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Capture images and Full HD video at 200' beneath the surface with your Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera, thanks to this Ikelite Underwater Housing. It has built-in, proprietary circuitry and an Ikelite bulkhead strobe connector, allowing for TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes attached via sync cord. Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode. Mechanical controls afford access to all important camera functions.
The housing includes an aluminum mounting tray with a quick-release handle, which improves balance and gives you an attachment point for an optional lighting arm. Built for durability, the enclosure is constructed from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain a full view of the camera. It is designed, made by hand, and tested in the USA.
The housing is shipped without a required lens port, and accepts one of several interchangeable ports for various lenses. For compatibility, see Port Chart.
Depth rating: 200'
Made from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and maintain a full view of camera
Designed, made by hand, and tested in the USA
Made as compact as possible to minimize bulk, strain, and drag in water
Strobe Connection and Operation
Built-in, proprietary circuitry and an Ikelite bulkhead strobe connector enable TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes attached via sync cord
Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode
In order to keep housing as compact as possible, attachment of on-camera flash is not possible--but sync cord connection makes use of camera's flash unnecessary
By not requiring camera's flash to fire, sync connection eliminates shutter lag caused by camera's flash recycling and conserves battery life
Heat build-up inside housing is reduced, as well, since camera's flash remains inactive
Sync cord method also eliminates problems of signal interference, inconsistent exposure/weak transmission, and false triggering by other light sources
Sync cords available for most popular strobes from Ikelite, Sea & Sea, Inon, and Nikonos
Ikelite DS series substrobes: DS50 (above serial number 70000), DS51, DS125 (above serial number 5000), DS160, DS161, DS200 (above serial number 7163)
Third-party strobes in manual mode only
Controls, Handling, and Operation
Mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled dials, and a lever, afford access to all camera functions except rear touch screen, Fn1 button, mode dial lock, diopter adjustment dial, and external flash connector
Controls are placed right at your fingertips
Symbols are laser-engraved into back of housing so as not to peel off or fade, even through years of use
Camera's large, bright LCD monitor is viewable edge-to-edge through back of housing
Built-in magnifying viewfinder includes special optics to provide clear view of camera's EVF when wearing a dive mask
Compatible with Ikelite's optional Straight and 45° Magnified Viewfinders
When above the surface, you can use the camera's Wi-Fi connectivity to transfer images while camera is still in housing
Supplied with aluminum mounting tray with a quick-release handle, which improves balance and gives you an attachment point for an optional lighting arm
Handle is curved slightly to fit natural curvature of your hand for comfort
Tray and handle can be removed easily for storage or travel
Optional Tray with Dual Handles can further increase ease of use while providing a connection point for an additional flash or video light
Shipped without a required lens port
Accepts one of several interchangeable ports for various lenses
For compatibility, see Port Chart linked above
Each port simply slides on and is secured via three thumb screws
Dome and flat ports are available with optical acrylic and glass front elements, respectively
Available ports fit various zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses from Olympus and Panasonic
In the Box
Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled dials, and a lever
Access to all camera functions except rear touch screen, Fn1 button, mode dial lock, diopter adjustment dial, and external flash connector
Material of Construction
Shipped without a required lens port Accepts one of several interchangeable ports for various zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses from Olympus and Panasonic For compatibility, see Port Chart linked in Overview Dome and flat ports available with optical acrylic and glass front elements, respectively
Slightly negative in fresh water Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
External Flash Connector
Ikelite bulkhead sync cord connector with built-in TTL circuitry (sync cord not included) TTL is supported with optional Ikelite DS Substrobes Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode only
Aluminum tray with quick-release handle for optional lighting arm (included) Optional Tray with Dual Handles for 2 lighting arms
Built-in magnifying OVF Compatible with Ikelite's optional Straight and 45° Magnified Viewfinders
6.5 x 7.0 x 5.3" / 16.5 x 17.7 x 13.5 cm
Housing: 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg without tray, handle, and port Tray and Handle: 8.7 oz / 247 g