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Olympus Digital SLR kits

Olympus Digital SLR kits - Olympus have released six innovative digital SLR kits customised for the needs of specific applications.

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Olympus is pleased to announce the release of six kits tailored to the requirements of photographers working in professional fields. Each features the superior technology and latest imaging innovations of the Olympus E-System. Based on either an E-410 or E-510 D-SLR body, all kits boast Live View for ease of framing and incorporate a new generation 10Mp Live MOS sensor so that image quality, speed and sensitivity are all second to none. Thanks to adherence to the Four Thirds Standard, the six new pro kits offer cross-manufacturer compatibility to safeguard the investment for the future. The following kits are now available:

  • E-410 Underwater Pro Kit
  • E-510 Medical & Macro Pro Kit
  • E-510 Architecture Pro Kit
  • E-510 Travelling Pro Kit
  • E-510 Reportage Pro Kit
  • E-510 Nature Pro Kit

E-410 Underwater Pro Kit

  • Olympus E-410 body
  • Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 (28-84mm)
  • Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro (100mm)
  • FL-36 external flash (GN 36)
  • Underwater cases, ports and bracket: PT-E03 Kit, PFL-E01, PPO-E03, PTBK-E01 and UCLS Longarm Set

Framing has always been one of the most problematic issues for underwater D-SLR photographers. With the E-410, this is not a problem. Thanks to Live View capabilities, subjects can be clearly spotted and framed – even through a diving mask – on the large 6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD. All camera settings can also be displayed on the LCD. The Underwater Pro Kit includes the ultra-compact and ultra-light E-410 body, Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 and Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro lenses, FL-36 external flash, and corresponding underwater cases, ports and bracket (PT-E03 Kit, PFL E01, PPO-E03, PTBK-E01 and UCLS Longarm Set). Underwater photographs from depths of up to 40m are therefore a reality. The kit provides for versatility from wide-angle to mid-telephoto needs (equivalent to 28-100mm on a 35mm camera), and also includes a bright macro lens for dazzling close-ups of marine life. Furthermore, the flash unit perfectly illuminates the colours of a unique world, even in the murky depths.

Recommended price: £2599

E-510 Medical and Macro Pro Kit

Olympus E-510 body
Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro (100mm)
SRF-11 Ring Flash Set with FR-1 Flash Adapter Ring
SBC-1 E-System Bag Compact

Specially created for macro photographers and the documentation needs of medical and dental practitioners, the Medical and Macro Pro Kit includes the E-510 body, Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro lens, SRF-11 Ring Flash Set with FR-1 Flash Adapter Ring, and SBC-1 E-System Bag Compact. The 50mm Macro lens enables stunning close-ups, offering magnification of 1:2 (half life-size), which is equivalent to life size (1:1) in a 35mm film photo. The Ring Flash ensures perfect, homogeneous illumination at close range so that shots of teeth, skin or other subjects are faithfully reproduced – even in low lighting. The large 6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD makes framing easy and eliminates the need to look through the viewfinder. This allows professionals to work comfortably and avoid contorting their body while maintaining direct contact to patients or other subjects without having to hide behind the camera.

Recommended price: £1329

E-510 Architecture Pro Kit

  • Olympus E-510 body
  • Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:4.0 (14-28mm)
  • Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 (28-108mm)
  • FL-50 external flash (GN 50)
  • SBC-1 E-System Bag Compact

No facade is too high and no cloister too wide with this professional choice for architectural photography. The special demands of this photographic genre present a particularly tough challenge. The Architecture Pro Kit is designed to maintain the highest professional standards while meeting these needs. The kit includes the E-510 body, the splashproof Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:4.0 and Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 lenses, FL-50 external flash and SBC 1 E System Bag Compact. With a viewing angle of 114° and a minimum working distance of only 10cm, the Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm is an incredibly versatile tool. Ideal for indoor shooting, its bright 1:4.0 fixed aperture offers architects unparalleled freedom to capture broad perspectives of building models and other subjects. The E-510’s Live View capabilities and multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD allow compositions to be framed easily from low on the ground or above the head – without forcing users to contort their bodies to look through the viewfinder. The Zuiko Digital 14-54mm zoom lens assures greater flexibility in the shooting range. The FL-50 external flash provides pro-level power with a maximum Guide Number of 50. This kit comes with a handy E System Bag to enhance comfort for photographers on the move and to protect the equipment.

Recommended price: £2329


E-510 Travelling Pro Kit

  • Olympus E-510 body
    Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5 (22-44mm)
    Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3 (36-360mm)
    FL-36 external flash (GN 36)
    SBC-1 E-System Bag Compact

Enjoy your trip and make sure unique impressions are preserved forever with a Travelling Pro Kit. The E-510 body and two high-precision zoom lenses provide the flexibility to shoot everything from a wide-angle landscape to close-ups of animals in the wild. This kit is ideal for travellers looking to combine light-weight and ultra-compact versatility with professional quality. The Travelling Pro Kit contains the E-510 body,

Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5 and Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm 1:3.5-6.3 lenses, FL-36 external flash, plus the SBC-1 E System Bag Compact for comfort and protection on the move. Covering an enormous focal range of 11-180mm with just two lenses, photographers enjoy incredible flexibility without the need to travel with a suitcase full of accessories. The FL-36 external flash provides for perfect lighting in just about all conditions. In addition, the E-510’s large multi-angle 6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD and Live View function allow photographers the freedom to keep an eye on their surroundings while framing and shooting so that no photo opportunity is missed.

Recommended price: £1529

E-510 Reportage Pro Kit

  • Olympus E-510 body
  • Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 (28-108mm)
  • FL-50 external flash (GN 50)
  • SBC-1 E-System Bag Compact

Stay on top of fast moving developments and frequent changes in location or conditions with the professional choice for covering news as it unfolds. You never know where the news will take you next, so the Reportage Pro Kit is designed to provide the greatest degree of flexibility for the broadest possible range of contexts. The camera’s 6.4cm HyperCrystal LCD and Live View functionality mean that no perspective is impossible to capture and you will never lose contact with your surroundings while framing. The Reportage Pro Kit includes the E-510 body, Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5, FL-50 external flash and SBC-1 E-System Bag Compact. The bright, splashproof zoom lens allows a range of focal lengths suitable to urban, rural, interior and outdoor contexts, while the FL-50 external flash illuminates history wherever it is happening. A compact E System Bag allows the kit to be quickly and safely packed when it’s time to move on to the next location.

Recommended price: £1199

E-510 Nature Pro Kit

  • Olympus E-510 body
  • Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:4.0 (14-28mm)
  • Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 (28-108mm)
  • Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 (100-400mm)
  • Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro (100mm)
  • EC-14 Teleconverter (1.4x)
  • E-System Bag

To capture the diversity of the environment in all its glory, nature photographers need a camera and accessories that deal with a very wide spectrum of locations and subjects. The Nature Pro Kit is a treasure chest of premium equipment designed to help you shoot everything from a close-up of a spring blossom to a remote desert vista. In addition to the E-510 body, it includes the Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:4.0, Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5, Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5, and Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro lenses. It even includes the Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter EC-14. Together, the components of the Nature Pro Kit cover the whole gamut of focal lengths from 7mm extreme wide-angles to 280mm tele. What’s more, the Macro lens allows for spectacular close-ups. In conjunction with the Live View function of the E-510, users can view a section of the composition magnified up to 10x so that manual focusing can be set with phenomenal precision. Live View also lets photographers keep an eye on their surroundings so they can see their next great shot developing.

(Figures in brackets refer to focal length equivalent on a 35mm camera system)

Recommended price: £3459

 

 

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