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adamtaylor

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

Today, 11:28 AM

While I can't speak specifically for the Olympus fisheye I did try my Panasonic 8mm fisheye in my 180mm dome set up for my 12-40mm lens on EM5 in Nauticam.

 

I believe that the new Olympus fisheye is longer than the Panasonic but that probably wouldn't make much difference. I removed the 20mm extension ring and mounted the 180mm dome directly to the n85 to n120 adapter and the lens was so far back from the glass dome that I ended up with the porthole look to the image. The majority of the image was the black inside of the n85 to m120 adapter and dome port leaving only a small round image through the glass dome.

 

Given the reported diameter of the new Olympus fisheye I don't think it would work with the n85 to n120 adapter I have as it does not have an external lock.

 

The size of the 180mm dome port also creates some strobe placement issues if you are trying close-focus wide angle shots (CFWA) where the subject is tight to the dome.

 

Truthfully I love the compact size of the 4.33" dome for CFWA but was hoping to try some over-under shots with the fisheye AND the bigger glass dome. The 4.33" acrylic dome plus wave action makes over-under very difficult with the fisheye, let alone strobes burning the corners of the images in my local plankton / sediment filled waters...

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam


In Topic: SLR vs. Mirrorless. What is the best camera for macro?

23 July 2015 - 07:46 AM

Hi Rob,

 

If you are still considering the EM5II and want to take my EM5 in Nauticam for a swim come over to Bowen and try some new sites? Lee, if you want to join maybe he can compare both to his current rig, I will admit to some interest in the 7D's capabilities for the deep, dark sponge reefs. A 20 minute ferry ride and you are almost guaranteed nobody else at the dive sites to kick up the bottom...

 

Rob, I have the Nauticam 85-120 port adapter plus extension for my 12-40 lens if you want to check it out, I may be switching to the newer version that is also compatible with the new Olympus 7-14mm

 

The EM5 is my first interchangeable lens camera and I am impressed with what it can do in our local waters...

 

The 60mm macro lens is great, but I find it hunts a lot when conditions are challenging (fresh water mixing as mentioned by Lee) and that distance shots such as fish portraits tend to slightly wash out due to suspended sediment (may also be due to my strobe positioning)

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam


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

10 June 2015 - 01:42 PM

Espen,

 

For my 12-40 lens and 180mm dome port set up there are internal locks that keep the dome port, extension ring, and adapter connected. You need a small screwdriver or pen to manipulate the lever to unlock them.

 

The entire assembly then slides over the 12-40 lens and then is locked into place by the port lock on the side of the Nauticam Housing. From what Mobula say's it will also fit over the 7-14 lens

 

I can try to send images of the locking mechanisms tomorrow. Or maybe someone can locate an image online?

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam


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

27 May 2015 - 09:46 AM

Has anyone heen able to physically fit-test the new 7-14mm in a Nauticam?

 

A quick measure of my adapter port this morning showed a 78mm inside diameter. This was with a tape measure, not a protractor so may not be completely accurate. I am hopful that the adapter / port assembly will fit over the new 7-14mm

 

For those unfamiliar with the 180mm port, extension ring and adapter they have internal locking mechanisms to lock the components together. Basically you put your camera in the housing, attach the lens from the outside, THEN slide the completed port assembly & adapter over the lens. The completed port assembly is locked in place using the mechanism on the side of housing.

 

The million dollar question appears to be is the internal diameter of the M4/3 to SLR adapter ring wide enough to fit over the new Oly 7-14?

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam


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