Just received the new Olympus 8mm 1.8F FE. The lense (which is 28 mm longer that the Panasonic 8mm 3.5 F) seems to fit nicely in my PEN PT EP10 housing with a Zen 25 mm extension ring and the 4 inch dome (EPL5 inside). The position in the dome looks about the same as with the Pana. Without the extension I use the Panasonic 8mm 3.5 F like I did before. Sofar the topside pictures taken with these two set ups (Oly with extension and Pana without) look not so much different.Nice and crisp.
albert kokMember Since 02 Sep 2006
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I am from Holland and started making UW pictures in the early 70ties, using a self-built perspex housing with a Pentax camera inside, and a perspex housed flash. And...it worked! Then I bought the fabulous Rolleimarin with the Rolleiflex 3.5. f, which became my good companion for many years. This camera was ideal for close-up shots, in particular fish portraits. Later I switched to a Hugy systeem (Hugymarin) with a Mamya 645 that allowed me to use wide-angle Secor lenses. Finally I ended up with the digital stuff: NikonD80/D90/D7000/D7100/D7200 in Ikelite housings, using mostly the Tokina fish eye10-17 fish eye. Recently, I bought the Olympus EPL5 with a Panasonic 8 mm fish eye in an Olympus housing as a back up for my Nikon/Ikelite system.
Favourite diving spots: the 'Isles d'Or' in the French Mediterranean, the Red Sea, Borneo, and the Bahama's.
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Nikon D7200 with Tokina 10-17mm, Olympus EPL5 with Panasonic 8mm
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ikelite D 125