A month back I finally got around to getting back in the water for some diving. I had just splurged on a large purchase – the Nauticam underwater housing for my Olympus OMD EM5 camera. I just had the kit lens and housing in this instance, and no strobes or lights attached. Some first impressions:
- It is heavy. My previous experiences have been with plastic body housings and this has a very different feel underwater and above. I’ll need to think about adding some floats to achieve neutral buoyancy.
- It is well made. Everything is very well fitted together and machined, no need to worry about anything breaking on it. All buttons are accessible and easy to use.
- I’m going to use the LCD most of the time. The housing has the option of using either the large live view LCD screen or the smaller viewfinder screen. Thus far I find it much easier to use the larger screen with a mask
Next steps I need to get it fitted out with a tray, arm, strobe, and probably a video light of some sort as I have an existing one which can be converted.