z-240 strobe and focus-light.
Since I had some water in my housing during the last dives I want to use this as a reason to upgrade.
Above water I use DSLRs from Canon (5dmk3, 80d) but since housings for these are very expensive & very bulky I think the best way to go is Olympus OM-D for underwater.
UW I am very much into Macro (which my recent setup didn't manage very well). I have not much experience with fisheye or Wideangle underwater yet, but would like to be able to go there in the future.
I was very impressed by the pics I saw taken with E-M5 II, but I believe the (old) E-M1 would perform better for me underwater, since I am not much into filming and the AF of the E-M1 seems way better than the E-M5 II. I am aware that the E-M1 II is much better, but it also is much more expensive and I hope that the older model would be enough for my purposes (considering I only dive about one week per year).
Since I allready own a Inon Z-240 flash I would prefer to use it (and not get a new one as well). Does anyone know if the Z-240 works well with the Olympus E-M1? Does any kind of TTL work in this combination?
Considering lenses, I think I will start with either 12-50 or 12-40 and the 60mm Macro lens.
Later I would like to add something like the 8mm/1.8 fisheye.
The Nauticam housing was very much recommendee to me by several divers, but when I see people here taking great shots using the olympus housing I am unsure if the Nauticam would really be worth it for me.
Edited by Tam, 23 May 2017 - 02:07 AM.