Sooner or later Nauticam will probably need to upgrade their M43 housings to a 100 mm port system as the 85 mm system is not optimal for the pletora of bigger and fatter lenses as well as the bigger camera bodies.
, to going back to one of the more basic 14-42mm lenses (optically they are very good, especially the 14-42mm II from Panasonic, just a bit slow - f3.5) and use the WWL-1 (or INON equivalent) as that provides a very in-water flexible system, going from 130' degrees FoV all the way to 1-2cm macro.
There is no way to operate a manual focus on that lens!?
Our testing shows that the lens works extremely well in our #18809 180mm Optically Coated Glass Dome Port. This is a DSLR mount port, and is attached to the smaller N85 mount featured on micro four thirds housings with our #36401 Nauticam N85 to N120 55mm Port Adaptor with Knob.
The Lumix 7-14mm proves an excellent competitor despite being a much older lens.
Given the added difficulties (and expenses) of using the Oly 7-14 under water you might think twice about it being a significant enough upgrade...
I feel that the M43 system really need a 7 mm prime! I hardly zoom with my 7-14 mm that much under water, and a quality 7 mm would surely be smaller and weight less than this 7-14 PRO. Maybe Panasonic can surprise us!
Does anyone here use the Nauticam 7" Dome with the M.Zuiko 12-40 Pro?? Its seems that it would be a easier (no extensions to attach) and cheaper solution than the Zen domes. Also, wouldn't it work with the upcoming 7-14mm Pro?
The 12-40 mm PRO fits in either the "36129" 7 inch dome or the "18809" 180 mm glass dome.
The 7-14 mm PRO is too wide for the N85 port system (as illustrated in my first post), thus you will need the N85 to N120 port converter as previously depicted in this thread. The lens neds to be installed from the port side after the camera is installed, then you need to install the dome port.
I really want new lamps for my DSLR based video rig (Panasonic GH3 in Nauticam housing) but fint it difficult to find a good Product to invest in. My current video lights are the Patima Redshark PL-2700W (2700 lumens). I really want something in the 5-10 000 lumen range, preferably LED based and no external cannister.
The L&M Sola 4000 and FIX Aquabolt 7000 is perhaps closest to my vision, but the Sola 4000 might not have enough output and my main concern about the Aquabolt 7000 is the inconsistent color temperature which seems to change a lot with the output power.
On the cheaper high output side you have the Archon 100W LED light, but this "chinese" light seem to get mixed reviews. Also the output seems to not be the 10 000 lumens stated. Also not possible to dim the light in an incremental fashion.
My light budget is arround 3000-3500 USD total.
Any suggestions or recomendations for products to look into?