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Macro with EPM1

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

  1. John Gulliver

    John Gulliver Barracuda

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    In my opinion, you definitley need a strobe, preferably two. Sea & Sea's YS-01 with a fibre-optic cable works fine with the E-PM1. I've also found that you need a decent video light to take good video under water.
     
  2. orenbvip

    orenbvip Manta Ray

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    I have a ys-01 stobe (brand new) i'd sell cheap....
     
  3. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    good stuff
     
  4. jbb

    jbb Photographer

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    I use the 60 mm in the 36161 12-50 port. Do the 60 mm focus gear fit inside of that port and not just the 65 macro port? I don't see anything on Nauticams web site.
     
  5. Foxtrot16

    Foxtrot16 Nassau Grouper

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    The 60mm macro lens will fit inside the 12 - 50 port as I use mine in there. The 60mm and 12 - 50mm lenses are almost identical in size - about 1 - 2mm in difference which isn't much.

    I don't use focus rings for manual focus as I only ever use auto focus.

    If the lens is hunting either pull back slightly or use a focus light.

    Karl
     
  6. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    but where do you put this focus ring?
     
  7. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    It goes on the lens....


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  8. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    Great pictures Karl!

    So it seems to me that if I want to use the 12-50mm to shoot macro I have to use a wet lens as well (like I did when I was using the 14-42mm). The wet lens would probably cost something around US $100 (I looked at the website whose link was posted earlier on but I don't remember the exact price any more right now) so at the end the whole cost would be around US $300. Somebody suggested that I may be ABLE to find this famous 60mm lens for US$400...Uuuhmmm...I think I will do some research and hopefully that will help me to make a final decision.
     
  9. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    The lens was on sale for 399 recently....


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  10. Foxtrot16

    Foxtrot16 Nassau Grouper

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    That is correct - to use the 12 - 50mm you would need to have a wet lens attached as you can't access macro mode (unlike with the Nauticam port) but if you use a good quality wet lens then you will get very good results. Value for money I would recommend these ones - 67mm Wet Macro Lenses - Reef Images Underwater Photo Accessories - Reef Wreck & Critter - I used one for a while and have it as a backup. I now have a Subsea +10 but it is a lot more expensive.

    Try EvilBay for cheap lenses - you never know you might get lucky.

    Karl
     

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