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Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha 1 or a7S III with Dry Lock Port Mount

BH #IKUWHA1A7S3 • MFR #71476
Key Features
  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Ikelite 5-Pin Bulkhead Strobe Connector
  • Manual Flash Exposure, TTL Optional
  • Mechanical Controls
Capture brilliant images of the aquatic world with your Sony Alpha 1 or a7S III 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.
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Ikelite 200DL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Construction Details
  • 3Strobe Connection and Operation
  • 4Controls and Handling
  • 5Lens Ports

Capture brilliant images of the aquatic world with your Sony Alpha 1 or a7S III 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 push buttons, dials, and levers afford access to all important camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant ABS plastic and polycarbonate 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 complete compatibility information, see the port chart. The Dry Lock (DL) port system accommodates lenses with large diameters, and it 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 to remove excess air and create a vacuum.

Construction Details

  • Depth rating of 200'
  • Housing is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant ABS plastic and polycarbonate 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
  • Double-passivated stainless steel latches are virtually unbreakable
    Housing alone has nearly neutral buoyancy in fresh water, though your choice of lens and port may change the overall buoyancy of the system
  • Rear seal design makes maintenance easier and prevents accidental twisting or stretching of O-ring
  • Front-loading mounting plate enables quick camera installation and does not need to be removed for you to gain access to the battery or memory card
  • The mounting plate has a 1/4"-20 threaded hole on the bottom for connection to an optional tripod

Strobe Connection and Operation

  • Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead with a manual hot shoe connection enables reliable electrical triggering of strobes via sync cords
  • Optional DL2 DS Link Sony TTL Converter Ikelite ST1 Hot Shoe Kit (#46042) will enable TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes
  • Non-Ikelite strobes, such as those from Sea & Sea, INON, and Retra, will still work in manual mode only
  • Older non-digital strobes can be used in manual mode
  • Housing ships without a required sync cord for a strobe
  • Bulkhead is located on top of the enclosure to keep the cord out of your way and reduce strain on the ends
  • Ikelite's 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 to increase comfort when using the optional right-hand grip
  • Soft-touch knobs allow for a comfortable grip with or without gloves
  • Ergonomic, mechanical push buttons, knobs, and levers afford access to all camera controls except for diopter adjustment, focus mode dial (a1), joystick up/down/left/right (joystick can be depressed), and the control wheel (control wheel functions may be accessed using the front and rear dials)
  • The Super-Eye Viewfinder enhances your view through the camera's OVF when you're wearing a mask
  • You can remove the Super-Eye quickly if you'd like to attach the optional Straight or 45° Magnified Viewfinder instead
  • The camera's LCD can be tilted during installation to give you a better viewing angle

Lens Ports

  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for lenses
  • For complete compatibility information, see the port chart linked above
  • Dry Lock (DL) port system accommodates lenses with large diameters
  • The system also provides added security against leaks at the surface, thanks in large part to the included vacuum valve for checking watertight integrity before the dive
  • Removing excess air and creating a vacuum will require the purchase of a pump
UPC: 883711064017

Ikelite 200DL Specs

Depth Rating200' / 60 m
Control TypeMechanical Push Buttons, Dials, and Levers
ControlsAll Camera Controls except Diopter Adjustment, Focus Mode Dial (a1); Joystick Up/Down/Left/Right (Joystick Can Be Depressed); Control Wheel; Control Wheel Functions May Be Accessed Using Front and Rear Dials
Material of ConstructionHousing: ABS Plastic and Polycarbonate Blend
Tray and Handle: Aluminum
Lens PortDry Lock Port Mount
BuoyancySlightly Positive in Fresh Water
External Flash ConnectorIkelite ICS-5 Manual Bulkhead for Optional Strobes
Mounting1/4"-20 Threaded Holes above Lens Port Mount and on Mounting Plate and Tray
1/2-20 Threaded Accessory Port
Dimensions9.0 x 7.3 x 6.0" / 22.9 x 18.4 x 15.2 cm
WeightHousing: 4.7 lb / 2.1 kg
Tray with Left Handle: 11 oz / 312 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.615 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.2 x 9.3 x 7.7"

Ikelite 200DL Reviews

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The Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha a7R IV and a9 II Mirrorless Digital Cameras, BH # IK71474 would be suitable. https://bhpho.to/3eDUhwv
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Date published: 2021-12-31

Does this come with the dry port for my 16-35mm ...

Does this come with the dry port for my 16-35mm 2.8 sony GM lens ? I'm assuming i don't need to buy anything else besides whats mentioned above
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Lens ports and lens accessories are not included with the purchase of the Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha 1 or a7S III with Dry Lock Port Mount. As different users may use different lenses with the underwater housing, the lens port is not included and must be purchased separately. The Ikelite DL 8" Dome Port for Wide-Angle and Zoom Lenses in DSLR and Mirrorless Housings, B&H # IK75340, the Ikelite DL 28mm Port Extension, B&H # IK75028, the Ikelite DL 50mm Port Extension, B&H # IK75050, and the Ikelite 5509.16 Zoom/Focus Gear, B&H # IK550916, would be the lens accessories needed for use with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens.
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Would this protect my camera from paintballs if I ...

Would this protect my camera from paintballs if I used it to film paintball? Was wondering if it can withstand paintballs pelting it. Would it just dent or would it shatter the 200DL?
Asked by: Ben
The Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha 1 or a7S III with Dry Lock Port Mount would be a good housing to protect your camera. I have not specifically seen it tested for photographing/filming paintball and cannot state if it would withstand direct hits from a paintball, but it would be one of the best protection options for your stated usage needs. If you wish, you can contact Ikelite directly with your inquiry about the experience with using their housings for use with paintball either by calling them at 317-923-4523 or by e-mailing them at [email protected]
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