Ikelite has announced the release of a housing for the Olympus XZ-1 compact camera which features built-in electronic TTL flash control. A conversion circuit allows two-way communication between the camera and strobe and Ikelite claims that this provides accurate automatic exposure control, a faster recycling time and longer camera battery life as compared to that of fiber optic TTL systems. Currently, the circuit will only work with Ikelite branded strobes. In addition the housing features access to all camera controls except the Flash Open Switch.
The Ikelite housing for the XZ-1 is available now at a suggested retail price of $550.