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Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera

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Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera

B&H # IK6243.31 Mfr # 6243.31
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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

The Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS 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 ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS digital camera. The housing features a depth rating of 200' (60 m). All camera controls except the Mode switch are fully functional through the housing, via its 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 offer full access to all camera functions except the Mode switch, 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 slightly (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 Mode switch 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) 6.2 x 4.5 x 4.3" (15.7 x 11.4 x 10.9 cm)
Weight (without Camera) Approx. 1.3 lb (0.6 kg)
Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Flash Deflector
  • Vinyl Port Cover
  • Silicone Lubricant (1cc)
  • Break-Away Lanyard
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ikelite6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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          4.0

          It works!

          By Silver streak

          from Fort Worth, Texas

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Scuba Dive Snorkel

            Comments about Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera:

            I dived 64 ft deep and I had no problem. It didn't fog. I have a problem with zoom control, and I can zoom in, but can't zoom out. I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I don't use zoom underwater, so it's not big deal. I like the case.

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            5.0

            Great product

            By diver

            from columbus, ohio

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera:

            I have found these cases to be so user friendly when putting cameras in and greasing the O-rings. The controls work great however the number of buttons on it make adjustments harder to do. So practice before using underwater is a must. Always check for the wrist strap to be out of the way when closing. Most common problem in flooding the housing. Change main o-ring often when using a lot. Ikelite has complete o-ring kits for the buttons. Easy to replace.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
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            • No

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            1.0

            junk!

            By jtg

            from malaysia

            Comments about Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera:

            oversized with lots of wasted airspace. positively bouyant which is not good for scuba. big clumsy buttons on side and top. i think ikelite uses a handful different size shells and tries to adapt them to various cameras. not ideal.

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            5.0

            Wow !!! What a case,better than expected

            By Scuba Scott

            from Edmonton Canada

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Diving
              • Ocean reef
              • Snorkeling

              Comments about Ikelite 6243.31 ULTRAcompact Housing for Canon ELPH 310 HS/ IXUS 230 HS Camera:

              The last case we purchased was made by the camera mfg. This Case is twice the quality and allows the addition of lighting if needed

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