Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:21 AM
Canon 5D Ikelite Housing and strobes
15FE | 24/2.8 | 35/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 150/2.8 macro
Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:17 AM
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.
Posted 31 March 2005 - 12:25 PM
Anybody heard anything about pricing??
Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:01 PM
Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:23 PM
I'm afraid they do. The PPO-E02 will house the 14-54 and teh 11-22 as well. There are two possibillities:
I hope Olympus won't repeat the flatport item for wideangle once more.
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.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:51 AM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:30 AM
Full release in German in here:
market overview of the essential equipment for digital uw photography
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.
really hope it's wrong.
PT-E01 price on the jap website
Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:01 PM
1) they didn't say to do so.
What about the possibility that Olympus will provide a 14mm extension ring?
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).