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Olympus releases underwater case and flash brackets

Olympus introduces a set of new accessories for the E-620 digital SLR. The new HLD-5 is a power battery holder that accommodates two BLS-1 lithium-ion batteries. The PT-E06 underwater case features pressure resistance up to a depth of 40 meters. The waterproof mechanism is compatible with either light- or electric signal-controlled flash. The new FL-BK04 Flash Bracket and FL-BKM03 Twin Flash Bracket are designed so that they do not interfere with the dual-axis LCD monitor, to ensure free-angle Live View shooting...

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All about the new Olympus Underwater Case PT-E06
Underwater Case PT-E06

The PT-E06 is an underwater case designed for use with the E-620 and features pressure resistance up to a depth of 40 metres. The waterproof mechanism employs the double O-ring pressurization system to improve hermetic sealing, and is compatible with either light- or electric signal-controlled flash. An easy-to-open/close, easy-to-handle rotary buckle provides improved operability. When combined with an underwater lens port, this case allows a variety of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses to be used in underwater shooting.

Underwater shooting is made easier and more fun by the E-620's two underwater scene modes: the Underwater Macro and Underwater Wide modes, which make colours more vivid and ensure tighter blues.


Flash Bracket FL-BK04

Can be assembled in different combinations, allowing you to mount an external flash on either the left or right side of the camera, enabling vertical flash shooting. The opening angle of the arm can be set in 45-degree increments to adjust the distance between the lens and flash.
When the FL-50R is used, the side of the flash can be securely fixed to assure greater stability.
An external flash can be mounted without interfering with the dual-axis variable LCD monitor. The user can enjoy hassle-free Live View shooting at any angle.
The mounting height can be adjusted in 5 steps for versatile positioning.


Twin Flash Bracket FL-BKM03

As the arm angle and flash position/angle can be freely adjusted, it is possible to enjoy flash shooting using any ZUIKO DIGITAL lens including ultra-wide-angle lenses.
The bracket arm can be folded down for storage or transportation.
Dual-flash macro shooting is possible without interfering with the dual-axis variable LCD monitor, which really comes in handy when macro shooting with free-angle Live View.
When used together with the FL-50R/FL-36R Electronic Flash, this makes possible a wireless remote flash system with dual-flash system without requiring complicated wiring.

Additional information: All about the new Olympus Underwater Case PT-E06
February 24, 2009
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