Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Underwater Photos

Underwater Photography Guide editors Nirupam Nigam and Jenna Szerlag took the first housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III in the water to see what this powerful compact mirrorless camera could do.

The OM-D E-M5 Mark III has great specs and Olympus micro four-thirds cameras have the widest selection of great direct-mount lenses available. So you don't have to rely on an adapter to attach a lens designed for a DSLR camera.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Nirupam Nigam

The E-M5 Mark III is in many ways a smaller and cheaper OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which has been a favorite for underwater shooting. The camera has 5-axis image stabilization, good low light performance, 4K UHD video, and average battery life.

These photos were taken with the Olympus 60mm Macro lens and the Panasonic Lumix G 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens. TTL strobe flash exposure via dual DS160 strobes and DL3 DS Link TTL Converter.

Read Jenna and Nirupam's thoughts on the O-MD E-M5 Mark III on the UWPG website.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Nirupam Nigam

Olympus 60mm Macro with Flat Port # 5516.45 and Extension # 5516.65

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Nirupam Nigam

Panasonic Lumix G 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye with Dome Port # 5516.11

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Nirupam Nigam

Panasonic Lumix G 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye with Dome Port # 5516.11

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Nirupam Nigam

Panasonic Lumix G 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye with Dome Port # 5516.11

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Jenna Szerlag

Olympus 60mm Macro with Flat Port # 5516.45 and Extension # 5516.65

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Jenna Szerlag

Olympus 60mm Macro with Flat Port # 5516.45 and Extension # 5516.65

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Jenna Szerlag

Olympus 60mm Macro with Flat Port # 5516.45 and Extension # 5516.65

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Jenna Szerlag

Olympus 60mm Macro with Flat Port # 5516.45 and Extension # 5516.65

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Jenna Szerlag

Olympus 60mm Macro with Flat Port # 5516.45 and Extension # 5516.65

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Underwater in Ikelite Housing by Nirupam Nigam

All photos Copyright © 2020 Jenna Szerlag and Nirupam Nigam / Underwater Photography Guide

Products Used

Additional Reading

First Look Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Underwater Housing

The Best Mid-Range Camera Underwater by the Specs

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Underwater Housing & Camera Review

Straight vs 45 Degree Magnified Viewfinder for Underwater Shooting

First Look Olympus Tough TG-6 and FCON-T02 Circular Fisheye Lens

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