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Dive into underwater photography with our most compact true TTL camera system. The Compact Digital housing the the Olympus XZ-1 Camera is high quality, extremely durable, and backed by Ikelite's long-standing reputation for excellence.
Proprietary conversion circuitry allows two-way communication between the camera and Ikelite Substrobes providing true TTL exposure. In addition to providing the most accurate automatic exposure, this ensures a faster recycling time and longer camera battery life as compared to fiber optic TTL systems. Take advantage of this powerful feature by attaching any current model Ikelite DS Substrobe. See the "External Underwater Strobes" section for complete details.
All camera controls except the Flash Open Switch are fully functional through the housing and depth rated to 200ft (60m).
Two 12-24 threaded mounts on the bottom of the housing allow for the secure attachment of optional trays and lighting accessories.
Includes one 1cc tube of silicone lubricant, flash diffuser, flash deflector and vinyl port cover.
Size and Weight
7" wide x 5" high x 6.2" deep including controls and lens port
180mm x 130mm x 160mm
2.9lb (1340g) above water
Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
Camera's Built-in Flash.
An included flash diffuser improves lighting quality when the camera's built-in flash is used. A built-in flash is effective between 1-3 feet (0.3-0.9m) from the subject in clear conditions. For best results an external underwater strobe is recommended.
External Underwater Strobes (Hard-Wired TTL)
Ikelite DS series Substrobes are industry favorites for their warm, even coverage and lightning fast recycle time. Unlike fiber-optic "TTL" systems, our conversion circuitry eliminates the need for the camera's built-in flash to fire. This dramatically improves recycle time and camera battery life allowing you to take more photos more quickly. We recommend convenient and affordable strobe with sync cord packages that provide everything you need to take advantage of true TTL exposure. A single or dual tray and handle is required for the attachment of an external strobe.
All current model DS strobes are fully compatible with this TTL system. Older DS50 or DS125 Substrobes may require circuitry updates.
External Underwater Strobes (Optical TTL)
The AF35 AutoFlash kit can be attached directly to the housing and provides automatic "TTL" exposure by optical signal from the camera's built-in flash. The AF35 is slightly less powerful than our DS Substrobes and is not able to take advantage of the housing's built-in circuitry.
Strobes with a slave feature can be triggered by the camera's flash or by an Ikelite Substrobe. An included flash deflector prevents the camera's flash from creating backscatter in the image.
External Wide Angle Option.
The WD-4 Wide Angle Conversion Dome corrects for refractive magnification to give the full angle of coverage of the camera's lens underwater. The conversion dome may be removed and replaced underwater and requires no modification to the housing's standard port.
Other external wide angle lenses by Ikelite, Inon, Epoque and other manufacturers are not usable with this camera at this time.
External Macro Adapter.
Optional adapter #9306.82 slides over the front of the lens port and allows for the attachment of 67mm threaded macro lenses. The adapter may be removed and replaced underwater and requires no modification to the housing's standard lens port. Macro lens available for purchase here.
Not for use with 67mm threaded wide angle lenses.
We dive with our products all the time. Please call the Bluewater Photo team at 310-633-5052 with any questions, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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