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New Oly M4/3 camera + housing coming!

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by nikitich, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. nikitich

    nikitich Nassau Grouper

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    Tommorrow Oly will release new "pro" micro 4/3 camera called E-M5. According to this article 43 Rumors | Blog | (FT5) New (precious) Olympus E-M5 info! it will have UW housing.
    "There is a E-M5 Diving box coming this summer (name PT-E08). It goes 45 Meters under water, and you can use the 14-42mm II, 14-42MM IIR or MZD 9-18mm lens. Yuo can also use MF lenses like the Zuiko ED 8mm f/3.5, the ZD 50mm f/2.0. The (exteranl) Flash that comes with the E-M5 can also be used."
     
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  2. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    interesting
     
  3. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    The new housing reverts back to the DSLR port mount used on the PT-E housing systems.

    Very feature rich camera, 1/250th sync. onboard flash.

    Phil Rudin
     
  4. ggibson

    ggibson Nassau Grouper

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  5. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    On closer inspection this housing looks a lot like the PT-E05 housing for the Olympus E-520 with the O-ring color changed from orange. It has controls on the rear door where you would not find controls on the new E-M5 camera. The LCD screen size looks much to small as well. I think this Flickr image may be a fake.

    Phil Rudin
     
  6. ggibson

    ggibson Nassau Grouper

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    Oop, well I guess we'll know for sure in 6 hours. :)
     
  7. terson

    terson Nassau Grouper

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    Hi Phil,
    I'm assuming that the new 60mm macro lens will be 4/3 and not micro 4/3, therefore I will need an adaptor for my camera AND housing?
    Do you know of any manufacturers who make the adaptor for the Olympus PT-EP03 housing to Olympus PT-E ports?
    Bruce
     
  8. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    According to the hype of the past 48 hours or so tomorrow we will see a new M43 camera and a new M43 60mm macro and 75mm F/1.8 lenses.

    An adapter can be had to mount Olympus DSLR housing (PT-E) ports to m43 (PT-EP) housings. I feel the Zen Underwater ports are a better choice.

    Phil Rudin
     
  9. NWDiverBob

    NWDiverBob Photographer

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    Looking forward to the announcement and learning the specs of this camera and housing.
     
  10. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    Thinking about this one, Bob?
     

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