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New 10Bar Housing for E-PL1 - interchangeable Ports!!

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by JackConnick, May 13, 2010.

  1. jhelmuth

    jhelmuth Manta Ray

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    I don't feel a need to have a "pop-up" capability on the PEN... (just me).

    Manual focus would be a niceity

    Hmmm... I don't kow if I agree on the port change - but I'd really have to see in action what I really think. I really much rather have an option to shoot macro using the 42mm side of the 14-42mm lens with a macro adaptor instead (which is very feasible as I still have the original port).
     
  2. Alex Solich

    Alex Solich Angel Fish

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    I am a complete newbie, so just wanted to as is there any dedicated port on the 10bar e-pl1 housing to connect the flash (optical or nikonos type) or I have to attach the optical cable of my SS YS110 flash somehow to the flash window to the housing...
    I just ordered the housing it is not yet here, just wondering.
     
  3. Alex Solich

    Alex Solich Angel Fish

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    Only one more question, I am struggling to find somebody in europe who sells zoom and focusing gear set from 10Bar for 9-18 Zuiko lens. Is it possible to order right from the factory?
     
  4. Alex Solich

    Alex Solich Angel Fish

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    Just thinking, 10bar semi dome port and 14-42 zuiko has limited macro capabilities, i assume. So is it possible to attach a macro screw on lens to the 14-42 and then enclose it in the housing. I mean not using wet lenses but use an ordinary dry macro 58mm screw on lens on the 14-42. Is it possible? as it seems there is a lot of space behind the dome.

    Cheers
     
  5. slowhands

    slowhands Divemaster

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    Close focus distance is 9 inches, .025M. The dome may have a little room for a close-up lens. Vignetting may be a problem at 14 mm. I got a close up set 40.5mm (+1,2,4) and a 40.5 to 52mm step up ring for my better Nikon diopters. I don't have a 10bar housing so I can't verify they will fit.
     
  6. Alex Solich

    Alex Solich Angel Fish

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    Just thinking about flash X-sync speeds.
    So the E-PL1 has a limited sync speed of 1/160, is there any way to exceed this with UW flashes and fiber cable?
    On land I popped my nikon sb600 flash on the oly and had pics without black bands using 1/400 sync speeds. Just wondering if the in house flash adapter is connected to the camera, and the flash is popped up, would it allow speeds which are exceeding 1/160, or do I need to have a TTL cable to hook up my SS YS110, and using higher sync speeds?
     
  7. under water

    under water Solo Diver

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    If you use the Olympus U/W UFL-2 strobes (basically their normal flash in an U/W housing) you can use their proprietary communication through the FO cable to get higher than 1/160 for x-sync. I don't think you can do it any other way. Basically, you need either connection to the hot-shoe (maybe Ike will do this eventually???) or a FO fired strobe that understand their "wireless remote mode". I am really not sure what the 10Bar housing does with the "hot shoe cable" they have.
     
  8. Alex Solich

    Alex Solich Angel Fish

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    Actually the hot shoe cable connects to a nikonos 5 pin connector on the top of the housing.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  9. Byte Me

    Byte Me Divemaster

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    Does anyone have the 10Bar housing yet that can report in on their experience with it. Would they do it again over the Oly / Zen setup? Drawbacks, etc?

    I'm trying to decide between the two right now...
     
  10. Michael Folise

    Michael Folise Nassau Grouper

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    Help please. I have the E-pl1 now and love it. Can I get my Nikonos SB-105 to work with the OLy E-pl1 through the 5 pin cable? Will it fry the electronics in the Strobe or the camera? Will I have any other functionality besided manual flash and manual exposure control? Is a Heinrick Wiecamp (sp?) module available for this housing that would allow me to get TTL control of the SB 105 with this housing?

    Thanks in advance, I know that is a lot of questions.
     

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