Ikelite Underwater Housing for Olympus E-M10 MKII (6950.12)
The two biggest advantages of shooting underwater with an interchangeable lens camera are the variety of great lenses available, and the ability to connect directly to connect an external flash directly to the camera. This housing is designed with these key points in mind to deliver a system that truly helps you take better photos in and under the water.
Photographing a fish at depth is like shooting a race car in the dark. A fast and reliable strobe connection is essential to getting the shot—from sailfish to super macro. Since the OM-D E-M10 Mark II is advanced enough to support it, an electrical flash hot shoe and strobe bulkhead come standard on the housing. If you've been shooting fiber optic strobes, you'll appreciate the lack of flash lag and extended battery life provided by a true, studio-grade flash connection.
True Olympus TTL
Proper strobe exposure is a matter of microseconds, which doesn't leave much time to communicate between the camera and an external strobe. We are the only manufacturer that provides camera-specific TTL encoding for automatic exposure fine-tuned to the E-M10 Mark II's sophisticated flash exposure protocol. This information is communicated to the strobe via sync cord, which is the fastest and most reliable means of underwater signal transmission possible. The TTL circuit built into the housing and powered by the strobe for zero maintenance and no batteries to change. At this time, only Ikelite DS strobes are capable of powering the circuitry. SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes will still enjoy fast recycle times and improved battery life, but must be used in manual exposure modes only.
In order to keep the housing as compact as possible and extend battery life of the camera, the built-in flash is not usable in this installation.
The Lens Support You Want
It couldn't be more simple to change ports than this system—just press the port on and tighten three thumb screws. Feel positive reinforcement that the port is secure without any complex moving parts that can jam or break in a remote location.
This housing accepts a variety of ports to accommodate all of the most popular zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses from Olympus and Panasonic. Our custom optical grade acrylic domes components provide the color, clarity, and durability comparable to any glass at a fraction of the weight and cost. Lens port sold separately.
The E-M10 Mark II has been praised by professionals for its well designed control set. We grow this control set for underwater, providing larger controls and push buttons which are easy to access even with thick gloves. All controls are located as close as comfortably possible to the original location on the camera to reduce the need to re-learn your camera and develop new muscle memory. Control symbols laser are engraved into the back of the housing.
The camera's large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing. A built-in magnifying viewfinder includes specially optics to provides a clear view of the camera's EVF when wearing a dive mask. The standard viewfinder removes easily for the attachment of our beloved Straight or 45° Magnifying Viewfinders.
With a system of this caliber, a tray with handle is essential for the attachment of lighting and comfortable handling in a wide variety of shooting scenarios. This housing includes a balanced aluminum tray with our signature quick release handle for easy attachment and removal of strobes and video lights.
See the O-Ring Seal
An o-ring works best when it's true to its original form. Ikelite's housing design eliminates the dreaded o-ring groove which traps dirt and twists the critical main seal. For added reassurance, there's no substitute for looking through the clear back and inspecting the actual o-ring seal once your housing is closed.
Ikelite backs their products with over 50 years of experience and the most accessible and responsive customer service staff in the dive industry.
Tray with quick release handle
Waterproof bulkhead cap
Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
1 year manufacturer warranty
Does the housing have access to all camera controls?
- Access to all important functions
200 ft (60m) depth rating
All important camera functions are accessible
Controls are not provided for Fn3 button or Diopter Adjustment dial
Ikelite bulkhead connector with built-in TTL circuitry
Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
Weight 3.3 lb (1497 g) not including tray, handles or port
Dimensions 6.4 x 7.5 x 5.3 in (163 x 190 x 135 mm) including projections
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