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Olympus PT-E02 underwater case for E-330 digital SLR - The new underwater case takes full advantage of the E-330's live-view feature, making it much easier to compose shots underwater.
Olympus Imaging Corporation is pleased to announce the PT-E02 underwater case for the E-330 interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera. The PT-E02 supports professional underwater photography by allowing the photographer to shoot while continually framing shots in the LCD monitor on the back of the camera. It will go on sale in April 2006.
1. This is the world's first system to allow the photographer to frame and shoot in the LCD monitor of AF digital SLR camera, in professional underwater photography to depths of up to 60m.
2. With the PT-E02, a variety of interchangeable-lenses can be mounted using a range of lens ports.
3. The PT-EO2 also supports underwater TTL photography using an external flash unit.
The PT-E02 is an underwater case designed for use with the E-330 camera. It can be combined with lens ports to create a system that supports professional underwater photography using a digital SLR camera and Zuiko Digital lenses. With professional use in mind, Olympus has specified the PT-E02 for use at depths of up to 60 meters. The PT-E02 can be used with the PPO-E01, PPO-E02, PPO-E03 and PPO-04 underwater lens ports (already on sale) for underwater photography using the E-330 digital SLR camera and a variety of Zuiko Digital lenses.
The E-330 is the world's first AF digital SLR camera with a full-time “Live View” LCD monitor on the back for continual framing. No longer is the photographer limited to peering into the camera's optical viewfinder through goggles and the underwater case. With its huge 2.5-inch LCD monitor, the new system combines the convenience of underwater photography using a compact camera, with the rapid response and superb image quality of an SLR camera.The E-330 also features an Underwater Macro Mode and Underwater Wide Mode, which enhance color saturation and heighten blue color tones. When used in combination with Zuiko Digital lenses, such as the Zuiko Digital 35mm (70mm) F3.5 Macro lens (on sale since November 2005) or the Zuiko Digital ED 8mm (16mm) F3.5 Fisheye lens (on sale since January 2006), the E-330 offers a stress-free way to capture vibrantly colorful underwater images.
The PT-E02 is on display at Photo Imaging Expo 2006 at Tokyo Big Sight from March 23rd Thursday to 26th Sunday.
Launch Information: Underwater case PT-E02 for E-330 April 2006
1. First system in the world (*1) to allow the photographer to frame and shoot in the LCD monitor of AF digital SLR camera, in professional underwater photography to depths of up to 60m with an interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera.
The PT-E02 allows the photographer to view the E-330's huge 2.5-inch full-time “Live View” LCD monitor while taking underwater shots. All underwater cases, including the PT-E02, and all underwater lens ports and extension rings are designed to provide reliable support for professional underwater SLR photography at depths of up to 60m.
2. Used in combination with various underwater lens ports for interchangeable-lenses
As shown in the attached system chart, a variety of underwater lens ports can be attached to the PT-E02 to allow underwater photography using Zuiko Digital lenses.
3. Support for underwater TTL photography using an external flash unit
The PT-E02 can be used with an external flash unit (optional extra) for professional underwater TTL flash photography. This combination makes underwater flash photography easy, without the need for troublesome light level adjustments to suit the distance to subject or changes in the underwater environment.