Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Panasonic LUMIX GX85/GX80/GX7 Mark II

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit

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Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit

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  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Ikelite Bulkhead Strobe Connector
  • Supports TTL and Manual Flash Exposure
  • Mechanical Controls/Nearly All Functions
  • White ABS/Polycarbonate Body, Clear Back
  • Camera with 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.76m-Dot 0.7x EVF/3" 1m-Dot Touch LCD
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Wi-Fi, ISO 25600, 10-fps Shooting
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Want to capture beautiful photos and brilliant 4K video underwater? The Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit from B&H enables you to do just that--at depths as great as 200'. Bundling the durable 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 Panasonic LUMIX GX85/GX80/GX7 Mark II

    Capture sharp, detailed photos and video at depths as great as 200' beneath the surface with Ikelite's Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for the Panasonic LUMIX GX85 digital camera, a.k.a. the GX80 or GX7 Mark II. Built-in, proprietary circuitry and an Ikelite bulkhead connector allow for TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes. Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode, as well.

    Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, afford access to all camera controls except for the diopter adjustment dial. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, ABS, acrylic, and acetal blend. It's white on the front, top, sides, and bottom, but clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain your view of the camera's rear controls. An optional, compact aluminum mounting tray and quick-release handle can be added to improve balance and offer an attachment point for an optional lighting arm.

    The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts various dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses. For full compatibility, see the Port Chart.

    Construction Details
    • Features a depth rating of 200'
    • Close the two double-passivated, stainless steel locking lid snaps to see O-ring form a watertight seal
    • Front-loading camera mounting system makes installation and removal a breeze
    • Camera mounting plate allows access to battery and memory card
    • Rear seal design prevents accidental twisting or stretching of O-ring
    • Made by hand in USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, ABS, acrylic, and acetyl blend
    • White on front, top, sides, and bottom to reflect sunlight and keep camera cool when shooting on or above water's surface
    • Clear in back to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and maintain view of camera's rear controls
    • Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
    • Precise buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
    Strobe Connection and Operation
    • Camera's built-in flash is suitable for firing an optional external strobe, but not for lighting a photo underwater
    • Use of external strobe highly recommended for color-correction and adequate brightness, and basically essential once you descend further than 15-20' underwater
    • Strobe restores hues that get absorbed by water, so your images are vibrant and accurate
    • Try to stay no more than 3-4' away from subject to preserve natural colors in images
    • Housing provides a direct electrical connection to camera's external flash hot shoe
    • Integrated circuitry and Ikelite bulkhead sync cord connector enable TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes
    • Circuit powered by strobe, so there's no maintenance required and no batteries to change
    • Circuitry fine-tuned to Panasonic's latest flash exposure protocol as of August 2016
    • Exposure compensation in TTL mode is supported using camera's built-in control
    • Sea & Sea, INON, and Nikonos strobes must be used in manual exposure mode only, but will still benefit from fast recycle times and improved battery life
    • Threaded bulkhead connector prevents accidental sync cord detachment during use
    • Bulkhead connection has been moved to top of housing to keep cords out of your way and reduce strain on ends
    • 2 fiber-optic ports are built into front of housing to provide alternative strobe attachment method
    • Use of fiber-optic connectors requires camera's built-in flash to fire, reducing battery life and bypassing TTL functionality
    • Bright video light may be used instead of or in addition to flash, and can also aid in focusing
    Strobe and Cord Compatibility
      Strobes:
    • Ikelite DS50: above serial number 70000
    • Ikelite DS51
    • Ikelite DS125: above serial number 5000
    • Ikelite DS160
    • Ikelite DS161
    • Ikelite DS200: above serial number 7163
    • Various Sea & Sea, Inon, and Nikonos strobes (manual mode only)
      Sync Cords:
    • 4103.51 Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL cord
    • 4103.52 Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual cord
    • 4118.1 Sea & Sea / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL cord (manual)
    • 4118.2 Sea & Sea / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Dual cord (manual)
    • 4116.31 Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL cord (manual)
    • 4116.32 Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL cord (manual)
      Fiber-Optic Cords:
    • Ikelite 4501 Fiber Optic Coiled Cord
    • INON Optical D Cable "Non-wireless type" L-Connector
    • 50107 Sea & Sea Fiber Optic Cable (L-type)
    • Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable PTCB-E02
    • 26211 Nauticam to INON Optical Fiber Cable
    • 26212 Nauticam to Sea & Sea Optical Fiber Cable
    Controls and Handling
    • Mechanical, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever
    • Access to all camera controls except for diopter adjustment dial
    • Large controls and push-buttons are easy to access, even when wearing thick gloves
    • Whenever possible, controls are located in same configuration as on camera to replicate muscle memory and familiarity you've developed
    • Control symbols laser engraved onto back of housing will not peel off or fade with time
    • Camera's large, bright LCD screen can be viewed edge-to-edge through rear of housing
    • Optional, compact aluminum mounting tray with quick-release handle can be added onto housing's 1/4"-20 threaded mount to improve balance and offer an attachment point for an optional lighting arm
    Lens Port System
    • Ships without a required lens port
    • Accepts various dome and flat ports for zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
    • For full compatibility, see Port Chart linked above
    • Changing ports is easy--just press on and tighten three thumb screws
    UPC: 883711052434
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Black)

    An all-around Micro Four Thirds camera designed for photographers and videographers, the black Lumix DMC-GX85 from Panasonic features a compact build and intuitive layout, along with a feature-set to suit a multimedia lifestyle. Utilizing a 16MP Live MOS sensor, which lacks an optical low-pass filter for increased sharpness, the GX85 is capable of shooting continuously at up to 10 fps with single-shot autofocus, or 6 fps with continuous autofocus, as well as up to 40 fps when using an electronic shutter function. UHD 4K video recording is also supported in 30 and 24 fps frame rates, as well as Full HD 1080p, and the 4K recording abilities also permit shooting 8MP stills at a 30 fps rate. A sensitivity range up to ISO 25600 permits working in difficult and low-light settings while 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization also helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Spanning a broad range of features for both still and moving images, the GX85 is a versatile mirrorless camera further characterized by its sleek form factor and connected functionality.

    Complementing the imaging attributes, the camera also incorporates both a 2.76m-dot electronic viewfinder as well as a 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which has a tilting design to better enable working from high and low angles. Built-in Wi-Fi is also integrated into the design, which facilitates wireless image transferring and remote camera control from linked smartphones or tablets.

    Included with the camera body is the versatile Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. lens, which provides a 24-64mm equivalent focal length range. The lens is characterized by its sleek profile that pairs well with the camera body, and its optical design incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to control a variety of aberrations and distortions. Additionally, a stepping AF motor is employed to provide quick, quiet, and accurate focusing performance to suit both stills and video recording applications.

    16MP Live MOS Sensor
    Using a 16MP Live MOS sensor, the GX85 is capable of capturing clear, high-resolution stills as well as UHD 4K video. The sensor's design omits an optical low-pass filter in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and resolution, and its design also affords a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, fast shooting performance is also afforded, with the ability to shoot at up to 40 fps with an electronic shutter function, 30 fps at 8MP using the 4K Photo Modes, 10 fps with AF-S and an electronic shutter, or 8 fps using a mechanical shutter with AF-S.
    UHD 4K Video Recording
    In addition to the versatile still shooting modes, the GX85 also supports recording UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported, in both MP4 and AVCHD formats, as well as HD and SD resolutions. A built-in stereo microphone can be used during recordings, and features an integrated wind-cut filter for cleaner audio quality when shooting outdoors.
    4K Photo Modes
    Utilizing the 4K video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate:
    • 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 29 min. 59 sec., making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
    • 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
    • 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
    Dual Image Stabilization
    Helping to achieve the utmost sharpness when photographing handheld, Dual I.S. combines the GX85's 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization technology with lens-based image stabilization to compensate for a broader range of movement types to render sharper, clearer imagery. Dual I.S. requires the use of compatible Lumix lenses featuring O.I.S.
    Depth-From-Defocus AF Technology
    For accelerated autofocus performance, DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position in order to suit working with continuous shooting rates up to 6 fps with continuous AF. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications where subject color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -4 EV.

    Benefitting manual focus operation, focus peaking is available that highlights bright edges of contrast with a colored outline for quickly recognizing your focus point, as well as Touch MF Assist for touch-to-focus operation.
    Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
    • An integrated 2.76m-dot electronic viewfinder offers a bright, clear eye-level means for composing images, and features a 0.7x effective magnification.
    • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.0" 1.04m-dot rear OLED monitor has a tilting design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
    • Nine programmable function buttons can be used to control a wide variety of settings and tools.
    • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets.
    Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens
    A versatile standard zoom, the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. is a 24-64mm equivalent wide-to-short tele featuring a sleek design to pair well with the compact camera body. Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element are incorporated within the lens design to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to increase image clarity and sharpness. Complementing the optical design is an internal focusing system and stepping motor that pairs with the camera's contrast-detection AF for quick, accurate focusing performance.
    Other Camera Features
    • A mechanical focal plane shutter enables a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec., as well as a top flash sync speed of 1/160 sec. An electronic shutter function also avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
    • Photo Style modes: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, and Custom.
    • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
    UPC: 885170285316
  • Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Panasonic LUMIX GX85/GX80/GX7 Mark II
    Depth Rating 200' / 61 m
    Control Type Mechanical, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever
    Controls Access to all camera controls except for diopter adjustment dial
    Material of Construction Polycarbonate, ABS, acrylic, and acetal plastic
    Lens Port Ships without a required lens port
    Accepts various dome and flat ports for zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
    For full compatibility, see Port Chart linked in Overview
    Buoyancy Slightly negative in fresh water
    Precise buoyancy will vary based on choice of lens and port
    External Flash Connector Ikelite bulkhead sync cord connector with built-in TTL circuitry
    TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes
    SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes may be used in manual exposure modes only
    Required sync cord not included
    Mounting 2x 1/4"-20 threaded mounts with 3.0" / 76.2 mm spacing for optional aluminum mounting tray and quick-release handle
    Optional second handle can be added for a second strobe or video light
    Dimensions 5.9 x 7.5 x 5.3" / 15 x 19.1 x 13.5 cm
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 6.5 x 6.4"
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Black)
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    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4592 x 3448
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4
    Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24/30 fps (100 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (20 Mb/s MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 30 fps (10 Mb/s MP4)
    640 x 480p at 30 fps (4 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24/30 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Eye Point 17.5 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 Second 
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 2 - 0 Minutes in Time Mode
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1 Second 
     in Movie Mode
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Cloudy, White Set 2, Incandescent, Daylight, Flash, Color Temperature, Shade, White Set 3, White Set 1, Auto, White Set 4
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 40 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
    Up to 10 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 8 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 6 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 2 fps at 16 MP
    Flash
    Flash Modes Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Auto
    Forced On
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 13.78' (4.2 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7" / 122.0 x 70.6 x 43.9 mm
    Weight 15.03 oz / 426 g with battery and memory card
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 12 - 32mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 64 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Angle of View 84° - 37°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
    Magnification 0.13x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.69
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 37 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.19 x 0.94" / 55.5 x 24 mm
    Weight 2.47 oz / 70 g
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 6.1 x 4.1"
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