Nauticam Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Housing
The latest OM-D from Olympus brings great updates for the enthusiast videographer, a first for Olympus, with improved options for different frame rates. Other great improvements and new features are more beneficial for the topside photographer, but the improved electronic viewfinder and beefed up features make this a great upgrade from the original OM-D E-M5.
The Nauticam housing continues in their style of excellence with high quality aluminum machining and excellently designed ergonomics.
Best lenses for the Nauticam OM-D E-M5 Mark II Housing:
- Panasonic 8mm fisheye lens (widest option, best price), behind a 4-inch dome
- Panasonic 7-14mm F4 lens, behind a 6-inch dome
- Best for overall wide angle, sharks, pelagics, large subjects and over / under shots
- Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 lens cost more, and needs an additional port adapter, but is one stop brighter and has exceptional image quality
- Olympus 9-18mm lens, behind a small semi-dome port
- Less expensive than the Pan 7-14, great for wide angle, large pelagics
- For video - Panasonic 7-14mm, Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 or Panasonic 12-35mm lens
- Mid-range - Olympus 12-40mm or Olympus 12-50mm lenses
- Use Nauticam's specialized zoom gear with the 12-50mm for a multipurpose zoom + macro lens.
- Macro - Olympus 60mm macro lens, (our choice), or Panasonic 45mm macro lens
For example photos, read our guide to the best micro-four thirds lenses for underwater photography. Call the Bluewater Photo staff for detailed questions about which lenses are best for you
Nauticam OM-D E-M5 Mark II Port Recommendations:
- Wide-angle lenses will use a dome port, such as the Semi Dome for the Olympus 9-18mm or larger 6" dome for the Panasonic 7-14mm
- Mid-range and macro lenses will use a flat port, although the Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 lens must be used behind a larger 7-inch dome port.
- Zen also has a new glass 7-inch dome which is great for over/under shots (split shots) with the 7-14mm , 9-18mm lens, Olympus 12-40mm or Panasonic 12-35mm lens
Useful Accessories for the Nauticam NA-EM5 II Housing:
Round out your Nauticam OM-D E-M5 Mark II set up with these useful accessories.
- M16 Vacuum Bulkhead
- LCD Window for External Viewfinder
- 45 Degree or 180 Degree External Viewfinder
- Compact Macro Converter (best diopter for use with Olympus 60mm Macro)
- Nauticam Flip Diopter Holder
- Nauticam Wet Wide Lens WWL-1 130°
- Nauticam Mini Flash Trigger for Olympus
- Nauticam Flip Diopter Holder for M67 Macro Port
- Nauticam Double Flip Diopter Holder for M67 Macro Port
- Nauticam Housing O-Ring
- N85 Port O-Ring
Olympus Underwater Settings
Read our comprehensive Olympus underwater settings guide.
Nauticam NA-EM5II Underwater Housing:
The Nauticam E-M5 Mark II housing is well built, ready to tackle thousands of hours of underwater abuse. Made from solid aircraft aluminum, the housing can reach depths of 100 meters. The effortless (but very secure) single rotating housing latch opens the housing back. The camera drops in easily, with no controls needing to be preset. The rear mounted housing o-ring makes maintenance quite simple. Dual fiber optic sync ports are included and take advantage of the Olympus accessory flash. To make the most of the E-M5’s excellent electronic view finder, Nauticam has made an optional rear acrylic display window that includes a mount for installation of Nauticam’s 45º and 180º magnified view finders, providing the ultimate in composition and focus ability. Handle brackets are included with the housing, providing a solid attachment when using Nauticam Flexitray (#71207) and Easitray (#71206) with heavy flash or vieo systems. Multiple lanyard attachment points are included in the brackets
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