Nauticam Compact Macro Converter CMC-1

Nauticam Compact Macro Converter CMC-1
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Nauticam Underwater Compact Macro Converter CMC-1

The Nauticam Compact Macro Converter CMC-1 is an extremely powerful super macro accessory lens for underwater photography.

 

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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

 

Native Lens

with CMC

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

 

Native

with CMC

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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