Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Camera Body Kit

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Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Camera Body Kit
Key Features
  • Housing with 200' Depth Rating
  • Ikelite 5-Pin Bulkhead Strobe Connector
  • Interchangeable DL Lens Port System
  • Camera: 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
Capture stunning 4K video and beautiful photos at depths as great as 200' with the Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Camera Body Kit from B&H. Bundling the durable waterproof enclosure with the 24.2MP digital SLR camera body, 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.
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Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Camera Body Kit Overview

Capture stunning 4K video and beautiful photos at depths as great as 200' with the Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing and Sony Alpha a9 Camera Body Kit from B&H. Bundling the durable waterproof enclosure with the 24.2MP digital SLR camera body, 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 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony a7 III, a7R III & a9 with Dry Lock Port Mount

Capture brilliant images of the aquatic world with your Sony a7 III, a7R III, or a9 mirrorless camera in Ikelite's 200DL Underwater Housing with Dry Lock Port Mount, which has a depth rating of 200'. An Ikelite bulkhead with a manual hot shoe connection enables reliable electrical triggering of optional external strobes via sync cords. The use of an optional TTL hot shoe and converter will allow for TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes; non-Ikelite strobes will still work in manual mode only.

Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push buttons, dials, and levers, afford access to all essential 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. The supplied aluminum tray with a left-hand quick release grip affords improved balance and handling, while offering an attachment point for an optional lighting arm.

This housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for an array of lenses. For full compatibility details, see the port chart. The Dry Lock (DL) port system accommodates lenses with large diameters, and provides added security against leaks at the surface, thanks in large part to the included vacuum valve for checking watertight integrity before the dive. You'll need to pick up the required pump in order to remove excess air and actually create a vacuum.

Construction Details

  • Depth rating of 200'
  • Two double-passivated, stainless steel locking latches are corrosion resistant and virtually unbreakable
  • Housing is made by hand in the USA from a corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic blend
  • White on the front, top, sides, and bottom to reflect sunlight and keep the camera cool when shooting on or above the water's surface
  • Clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain your view of the camera's rear controls
  • Housing alone has nearly neutral buoyancy in fresh water, though your choice of lens and port may change the overall buoyancy of the system
  • Open-groove design suspends the rear O-ring in the natural position, making maintenance easier and preventing accidental twisting or stretching
  • Front-loading mounting plate enables quick camera installation, and does not need to be removed in order for you to gain battery or memory card access
  • Mounting plate has a 1/4"-20 threaded hole on the bottom for connection to an optional tripod

Strobe Connection and Operation

  • Use of an optional external strobe is highly recommended for color correction and adequate brightness, and basically essential once you descend deeper than 15-20' underwater
  • Strobe restores hues that are absorbed by the water, so your images are vibrant and accurate
  • Try to stay no more than 3-4' away from your subject to preserve natural colors in images
  • Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with a manual hot shoe connection enables reliable electrical triggering of strobes
  • Optional TTL hot shoe and converter, e.g., Ikelite's ST1K Sony Alpha TTL Kit, will enable TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes, which use the #4103.51 Single and #4103.52 Dual Sync Cords
  • Non-Ikelite strobes, such as those from Sea & Sea, INON, and Retra, will still work in manual mode only, and can be connected via #4118.1 Single and #4118.2 Dual Sync Cords
  • Older non-digital strobes can be used in manual mode via #4103.51 Single and #4103.52 Dual Cords
  • Housing ships without a required sync cord for a strobe
  • Bulkhead has been moved to the top of the enclosure to keep the cord out of your way and reduce strain on the ends
  • Ikelite's #4403 Optical Slave Converter and Aquatica's Water Wizard system are available options that will let you trigger wireless slave strobes
  • Exposure compensation is available via the camera's controls

Controls and Handling

  • Sensitive shutter and AF-On levers are curved and extendable, in order to increase comfort when using the optional right-hand grip
  • Push buttons have been modified to reduce weight and salt buildup
  • Upgraded soft-touch knobs, including the zoom knob on the side, allow for a better, more comfortable grip with or without gloves
  • Ergonomic, mechanical push buttons, knobs, and levers afford access to all camera functions except for the diopter adjustment dial, multi-selector, focus mode dial / lock-release button, and media slot cover switch
  • Control symbols are etched into the back of the housing with lasers, so they won't fade or fall off with time
  • Control placement is as close as possible to the layout of functions on the camera, allowing your muscle memory to guide you, so you don't have to learn another set of controls
  • LCD monitor can be tilted during camera installation to give you a better viewing angle
  • Supereye Viewfinder enhances your view through the camera's OVF when you're wearing a mask
  • You can remove the Supereye quickly if you'd like to attach the optional Straight or 45° Magnified Viewfinder instead
  • Hard-anodized aluminum tray with a left-hand quick release grip improves balance and handling, while offering an attachment point for an optional lighting arm
  • Optional right-hand grip can be added easily
  • 1/4"-20 mounts and other mounting points enable connection to a tripod and the addition of accessories
  • Tray is more than 3/4 lb lighter than Ikelite's previous model
  • Housing is a 1/2 lb lighter than its FL-mount counterpart
  • Another 1/4"-20 threaded mount is located front and center on the housing above the port mount, allowing for the attachment of a focus light, GoPro action camera, or other lightweight piece of equipment
  • Spare 1/2-20 threaded port on top of the enclosure allows for the addition of various accessories
  • Optional Cable Grip or Aluminum Top Handle can be added for easier carrying if you're using 2 strobes

Lens Ports

  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Accepts all Ikelite Dry Lock (DL) dome and flat ports, enabling you to shoot with a wide variety of lenses
  • Zoom and focus gears are available for many lenses
  • For complete compatibility details, see the port chart linked above
  • DL port system accommodates lenses with large diameters
  • Provides added security against leaks at the surface, thanks in large part to the included vacuum valve that helps you check watertight integrity before the dive
  • Removal of excess air to create a vacuum requires #47011 Pump with Gauge
  • DL mount can be removed and replaced by the older FL (Four Lock) port locks, though this change would be irreversible unless you sent the housing back to Ikelite to have the DL mount installed again
UPC: 883711055312

Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Bringing the speed Sony mirrorless shooters have been waiting for, the Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, complementing both the imaging and focusing assets, the a9 also sports 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.

Matching its professional imaging capabilities is a well-rounded physical construction that is fully weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions. For clear, uncompromised viewing, a quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder is featured with an impressive 3.686m-dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate for clear, bright, and smooth eye-level viewing. Alternatively, a 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is also available to benefit working from high and low angles. Dual SD memory card slots, a customizable menu system, and a variety of physical control dials further round out the camera's intuitive design, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked mobile devices.

24.2MP Full-Frame Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Sensor

Poised for speed, the a9 features a first-for-full-frame 24.2MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS that affords impressively quick readout speeds to benefit up to 20 fps continuous shooting and UHD 4K video recording. The sensor's back-illuminated design also affords high sensitivity to an extended ISO 204,800 with reduced noise for clean image quality in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, uncompressed raw files can be recorded in 14-bit for greater color fidelity and post-production flexibility.

BIONZ X Image Processor

Working in conjunction with the stacked CMOS sensor is an apt BIONZ X image processor that ensures quick processing speeds to keep up with fast-paced shooting applications. Continuous shooting up to 20 fps is supported for up to 362 consecutive JPEGs, or 241 raw frames, along with a top electronic shutter speed of 1/32,000 for freezing fast-moving subjects or working in bright lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast recording capabilities is an equally quick AF/AE metering system that functions at 60 times per second to continuously evaluate the scene in order to lock onto and track moving subjects. Additionally, due to the use of an electronic shutter, totally blackout-free monitoring is possible with the electronic viewfinder for more accurate compositions of moving subjects.

693-Point Phase-Detection AF

Covering 93% of the image area, a focal-plane phase-detection autofocus system incorporates 693 points along with 25 contrast-detection areas for quick and precise focusing in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -3 EV. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. The use of phase-detection points also enables the use of A-mount lenses via the optional LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 lens mount adapters with full continuous AF/AE tracking compatibility.

The apt focus system also lends itself to a variety of focusing functions for refined accuracy, including Lock-on AF, which maintains focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject, and Expand Flexible Spot, which employs neighboring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus. Additionally, Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognized subjects' eyes for portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes. Autofocus can also be used in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier function for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details.

In addition to autofocus, the a9 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighting sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus.

5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization

Packed into the robust a9 is a 5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.

UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format

Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the Super35mm recording area and effective 20MP (6000 x 3376) resolution, 2.4x oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible, that is void of pixel binning, for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.

4K video recording also avails the ability to produce 8MP stills during playback by taking a frame grab from a movie and storing it as a separate file.

Slow & Quick Motion

Take more control over your video capture capabilities with a variety of new frame rates available in an S&Q mode. This will allow shooters to capture Full HD video at one of either steps between 1-120 fps. These settings will allow you to slow down action as well as speed up a slow-moving scene. This setting is also NTSC/PAL switchable.

Enhanced Zebra Function

An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to aid in monitoring exposure values in high-contrast scenes. Video signal level targets can be set from 0 to 109, and specific ranges can be set to make exposure level adjustments easier.

Time Code and User Bit Settings

A time code can be used to record hours, minutes, seconds, frames on image data for more precise editing while the User Bit function can record date, time, and scene number to aid in editing together footage from multiple cameras.

Body Design

  • Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder features a 3.686m-dot resolution and a 0.78x magnification for bright and clear viewing. The EVF also sports a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to reduce reflections and a high 120 fps refresh rate can be used to reduce lag for a smoother viewing experience. Additionally, a fluorine coating has been applied to the outermost viewfinder element to benefit cleaning.
  • Rear 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD is available for live view shooting and menu navigation. The touchscreen enables Touch Focus for intuitive adjustment of your focus point, and the tilting design benefits working from both high and low angles.
  • Dual SD card slots provide a more flexible means for storing files. The lower card slot supports UHS-II type cards, and the slots can be configured to do an in-camera backup, segregated raw/JPEG recording, or overflow saving.
  • My Menu function can be used to customize your menu items for easy, direct access with up to 72 options to be set and ordered.
  • Stacked drive mode and focus mode dials, a dedicated AF-ON button, and a rear multi-selector all afford greater efficiency when switching focus modes, points, or exposure settings.
  • Integrated LAN terminal enables making wired FTP transfers for notably fast transfer speeds. Also, the first three characters of the file name can be customized for easier organization during post-production.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a9 to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows for location data acquisition.
  • Magnesium-alloy body design is both lightweight and durable, and also weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions.
  • Integrated PC sync terminal for wired flash sync with strobe packs or wireless radio remotes.
UPC: 027242907362

Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony a7 III, a7R III & a9 with Dry Lock Port Mount Specs

Physical
Depth Rating200' / 60 m
Control TypeMechanical Push Buttons, Dials, and Levers
ControlsAfford Access to All Camera Functions except for Diopter Adjustment Dial, Multi-Selector, Focus Mode Dial / Lock-Release Button, and Media Slot Cover Switch
Material of ConstructionPolycarbonate and ABS Plastic
Lens PortShips without Required Lens Port
Dry Lock (DL) Interchangeable Port System
Accepts Dome and Flat Ports for an Array of Lenses, Including Those with Large Diameters
For Complete Compatibility Details, See Port Chart Linked in Overview
BuoyancyHousing Only: Nearly Neutral in Fresh Water
Complete System: Depends on Choice of Lens and Port
External Flash ConnectorIkelite ICS-5 Bulkhead with Manual Hot Shoe Connection for Optional External Strobes
Optional TTL Hot Shoe and Converter Will Allow for TTL Operation with Compatible Ikelite DS Strobes
Ikelite ST1K Sony Alpha TTL Kit is Recommended
Non-Ikelite Strobes Will Still Work in Manual Mode Only
Mounting1/4"-20 Threaded Mounts with 3.5" / 88.9 mm Spacing for Included Tray and Grip
Dimensions9.0 x 7.2 x 6.6" / 22.9 x 18.3 x 16.8 cm
Weight5.1 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.6 x 9.35 x 8.45"

Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Specs

Imaging
Lens MountSony E
Camera FormatFull-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
PixelsActual: 28.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio3:2, 16:9
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size35.6 x 23.8 mm
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 362 Frames (JPEG) / 241 Frames (Raw)
Up to 10 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 2.5 fps at 24.2 MP
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Video
Recording ModesXAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [50 Mb/s]
AVCHD
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
MP4
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [16 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p [6 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File FormatAAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 693
Contrast Detection: 25
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +20 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Viewfinder Size0.5"
Viewfinder Resolution3,686,400 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Size3"
Resolution1,440,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemP-TTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Interface
Memory Card SlotSlot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Connectivity3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), PC Sync Socket, USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Battery1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)5 x 3.8 x 2.5" / 126.9 x 95.6 x 63 mm
Weight1.48 lb / 673 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.495 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.75 x 6.2 x 5.7"
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