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Sigma 19mm M4/3 lens UW

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by PhilW, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. PhilW

    PhilW Nassau Grouper

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    I tried out the Sigma 19mm lens on my E-PL5 today. It was behind the Precision fisheye dome, which is just what I happened to have on the camera. Conditions were very ordinary but here are some test shots (the most recent 6):

    Flickr: watsonphil35's Photostream

    Phil
     
  2. Peter Guy

    Peter Guy Divemaster

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    Query -- why would you use a 19mm lens on a M4/3? What would be the benefit? It doesn't seem to be a "real" WA lens at 38 mm effective nor, of course, is it a macro lens. Why would you use this one instead of the kit lens?
     
  3. PhilW

    PhilW Nassau Grouper

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    I'm just not fond of the kit lens so it is good to know this one works. But you're right, W-A & macro lenses have more utility underwater.
     
  4. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    Thanks for sharing pics! I bought this lens too thinking it might make a good scouting lens. It focuses close (min 20cm), very sharp and works in the nauticam 4.33 dome. This lens is way sharper than a kit lens and sells for $199. I havent had a chance to use it yet, just tested it out in the tub.
     
  5. ConchyJoe

    ConchyJoe Regular of the Pub

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    Where are the tub shots???:rofl3:
     
  6. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    I'll post them as soon as I get a chance lol. I know it seems weird but I just wanted to do a quick test to see if the 19mm lens would focus in the dome port. It seems to work in the 45mm flat port as well. Its a little shorter that the 45mm lens though. I compared them to the 8mm fe, 12mm and 45mm at the same distance just to see the difference in fov. By the way all these lenses would work in the dome port. But obviously you would want to use the 45mm in the flat port to get the most out of it.
     
  7. ConchyJoe

    ConchyJoe Regular of the Pub

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    Absolutely teasing.

    I went to the county indoor pool a few years ago with weighted pool toys and worked on lighting/flash position, DOF, and making sure of no leaks. The pool does have an 18 foot well, and it was fun to see just how long I could hold be breath at 50 years old...
     
  8. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    Lol no problem, gotta do what it takes to test the gear. Here are some of the pics. I used full auto mode about six inches from the objects, tried to keep the same position and distance.

    The first pic is 8mm, second 12mm, third and fourth pics are the 19mm in dome port then flat port. Last pic is 45mm in dome port.
    8mm.jpg 12mm.jpg 19mmdp.jpg 19mmfp.jpg 45mmdp.jpg
     
  9. chile7236

    chile7236 Instructor, Scuba

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    interesting. makes me wanna house my e-pm1 after all.
     
  10. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Thank you for the idea. My bathtub is going to be busy. I have to figure out what to use for subjects. I need color.
     

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