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In Topic: OMD - Olympus or Nauticam housing advice

17 July 2013 - 05:09 PM

Just a couple more questions:


1. Any one used this and is it worthwhile from V1.2 firmware update? "Olympus also added functions to automatically move focus to the wide zoom position when underwater macro or underwater wide macro modes are selected with a Zuiko ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens attached."


2. When Alex mentions the 60 port is he referring to the macro 65 #36163 in Nauticam port chart?


3. How do you adjust the euro zoom gear when there does not appear to be a knob on the port to turn it? Is there a knob on the housing?

In Topic: OMD - Olympus or Nauticam housing advice

15 July 2013 - 02:26 PM

Regarding the Olympus 50mm macro this is an excellent lens and it can be used in the Nauticam NA-EM5 housing but with limitations. First the lens is slow to focus with the m43 lens adapter, much slower than the new 60 macro for M43. If you are not going for the Natuicam 12-50 port and gear combo and intend to use the 60 macro port for that lens witH a gear that does not allow macro then I think you would be better off to buy the 60. If you need to buy the 50 adapter, a port that won't be a custom fit and a custom gear for manual focus it might not be all that big a savings v. Selling the 50.

Phil Rudin

Hi Phil thanks for that. Based on what you say I think I will try to make the 12-50 my one lens for diving. So get the 60 port and gear with a wet lens for macro. I may sell my 50 macro lens but it will not be easy as I am emotionally attached to that lens.


hope all is well with you....

In Topic: OMD - Olympus or Nauticam housing advice

14 July 2013 - 05:52 PM

I have just bought an EM5 with 12-50 and will buy the nauticam housing. Two questions:


1. Is it worthwhile using my 50mm macro from my E system with a lens converter and if yes what port will I need.


2. If the camera is set to macro before the dive does this mean the lens works as a fixed macro lens at 43mm ie 86mm in full frame or are there limitations in focus that would stop it being used for fish shots etc.