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Olympus introduces new stylish E-PL1 cases / accessories

Olympus has launched a line of stylish accessories for the new PEN E-PL1 camera. A genuine Leather Front & Body Case will protect the camera with the lens attached. A set of Leather Body Jackets has been designed to protect the body without hiding its attractive design. Furthermore, two Casual Camera Bags made of high-grade cotton offer a casual way to carry your camera, a new Wrapping Cloth protects camera and lenses from scrapes and scratches, and the PT-EP01 Underwater Case allows your PL1 to take a dive...

PRESS SUMMARY

All about the Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds System cameraCamera Cases, Body Jackets, and Other Accessories

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) is pleased to announce the introduction of a line of casually stylish new accessories for the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds System camera. Sales of the new accessories are scheduled to begin on March 5, 2010.

Main Features

CS-13FBCBLK (Black) / CS-13FBCWRD (Wine Red) Genuine Leather Front & Body Case

The CS-13FBCBLK (Black) CS-13FBCWRD (Wine Red) Genuine Leather Front & Body Case are specifically designed for the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1. Made from genuine leather, they offer an elegant and stylish way to protect the camera body and lens from damage and impact, and are large enough to accommodate an OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 with attached M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm f4.0–5.6, or M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14–42mm f3.5–5.6 lens. Offered in Black and Wine Red, these cases are an easy, fun, and fashionable way for users to carry their OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 camera with them wherever they go.

CS-17BWHT (White) / CS-17BBLK (Black) / CS-17BBRW (Brown) Genuine Leather Body Jacket

The CS-17BWHT (White), CS-17BBLK (Black), and CS-17BBRW (Brown) Genuine Leather Body Jackets are specifically designed for the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1, protecting the body without hiding its attractive design. While offering practical protection against impact damage, their genuine leather construction and quality craftsmanship also make an elegant style statement. Featuring an open-back design that enables use of the LCD monitor for shooting and image viewing, it's the fashionable way to carry an OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 anywhere.
 
CBG-4BEG Casual Camera Bag

The CBG-4BEG Casual Camera Bag offers women a casually stylish way to carry the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1. Made of high-grade cotton sailcloth, it features a detachable inner case to protect the camera and lens. The shoulder strap is detachable, enabling the bag to be carried as a clutch bag if desired.
 
CS-15 Wrapping Cloth

The CS-15 Wrapping Cloth matches the high-quality tone of the OLYMPUS PEN series, providing a convenient and versatile way to camera and lenses from scrapes and scratches. Large enough to completely cover an OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 with attached M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14–42mm f3.5–5.6L, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0–5.6, or M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40–150mm f4.0–5.6 lens, it allows the camera and lens to be carried inside the user's everyday bag or briefcase.


Olympus PT-EP01 Underwater Case

Olympus Imaging Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the PT-EP01 Underwater case for the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds System camera. The new housing enables truly high-quality underwater photography with compact camera ease, and is scheduled to go on sale on March 5, 2010.

Main Features
• The world's first waterproof housing for a Micro Four Thirds System camera; significantly lighter and more compact than conventional SLR camera waterproof housings (weight reduced by 47%* to approximately 1100g).
• Enables high-quality underwater photography with ease by using the Underwater Macro and Underwater Wide scene program modes on the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1.
• Supports the Olympus Wireless Remote Control Flash System using the UFL-2 dedicated underwater flash unit.

The PT-EP01 Water Protector for the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 is the first waterproof housing to be created for a Micro Four Thirds System camera, and offers waterproof integrity to depths of up to 40 meters. Making the most of the inherent Micro Four Thirds System advantage in compact, lightweight design, the PT-EP01 Water Protector is significantly lighter and more compact than conventional SLR camera waterproof housings of the past.

In addition, it allows users to easily enjoy underwater photography by taking advantage of the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1's Underwater Macro and Underwater Wide shooting modes. Optical connectors also allow the use of up to two UFL-2 Underwater Flash units for off-camera illumination.

* in comparison with 2079g, the PT-E06 Water Protector and PPO-E05 Standard Lens Port needed to shoot underwater with a Olympus E-620 digital SLR camera

Additional information: All about the Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds System camera
February 6, 2010
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