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adamtaylor

Member Since 30 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2015 05:27 AM
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In Topic: Olympus 7-14 mm f2.8 will not fit in Nauticam housings

16 March 2015 - 05:26 PM

EspenB the dome port hangs approximately 3.5cm below the bottom of the housing. Definately taking some time to get used to the size of it compared to the flat port or mini-dome for the fisheye... For close focus wide-angle it definately changes some angles that you can achieve when a foreground subject is close to the bottom / rocky reef.

 

Here are some images of the my housing with the 12-40 f2.8 lens attached & port off, then a couple angles with it on.

 

I am hoping the upcoming Oly 7-14 will work with the same set up, or maybe with one less extension ring?

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam


In Topic: Olympus 7-14 mm f2.8 will not fit in Nauticam housings

14 March 2015 - 06:00 PM

I have the 180mm glass dome and extensions for my E-M5 Nauticam Housing and use with the 12-40 f2.8 lens

Works great, took a little getting used I the size, and attaching the lens to camera body inside the housing & THEN securing the port with extensions attached.

Considering the only other ports I had used were the flat port for 12-50 kit lens and the 4" mini-dome for the fisheye I will admit to being nervous about the slight movement of the multiple parts.

System has worked flawlessly since I got it

Love the lens, and the ability to get wide-angle images even with the low viz waters around Vancouver, British Columbia.

Zoom for the 12-40 is controlled by the knob on the housing. Had hoped that the focus knob on the adaptor port would be able to achieve manual focus, but have not figured a way to have both zoom and focus gears.

Will definately be having a close look at the Oly 7-14mm when released. The wider angle would be nice.

Regards


Adam

In Topic: Wide Lens recommendations for Olympus EM5 for temperate / cold water locations

04 December 2014 - 01:16 PM

Thanks for your suggestions.

 

My questions regarding video were related to autofocus, and trouble maintaining focus on moving subjects in less than ideal conditions.

 

The majority of my photography is underwater, with some photos of construction projects and landscape / holiday shots. I honestly don't see myself using a 12mm prime lens.

 

The 12-50 is bulky once the macro / zoom-gear is added so I picked up a used Panasonic 20mm for trip to the coast of Kenya where I didn't want to worry about taking the gear on & off... It's a great walking around lens but I haven't used it in over a year.

 

Thinking I will sell it to offset some of my wish-list purchases.

 

Ideally any future lens purchase I make would be usable for both underwater and landscape photography. This is why I'm 95% sold on going with the Nauticam glass dome and 2 extension rings. That combo appears to work with 3 lenses and allows for manual focus.

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam


In Topic: Wide Lens recommendations for Olympus EM5 for temperate / cold water locations

01 December 2014 - 07:21 AM

Thanks smk82

Glad you are seeing a better result from the 9-18. The fisheye appears great in 'perfect' conditions but I can only blame my inexperience with the lens so far. I am thinking it would be a true pleasure to use in crystal tropical waters
Have you used the 9-18 for video or mostly stills?

Regards

Adam

In Topic: Wide Lens recommendations for Olympus EM5 for temperate / cold water locations

26 November 2014 - 12:04 PM

Thanks Phil,

 

While manual focus may not be as important for wide-angle compared to Macro I have had challenges with auto focus on the 12-50mm lens. Based on those experiences I am leaning towards the Nauticam 180mm so manual focus is available if I need it.

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam