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Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera

B&H # OLPT053 Mfr # V6300550U000
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Product Highlights
  • Durable Polycarbonate Construction
  • Depth Rating: 147'
  • Complete Control Over Camera Functions
  • Optical Connector For External Flash
  • Accepts Wide-Angle, Macro Lenses

The Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera lets you take your Olympus TG-1 or TG-2 iHS camera on dives. The case boasts a durable polycarbonate construction to protect it against water pressure below, as well as bumps and knocks above the surface. The housing features an impressive depth rating of 147' (45 m), so feel free to explore deep reaches of the underwater realm with confidence.

Conveniently, the housing enables complete control over camera functions, including zoom and flash mode. There's also an optical connector for adding an optional external underwater flash (not included) to brighten things up and reduce backscatter to enhance image quality. Thanks to the housing's screw mount, you can also attach optional underwater converter lenses (not included) for perfect macro and wide-angle underwater pictures. Take extreme close-ups for extra attention to detail using macro lenses, and zoom in close to your subject while still fitting everything in-frame--cutting down on distortion in the process--with wide-angles.

The housing comes with an O-ring, Silica Gel, Silicone Grease, LCD Hood, Lens Cap, Optical Fiber Cable Adapter and Anti-reflective Ring.

Durable polycarbonate construction to protect it against water pressure below, as well as bumps and knocks above the surface
Impressive depth rating of 147' (45 m) enables you to explore deep reaches of the underwater realm with confidence
Conveniently, the housing enables complete control over camera functions, including zoom and flash mode
Optical connector for adding an optional external underwater flash (not included) to brighten things up and reduce backscatter to enhance image quality
Thanks to the housing's screw mount, you can also attach optional underwater converter lenses (not included) for perfect macro and wide-angle underwater pictures. Take extreme close-ups for extra attention to detail using macro lenses, and zoom in close to your subject while still fitting everything in-frame--cutting down on distortion in the process--with wide-angles
Comes with an O-ring, Silica Gel, Silicone Grease, LCD Hood, Lens Cap, Optical Fiber Cable Adapter and Anti-reflective Ring
Construction Polycarbonate
Depth Rating 147' (45 m)
Controls Full access to camera functions, including zoom and flash mode
External Flash Optical connector for adding an optional external underwater flash (not included)
Lenses Screw mount enables attachment of optional wide-angle and macro converter lenses (not included)
Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera
  • O-Ring
  • Silica Gel
  • Silicone Grease
  • LCD Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Optical Fiber Cable Adapter
  • Anti-Reflective Ring
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    OlympusPT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Video (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Housing

      By Mike

      from Sydney aust

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Seals Easily
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underwater Photography
        • Waterproofing Cameras

        Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

        Larger than expected but well made , only one strobe port so you may need adapter to run two , works perfect with ys-d1 ....happy!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        PT-053 - Perfect for Olympus TG-1 & 2

        By PhotoTex

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Loaded Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Seals Easily
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Underwater Photography
          • Waterproofing Cameras

          Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

          Got the PT-053 from B&H the week before last and just got back from a dive trip to Roatan, Honduras. Took my Olympus TG-2 inside the PT-053 to 110 feet and all points in between. Was able to take excellent photos and video all week. The O-ring is in perfect condition and everything worked flawlessly. People with DSLR's and housings ($$$$$$$$$$) at the same dive shop were very impressed with the results I was able to obtain with this system that costs less than 1/20 of most of theirs.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good depth!

          By Costa

          from Constanta, Romania

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Screen Not So Bright
          • Stereo Mic's Location

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

          Good housing with an extra safety depth for all recreational levels. Plus, the TG2 has its own -15m depth so in any case of leaking water, you are on the good side!
          Good flash difuser and screen protection. Easy access buttons.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Very Nice Housing

          By ScubaSnapShot

          from Florida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Macro Issues In Case

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

          Very easy to use. Just used so far in shallow water and it has been fantastic. Worked in every mode but had some issues with the macro modes. It could be the glass confusing the focus but not a huge deal since my other images were perfect. HDMI movies where excellent quality. Just like others have said you can hear the focus on the audio but not an issue with me since I could care less about hearing sand move around underwater. I just want to see the corals and fish. Can't wait to take this to 80-90 feet and see what it does with lack of color from the sunlight!! Great quality too. Easy to use, looks like it will last a long time.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          TG-1 UW housing

          By Brownie

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

          Nice housing, but a bit bigger than I expected.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 6
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible quality!!

          By Kelp Diver

          from Isla Vista, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Build
          • Easy to Use
          • Sleek Design
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Underwaterdiving
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

            This is an excellent product! I have taken it on ~25 dives so far and haven't had a single issue. The flash diffuser works quite well on its own so I have not had to get an external flash. I really like how much control I have using the focus/shutter bar to take each shot. Before purchasing, I did not realize that the camera had certain features that could only be used with this case. There is focus lock (used by pressing the OK button when in the case) that is very useful for macro shots in surge. Also, the manometer (for depth) is activated when in the case, a great feature!

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Get out and dive!

            By Mikedownunder

            from Townsville, Queensland, Australia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scuba diving

              Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

              I have tried a few underwater cameras and this is the best value for money system yet. Easily accessible controls make for a great underwater photo experiance.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              nice housing unit

              By SCK12

              from NY, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Can't use addit'l lenses

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Underwater

              Comments about Olympus PT-053 Underwater Housing For TG-1 / TG-2 iHS Camera:

              Used once so far, worked great

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 6
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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