Dive into underwater photography with this compact and simple to use combination! There's no greater assurance than being able to see the o-ring seal. Simply close the two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps, and see the o-ring form a solid black, watertight seal. Large, easy-to-reach controls are provided for all camera functions including the rear dial. The front-loading camera mounting system makes installation and removal a breeze. The camera mounting plate allows ready access to the battery and memory card, and features a standard 1/4-20 mounting point for attachment to tripod topside.
Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. The use locally sourced top-grade materials. Their housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit, function and waterproof integrity. Ikelite back their products with over 50 years of experience and service within the dive industry. This Ikelite Housing for Panasonic Lumix ZS50 and TZ70 is made from durable polycarbonate with an acrylic back.
An included flash diffuser improves lighting quality when the camera's built-in flash is used. A built-in flash is effective between 1'-3' (30.5cm-91.44cm) from the subject in clear conditions. For best results a color correcting filter or external lighting is recommended. External lighting is more powerful and can be placed in a position to virtually eliminate the backscatter - or "snow" - from your underwater images. The optional AF35 strobe (see SKU: IK4035) triggers and provides automatic TTL exposure by watching the camera's built-in flash, without the need of fiber optic cords or sensors. Alternatively, two ports are provided for the connection of up to two Ikelite-, SEA&SEA-, or Olympus-type fiber optic cords.
The housing port is designed to accept color filter, wide angle, and macro options for 3.9" (10cm) diameter ports. Light is absorbed very quickly as it passes through water. A subject will look darker, less colorful and somewhat grainy when viewed through even a few feet of water. The addition of a compatible wide angle accessory expands the camera's field of view underwater, providing the opportunity to get as close as possible to the subject and reduce the amount of water light passes through. The results speak for themselves - photos with the best color, exposure and clarity possible.
Included with the housing is a port cover, flash diffuser, flash deflector, silicone lubricant 1cc tube and an instruction manual. The housing is depth rated to 200' (60 meters), provides controls for all camera functions except Diopter adjustment dial and LVF-Fn2 button and is near neutral buoyancy in fresh water. The housing has a 1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 3" (76 mm) spacing, weighs 2.7 lb (1.2 kg) and measures 6.8" x 5.0" x 6.0" (173mm x 127mm x 152mm). Housing is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.
This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.