Ikelite Canon G5X II Underwater Housing
The Ikelite Canon G5X II Underwater Housing allows full camera capabilities underwater. The housing features its perfectly clear back which provides a view of the camera and o-ring seal. The back can be completely removabled and is not hinged for easier camera access. It attaches quickly and easily with two heavy duty stainless steel locking latches. Ergonomics of the housing is awesome. All important camera controls such as buttons, premium soft touch control knobs and dials are readily available at your fingertips.
Ikelite's ABS-PC blend provides strength and corrosion free performance 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 color provides superior contrast for enhanced view of the camera, LCD screen, and o-ring seal.
Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. They use locally sourced, top-grade materials. The Ikelite housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit, function and waterproof integrity.
Drop-in camera loading makes this housing a breeze to set up. Good ergonomics are critical when you need to concentrate on composition, focus, and proper exposure. A large, curved control lever puts the shutter control right where you need it. The rotating knobs and dials are virtually fail-safe and user serviceable and adjustable in a pinch.
The rear camera buttons are easily accessible even when wearing thick gloves. It is made from hard anodized aluminum push buttons for reliable performance and easy maintenance. These controls are clearly labeled by laser engraving on the back of the housing that never fades or falls off.
Due to the position of the camera's flash in relation to its lens, the built-in flash is not suitable to illuminate photos under water. For the best color and clarity, we recommend adding a filter, strobe, or constant-on light. The built-in flash may be used to trigger external strobes via fiber optic sync cord. Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two fiber optic cords.
Any Ikelite DS strobe may be connected using the Fiber Optic Converter # 4401.3 and Fiber Optic Cord # 4501 (or any high quality fiber optic cable, such as Sea & Sea or Nauticam). The AF35 strobe is not compatible with this housing.
Tray and Handles
The optional Action Tray II with Left Handle # 2605.04 and Action Tray II Extension with Right Handle # 2605.05 provide a balanced grip and are the perfect platform for adding lighting accessories.
The Action Tray II mounts to the bottom of the housing with two 1/4-20 threaded screws for secure and rotation-free use. Ikelite's uniquely curved grips are rubberized for a comfortable grip and provide a quick release mechanism for adding and removing light arms.
Zoom, Super Macro, and Semi-Wide Angle
The standard 3.9" diameter optical glass port accommodates the camera's full 24-200mm zoom range underwater.
Add the press-fit Macro Adapter # 9306.82 with any 67mm threaded macro wet lens for incredibly super macro photography.
The optional WD-4 Wide Angle Dome # 6430.4 provides a wider angle of view underwater without the edge distortion, vignetting, or weight typically associated with an external wide angle wet lens. The WD-4 is a 0.75x magnification factor and simply slides on and off of the housing's lens port.
3.9" diameter color filters press directly onto the front of the standard lens port. We offer color filters for Tropical Blue Water # 6441.46, Green Water # 6441.86, and a Yellow Barrier Filter # 6441.16 for fluorescence photography.
Optional Wide Angle Port
The Ikelite DC3 6in Dome Port is a jack of all trades or best of everything, may it be wide-angle, macro and over-under shots. This special dome port replaces the housing's standard port and provides sharp 24mm wide angle and is perfect for split shots (half-in, half-out of the water). Approximately 3/4 of the camera's zoom range is usable behind the dome and macro images can be captured with the dome installed.
We recommend adding the Anti-Reflection Set of Foam reduce reflections when using the DC3 Dome Port.
Sealing and Vacuum Testing
There is no greater assurance than being able to see your camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing. Ikelite's signature open-groove design suspends the rear o-ring in a natural position that is easier to maintain and more reliable than forcing the o-ring into a channel. Once the housing is closed you can see the o-ring form a solid, waterproof seal.
A spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory port is provided on the side of the housing for easily installation of the optional Vacuum Kit # 47012. A hand pump with gauge allows you to draw a vacuum on the housing to simulate water pressure and check for leaks prior to entering the water.
Every unit is water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m) before it leaves the facility in Indianapolis.
Older RX100 Mark I, II, III, IV, and V cameras are not usable in this housing due to differences in lens and control placement. The Sony AG-R2 Attachment Grip is not compatible with this product.
Related Underwater Gear Categories:
- 200 ft (60 m) depth rating
- Controls for all camera functions except Flash switch and Viewfinder switch; camera's built-in flash may be extended during installation
- Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
- 1/4-20 threaded tray mounting with 3" (76mm) spacing
- Weighs 2.7 lb (1270 g)
- Dimension: 6.9 x 4.9 x 5.9" (175 x 124 x 150 mm)
- 3.9" diameter glass lens port
- Rear o-ring
- Vinyl port cover
- Silicone lubricant