Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Nikon D7000

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Nikon D7000

Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Nikon D7000

B&H # IK6801.70 MFR # 6801.70
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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Ikelite Sync Connector for Strobe
  • Built-in TTL Circuitry
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Clear Polycarbonate Body
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Ships Without Required Lens Port
  • Made in the USA
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  • 1Description

To enable the capture of brilliant images of coral, pygmy seahorses, and other sea life at depths as great as 200', Ikelite offers this dedicated Underwater Housing for your Nikon D7000 DSLR camera. An Ikelite bulkhead sync connector and built-in TTL circuitry allow for the attachment 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/dials, and levers, afford access to virtually all camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and the camera. An included aluminum tray with dual quick-release grips affords 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 zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses. For full compatibility details, see the Port Chart.

Construction Details
  • Depth rating: 200'
  • Made by hand in the USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate
  • Clear to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain a full view of the camera
  • Spring-loaded latches on lid ensure secure closure
Strobe Connection and Operation
  • Use of an optional, external strobe will be extremely helpful once you descend further than 15-20' underwater, except when shooting with color filters on very clear days with bright sunlight
  • Strobe restores hues that get absorbed by water, so your images are vibrant, accurate, and natural-looking
  • Try to stay no more than 3-4' away from subject to preserve natural colors in images
  • Ikelite bulkhead with TTL circuitry enables reliable electrical triggering of external strobes via sync cords
  • Ikelite DS strobes are operable in iTTL or manual exposure mode
  • Third-party strobes are operable in manual mode only
  • Compatible with the following Ikelite DS strobes: DS50 (above serial number 70000), DS51, DS125 (above serial number 5000), DS160, DS161, and DS200
  • Hard-wired sync connection produces more accurate exposure than that which would be possible via wireless or fiber-optic connection to slave strobes
  • Unlike a fiber-optic cable connection, the sync cord method does not require the camera's built-in flash to fire, so it conserves battery life, speeds up recycle times, and prevents heat buildup inside the housing
  • TTL circuitry transmits direct electrical impulses from your camera to your strobes, precisely adjusting flash output and eliminating signal interference, inconsistent exposures, and false triggering
  • Make exposure adjustments directly via the controls at the back of the housing
  • Tweak your TTL exposure or take full manual control without taking your hand off the housing
  • Adjust your exposure compensation setting from +1 1/3 to - 1 1/3 in TTL mode, and make manual power adjustments with 3.5 stops in half-step increments
Controls and Handling
  • Mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and levers, provide access to all camera functions except for the diopter adjustment dial and depth-of-field preview button
  • Over-sized knob smoothly engages Ikelite's universal zoom gear system
  • Includes an aluminum tray and dual grips that afford improved handling and provide attachment points for lighting arms
  • An additional lighting arm or other lightweight accessory can be connected to the housing's aluminum 1/4"-20 top mount
  • Housing body alone has slightly negative buoyancy in freshwater; the overall buoyancy of the system varies depending on your choice of lens and port
Lens Port System
  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports with 4 locking latches for an array of different zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
  • For full compatibility details, see the Port Chart linked above
  • Two sets of zoom gears are provided: one for the majority of popular zoom lenses with large diameters of 2.8-3.0", and another for lenses with smaller diameters of 2.8" or less
  • Both sets of gears are easy to install and require no modification to the lens
UPC: 883711042367
In the Box
Ikelite Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Nikon D7000
  • Tray with Dual Quick-Release Handles
  • Port Cover
  • Waterproof Bulkhead Cap
  • Zoom/Focus Clamp and Gear Sleeve Set for Lenses up to 2.8" in Diameter in DSLR Housings
  • Zoom Sleeve
  • 1cc Tube of Silicone Lubricant
  • Microfiber Lens Cloth
  • Extra Control Tips
  • Tray Installation Hardware
  • Maintenance Kit
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 200' / 60 m
    Control Type Mechanical, i.e., push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and levers
    Controls Provide access to all camera functions except for diopter adjustment dial and depth-of-field preview button
    Material of Construction Polycarbonate
    Lens Port Ships without required lens port
    Accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for different lenses
    For full compatibility, see Port Chart linked in Overview
    Buoyancy Housing Body: Slightly negative in freshwater
    Complete System: Varies depending on choice of lens and port
    External Flash Connector Ikelite bulkhead sync connector with built-in TTL circuitry
    Ikelite DS strobes can be used in TTL or manual mode
    Third-party strobes can be used in manual mode only
    Mounting Aluminum tray with dual quick-release grip handles for lighting arms
    Aluminum 1/4"-20 threaded top mount
    Dimensions Housing Only: 9.8 x 7.0 x 6.5" / 25 x 17.8 x 16.5 cm
    With Tray and Handles: 13.7 x 7.3 x 6.5" / 34.8 x 18.5 x 16.5 cm
    Weight Housing Only: 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    With Tray and Handles: 7.7 lb / 3.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 9.6 x 9.6"
    Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for Nikon D7000 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reasonably good housing for photography The housing is a good compromise between price and quality. It is cheaper (including the ports) but bigger than some modern metal housings, which have a tighter fit. The many adjustment knobs and buttons have no text indicating what they are (sometimes difficult to remember) and they are connected to levers - you may accidentally adjust a setting underwater without noticing this. Especially problematic is the flash TTL adjustment - the knob turns around too easily and unnoticed resulting in problems in flash exposure. It is best to glue the knob in place and use manual flash exposure. Deeper than 6m/20ft the housing slightly changes its form due to increased pressure, making starting and stopping video often impossible. During a dive safari I always had to ascend close to the surface to be able do this - not very safe or convenient. Tried to adjust the camera position inside the housing but without result. The optical finder is ok, but with a dive mask on, seeing the image corners is not easy. I have made 15 dives with the housing. The photographic results are ok (the exception is the already mentioned problem in flash exposure). The video results are not ok due to the problems with the video start/stop button.
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy! I have purchased this unit from B&H in April 2013 and it has been on 20 dives already. The order was placed with overnight shipping since I was picking this up in Florida to take back to the Caribbean. The unit is used for underwater scientific photography evidence and documentation. It takes some time to learn about the controls, but if you have previous experience with U/W housings it will not be too difficult. Not recommended for your beginner diver or someone with little experience in underwater photo. Otherwise this is a great tool and if maintained correctly, it can go a long way.
    Date published: 2013-05-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Product I use this for shore and boat diving. Nicely built. It replaced the housing for my D80. Seems to weigh a bit less. Durable, and works as expected.
    Date published: 2014-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recommend this product Better cost benefit. Box of excellent quality and has access to all machine controls. I recommend
    Date published: 2012-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great look i haven't try it but looks great
    Date published: 2011-06-25
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