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Nauticam WWL-1 with Meikon a6000 housing?

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#1 akivisuals

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:39 PM

Has anyone here tried mounting a Nauticam WWL-1 on a Meikon a6000 housing to use with the 16-50 lens?  The lens is one of the recommended lenses to be used with the a6000/a6300 and the WWL-1.  It seems odd to be putting such an expensive wet lens on a cheapo Meikon housing but I'm trying to take baby steps to get where I want to be.  I've been shooting on an old Oly E-PM1 rig and soon found out that I've outgrown it.  I'm a photographer/videographer by trade and own several high end cameras (A7rII, A7s, 5D3, GH3, C100) for my work, but wanted to start slowly with my underwater rig to make sure that it's something that I'd like enough to continue.  I've found that while the E-PM1 was nice to learn on, I'm missing the responsiveness, AF, and quality of files of my higher end cameras.  This leads me to the a6000 and the WWL-1.  Eventually, I'd like a Nauticam a6500 w/16-50 to be used with the WWL-1 and a CMC.  I have a pair of Sea & Sea 110a strobes that I'll be using with the a6000.  In the meantime, I've found an inexpensive a6000 with a Meikon housing and 16-50 lens that might be a good stepping stone to the a6500 w/Nauticam housing.  Since the front of the Meikon port has a 67mm thread, would the WWL-1 mount and work with the a6000 & 16-50 combo the same as it would on a Nauticam housing?



#2 Dam

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:23 PM

I have a Meilkon A6000 housing (not so bad) and I use the wet wide angle lens from Meikon, but the 67 mm thread is too weak and the quality of the wide lens is not good, at 100% some small parts of images are blurred ( and I tried 5 differents).
The Nauticam WWL - 1 is an heavy piece, better to use it with the "Nauticam M67 to Bayonet Mount Converter for Wet Lenses" to don't ruin the thread of the housing very quickly, but more space between the glass and the lens, so vignetting perhaps.


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#3 akivisuals

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:00 AM

I have a Meilkon A6000 housing (not so bad) and I use the wet wide angle lens from Meikon, but the 67 mm thread is too weak and the quality of the wide lens is not good, at 100% some small parts of images are blurred ( and I tried 5 differents).
The Nauticam WWL - 1 is an heavy piece, better to use it with the "Nauticam M67 to Bayonet Mount Converter for Wet Lenses" to don't ruin the thread of the housing very quickly, but more space between the glass and the lens, so vignetting perhaps.

Thanks for the reply.  I did get the M67 to bayonet converter so hopefully it'll work out.  Eventually, I'll be getting an a6500 with Nauticam housing for this but wanted to start a little slower than a $3K rig.



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

Interested if you ever went ahead with this setup? Did the WWL1 work out on the housing with the adapter?

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