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Phil Rudin

Member Since 25 Jan 2005
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In Topic: Olympus 7-14 mm f2.8 will not fit in Nauticam housings

27 May 2015 - 06:48 AM

First let me say that both the Olympus 7-14 F/2.8 and the Olympus 8mm F/1.8 fisheye are even more impressive in the flesh than in the photos on the interweb. I used the 8mm last week and it is excellent with. Both lenses are being tested and the main issue is getting the correct port extension for the very best possable corner sharpness for the port size. I am sure both Nauticam and ZEN will have solutions for these lenses around the time that they are released. 

The build quality and image quality of both lenses exceeds what we have seen from M43 wide lenses so far.

In Topic: New Olympus 8mm and PT-EP10?

12 May 2015 - 07:02 AM

I think it is clear that the new dome port is for Olympus OMD camera housings. It appears that this new fisheye will work with several of the current ports.



In Topic: Nauticam CMC-1

27 April 2015 - 07:48 AM

Great images, those settings are what works for me as a starting point and I always have the lens set as above to reduce hunting of the lens.


My review of Nauticam CMC is with my Editor and should post on May 1 in Underwater Photography Magazine at, uwpmag.com  this is a free PDF download for current additions.

In Topic: Nauticam CMC-1

26 April 2015 - 09:49 AM

set the switch to the 0.19 to 0.4 because you will be shooting VERY close to the subject around 20mm or less. I would set to S-AF NOT C-AF to reduce the lens hunting. If you are setup for using the back focus I would do that. VERY shallow depth of field with this C/U lens so control of movement is paramount.


A sample with the E-M5 II in an Ikelite prototype housing, 60mm macro, manual with two Ikelite DS-161 strobes, CMC-1, 2:1, Iso-200, 1/320th, F-20, this is twice life size, 2:1.



In Topic: Thoughts on the OM-D E-M5 Mark II or the upcoming Panasonic's?

23 April 2015 - 07:39 AM

I have the E-M5 II in Cozumel Mexico and I am finding the AF to work quite well with my Olympus 60mm macro lens. I am using a new Ikelite prototype housing with two Ikelite DS-161 strobes. The attached photo is with the 60 macro and Nauticam CMC closeup lens, image about 8.5mm on the long side. I use S-AF so no comment on how the C-AF may work with this new camera. Now if I could only get a software update that includes this camera for LightRoom 5. The new LRT 6 includes the camera but with the internet here it would take two days to upload.