Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera

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Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera

B&H # IK6242.1 Mfr # 6242.10
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You Pay: $279.95

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Product Highlights
  • Polycarbonate Construction
  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Nearly All Camera Functions Accessible
  • Standard Flat Port Included
  • Accepts Wide Angle Conversion Lenses
  • Compatible With Underwater Strobes
  • Slightly Positive Fresh Water Buoyancy

This Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera is an injection-molded clear polycarbonate case, known for its strength and corrosion-free properties. It permits you to shoot underwater with your Canon PowerShot S100 digital camera. The housing features a depth rating of 200' (60 m). All camera functions except the rear control dial are fully accessible via the mechanical controls. An easy-open latch and drop-in camera loading make set-up a breeze. Two 12-24 threaded mounts on the bottom of the housing allow for the secure, rotation-free attachment of optional trays and lighting accessories. The housing comes with a 1cc tube of silicone lubricant, a flash diffuser, a flash deflector, a vinyl port cover and a break-away lanyard.

The included flash diffuser improves lighting quality when the camera's built-in flash is used. A built-in flash is effective from 1.0 - 3.0' (0.3 - 0.9 m) away from your subject in clear conditions. To achieve the best results, an external underwater strobe is recommended. This will bring out the natural color of your subject and reduce the illumination of particles suspended in the water, known as backscatter. An optional Ikelite AutoFlash AF35 can provide additional light with easy automatic exposure. You may also use an optional DS Substrobe with EV Manual Controller for more power and wider angle of coverage (strobes not included). See All recommended strobe systems.

Also great for helping to restore natural color underwater are color correction filters. Effective in relatively shallow, sunny conditions, they replace some of the reds, oranges and more natural tones that would otherwise be lost underwater. The optional #6441.41 and #6441.81 filters are available for tropical blue water and green water, respectively (not included). For best results, use filters in combination with a manual white balance.

The housing has slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water. It comes standard with a flat port, which accepts 67 mm threaded #6420 Ikelite W-20 and other external wide-angle lenses attached directly to the front of it. The housing is not compatible with bayonet-style accessory lenses. Wide-angle lenses increase angle of coverage, allowing you to get much closer to your subject while still fitting everything in-frame. By reducing the amount of water between subject and lens, you get a much more crisp and colorful image.

The housing allows for the attachment of a video light to further enhance your underwater imaging. The Pro-V8 LED is great when using the camera's movie mode and for aiding in focus. Use it with or without a color filter.

Construction
Durable, injection-molded clear polycarbonate case, known for its strength and corrosion-free properties, featuring slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water. Mechanical controls provide full access to all camera functions except rear control dial, and are depth rated to 200' (60 m). Standard flat port included. Two 12-24 threaded mounts on the bottom of the housing allow for the secure attachment of optional trays and lighting accessories.
Included Flash Diffuser
Improves lighting quality when the camera's built-in flash is used. A built-in flash is effective from 1.0 - 3.0' (0.3 - 0.9 m) away from your subject in clear conditions. To achieve the best results, an external underwater strobe is recommended.
Other Included Supplies
1cc tube of silicone lubricant, a flash deflector, a vinyl port cover and a break-away lanyard.

Optional Accessories To Enhance Underwater Photography

Tray with Release Handles
Optional Tray with Release Handle(s) (not included) provides comfortable handling underwater and attachment points for substrobes and accessories. See Trays with Release Handles.
External Underwater Strobes
bring out the natural color of your subject and reduce the illumination of particles suspended in the water, known as backscatter. An optional Ikelite AutoFlash AF35 can provide additional light with easy automatic exposure. You may also use an optional DS Substrobe with EV Manual Controller for more power and wider angle of coverage (strobes not included). See All recommended strobe systems.
Color Correction Filters
Great for helping to restore natural color underwater, they replace some of the reds, oranges and more natural tones that would otherwise be lost. Effective in relatively shallow, sunny conditions. Optional #6441.41 and #6441.81 filters available for tropical blue water and green water, respectively (not included). For best results, use filters in combination with manual white balance.
Wide-Angle Lenses
An external wide angle conversion lens increases angle of coverage, allowing you to get much closer to your subject while still fitting everything in-frame. By reducing the amount of water between subject and lens, you get a much more crisp and colorful image. Attach 67 mm threaded #6420 Ikelite W-20 and other lenses directly to the front of the port. Not compatible with bayonet-style accessory lenses. Moderate vignetting (shading in corners) will be present in widest setting when using external accessory lens. Effect can be eliminated by zooming in to approximately 33 mm equivalent (lenses not included)
Video Light
Housing allows for attachment of the optional Pro-V8 LED video light (not included). This light is great when using the camera's movie mode and for aiding in focus. Use it with or without a color filter.
Compact Travel Bag #3910
Optional accessory is the ideal carry-on for this digital system. Padded sides and divider offer protection for your photo equipment, laptop, electronic devices and personal items. Ample zippered and non-zippered pockets keep all your essentials easily accessible.
Construction Clear injection-molded polycarbonate
Control Type Mechanical
Controls All except rear control dial fully functional through the housing
Depth Rating 200' (60 m)
Buoyancy Slightly positive in fresh water
Port Flat
Internal Flash Usable Yes
External Strobe Connector Yes - use optional AutoFlash AF35 for easy automatic exposure or optional DS Substrobe with EV Manual Controller for more power and wider angle of coverage (strobes not included). See All recommended strobe systems
TTL Compatible Not specified by manufacturer
Moisture Alarm No
Color Clear, Black
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.1 x 4.5 x 4.4" (15.5 x 11.4 x 11.2 cm)
Weight (without Camera) Approx. 1.4 lb (0.6 kg)
Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Flash Deflector
  • Vinyl Port Cover
  • Silicone Lubricant (1cc)
  • Break-Away Lanyard
  • Spare Control Tips
  • Spare Control Ring for Front Dial
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ikelite6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
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        4.0

        Good housing, but zoom needs a spring

        By KevinW

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Too Heavy
        • Zoom Needs A Spring

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

        Solid housing, as with other Ikelite products. The one thing I don't like is that the knob for the zoom is not spring-loaded, so you have to manually turn it and as opposed to just letting go must actively return it to the neutral position to stop zooming in or out. It is easy to miss your desired zoom level especially if you only want to make a small adjustment. The housing does provide access to the Control Ring through a plastic toothed piece that fits around the Control Ring and then meshes with the teeth on a knob on the front of the housing. A workaround to the zoom issue is, therefore, to use the ring function to zoom, but I prefer to assign the control ring to adjust ISO when shooting underwater. That is the only thing I am not completely satisified about. Otherwise, a good product. It is much heavier than my old housing, but if you want solid construction that is the tradeoff you make. I have only used it on about 15 dives so far but have taken it to 135 feet and had no problems with leakage or flooding.

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        5.0

        Quick and accurate

        By Underwater Explorer

        from Ontario, Ca.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Loaded Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Seals Easily
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Underwater Photography
          • Waterproofing Cameras

          Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

          Product came in as describe. Can't wait to use it. Quick delivery.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By DuMarafon

          from Londrina, Brazil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

            Very easy to use.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
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            • No

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            4.0

            Does its job

            By Leo

            from San jose, ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reasonable price point
            • Work as intended

            Cons

            • No access to back wheel

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

            Easy to use waterproof case for the S100.
            Only thing I wish it had was access to the rear click wheel so I could avoid some menu interactions during full manual mode. However, the only cases that have this available are also much much more expensive.
            Other than that, no leaks, solid construction and an overall good product worth its price.

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            3.0

            Decent, but you'll need a strobe

            By Sean

            from here

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                  Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

                  Overall the housing seemed pretty well built. not the most elegant nor "smoothest" execution, but rugged and functional - I'd equate it to a pick-up truck. For the record, these are all initial impressions, I exchanged it for the Canon housing for the following reasons and never took it underwater

                  Lesser concerns:
                  -The zoom knob was a bit stiff and not spring loaded like the Canon housing, so it needs to be manualy returned to center - also have to make sure it's centered when inserting the camera or it won't work at all.
                  - The control for the record button didn't line up well. It worked but required some force to get the button to activate.
                  - The housing latch component on the body is "only" glued on and wasn't lined up perfectly requiring a bit of effort to "snap" the locking mechanism it into place.

                  Major concern:
                  The lens port is so large that the camera's flash is rendered nearly useless (outside of zoomed in macro work). Not a problem for those who will use strobes, but for me, with no intention of buying one anytime soon - it was a deal breaker. Even with the included diffuser I got huge shadows on the right side of pics that were in the realm of wide-angle (I shoot wide angle a lot).

                  I went with the Canon housing because:
                  -Allows use of the onboard flash
                  -smoother controls
                  -"proper" zoom control with return spring

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                  5.0

                  Great Housing

                  By Mark the Photographer

                  from wellington new zealand

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Construction
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater

                    Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

                    The housing works well, all camera functions are accessible and i am sure with time i will become very efficient with the use of it underwater as i learnt he camera and the housing.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Fit!|

                    By Just me...

                    from Bogota

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

                        Best purchase ever on underwater photography gear. Easy to set up and get underwater on a short bit. The buttons are easy to operate even while using gloves...Great product overall. The only thing that I would change in the lanyard. The included one might be considered somewhat weak.

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                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Pretty good

                        By Zoomba

                        from Israel

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Loaded Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Seals Easily
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ikelite 6242.10 ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing for Canon S100 Digital Camera:

                            It's pretty easy to use once you know your camera.

                            Be gentle with the zoom, don't force it...

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