Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8

Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing and Olympus PEN E-PL8 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit

Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing and Olympus PEN E-PL8 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit

B&H # IK695108EPL8 (B&H Kit)
Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing and Olympus PEN E-PL8 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit

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Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing and Olympus PEN E-PL8 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8 Olympus PEN E-PL8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)

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  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Ikelite Sync Connector for Strobe
  • TTL Circuitry, Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • ABS/Polycarbonate Body, DLM Port Mount
  • Camera with 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 3", 1.04m-Dot 180° Tilting Touch LCD
  • Full HD 1080/30p Video, Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 81-Area FAST AF with Small Target AF
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  • 1Description

Capture beautiful images of coral, pygmy seahorses, and blue-ringed octopi with this Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing and Olympus PEN E-PL8 Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Kit from B&H. The durable ABS and polycarbonate enclosure allows you to descend to depths as great as 200'. Its mechanical controls afford access to virtually all the functions of the 16.1MP E-PL8 mirrorless camera. The housing's DLM Type A mount accepts various dome and flat ports to accommodate a broad array of lenses.

  • Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8

    You can capture brilliant images of coral reefs, whale sharks, and more at depths as great as 200', thanks to Ikelite's 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for the Olympus PEN E-PL8 Mirrorless Micro Four-Thirds Digital Camera. An Ikelite sync cord bulkhead and built-in TTL circuitry enable the connection of optional external strobes. Ikelite DS flash units can be used in TTL or manual exposure mode, while third-party strobes will work in manual mode.

    Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs, a dial, and a lever, afford access to virtually all camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic blend. It is 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 aluminum tray with a quick-release grip or two will afford improved balance and handling, while offering a way to attach optional lighting arms.

    The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for a broad array of lenses. For full compatibility details, see the DLM Type A Port Chart.

    Construction Details
    • Depth rating: 200'
    • Made by hand in USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic 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 the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and camera
    • Two double-passivated, stainless steel locking latches are virtually unbreakable and make it easy to open and close the housing
    • Rear O-ring seal design and placement prevent accidental twisting or stretching, and eliminate the need for a groove that can trap sand, dirt, or debris
    • 1/2-20 threaded accessory port on the side of the housing allows for the easy installation of an optional Vacuum Kit (#47012), which will allow you to confirm the integrity of the watertight seal before diving
    • Camera is installed and removed through the front of the housing
    • Mounting plate allows for secure camera placement, and does not need to be removed for you to access the battery compartment or memory card slot
    • Mounting plate has a 1/4"-20 threaded hole for connection to a tripod
    Controls and Handling
    • Large, ergonomic, mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs, a dial, and a lever, afford access to all camera functions except for the Fn and zoom buttons
    • Shutter lever features Ikelite's updated design, which has made it more sensitive and ergonomic than the levers on many previous housings
    • Optional Shutter Trigger Extension (#4077.93) can be added on to allow for easy shutter activation without removing your hand from a grip
    • Redesigned push-buttons are even lighter in weight than the previously existing ones, and are also less prone to salt buildup
    • Video recording button is bright red for quick, easy identification and anodized to resist corrosion
    • Laser-engraved control symbols on the back of the housing won't come off or fade with time
    • Controls are placed in the same configuration as they are on the camera, allowing for a smooth transition from shooting on land to diving, thanks to the muscle memory you've already developed
    • Camera's large, bright LCD monitor is entirely visible through the back of the housing
    • Two 1/4"-20 threaded mounts on the bottom of the housing allow for connection to an optional tray with grips, which improves balance and handling while adding attachment points for lighting arms
    Lens Port
    • Ships without a required lens port
    • Accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for a broad array of lenses
    • For complete compatibility details, see the port chart linked above
    • Simply press the port on and tighten three thumb screws
    Strobe Connection and Operation
    • An optional external strobe will be extremely helpful--and virtually essential--once you descend further than 15-20' underwater, except when shooting with color filters on very clear days with bright sunlight
    • Strobe acts as a color-correction tool, restoring hues that get absorbed by water so that your images are vibrant and accurate
    • Try to stay no more than 3-4' away from subject to preserve natural colors in images
    • Ikelite bulkhead with hot shoe connection and integrated TTL circuitry enables reliable electrical triggering of external strobes via sync cords
    • Circuit is fine-tuned to the PEN E-PL8 camera's flash exposure protocol, allowing for the most accurate exposure possible
    • Circuit is powered by the strobe, so there are no batteries to change and there is no maintenance to be done
    • Exposure compensation in TTL mode is supported using the camera's built-in control
    • Ikelite DS strobes, such as DS50 (above serial number 70000), 51, 125 (above serial number 5000), 160, 161, and 200 (above serial number 7163), are operable in TTL or manual mode
    • Third-party strobes, such as those from Sea & Sea, INON, and Nikonos, operable in manual mode only
    • Cord attachment is as easy as screwing in a light bulb, and the threaded fit prevents accidental detachment during use
    • Bulkhead connector has been moved to the top of the housing to keep cords out of your way and reduce strain on the cord ends
    • Housing ships without required sync cord and accepts following ones: Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL (#4103.51), Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual (#4103.52), Sea & Sea/INON-to-Ikelite Non-TTL (#4118.1), Sea & Sea/INON-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Dual (#4118.2), Nikonos SB-to-Ikelite Non-TTL (#4116.31), and Nikonos SB-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Dual (#4116.32)
    UPC: 883711054551
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)

    A chic and compact mirrorless camera, the black PEN E-PL8 from Olympus is a Micro Four Thirds system camera defined by its refined appearance, imaging capabilities, and in-camera creative controls. Revolving around a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor, a quick continuous shooting rate of 8.5 fps benefits working with moving subjects while a top sensitivity of ISO 25600 suits working in low-light conditions. Beyond stills shooting, Full HD 1080p/30 video recording is also supported. Benefitting both photo and movie applications, an 81-area FAST autofocus system is both quick and accurate, and works in conjunction with the rear touchscreen for touch-to-focus control. Additionally, 3-axis sensor-shift type VCM image stabilization is also featured to reduce the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.

    Beyond the imaging capabilities, the E-PL8 also distinguishes itself through its stylish exterior, which integrates a compact right hand grip, clean lines, matching leatherette accents, an included matching neck strap, and an embossed Olympus logo on the front. Matching intent of the opulent exterior, the camera is also configured for the selfie enthusiasts out there, with the inclusion of a 3.0" 1.04m-dot 180° tilting touchscreen LCD. For easier control when making front-facing portraits, new buttons have been added to the touchscreen interface for recording video selfies, making clips, adjusting exposure brightness, accessing Photo Story modes, and applying Art Filters. In addition to these selfie controls, the camera is also fitted with built-in Wi-Fi for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from a linked smartphone or tablet.

    16.1MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor
    Featuring a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor, along with the TruePic VII image processor, the E-PL8 is capable of recording high-resolution stills and Full HD 1080p video with sensitivity up to ISO 25600. The processing speed also avails a top continuous shooting rate of 8.5 fps in full-resolution, with the ability to record up to 16 12-bit raw files in a single burst or 64 JPEGs. When working at a slower, 3.7 fps shooting rate, you are able to record infinite JPEG bursts for the capacity of your memory card.
    FAST Autofocus System with Small Target AF
    Benefitting the quick shooting performance of the E-PL7, a contrast-detection focusing method employs 81 AF areas across the entire sensor to quickly and accurately acquire focus. Aptly named, FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) is able to home in on subjects using single-shot or continuous focusing methods, as well as AF tracking to benefit working with moving subjects. In addition, there is Small Target AF that can be used to acquire focus in a smaller area for increased accuracy.

    When working with manual focus, focus peaking is available to simplify attaining precise sharpness, which is especially useful when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
    3-Axis In-Body VCM Image Stabilization
    In-body VCM (Voice Coil Motor) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 3.5 stops with any lens in use. Furthermore, this unique image stabilization system works across three axes, versus the conventional two axes, and compensates for vertical and horizontal shifts (yaw and pitch) as well as camera shake along the optical axis (roll). This range of detected movements serves to benefit traditional still image shooting as well as movie recording and working with moving subjects more effectively.
    Full HD Video Recording
    Capable of recording 1920 x 1080p video at 30 fps, the E-PL8 provides users with another creative method for capturing imagery. This system saves the files as MOV format files and will also record stereo audio with the built-in microphone. Multiple other options are available as well, including 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480 resolution options.
    Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
    • A large 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD is available for intuitive control over image composition, settings, and playback, and the screen also has an 80° upward, 180° downward tilting design for making front-facing selfies, or just working from a variety of angles.
    • The GUI of the LCD touchscreen now benefits selfie-shooting, and includes dedicated buttons for recording Clips, video, stills, and adjusting the exposure brightness.
    • The exterior of the camera body has been updated with a sleeker grip, refined lines, metal control dials, and an embossed Olympus PEN logo in the leatherette on the front of the camera body. A matching strap is also included and the textured leatherette accents are designed to both complement and contrast the main body color.
    • The FL-LM1 flash is included with the camera, and offers a guide number of 23' at ISO 100 to provide additional illumination when working in low-light conditions.
    • The included BLS-50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 350 shots per charge.
    • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity permits seamlessly connecting a smartphone or tablet to the camera via QR connection, which then enables you to wirelessly share imagery and remotely control the camera.
    Other Camera Features
    • An anti-shock shooting mode lets you use an electronic first curtain shutter, in conjunction with a 60-1/320 sec shutter speed range, to reduce vibrations when shooting atop a tripod or other support.
    • Digital ESP metering uses a 324-area multi pattern metering area, along with center-weighted average and spot metering modes, for accurate exposure metering control.
    • Scene Select AE modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., Panning, and 3D.
    • Picture Modes: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, and Art Filters.
    • Fourteen different in-camera Art Filters are available, and include Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, WaterColor, Vintage, and Partial Color, and these modes can be further adjusted through the use of Art Effects, which include a Soft Focus Effect, Pin-Hole Effect, White Edge Effect, Frame Effect, Star Light Effect, Defocus Effect, B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, and Green), Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, and Green), and Shade Effect (Top & Bottom, Left & Right).
    • Photo Story mode lets you shoot a scene from different viewpoints, then compile these individual images into a single frame.
    • Live Composite Mode lets you record a long exposure, between 1/2 to 60 seconds, and watch the exposure build in real-time for more accurate long exposures.
    • Interval shooting is supported for up to 999 sequential frames with 1 second to 24 hour intervals. Finished shoots can then be automatically compiled into a time-lapse movie.
    • Multiple Exposure mode lets you record two sequential frames over one another with auto gain for a balanced overall exposure.
    • Movie Effects: One Shot Echo, Multi Echo, Art Fade, and Old Film.
    • In-camera Clips combines short video clips into one short movie, which can then be set to background music in-camera, including the theme to Happy Days.
    • Live Guide is a simple graphical menu for adjusting color saturation, color value, brightness, background blur, and how motion is portrayed, and can also display helpful shooting tips.
    • iAUTO is an intelligent mode that automatically detects the subject in the image and applies one of 42 optimized settings to enhance the look of imagery.
    • Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai.
    UPC: 050332190740
In the Box
  • 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8
  • 0110 O-Ring
  • O-Ring for Select Strobes and Housings
  • ICS Bulkhead Cap (Replacement)
  • Control + Push Button Tip Assortment for Compact Digital Housings
  • 1/8" Hex Head Allen Wrench for Control Knobs on Housings
  • #0184.1 Tube of Silicone Lubricant
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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  • 1Description
  • Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8
    Depth Rating 200' / 60 m
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons, knurled knobs, a dial, and a lever
    Controls Provide access to all camera functions except for Fn and zoom buttons
    Material of Construction Body: Polycarbonate and ABS plastic blend
    Back Plate: Acrylic
    Small Parts: Acetyl
    Lens Port Ships without a required lens port
    Accepts interchangeable dome and flat ports for various lenses
    For complete compatibility details, see DLM Type A port chart linked in overview
    Buoyancy Housing Only: Slightly negative in fresh water
    Complete System: Depends on choice of lens and port
    External Flash Connector Ikelite sync cord bulkhead with hot shoe connection and TTL circuitry for external strobes (cords not included)
    Mounting 2x 1/4"-20 threaded mounts with 3.0" / 76 mm spacing for optional tray
    Dimensions 7.5 x 5.9 x 5.2" / 19.1 x 15 x 13.2 cm
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: AVI, MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo), WAV
    Bit Depth 12-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 3-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps (24 Mb/s MOV)
    1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
    1280 x 720p at 29.97 fps (12 Mb/s MOV)
    1280 x 720p at 29.97 fps (8 Mb/s MOV)
    1280 x 720p at 30 fps (AVI)
    640 x 480p at 30 fps (AVI)
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 29 Min
    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 Contrast Detection: 81
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,037,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 1/4000 Second 
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1 Minute 
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 60 - 1/320 Second 
    Remote Control RM-UC1 (Optional)
    Metering Method Average Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Art Filter, Custom, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Photo Story, Program, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Underwater
    Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Custom
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 8.5 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 16 Frames in Raw Format
    Up to 8.5 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 64 Frames in JPEG Format
    Up to 3.7 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 20 Frames in Raw Format
    Up to 3.7 fps at 16.1 MP for Unlimited Frames 
    Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Second-Curtain Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System TTL Remote Firing Groups: 4 Channels: 4
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
    Self Timer 12 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Custom: 1 - 30 Seconds at 0.5-, 1.0-, 2.0-, 3.0Second Intervals
    Number of Shots: 1 - 10
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Battery 1 x BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1175 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 30 - 90%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5" / 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4 mm
    Weight 13.192 oz / 374 g with battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 9.0 x 3.8"
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