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#1 torncan

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:07 AM

Hello all,

 

I am browsing through internet and I need help. I have Olympus E-pl2 camera and PT-EP03 underwater housing.

My lens is panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake lens and I am looking for a compatible housing port for this lens. 

 

Can anyone help me about this?

Thanks

 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:19 AM

I'm sure many members here have sufficent knowledge about your particular requirement, but I do recommend contacting reefphoto.com direclty and they will give you all recommendations with links/photos/prices to aid you make a decision. This is what I usually do.

 

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

I have not found that lens on the Olympus housing port charts, which leads me to believe that there is none from Olympus.

 

Olympus makes a nice dome port for 8mm and 7-14mm

Zen Underwater makes glass port for the 9-18mm, and the 7-14mm, and even the 8mm Panasonic.  

 

The 20mm "pancake" lens does not stick out very far, so I expect it will be useless with the Olympus port or any of the Zen ports (you will be taking pictures of the insides of the port body.)

 

 

The PT-EP03 housing with standard port is compatible with (according to Olympus website)

I suggest you look into the cost of getting the 9-18 lens plus zoom gear and compare that to the cost of finding a port to work with your 20mm pancake lens (if a compatible port exists).    The 9-18mm lens will not be as wide when used with the standard flat port, compared to one of the dome ports, but it would be less expensive way to get into wide angles.

 

The Olympus 9-18mm lens is very nice and this week there is an Olympus "Instant Rebate" on it, so it's only $600, then add the zoom gear for $90.  So for $690 you would have a nice lens and zoom gear.   You could then go to one of the dome ports sometime in the future when you want to get the widest angle performance out of the lens.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:23 AM

 

I have not found that lens on the Olympus housing port charts, which leads me to believe that there is none from Olympus.

 

Olympus makes a nice dome port for 8mm and 7-14mm

Zen Underwater makes glass port for the 9-18mm, and the 7-14mm, and even the 8mm Panasonic.  

 

The 20mm "pancake" lens does not stick out very far, so I expect it will be useless with the Olympus port or any of the Zen ports (you will be taking pictures of the insides of the port body.)

 

 

The PT-EP03 housing with standard port is compatible with (according to Olympus website)

I suggest you look into the cost of getting the 9-18 lens plus zoom gear and compare that to the cost of finding a port to work with your 20mm pancake lens (if a compatible port exists).    The 9-18mm lens will not be as wide when used with the standard flat port, compared to one of the dome ports, but it would be less expensive way to get into wide angles.

 

The Olympus 9-18mm lens is very nice and this week there is an Olympus "Instant Rebate" on it, so it's only $600, then add the zoom gear for $90.  So for $690 you would have a nice lens and zoom gear.   You could then go to one of the dome ports sometime in the future when you want to get the widest angle performance out of the lens.

 

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the tips, I am taking my underwater photos with 14-42 lens and I just wanted to make sure that there is not a single port that I can use with 20mm pancake lens. 

And I must say I am very happy with 20 mm in land and I was just wondering how will it perform underwater. 

In my opinion, just a flat simple port with no thickness can do the trick but there is no such thing. 

I read that fantic has a good dome for variety of lenses but I cant seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks again.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:23 AM

Hi there,

 

Whilst the 20mm is a fantastic lens above water (my favourite focal length), it is a bit unnecessary underwater. Because the water narrows the view anyway, 20mm is too narrow for wide angle, and it has no macro ability either. As a result there is unlikely to be a port for it - I'm certainly not aware of one! Just because there would be so few people using it!

 

If you like the 20mm because of what goes into the image, then the wide end of the 14-42 kit has about the same coverage behind a flat port , although with a slightly different perspective!







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