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Olympus PTMC-01 2X Macro Conversion Lens for the Olympus PT-054, PT-027, PT-018, PT-020 and Other Underwater Housings with a 67mm Threaded Port - Rated up to 131'

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Olympus PTMC-01 2X Macro Conversion Lens for the Olympus PT-054, PT-027, PT-018, PT-020 and Other Underwater Housings with a 67mm Threaded Port - Rated up to 131'
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Olympus PTMC-01 Overview

The Olympus PTMC-01 is a high quality macro conversion lens that works on many of the Olympus housings that have a 67mm thread. It attaches to the front exterior of the housing's lens port. The lens could be used with other Olympus housings with the use of a step-up ring. It has a magnification of 2x.

The PTMC-01 allows you to get close to small subjects. This will improve your underwater photos by increasing contrast and color saturation.

UPC: 050332153813

Olympus PTMC-01 Specs

Item TypeClose-Up Lens
Rear Mounting67 mm
Front ThreadNone
Minimum Focus Distance6.3" / 160.0 mm
Optical Design2 Elements in 1 Groups
Depth Rating130' / 40 m
Dimensions (ø x L)2.76 x 0.71" / 70 x 18 mm
Weight5.08 oz / 144 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.55 x 4.5 x 1.95"

Olympus PTMC-01 Reviews

Very helpful lens

By Lightcatcher
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-18

This lens can focus from a variety of distances, not just super close like a macro only adapter. I leave it on most of the time and only remove it for more distant or larger subjects. Glad I got it.

Very pleased with this lens

By Stuart S.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-06-04

I used this lens on a recent dive trip and it helped me take some very nice photos of fish and other sea life that I have not previously been able to take. I put a filter on it to protect the lens and I discovered that particulate matter would collect in between the lens and the filter. I think this occured during the rinsing process. It is a simple matter to remove the filter at the start of the dive, swoosh out the particulate and replace the filter.

Great Lens

By Awni
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-01

I used it with my Olympus camera, and before I couldn't get a sharp image, with this lens I was able to focus and the images were great.

Perfect all-round.

By boxings
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-10-06

Efficient order system, safe and fast shipping, received goods in perfect order. Lense was great and functioned up to expectations.

An excellent macro lens

By MidnightElf
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-08-08

As with most things made by Olympus I expect the optics to do the job as described and I was not disappointed. Underwater it is easy to screw on, just don't drop it. Ideally it is best to have it already attached when entering the water. If you must attach it underwater I recommend storing it in an old thick sock and in a thigh or waist mounted pouch of some kind. In this way it will be protected from any abrasions and scratches. Given the shallow Depth of Field nature of macro photography be particularly aware of exactly where you place the subject. With a bit of practice you will achieve surprisingly good results and be well rewarded. For the expense it is excellent bang-for-buck. I mated this lens with the PT-050 underwater case for the XZ-1 camera, an awesome combination IMHO.

Great lens! Great pictures!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-08-03

I used the lens with the E-PL2 underwater housing. I took some great shot with it. I used it with the 14-42 lens. Sometimes the focus was a little slow because of the lens but the focusins capacity gave some great macro shots. Also used it with the 9-18 lens. The pictures were better and the focus easier but harder to shot macro since the 9-18 doesn't allow to focus very much on subject. Use of a undertawer flash is a necessity.

Underwater Macro

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-04-04

Unless you can change out the port on your underwater outfit an conversion lens is the way to go. This is a quality product that does the job although inferior to a dedicate underwater macro lens with the proper port.

Excellent Value

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-11-28

I have only had my camera a few months, but a trip south let me know i really wanted a wet mount macro for this new camera set up, it's original Olympus lense fits like a dream, can't wait for feb to go south and try it all out again. B&H has quick service and i saved at least 100 dollars even adding Shipping and duty, I recieved my Pkg. in 3 days, nice quick service, will be ordering again from this company!!! Great Job

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does it fit for others camera housing(except Olympus) with 67mm port ?
Asked by: Andy W.
Yes; If the lens port on your housing has 67mm filter threads, then the above Olympus PTMC-01 2X Macro Conversion Lens would work for your needs. If your port does not have 67mm filter threads, it is also possible to use a standard step-up ring or step-down ring to convert the size to your port. It is rated for use down to 131 feet / 39.93 meters.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


compatible with a PT56 housing?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it is compatible bat you ave to bay the adapter PSUR-03 52 to 67mm
Answered by: Gabriele M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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