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Advice needed for Olympus EPL3 - which underwater wide angle lens?


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#1 3PW

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

After much research on the Olympus PT-EP05L housing options for wide angle photography seem to be

1. Inon wet lens and dome port
2. Olympus m67 wet lens
3. Zen port with 9 - 18mm olympus lens

Which is the best option (ease of use for amateur photographer)

Also does anyone know if a zen port can be attached for 8mm fisheye?

Many thanks

#2 blibecap

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

The Panasonic 8mm will requirs a Precision Olympus Dome for 8mm Fisheye Lens found here
http://www.bluewater...pus-8mm-fisheye
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#3 bear35

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

you don't need to use a zen port with the 9-18mm lens, I use a 9-18 in the standard port. Depends what your shooting but the zen port will widen the angle more than the standard port but you have to be very close to the subject. I would say get the 9-18 then you can always add the dome port at a later date if you need to.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

Thank you

#5 evillaco

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

Hi,

How do you fit the 9-18mm lens in the Olympus PT-EP05L housing? I can't close the housing with the lens unlocked. Is there a trick or modification needed?

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

I have the Oly 9-18 and Zen-Pen on my PT-EP03 housing and find it to be an excellent combination.  I have done from close-up to CFWA with it, though I prefer the later.

Flat ports are not could for distance or wide angle in most cases one would need an adaptor but there is still a flat lens in the light path~