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#1 philwat44@gmail.com

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

Is anyone using the XZ-1 in the Olympus housing, and adding 3rd-party wide-angle wet lenses? Such as the Ike W-20 or the Dyron 14mm fisheye? I know there is an Olympus wide-angle lens available, but I am not sure if these other makes play nicely with the Oly housing.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:25 PM

The Ike WP-20 vignettes badly. The smallest idea is the Nauticam Wet Mount wide angle replacement lens. While not a true wide angle lens, it is very small and will get you back to the 28mm FOV you have above water without vignette. The Oly lens works pretty well, some vignette but a veyr wide FOV. But it is large, heavy, and not cheap.

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#3 philwat44@gmail.com

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:48 PM

Thanks Jack, just what I wanted to know.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:03 AM

I recommend the Oly wide-angle lens with the XZ-1. Very sharp & wide, and I didn't see any vignetting when I tested it. Good luck! - Scott

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

The Ike WP-20 vignettes badly. The smallest idea is the Nauticam Wet Mount wide angle replacement lens. While not a true wide angle lens, it is very small and will get you back to the 28mm FOV you have above water without vignette. The Oly lens works pretty well, some vignette but a veyr wide FOV. But it is large, heavy, and not cheap.

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any way to mount an INON WAL 100 Type Two on XY-1?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

any way to mount an INON WAL 100 Type Two on XY-1?


I don't have this camera, but according to Reef Photo, the UWL-H100 M67 type 1 should work with the Olympus PT-050 housing:

Reef Photo: Inon UWL-H100 M67 Type 1
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