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||Kraken KRH TG-6||Ikelite TG-5/TG-6||Nauticam NA-TG6|
|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|
|Ring Diffuser||Available Separate (FD-1)||Not Available||Not Available||Available Separate (38025)|
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!