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Macro with EPM1

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by Gdog, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Gdog

    Gdog Manta Ray

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    Hey guys, newbie question here. Just got the EPM1, with oly housing, and kit 14-42 lens. What would be a good lens for macro? I appreciate any input.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    You can buy a 60mm lens however good results can be obtained with a close up lens such as Inon UCL165 M67 or Dyron Double Diopter M67 this will reduce your minimum focussing distance and result in higher magnification

    I believe you can also add a wet wide angle lens to your housing keeping the stock lens, one of the plus of your set up
     
  3. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    I used the Dyron +7 with the E pl2 and it worked well.
     
  4. mscott556

    mscott556 Solo Diver

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    Olympus 60mm :D

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    It's great and uses the stock port.
     
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  5. Gdog

    Gdog Manta Ray

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    So let me make sure I have this; the 60mm lens fits inside the stock port on the ep-pto6? And as far as the diopters, do they attach to the 14-42 lens behind the port?
     
  6. mscott556

    mscott556 Solo Diver

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    Yes, that's what I have (PT-EP06, no lights). Can't say if the port w/lights built in is the same or not.
     
  7. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    No. You need the macro adapter the sits on the stock port. The adapter has 67mm threads and a lanyard. You just slap it on and pull it off as needed.
     
  8. Gdog

    Gdog Manta Ray

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    Ok Thanks guys. I appreciate your help.
     
  9. Audsred

    Audsred Photographer

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    the Subsee +5 (wet lens) works well with the kit lens too
     
  10. Foxtrot16

    Foxtrot16 Nassau Grouper

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    Been awhile since I was on this forum so I thought I would drop in.

    Anyway I have an Oly OMD EM-5 in the Nauticam housing with the 65 port which is made for the 60mm macro but at times I like to use the 12 - 50mm in this port; however, you can not access the macro function of this lens so you need to use wet lenses / dioptres much the same with the 14 - 42mm if you want to shoot macro images.

    Here are a couple of images to show you the difference between no wet lens / dioptre and having one. Both images were shot at the minimum focusing distance and had the same settings of F13 @ 1/100 ISO 200 and twin Sea & Sea YS 110A strobes (snooted) at 2/3 power.

    At 50mm

    Ammo+Jetty+13-06-22++-+04.jpg

    At 50mm with the +6 macro wet lens attached

    Ammo+Jetty+13-06-22++-+03.jpg

    The wet lens / dioptre allows you to focus closer and the higher the number the stronger it is - basically they are just big magnifying glasses that sit on the front of your housings and essentially they allow you to move closer to the subject.

    To use them though, you need to understand that the camera is actually taking a photo of the virtual image created on the glass of the lens - so you need to get that in focus first (i.e. the image in the glass needs to be sharp) before you focus the camera.

    This is easy to do all you do is move you camera in close until the image in the LCD screen becomes sharp (or move it back a bit) and when it is then you focus the camera.

    Hope this helps.

    Karl
     
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