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In Topic: Switching to Olympus - a few specific questions

23 October 2017 - 10:28 AM

Using diopters like cmc or the subsee is near useless with the 30mm macro.... for what I test with Panasonic 30 or Olympus 30, with the cmc you get less or same magnification than the 30 alone.... same with canon 60mm+diopters... most of the power of wet diopters is the reduced working distance.... but the panoly 30mm have already a tiny working distance...

not my experience...  I get 2x the dimension as with the lens alone.  


its real that the oly 30mm isn't really close to the glass with the 45 macro port.... but not so far away.... the pana 30mm it's 4mm longer and it's close to the glass.... the results are similar.... i own both lenses...  ;-)


sorry I did not specify that the 30mm I used ...  it is the Panasonic one and it fits well as you mentioned.

In Topic: Switching to Olympus - a few specific questions

22 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

- Re the CMC:   I was planning to use the Macro Port 45, with a spacer, and not the Macro Port 65.   Would this let me use wet lenses with the 30mm?   Because that would make it a truly versatile lens.  I have a 2:1 Macromater wet lens permanently attached to my Aquatica macro port (and i mean it - i dont think i'd be able to release the screw now even if i wanted to :)) and it is very handy combo to pair with the 50.  Something similar with the 30 would be nice as well.


Yes it fits well in the 45 Nauticam port and it is a useful lens.  Same port works with PL 45mm.  No need for extensions.  I use the same port with extension for the 60mm lens.

In Topic: Nautical Mini Flash Trigger for Olympus (#26306) on a E-M5 mk.I?

31 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

interesting,  i was told it was not usable on the original EM5 because it would not fit or align...


if there is a way to use it on the EM5 i would go for it...  :)

In Topic: Panasonic 8mm fisheye in Nauticam 3.5" dome - will it vignette?

19 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

nauticam case and omd5  will not vignette and that is my favorite setup.



In Topic: Olympus 12-50mm in Nauticam 4" wide angle port

21 May 2017 - 02:14 PM

Hi Craig,


I have been using the Nauticam 4" port and 12-50mm lens with the gear to zoom in and out no problems!....  Strange.   I also use the CMC and get great macro shots.   The extra FOV with the dome at 12mm makes this lens in the 4" dome a real winner over the more expensive Nauticam flat dedicated port in my opinion.