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Our unique, high-powered Ikelite Sony a6500 Quality System has everything you need to take great underwater photos and video with the remarkable Sony a6500 mirrorless camera. Starting with the Ikelite a6500 Underwater DLM200 Housing and Mirrorless Dome Port, we've added the amazing new and compact I-DAS Symbiosis SS-2 strobe/Video light combination for wide even video lighting - all in one unit. Connecting it all together is our strong and adjustable TB-10 DSLR tray and handle with I-DAS ball and joint arms. You're ready to capture all of your underwater adventures in stunning 4K video and super, sharp photos.
The a6500 feels great in your hand with a simple and ergonomic control set. We extend this underwater, providing larger controls and push buttons which are easy to access even with thick gloves. Whenever possible, controls are located in the same configuration as on the camera to replicate the muscle memory and familiarity you've developed with your camera on the surface. Control symbols laser engraved into the back of the housing will never peel off or fade even with years of use. The camera's large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing.
Two fiber optic ports are built into the front of the housing provide an attachment point for fiber optic cords from most major manufacturers.
Our brand new ABS-PC blend provides strength and corrosion free performance 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.
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 with simple parts you can trust in a remote location. We've included the Ikelite 5516.15 mirrorless dome port for the 16-50mm Sony kit lens. This housing accepts a variety of ports from our DLM Port System to accommodate all of the most popular zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses.This housing also accepts a variety of ports to accommodate all of the most popular zoom, macro and wide angle lenses.
The SS-2 features an LED screen and a mode and power dial. Intensity of the light or strobe can be individually adjusted. The light automatically turns off and then back on during strobe exposure. Red and white modes are available and adjustable. The LED screen orients itself if the strobe is flipped over, so you can always read it!
The SS-2 features an auto mode that allows it to "learn" exposure with a few test shots. While not TTL, it does allow for faster shooting. As well, manual control is very easy and precisely adjustable.
The Symbosis SS-2 is neutral in the water and easy to dive. It can be used as a focus light with auto shutoff while using the strobe for stills. Both YS and ball mounts are provided. The light battery unscrews and can then be taken to the charger - without disassembling the SS-2 from your rig. We've also included a fiber optic sync cord to complete the connection to the housing.
Upgrade to the optional 4,000 lumen light head for even more video light performance.
This sturdy modular tray has slots that allow for both the housing and handle to be adjusted for your comfort while using the rubber-gripped handles. I-DAS 5+7" arms and clamps along with the necessary strobe adapters are included to mount everything up in a durable and comfortable-to-use lighting package. The tray can be expanded with an extension and second handle later.
200 ft (60m) depth rating
Controls for all important camera functions
Ikelite flash bulkhead connector with built-in TTL circuitry
Two 1/4-20 threaded tray mounts with 3-inch (76mm) spacing
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 3.1 pounds (1430 g) not including port
Dimensions 5.9 x 7.6 x 5.2 in (150 x 193 x 132 mm) including projections
ABS-PC, acrylic, and acetyl construction
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