Ikelite Canon G16 Housing with Electrical TTL Strobe Sync
This updated version of the original housing includes the following new features and improvements:\
- Ergonomic new shutter lever
- Improved self-centering zoom control
- Improved rear dial control
- Front loading camera mounting
- Silicone front hand grip
- Standardized 1/4-20 mounting for external trays
- Spare 1/2-20 accessory port for optional vacuum valve
- New white ABS-PC blend
This compact and lightweight housing provide all important functions of the Canon PowerShot G16 up to depths of 200 feet (60m). Large, easy-to-reach controls are provided for all camera functions including the rear dial and custom function controls. Control functions are placed in a similar configuration to the camera's layout. Rear controls are marked with easy-to-see laser engraved symbols which never fade or fall off. The front-loading camera mounting system makes installation and removal a breeze. The camera mounting plate allows ready access to the battery and memory card, and it features standard 1/4-20 mounts.
The optional WD-4 Wide Angle Dome provides a wider angle of view underwater without the edge distortion, vignetting, or weight typically associated with an external wide angle lens. The WD-4 is a 0.75x magnification factor and simply slides on and off of the housing's lens port.
A press-fit Macro Adapter (sold separately) is available for the attachment of 67mm threaded accessory macro lenses. The adapter should not be used with 67mm threaded wide angle lenses.
An integrated TTL circuit with housing bulkhead is fine-tuned to the Canon G16's flash exposure protocol for the most accurate exposure possible. The circuit is powered by the strobe for zero maintenance and no batteries to change. Exposure compensation in TTL mode is supported using the camera's built-in control. At this time, only Ikelite DS strobes are capable of powering the circuitry. SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes have manual modes only.
The camera's built-in flash is also suitable for firing an external strobe, but not for lighting a photo underwater. Two fiber optic ports are built into the front of the housing provide an attachment point for fiber optic cords from most major manufacturers. Use of a fiber optic connector requires the camera's built-in flash to fire, reducing battery life and bypassing the TTL functionality of the housing.
A bright constant-on video light can be used in addition to a flash. Constant-on lights provide added versatility because they can be used for focus assist and for improved colors when shooting video, but is not as bright as a strobe flash.
Two 1/4-20 threaded mounting points are included on the bottom of the housing for the attachment of a tray and handle system. Handles provide improved ergonomics underwater and are the foundation for your lighting mounts.
There is a simple rule that brighter is better underwater. A high-quality lighting system can produce magazine quality results with almost any compact camera system.
Durability and corrosion free performance
Our brand new ABS-PC blend provides strength and corrosion free performance year after year with minimal maintenance. The specially formulated color deflects the sun to keep your camera running cooler, longer. Compared to black or clear housings, the light gray color provides superior contrast for enhanced view of the camera, LCD screen, and o-ring seal.
The unique rear seal design prevents accidental twisting or stretching of the o-ring for simple and confident assembly. We have eliminated the need for an o-ring groove or channel which can trap sand, dirt, or debris. Two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps are simple to use and virtually unbreakable. The clear back allows you to see the o-ring form a solid, watertight seal as it closes.
Does the housing have access to all camera controls?
- Controls for all camera functions except Diopter Adjustment Dial and Flash Switch
Sync cord compatibility of housing: optical/electrical/both
Controls for all camera functions except Flash switch and Diopter adjustment dial
Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 3 in (76mm) spacing
Weight 3.6 lb (1.6 kg)
Dimensions 6 x 7.2 x 5.9 in (152 x 183 x 150 mm)
3.9-inch diameter glass lens port
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