Ikelite Underwater Camera Housing for Pentax K-5, K-7 Digital SLRs
What's Included With This Item:
- Lens port, camera and lens not included.
This heavy-duty clear polycarbonate case is contoured to the camera, durable, and completely corrosion free. A clear view of the main o-ring seal, port o-ring seal and camera controls provides ease of use and confidence. The housing is fully functional to a depth rating of 200 feet (60m) and only slightly negative in fresh water depending on choice of lens port (lens port required, sold separately).
Controls are provided through the housing for all camera functions and kept water-tight with Ikelite pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands proven to be the most reliable method of sealing controls. A large zoom control knob can be comfortably reached without removing your hand from the handle. Recording start/stop while in video mode is also accessed effortlessly from the handle by the thumb of your right hand.
The Super-Eye magnifier offers enhanced visibility of the camera's viewfinder while wearing a diving mask. The camera's large LCD screen can be clearly viewed through the back of the housing. The live preview feature of the camera is accessible for framing your photos using the camera's LCD screen.
Release handles with comfortable rubber grips allow for easy attachment and removal of mounting arms at the touch of a button. Two 12-24 screws remove the handle and tray assembly for traveling. A 1/4-20 threaded top mount allows for attachment of a focus light. Accepts #9571.6 optional 1" (2.5cm) or #9573.1 Flex Ball Adapters, sold separately.
Lens Ports Required, (sold separately)
A full range of dome and flat ports accommodate most macro, wide angle and zoom lenses. The standard port line offers compact and affordable options without sacrificing quality. The modular port system offers maximum versatility and performance with interchangeable 8" dome and flat port assemblies. Port attachment is quick and easy with a simple locking system and the port o-ring seal is clearly viewed through the housing. Lens ports sold separately
Two port options for Pentax DA 18-55mm F305-5.6 AL WR Lens:
• Standard Dome Port #5503
• Modular Dome Port #5510.45 + Port Body #5510.16 (2 parts required)
No other port recommendations are available at this time.
Adding an External Strobe
Ikelite DS Substrobe(s) can be attached to the housing using either #4103.51 single or #4103.52 dual sync cord. The electrical bulkhead provides reliable triggering of an external strobe and saves camera battery by eliminating the need for the camera's flash to fire. Strobe power may be adjusted manually usingthe settings on the strobe. TTL exposure is not supported in this installation. Click here for more information on Substrobe packages.
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 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 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.
The PRO-2800 LED is the ultimate in output and angle of coverage. The compact light head produces an incredible 2800 lumens with a natural, daylight balanced color temperature. A 100° spread is great for shooting with wide angle lenses. The rechargeable battery pack attaches directly to the bottom of the SLR tray with just two screws. Doubles as a great focus light for macro photography.
|Width||10 in. (250mm) including controls|
|Height||6.9 in. (175mm) including controls|
|Depth||6.5 in. (165mm) including controls|
|Weight||5.4 lb. (2450g) including camera|
|Buoyancy||Neutral to slightly negative in fresh water (actual buoyancy varies dependent on choice of lens and lens port)|
|Spare Parts (Optional)||#0132.59 Spare Main Housing O-Ring - #0105 Spare Port-to-Housing O-Ring - #5020 Silicone Lubricant in 4 1cc Tubes - #5512.68 O-Ring Kit with Main O-Ring, Port O-ring & 1cc Lubricant - #9104.5 Waterproof Bulkhead Cap - #0200.91 Body Cap|