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#358735 Oly 60mm behind flat port vs. dome port

Posted by nudibranco on 10 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

Frankly I have the 60mm macro lens and used it behind the flat port...  afterward I used it behind the 4" Nauticam port and found that I get 30% better FOV and get the same magnification by getting closer to the subject.  


As I have the flip macro adapter for this port (I use it especially when I use the 12-50mm lens) I get supermacro details by using it with the 60mm macro lens.


No quality issues that I can tell.


BTW the 9-18mm minimum focus distance is 20mm so it is clearly no problem with the focusing on the 60mm lens.


It is bigger than the flat port ...  but that is the only negative i have to deal with vs. the flat port...

#357250 Tri-clamp with only two arms?

Posted by nudibranco on 30 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

I stressed it to control the motion...  and it will bend the screw...  definetely not recommended  :B):

#355534 Olympus 60mm macro focus distance display.

Posted by nudibranco on 17 December 2014 - 12:57 PM

Actually I remember seeing this kind of info in the Fuji x10 compact camera.  Actually it would be a nice information to have while you do macro I guess so you avoid scratching the domes :)

#324730 Olympus OM-D E-M5

Posted by nudibranco on 18 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

My experience:
The versatility of compacts is hard to find with the 4/3 and even more difficult with the DSLRs. But the image quality is different worlds especially because you start focusing on what you are going to shoot UW before and in the water. If you are quickly distracted by both small organisms and large fish or scenery on the same dive then it is not easy to focus on composition and techniques that help you get the best shots. That is true on land as well so it is a mindset not only the image sensor. I agree that when you are diving and you are not sure what you are going to see in unknown locations or waters then a versatile lens like the 12-50 on an OM-D can get a lot of different subjects. But then I think some of the better compacts are probably better as you can really cover the whole range with a small but reasonable quality. I believe that once you move to the better images it is hard to go back to compacts though. I am myself tempted to try the new Sony RX100 for those situations I mentioned and for light traveling. In regards to the 12-50 I can confirm like many others did that it does indeed do 1:1 magnification in macro mode without diopters. Not sure why Olympus quotes 0.76. The 45 or 60 mm macro lenses do 2:1 magnification since they can fill the image with about 17mm horizontal subjects.