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Heliox

Member Since 20 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Nauticam Olympus OM-D flooded

04 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

Update: Nauticam has given me a brand new housing and taken back my leaking housing for examination. I am really happy how fast Nauticam handled this issue, this is great customer service. I have not heard of any other leaking OMD housings, mine seems to be the only one and Nauticam is looking into it. I am really looking forward to diving with the housing again.


In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M5

04 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

Hi,

 

I just want to give an update on my recent post regarding my flooded Nauticam housing.

 

Nauticam has given me a brand new housing and has taken back the leaked housing for examination. I really appreciate Nauticam's great customer service and how fast they handled the issue. I have not heard of any other leaking OMD housings, I was probably just unlucky and Nauticam is looking into the issue.

 

By the way, I also bought the 12mm lens and 8mm lens based on Phil's article and they work fine with the 4.33 inch dome port.

 

Phil, do you have any idea if the olympus 17mm 1.8 lens also works with the 4.33 dome port? I am thinking of buying that lens for topside photography and if I could use that lens underwater with the 4.33 dome port, that would be an added bonus!

 

Thanks,

Andy


In Topic: Nauticam Olympus OM-D flooded

23 February 2013 - 02:27 AM

Edward, thank you. I will send you an email, as I am otherwise very happy with my dealer and don't want to hurt his reputation. He immediately gave me his personal housing to use while looking into my housing issue. Thanks.


In Topic: Nauticam Olympus OM-D flooded

23 February 2013 - 02:16 AM

The 8mm fisheye is not weather sealed. Because the housing did not completely flood and I tilted the camera upwards as soon as the alarm went off, the water did not seem to get into the bayonet connection between the 8mm and camera body. 

 

It took me between 5-10 minutes to ascend from 15 meters, get my dive gear off and open the housing. The housing was wet inside, but not completely flooded. The OMD camera bottom was also wet, I used tissues to dry it off as best I could and it worked fine. The 8mm fisheye did not seem wet at all. I was lucky that the water seems to have trickled in in small amounts, rather than a full blown flood.

 

I took the camera up to 60 meters (200 feet) on the first 3 dives (trimix) and had no problems with the housing at that depth. But on these first dives, I was only using the shutter release button and on/off button and did not touch any other controls. On the forth dive I was not deep, so I was playing around with all the other functions/buttons and getting accustomed to the controls. I was in particular playing with the switch that switches between EVF and back LCD when the alarm went off. But I can't tell if that is the precise source of the leak.

 

My dealer has given me his personal (and well used) Nauticam housing in the meantime, no problems with that. Overall, I think the Nauticam is a wonderful housing and the camera has produced fantastic results with the 8mm lens. I hope to find out as soon as possible what the problem is, as nobody else seems to have had issues with their housing.


In Topic: Nauticam Olympus OM-D flooded

22 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

Absolutely! Thank goodness the camera is weather sealed, or the camera would probably have been ruined. And lucky I was diving in fresh water...