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TommyB
07-18-2007, 09:28
Hi,
Anyone know if they make a UW housing for an
Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom.

If they do, what would you recommend. I'll google it here in a sec, but was curious too see if you guys/dolls had any input.

Thanks!!

Tommy//

Venio
07-18-2007, 09:40
Hey Tommy,

I think I may have an answer for you. Olympus makes the PT-018 (http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_archived_accessories.asp?id=909&ct=45) those housing and as far as I've heard those are good and are rated for up to 130 feet depth. I have the C-5000 with Oly housing, not used yet.

TommyB
07-18-2007, 12:17
Figures,

This item is discontinued however replacement accessories are listed below.

maybe I can find it on ebay or somewhere--

Venio
07-19-2007, 01:42
On eBay one can find new cheap housing from Oly for the older models. They have now the PT-019,20,21 that one can get for less then $40 brand new.

TommyB
07-19-2007, 09:39
On eBay one can find new cheap housing from Oly for the older models. They have now the PT-019,20,21 that one can get for less then $40 brand new.



I'll have to see if of those will fit the C-740UZ

Venio
07-19-2007, 10:12
None of them will. They are for C-5000, C-5060 and D-575,80. What I did was to first find a cheap housing (PT-019), and then I bought camera for it (C-5000). It totaled to about $160. Of what I've read so far the camera is pretty good for beginner and will last me some time before I need to buy better. Most of all the whole deal was very inexpensive, and wouldn't be a big catastrophy if say, I flood it.

TommyB
07-19-2007, 10:42
Ahh,

might be what I have to do.
Camera is only couple years old, shame can not find the housing for it any longer.

BobArnold8265
09-09-2007, 21:28
I'm not sure if they make one for that model but check the Ikelite website www.ikelite.com They list all of the housings that they make there including the ones that have been discontinued.

diversteve
09-09-2007, 23:25
If you're still looking, there's a PT-018 on eBay right now - $99 with 4 days to go. New without the box.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Underwater-housing-for-Olympus-C-750-Model-PT-018_W0QQitemZ160154297084QQihZ006QQcategoryZ50506Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Adorama lists the Ikelite Model #6130.74 new for $399.

http://www.adorama.com/IK613074.html?searchinfo=Olympus%20Housing&item_no=59

Jeff
09-27-2007, 15:17
Little known fact: Scuba Toys sells Ikelite. I shoot Ikelite, and have bought just about all of it through them. They'll beat the Adorama, or anyone else's, price.

PlatypusMan
09-27-2007, 23:19
Little known fact: Scuba Toys sells Ikelite. I shoot Ikelite, and have bought just about all of it through them. They'll beat the Adorama, or anyone else's, price.


Jeff, the 6130.74 is a discontinued item by Ikelite; unless there's a secret reserve that ST can tap into, he's SOL unless he can find someone sitting on one somewhere.

Chocoholic
10-14-2007, 14:04
I have the same camera and had a really hard time finding a housing for it, bought one on Ebay. Love the camera and the housing, it has a really good zoom for a digital camera. One thing I learned is to have the DM or captain hand the camera down to you, the shock of hitting the water is bad for the housing.
Oh, if you can find extra orings for it, buy them, I am having a hard time finding the o rings.

Doug B
10-30-2007, 22:10
I've got two of the C750's with the PT-18 housing. Best darn underwater camera system available in my opinion.

My buddy liked mine so much, he bought one.

Built in flash works great at night.

When housings were available new, they went for $160. If you can get one on ebay for that now, you're doing well.

DevilDiver
10-30-2007, 22:43
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Good luck. They also have lenses and other stuff. I did not look to close....