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In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

10 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

I thought the same thing. 12 tiny screws for assembly, lots of pressure required, very slow, difficult / time consuming assembly, power zoom only etc does sound a bit odd. Don't get me wrong, I totally understand that this lens provides a real challenge for port manufacturers but still... I am still on the fence about this port but I don't know. I think I need to take a look at one of them in person or try to rent one for a couple of days.

I was thinking the same thing- should have put in a few extra screws. Fortunately for me, once assembled, it won't come off. I have the 12-35 f2.8 for on land.

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

10 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

It's exactly the same thing for me , I need also a fair amount of pressure on the knob to zoom and it's slow . I've disassemble my port and it's still the same.
Yes the screw are very small , it could be a good idea for Nauticam to provide 14 of them , two more than the screws needed ( twelwe ) to mount the port .
I'm really happy with this lense and use mainly 12 mm and macro .
I notice also that the lense seems not usable on land when the port is mounted on it .. did you try ??

Thanks for letting me know about the pressure and speed- really didn't want to go through disassembly and reassembly. I am out of town through the weekend, so I can't try it above ground. I did shoot off a few picts after I assembled it, and didn't notice any problems, but really was not looking at the quality, more for the function. I'm back for two days next week, then off to Florida and the Bahamas- I will throughly check it out at that point. I sure hope it works on land. Maybe a focus issue?

In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

05 September 2012 - 02:31 PM

On a separate topic....

I was in the pool last night for a first test of the Nauti housing- it is a delight to use, and the buttons are easier to use than directly on the camera. TTL worked fine. I was not having success with Manual Flash. Could no get the flashes to fire. The flashes I set to non-preflash manual (single lightening bolt). I likewise set the camera to Manual- F/8. What I don't remember is if the speed was greater than the flash sync speed of 1/250, but I don't believe it was. Also tried Aperture priority and Shutter priority- no success. Then I changed it back to Aperture priority and TTL, and then no flash. Before going to work this morning, tried it again on TTL- worked about half the time. Plenty of juice in the camera and flashes. Tonight after work I'll take the camera out and check out some things, making sure I didn't change one of the multitude of settings. I do have about 3k photos taken with the camera (land) to date, so I am pretty familiar with it........ I thought.

Do I have this completely wrong? I am used to electronic flash control on a DSLR, so some of this is new to me. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

All is working fairly well tonight after playing and experimenting. Not as fast or reliable as electronic TTL, but very workable. Still do not understand why the flashes just stopped working in any mode. At this point, I am tallying it up to User error.

One question: it appears the strobe level cannot be well controlled from the flash level control on the Super Control Panel. I experimented, and received very erratic results. Whereas, changing the levels on the strobes worked rather well. Obviously, if you want to change emphasis on one side or the other, you would adjust the strobes, but it would be nice to quickly change the overall level of illumination through the camera.

Any feedback is appreciated. Headed to Cape Ann in MA next weekend, and can't wait to give this housing a go. At this point, only have the 7-14, but that will do for now.

In Topic: olympus omd em5 10 bar housing? Other housings?

24 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

And the Nauticam port and ring for the 12-50, sold as a set, is around $800- evidently starting to ship next week. We knew it was going to be expensive, but... I was also told that it works well with +7 diopter, yielding an image about an inch across at close focus when the 12-50 is in macro mode. NOTE: All second hand from a dealer with one in their hands who have been testing it out.

In Topic: WTB: D700 Housing

07 August 2012 - 04:04 PM


Are you still looking for a D700 setup. I have a very complete Ikelite setup that I am looking to sell soon. I would have to inventory all the ports and parts. I am moving to a 4/3rds Olympus OM-D setup, so looking soon to sell everything. Let me know,

Thanks, Terry