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This Underwater Housing from Ikelite is a waterproof case enabling you to shoot beneath the water's surface with your Nikon D5200 digital camera. It has a depth rating of 200'.
The housing provides access to all essential camera functions via mechanical push-button and dial controls; the Diopter Adjustment Control, Info Button, Self-Timer and Flash Mode/Compensation buttons are the only inaccessible ones. The shutter and video recording start/stop controls, as well as a large zoom control knob, can all be comfortably reached without removing your hands from the rubberized grip handles. These, along with the tray, allow for ergonomic handling and are removable. The grips provide quick-release attachment points for optional lighting arms, to which you could attach strobes or video lights, including the optional PRO-2800 LED.
The housing is constructed from durable clear polycarbonate for corrosion-resistance and visibility of the O-ring seals, and features a glass optical viewfinder. A lens port is required but sold separately. Ports are available for an array of lenses. For compatibility, see Standard and Modular Lens Port Chart. Ports can be removed and replaced quickly via a simple positive locking system. The housing has neutral or slightly negative freshwater buoyancy, depending upon the choice of lens port. Additionally, two lens zoom gears are supplied.
Although the built-in flash is blocked by the housing, it does not need to fire, meaning you get extended battery life and no lag time between exposures. You can attach optional external strobes and benefit from TTL flash exposure control by connecting the #4103.51 single or 4103.52 dual sync cords. Ikelite's proprietary circuitry and bulkhead allow direct communication between the camera and current Ikelite DS Substrobes.
Adjust exposure quickly through the rear of the housing using a large dial control. TTL mode provides four 1/3 f/stop increments over or under flash compensation for fine-tuning exposure. Another option is complete manual control over strobe output through the rear of the housing, using one of the seven power settings in half-stop increments that are provided. You can use non-Ikelite strobes with the housing, but only in manual exposure mode. See Strobe requirements.