Re: Olympus 5060

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Posted by Ross-O on December 13, 2005 at 21:50:04:

In Reply to: Olympus 5060 posted by Chris on December 13, 2005 at 18:18:01:

Hi Chris,

The 5060 seems like a reasonable route. I hate to buy something that is already end-of-lifed by the mfr but the series has such a following and I've has such good luck with the C-3000 that I'm tempted to give it a shot.

Any reason why not to get the Ikelike housing? It's rated for 200ft and only costs $500. http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/oly_5060.html

On the other hand, the Oly housing I have is only rated for 90ft and does pretty well down to 150ft-160ft before the buttons push in. It's never leaked even below 160ft. I presume that the PT-027 would do even better since its rated for 130ft. It's also cheap at about $100!

Elaine - I _LOVE_ your work but I could never do film. I want the instant feedback and instant enjoyment on the nearest monitor, projector, or TV. Plus, I need something to look at and show Phil on those long deco stops :-)


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