Ikelite Underwater Housing for Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 or TZ61 Digital Camera

BH #IK6170.40 • MFR #6170.40
Ikelite
Key Features
  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access All Functions Except LVF Button
  • Clear Polycarbonate Body
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This Underwater Housing from Ikelite is a waterproof enclosure enabling you to shoot beneath the surface with your Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40, a.k.a. DMC-TZ60, or TZ61 Digital Camera. It has a depth rating of 200'. Large, ergonomic mechanical controls provide access to all camera functions except the LVF button.
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Ikelite 6170.40 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Waterproofing
  • 3Controls and Handling
  • 4Construction Details
  • 5Lens Port
  • 6Flash Use
  • 7Additional Recommended Optional Accessories

This Underwater Housing from Ikelite is a waterproof enclosure enabling you to shoot beneath the surface with your Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40, a.k.a. DMC-TZ60, or TZ61 Digital Camera. It has a depth rating of 200'. Large, ergonomic mechanical controls provide access to all camera functions except the LVF button.

Built for durability, the housing is designed, constructed, and tested in the USA. It's manufactured from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to allow you to monitor the o-ring seal and maintain a full view of the camera. The integrated, 3.9" / 99 mm diameter, flat glass lens port accepts optional, external wide-angle and macro add-on lenses for an increased field of view or extreme close-up shots with better clarity and detail, respectively. You can also add optional color-correction filters to restore colors that get absorbed by the water.

Expand your system by adding an optional AF35 AutoFlash strobe, which features a flex arm and mounts onto the grip handle of an optional tray. This external strobe is triggered as a wireless slave by the firing of the camera's built-in flash and replicates TTL exposure. The housing is also equipped with two ports for Ikelite, Sea & Sea, or Olympus-type fiber-optic cables. It comes bundled with a diffuser to soften the light of the camera's built-in flash and a deflector to redirect it towards an external strobe.

Waterproofing

Can be safely used at a maximum depth of 200'. Simply close the two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps and see the o-ring form a solid watertight seal.

Controls and Handling

Large, ergonomic, easy-to-reach mechanical controls are provided for all camera functions except LVF button. Nearly neutral buoyancy in fresh water makes for easy handling. The addition of a tray with grip handle, which is available separately, will improve balance and handling while providing attachment points for lighting arms and accessories. The housing has a 12-24 thread with 3.0" spacing for the connection of this tray.

Construction Details

Built for durability, the housing is designed, constructed by hand, and tested in the USA. It's manufactured from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to allow you to monitor the o-ring seal and maintain a full view of the camera.

Lens Port

The integrated, 3.9" / 99 mm diameter, flat glass lens port accepts optional, external wide-angle and macro add-on lenses for an increased field of view or extreme close-up shots with better clarity and detail, respectively. Both types of lenses will enable you to get closer to your subjects, cutting down on the amount of water between you and them to reduce distortion. The recommended WD-4 Wide Angle Dome provides 0.75x magnification. The 3.9" Macro Port Adapter enables the attachment of 67mm threaded macro lenses from Inon and Epoque. You can also add optional color-correction filters to restore colors that get absorbed by the water. Use #6441.46 filter for blue water and #6441.86 for green water.

Flash Use

Expand your system by adding an optional AF35 AutoFlash strobe, which features a flex arm and mounts onto the grip handle of an optional tray. This external strobe is triggered as a wireless slave by the firing of the camera's built-in flash and replicates TTL exposure. The housing is also equipped with two ports for Ikelite, Sea & Sea, or Olympus-type fiber-optic cables. It comes bundled with a diffuser to soften the light of the camera's built-in flash and a deflector to redirect it towards an external strobe. As a built-in flash is generally only effective within a short distance of your subject, the use of a more powerful external strobe is highly recommended. It will also improve color accuracy and reduce backscatter.

Additional Recommended Optional Accessories

The AF35 Strobe Kit includes the flash with built-in flex arm and handle plus a diffuser, a tray, and a flash deflector kit. Also available, the Gamma Waterproof Flashlight outputs 220 lumens in a concentrated 10° beam with a daylight-balanced color temperature of 6500K. Run time is over 10 hr. The Quick Release Kit for GoPro includes everything you need to attach your GoPro camera/housing to an Ikelite Quick Release Handle.

Ikelite 6170.40 Specs

Depth Rating200' / 60 m
Control TypeMechanical
ControlsAccess to all camera functions except the LVF button
Material of ConstructionPolycarbonate body
Stainless steel locking lid snaps
Lens PortIntegrated flat glass port
Color Correction FilterOptional #6441.46 filter for blue water and #6441.86 for green water
BuoyancyNearly neutral in fresh water
Internal Flash UsableYes, camera's built-in flash
External Flash ConnectorTrigger optional AF35 AutoFlash strobe as wireless slave via camera's built-in flash
Two ports for Ikelite, Sea & Sea, or Olympus-type fiber-optic cables
Mounting12-24 thread with 3.0" spacing for mounting tray (not included)
DimensionsOverall: 6.8 x 4.8 x 5.9" / 17.3 x 12.2 x 15 cm
Lens Port Diameter: 3.9" / 99 mm
Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 6.9 x 6.4"
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