• Store
    • Cathy's Book

      Cathy Church's favorite underwater photos from her journey (up to 2003) from the Caribbean to the South Pacific, from the surface to 150' deep, all gathered into this beautiful coffee table book.

      FREE ON-LINE PHOTO LESSONS!!!

    • Warranty and Returns

       

       Cathy Church store warranty and returns policy IMPORTANT 30 DAY SUPPLEMENTAL WARRANTY INFORMATION

       

       

  • Printing & Digital Servicing
    • Kiosk

      Self-Service Printing and Scanning

       

      Make prints from your digital media - phone, CD, thumb drive or memory card.

       

      Make calendars or holiday cards, add text and borders, crop and adjust.

       

    • Copying Art

      Share and sell your paintings and other art work over and over.

      We can make that happen with our wonderful reproduction and Giclee printing on canvas, watercolor or photo lustre paper. Our prints maintain the look and feel of your original. Or, you can direct us on how you would like it changed. What a great freedom to be able to change an oil painting that has that one little flaw you wished you had fixed. With digital printing, it is easy to make changes.

  • Wedding & Events
    • Cayman Photographers

      Cayman Photographers is part of Cathy Church’s Photo Centre. We have been the photo and video experts in the Cayman Islands since 1972. Let us help you capture your special moments in your own personal way. 

       

    • Cayman Photographers

       

      Cayman Photographers also provides Event Photography, Commercial Photography, Senior Portraits, Beach Portraits, Location Photography, Corporate Photography, Architectural Photography, Baby Bump Portraits, Underwater Photography, Baby and Children's' Photos, Trash the Dress Photography, Trash the Dress Videography, Engagement Photos, Wedding Videography, Event Videos, Press Conference Videography, Commercial Television and Video Production, and Audiovisual Displays throughout Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands. 

       

  • Classes
    • Private Classes

       Our private, one on one affordable classes at Cathy Church's Photo Centre can help you take your photos and video to the next level.

      Whether you want to learn photography or video, the latest photo or video editing software or advanced techniques like studio lighting, we can customize a lesson for you. Our private instructor, Tony Mark will work with you whether you are a beginner or a pro or somewhere in between.

      If you have a pocket compact camera or the latest in DSLR's or even high end video equipment, we can help you get the most from your camera. Tony's personal hands on method will have you learning skills in no time and utilizing new technology to make your photos and videos look amazing.

      If video is your passion, let him teach you some of his tricks that earned him an Emmy in 2006 for film editing. Tony uses a MAC and can teach you such programs as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Aperture, iPhoto and PhotoShop.

      FUN EVENING CLASSES!

      Learning the basics with your compact or SLR camera!

      An intermediate class on becoming a better photographer

       

  • About Cathy
    • Cathy's Awards 

      Cathy has received many honors for her teaching and photography

      from 1971!

       

    • Articles

      Here are some recent articles by Cathy and About Cathy

       

  • Environmental Issues
    • Environmental Issues

       


      Grand Cayman is proposing the construction of a new cruise berthing facility that would totally remove the lovely wreck of the Balboa, one of my long time favorite places for teaching underwater photography. The dredging would also directly impact Soto’s Reef and Eden Rock — annual home to the incredible masses of silversides and tarpon. Silt from the dredging operations would expand for months as far as Sunset House where I teach and dive and could possibly smother and kill it.

       

       

      All of the environmental impact assessment clearly points all of this out, and also details the type of economic improvement for the island.

      We have formed a protest group called SaveCayman.org which points out the fallacy of destroying the very reefs that are the most popular for our cruise ship customers, etc. etc. and the severe economic fallout from so much environmental destruction as well as crowds, traffic, noise, and so on ad infinitum. 

  • About us
    • Location

      Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS 390 South Church Street

    • Employment Opportunities

      We occasionally need to look for a retail assistant or an underwater photo instructor

      Camera sales assistant:

      We are currently fully staffed, but we are always on the lookout ........

      Underwater Photo instructor:

      We have a great team here at the photo centre, and we sometimes need another.......

  • Contact us
    • Contact us

       

      How to Contact Us:

      Cathy Church's Photo Centre and Gallery

      P.O. Box 479, Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS

      390 South Church Street, at the Sunset House Hotel

      EMAIL: click here

      Calling from within Cayman (345)-949-7415

      Calling from the US (607)-330-3504 connects directly with our Cayman office

      Fax from within the Cayman Islands: 345-949-9770

      Business Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun and Public Holidays: closed

       

       

  • Store
    • Cathy's Book

      Cathy Church's favorite underwater photos from her journey (up to 2003) from the Caribbean to the South Pacific, from the surface to 150' deep, all gathered into this beautiful coffee table book.

      FREE ON-LINE PHOTO LESSONS!!!

    • Warranty and Returns

       

       Cathy Church store warranty and returns policy IMPORTANT 30 DAY SUPPLEMENTAL WARRANTY INFORMATION

       

       

  • Printing & Digital Servicing
    • Kiosk

      Self-Service Printing and Scanning

       

      Make prints from your digital media - phone, CD, thumb drive or memory card.

       

      Make calendars or holiday cards, add text and borders, crop and adjust.

       

    • Copying Art

      Share and sell your paintings and other art work over and over.

      We can make that happen with our wonderful reproduction and Giclee printing on canvas, watercolor or photo lustre paper. Our prints maintain the look and feel of your original. Or, you can direct us on how you would like it changed. What a great freedom to be able to change an oil painting that has that one little flaw you wished you had fixed. With digital printing, it is easy to make changes.

  • Wedding & Events
    • Cayman Photographers

      Cayman Photographers is part of Cathy Church’s Photo Centre. We have been the photo and video experts in the Cayman Islands since 1972. Let us help you capture your special moments in your own personal way. 

       

    • Cayman Photographers

       

      Cayman Photographers also provides Event Photography, Commercial Photography, Senior Portraits, Beach Portraits, Location Photography, Corporate Photography, Architectural Photography, Baby Bump Portraits, Underwater Photography, Baby and Children's' Photos, Trash the Dress Photography, Trash the Dress Videography, Engagement Photos, Wedding Videography, Event Videos, Press Conference Videography, Commercial Television and Video Production, and Audiovisual Displays throughout Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands. 

       

  • Classes
    • Private Classes

       Our private, one on one affordable classes at Cathy Church's Photo Centre can help you take your photos and video to the next level.

      Whether you want to learn photography or video, the latest photo or video editing software or advanced techniques like studio lighting, we can customize a lesson for you. Our private instructor, Tony Mark will work with you whether you are a beginner or a pro or somewhere in between.

      If you have a pocket compact camera or the latest in DSLR's or even high end video equipment, we can help you get the most from your camera. Tony's personal hands on method will have you learning skills in no time and utilizing new technology to make your photos and videos look amazing.

      If video is your passion, let him teach you some of his tricks that earned him an Emmy in 2006 for film editing. Tony uses a MAC and can teach you such programs as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Aperture, iPhoto and PhotoShop.

      FUN EVENING CLASSES!

      Learning the basics with your compact or SLR camera!

      An intermediate class on becoming a better photographer

       

  • About Cathy
    • Cathy's Awards 

      Cathy has received many honors for her teaching and photography

      from 1971!

       

    • Articles

      Here are some recent articles by Cathy and About Cathy

       

  • Environmental Issues
    • Environmental Issues

       


      Grand Cayman is proposing the construction of a new cruise berthing facility that would totally remove the lovely wreck of the Balboa, one of my long time favorite places for teaching underwater photography. The dredging would also directly impact Soto’s Reef and Eden Rock — annual home to the incredible masses of silversides and tarpon. Silt from the dredging operations would expand for months as far as Sunset House where I teach and dive and could possibly smother and kill it.

       

       

      All of the environmental impact assessment clearly points all of this out, and also details the type of economic improvement for the island.

      We have formed a protest group called SaveCayman.org which points out the fallacy of destroying the very reefs that are the most popular for our cruise ship customers, etc. etc. and the severe economic fallout from so much environmental destruction as well as crowds, traffic, noise, and so on ad infinitum. 

  • About us
    • Location

      Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS 390 South Church Street

    • Employment Opportunities

      We occasionally need to look for a retail assistant or an underwater photo instructor

      Camera sales assistant:

      We are currently fully staffed, but we are always on the lookout ........

      Underwater Photo instructor:

      We have a great team here at the photo centre, and we sometimes need another.......

  • Contact us
    • Contact us

       

      How to Contact Us:

      Cathy Church's Photo Centre and Gallery

      P.O. Box 479, Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS

      390 South Church Street, at the Sunset House Hotel

      EMAIL: click here

      Calling from within Cayman (345)-949-7415

      Calling from the US (607)-330-3504 connects directly with our Cayman office

      Fax from within the Cayman Islands: 345-949-9770

      Business Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun and Public Holidays: closed

       

       

Choosing a Lens for the Olympus mirrorless cameras

 

• Olympus 7-14mm 2.8 PRO:

Olympus have really raised the bar in terms of super wide angle options for the mirrorless range with this lens. The 7-14mm rectilinear lens is the perfect wide lens for underwater photography, offering a fast 2.8 aperture throughout the focal length and pro grade glass and optics for the very sharpest images.

This lens is a must for underwater videographers, being great in low light and super wide allowing closer proximity to larger subjects for both clarity and improved constant lighting. A Nauticam setup will allow for use of both focus and zoom with this lens with the appropriate gears, for those sort after manual rack focus shots.

At present this lens is only available for mirrorless cameras in Nauticam housings but Olympus will be making port options for their housings soon. Please get in touch to find out port options and prices for your Nauticam housing.  

 

  

• Olympus 8mm PRO fisheye:

Fisheyes have always been popular options for underwater photography due to their 180-degree coverage and unique curved look that works well underwater. This lens is the best yet for mirrorless cameras, with a super fast 1.8 aperture and pro grade glass and optics giving incredibly sharp images. For natural light photography underwater this is unrivalled, even when compared to the very best DSLR lenses. Both Olympus and Nauticam housings support ports for this lens. Please get in touch to find out port options and prices for your housing.

 

 

 

• 14 - 42mm:

The standard 14 - 42 mm lens has a picture acceptance angle 75º to 29º (which is equivalent to a 35mm 28 to 84 mm lens). Using a zoom allows the underwater photographer to adjust the lens from wide (for shooting subjects such as diver) to narrow (for shooting medium sized fish near by. You can focus down to a subject size about three inches across. This 14 - 42mm lens can be used with the E-PL-5 (PT-EP10), the OM-D E-M5 (PT-EP08) and EM5II (PT-EP13) Olympus housings.

 

• 12 - 50 mm

The 12 - 50mm lens is a nice step up from the 14 - 42 mm with angles of coverage from 84 to 24º. It can be used with the OM-D E-M5 and OM-D EM5II in the Olympus (PT-EP08 and PT-EP13) and Nauticam housings, as well as the OM-D E-M1 in the Nauticam housing. This is the 35mm lens equivalent of 24mm to 100mm.

The Auto Focus system built in to this lens is specially designed to improve faster and quieter focusing for both Movie & Still photography. As an electronic zoom it is a great option for video. This lens is also weather proofed just like the OM-D cameras it works with.

 

 

 60 mm

If you are really serious about photographing very tiny subjects, then consider the 60mm macro lens as a sharper alternative to using a close-up diopter. Perfect for fish portraits and has a fast, wide F2.8 aperture for great bokeh!

 

• 9 - 18mm

The wide 9 - 18 mm lens (100º to 62º picture angle) can be used with all of the cameras, but the housing and port requirements vary as follows:

The OMD-EM5II and OMD-EM1II in the Olympus housing works with a slight crop, or with a Zen WA-100 EP port for the best full corner to corner coverage.  

With a Nauticam housing use either a 4" wide angle port or the wide 6" Zen DP170 with mini extension ring 20.

 

 

• Close-up wet lenses for all systems

There are three great wet close-up lenses that can be added or removed underwater...

The Subsee +5 and +10 diopters from Reef Net allow you to photograph the tiniest creatures at 5x and 10x magnification. The Reef Net close up lenses have been re-designed to be stackable and also to add filters such as the ultra violet barrier filter. The greater the magnification, the more difficult they are to use. They can be screwed into 67mm port threads, or can be attached via an adaptor to some ports without threads.

The Nauticam SMC (super macro converter) is the latest wet close-up lens to be added to our range! At the equivalent of +15 magnification it is the sharpest wet lens yet on the market! Used with the Nauticam multiplier, which can also be flipped on or off, its possible to achieve the equivalent of +20 magnification! Now that is small!

 

 • Wide angle wet lenses

The Nauticam Wetmate dome lens - a great, inexpensive, mini glass dome that will increase your cameras field of view by 30%. A great addition for point and shoots such as the TG4.

Olympus' wet PTWC-01 Wide Conversion lens with stunning corner to corner sharpness and a 100 degree field of view is perfect for EPL7 in the PT-EP12 housing, enabling wide angle and macro to be shot in the same dive!  

The WWL-1 is the widest, sharpest wide angle wet lens on the market to date. It is the first wet lens that truly challenges prime fisheye and wide angle zoom lenses with a dome! It's beautifully sharp corner to corner and gives a 130 degree field of view. Pair with the 12-50mm in the Nauticam housings for incredible images! Available as 67mm thread or new bayonet mount fittings for the 12-50mm port.   

 

• Zen Dome Ports for other lenses

There are excellent "Precision" Zen Dome ports made for Olympus housings that can accommodate the new Olympus 8mm F1.8 PRO fisheye lens!

The ultrawide 180º 8mm fisheye lens is a specialized lens that requires more practice to use and is best used with two strobes. If you are more than just a foot or two away from a diver or fish, the Fisheye lenses make these subjects appear way too small in your photos. The fisheye is, however, the lens of choice for shooting large wrecks, wall scenics, caverns, etc.

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All Olympus systems have a full U.S. warranty.