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Ikelite Panasonic Lumix TS5, TS6, FT5 and FT6 Underwater Housing (Updated)

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Ikelite Panasonic Lumix TS5, TS6, FT5 and FT6 Underwater Housing (Updated)

A compact, lightweight underwater housing for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5, DMC-TS6, DMC-FT5, and DMC-FT6 cameras that provides access to all camera functions up to 200ft (60m). Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water. The Panasonic Lumix TS- (FT-) series cameras are great for dive travel thanks to their ultra-rugged build that's waterproof to 43 feet (13m) and shockproof to 6.6 feet (2m). A 16MP sensor and Full HD video at 60p mean plenty of resolution for shooting stills and video on the same dive.

Function and ergonomics

This housing is designed and built in the USA by experienced divers who are committed to providing top quality and value. A drop-in, front-loading camera mounting system makes set-up and break down a breeze. Large, easy-to-reach controls are provided for all camera functions. An ergonomic side-mounted shutter lever is comfortable and reduces fatigue. The camera's full 28-128mm equivalent zoom range is usable in the housing without vignetting. The nature of this camera's lens prevents the effective use of external wide angle lenses.

Accessory mounting

Two 1/4-20 threaded mounting points are included on the bottom of the housing for the rotation-free attachment of a tray and handle system. Handles provide improved ergonomics underwater and are the foundation for your lighting mounts. Mounting lights on a side arm rather than directly over the camera's lens helps to reduce the appearance of backscatter which looks like snow in your underwater images. Light is absorbed as it travels through even short distances underwater, making colors appear dull or monochromatic. To preserve the natural colors of your subject, it's important to stay within arm's reach—no more than 3-4 feet (1m) away. 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.

Color correcting filters

Enhanced color correction and clarity can be achieved by adding a color filter or external light. The lens port of the housing accepts Ikelite's 2.2" diameter short color filters, which are available in two formulas: Tropical Blue Water (6441.31) and Green Water (6441.71). A color filter reduces the amount of light that reaches the camera's sensor, so they are most effective in sunny conditions up to about 45 feet (15m). The maximum effectiveness is 80 feet (24m) in ideal conditions of full sun and visibility of 100+ feet (30+m).

Flash

A flash or constant on light is necessary for close-up, night dives, and deep depths. An external light also brings out more colors in sunny conditions. External lights are typically not used in conjunction with color filters, as the combination will result in tones that are too red or too purple. The location of the camera's flash in relation to the lens makes it unusable for lighting your subject underwater. However, the camera's flash may be used to trigger an external strobe. Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two fiber optically triggered underwater strobes.

Alternatively, a bright constant-on video light can be used. A constant-on light is not as bright as a strobe flash. Constant-on lights do provide added versatility because they can be used for focus assist and for improved colors when shooting video.

Durability and corrosion free performance

Ikelite's 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. Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. Every unit is water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m).

Housing Features
Depth Rating:
60m / 196ft
Construction Material :
ABS-PC
Includes Moisture Alarm System:
No
Includes Vacuum Seal System:
No
Sync Cord Compatibility :
Optical
TTL Converter Installed:
No
Interchangable Port System:
No
Cold Shoe Mount :
No
Includes Tray and/or Handles:
No
Access to All Camera Controls:
Yes
Dimensions:
150 x 117 x 76mm / 5.9 x 4.6 x 3in
Weight- Land/Water:
0.4kg (14.4oz) / Near Neutral in Fresh Water
Bulkheads:
No
External Monitor Compatibility :
No

Specifications

  • 200 ft (60m) depth rating
  • Controls for all camera functions
  • Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water
  • 1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 3" (76mm) spacing
  • 14.4 oz (408 g)
  • 5.9 x 4.6 x 3" (150 x 117 x 76 mm)
  • 2.2" diameter glass lens port
  • 2 year limited warranty

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