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Using a +6 macro wet lens with an Oly 12 - 50mm

21 June 2013 - 10:21 PM

I just thought I would put these up in case anyone is remotely interested.


I have the Oly OMD EM-5 in a Nauticam housing with the 65 Port (for the 60mm macro lens).


Also in this port I use the 12 - 50mm lens as well when I want the flexibility to try a bit of wide angle but as everyone who has this setup knows you can not access the macro function of the 12 - 50mm :bo:


Therefore to get macro you have to use an add on macro wet lens / dioptre so today I tried a +6 macro wet lens with my 12 - 50mm lens with the lens set at 50mm to see what the difference would be.


One thing to note with using these type of wet lenses you have very little room to move and the difference between being in focus and out of focus is so small that in any surge you will struggle - anyway, today there was lots of surge and I struggled :angry:  :angry:


I kept the same setting throughout - F13 @1/100 ISO 200 with twin Sea & Sea strobes (snooted) at 2/3 power.   The vis was about 4m and all were shot at the minimum focusing distance.


The wet lens is one that Jeff Mullins sells - http://www.reefwreck...ccessories.html


Comments welcome.




At 50mm




At 50mm with the +6 macro wet lens




At 50mm




At 50mm with the +6 macro wet lens





Cockburn Sound Muck Macros

01 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

A few images taken from my local dive sites in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia where on a good day vis is about 4 - 5m but we often average less than that :cry:  :cry:


All taken with the Olympus OMD EM-5 in a Nauticam Housing with M65 Port with twin Sea & Sea YS 110A strobes - lenses are either the 12 - 50mm or 60mm macro.


Comments welcomed.




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Lionfish (12 - 50mm)












Juvenile Prickly Leatherjacket




Busselton Jetty - Western Australia

02 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

Managed two dives on the Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia and this was my first dives there after the extensive rebuild it underwent over the last couple of years.   Prior to the rebuild it was an iconic dive site in south western Australia.   Unfortunately alot of the growth was destroyed during the rebuild and a lot of the old growth corals, sponges etc are gone; however, new growth is appearing on the new pylons so hopefully the Jetty will return to it's gloriuos past.


All images were taken with the Oly OMD EM-5 in a Nauticam Housing & Macro 65 Port with custom gearing for zooming and for the macro shots a +3 macro wet lens was used with the lens at 50mm.





Western Talma Butterfly fish and a plyon with some old growth on it



Old growth Tolestoro Coral on one of the old pylons left behind



Juvenile Dhufish



Western Australian Chromodoris nudibranch