Underwater Housing For Olympus Camera

Olympus has designed a waterproof housing for its latest micro four thirds system camera.

Olympus has launched the PT-EP01 underwater housing for its new Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds System camera.

Claimed to be the world’s first underwater housing for a Micro Four Thirds System camera, the PT-EP01 underwater housing maximises the compactness and weight minimisation design advantages that are inherent to the Micro Four Thirds System camera standard. Compact in size, it measures 179mm x 156mm x 166mm (W x H x D) and weighs 1.1kg.

The PT-EP01 housing features a fixed lens port and can accommodate an Olympus
PEN E-PL1 camera fitted with an M.Zuiko Digital Ed 14–42mm f3.5–5.6L or the forthcoming M.Zuiko Digital Ed 9–18mm f4.0–5.6 lens. The lens port assures uncompromising image quality by using multi-coated glass to suppress internal reflection.

Shots can be framed or composed using the camera’s rear LCD screen, but the design of the PT-EP01 accommodates the use of the PEN E-PL1’s optional VF-2 Live Viewfinder accessory, giving you the flexibility to choose the compositional method you prefer for underwater photography.

Enables high-quality underwater photography by using the underwater macro and underwater wide scene program modes on the Olympus PEN E-PL1.

The PT-EP01 underwater housing allows you to take advantage of the Olympus PEN E-PL1 camera’s underwater macro and underwater wide shooting modes that reproduce colours that are clear and vivid when shooting underwater.

It also supports the use of the Olympus Wireless Remote Control Flash System with the Olympus UFL-2 dedicated underwater flash unit.

The design of the PT-EP01 housing supports the use of the Olympus Wireless Remote Control Flash System, enabling the Olympus PEN E-PL1’s built-in flash to be used as the command unit for advanced multi-flash set-ups underwater.

Optical connectors are provided for the use of up to two Olympus UFL-2 dedicated underwater flash units, permitting full control of flash modes and brightness/compensation settings via the camera’s LCD monitor for underwater flash photography.