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In Topic: Looking for input on dome for 8mm Olympus in Nauticam housing

26 January 2016 - 05:36 PM

Having the Pana 8mm and both the 4.33" and the 3.5" Nauticam domes I can recommend the smaller one  if quality is similar.

Compact size is a huge benefit except for in/out shots...

In Topic: Olympus 9-18 with Nauticam 4.33"?

23 December 2015 - 02:44 PM

I tried a year ago both the 3.5" and the 4.33" nauticam ports with extensions on the em5 camera and olympus 9-18mm lens.  

The results are no good.  The 9-18mm is a great lens for land use but not for UW.  Close focus is not good and even with diopters (achromatic too) attached the results are pretty bad.   The 4" long semi dome port is good and results are reasonable with at least a +2 diopter in the case.  Better an achromatic one.   In the end I use this 9-18mm lens UW very little!.  


I much prefer the 8mm FE lens with the small 3.5" dome and use that also when I want really wide and CFWA.  Packing the dome and the 8mm lens is of little weight and space!


I have been using with good results the 4" semi dome port with the 12-50mm lens with a cmc flip diopter.  I get true 24mm equivalent all the way to true macro.   This is a reasonable versatile setup and have been using daily on my last Cozumel trip.  The semidome also houses and works excellent with the 60mm macro lens.


Lately some options on wet wide angle add-ons have appeared but have not tried them  The INON and the Nauticam seem to have a good wide wet solution matched to the 14-42 lenses (the Panasonic one seems the better one).  And Nauticam offers a bayonet mount for easy detachment. This is an expensive setup but you could have a full solution from 110° wide to macro ...  underwater .  I would like to hear on someone that has tried it.  The INON solution is less expensive and less wide but a bit less quality.  The Nauticam advocates great quality but weight is 1kg and 1k € the cost!!!



In Topic: Nauticam Port for Olympus E-M1 12-50 and 60mm

30 September 2015 - 02:03 PM

Nauticam 4" wide-angle dome port #36137


Nauticam macro adapter #25105 for port #36137

In Topic: Nauticam CMC-1 macro lens on flip adapters compatibility

21 September 2015 - 12:52 PM

thanks for all the feedback :clapping: .   I must say Nauticam should revise its compatibility chart or make it clearer on how it could work with the flip diopter.  I will probably get one or two 67mm rings to add the extra space I need on the 4" dome port.

In Topic: Nauticam Port for Olympus E-M1 12-50 and 60mm

21 September 2015 - 12:48 PM

I have both and much prefer the dome 4" port to the flat port.  Better quality and with the add-on flip diopter i get great macro images at 50mm.   At 12mm it is wider of course and much better corners.   The port works great also for the 60mm lens also.