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The new Olympus MZ ED 7-14 f/2.8 PRO and MZ ED 8mm FE PRO lenses are very popular. They are sharp, fast, well-made and open up new abilities to shoot underwater in low light (see our reviews here and here). There are a number of ways to house these new lenses depending on how you shoot, or what dome ports and parts you might already own.

In general, larger glass dome ports are going to give better results, with less corner distortion and the ability to shoot over & unders, but they be harder to use and pack. They also can be adapted to fit other lenses in the future.

Acrylic ports are lighter, less expensive, but scratch more easily. However, they are usually easy to fix.

Here's a list of some different configurations:

For Nauticam N85 MIL housings (NA-EM5, NA-EM1, NA-EM10, NA-EM5MKII, NA-EPL5, etc) we recommend the following configurations:

For Olympus M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens:
Olympus MZ ED 7-14 f/2.8 PRO Lens

  • Nauticam focus gear 36055
  • Nauticam zoom gear 36054
(option #1 Nauticam Dome)
  • Nauticam 36401 N85 to N120 Port Adapter
  • Nauticam 18809 180mm Dome Port
(option #2 Zen Dome)
  • Nauticam 36204 N85 to N120 Port Adapter
  • Nauticam 21120 Extension Ring 20 with Lock
  • Zen Underwater DP-170-N120

 For Olympus M.Zuiko ED 8mm f/1.8 PRO Lens:
  • Nauticam focus gear 36056
(option #1 - small Nauticam dome)
  • Nauticam 36132 4.33” dome port
  • Nauticam 36620 Mini Extension Ring 20
(option #2 - small Zen dome)
Olympus MZ ED 8mm FE PRO Lens
  • Zen Underwater DP-100-N85 (new version)
  • Nauticam 36630 Mini Extension Ring 30
(option #3 - larger Zen dome)
(option #4 - larger Nauticam dome)
  • Nauticam 36048 N85 Fisheye 140 Dome Port
  • Nauticam 36617 Mini Extension Ring 17

For Olympus PT-EP housings, we recommend the following configurations:
  •  Olympus PPZR-EP05 focus gear V6360480W000
For Olympus M.Zuiko 8mm f/1.8 PRO Lens:

Olympus PPO-EP02 Dome Port
For Olympus PT-EP08 or PT-EP11 housings
Note: Currently there is no way to house the Olympus MZ ED 7-14mm PRO lens in Olympus housings. The port body is too wide.

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