Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon COOLPIX S3500

Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon COOLPIX S3500

Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon COOLPIX S3500

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Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon COOLPIX S3500

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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Wireless Strobe Connectivity
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to All Camera Functions
  • Clear Polycarbonate Body
  • Flat Glass Lens Port with 3.0" Diameter
  • Accepts 67mm Wide-Angle/Macro Wet Lenses
  • Compatible with Color-Correction Filters
  • Flash Diffuser and Deflector Included
  • Made in the USA
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  • 1Description

Capture beautiful, 20MP photos and HD 720p video of coral, parrot fish, and other sea life with your Nikon COOLPIX S3500 Digital Camera in this dedicated Ikelite Underwater Housing. Built for durability, it features a depth rating of 200' and is crafted from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to allow for visual inspection and monitoring of the camera and O-ring seal.

The camera's built-in flash is usable but its range, coverage, power, and color-correcting capabilities are limited, and it's also likely to cause backscatter, so it's highly recommended that you use an external strobe like Ikelite's AF35. This type of optional flash can be triggered as a wireless slave by the camera's built-in unit. An included diffuser softens the light of the camera's flash, while a supplied deflector redirects this light towards an external strobe. Choose the AF35 for easy automatic exposure, or add an Ikelite DS Substrobe via the optional EV Manual Controller to benefit from greater power and wider coverage.

When you're shooting without a strobe in relatively shallow, sunny conditions, you can attach optional, external color-correction filters for blue or green water to the housing's built-in, flat glass lens port, in order to restore hues that get absorbed beneath the surface. To achieve the best results, use these filters in combination with a manual white balance. The lens port also accepts external, 67mm wide-angle and macro wet lenses.

All camera functions are fully accessible via the mechanical controls on the housing. Additionally, two 12-24 threaded mounts on the bottom of the enclosure enable the secure attachment of an optional tray and grips, which improve balance and handling while providing attachment points for lighting arms.

Construction Details
  • Depth rating of 200'
  • Made in the USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate, which is clear to allow for visual inspection and monitoring of the camera and O-ring seal
  • Drop-in camera loading makes setup a breeze
  • Simply close the latch on the side and watch the O-ring form a solid, black, watertight seal
Controls and Handling
  • Large, ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs, and a lever, afford access to all camera functions
  • Two 12-24 threaded mounts on the bottom of the housing allow for the secure attachment of optional trays and grips, which improve balance and handling while providing attachment points for lighting arms
  • Nearly neutral buoyancy in freshwater
Lens Port
  • Built-in, flat glass lens port with 3.0" diameter
  • Attach optional, external, 67mm threaded, wide-angle and macro "wet" lenses directly to the front of the port
  • Wide-angle lenses increase your coverage, allowing you to get much closer to your subject while still fitting everything in-frame
  • Macro lenses enable extreme close-ups with great clarity and detail, so you can fill the whole frame with a tiny sea creature
  • By reducing the amount of water between your subject and lens, you get a much more crisp and colorful image
  • Ikelite WD-3 Wide-Angle Dome provides mid-range coverage with no vignetting
  • Ikelite W-30, INON UWL-H100, and other 67mm wide-angle options offer wider coverage, but not without a little vignetting and edge distortion
  • By using a smaller aperture, zooming in slightly, and/or cropping in post-production, vignetting and distortion can be reduced or eliminated
  • Available macro lenses include those from INON, Epoque, and other brands
  • When not using an external strobe, attach an optional, external color-correction filter for blue or green water to your port, in order to restore hues that are absorbed beneath the surface
  • Ikelite filters #6441.41 and #6441.81 are available for tropical blue and green water, respectively
  • 3.0" filters can be pressed directly onto the port; the larger 3.6" size may be required when fitting filters onto wide-angle wet lenses
Strobe Connection and Operation
  • Camera's built-in flash is usable, but only effective at distances of 1.0 - 3.0' (0.3 - 0.9 m) from your subject in clear conditions
  • To achieve the best results, an external underwater strobe is highly recommended because of the greater range, power, coverage, and color-correcting ability it offers
  • External strobe also reduces or eliminates backscatter, glare, and hard shadows
  • AF35 is an automatic strobe with exposure adjustment capabilities
  • Adding an Ikelite DS Substrobe via the optional EV Manual Controller will give you greater power and wider coverage
  • External strobes are triggered as wireless, optical slave units by the firing of the camera's built-in flash
  • Supplied diffuser softens the light of the camera's built-in flash to prevent backscatter
  • Included deflector redirects the light of the built-in flash towards an external strobe for more effective and reliable triggering
In the Box
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon COOLPIX S3500
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Flash Deflector
  • Port Cover
  • Vinyl Break-Away Safety Lanyard
  • 1cc Tube of Silicone Lubricant
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 200' / 60 m
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons and a knurled knob
    Controls Provide access to all camera functions
    Material of Construction Polycarbonate
    Lens Port Built-in port with flat glass front element
    Diameter: 3.0" / 76 mm
    Accepts optional, external, 67mm threaded, wide-angle and macro wet lenses
    Accepts optional, external, press-on color-correction filters: #6441.41 for tropical blue water and #6441.81 for green water
    Buoyancy Nearly neutral in freshwater
    Internal Flash Usable Yes, camera's built-in flash
    External Strobe Connector None - optional external strobes, e.g., Ikelite AF35, must be triggered as wireless slave units
    Ikelite DS Substrobe can be triggered using optional EV Manual Controller
    Mounting 12-24 threaded mounts with 3.0" / 76 mm spacing for optional tray with grips
    Dimensions 5.9 x 4.6 x 3.6" / 15 x 11.7 x 9.1 cm
    Weight 1.1 lb / 0.5 kg
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