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New Nauticam stuff for Micro Four Thirds

30 August 2014 - 06:15 AM

I just noticed Nauticam has updated its port chart for mirrorless housings to include some interesting new items, including:


N85 to N120 47mm Port Adaptor with Knob for M4/3 System


180mm Optical Glass Fisheye Port (for 7-14, 9-18, 12-35 & 12-40 lenses)


A series of extension rings with locks


They now include the Panasonic 12-32 lens in their chart.


(Actually, it may be that the port and extension rings aren't new, but are only new for the mirrorless housings due to the adapter?...I am not sure.)

Need help with Nauticam E-M1 housing problem

18 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

Hi all:


I have just recently gotten an E-M1 housing and also the vacuum system.  Finally got around to setting it up and am encountering a problem (I think).


I can create a vacuum and get the light to go green, but then it stays green (showing vacuum) even if I release pressure through the valve or open the housing. The housing is also easier to open than I would have thought.  It would appear to me that the housing would give me no warning if vacuum was lost prior to or on a dive.


The moisture alarm works fine.


I will contact Reef tomorrow I suppose but thought I would see if anyone had any quick suggestions.  Perhaps I am doing something wrong?



Hey Phil...DP 170

01 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

Just wondering if you have had any opportunity to experiment further with the v.II version of the DP170 port with various lenses and if so what you have found.



A warning to E-M1 users

05 June 2014 - 11:00 AM

I have been following this issue for a few weeks and as I understand it, Olympus has confirmed that even a fairly brief exposure of the EVF eyepiece to direct sun will result in damage to the EVF in the form of one or more colored spots or “blobs” visible within the viewfinder.  It is only correctable by sending the camera in for repair.


It does not show up in images nor is the monitor screen susceptible I guess, but I am of the impression that this is not necessarily limited to just the E-M1.


So you may wish to take precautions when carrying or leaving the EM-1 anyplace where the viewfinder may be exposed to direct sun. 


I have no idea if this issue is mitigated by the use of a housing, but it would seem unlikely.  I don't know whether it is affected by either the camera or the viewfinder being on or off.  I suspect it is not an inexpensive repair.


Here are a couple of links if you want to read more:








Disclaimer:  I am repeating what I have read elsewhere; I have no experience with this issue and have not had any communications with Olympus.  


A question about housing shutter release buttons

25 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

Every housing I have used in the past has had the shutter release operate as push-down lever, traveling vertically.  For those who have used both that type of housing and housings such as the Nauticam housing for the E-M1, with a horizontal shutter release (a trigger style, if you will), I wonder if you could tell me about your preferences and opinions concerning the two different releases?


Thanks for any input.