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E-PL1 and PT-EP01 Special

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by gstrek, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. epointer

    epointer Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks for the tips.
     
  2. slowhands

    slowhands Divemaster

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    Oops. This was probably an error by Adorama. They now sell the case for $399, the camera for $449 and the combo for $700. I did get a combo at the low price of $399, so they did honor the deal until someone woke up.

    I had wanted a spare housing, because changing the port for a fisheye on the dive boat seemed risky. The port lock on this housing was not designed for easy swapping, as it requires a cross head screwdriver and maybe a strap wrench, and careful cleanliness and lubrication.

    If you are shopping today, the E-PL5 with Oly housing is still a better choice. It costs more, sure (housing $800, camera $600). You get a much better camera and a somewhate better type II lens. Same clumsy port locking system though. I love my E-PL1, but 3 years is a long time in the camera business.
     
  3. antattack

    antattack Divemaster

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    I saw this thread and acted. As a result, I now own the E-PL1 and housing for $399. Its a big step up from my SeaLife Mini II, so thanks for the tip!

    Now I have a new dilemma. I have one of the SeaLife strobes. What I've learned in my short career as an underwater photographer is that in the murky waters of Monterey Bay CA, Two strobes and a focus light are required.

    So, I have an Intova Super Nova, and that has a ball attachment for use as a focus light. Which leaves me with my dilemma.

    Do I buy a matching SeaLife strobe and call my new rig complete OR do I wait until I can save up two grand to buy two really good strobes?

    Thanks for the tip. Adorama is a wonderful vendor. I've purchased camera gear for my wife from them on many occasions. If this was a mistaken offer, they did not hesitate to fulfill the order. If it was a clearance offer, I'm still quite pleased.
     
  4. randini

    randini Marine Scientist

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  5. buton

    buton Barracuda

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    This is still a great deal...
     
  6. ggibson

    ggibson Nassau Grouper

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    I was saving up for an E-M5, but I'm thoroughly tempted to make this my underwater option...
     
  7. randini

    randini Marine Scientist

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    It arrived yesterday at my brother's place in Atlanta (ordered on the 3rd). Turns out the 14-42 is the newer 14-42 II R
     
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  8. ggibson

    ggibson Nassau Grouper

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    Interesting, that's good and bad. The newer model focuses better with slightly better optics, but doesn't have as powerful macro.

    I assume it didn't come with the zoom ring? Did you order that separately?
     
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  9. randini

    randini Marine Scientist

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    Considering I'll also be using the cam to shoot my 9 week old daughter topside I'll take the faster focus over macro and deal with it.

    I asked him, but I haven't heard back from my brother yet regarding the zoom ring. If it's not in there I will get one before having him send it all down to me. BTW that'd have to be the PPZR-EP02 ring for the 9-18 and not the PPZR-EP01 for the original 14-42, right?
     
  10. Lizard Leg

    Lizard Leg Manta Ray

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    Correct on the PPZR-EP02 being the right ring for the MKII lens - and no, it doesn't come with it.
     

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