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Lens and/or port recommendations m 4/3?

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I'm getting the Nauticam enclosure for my E-M1 and I'll also want to get some appropriate lens ports for the lenses I have. I'm definitely going to get the lens port and gear for the 12-50mm, but I'm wondering what else would be good to get. The lenses I have that I use underwater now are the 14-42mm, 9-18mm wide, and 60mm macro. I was thinking of getting the Panasonic 8mm fisheye. Any other lenses that may be good to use underwater?

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The 12-50mm port will also take care of the macro lens or you could get the macro port which will also take the 12-50. The latter is a lot less money but you can't use the special macro mode. There have been a bunch of recent posts on wide angle prime and zoom lenses and their best ports. Just look for Phil Rudin and you should find all you need and then some.

 

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I have used the 9-18 behind a ZEN170II port and the results look good. I also have used the 8mm FE because I thought its a must have but a prime FE is quite a special lens, the 9-18 seems much more flexible IMO, even if the 8mm FE might be better optically.

The 12-40 behind that ZEN Dome also works very good.

Why not start with your 12-50 and the 9-18 and then see how it works for you. Maybe thats all you need/want.

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Which Zen port are you referring to so I can add it to my list? I did a search for what you posted, but didn't get anything.

 

I have some money to burn so I'm looking at getting everything together.

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So I ended up getting the enclosure with the offset valve, the 12-50 lens port kit, the diopter flip, and the DP170 dome port. I'm holding on on the getting the fisheye lens and port for now. I've been shooting with an E-PL3 for about 4 years now, and I can't wait to get the E-M1 in the water. I'm also thinking of getting a used E-M5 and the Nauticam housing, or even just cheap Meikon housing for a backup when traveling.

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I have the 12-50mm, 60mm macro and 9-18mm wide and only one port: The 4" semidome which fits all of them.

With a couple of 3D printed zoomgears (I bought the "austrian gear") and the diopter flipholder, you are all set to go (optionally add a +2 dry diopter to the 9-18mm for added corner sharpness). It works like a charm and I don't miss the macro-mode on the 12-50mm at all. Having only one port for these 3 lenses saves money and more importantly: Travel weight.

 

There is a discussion about this setup elsewhere in these forum which convinced me to go for this.

 

PS. Why would you want to use the 14-42mm if you have the 12-50mm?

 

EDIT: Ah sorry - I realised too late, that you already bought a setup.

Edited by Baron Jensen

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