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Isotta Announces Housing for Olympus Tough TG-5
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 19, 2018 @ 09:30 PM (EST)

Remember the TG-5? The waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof compact that shoots insane supermacro using its Microscope mode? And comes in red? Well, it may already be nearly a year old, but it’s still one of the hottest little cameras you can buy for $400. Just about the only thing you can’t do with it is go below 50 feet, it’s out-of-the-box depth rating. Enter the Isotta housing for the TG-5—in matching red, of course.

The new housing takes the TG-5 to new highs (and depths) with a body crafted from anodized aluminum, double O-ring seals, built-in moisture detector, and dual M52 and M67 thread mounts for attaching a variety of wet lenses. And with its depth rating of 330 feet, scuba divers can make full use of the camera’s 20fps continuous shooting and 4K video capabilities. External strobes can be triggered via fiber-optic connections, but there’s even a flash window (with diffuser) so you can add a pop of light using the camera’s on-board flash as well.

The new housing is available now at an MSRP of $720.
 



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PRESS RELEASE

Isotta Underwater Camera Housing for Olympus Tough TG5 with double thread mount M67 & M52

Castelnuovo del Garda (VR), Italia, April 19, 2018 – ISOTECNIC SRL is pleased to announce the launch of its new Underwater Camera Housing for the ultimate Olympus Tough TG5, 100% crafted and Made in Italy, that will capture beautiful photos and fantastic 4K video underwater.

The compact, solid red corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum body Isotta Housing for Olympus Tough TG5 weighs only 830 grams and its dedicated design can accommodate optional lens accessories, thanks to the special front of the lens port that features a double thread mount M67 & M52. 

Compact and durable, this further Isotta quality housing model offers best value because of its versatility, thanks to an ergonomic interface, full accessibility to the enhanced camera controls (levers, knobs, etc) and improved functions providing better handling when in water. The Flash Window comes equipped with built-in diffuser and compatible external strobes can be triggered via fiber optic connection. The back door has a large window anti-scratch glass for a fine camera display and it is entirely detached from the front body to make easier the camera fitting. The housing features the Isotta well-known easy and secure opening/closing of the housing thanks to the lateral helicoid that can be operated using only one hand.

An excellent watertight seal is ensured by double O-rings on every mobile and removable part, such as back housing, buttons, ports, caps and connectors. A red LED alarm for humidity/water inside the housing is powered by a battery replaceable by the user. Working depth is 100 metres.

Different accessories can be fitted by means of an upper sliding tray and double threaded M6 holes and one 1/4W on the bottom.

Available since April 2018, the housing will carry a retail price of 720,00 € Incl. 22% VAT. 

ONE HAND OPEN/CLOSE

It’s very fast to open and close Olympus Tough TG-5, without any efforts by the user thanks to the side helicoid screw and the bottom centered pins; the housing stands with great stability due to sturdy and wide rubber feet located on the bottom.

PORT, CLOSE-UP AND WIDE-ANGLE LENSES

The housing for Olympus Tough TG-5 ends with a tempered glass optic and features a double M67& M52 thread that allow the use of additional wide angle and macro lenses.

LIGHTING

The Olympus Tough TG-5 own strobe lighting is enhanced thanks to a standard diffuser placed in the provided flash window. For better performance with wide angle lenses, one or two external strobes can be connected by optic fiber bushing. 

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Signature red color anodized aluminum body
  • Back housing completely detachable from the front housing
  • Single-hand closing thanks to the side elicoid screw
  • Double thread mount M67 & M52
  • Dual O-Ring seals on all buttons and removable parts
  • Flash Window with built-in diffuser; external strobes can be triggered via fiber optic connection
  • Aluminum buttons and dials with engraved symbols identical to camera controls
  • Wide back display tempered glass
  • Moisture alarm with LED indicator (replaceable battery)
  • Wide, rubber covered feet for solid footing on boat floors or sea floor
  • Two M6 holes and 1/4W positioned on housing bottom side for different accessories
  • Upper sliding tray for additional accessories
  • Depth rated to 100 metres
  • Weight: 830 gr
  • Size: 153,5 L. x 70 P. x 112 A.
     


ABOUT ISOTTA

Isotecnic Srl designs and crafts underwater camera housings and accessories for DSLR, compact, mirrorless and action cameras (GoPro and ZCam) with the signature red brand Isotta. 100% Made in Italy, since 1967 Isotta's family has marketed high-end equipment for underwater video, photography and lighting, starting its own production in 1980 in Castelnuovo del Garda (Verona), Northern Italy.

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Rodos Rodos
Apr 20, 2018 5:13 AM
Rodos Rodos wrote:
very nice
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