Dive into underwater photography with this compact true TTL camera system. The Compact Digital housing is high quality, extremely durable, and backed by Ikelite's long-standing reputation for excellence. Housing is made of clear injection-molded polycarbonate to provide seamless construction and corrosion proof performance. This "Clearly Superior" design provides full view of the camera, control functions. All controls are mechanical, sealed with Quad-Ring seal glands and assurance the system is safe up to depths of 200' (60 meters).
Camera installation is quick and simple, and the o-ring seal can be checked visually through the clear housing. Every camera function is accessible in this very sophisticated housing except Fn (FUNC) Button, Lens Ring Release Button and Diopter Adjustment Control. Housing measures 7.5" wide, 6.5" high, and 6.5" deep (19 x 16 x 16 cm) and weighs 5.25 lbs (2.36 kg). For added protection a vinyl port cover is included and a 1cc tube of silicone lubricant. Housing comes with a Instruction Manual.
Proprietary conversion circuitry allows two-way communication between the camera and Ikelite Substrobes providing true Nikon TTL exposure In addition to providing the most accurate automatic exposure, this ensures a faster recycling time and longer camera battery life as compared to fiber optic TTL systems. Take advantage of this powerful feature by attaching any current model Ikelite DS Substrobe. See the "External Underwater Strobes" section for complete details.
The included tray and release handle offers balance and exceptional handling while providing a convenient attachment point for optional Substrobe mounting arms. Strobe arms can be released easily at the touch of a button whether above or below water. The optional Dual Handle and Tray assembly IK952332 provides even greater stability and allows for the addition of a second Substrobe.
Camera's Built-in Flash:
An included flash diffuser improves lighting quality when the camera's built-in flash is used. A built-in flash is effective from 1-3' (0.3-0.9 meters) from the subject in clear conditions. For best results an external underwater strobe is recommended.
External Color Filters:
Color filters replace some of the reds, oranges and more natural tones that would otherwise be lost underwater. Removable external color filters IK644146 for tropical blue water and IK644186 for green water settings provide color correction in sunny conditions up to approximately 80' (24 meters). For use without a flash filters sold separately. For optimum results use in combination with manual white balance (see camera user guide for information on setting custom white balance).
External Underwater Strobes (Hard-Wired TTL):
Ikelite DS series Substrobes are industry favorites for their warm, even coverage and lightning fast recycle time. Unlike fiber-optic "TTL" systems, our conversion circuitry eliminates the need for the camera's built-in flash to fire. This dramatically improves recycle time and camera battery life allowing you to take more photos more quickly. We recommend convenient and affordable strobe with sync cord packages that provide everything you need to take advantage of true TTL exposure. All current model DS strobes are fully compatible with this TTL system. Older DS50 or DS125 Substrobes may require circuitry updates.
Non-Ikelite External Strobes:
Special sync cords are available to connect non-Ikelite strobes from Nikonos, Inon, and Sea & Sea. Non-Ikelite strobes can be used in manual modes only. Use of a non-Ikelite strobe bypasses the housing's built-in TTL circuitry. Strobes with a slave feature can be triggered by the camera's flash or by an Ikelite Substrobe. An included flash deflector prevents the camera's flash from creating backscatter in the image. The optional #9571.3 features a 1" (2.5 cm) ball for attachment to the top of the release handle. This provides a mounting point for Ultralight, TLC, and other non-Ikelite arm systems.
Lighting Options for Video Recording:
Light is essential to bringing out the vibrancy and colors of underwater life in your video. Several options are available to add a video light to this system: The DS161 Movie Substrobe IK4061 combines the warm, even coverage of our famous Substrobe DS160 with a powerful 500 lumen movie light. This is a perfect way to add performance without adding bulk. The Pro-V8 LED Light IK6320 is a compact and affordable 500 lumen video light. It easily doubles as a focus light and is compatible with any still or video system.
External Wide Angle Option:
The WD-4 Wide Angle Conversion Dome corrects for refractive magnification to give 28mm angle of coverage underwater. The conversion dome may be removed and replaced underwater and requires no modification to the housing's standard port. Other external wide angle lenses by Ikelite, Inon, Epoque and other manufacturers are not usable with this camera at this time.
External macro Adapter:
Optional adapter #9306.82 slides over the front of the lens port and allow for the attachment of 67mm threaded macro lenses from Inon and Epoque. The adapter may be removed and replaced underwater and requires no modification to the housing's standard lens port. macro lens not available for purchase through Ikelite. Not for use with 67mm threaded wide angle lenses
Optional #3920 Carrying Case with Foam accommodates the the housing with a single AF35 or DS51 strobe, handle with tray and accessories.
This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.