What are the advantages to using the PiratePro housing system with the Olympus E-P1 and Nikonos lenses?
PiratePro is the first company to sell a digital system commercially which allows photographers to take top quality digital underwater photos through lenses optimized to work in water. By using PiratePro housings with the Olympus E-P1 and Nikonos lenses, underwater photographers can take pictures without the distortions caused by dome ports and flat ports. Because any clear interface between air and water will work like an optical element, many ports today will divide red light from blue light like a prism and will curve or distort the focal plane, reducing image quality and clarity, rather like taking a picture from behind a window. Sports photographers don’t take pictures from behind windows, and underwater photographers shouldn’t have to take pictures from behind windows, either.