This rugged series of Olympus cameras deserves an exceptionally rugged underwater housing. The Ikelite ULTRAcompact digital housing for the Olympus Tough 8000 really delivers when performance and durability matter. The ULTRAcompact housing is high quality, built to last, and backed by Ikelite's long-standing reputation for excellence.
All camera controls are fully functional through the housing and depth rated to 200ft (60m). Easy open latch and drop in camera loading make set-up a breeze.
Housing measures 6" (15.2cm) wide; 4.4" (11cm) high including controls; 3.4" (8.6cm) deep including port. The housing weighs just 1 lb (0.45kg) above water and is nearly neutral underwater with camera installed.
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 only effective between two and three feet from the subject in clear conditions. Backscatter (particles in the image) may result due to the positioning of the camera's flash.
External Underwater Strobes. Positioning a flash farther from the camera's lens and at an angle reduces the illumination of particles in the water. Ikelite strobes provide much more power and a wider angle of coverage than the camera's built-in flash. Quick recycle times mean that they are always ready for the next shot. Available in several affordable packages that provide everything you need for the best results in all conditions.
External Accessory Lenses. An external wide angle conversion lens increases angle of coverage so you can get much closer to your subject while still fitting everything in the frame. By reducing the amount of water between the subject and your camera lens, the resulting image will be more crisp and colorful. Attach 67mm threaded #6420 Ikelite W-20, Inon Type II, and Epoque lenses using the #9306.78 Port Adapter. This adapter can also be used to attach 67mm threaded macro lenses.
External Color Filters. Not available for use with this housing.