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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

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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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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    • No

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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
      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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      • No

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      3.0

      Decent, but you'll need a strobe

      By Sean

      from here

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      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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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Housing

      By Mark the Photographer

      from wellington new zealand

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      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
        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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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            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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                • No

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