Nikon D300S Underwater DSLR Housing 6812.31 & DS51 Strobe 4044.4 by Ikelite

Comes with camera housing, DS51 strobe, flex arm, sync cord, and free 15-pack of ShootingUnderwater.com dessicant moister absorbers
Batteries not included (requires 4 AA)
Lens port sold separately. Please purchase the specific lens port for your lens.
SKU: ike-6812.31-ds51

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Ikelite Housing for Nikon D300S dSLR Camera

Functionality

Controls for all camera functions are provided with the exception of the Focus Selector Lock, Metering Selector and Flash "Pop-Up" Button. All camera modes including Movie and Live View can be accessed through the housing. An ergonomic control for recording start/stop allows the camera's video function to be accessed effortlessly with your right thumb. An over-sized zoom knob can be comfortably reached with the fingertips of your left hand.

The housing back provides a crystal clear view of the camera's LCD screen for picture review and when using the live-view function for framing. The Ikelite Super-Eye magnifier provided with the housing offers enhanced viewing of the camera's viewfinder while wearing a diving mask.


Versatility

A full range of dome and flat ports accommodate most macro, wide angle and zoom lenses. The standard port line offers compact and affordable options without sacrificing quality. The modular port system offers maximum versatility and performance with interchangeable 8" dome and flat port assemblies. Port attachment is quick and easy with a simple locking system and the port o-ring seal is clearly viewed through the housing. Lens ports sold separately.

The Release Handles allow easy attachment and removal of SubStrobe mounting arms at the touch of a button. The handle assembly tray features three 1/4-20 mounting locations for the attachment of a tripod or Pro Video Lite 3 battery pack. Two screws remove the handle and tray assembly for traveling.

A mounting block on the top center of the housing accepts a 1/4-20 thread and is useful for the attachment of focus lights and other lightweight accessories. 


TTL Flash Capability

The housing includes iTTL conversion circuitry that puts perfect exposure at your fingertips. The TTL mode provides four 1/3 f/stop increments over or under flash compensation that is added to or subtracted from any compensation entered into the camera. Seven manual power settings in half-stop increments allow for complete creative control. All choices are obtained by simply rotating a knob on the housing back.

Ikelite DS series Substrobes are industry favorites for their warm, even coverage and lightning fast recycle time. We recommend convenient and affordable strobe with sync cord packages that provide everything you need to take advantage of "automatic" TTL exposure.

Use the #4103.52 dual sync cord to connect two DS Substrobes to your system. All current model Ikelite strobes are fully compatible with this housing. Existing DS substrobes may require circuitry updates.

Non-Ikelite strobes can be used, but they cannot provide iTTL exposure or be adjusted manually through the housing. Special sync cords are available to connect non-Ikelite strobes from Nikonos, Inon, and Sea & Sea.

The optional #9571.3 features a 1" (2.5cm) ball for attachment to the top of the release handle. This provides a mounting point for Ultralight, TLC, and other non-Ikelite arm systems.
Click here for more information on attaching non-Ikelite strobes. 


Durability

The heavy duty thick wall dSLR housing is molded of corrosion free clear polycarbonate, features full capabilities, and operates safely to 60m (200 feet). The housing "O" ring seal is a masterpiece in fail-safe simplicity compared to designs that require stuffing the "O" ring into a groove. You can see that the "O" ring is sealed.

The housing size and weight provides neutral buoyancy and superb handling underwater. Camera installation is quick and simple. The dependable controls are conveniently placed at your fingertips, and kept water tight with Ikelite pioneered Quad-RingĀ® seal glands proven to be the most reliable method for sealing controls.

All housings come standard with a one-year warranty against manufacturer defect and Ikelite's unrivaled commitment to after-purchase support and service. Our reputation speaks for itself.

#0132.61 Main O-Ring
#0105 Port O-Ring
#5020 Silicone Lubricant (four 1cc tubes)
#5512.69 Spare O-Ring Set includes one #0132.61 o-ring, one #0105 o-ring and one 1cc tube of silicone lubricant



DS51 strobe

The compact, lightweight and affordable Ikelite DS51 Substrobe is an excellent choice for any underwater photographer. Its digital electronics make it fully compatible with digital cameras as well as traditional film cameras such as the Nikonos.

The DS51's intensity and angle of coverage make it equally suited for macro and general photography. The strobe's wide-angle diffuser increases the angle-of-coverage up to 80 degrees, softens the light and helps to reduce backscatter. The strobe can easily switch between TTL/Auto and any of the six (6) manual power settings for complete control over lighting the subject. The DS51 Substrobe's power rivals strobes twice its size, recycles in a quick 3.5 seconds, and provides 200+ flashes on a set of batteries. Much shorter recycle times and more flashes per set of batteries can be realized during TTL operation or when using manual fractional powers.

When connected with a sync cord to Ikelite TTL housings, TTL adapters, or the Nikonos camera system, the DS51 Substrobe offers TTL and Manual Modes. When used with other manufacturers housings, the DS51 Substrobe can only be used in the Manual Mode utilizing the six selectable power settings. When used in conjunction with the EV-Controller, the DS51 Mode switch is set to the TTL setting and the EV-Controller provides ten power settings in half-stop increments.

NEW! As of October 1, 2009, a clear battery door provides an unobstructed view of the o-ring seal for aid in assembly. The clear battery door assembly #9440.45 is also available for purchase separately to carry as a spare or update older strobes.

The #4044.1 DS51 includes a removable flash diffuser. A variety of strobe mounts and complete arms are available separately to attach to most camera systems. An optional #9571.4 mount with 1" (2.5cm) diameter ball allows you to build a custom arm or attach the strobe to TLC or Ultralight arm systems. Optional #9440.8 standard mount with through bolt attaches the strobe to Ikelite Strobe Arms Is and II (featuring tube arm components).

Complete strobe packages with strobe, arm, charger, and either sync cord or EV manual controller provide everything you need to add an external flash to your system.



Specifications:
Energy Rating ....... 50 wat-sec
Recycle Time ....... 3.5 sec
Angle of Coverage ....... 70 degrees

....... 80 degrees with diffuser
Guide # (ISO 100) feet ....... 56 surface - 28 underwater
Guide # meters ....... 17 surface - 9 underwater
Color Temperature ....... 5700 degrees Kelvin
Full Power Flashes ....... 200 flashes per full charge
Firing Modes ....... TTL, Full, 5 fractional powers
Modeling Light ....... Optional Mini-C Lite
Batteries ....... 4 "AA" cells (not included)

....... alkaline - NiMH - NiCad - Li Ion
Weight ....... 0.6 kg (1.3 lb)
Size ....... 8 cm dia x 12 cm

....... 3.2" dia x 4.7"
Depth Rating ....... 90m - 300 feet

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU ike-6812.31-ds51
Manufacturer SKU 6812.31
Brand Ikelite
Warranty Covered by Manufacturer's Standard Warranty

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