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Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera

B&H # OLPT050 Mfr # 260592
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof Up to 130'
  • Designed Especially for XZ-1
  • Optical Connection to Underwater Flash
  • Control All Camera Functions
  • Durable Polycarbonate Construction
  • Screw Mount for Lens Attachments
  • Full Kit Including O-Ring, Gel, Grease

The Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera allows you to take your XZ-1 under the waves, all the way down where the water pressure reaches the equivalent of 140' (40 m). All of the compact camera's controls – such as zoom and flash mode – remain accessible, thanks to housing that was designed especially for this camera model.

For generating the necessary supplemental light underwater, the housing features an optical connection for attaching a cable to an underwater strobe, so you can slave your outboard flash (not included) to your internal one. For softening and spreading out the effect of the camera's internal flash, the PT-050 includes an attachable diffuser.

The PT-050 case is constructed of durable polycarbonate, so your XZ-1 will be protected on land as well as underwater. The PT-050 includes everything you need to take the plunge with the XZ-1, including a hand strap, an O-ring, a diffuser, a silica gel pack, silicone grease, an LCD hood, and a lens cap for the housing.

Waterproof up to a water-pressure equivalent of 130' (40 m)
Simple handling, for use above and under water
Housing allows control of all camera functions
Includes detachable LCD hood for LCD monitor
Screw mount for optional converter lenses and filters
Via optical connection, internal flash can be used underwater to trigger compatible slave
Standard 1/4"-20 tripod-mounting thread permits attachment of lighting tray
Transparent back allows you to detect water penetration
Maximum Depth 130' (40 m)
Front Filter Thread Size 67mm
Dimensions 6 x 4.5 x 4.6" (15.4 x 11.6 x 11.9 cm)
Weight Without accessories: 1.06 lbs (485 g)
Under water (with accessories): ~0.8 lb (350 g)
Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera
  • LCD Hood
  • Diffuser
  • Lens Cap
  • O-Ring
  • Silicone Grease
  • Silica Gel Pak
  • Hand Strap
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    OlympusPT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    • Easy to use (5)

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        5.0

        Very pleased

        By New diver

        from Indiana

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera:

            Bought this as my first underwater housing. Found it easy to use even with my limited experience. Would definitely recommend it.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Housing

            By Eroll

            from Israel

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera:

                Vey easy to use. The XZ-1 is a great UW camera.

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                5.0

                Very Pleased With New PT-050 Housing

                By NatureDiver

                from Pender Island, BC, Canada

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera:

                  Had my first dive with this housing and the new XZ-1 camera. Since my strobe is in the shop I used the internal flash and focus lights. The quality of the photos was remarkable. This is certainly an upgrade from my pt-023 housing and C-8080 camera.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  NICE PIECE

                  By NACHO

                  from COZUMEL MEXICO

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater

                    Comments about Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera:

                    BUILD TO THE XZ-1
                    FULL MANUAL OPERATION
                    FIBER OPTIC CONEXION
                    ACCES TO ALL THE FUNTIONS
                    67 MM TO ATTACH A WIDE ANGLE OR MACRO LENSS
                    ONE O'RING

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                    5.0

                    Well designed and engineere

                    By MidnightElf

                    from Melbourne, Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • 67mm screw thread
                    • Can be used with gloves
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Depth Range
                    • Large oversized buttons
                    • Rear screen light shield
                    • Very versatile
                    • Water-tight Seals
                    • Well engineered

                    Cons

                    • None to speak of

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving
                    • Lake
                    • Snorkeling
                    • Swimming Pool

                    Comments about Olympus PT-050 Underwater Housing for XZ-1 Camera:

                    This housing is streets ahead of the Canon equivalent offering for the S95/S90; Panasonic do not make a housing for their LX5 and what you can buy from third parties are far too expensive.

                    I have used the Canon S95/S90 and various other Panasonic Lumix housings for three years now and consider the Olympus PT-050 superior in every respect. The rear buttons are made oversized, bright red with clear icons to distinguish their function which for the other housings are very difficult to see. The shutter release is again oversized and easy to use even with 5mm gloves. The locking mechanism is precise and closes reassuringly with confidence. The front of the casing is black and designed to eliminate any internal reflections due to the flash firing and the stray light that can enter the front lens. The Panasonic Lumix housings suffer from this quite badly where images in bright light show reflections in every image. There is a detachable rubber light shield surrounding the rear OLED screen which makes it that much easier to view and review images.

                    However, by far the best feature is the 67mm lens screw which is the 'standard' for underwater photography for cameras of this class. This allows the attachment of 'wet' filters and lenses whilst underwater making this a much more versatile housing than any of the nearest competition.

                    The housing is positively buoyant so that if you should lose it it will float to the surface. I have already taken it down to 37 metres (115 feet) and it performed flawlessly. There is plenty of room inside for silica gel sachets which are provided with your purchase.

                    I am extremely happy with this purchase and take pride in showing off it's impressive feature list to my dive buddies who are by now green with envy.

                    I have no negative comments to make regarding this housing and can only suggest that Olympus also supply a few weights to help make the camera neutral or negatively buoyant for those that prefer it that way.

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