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Nautilus Cairns

Member Since 23 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 07 2015 11:34 PM
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In Topic: Oly 12mm f2 in Nauticam 3.5" mini dome.

24 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

What about olympus 9-18 in 4" wide angle port? Or were you trying to reuse the 3.5?


Interceptor. I'm trying to balance my above water needs with those underwater. In the wide angle department I have the Lumix 8mm which I use with the 3.5" dome. Fine for CFWA underwater, but has limitations depending on the subject due to it's very properties of being a fisheye. The 8mm FE also has limited opportunities above water. I would like to get the 12mm primarily for above water use as a fast WA lens but it may be limited underwater as pointed out in this thread. It is also a fairly expensive lens so I would not want to have to buy a dedicated port for it.

I use the 60mm macro above and below water and I really like it! The 45mm f1.8 is fine for above water.

Finally I have the 12-50mm kit lens which currently is my do everything lens above and below (in the macro port),but is not stellar really in any department.

The Lumix 7-14mm has promise to fit both environments, but will also need a dedicated port. A not inexpensive package.

So basically, like most folk I guess, I'm trying to get the biggest bang for the buck!

In Topic: Oly 12mm f2 in Nauticam 3.5" mini dome.

18 January 2015 - 10:26 PM

Thanks for the replies. I have previously thought the Panasonic 7-14 in a larger dome was the way to go. I think the upcoming Oly 7-14 is going to be out of my budget.

In Topic: Port for Nauticam NA-EM5 Housing

17 January 2015 - 10:50 PM

Hello Hezi

I too went down the route of using the 65 port for both the 60mm macro, which is a great lens, and also for the 12-50mm which came with the camera. I have also used a +10 diopter with the 12-50 at the 50mm end its OK, but the wide angle end (12mm) suffers behind the flat port. I use the zoom gear from Austria.

I concur with Phil about the focus gear as I very seldom need to use the one I bought for the 60mm lens and I would suggest not getting it.

I would like a wide angle zoom and a dome port, but am still undecided which way to go.

I also have the 8mm panasonic fisheye lens and the 3.5" port which works well for CFWA shots

In Topic: OMD EM5 and Pana 8mm Fisheye which dome

30 December 2014 - 11:19 PM

I have just started using the 3.5" Nauticam dome for CFWA with the 8mm FE and it works well. I believe the same dome will work with the 12mm f2 which I am considering for topside work.

In Topic: Olympus 60mm macro focus distance display.

04 December 2014 - 08:10 PM

Thanks Phil, I was just curious as to whether the distance scale on the lens could somehow be also read on the screen when the lens is in the port. I use manual focus for macro work, but sometimes you just don't know if you're at 1:1.