Zen Underwater Adds Support for OMD-D

A new adapter and dome port have just been released for the Olympus brand OM-D housing

 By Travis Ball


OMD Underwater Housing




Starting today, Zen Underwater is making available a new Zen dome port adapter for the Olympus OM-D housing PT-EP08. The new Zen Pa-EP08-EP adapter has a retail price of $100.  This adapter will allow Zen dome ports for the Olympus E-PL1, E-PL2 and E-PL3 housings to work with the new bayonet latch on the OM-D housing.

New Zen dome port for the Panasonic 8mm fisheye lens

Also on offer is the Zen DP-100-EP08 Dome Port - a 100mm glass dome for the Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 88 f/3.5 lens that was specifically designed for the Olympus PT-EP08 OM-D housing.  


More details:

Fort Lauderdale, FL., October 11, 2012 - Zen Underwater announces support options for the Olympus PT-EP-08 underwater housing for the popular Olympus OM-D EM-5 micro-four thirds camera.  A new dome port and port adapter are now available allowing accessory ports to be used that support key lenses for underwater photographers.
In a radical departure from prior Olympus micro-four thirds camera housings, Olympus changed the port mount for the OM-D PT-EP08 housing, implementing a rotating bayonet style latch, and which is not compatible with previous Zen dome ports.
In order to provide Zen dome port customers an upgrade path from older Olympus PT-series housings, Zen Underwater is now offering the PA-EP08-EP Adapter to allow use of the following ports with the PT-EP08 housing:

  • WA-100-EP Pen Dome ($499) for the:
    M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm f/4–f/5.6
    Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f/3.5–f/5.6L
  • WA-100-EP714 Pen Dome ($499) for the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
  • FP-100-EP Flat Port ($399) for the Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 Macro ASPH Mega OIS

The PA-EP08-EP Adapter will be available October 15, 2012. Retail price $100USD.

In addition, Zen Underwater is now offering the DP-100-EP08 Dome Port, a 100mm optically coated glass dome port for the Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 lens, designed specifically for the Olympus OM-D PT-EP08 underwater housing.

The DP-100-EP08 will be available October 15, 2012. Retail Price: $799USD.


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