Ikelite UW Housing for Olympus PEN E_PL8
This powerful compact housing packs in all of our latest upgrades to controls and ergonomics. The shutter lever has been updated to a more sensitive and natural feeling curved design. The standard control hugs the side of the housing for comfortable use when hand holding. It can be easily extended using the optional Shutter Trigger Extension # 4077.93 to put it within easy reach when using a right-hand quick release handle.
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.
Even our push buttons have been redesigned to reduce weight and salt build-up. The video record start/stop button is bright red anodized so that you never miss the action. The back of the housing features laser engraved control symbols which will never fade or fall off.
The camera mount is front-loading for easy installation and removal. A small mounting plate attaches to the bottom of the camera and secures in the front of the housing. The camera mounting plate does not need to be removed from the camera for surface use or when changing the battery or memory cards. The mounting plate features a 1/4-20 threaded mount on the bottom so that it can be attached to a tripod on the surface.
The camera's large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing.
Like every Ikelite product, our housings are designed, built, and tested in the USA. We use locally sourced, top-grade materials. Our housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit, function and waterproof integrity. The average assembly technician is a certified scuba diver and has over 16 years of experience building Ikelite products. We back our products with over 50 years of experience and the most accessible and responsive customer service staff in the dive industry. This housing requires the addition of a compatible lens port for waterproof operation. Lens port not included.
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Other housings simply waterproof your camera. An Ikelite TTL housing improves your photos. TTL or "Through-The-Lens" flash metering means the camera controls flash duration to properly expose an image. Our built-in proprietary circuitry tells your camera that a TTL external flash is attached, allowing the camera to adjust exposure more accurately than with slave TTL strobes.
Fiber optic slave flash units require the camera's flash to fire every time. This creates a shutter lag as you wait for the camera's flash to recycle in between shots, drains your camera's battery life, and builds up heat inside of the housing. Ikelite electronics translate direct electrical impulses from your camera, triggering your strobe and precisely adjusting its power without the need to fire the camera's flash. This eliminates the slave TTL strobe issues of signal interference, inconsistent exposure due to weak fiber optic transmission and false triggering caused by light rays bouncing off the water's surface or your buddy's flash going off.
The camera's large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing. Due to proximity to nearby camera controls, this housing does not offer support of the camera's optical viewfinder.
An over-sized knob smoothly engages our unique system of universal zoom gears. A variety of dome and flat ports attach with four locking latches for maximum security and quick changes between dives.
- AF35: No
- DS50: Yes - above serial 70000
- DS51: Yes
- DS125: Yes - above serial 5000
- DS160, DS161: Yes
- DS200: Yes
- Non-Ikelite: yes, manual flash exposure only
Opt. Slave - No
- Waterproof bulkhead cap
- Silicone lubricant 2cc tube
- 1 year manufacturer warranty
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- All important camera functions are accessible
- 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 2.9lb (1300 g) not including tray, handles or port
- 7.5 x 5.9 x 5.2 in (191 x 150 x 132 mm) including projections
0110 Main o-ring
0132.36 Front port o-ring
9104.5 Waterproof bulkhead cap
0184.2 Silicone lubricant resealable 2cc tube