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In Topic: Nikon D90 + Hugyfot or Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Nauticam

01 August 2013 - 04:48 AM

Hi All,
4. This setup  is considered to be very small and light weight by all the UW DSLR users. After my Olympus C-8080 with its polycarbonate housing, this is very very heavy :)

Between trips 1 & 2 I added 4 x medium Styx floats to my Ultralight arms, which helped balance things underwater....

In Topic: Solution to Nauticam port covers

30 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

Apologies for necro-posting, but stumbled across this thread as I was searching for a solution to protect my brand-new, just-received Nauticam 12-50 port.


First the good news - it came with a plastic cap that even has a loop to attach a lanyard (which wasn't supplied).  The lanyard will be required, as the bad news is the thing falls off if you give it so much as a stern look, let alone actually carry it around or turn it upside down.


Which is how I came to be looking for Nauticam port-covers... :fool:


I'm currently thinking about using something like the optech hood-hat  secured to the tray with a bit of shock cord. Did anyone  find any better solutions?

In Topic: Nikon D90 + Hugyfot or Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Nauticam

30 July 2013 - 04:45 AM

 Are you using the E-M5 with Nauticam or Olympus housing ? Which lense(s) are you using underwater ? Do you think it is still versatile,fast and create good results for an Amateur who is not satisfied with a simple point and shoot underwater setup ?

I am an Amateur who is not satisfied with a simple point and shoot underwater setup! But also reluctant to lug around a full DSLR setup (domestic-buddy acceptability is also a consideration here ;-) )

I'm using the Nauticam housing, but so far have only tried it with the 14-42 (the 12-50 port wasn't released when I bought). I was also using an Inon UCL-165 macro wet lens. Overall results on my first couple of trips weren't all stellar, but I got a higher proportion of keepers than I ever achieved with the C-5050. My main problems were around achieving enough depth of field on the macro shots, but have since learned a bit more and realise that I was shooting too open.

I have just taken delivery of the 12-50 port and am going to Lady Elliot Island (southern Great Barrier Reef) in Sept. This will be my 4th trip there, and I know that every dive has a fair prospect of turtles and mantas, possibly humpback whales, but also plenty of macro opportunities if the big stuff doesn't show. Should be ideal for this lens / port combo :)

I'm going to take a step-down ring ($12) to try out the wet macro lens before I sink $200 on the flip diopter.

I've seen enough evidence here and on Scubaboard that i know any shortcomings in my results with this setup are down to me not the equipment!

In Topic: Nikon D90 + Hugyfot or Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Nauticam

25 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

How important are size / weight / excess-baggage-costs to you?


I always fancied the idea of using a dSLR but not of transporting it, so I stuck with my C-5050 for 10 years. I finally replaced it last year with the E-M5, and feel it's close enough to the best of both worlds for me and my few weeks diving every year.


The whole kit (with focus light and single Inon strobe) and the other-half's G11 and housing all fit in a moderate carry-on back-pack with room for duty-frees :dancing: