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In Topic: Olympus 12-40 F/2.8 and the Zen Underwater DP 170 n85 port

10 September 2014 - 12:04 PM

The short answer is yes, the Nauticam port chart recommends the 7" acrylic for the Olympus 12-40mm and the Sony 10-18mm, the other lenses show the 6" Nauticam port but should work well in the 7" port. They also just released a new port adapter and extension for the Nauticam 180mm optical glass port for these lenses. I still would recommend the ZEN DP 170n85II port for anyone wishing to go with optical glass.


In Topic: Olympus 12-40 F/2.8 and the Zen Underwater DP 170 n85 port

08 September 2014 - 08:57 PM

DP-170-N85-II is the new version (the one I have) and has an additional 30mm of extension on top of the original. So a total of 60mm of extension, plus the ID of the port body is 77mm allowing the larger diameter lenses such as the Olympus 12-40 or the Sony 10-18 to be used. The DP-170-N85 II is compatible with:
Panasonic 7-14mm f/4
Olympus m.Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8
Olympus m.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8
Sony 10-18mm f/4 E-mount

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the very informative post reference the zen dome. I have the Nauticam 7" dome which I'm hoping to utilise after a change to the EM-1. From your list on compatible lenses for the ZEN dome above, do you know if those same lenses are suitable to use behind the Nauticam dome as well?


In Topic: wtb nikon d7000 rig.

04 September 2014 - 10:48 AM

Pm sent reference D7000 plus lenses.

In Topic: Sony E 16mm F2.8, ECF1 Fisheye - reflections from Dome Port

03 September 2014 - 07:04 PM

I have the 10-18mm and used it for the first time a month ago in the Caribbean. Previously I used the 16mm with adaptors wideangle and fisheye. I have to say the 10-18mm is much better than I expected.

It produces sharp images across the frame with fantastic contrast, whereas the 16mm with WA and FE were soft on the edges with noticeable CA.

The 10 -18mm was connected to a NEX-6 behind a nauticam 7" dome. I also didn't notice any reflections whilst using it...

(It will be for sale soon as I'm rethinking my whole photography setup)

In Topic: Suitable lens for close up's of elusive subjects !

02 September 2014 - 07:56 PM

With regards your strobe question and distance. The further away you are the less light will reach the subject. Do a google search for inverse square law with strobes, it explains it perfectly.