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New underwater housing for the Panasonic LX5


If you own the Panasonic LX5 you might be interested to take a look at the new Nauticam underwater housing. It has a depth rating of 75 meters and will sell for $950. You can read the full specs here: It’s a lot more expensive than the Ikelite housing (Click here ot see that item on eBay) which costs $545 only. I am not an expert and I don’t know if the price difference is justified because of better specs.

Olympus XZ-1 user do have an even cheaper alternative: The Olympus PT-050 which is available for around $300 (300 Euro) at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Olympus E-PL1 user can get the Olympus PT-EP01 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
and the E-PL2 user can get the Olympus PT-EP03 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

  • burnardo

    should a dyslexic run a rumors site?

    • Given

      Big deal, the Admin misspelled Housing. OMG!!! And the Admin forget a space. Don’t be a Jerk.

    • admin

      Pardon Burnardo! I woke up 30 mintues ago and I am still walking around like a Zombie :)
      Anyway, why should dyslexic people not have the right to run a blog? Read the “About us” presentation. This is a very unperfect and unprofessional website. Yes I am a noob and I work on this website every time I have 5 minutes between one work and another (my real work is photographer and documentarist). That’s why you see such mispellings or other mistakes (oh and I am a native german-italian speaker…not english). But I put a lot of passion and I do have a lot of fun with that website. Somthing maye other websites have lost with their professional approach…

      • GreyOwl

        admin, if you asked your critics to run this website under the same conditions as you run it (not being a native English speaker, battling with stupid pug-ins and so on) would they do a better job? I doubt it. Fair criticism is one thing, being unfair about your use of English grammar and spelling skills after an eleven hour drive is a bit unfair; after all if you didn’t run the site, who would?

    • Well, you for one shouldn’t be allowed to post comments. :)

    • Nick clark

      should a dickhead post on a rumours site?

  • Ron

    Should, not should…..

  • Burnardo: should an idiot be allowed to read a rumors site?

  • Odranrub og kcuf flesruoy! :-)

    Now…about that waterhousing…..

  • Nick clark

    Anyway, back to the actual news… Looks like a fun piece of kit. Also makes the Oly housings seem like a hell of a bargain :)

    • sderdiarian

      The XZ-1 just keeps looking better and better, $300 to be able to take a camera with its optical quality and low light capabilities along when I go snorkeling is a definite bargain. And how Nauticam can justify a housing ($950) that costs over twice the value of the camera (LX-5 at $399) has me scratching my head.

  • what is it with the clown fish and underwater photography products?

    • Mr. Reeee

      Dreams of Nemo sushi, no doubt. ;-)

      The Nauticam housing is rated to 75 meters, which is made from aircraft aluminum. The Ikelite to 60 meters, made of plastic. That’s a big difference right there.

      The Nauticam appears to be better engineered and has a switch that allows you to change the aspect ratio while it’s in the housing. It’s considerably smaller than the Ikelite, too.

      Nauticam: 156mm x 104mm x 105mm
      Ikelite: 180mm x 130mm x 140mm

  • burnardo

    cool down everyone, it was more like a joke… ;)

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