Ikelite 6146.12 TTL Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G12 & G11

Ikelite 6146.12 TTL Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G12 & G11

Ikelite 6146.12 TTL Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G12 & G11

B&H # IK6146.12 MFR # 6146.12
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Product Highlights

  • Polycarbonate Construction
  • Accesses All Camera Functions
  • G12 Front Dial Control is Accessible
  • eTTL Compatible w/ Ikelite SubStrobes
  • Release Handle for Strobe Attachment
  • Compatible w/ WD-4 Conversion Dome
  • O-ring Seal can be Checked Visually
  • Slightly Negative for Stability
  • Rated Down to 200'
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Ikelite 6146.12 overview

  • 1Description

This Ikelite 6146.12 TTL Underwater Housing is for the Canon Powershot G12 and G11 cameras. It is an injection-molded clear polycarbonate case, known for its strength and corrosion-free properties. The housing offers an unobstructed view of the camera's information and control functions and operates safely to a depth of 200'. Every camera function is accessible in this housing including the front dial control on the G12. Camera installation is quick and simple, and the O-ring seal can be checked visually through the clear housing.

Since so much of the light is blocked by the lens port, the camera's built-in flash can only be used to illuminate macro subjects. An external strobe is recommended for better results. This will bring out the natural color of your subject and reduce the illumination of particles suspended in the water, known as backscatter. This housing includes circuitry that converts Canon eTTL signals from the hot shoe for TTL compatibility with Ikelite DS SubStrobes. This is not a TTL by "watching the camera strobe" slave system but real Canon eTTL control when connecting strobes with a sync cord. Strobes from other manufacturers can be used in manual mode. The release handle system allows for easy attachment and removal of SubStrobe mounting arms at the touch of a button. The housing is slightly negative in saltwater for stability, and handles superbly underwater.

The housing comes standard with an optical-grade glass flat port which allows full use of the camera's zoom without vignetting. The Canon G12 and G11 cameras feature a 28mm wide-angle setting. External wide angle conversion lenses cannot be used to any advantage. For wide-angle work the housing does accept the Ikelite WD-4 Wide-Angle Conversion Dome Port. The conversion dome corrects for the refractive magnification of the flat port underwater to restore the camera's original angle of coverage. The WD-4 and Canon G12 or G11 combination provides a 28mm angle of coverage with incredibly crisp corners. This option is effectively as wide as and sharper overall than a housed Canon G9 underwater with an external wide-angle lens.

TTL Flash Compatible
Housing includes circuitry that converts Canon eTTL hot shoe signals for real TTL compatibility with the Ikelite DS SubStrobes
Non-Ikelite Strobes
Non-Ikelite strobes can be used manually with proper sync cord
Clear Polycarbonate Construction
Strong and corrosion-free. Unobstructed view of the camera's information and control functions with visual confirmation of o-ring seal
Camera Functions
Housing accesses all camera functions including the front dial control on the G12
Mechanical Controls
The dependable controls are conveniently placed at fingertip and kept watertight with Ikelite's pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands, one of the most reliable methods for sealing controls
Release Handle
Easy attachment and removal of SubStrobe mounting arms and other accessories at the touch of a button
The optional WD-4 wide-angle conversion dome corrects for the size distortion that occurs underwater, so the cameras 28mm lens has the same angle of view underwater as it does on land
In the Box
Ikelite 6146.12 TTL Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G12 & G11
  • Single-Release Arm with Tray
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Vinyl Port Cover
  • Silicone Lubricant
  • O-ring Installed
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Ikelite 6146.12 specs

    Construction Clear injection-molded polycarbonate
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls All
    Depth Rating 200' (60m)
    Buoyancy Slightly negative in saltwater
    Port Fixed, flat
    Internal Flash Usable Yes, macro only
    External Strobe Connector Yes
    TTL Compatible Yes with Ikelite DS SubStrobes
    Moisture Alarm No
    Color Clear, Black
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 7 x 6 x 6" (178 x 152 x 152mm)
    10 x 6 x 6" (254 x 152 x 152 mm) with handle attached
    Weight (without Camera) Approx. 6 lbs (2.7kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.78 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 9.9 x 7.1"

    Ikelite 6146.12 reviews

    6146.12 TTL Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G12 & G11 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from G12 housing Made 15 dives with the new housing and camera in Cozumel last week. I had to modify the control that moved with front wheel so the foam didn't slide down the shaft. After the modification the housing worked great. Less expensive that other options. Housing allows use of all camera controls.
    Date published: 2010-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Housing The product operated as expected and allowed the camera to produce some wonderful photos. My first time using Ikelite and I was very impressed.
    Date published: 2010-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Under the sea with Ikelite I am using this underwater housing for a fashion photography series. This housing is built like a tank and will never let you down. This housing has made me want to take scuba diving lessons I love it so much. I cannot think of one negative thing to say about it. It would be cool if it had some type of sensor or detector that would beep if water was entering case just in case! I would highly recommend this case and say skip the cheaper case and risk of drowning camera.
    Date published: 2012-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid built Bought this housing for use with my new Canon G12. ... Housing is well built and has all the controls easly accessible. It is a bit heavy out of the water, but this is understandable considering the quality and functions. The final word,I'm very pleased.
    Date published: 2011-03-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ikelite has earned their reputation... It's an Ikelite so you know the build quality is very, very good. All Ikelite housings are clear so you can see right inside. The G11/G12 housing includes a hotshoe to bulkhead cable that allows you to connect a true TTL strobe (or two). The only downside is the lack of a good wide-angle solution. The WD-4 is available but it's poor mounting system makes it too difficult to use.
    Date published: 2011-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ikelite for Canon G-12 This is my 4th Ikelite housing. Always a good value, Ikelite products are dependable and Ikelite provides outstanding customer service. Haven't been in the water with it yet but have played with the housing extensively in anticipation. All G-12 controls are readily excessible.
    Date published: 2013-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ikelite G11 Housing I bought this to finally replace my Nikonos. It performed great and controls all functions of the camera. The housing is a little bulky compared to others but with the handle and strobe it is negatively buoyant. Great product at a reasonable price.
    Date published: 2012-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, great service I drowned 2 G-9s using the Canon UW housing before I kicked down for the Ikelite. This is built like a tank, heavy but durable - works for me as I do a lot of shore diving in Kona. Ikelite has the best customer service, too.
    Date published: 2011-12-05
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