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Ikelite 6812.31 iTTL Underwater Housing for Nikon D300s

B&H # IK6812.31 MFR # 6812.31
Ikelite 6812.31 iTTL Underwater Housing for Nikon D300s

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Product Highlights

  • 4-Point Port Locking System
  • 1/4-20 Accessory Mount Above Port
  • Super-Eye Magnifier for Easy Viewing
  • iTTL Compatible w/ Ikelite Strobes
  • Rated up to 200'
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The Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon D300s allows you to take both underwater stills and video with your Nikon D300s digital camera. The housing supports iTTL strobe control with Ikelite DS digital SubStrobes. A large dial on the back of the housing puts precise exposure control right at your fingertips. The top (yellow) half of the exposure dial provides four 1/3 f/stop increments of over or under flash compensation to be added to or subtracted from any compensation entered into the camera. The bottom (black) half of the dial provides seven manual power settings in half-stop increments. Other manufacturers' strobes can be used, but they cannot provide iTTL exposure or be adjusted manually through the housing.

 

Controls are provided for every camera function except Focus Selector Lock, Metering Selector and Flash "Pop-Up" Button. Movie and Live View can be accessed through the housing. An ergonomic control for recording start/stop allows the camera's video function to be accessed effortlessly with your right thumb. An oversized zoom knob can be comfortably reached with the fingertips of your left hand. The Ikelite Super-Eye magnifier provided with the housing offers enhanced viewing while wearing a diving mask.

 

The auto focus system on the camera is very good, but does require a certain amount of light and contrast. When shooting under ledges, on night dives, or inside caves and wrecks a focus light will allow the camera to focus faster. The housing features a 1/4-20 threaded mounting socket in the center of the housing above the lens port. This is the perfect place to attach a focus light or other accessories.

The housing size and weight provides neutral buoyancy and superb handling underwater. Camera installation is quick and simple. The dependable controls are conveniently placed at your fingertips, and kept watertight with Ikelite pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands, proven to be the most reliable method for sealing controls.

An assortment of interchangeable lens ports allows use of most macro, wide-angle, and zoom lenses. Ikelite uses a simple and reliable 4-point locking system to attach lens ports to the housing. This fail-safe assembly consists of one sliding lock in each corner around the opening that accepts the port.

A lens port is required to match specific lens on SLR camera. Please also note that some zoom lenses might require addition of a Close-Up #4 diopter filter on the lens.

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External Flash Ready
iTTL compatible with DS digital strobes
Clear Polycarbonate Construction
Strong and corrosion-free, unobstructed view of the camera's information and control functions with visual confirmation of O-ring seal
Camera Functions
All camera controls except Focus Selector Lock, Metering Selector and Flash "Pop-Up" Button
Enhanced Viewing
The Ikelite Super-Eye magnifier provided with the housing secures to the camera eyepiece and offers enhanced viewing while wearing a diving mask
Mechanical Controls
The dependable controls are conveniently placed at fingertip and kept water tight with Ikelite's pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands, one of the most reliable methods for sealing controls
Port Locking System
The 4-point locking system to attach lens ports to the housing is simple and reliable
Accessory Placement
Housing features a 1/4-20 threaded mounting point in the center of the housing above the lens port. This is the perfect place to attach a focus light or other accessories.
Release Handle
Easy attachment and removal of SubStrobe mounting arms and other accessories at the touch of a button
Construction Clear polycarbonate
Control Type Mechanical
Controls All except Focus Selector Lock, Metering Selector and Flash "Pop-Up" Button
Depth Rating 200' (60m)
Buoyancy Near neutral
Port Not included, required accessory
Internal Flash Usable No, blocked by housing
External Strobe Connector Yes
TTL Compatible Yes, with Ikelite DS series strobes
Moisture Alarm None
Color Clear, black
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.5 x 6.75 x 6.5" (241.3 x 171.45 x 165.1mm)
13.25 x 8 x 6.5" (336.55 x 203.2 x 165.1mm) with handle attached
Weight (without Camera) 7.15 lbs (3.24kg)
Ikelite 6812.31 iTTL Underwater Housing for Nikon D300s
  • Double Release Handle
  • Port Hole Cap
  • Standard Zoom Clamp & Sleeve Set
  • Large Diameter Zoom Clamp & Sleeve Set
  • 1/16" Hex Head Wrench for Gears
  • 1/8" Hex Head Wrench for Knobs
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Spare Pushbutton E-Clips
  • Silicone O-Ring Lubricant
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ikelite6812.31 iTTL Underwater Housing for Nikon D300s
     
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    4.0

    solid setup

    By jaz

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Depth Range
    • Water-tight Seals

    Cons

    • Too Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Diving

    Comments about Ikelite 6812.31 iTTL Underwater Housing for Nikon D300s:

    I'm very pleased thus far with this housing. Having just gotten into underwater photography-I'm very impressed with this housing's full capabilities when taken underwater.

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    4.0

    Great housing but a slight step backward

    By diverdoug

    from Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Depth Range
    • Water-tight Seals

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving

      Comments about Ikelite 6812.31 iTTL Underwater Housing for Nikon D300s:

      Another great housing by Ikelite. Main drawback is that (unlike the older d300 housing) you must remove the camera from the mounting tray to replace the camera battery.

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