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Ikelite Underwater Housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8

SKU: IK-6951.08
Stock Status: Usually ships within 3-5 business days
Orders ship out of Blaine, WA
US18.206.15.215

Availability: Usually In stock

$1,049.95
Description
  • 1 x Housing
  • 1 x Tray with quick release handle
  • 1 x Waterproof bulkhead cap
  • 1 x Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
Top Product Features:
  • Ikelite basically took the format of their DSLR housings and shrunk it down into a perfectly-sized package for travel. A new line of MIL ports has been introduced to support many popular lenses. No Port Included! Contact us for port options.
  • TTL or "Through-The-Lens" flash metering means the camera controls flash duration to properly expose an image. Our built-in proprietary circuitry tells your camera that a TTL external flash is attached, allowing the camera to adjust exposure more accurately than with slave TTL strobes.
  • The Ikelite Super-Eye Magnifier, provided with the housing, is secured to the camera eyepiece and offers enhanced viewing while wearing a diving mask, An assortment of interchangeable lens ports allows use of most macro, wide angle, and zoom lenses.
  • 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 extra gear.
  • Non-Ikelite strobes can be used, but they cannot provide eTTL exposure or be adjusted manually through the housing. Special sync cords are available to connect non-Ikelite strobes from Nikonos, Inon, and Sea & Sea.
Main Specs:
  • Housing Type: Mirrorless
  • Depth Rating: 200ft/60m
  • Material: Polycarbonate
  • Strobe Connections: Ikelite TTL

Product Details

Superb handling

This powerful compact housing packs in all of our latest upgrades to controls and ergonomics. The shutter lever has been updated to a more sensitive and natural feeling curved design. The standard control hugs the side of the housing for comfortable use when hand holding. It can be easily extended using the optional Shutter Trigger Extension # 4077.93 to put it within easy reach when using a right-hand quick release handle.

Controls are located in the same configuration as on the camera to replicate the muscle memory and familiarity you've developed with your camera on the surface.

Even our push buttons have been redesigned to reduce weight and salt build-up. The video record start/stop button is bright red anodized so that you never miss the action. The back of the housing features laser engraved control symbols which will never fade or fall off.

The camera mount is front-loading for easy installation and removal. A small mounting plate attaches to the bottom of the camera and secures in the front of the housing. The camera mounting plate does not need to be removed from the camera for surface use or when changing the battery or memory cards. The mounting plate features a 1/4-20 threaded mount on the bottom so that it can be attached to a tripod on the surface.

The camera's large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing.

True TTL exposure

Light is absorbed as it travels through even short distances underwater, making colors appear dull or monochromatic. To preserve the natural colors of your subject, it's important to stay within arm's reach—no more than 3-4 feet (1m) away.

An integrated TTL circuit is fine-tuned to the Olympus PEN E-PL8 flash exposure protocol for the most accurate exposure possible. The circuit is powered by the strobe for zero maintenance and no batteries to change. Exposure compensation in TTL mode is supported using the camera's built-in control. At this time, only Ikelite DS strobes are capable of powering the circuitry. SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes will still enjoy fast recycle times and improved battery life, but must be used in manual exposure modes only.

This housing provides a direct electrical connection to the camera's external flash hot shoe. Cord attachment is as easy as screwing in a light bulb, and the threaded fit prevents accidental detachment during use. The bulkhead connection has been moved to the top of the housing to keep cords out of your way and reduce strain on the cord ends. A variety of sync cord terminations are available for Ikelite, SEA&SEA, INON, or Nikonos strobes for ultimate versatility.

The Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera does not feature a built-in flash. Triggering of fiber optic strobes is not supported at this time. A strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.

A bright constant-on video light can be used instead of or in addition to a flash. A constant-on light is not as bright as a strobe flash. Constant-on lights do provide added versatility because they can be used for focus assist and for improved colors when shooting video.

Two 1/4-20 threaded mounting points are included on the bottom of the housing for the attachment of a tray and handle system. Handles provide improved ergonomics underwater and are the foundation for your lighting mounts.

There is a simple rule that brighter is better underwater. A high-quality lighting system can produce magazine quality results with almost any camera system.

The Lens Support You Want

It couldn't be more simple to change ports than this system—just press the port on and tighten three thumb screws. Feel positive reinforcement that the port is secure with simple parts you can trust in a remote location.

This housing accepts a variety of ports from our DLM Port System to accommodate all of the most popular zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses. Our custom optical grade acrylic domes components provide the color, clarity, and durability of glass at a fraction of the travel weight and cost.

Lens port sold separately.

View DLM (Type A) Port Charts

Durability and corrosion free performance

Our new white ABS-PC blend housing provides strength and corrosion free performance year with minimal maintenance. The specially formulated color deflects the sun to keep your camera running cooler, longer. Compared to black or clear housings, the light color provides superior contrast for enhanced view of the camera, LCD screen, and o-ring seal.

The unique rear seal design prevents accidental twisting or stretching of the o-ring for simple and confident assembly. We have eliminated the need for an o-ring groove or channel which can trap sand, dirt, or debris. Two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps are simple to use and virtually unbreakable. The clear back allows you to see the o-ring form a solid, watertight seal as it closes.

A spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory port is provided on the side of the housing for easily installation of the optional Vacuum Kit # 47012. A vacuum kit allows you to pressurize the housing to check for proper assembly prior to entering the water.

Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. We use locally sourced, top-grade materials. Our housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit and function. Every unit is water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m). We back our products with over 50 years of experience and the best reputation for service within the dive industry.

Camera Compatibility

This housing is only compatible with the PEN E-PL8 camera.

Strobe Compatibility

Serial number requirements

  • AF35: not compatible
  • DS50: yes, above serial number 70000
  • DS51: yes
  • DS125: yes, above serial number 5000
  • DS160, DS161: yes
  • DS200: yes, above serial number 7163

Electrical sync cord compatibility

  • Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Sync Cord (TTL) Product 4103.51
  • Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual Sync Cord (TTL) Product 4103.52
  • SEA&SEA / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) Product 4118.1
  • SEA&SEA / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Dual Sync Cord (Manual) Product 4118.2
  • Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) Product 4116.31
  • Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) Product 4116.32

What's Included

  • Housing
  • Housing Rear O-Ring # 0110
  • Housing Front O-Ring # 0132.36
  • Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.5
  • Control + Push Button Tip Assortment # 9249.3
  • 1/8" Hex Key # 0945.18
  • Lubricant # 0184.1
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
Lens port required for waterproof operation. Lens port sold separately.

Specifications

  • 200 ft (60m) depth rating
  • DLM Type A port mount
  • Controls for all important camera functions; controls are not provided for Fn button or Zoom button
  • Ikelite flash bulkhead connector with built-in TTL circuitry
  • Two 1/4-20 threaded tray mounts with 3-inch (76mm) spacing
  • Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
  • Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
  • 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg)
  • 7.5 x 5.9 x 5.2 in (191 x 150 x 132 mm)
  • ABS-PC, acrylic, and acetyl construction
Specifications
Stock 2
Lead Time 6
Territory WORLDWIDE
Popularity 80
Warranty Note 1 Year by Ikelite
Camera Brand Olympus
Camera Model PEN E-PL8
Warranty & Returns

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year by Ikelite

Warranty Terms

Mozaik is an authorized dealer of each and every brand offered for sale.  All products are sold with a manufacturer’s warranty. The terms, limitations and period of the warranty are solely determined by the manufacturer and are marked on the product page and/or on the manufacturer’s web site.

Implementing the warranty can be done either through us or directly with the manufacturer.  We are always here to help with any issue that may arise and will be happy to take care of any repairs or check-ups for you.  Read more..

Return Policy

If for any reason you are not satisfied with a product you purchased you can request to return it within 60 days of the original delivery date, subject to the following conditions Read more..

Taxes and Cross-Border

Canadian Customers

All orders shipping to Canada will be charged local sales tax according to the province ( GST / PST / HST). 

Mozaik is responsible and will pay all import fees (including duty and brokerage fees). Our broker will take care of any such fees before the product reaches your door.
Any accidental charges will be reimbursed.

US Customers

Orders shipping to the USA will ship through our US logistics center in Blaine, WA thus free of any border fees. 

International Customers

We do not charge taxes, yet, you may be subject to local sales tax and customs duties in your country.