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New waterproof housing for the Panasonic GF1


The japanese company Inon just announced a new waterhousing for the Panasonic GF1. It has a corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy body (diving limit is 75m). You can use the Inon compatible flash (Z-240, D-Series 2000, S-2000, D-series 180, Z-220 series). And all Panasonic lenses are supported. The full kit price (with grip and lights) is $2,200!


  • Panasonic and Olympus need to get more 3rd party accessories/software companies on board for things like battery grips, underwater housing, tethered shooting etc

  • Duarte Bruno

    This way too cool to be used only under water. I wonder if there is tripod slate with a helmet adapter. LOL :):):)

  • Just in time for them to discontinue the camera and replace it with a GF3…

  • Thomas Buechner

    You need to look at the pricing you have quoted for the X2 Inon GF1 housing as shown in your picture .

    What you have is the INON X2-GF1 housing (list of ~$2200 for housing body and one flat port for 20mm lens). Two if the S2000 listing for ~$450 each. A INON Grip Base (probably a D4) for about $100, plus as INON Arm (probably a DIII) for -$100. INON does offer Lens Ports for all the other GF1 lens but they are expensive.
    Here are two links that give you a lot of details on the housing and needed parts.

  • Johnnie

    YES! Spend a $2,200 for an underwater housing and then replace the GF1 two years later with a new GF4 with a different form factor that does not fit into the housing anymore. Great idea to loose some of this worthless money…

  • Jules

    Anyone who goes frequently on scuba diving trips is used to those prices. Scuba diving equipment alone can make it a very expensive hobby.

    And so what if the GF-n won’t fit anymore in this housing? a GF1 will remain capable for quite some time!

  • Yeah, scuba diving is pretty expensive anyway. But there are cheaper underwater photography options than this. I currently have a Canon SD900 point-and-shoot with an underwater housing. Next step is to get a strobe for it. I’m still learning about those.

    However, now that I have a G1 with 5 m4/3 lenses, I’ve been drooling over perhaps getting a GF1 body only (maybe used) and an underwater housing for it. The 10Bar housing is about half the price of the Inon. $1070 for a kit with two lens ports.

    An even cheaper m4/3 option would be an Olympus E-PL1 with the Olympus PT-EP01 Housing. Only $529 at Amazon currently. It has a fixed lens port though, from what I can tell.

    I’d prefer to stick with Panasonic. But still too much money to spend right now. I’ll probably just get a strobe to use with the Canon for now.

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