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Nauticam Compact Macro Converter 1

SKU: NA-81301
Stock Status: Special Order, Contact Us for ETA
Orders ship out of Blaine, WA

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Compact Macro Converter 1 - Nauticam Wet Macro (Close-Up) Lens. This lens will mount on top of a standard camera lens in order to magnify the subject and allow you to fill the frame with it while maintaining sharp auto focus.

  • 1 x Nauticam Compact Macro Converter
Top Product Features:
  • The Nauticam CMC is the perfect macro lens for compact and mirrorless system. Providing magnification comparable to +15 diopter, this is the strongest macro lens available with uncomparable sharpness and quality.
  • Hundreds of engineering hours utilizing computer software to model a lens that complements an entire system - camera, lens, port, air, and water - as a whole, resulting in optimal performance underwater.
  • Improved Sharpness and Contrast - As the Super Macro Converter is optimized explicitly for using together with a macro lens underwater, images captured exhibit exceptional sharpness compared with conventional magnification lenses. Thanks to the broadband multi-layer anti-reflection coating on each surface of the lenses, images also exhibit higher contrast.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Main Specs:
  • Diopter Value: +15
  • Mount Type: 67mm
  • Land Diopter: UW Only
  • Model: Super Macro

CMC-1 Mounted on Canon G7XII in the Fantasea Housing

CMC-1 Mounted on Canon G7XII in the Fantasea Housing

Optimized for Autofocus

By utilizing a specially developed algorithm in the optimization process, 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.

Avoiding Diffraction

Due to the overall superior optical performance and precision focus of the CMC it is possible to shoot larger apertures with excellent image quality. This avoids reaching the diffraction limit of high resolution sensors, and allows selective focus effects with narrow depth of field in super macro images.

Also Compatible with Nikon AF-S 60mm Macro

While designed with compact cameras in mind, compatibility with larger formats has proven to be possible in some cases. Nikon AF-S 60mm Macro (not compatible with the earlier SMC-1) 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!

Mounting, and Using the CMC

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.

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



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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Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year By Nauticam

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