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C-5000 & PT-019

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by meca, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. mannydib

    mannydib Solo Diver

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    Location: South Florida: what we lack in culture we make up
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    i wrote to www.uwpic.com to ask about the pt-019 housing and got the following reply:



    There are both wide angle and macro lenses available for the PT-019 housing. These are made by a company called Epoque.

    When buying this lenses you have to be aware that they come in two sizes (67mm and 46mm). The PT-019 housing has a 46mm filter thread so this is the size you need.

    For more information visit the following page:

    http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/d_stills/olympus/epok_lens.html
     
  2. Alan Wiggs

    Alan Wiggs Angel Fish

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    Whoa! Slow down here everybody. I have an Olmpus Pt19 housing and it is NOT 67 mm lens port. It is 47 mm - the literature is confusing and I've measured it myself. I'm about to order a 47 mm Epoque wide angle lens from Yuzo in Japan - does anybody have any other recommendations - most of the WA lenses come with alternative lens rings/adaptors in any case.

    Cheers! Wiggsy.
     
  3. Alan Wiggs

    Alan Wiggs Angel Fish

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    Just letting you know it is actually a 46 mm lens thread I now have the camera and have checked - some of the literature reports ptherwise but he PT 19 housing that I habe is definitely 46 mm. I'm about to order an Epoque 46 mm wide angle lens from Yuzo in Japan. Any comments about this lens? I had some excellent results at Bokissa Island Vanuatu - They will appear in "sportdiving" magazine. Great have the option for mild telephoto down to macro without changing lenses! Found Macro very sharp - image quality is excellent. On;y problem was locking focus on blue water pelagics.

    Cheers! Wiggsy.
     
  4. hueyatl1

    hueyatl1 Angel Fish

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    All my UW photos are enhanced w/ Photoshop Elements. BTW, the internal flash will not work in super-macro mode.


     
  5. meca

    meca Angel Fish

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  6. Alan Wiggs

    Alan Wiggs Angel Fish

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    Just about to try out my new Epoque Wide angle lens in Palau. I was wondering whether to cheat a little, and set focus to Manual ...around 4 feet and hope that the amazing depth of field might do the rest. I was thinking this might by-pass the slight focus shutter delay and still yield good results. Has anyone tried that?

    Cheers!
     
  7. Alan Wiggs

    Alan Wiggs Angel Fish

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    I am now the proud owner of an Epoque Wide angle lens for the PT 019 housing/c5000 combination and am very impressed with the quality of the product (though it is bigger and heavier than I had imagined). Question - will my Inon d180 do a fair/good job of covering the lens. SHould I try to add a diffuser or will I need a second strobe to cover the width of the lens?

    Cheers! Alan Wiggs.
     

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