Underwater Photography

Best Underwater Housing for Olympus TG-6

Choosing an underwater housing for your camera can be a daunting task. We want to make things easier for you, so we’ve created this mini-guide to help you decide what’s the best underwater housing for your Olympus TG-6!

What are the options?

Olympus PT-059 Underwater Housing for Olympus TG-6

Kraken KRH TG-6 Underwater Housing for Olympus TG-5 / TG-6

Ikelite Underwater Housing for Olympus TG-5/ TG-6

Nauticam NA-TG5 Underwater Housing for Olympus Tough TG-6 / TG-5

Comparison Chart

Olympus PT-059 Kraken KRH TG-6 Ikelite TG-5/TG-6 Nauticam NA-TG6
Material Polycarbonate Aluminum Polycarbonate Aluminum
Thread Mount 52mm 52mm 67mm 52mm
Controls Full controls Full controls Full Controls Full controls
Vacuum System Not available Included Not available Not available
Default Bulkhead (strobe connection) Dual Fiber Optic Dual Fiber Optic Dual Fiber Optic Dual Fiber Optic
Depth Rating 150ft/45m 330ft/100m 200ft/60m 330ft/100m
Ring Diffuser Available Separate (FD-1) Not Available Not Available Available Separate (38025)
Price (USD) $299.00 $745.00 $299.00 $810.00

Conclusion

When choosing a housing for your Olympus TG-6, your first consideration is whether to go with polycarbonate or aluminum. Aluminum means more durability, better quality materials all around and a very sturdy and robust housing.

Polycarbonate is much more affordable. The great thing about the TG-6, compared to other cameras, is that the camera itself is waterproof. So in the unlikely case of a flood, your camera will probably stay safe even if some water penetrates the housing.

Among the two polycarbonate options, the Olympus one is more popular, since it’s usually bundled with the camera and it has the ring diffuser available. Some opt for the Ikelite to get better build quality, aluminum controls rather than plastic and a more elegant design.

If you choose to go with Aluminum, consider the better ergonomics of the Nauticam vs the innovative automatic vacuum system in the Kraken, which can pull its own vacuum with a press of a button. Nauticam also offer the ring diffuser which the Kraken lacks.

If you’re still unsure about the housing you should get, reach out to us on the chat and we’ll help you out!

Ran Mor
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