Ikelite Panasonic ZS100, TZ100 and TZ101 Underwater Housing
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Panasonic ZS100, TZ100 and TZ101 Cameras
This compact and lightweight housing provide all important functions of Panasonic Lumix ZS100, TZ100, and TZ101 cameras 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 for the most natural operation taking advantage of the muscle memory you've already developed in surface use. 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 features a standard 1/4-20 mounting point for attachment to a tripod topside.
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.
Wide angle, macro + filters
The housing port is designed to accept color filter, wide angle, and macro options for 3.9-inch diameter ports. Light is absorbed very quickly as it passes through water. A subject will look darker, less colorful and somewhat grainy when viewed through even a few feet of water. The addition of a compatible wide angle accessory expands the camera's field of view underwater, providing the opportunity to get as close as possible to the subject and reduce the amount of water light passes through. The results speak for themselves - photos with the best color, exposure and clarity possible.
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- Controls for all camera controls except Control ring, Flash open lever, and Diopter adjustment dial; important control ring functions are accessible through convenient short-cuts (see instruction manual)
- Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water
- 1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 3" (76mm) spacing
- 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
- 6 x 5.4 x 6.9" (152 x 137 x 175 mm)
- 3.9" diameter glass lens port
- 2 year limited warranty
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