Ikelite Underwater Housing for Olympus TG-5, TG-6
SKU # ike.6233.06
A full-featured and durable waterproof housing for Olympus Tough TG-5 and TG-6 cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.
The Ikelite housing for this popular camera model has been designed for ergonomic underwater use. A side-mounted shutter lever makes shooting a breeze. Hard anodized aluminum and acetyl controls operate smoothly and are fully serviceable for many years of enjoyment.
Two 1/4-20 mounts on the bottom of the housing allow the rotation-free attachment of optional trays and lighting arms.
Our ABS-PC blend housing material provides strength and corrosion-free performance year after year. The specially formulated color deflects the sunlight to keep your camera running cooler, longer. Durable construction keeps the system watertight shallow and at depths up to 200ft (60m).
Ikelite products 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. We back our products with over 50 years of experience and service within the dive industry.
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 current model Ikelite DS strobe can be triggered fiber optically with true automatic Olympus TTL exposure using the Ikelite RC1 TTL Receiver and Fiber Optic Cord # 4501. The AF35 strobe is not compatible with this housing.
Wide Angle, Macro + Filters
Our 3" diameter ports feature a 67mm thread on the front for the easy attachment of external wide-angle and macro wet lenses. Wide-angle lenses make objects appear smaller so that you can fit more into your frame underwater. Macro close-up lenses make small objects appear larger so that tiny creatures will fill your frame.
The Ikelite DC1 6" Dome Port # 6401 offers the best of everything: wide-angle, macro, and over-under all on one dive. This special dome port replaces the housing's standard port and provides a sharp 25mm wide-angle, full zoom through and macro capabilities, and is perfect for split shots (half-in, half-out of the water).
The Ikelite WD-3 Wide Angle Dome # 6430.3 attaches to the front of the standard port and provides a mid-range angle of view with no vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image).
The Ikelite W-30 Wide Angle Lens # 6430, Inon UWL-H100, Fantasea 67mm Bigeye and other 67mm threaded wide-angle lenses, provide a wider maximum angle of view. Because these are separated from the camera's lens by glass, air, and water, some vignetting and edge distortion will be present. These effects can be reduced or eliminated by using a smaller aperture, zooming in slightly, and/or cropping in post-production.
External macro lenses with 67mm threads from INON, and other manufacturers, can be attached directly to the front of the housing's port.
3" diameter color filters press directly onto these ports. Most wide-angle lenses require a 3.6" diameter color filter. Refer to the product page for information on color filter compatibility.
- O-ring # 0132.45
- Port cover # 0200
- Lanyard # 0321.10
- Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- Controls for all camera functions except Log Switch
- Slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water
- 1/4 - 20 thread tray mounting
- Weight 1.1 lb (500 g)
- Dimensions 158 x 112 x 94 mm 6.2 x 4.4 x 3.7 inch including projections
- 3.0-inch diameter glass lens port
- 2 year limited warranty