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Olympus PPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear for 14-42mm Lens in PT-EP01 Housing

You Pay: $44.99

The Olympus PPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear is used to zoom the Zuiko 14-42mm lens when used in the PT-EP01 housing. The housing is for the Olympus E-PL1 digital camera.

Olympus PPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear for 14-42mm Lens in PT-EP01 Housing
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    OlympusPPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear for 14-42mm Lens in PT-EP01 Housing
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (3)
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      5.0

      Fits and works perfect.

      By kfa

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Extra cost

      Best Uses

      • Pictures during rainstorm

      Comments about Olympus PPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear for 14-42mm Lens in PT-EP01 Housing:

      Works just as it should.

      I found an underwater housing (PT-EP01) while traveling and even though I didn't think I needed such a thing - it was too good a deal and exactly fit the E-PL1, VF-2, and 14-42mm I had in my bag. So when I got home I surfed B&H for the needed accessories, this was one of them (along with a UFL-1, fiber optic sync, and PTSA-02 arm). With the gear installed you can do everything with your E-PL1 kit lens that you can do with no housing and that seemed like a good thing. You should check to make certain that the gear doesn't rub against the camera, since it is friction fit, there is some latitude in where exactly it sits on the lens. I guess if I were going diving I would try it out fully before I got wet. I have not gone underwater with the camera and might never do so. I want to take pictures in the rain and snow without worrying about my Pen. If you have a housing, you clearly should get the PPZR-EP01 gear (should you use either the 14-42mm lens or the 9-18mm - which has its own version of the gear - the EP02). I'm going to leave the gear on a spare lens, since pulling it on and of isn't really something I want to do with my lenses on a regular basis - which is a good excuse to buy one of the new quiet 14-42mm lenses.

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      4.0

      Expensive but necessary

      By coralcop

      from Gulfport, MS

      About Me Casual Photographer

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Olympus PPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear for 14-42mm Lens in PT-EP01 Housing:

        This fits nicely and works well, but it is too expensive for what it is.

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        5.0

        Works as expected

        By allenAphotographer

        from castle rock, co

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Snug fit
        • Solid construction

        Cons

        • Price per addon

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Olympus PPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear for 14-42mm Lens in PT-EP01 Housing:

        bought this for my 14-42mm olympus lens, in the underwater housing for the pen epl1. No complaints other than i had to buy more parts and accessories[...]

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        4.0

        It works!

        By Max Navy seal

        from Milledgeville,GA

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        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

        • Not Versatile

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • Snorkeling

        Comments about Olympus PPZR-EP01 Zoom Gear for 14-42mm Lens in PT-EP01 Housing:

        The gear works,but the outside button on the housing is in an hard place to manipulate to zoom.It is indispensable to be able to zoom in or out with the camera inside the housing.If you are going to buy the housing,you will need this gear.

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