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#1 acroporas

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:21 AM

Olympus announces a housing for their dSLR. If it is priced simialry to name brand P&S housings (compaired to aftermarket housings) I would expect the number of Olympus users on this forum to increase dramatically...

http://www.dpreview...._underwater.asp
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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 07:01 AM

Great to finally see some pix of this machine. Hopefully there will be some available for review soon. Alex

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#3 Jolly

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:17 AM

I hope Olympus won't repeat the flatport item for wideangle once more.

This was not a major problem with the compact digicams because Inon provided a wideangle converter including a dome glass. But now they deal with SLR lenses. That would call for third parties to make dome ports in order to make this system usable at all. I really hope the PPO-E02 will feature a curved glass.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 12:25 PM

What about STROBE!! The FL-36 appears to be a little more powerful than the FL-20, but still not enough.

Anybody heard anything about pricing??

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:01 PM

as far as I know www.mike-dive.de is going to install standard Nikonos bulkheads into the housing as he does for the smaller Olympus cam housings. Same to be expected with the conversion unit (for people prefering TTL).

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#6 Helge Suess

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:23 PM

Hi!

I hope Olympus won't repeat the flatport item for wideangle once more.

I'm afraid they do. The PPO-E02 will house the 14-54 and teh 11-22 as well. There are two possibillities:
1) the port is flat and a pain for both lenses
2) the port is curved but placed exactly wrong for at least one of the lenses. The optimal positions differ by 14mm (14-54 @ 14mm, 11-22 @ 11mm) so there's no chance for a "one fits all" solution.

The UK-Germany housing for the E-300 will be slightly mroe expensive but offer properly placed ports and a Nikonos strobe connector as well. The ports will also be interchangeable with the E-1 housing.
Both UK-Germany housings are currently in production. They are expected to be available for a test in a few weeks.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 03:08 AM

Thanks Helge. Useful but frustrating news. Alex

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:51 AM

What about the possibility that Olympus will provide a 14mm extension ring?

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:30 AM

Full release in English is here:
http://www.digideep....?id=214_0_9_0_C

Full release in German in here:
http://www.digideep....id=215_0_10_0_C

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 11:24 PM

Olympus announces a housing for their dSLR.  If it is priced simialry to name brand P&S housings (compaired to aftermarket housings) I would expect the number of Olympus users on this forum to increase dramatically...


the japanese oly site states a rrp of 150,000 yen for just the housing without ports.
that's double the cost of ikelite's housing. :blink:

really hope it's wrong.

PT-E01 price on the jap website

#11 Helge Suess

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:01 PM

Hi!

What about the possibility that Olympus will provide a 14mm extension ring?

1) they didn't say to do so.
2) if it's a flat port, it's still a pain in the ass. If it's a dome, it'll be ok. At least, if the usable angle of the dome is larger or equal 89° (the max. angle for the 11-22mm). I had a talk with a European sales representative of Olympus/Aqualung. They are searching for somebody to provide other ports than the ones offered by Olympus. I'm not sure if they find a cheap and practical solution.

The UK-Housing comes with a dome for all lenses on request. You may choose from flat ports for the 50mm macro, the 14-45, the 14-54 and domes for the 14-45, 14-54, 11-22, 7-14 lenses.
There'll be a possibility to have either a dedicated dome or port extensions. Dedicated domes are a bit cheaper than a shorter one plus extension but you may use it with a couple of lenses.
The dome window allows a maximum angle of 122°. You may therefore use it for all available Olympus lenses (the 7-14mm has 114° @7mm).

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