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Ikelite DL Port Mount Underwater DSLR Housing for Nikon D7500

SKU: IK-71017
Stock Status: Usually ships within 3-5 business days
Orders ship out of Blaine, WA
US18.206.15.215

Availability: Usually In stock

$1,695.00
Description
  • 1 x Underwater Housing with 200ft Back (Port not included)
  • 1 x Zoom gear retainer # 75900 (installed)
  • 1 x Port hole cover # 0200.92 (installed)
  • 1 x Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.7 (installed)
  • 1 x Base with left-hand quick release handle (installed)
  • 1 x Tool for zoom gear retainer # 0945.06
  • 1 x .050" hex key # 0945.11
  • 1 x 1/16" hex key # 0945.16
  • 1 a Silicone lubricant # 0184.1
Top Product Features:
  • Ikelite's newly designed DSLR housings provide the best value option for using your DSLR underwater. The Ikelite housing extends the impressive capabilities of the Nikon D7500 underwater with easy-to-reach controls. Features newly designed DL port system! Port not included - sold separate.
  • The housing provides access to all important camera functions, using larger controls and push buttons which are easy to access even with thick gloves.
  • Glass optical viewfinder enhanced for underwater, Visible o-ring seals, corrosion-proof solid body.
  • This housing is designed, built, and tested in the USA. Ikelite's housings are handmade and individually inspected for fit, function and waterproof integrity.
  • Maximize the potential of your gear by adding Ikelite's True TTL DS strobes, which work perfectly with the integrated TTL circuit in the housing. Non-Ikelite strobes can be used as well, on manual output only using a dedicated sync cord.

Main Specs:
  • Housing Type: DSLR
  • Depth Rating: 200ft/60m
  • Material: Polycarbonate
  • Model Name: DL Port Mount
  • Strobe Connections: Ikelite Bulkhead

Features

This popular model has been designed from the ground up to include all of our latest improvements.

Lens Ports

The single most important feature is our Dry Lock (DL) port system. This exciting system is substantially more robust and easier to assemble than our time-tested Four Lock (FL) system. DL system ports are lightweight, versatile, and can accommodate extremely large diameter lenses with ease. If you're considering shooting professional quality lenses like the Nikon 14-24mm or Sigma 10-20mm HSM, then the DL system is essential.

Most popular zoom lenses and select lens focus rings can be engaged using a simple yet effective gearing system that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. A large, soft-touch lobed knob on the side of the housing makes fine tuned adjustments a breeze. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using. All are lightweight and affordable. Refer to the DL System Port Chart to choose the correct gear. Zoom gears sold separately.

Due to differences in mount diameter and zoom engagement, DL and FL system ports cannot be used interchangeably. The DL port mount may be removed and replaced with Port Locks for FL Port System (Set of 4) # 5509.04 for legacy users with standard or modular ports from our Four Lock system. This modification will prevent the use of newer DL ports. The housing cannot be converted back and forth repeatedly. Re-installation of the DL port base will require the housing to be returned to Ikelite or an Authorized Dealer and may incur additional service charges.

There are significant advantages to upgrading your lens ports to the DL system. For example, if you're shooting an 8" diameter dome, you'll also save almost 2 pounds by using the DL version instead. You can read about all of the advantages here

Vacuum System

The included vacuum valve allows you to vacuum test the housing to check for leaks prior to putting your expensive equipment in the water. Combined with a full view of the camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing, there is no greater assurance that your gear will be safe. Our signature open-groove design suspends the rear o-ring in a natural position that is easier to maintain and more reliable than forcing the o-ring into a channel. Use of the vacuum valve requires a compatible Vacuum Pump with Gauge # 47011, sold separately.

TTL Exposure

This housings supports your choice of shooting all manual or adding a TTL converter depending on your application. The flash bulkhead has been moved to the top of the case for improved cord routing and reduced strain. Reliable locking connectors between the hotshoe and bulkhead make it easy to install the optional TTL hotshoe or carry back up parts when traveling to remote locations.

You can still enjoy the fastest and most accurate TTL exposure on the market by adding the NT2 Nikon TTL Hotshoe # 46064, Nikon TTL Converter with Ikelite plug # 4301.3, and a compatible Ikelite DS strobe. Flash exposure compensation can be added or subtracted using the camera's menu settings.

Manual strobe exposure is supported by the housing as is with no additional accessories required. The housing ships equipped with a manual flash hotshoe and Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead. Use an appropriate sync cord to attach Ikelite, SEA&SEA, INON, Retra, or other compatible strobes. 

Controls and Set-Up

We've upgraded the shutter and AE-L/AF-L levers to a more natural feeling curved design. Both controls can optionally be extended using the Shutter Trigger Extension # 4077.93 for more comfortable use when using a Right Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.02. If you're not already using back button focus, we recommend learning this valuable trick.

Our push buttons have been redesigned to reduce weight and salt build-up. 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.

Viewfinders

The included Supereye Viewfinder provides an enhanced view of the camera's optical viewfinder when viewed through a dive mask. The viewfinder removes quickly and easily for the attachment of an optional Straight Magnified Viewfinder # 6890 or 45° Magnified Viewfinder (Type 2) # 6891.2.

Handling & Travel

Overall the housing is over 1/2 pound lighter than a typical FL counterpart. Our new hard anodized aluminum base with quick release handle has also been streamlined for travel and is over 3/4 pound lighter than our previous DSLR tray and handle system. The Right-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.02 (sold separately) can be added or removed depending on how you want to shoot. The precision machined aluminum base features 1/4-20 tripod mounting sockets and additional mounting locations for future accessories. The base and handle can be quickly removed when breaking down your system for travel.

A 1/4-20 threaded mounting point is located front and center on the housing above the lens port mount. This mount can be used to attach lightweight accessories like a focus light or GoPro camera.

If you're shooting with two strobe or lighting arms, then a top handle can be added to make the system easier to carry to and from the dive site. Top handles are available in a Cable Grip # 4080.07 or Aluminum Top Handle # 4080.08. The rigid aluminum version provides additional mounting points for lighting and accessories.

Construction

Our white ABS-PC blend front is durable and provides improved contrast and visibility. The light color keeps your camera running cooler in the sun compared to black or clear housings.

This product is made in the USA, individually inspected for fit, and water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m).

 

Non-Ikelite Strobes

SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes with an electrical connection can be triggered in manual exposure modes using an electrical sync cord. Strobes without an electrical sync cord connection cannot be attached to this system unless slaved off of a hard-wired strobe.

Ikelite Non-Digital Strobes

Older non-digital strobes featuring an ICS-5 electrical sync cord bulkhead can be used with this system in manual exposure modes.

Fiber Optic

Fiber optic only strobes are not compatible with this installation. An external strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.

Remote Triggering

Strobes with remote slave capabilities may be triggered off of a flash attached to the housing by electrical sync cord. Ikelite DS strobes support remote triggering using the Optical Slave Converter # 4403 or the Water Wizard system (manufactured and sold by Aquatica).

Compatibility

This housing is only compatible with the Nikon D7500 DSLR as shipped by the manufacturer. Unless otherwise noted, this housing does not accommodate the use of add-on grips, battery grips, eyepieces, LCD covers, or other accessories.

Differences in lens and control placement prevent other DSLR models from being used in this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this particular housing.

 

Specifications

200' (60m) depth rating

Compatible with DL system lens ports

Controls are provided for all important camera controls; Controls are not provided for Release mode dial, Release mode dial lock release, Diopter adjustment control, Focus mode selector, Focus selector lock, BKT button, Fn1 button, Fn2 button

1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5" spacing

Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water

Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port

5.8 lb (2.6 kg)

9.2 x 7.2 x 6.6" (234 x 183 x 168 mm)

Vacuum valve included (pump sold separately)

Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes; Optional TTL accessories provides automatic exposure with compatible Ikelite DS strobes

ABS-PC construction is fundamentally corrosion-resistant

Made in the USA; Individually inspected for fit and water pressure tested to depth

1 year limited warranty

Specifications
Stock 2
Lead Time 6
Territory WORLDWIDE
Popularity 60
Warranty Note 1 Year by Ikelite USA
Camera Brand Nikon
Camera Model D7500
Warranty & Returns

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year by Ikelite USA

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.