Nauticam Announces ZEN Port Compatibility for New Olympus PRO Lenses

Following the exciting release of two new PRO lenses by Olympus for their Micro 4/3 systems – the Zuiko 7-14mm and 8mm PRO, Nauticam announces the best port and extension combination for using those lenses on Nauticam and Olympus housings.

Zen Dome for Olympus PRO Lens on Nauticam Housing

For Nauticam N85 housings, the following configurations are recommended with the Zen domes:

* The original DP-100-N85 was a two piece design (DP-100-S3 + PA-N85-S3) which is not compatible with the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 as it will cause slight vignetting.  The DP-100-N85 was redesigned at the beginning of the year and is now one solid piece.  The best way to distinguish between the two is by reading the model on the bottom shade.  If it reads “DP-100” or “DP-100-S3” then it is not compatible.  If it reads “DP-100-N85” then it is compatible.

Zen is not the only option for supporting these lenses on Nauticam housings.

The recommended configuration with Nauticam’s dome ports would be:

Zen Dome for Olympus PRO Lens on Olympus Housing

For Olympus PT-EP housings,  the following configurations are recommended:

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  1. Ruud Stelten May 9, 2017

    Hi Ran,

    Thanks for the update and all the great information on this website. I have a dilemma and was hoping you could provide the answer:
    I am torn between two options for the Olympus m.zuiko 8mm f1.8 fisheye lens in a Nauticam housing:
    – Nauticam 140mm glass fisheye dome port
    – Zen 170mm glass dome port
    I am planning on shooting quite a bit of over-under, so the 170mm port would be better, but I am wondering if I would get the full 180 degree FOV with this dome.
    Also, with the Zen dome, would I need an extension ring with this lens? I can’t find any information about this…
    Thanks for your advice!

  2. Ran Mor
    Ran Mor May 9, 2017

    Hi Ruud!

    Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad we are able to help.

    As for the easy question – no need for a extension with the 170mm Zen dome. It will fit right under the dome itself.

    As for which is better, I’m afraid I haven’t tested it out myself and compared the two. Nauticam mentions that out of their 3 options, the 140mm is the best option. However, for split shots, the 170mm will definitely be valuable.
    I would go for the Zen dome. It’s large enough to help with the split shots and small enough to work well for a fisheye field of view. Not sure if you’ll get a full 180 deg but it will be plenty wide.
    This is the correct Zen dome:

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