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June 24, 2003
OLYMPUS INTRODUCES
E-1 DIGITAL SLR ACCESSORIES
Pro-oriented external flash and battery units
Full line-up of accessories to meet every professional need
Electronic Flash FL-50 Flash High-Voltage Set Power Battery Holder Set
Electronic Flash FL-50 Flash High-Voltage Set Power Battery Holder Set
OLYMPUS Studio 1.0 camera control window OLYMPUS Studio 1.0 RAW Dialog OLYMPUS Studio 1.0 Light Box Mode
OLYMPUS Studio 1.0
camera control window
OLYMPUS Studio 1.0
RAW Dialog
OLYMPUS Studio 1.0
Light Box Mode
The information contained in this news release applies only to the Japanese market.
Summary
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. (President: Tsuyoshi Kikukawa) is pleased to announce the introduction of a complete line-up of accessories for the Olympus E-1 digital SLR camera.
The flash accessories to be offered in early October will be the FL-50, a powerful new electronic flash unit developed specifically for digital SLR use, as well as four related battery and power supply options. The FL-50 has a guide number of 50 at a focal length of 42mm (equivalent to 85mm on a 35mm film camera; ISO 100). Other flash units are also scheduled for introduction in the future.

Available battery and power supply accessories include the BLM-1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included with the E-1 digital SLR), the high-capacity BLL-1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, an AC adapter, as well as battery and battery holder sets.
In addition, eyecups, focusing screens, a remote control unit, a remote cable, a grip strap, and a semi-hard case will also be available for the E-1.

New Olympus Studio 1.0 integrated digital workflow software has also been developed for the E-1. The software allows images to be instantly viewed on a computer monitor, and offers much faster RAW data image processing than has previously been available. Professional workflows are also supported by a selection function that makes it easy to choose the best shot out of many similar images.

With the introduction of this wide-ranging accessory line-up, the E-1 digital SLR system will be able to meet the needs of professional photographers in a variety of shooting situations.
EXTERNAL FLASH UNITS AND RELATED ACCESSORIES
A variety of pro-oriented flash units and associated power packs will be available.
FL-50 Electronic Flash
A new high-powered zoom flash developed specifically for digital SLR cameras.
GN28 at 12mm focal length (equivalent to 24mm on a 35mm film camera; ISO 100); GN50 at 42mm focal length (equivalent to 85mm on a 35mm film camera;ISO 100).
TTL auto, auto, and manual modes. In addition, synchronization at up to 1/4000 sec. is possible in Super FP mode.
Flash coverage is automatically adjusted to correspond to image area when zooming. In addition, the built-in diffuser can be used to obtain wide-angle 8mm focal length coverage (equivalent to 16mm on a 35mm camera).
When used with the Olympus E-1 digital SLR, users can control flash intensity 1/3EV steps, as well as take advantage of features such as red-eye reduction, slow synchro, and second curtain synchro.
In addition to AA alkaline batteries, the FL-50 can be powered by the LB-01 lithium battery pack, the fast-charging SHV-1 high-voltage set, or the FP-1 flash power grip.
SHV-1 Flash High-Voltage Set
Includes HV-1 flash high-voltage pack, BN-1 nickel-hydride battery, and AC-2 AC adapter. (HV-1 flash high-voltage pack not available individually.)
Offers over 250 flashes with a flash-charging time of less than 1.3 sec. when used with the FL-50 electronic flash.
BN-1 Nickel-Hydride Battery
Rechargeable nickel-hydride battery for the SHV-1 Flash High-Voltage Set.
Convenient power indicator shows remaining battery power.
FP-1 Flash Power Grip
A flash power grip that runs on four 'C' cell batteries.
Can be used in combination with the flash unit's built-in power supply to provide fast flash charging for an extended number of shots.
Can be used in conjunction with SHV-1Flash High-Voltage Set.
FL-CB02 Bracket Cable
A connecting cable for use with the E-1 digital SLR and FP-1 flash power grip.
RG-1 Remote Grip Cable
A connecting cable for the E-1 digital SLR and FP-1 flash power grip that allows the shutter button on the FP-1 to be used for shutter release.
FL-CB05 Off-Flash Cable
A connecting cable for use with off-camera flash units.
RF-11 Ring Flash
A ring flash unit that offers even illumination when used with the FC-1 macro flash controller.
Can be attached to the Zuiko Digital ED 50mm F2.0 macro lens by using the FR-1 flash adapter ring.
Can be attached to the Zuiko Digital 14~54mm, F2.8~3.5 zoom lens via the lens hood bayonet mount.
SRF-11 Ring Flash Set
Includes the RF-11 ring flash and FC-1 macro flash controller.
TF-22 Twin Flash
A twin flash unit for macro shooting. Designed for use with the FC-1 macro flash controller, the flash heads can be fired separately or together. When fired together, left/right balance can be minutely controlled.
Offers TTL auto flash and manual flash capability when used with the FC-1 macro flash controller.
Equipped with an SR-1 shoe ring for individual control of flash head position and angle.
Can be attached to the Zuiko Digital ED 50mm F2.0 macro lens by using the FR-1 flash adapter ring.
Can be attached to the Zuiko Digital 14~54mm, F2.8~3.5 zoom lens via the threaded lens filter mount.
STF-22 Twin Flash Set
Includes the TF-22 twin flash and FC-1 macro flash controller.
FC-1 Macro Flash Controller
Attaches to the E-1 digital SLR's hot shoe to control the RF-11 ring flash and TF-22 twin flash.
FR-1 Flash Adapter Ring
Allows the RF-11 ring flash or TF22 twin flash to be attached to the Zuiko Digital ED 50mm F2.0 macro lens.
FL-50 Specifications
Guide Numbers Set automatically as follows:
42mm: 50
12mm: 28
Illumination Angle
(Equivalent to 35 mm
camera angle)
Set automatically as follows:
12(24)mm: 61º vertical
78º horizontal (covers a field angle of 12(24) mm);
42(85)mm: 21º vertical,
28º horizontal (covers a field angle of 42(85) mm);
In wide panel:(covers a field angle of 8(16) mm)
Flash Modes TTL Auto, Auto, Manual ,FP TTL Auto, FP Manual
Bounce Angle Upward: 0º - 90º; Downward:7º
to left: 0º - 90º; to right: 0º - 180º
Power Supply Four AA alkaline batteries
Four AA lithium batteries
Four AA Ni-manganese batteries
Two lithium battery packs (LB-01:CR-V3)
Four AA Ni-Cd batteries
Four AA Ni-MH batteries
Size 133 (H) x 78(W) x 102(D) mm
Weight 380 g (without batteries)
Note: Specifications and design are subject to change without notice
POWER-SUPPLY-RELATED ACCESSORIES
BLM-1 Lithium-Ion Battery
A 1500mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery; included with the E-1 digital SLR.
Can be recharged approximately 500 times.
BCM-1 Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
A dedicated lithium-ion battery charger; recharges the BLM-1 battery in approximately two hours.
Included with the E-1 digital SLR.
International power supply compatible with 100~240V AC. (AC plug formats vary; an adapter plug may be required in some countries/areas.)
BLL-1 Lithium-Ion Battery
A high-capacity 3400mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery for use with the HLD-2 power battery holder.
Can be recharged approximately 500 times.
BCL-1 Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
A dedicated lithium-ion battery charger; recharges the BLL-1 battery in approximately two hours.
International power supply compatible with 100~240V AC. (AC plug formats vary; an adapter plug or other plug type cable may be required in some countries/areas.)
HLD-2 Power Battery Holder
Battery holder for the high-capacity BLL-1 lithium-ion battery.
Equipped with a shutter button, main dial, sub dial, AE lock button, and AF frame selector for easy shooting when camera is rotated 90° for vertical-portrait framing.
SHLD-2 Power Battery Holder Set
Includes the high-capacity BLL-1 lithium-ion battery, BCL-1 lithium-ion battery charger, and HLD-2 power battery holder.
AC-1 AC Adapter
A dedicated AC adapter for the E-1 digital SLR.
International power supply compatible with 100 - 240V AC. (AC plug formats vary; an adapter plug or other plug type cable may be required in some countries/areas.)
MISCELLANEOUS ACCESSORIES
FS-1 Focusing Screen
Newly developed Neo Lumi Micro Mat focusing screen with approx. 20µm pitch hexagonal microlens.
Careful control of mat surface diffusion characteristics ensures a bright view for easy recognition of correct focus, with natural blurring of out-of-focus elements.
Included as standard equipment on the E-1 digital SLR; can be replaced with the optional FS-2 focusing screen.
FS-2 Focusing Screen
Features the same Neo Lumi Micro Mat used in the FS-1 focusing screen.
48-cell grid pattern for precise framing and image composition.
RM-1 Remote Control
Allows remote shutter release from a position in front of the camera.
Offers 2-sec. delay or immediate shutter release, depending on camera settings.
Offers remote image playback control.
RM-CB1 Remote Cable
A remote shutter-release cable that can be used with the E-1 digital SLR.
EP-1 Eyecup
A compact eyecup included with the E-1 digital SLR.
Bayonet mount for easy yet secure attachment.
EP-2 Eyecup
Large, flexible rubber cup provides enhanced protection against extraneous light, regardless of whether camera is held in horizontal or vertical position.
Bayonet mount for easy yet secure attachment.
GS-2 Grip Strap
Designed for use with the E-1 digital SLR when HLD-2 power battery holder is attached.
CS-2SH Semi-Hard
Accommodates the E-1 digital SLR with the ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 or ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro lens mounted.
SOFTWARE
OLYMPUS Studio 1.0
Camera control function allows captured image data to be transferred directly to a computer, bypassing the camera's onboard storage media, for viewing on a computer monitor. Both USB 2.0 and IEEE2394 interfaces are supported for high-speed data transfer that allows immediate viewing.
Newly developed RAW data processing engine renders image data much more quickly than previously available software programs.
Included as standard equipment on the E-1 digital SLR; can be replaced with the optional FS-2 focusing screen.
Image selection function makes it easy to choose the best shot out of many similar images, allowing photographers to rapidly narrow their field of candidate images.
 
* A time-limited trial version of OLYMPUS Studio
1.0 is included with the E-1 SLR digital camera. Payment is required to permanently activate the software.
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*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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