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

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Hi,

I recently got into underwater photography.

I use a Olympus camera E-PM1 in Olympus Pt-E06L housing with 14-42mm lens.

I looking at changing the port to AOI Acrylic Semi-Dome Port DLP-04P which

can accomodate lenses like 14-42mm, 9-18mm lens and also 60mm Macro lens.

 

Has anyone tried this port on their Olympus housing with different lens combo.

How was the results ? Is it worth a investment for using with wide and macro lenses?

Thanks in advance for your time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello! I haven't used the AOI port. However, I am selling a Zen glass port & Oly 9-18mm lens. I used it twice and also used it with my Oly 60mm macro. Both lenses produced quality images with the port.

 

If you're interested, please shoot me a message

 

Cheers.

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Hi Chris,

Thanks for pointing to the other thread. Lot of info there.

 

As I am just starting in uw photography and budget was a constraint, AOI with half the price tag of ZEN looked

like a good option.

 

My main worries are

1)Image quality when shooting with 9-18mm wide and 60mm macro. Looking for a reasonable quality with low priced port.

2)Working distance while using 60mm macro in the semi-dome port.

I am guessing working distance will be more compared to dedicated Macro port and

also I wont be able to add any macro wet lens later.

 

Did you had any limitation in working with Zen semi-dome port and 60mm macro combo ?

 

 

Hi Kent,

Thanks for the info. I will message you.

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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.

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Thanks Chris. That was very helpful.

Switiching between the wide and macro lenses without switching the port is a great advantage.

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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.

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