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Macro with EPM1

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

  1. EskilJ

    EskilJ Nassau Grouper

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    Just remember that for wet lenses on most m43 Oly houses, you'll need the (surprisingly expensive) M67 converter PMLA-EP01
     
  2. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    Thanks! :)

    ---------- Post added February 18th, 2014 at 10:36 AM ----------

    Thanks!

    Unfortunately I cannot jump on this bargain right now, I have spent my savings on a Stress and Rescue class so I will have to start to save $ again even if I decide to buy the 12-50mm + wet lens! Oh well I will get there eventually!

    ---------- Post added February 18th, 2014 at 10:45 AM ----------

    I have it already so at least I don't have to spend money to buy that piece of plastic! But then If I decide to buy the 60mm lens I guess I won't need the macro lens adaptor anymore.
     
  3. John Gulliver

    John Gulliver Barracuda

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    A much better alternative in my opinion is Jeff Mullins' swing-away macro lens holder Reef Images - Underwater Photo Accessories - Reef Wreck & Critter It lets you take close-up and moderate wide-angle shots and macro during the same dive and is ruggedly built.
     
  4. Foxtrot16

    Foxtrot16 Nassau Grouper

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    Or you can get a custom made one that my mate makes that replaces the front part of the housing (the red ring bit) so that you can screw M67 lenses straight on.

    Karl
     
  5. John Gulliver

    John Gulliver Barracuda

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    Sounds good but does it flip or swing out of the way so that you can choose whether to use it or not for each shot?
     
  6. orenbvip

    orenbvip Manta Ray

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  7. Foxtrot16

    Foxtrot16 Nassau Grouper

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    No it replaces the red exterior ring of the housing and is fixed in place. You then screw the wet lens on or add a flip dioptre to it - will try and get a photo and show you.

    Karl
     
  8. CheddarChick

    CheddarChick Loggerhead Turtle

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    such a great thread, thanks everyone
     
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  9. FlyinV

    FlyinV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I still have this for sale on Ebay

    Subsee 10 Diopter and Reefnet Swing Arm | eBay

    I switched over to the 60mm for my macro work and don't really see me needing the +10 or the swing arm anymore.
    (Plus I am getting ready to move so I have to try to clear out some gear I don't currently use)
     
  10. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    By the stroke of luck, some unexpected extra money showed up out of the blue and I was able to buy the 60mm lens. I found it used on EBay for $399 (I wonder if it was the same that you saw).

    I have been using it for several weeks now and I must say that it is a rather remarkable lens. Now I know what other users meant when they mentioned something like “dancing with the focus mechanism”. On land when the lens struggles to focus for minutes on end I switch to manual but underwater I keep trying and end up shooting a lot of bad pictures hoping to get one right.

    The first image is a close up of a skunk cabbage flower and I am wondering whether the areas that are out of focus are normal or are a sign that the lens has a problem.

    ScubaB_SkunkC_4180967.jpg


    The second image is a close up of a coonstripe shrimp standing on an orange sea cucumber. Would you consider the focus on this image acceptable? (Well I think it could be better)

    ScubaB_CShrimp_4181075.jpg


    I have noticed that when the subject is not frozen still the lens struggles to focus too. Even on land I find it difficult to get sharp pictures of moving subjects despite of the lens that I use.
     

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