Nauticam Underwater Compact Macro Converter CMC-1 #81301
The Nauticam Compact Macro Converter CMC-1 is an extremely powerful super macro accessory lens for underwater photography. It is optimized for use with both fixed lens compact and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The CMC provides more magnification than any compact camera tested can achieve on its own, and does so with improved working distance. This combination makes CMC ideal for tiny, skittish subjects.
The Compact Macro Converter is constructed from lenses precision crafted of specially formulated low dispersion optical grade glass, ground to the most demanding standards. This means greater sharpness and contrast on every shot and extraordinary resolution rivaling a macro lens used in air. It has superior light transmission, accurate color and no distortion or vignetting in the most demanding situations. These exceptional optics are assembled in a rugged hard anodized aluminum housing, and nitrogen purged during assembly to eliminate fogging.
The CMC renders superior image quality over the full focusing range of the camera lens. This, combined with the high brightness and contrast of the image, allows the autofocus system of the camera to work well - often better than less powerful close focus lenses. Just as important are the out-of-focus (Bokeh) portions of the image that exhibit the same creamy smooth quality that photographers appreciate when shooting macro in air - all without color fringing common to traditional magnifying lenses.
The Compact Macro Converter ships with the common 67mm threaded lens mount. CMC-1 is has a protruding rear lens element, designed to place the accessory optic as close to the camera lens port as is possible, providing the best overall image quality when used with flip lens adapters. A flush mount adapter ring is used when attaching CMC-1 directly to an underwater housing, and is included with the lens.
The CMC is compatible with a variety of camera systems, but the most impressive increase in magnification comes when paired with the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Micro Four Thirds Systems. This combination achieves a 2:1 reproduction ratio. This translates into an image 8.5mm X 6.3MM, and one of the most powerful macro imaging systems available in the market today.
While designed with compact cameras in mind, compatibility with larger formats has proven to be possible in some cases. Nikon AF-S 60mm Macro provides 1.5 : 1 Reproduction Ratio when with combined CMC-1. Image quality is excellent, even when used with full frame systems. This combination is extremely versatile, covering fish portraits, 1:1 macro, and now 1.5:1 super macro on the same dive!
Details and Specifications
• Depth Rating: 60m
• Weight: .26 kg
• Dimensions: Diameter 70mm x Length 34mm
Recommended Compact Cameras
|Camera||Min Focus Dist.||Image Width (W)||Min Focus Dist. (T)||Image Width (T)||Magnification||Working Distance Increase|
|Sony RX100M2||40 mm||75 mm||65 mm||27 mm||2.8 X||1.6 X|
|Sony RX100M3||40 mm||80 mm||56 mm||35 mm||2.3 X||1.4 X|
|Canon S120||16 mm||48 mm||52 mm||20 mm||2.5 X||3.3 X|
|Canon G16||10 mm||30 mm||59 mm||19 mm||1.6 X||5.9 X|
|Canon G7X||23 mm||68 mm||56 mm||23 mm||3.0 X||2.4 X|
|Panasonic LX7||16 mm||52 mm||52 mm||27 mm||1.9 X||3.3 X|
|Panasonic LX100||16 mm||74 mm||74 mm||32 mm||2.3 X||4.6 X|
Recommended Interchangeable Lens Systems
Micro Four Thirds
|Format Width||Image Width||Working Distance||Image Width||Reproduction Ratio||Working Distance|
|Olympus||M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ power zoom (43mm Macro Mode)||17 mm||34 mm||73 mm||20 mm||0.9 : 1||14 mm|
|Olympus||M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ power zoom (50mm)||17 mm||83 mm||286 mm||21 mm||0.8 : 1||48 mm|
|Olympus||M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens||17 mm||62 mm||197 mm||21 mm||0.8 : 1||41 mm|
|Olympus||M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Ver. II R (42mm)||17 mm||70 mm||211 mm||22 mm||0.8 : 1||41 mm|
|Olympus||M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens||17 mm||17 mm||98 mm||9 mm||2.0 : 1||22 mm|
|Panasonic||Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens||17 mm||17 mm||71 mm||11 mm||1.6 : 1||17 mm|
|Panasonic||Lumix G Micro 4/3 LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. Lens||17 mm||17 mm||71 mm||11 mm||1.6 : 1||17 mm|
|Panasonic||Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (42mm)||17 mm||98 mm||307 mm||24 mm||0.7 : 1||49 mm|
Sony E Mount
|Sony||E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS E-Mount Zoom Lens||24 mm||75 mm||175 mm||27 mm||0.9 : 1||37 mm|
|Sony||E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount Power Zoom Lens||24 mm||92 mm||256 mm||26 mm||0.9 : 1||46 mm|
|Sony||FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Full-frame E-mount Zoom Lens||36 mm||>150 mm||>350 mm||30 mm||1.2 : 1||54 mm|
|Zeiss||Touit 50mm Macro||24 mm||23 mm||54 mm||16 mm||1.5 : 1||10 mm|
Nikon F Mount
|Nikon||Micro-Nikkor AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED||36 mm||36 mm||47 mm||24 mm||1.5 : 1||10 mm|
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