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chris_l

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In Topic: Olympus Pt-E06L With AOI Acrylic Semi-Dome Port DLP-04P

01 July 2016 - 06:59 PM

I would check with Kent.

you might get best of both worlds, nice glass port for less money.

 

I bought my Zen used from someone and it's still like new, 5 years later.


In Topic: Olympus Pt-E06L With AOI Acrylic Semi-Dome Port DLP-04P

30 June 2016 - 06:26 AM

For half the price, I'd probably go with the AOI.  

I never was able to find exact specs for comparison, but I think they are essentially the same.

 

No, you won't be able to add a diopter, but with the 60mm, you really don't need it.  That's 120mm effective.  It's a very zoomed it narrow view.  In fact, I have to back off many times to get what I want in the frame.

 

I'm really a huge advocate of this port with the 9-18 & 60.  So much versatility with just a lens change and leave the port alone.

I got the port for the 8mm specifically to shoot whale sharks.  I've enjoyed it and used it for other things also like over & under shots.

But the last dive trip I took, I used the 9-18, 60 combo 90% of the time.


In Topic: Olympus Pt-E06L With AOI Acrylic Semi-Dome Port DLP-04P

29 June 2016 - 09:25 AM

did you see this thread:

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=57671


In Topic: Any comments or experience with AOI Ports?

29 June 2016 - 09:24 AM

Hanzz, 

just saw your question.

I have the acrylic and it works fine for me.


In Topic: Are people leaving micro four thirds?

28 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

You can use an olympus housing with a glass dome or port.

It came off to me that you were implying that using the oly housings and the ports available are optically inferior to the aluminum housings.

I don't think that's the case.  Now, those housing have other advantages especially over the PEN housings.

 

I can't comment on the Meikon housing, but I would suggest that the oly housing solution is closer to the aluminum ones in quality than it is to Meikon.