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Putting Your PEN in Place Underwater
PixelLetch - 3/17/2012 9:36 PM
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The Olympus E-PL3 ($699) is a good camera and they’ve made some nice improvements over the E-PL2 this year in terms of speed; particularly AF, as well has now having full 1080i HD video now. The flash is now an external, which means that the housing had to become taller again. There is a nice tilt screen for above water shooting. There are 3 housings that Optical Ocean Sales offers and one alternative. Olympus made sort of a lame new port of the housing in the PT-EP05L this year. The housing is about the same design as previous years with plastic construction rated to 135’. It now has 4 very small LEDs that supposedly would be a focus light for macro, but the lights are completely dim, useless and bulky. The also added a metal screw on ring w/67mm threads which is good for macro. And they raised the price $200 to $799, which is overpriced for what it is. I can’t say I like this housing unless you also buy a Zen dome port ($499) which would give you good wide angle with the kit... This is a summary only. Please see our blog for the full article, photos and much more!