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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Compatibility with Olympus E-520/PT-E05

INON INC. confirms product compatibility with Olympus marine case "PT-E05"(*1) for digital SLR camera "E-520"(*1) as below.

--Lens Port Compatibility with "E-520"/"PT-E05"(*1)--
    Following INON lens port is compatible with Olympus "E-520"/"PT-E05". Combined performance and usable Olympus lens/optional parts are basically same as when using Olympus "E-410"/"PT-E03".

    Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye" compatible system

    • Dome Port Olympus

    • --available in the market
    • Dome Port Olympus・ProtectorII Set (*2)

    • --available in the market
    • ProtectorII

    • --available in the market

      (*1) Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON INC. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

      (*2) The Set includes "Protector II" protecting lens surface of Dome Port from accidental damage. The Protector II also helps to suppress flare/ghost in backlit condition and is recommended to use all time.


    Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro" compatible system

    • MRS Olympus 50 Port (without MRS Control Ring) (*3)

    • --available in the market
    • MRS Olympus 50 Port (*4)

    • --available in the market
    • MRS Magnet Ring・Olympus 50 Set (*5)

    • --available in the market

      (*3) Does not have MRS Control Ring which controls focus ring of the lens. Suitable for a user using only "auto focus" or using Olympus focus gear "PPZR-E04" to control focusing by the "zoom dial" on the water-proof protector. Optional "MRS Control Ring (60/100UII/Olympus 50)" is available to upgrade to "MRS Olympus 50 Port".

      (*4)
      INON unique "MRS system" (*6) compatible. The MRS system uses magnetic attraction to rotate lens barrel for manual focusing like as land operation of a camera. Optional "MRS Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set"(attaches on 50mm macro lens) is necessary for manual focusing.

      (*5)
      Installed on 50mm macro lens instead of conventional focus gear for manual focusing by magnetic attraction.

      (*6)
      Patented in Japan (3714742) and the U.S. (5,822,622).


  • Related information
  • [News]
    Port for Olympus E series


--Compatible External Strobe for "E-520"/"PT-E05"(*1) --
    Following optional products are confirmed compatible with "E-520"/"PT-E05". Highly accurate "S-TTL auto" supports the system without any problem by connecting "D-2000"/"Z-240" with INON "Optical D Cable L"(*7). Strobe performance/usable strobe arms are basically same as when using for Olympus "E-410"/"PT-E03".

    • "Optical D Cable L"(*7)
    • --available in the market
    • "Holder II Set"
    • [Set consists of "Holder II" and "Main Base II"]
      --available in the market
    • "Holder II・Grip Set"(*8)
    • [Set consists of "Holder II","Main Base II" and "Grip Bar III Set"(*8)]
      --available in the market

    • Useable external strobe
    • [S-TTL Auto Strobe]
      "D-2000"
      "Z-240"
      "D-2000S"
      "D-2000W"
      "D-2000Wn"

      [External Auto Strobe]
      "D-180"
      "D-180S"

      (*7)
      Olympus "PT-E05" has optical cable connectors for Olympus genuine fiber optics and INON "Optical D Cable L" can be plugged in the connectors by using pre-installed "rubber caps" after some modification.


    [How to attach "Optical D Cable L"]

    1)The pre-installed "rubber cap" has a partial hole.

    2)Puncture the hole through by sharp instrument like a drill (*9). Trim cut edge of the hole by a design knife etc so that there is no remaining rubber pieces.


    3)Put "Optical D Cable L" into the "rubber cap" so that bear end of the cable is projected from the cap at about 4mm/0.16' to securely transmit built-in flash light. Make sure that there is no rubber pieces etc. on the edge of the "Optical D Cable L".

    4)Install the cap with "Optical D Cable L" on "PT-E05" optical connector to use INON "D-2000"/"Z-240" strobe for highly accurate "S-TTL auto" shooting.


    (*8)
    Only compatible with new "Grip Bar III Set" started shipping from [July 12, 2007]. Please see related information for detail.

    (*9)
    Make sure to check "PT-E05" warranty conditions and purchasing method of accessory parts etc. in the instruction manual/warranty certificate of "PT-E05" before you make any modification/installation. Please refer to "Optical D Cable L" user manual for detail.


  • Related information

  • [News]Accessory for Olympus E series
    [News]Renewal of [Grip] related product


--"E-520"/[PT-E05](*1) combination example--
    [Dual strobe, 8mm fish-eye]

  • Olympus "E-520" + Olympus "PT-E05"
  • Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye"
  • "Dome Port Olympus・Protector IISet"
  • Olympus "PPZR-E05"
  • "D-2000"x 2
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"x 2
  • "Optical D Cable L"x 2
  • "Holder II・Grip Set"
  • "Arm M Set Z・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Arm M Set Z"


  • [Dual strobe, 50mm Macro]

  • Olympus "E-520"+ Olympus "PT-E05"
  • Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro"
  • "MRS Olympus 50 Port"・"MRS Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set"
  • "D-2000"x 2
  • -0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"x 2
  • "Optical D Cable L"x 2
  • "Holder II・Grip Set"
  • "Arm SS Set Z・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Arm SS Set Z"
  • "M67 Lens Holder S" + "UCL-165M67"


--"E-520"/"PT-E05"(*1) sample images--


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral (approx.2m/6.6' in length)/approx. 40cm/16"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 +ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Photo data:1/30, F4.0, -1EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL, Scene mode: Underwater-wide 1
    -- Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:School of Indian littleperch /approx. 1m/3.3'
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 +ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/100, F5.6, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL, Manual shooting mode(M)
    -- Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Cherry bass (10cm/3.9" in length) /30cm/12"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/80, F2.0, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL + Manual, Manual shooting mode (M)
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at Ita, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Hairy stingfish (8cm/3" *face width) /30cm/11.8"
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043 UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens UnitD-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/30, F3.5, ±0EV, ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Bitagane", Atami, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Zebra turkeyfish (5cm/2" in length) /30cm/11.8"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/125, F2.8, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: Manual, Manual shooting mode (M)
    -- Photo by:R. Hattori@INON at Ita, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Feather worm (6cm/2.4" in length) /30cm/11.8"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/180, F2.8, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL, Manual shooting mode (M)
    -- Photo by :Ryo. Hattori@INON at Ita, Shizuoka JAPAN


August 6th, 2008
INON Inc.

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