Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera Body Kit

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera Body Kit

B&H # IK695052K (B&H Kit)
Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera Body Kit

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Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Black) Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera Body Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Ikelite Bulkhead Strobe Connector
  • Mechanical Controls/All Vital Functions
  • Polycarbonate Body/Tray & Handle
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Camera with 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 2360k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle OLED Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps
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  • 1Description

Capture stunning images and full HD 1080/60p video at depths as great as 200', all thanks to the Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera Body Kit from B&H. Bundling Ikelite's #6950.52 waterproof enclosure with the 16MP, mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera, this package gets you well on your way to a photo or video adventure beneath the surface. Once you grab your favorite lens, the appropriate port, and a strobe or video light, you'll be ready to start your dive.

  • Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

    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.

    Construction Details
    • 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
    Strobe Compatibility
    • 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
    Lens Port
    • 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
    UPC: 883711050799
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Black)

    The black Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera combines a 16MP Live MOS sensor with a TruePic VII Image Processor for increased performance speed and reduced noise throughout the ISO range as compared to TruePic VI. The Mark II also improves upon its predecessor by utilizing a 5-axis VCM Image Stabilization that provides up to 5 stops of compensation. Full HD 1080p video recording is now available on the Mark II with a higher bitrate of up to 77 Mb/s and various codecs. Built into the E-M5 Mark II is a unique feature that utilizes sensor shift to produce a 40MP image by combining 8 images in-camera.

    The camera's fully articulated 3" touchscreen LCD monitor makes taking self portraits easy, and the built-in WiFi lets you quickly share your images. When not using the LDC monitor for live view, the 2,360k-dot EVF provides a virtually lag-free view with a 1.48x magnification.

    Superior Image Quality
    The Olympus E-M5 Mark II uses a 16-megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor offering improved performance and exceptional clarity and speed in all aspects of image capture. Olympus' TruePic VII image-processing engine improves image quality in low-light environments. The camera's sensor allows for a maximum ISO of 25,600, and the dynamic range has been expanded for more faithful color reproduction.
    5-Axis Image Stabilization
    The ultra-sensitive 5-axis VCM (voice coil motor) employs updated gyro sensors for a full 5 exposure steps of compensation. The E-M5 Mark II delivers sharp, clear still images in low light or steady HD video when capturing movies.
    Intuitively Designed Electronic Viewfinder
    The camera's electronic viewfinder has an eye sensor to seamlessly switch the display between the tilting 3.0" touch screen OLED and the electronic viewfinder for ease-of-use. Camera setting information, such as shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder so photographers can concentrate on framing shots and take full advantage of an EVF's ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments and Art Filter effects - all without having to take the eye away from the viewfinder
    Additional Features
    Interactive, high-resolution and high-magnification electronic viewfinder. 3" touch-screen LCD monitor, with variable angle positioning. Built-in Wi-Fi for instant connectivity. Live Composite, which automatically blends multiple exposures for incredibly detailed night scenes, and compatibility with Olympus Capture camera control software, which creates a seamless interface between camera and computer for studio work.
    Weather Resistance
    The magnesium alloy body is sealed to help protect against dust and liquid. The camera can operate in cold-weather conditions down to 14°F.
    UPC: 050332189188
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  • 1Description
  • Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
    Depth Rating 200' / 60 m
    Control Type Mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled dials, and a lever
    Controls Access to all camera functions except rear touch screen, Fn1 button, mode dial lock, diopter adjustment dial, and external flash connector
    Material of Construction Polycarbonate
    Lens Port 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
    Buoyancy 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
    Mounting Aluminum tray with quick-release handle for optional lighting arm (included)
    Optional Tray with Dual Handles for 2 lighting arms
    Viewfinder Built-in magnifying OVF
    Compatible with Ikelite's optional Straight and 45° Magnified Viewfinders
    Dimensions 6.5 x 7.0 x 5.3" / 16.5 x 17.7 x 13.5 cm
    Weight Housing: 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg without tray, handle, and port
    Tray and Handle: 8.7 oz / 247 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 7.4 x 7.4"
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body, Black)
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 16.1 MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 18 x 13.5 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: AVI, MOV
    Audio: WAV
    Bit Depth 12-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDXC
    SDHC
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (77 Mbps H.264)
    1280 x 720p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (77 Mbps H.264)
    1280 x 720p at 30 fps (M-JPEG)
    640 x 480p at 30 fps (M-JPEG)
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points 81
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
    Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.3x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel LED (1,037,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-3200 (High Sensitivity Mode: 100-25600)
    Shutter 1/8000 - 60 Seconds 
    Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering

    Multi-zone=Digital ESP

    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight, Underwater
    Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 16 MP for up to frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-in
    Off
    Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
    Custom: 1-30 seconds at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 second intervals
    Number of Shots: 1-10
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro)
    AV / USB Multi, USB 2.0
    1/8" Microphone
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1 x BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.6 VDC, 1220 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 30 - 90%
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8" / 12.4 x 8.4 x 4.6 cm
    Weight 14.4 oz / .4 kg Body Only
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 9.1 x 3.9"

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