Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Sony Alpha a7, a7R, or a7S

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Camera Body Kit

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Camera Body Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Ikelite Bulkhead Strobe Connector
  • TTL/Manual Exposure, Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Nearly All Camera Functions
  • Ergonomic Design with Tray & Handle
  • Camera with 36MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Gapless On-Chip Lens Design
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Direct Compatibility with E-mount Lenses
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  • 1Description

Capture brilliant images of coral reefs, pygmy seahorses, and blue-ringed octopi with this Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry and Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Camera Body Kit from B&H. The durable polycarbonate housing allows you to descend to depths as great as 200'. Mechanical controls afford access to nearly all the functions of the 36MP, full-frame a7R. The omission of the low-pass filter enables the camera's sensor to deliver images with a higher resolution and greater detail.

The waterproof enclosure accepts various ports to accommodate a broad array of lenses. Add an external strobe or video light to your system to ensure sufficient illumination and color accuracy on cloudy days, and when diving beyond 20' or so on clear, sunny days.

  • Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Sony Alpha a7, a7R, or a7S

    Capture images and video at depths up to 200' beneath the surface with Ikelite's Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for the Sony Alpha a7, a7R, or a7S Digital Camera. 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 AF/MF/AEL switch lever, control wheel, and diopter adjustment dial. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is white on the front, sides, top, 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. A compact aluminum mounting tray and quick-release handle are supplied 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 locking lid snaps at each side to see the o-ring form a watertight seal
    • Constructed by hand in USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is white on the front, sides, top, and bottom, but clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain view of camera's controls
    • Open-groove design suspends O-ring in natural position that is easier to maintain and more reliable than forcing it into a channel
    • Nearly neutral buoyancy in fresh water
    • Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
    Strobe Connection and Operation
    • Housing provides direct electrical connection to camera's external hot shoe
    • Integrated circuitry and bulkhead sync cord connector enable TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes
    • Circuit features model-specific encoding, which has been fine-tuned to Sony's latest flash exposure protocol as of Nov 2015
    • Circuit powered by strobe, so there's no maintenance required and no batteries to change
    • Exposure compensation in TTL mode supported via camera's built-in control
    • SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes may be used with the required sync cords in manual exposure modes only, but will still benefit from improved battery life and faster recycle times
    • 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
    Strobe and Cord Compatibility
    • Strobes:
    • Ikelite DS50: Yes, above serial number 70000
    • Ikelite DS51: Yes
    • Ikelite DS125: Yes, above serial number 5000
    • Ikelite DS160, DS161: Yes
    • Ikelite DS200: Yes, above serial number 7163
    • Sync Cords:
    • Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Sync Cord (TTL) #4103.51
    • Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual Sync Cord (TTL) # 4103.52
    • SEA&SEA / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) #4118.1
    • SEA&SEA / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Dual Sync Cord (Manual) # 4118.2
    • Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) #4116.31
    • Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) Product 4116.32
    Controls and Handling
    • Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, afford access to all camera controls except for AF/MF/AEL switch lever, control wheel, and diopter adjustment dial
    • Controls are large and knurled or grooved for easy operation even when wearing diving gloves
    • Whenever possible, controls are located in same configuration as on camera to replicate muscle memory and familiarity you've developed with camera
    • Control symbols laser-engraved onto rear of housing won't peel off or fade with time
    • Compact aluminum mounting tray with 1/4"-20 mount and quick-release handle included
    • Tray offers improved balance and handle provides attachment point for optional lighting arm
    • Handle is curved slightly to fit natural curvature of hand, and is covered by soft molding for comfort
    • Tray/handle assembly can be detached easily by removing 2 screws
    • Optional second handle can be added for a second strobe or a video light
    Lens Port System
    • Ships without required lens port
    • Accepts various dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
    • For compatibility, see Port Chart linked above
    • Changing ports is quick and easy--just press on and snap the four locks closed
    • New soft-touch zoom knob puts a system of universal zoom gears right at your fingertips
    • Two sets of zoom gears included: one for use with most popular large-diameter zoom lenses, and a second for use with small-diameter zooms. Both are lightweight and easy to install with no modification to lens required
    Camera Compatibility
    • Compatible only with Sony Alpha a7, a7R, and a7S
    • Although they are very similar, the Alpha a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II have slight differences in size and lens/control placement that make them incompatible with this housing
    UPC: 883711052052
  • Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera

    The Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony incorporates a full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor into an E-mount body thus providing the light gathering capability and detail-rich imaging of a full-frame sensor with a compact, lightweight and versatile mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system. Differing from the full-frame Sony Alpha a7, the Alpha a7R omits the low-pass filter from its 36.4MP sensor, thus optimizing its high resolution, detail-rich imaging capability. In addition, the sensor features a new gapless lens design to increase corner-to-corner light collecting efficiency.The standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-25600 provides rich saturation in bright light and clear, low-noise images in low-light situations.

    The new BIONZ X image processor offers fast processing and operation speeds including fast, intelligent autofocus and 4 fps burst shooting. Front-end LSI (large-scale integration) improves the early stages of image processing resulting in more natural details and richer tones. 14-bit RAW output preserves the detail provided by the sensor.

    The new autofocus system is optimized for the full-frame sensor including flexible spot focus areas in addition to multipoint, center-weighted, and zone focusing. Manual focus assist can be optimized for full-frame or APS-C-format shooting zones and new Eye AF Control provides highly precise eye-detection for shots that place the focus directly on the subject's eye, even when they are partially turned away.   

    Full HD 1080 video capture with 24p/60i/60p frame rates is supported in both AVCHD and MP4 codecs. Uncompressed video can be recorded off-camera via an HDMI connection, and both built-in and external stereo recording is available. HDMI and wireless output allow for viewing of still images on ultra-HD 4K television. The 3.0" tilt-able LCD has a 1.23M-dot resolution and WhiteMagic technology for better visibility in bright light. A high-contrast 2.4M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder provides 100% coverage, a wide viewing angle and features the same 3-lens optical system used in the Sony a99 DSLR.

    Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability enable easy wireless transfer of images as well as remote shutter control from smartphones and tablets. Remote Control via a USB connection enables still photo adjustment control and now includes video capture control. The Quick Navi Pro interface system makes can display all camera adjustments on the LCD for rapid setting changes when needed. 

    The advanced Sony Multi-Interface shoe expands compatibility options for flash, microphone, and other accessories, and as an E-mount full-frame camera, the Alpha a7 is compatible with all present E-mount lenses as well as new E-mount full-frame Zeiss and Sony G-series lenses. Lens mount adapters with a tripod mount are also available to use A-mount lenses on E-mount cameras and an optional dedicated battery grip enables stable extended shooting and vertical orientation stability.

    Full Frame Compact Mirrorless Digital Camera
    The Sony Alpha a7R incorporates a full frame 35.9 x 24 mm sensor into the compact, lightweight form of the E-mount mirrorless cameras providing the imaging prowess of full frame and the convenience and versatility of mirrorless.
    36.4MP Exmor CMOS Sensor with No Optical Low Pass Filter
    The 36.4MP resolution and outstanding performance of the Alpha a7R are optimized by removing the optical low-pass filter. In combination with the new BIONZ X image processing engine this design increases resolution and enhances the reproduction of the finest details. In addition, the sensor includes a new gapless lens design that fills the space between neighboring pixels to significantly increase light collecting efficiency and realize high corner-to-corner image quality. Differing from the Sony Alpha a7, the Alpha a7R with its omitted low-pass filter, gapless lens design sensor and contrast-detection AF provides the utmost in high-resolution, finely detailed capture. With 36.4 effective megapixels, the Exmor CMOS sensor captures high-resolution, low-noise images with rich tonal gradation and low-light sensitivity. The normal ISO range on the Alpha a7R is 100-25600.
    Gapless, On-chip Sensor Lenses
    Sony optimized the design and positioning of the sensor's on-chip lens (OCL) covering every pixel to significantly enhance light-gathering efficiency. A gapless on-chip lens design eliminates the gaps between the micro-lenses to collect more light. Moreover, each on-chip lens is optimally positioned depending on its location to accommodate the sharper angle of light entering the periphery, which is caused by larger sensor dimensions being teamed with the E-mount's short flange-back distance.
    BIONZ X Image Processor
    The new BIONZ X image processing engine reproduces textures and details in real time via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates the earliest processing stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.
    Fast Intelligent AF
    The high-speed image processing engine and improved algorithms combine with optimized image sensor read-out speed to achieve high-speed AF despite the use of a full-frame sensor.
    Compatibility with Sony's E-mount Lenses and New Full-Frame Lenses
    Maintaining its lightweight form, the Alpha a7R is fully compatible with Sony's present APS-C E-mount lens system and the new line of E-mount compact full-frame lenses from Carl Zeiss and Sony's premier G-series.
    3.0" Tilt LCD Monitor
    The tiltable 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD Display offers a 1,229K-dot resolution and makes it easy to photograph from low or high angles, swinging up 84° and down 45°. WhiteMagic technology dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
    2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
    With its 3-lens optical system the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and improved contrast. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle enable comfortable and stable eye-level composition.
    Full HD Movie at 24p/60i/60p with Uncompressed HDMI Output
    The Alpha a7R supports in-camera AVCHD codec frames rates in super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p. MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web. Also, it is possible to capture Full 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files to external recording devices via an HDMI connection in 60p and 60i frame-rates.
    Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
    Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the Alpha a7R also supports NFC (Near Field Communication) providing convenient transfer of images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control - a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone - connection to the smartphone can be established by simply touching compatible devices.
    Direct Access Interface
    Quick Navi Pro displays all major shooting options on the LCD screen so you can rapidly confirm settings and make adjustments without searching through dedicated menus. When shooting opportunities arise, you'll be able to respond swiftly with just the right settings.
    New Eye AF Control
    Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face will be sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate eye detection that can prioritize a single pupil. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved for easy confirmation. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.
    14-Bit RAW Output
    14-bit RAW image data of extremely high quality is outputted by the Alpha a7R. This data preserves the rich detail generated by the image sensor during the 14-bit A/D conversion process. When developed with Sony's Image Data Converter RAW development software, these images deliver particularly high quality photographic expression and rich gradation.
    Wired Remote Control with Video Capture Control
    Remote Camera Control allows you to control your Alpha a7R from your computer using a USB cable. It has been updated to include video capture control.
    Multi-Interface Shoe
    The Alpha a7R features the advanced Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Sony digital imaging accessories such as flash units, microphones, lights, and monitors thus increasing the potential of your photo and movie shooting.
    UPC: 027242874787
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  • 1Description
  • Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Sony Alpha a7, a7R, or a7S
    Depth Rating 200' / 61 m
    Control Type Mechanical, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever
    Controls Afford access to all camera controls except for AF/MF/AEL switch lever, control wheel, and diopter adjustment dial
    Material of Construction Polycarbonate
    Lens Port Ships without required lens port
    Accepts various dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
    For compatibility, see Port Chart linked above
    Buoyancy Nearly neutral in fresh water
    Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
    External Flash Connector Integrated circuitry and bulkhead sync cord connector enable 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 Aluminum mounting tray with 1/4"-20 stud and quick-release handle included
    Optional second handle can be added for a second strobe or video light
    Dimensions Approx. 9.0 x 7.1 x 5.9" / 230 x 180 x 150 mm
    Weight 5.1 lb / 2.3 kg excluding tray and handles
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 9.4 x 8.4"
  • Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
    Camera Format Full-Frame
    Pixels Actual: 36.8 Megapixel
    Effective: 36.4 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 7360 x 4912
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 24 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Audio: AAC LC, AC3
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Image Stabilization None
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    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 25
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 1/2"
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,400,000
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting Live Preview LCD (1,229,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Seconds 
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 4 fps at 36.4 MP for up to Frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-In
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Off
    Rear Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Wireless
    Built-in Flash No
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Connectivity AV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Software System Requirements Windows: Vista (SP2), 7, 8
    Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
    Powerudyfusfcsfzeuzzxszeabzazxb
    Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC-UB10 (Included)
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    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9" / 127.0 x 94.0 x 48.3 mm
    Weight 14.36 oz / 407.11 g main unit only
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 6.0 x 6.0"
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