Ikelite Housing 200DLM/B for Panasonic G80 G85
SKU # ike.6961.08
Ikelite Housing 200DLM/B for Panasonic G80, G85
Camera, lens, port, are not included; shown for illustrative purposes only.
This 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 to put it within easy reach when using a right-hand quick release handle.
The AEL/AFL button is accessed by a lever placed right where your thumb is for quick access to back button focus. This popular technique is especially handy for shooting small or fast moving subjects. Less often accessed 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 included Supereye Viewfinder provides an enhanced view of the camera's electronic viewfinder when viewed through a dive mask. The viewfinder removes quickly and easily for the attachment of an optional 45° Magnified Viewfinder Type 1.
The camera's large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing.
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.
An integrated TTL circuit is fine-tuned to the Panasonic G80 and G85 flash exposure protocol for the most accurate exposure possible. The circuit is powered by the strobe for zero maintenance and no batteries to change. Exposure compensation in TTL mode is supported using the camera's built-in control. At this time, only Ikelite DS strobes are capable of powering the circuitry. SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes will still enjoy fast recycle times and improved battery life, but must be used in manual exposure modes only.
This housing provides a direct electrical connection to the camera's external flash hot shoe. Cord attachment is as easy as screwing in a lightbulb, and the threaded fit prevents accidental detachment during use. The bulkhead connection has been moved to the top of the housing to keep cords out of your way and reduce strain on the cord ends. A variety of sync cord terminations are available for Ikelite, SEA&SEA, INON, or Nikonos strobes for ultimate versatility.
Triggering of fiber optic strobes is not supported. A strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.
Two 1/4-20 threaded mounting points are included on the bottom of the housing for the attachment of a tray and handle system. Handles provide improved ergonomics underwater and are the foundation for your lighting mounts.
The unique rear seal design prevents accidental twisting or stretching of the o-ring for simple and confident assembly. Ikelite has eliminated the need for an o-ring groove or channel which can trap sand, dirt, or debris. Two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps are simple to use. The clear back allows you to see the o-ring form a solid, watertight seal as it closes.
A spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory port is provided on the side of the housing for easily installation of the optional Ikelite 1/2 inch Vacuum Kit. A vacuum kit allows you to test the housingfor proper assembly prior to entering the water.
This housing accepts a variety Ikelite DLM Ports to accommodate all of the most popular zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses. Ikelite custom optical grade acrylic domes components provide the color, clarity, and durability of glass at a fraction of the travel weight and cost.
- Housing Rear O-Ring # 0110
- Housing Front O-Ring # 0132.36
- Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.5
- Control + Push Button Tip Assortment # 9249.3
- 1/8" Hex Key # 0945.18
- Lubricant # 0184.1
- 1 year manufacturer warranty
Port is not included and is required.
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- DLM Type B port mount
- Controls for all important camera functions; controls are not provided for Diopter Adjustment Control, One Touch White Balance Button, Preview Button, or Mode Dial Lock
- Ikelite flash bulkhead connector with built-in TTL circuitry
- Two 1/4-20 threaded tray mounts with 3-inch (76mm) spacing
- 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 is 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) not including port
- Dimensions 193 x 150 x 150 mm (7.6 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch) including projections
- ABS-PC, acrylic, and acetyl construction