In reading the press release for the new 8mm fisheye PRO lens from Olympus, I see this paragraph (emphasis added):
Underwater Lens Port, PPO-EP02
This accessory is 15% smaller, and 30% lighter than the previous Lens Port, PPO-E04, for a more compact and lightweight product. When exchange the lens port on Underwater Case for the E-M1 (PT-EP11) or Underwater Case for the E-M5 (PT-EP08), a compact system with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO even underwater is available.
The hood section can be removed to reduce waves for over-under shots.
(Rear Cover (PRPC-EP02) and Front Cover (PBC-EP02) are bundled)
There are plans for starting a lens port exchanging service on Underwater Case for E-M5 Mark II (PT-EP13), for E-PL7 (PT-EP12), and for E-PL5/E-PL6 (PT-EP10), with the PPO-EP02.
A firmware update that adds the Underwater picture mode to the OM-D E-M1/E-M5 Mark II is planned to be released coincide with the sale of this lens. In addition to the traditional underwater mode, it will be possible to capture vivid underwater shots even in P/A/S modes without bluish tint.
Does anyone understand what the 2nd paragraph actually means? Will there be a way to make this new lens and port compatible with the older Pen housings?
Has anyone tried this combo. My EPL5/E-PT10 is pretty front heavy, especially with a subsee lens hanging off the front. I've made it a bit better by cutting some floor cushioning tile into strips and wrapping it around the port, but it's too compressible. So I thought I'd look into the STiX stuff.
I imagine it will be too big out of the box for my setup, but it looks easy enough to cut down to size to make something low profile that matches the port rather well.