Olympus on Thursday also debuted new underwater housings for its Evolte E-300 digital SLR camera,
Zuiko Digital Specific lenses and FL-36 flash. Rated for use in water up to 180 feet deep, the lens housings are made of die-cast aluminum and glass while the camera housing is made of transparent polycarbonate, with grips and levers made of the same material. An LCD hood on the back of the latter makes the display easier to see and the control buttons are made of stainless steel, nickel-played brass. All of the housings include safety locks. Olympus said that availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.
In addition, the company introduced three new fixed-aperture wide zoom lenses designed for use with its E-System digital SLR cameras: the Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm f2.0, the Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2.0 and the Zuiko Digital ED 90-250mm f2.8. All of them are splash-proof and include special seals in the lenses to keep out moisture and dust. Olympus will ship them in the fourth quarter of 2005, with pricing and specifications to be announced later.