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Olympus PT-E05 Underwater Housing for Olympus Evolt E-520 Digital Camera

B&H # OLPTE05 Mfr # 260535
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You Pay: $699.00
Product Highlights
  • Rated up to 131'

This Olympus PT-E05 housing is for the Evolt E-520 digital camera. It is a stylish and durable polycarbonate housing for anyone looking to pursue underwater digital photography with the flexibility and quality of an SLR camera. The housing allows you to use your digital camera as you explore your underwater surroundings at depths up to 131' (40 m). The double O-ring main seal along with the secure single buckle closure will keep your camera dry. The Olympus Evolt E-520 allows you to view and compose your images on the LCD screen, this is ideal for working underwater. This housing gives you full control over your camera. The durable controls gives you access to everything the Olympus Evolt E-520 has to offer.

Using an external flash will bring back the natural color that is lost underwater. The housing features a connection for using the Olympus FL-36 flash in its own PFL-E01 underwater housing (not included). This flash allows TTL control when connected to the housing with the sync cord that is included with the PFL-E01 strobe housing. You can also pop up the camera's built-in flash. This allows you to use Olympus or Sea & Sea underwater strobes with a fiber optic cable. The housing features dual fiber optic cable ports. This allows you to securely connect two strobes.

An assortment of interchangeable lens ports (required accessory) allows use of the Zuiko macro, wide angle, and zoom lenses best suited for underwater photography.

Note! Lens Port Not Included

Polycarbonate Construction
Durable and resistant to corrosion, clear view of the camera information and control functions
Camera Functions
Housing accesses all camera functions
Live View
The Olympus Evolt E-520 allows you to view and compose your images on the LCD screen, this is ideal for working underwater
SLR Viewing
The housing features an over sized viewfinder so the photographer can comfortably use the camera's viewfinder even when wearing a dive mask
Keeping Your Camera Safe
The double O-ring main seal along with the secure single buckle closure will keep your camera dry
Lens Port System
An assortment of interchangeable lens ports (required accessory) allows use of Zuiko macro, wide angle, and zoom lenses best suited for underwater photography
TTL Flash
Connection for using the Olympus FL-36 flash in its own PFL-E01 underwater housing (not included) allowing TTL control
Slaved Strobes
Poping up the camera's built-in flash allows you to use Olympus or Sea & Sea strobes with a fiber optic cable. Fiber Optic cables securely plug into the housing's dual fiber optic cable ports
Construction Polycarbonate
Control Type Mechanical
Controls All
Depth Rating 131' (40 m)
Buoyancy Positive, Depending on port
Port Not included, required accessory
Internal Flash Usable Yes
External Strobe Connector Yes, FL-36 in PFL-E01 housing only
Dual fiber optic cable ports for slaved strobes
TTL Compatible Yes, FL-36 in PFL-E01 housing only
Moisture Alarm None
Color Front: Black
Back: Clear
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight (without Camera) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Olympus PT-E05 Underwater Housing for Olympus Evolt E-520 Digital Camera
  • Body Cap
  • Hand Strap
  • Waterproof cap maintenance Adapter
  • 5-Silica Gel Desiccant
  • O-Rings (installed)
  • Silicone Grease
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    PT-E05 Underwater Housing for Olympus Evolt E-520 Digital Camera
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    A good value Housing

    By Bruno Coutinho

    from Recife, PE (Brazil)

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Original from Olympus
    • Price
    • Water-tight Seals
    • Works with E-510

    Cons

    • Limited to 40m depth
    • Too Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Diving
    • Lake
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming Pool

    Comments about PT-E05 Underwater Housing for Olympus Evolt E-520 Digital Camera:

    I've made a good choice when buying this underwater case. My camera is an Evolt E-510 and I was affraid about my decision because it is made for an E-520. Well, the dimensions and buttons of the cameras are the same. There is only one small difference in the mode selector which is quite delicated in the E-520, so I decided to take over the risks and consequences and bought by the internet. Fortunately IT WORKS!
    I don't have too much 'cons' to say about it, except the weight. I think it is a little bit heavy when combined with arms, trays and flashes. The official 40m depth is limitant for some wrecks and technical dives. But certainly it is one of the cheapest housing sistems for DSLR cameras in the world (and original from the manufacturer).

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