Ikelite 6812.5

for Nikon D500 With Four Lock Port Mount

SKU # ike.6812.5


Ikelite 6812.5 Housing for Nikon D500 With Four Lock Port Mount

  • Extra-large, soft touch zoom knob next to the left handle
  • Four Lock (FL) Port System is compatible with legacy ports and makes it quick and easy to change lenses
  • Flash bulkhead connector for manual exposure with most popular underwater strobes
  • ABS-PC and Lexan construction is fundamentally corrosion-resistant
  • Made in the USA
  • Each housing is individually inspected for fit and water pressure tested to 200' (60m)
  • Includes a balanced aluminum base with left-hand quick release handle
  • 1 year limited warranty

Ikelite is introducing the NEW Dry Lock (DL) Port Mount on their housing for D500.  Building off of Ikelite popular port system for compact mirrorless cameras, they have re-designed and refined the concept and it's ready for the big leagues.

The Ikelite underwater housing for Nikon D500 is available with either the legacy Four Lock port mount (this item) or with the Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon D500 With DL port mount.

For those photographers working only in pools or surf, this housing is available in a slimmed-down, lighter weight, version 50 foot depth housing for Nikon D500 
Left: FL Port Mount 
Right: DL Port Mount

Not sure which port mount version of the housing to order?  The D500 housing with Four Lock (FL) Port Mount can be sent in to Ikelite at a later date for upgrade to the DL mount. 
Rear View
Camera not included


  • Accepts any Ikelite FL-series port to accommodate most popular zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses
  • Zoom is accessible for many lenses using our unique universal zoom gear system
  • Dome ports are recommended for wide angle and zoom lenses under water
  • Flat ports are recommended for macro close-up lenses


  • Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes
  • Optional TTL hotshoe and Nikon TTL Converter (Ikelite number 4301.3) provide TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes
Front View
Lens and Lens Port are Not Included


  • 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
  • Sensitive new trigger lever is extendable for comfortable use when holding the optional right-hand quick release handle
  • The back is completely clear for an unobstructed view of the camera and o-ring seal
  • Control symbols are laser etched into the back and will never fade or rub off
  • Quick install camera mount plate does not need to be removed for battery or memory card access
  • Two spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory mount locations on the front of the housing for the addition of optional accessories
  • Optional Right-Hand Quick Release Handle with Extension (Product number 4077.02) sold separately


  • Shutter-release button
  • Power switch
  • Movie-record button
  • Sub-command dial
  • Exposure compensation (+/-) button
  • ISO button
  • MODE button
  • WB button
  • Metering button
  • BKT button
  • Lens release button
  • AF-ON button
  • Main command dial
  • Multi selector
  • Info button
  • Live view selector
  • Lv button
  • i button
  • Playback button
  • Trash button
  • MENU button
  • Key/? button
  • Magnify + button
  • Magnify - button
  • OK button
  • Fn2 button

What's Included

  • Underwater Housing with 200ft Back
  • Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67
  • Port Hole Cap # 0200.91
  • Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.5
  • Universal Zoom Set for Lenses Up to to 2.8" Diameter # 5509.27
  • Universal Zoom Set for Lenses 2.8 to 3.0" Diameter # 5509.28
  • Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube # 0184.1

Optional accessories

  • Right-Hand Quick Release Handle with Extension # 4077.02
  • Straight Magnified Viewfinder # 6890
  • 45° Magnified Viewfinder Type 1 # 6891.1

Camera Compatibility

This housing is only compatible with the Nikon D500 DSLR as shipped by the manufacturer. Unless otherwise noted, this housing does not accommodate the use of add-on grips, battery grips, eyepieces, LCD covers, or other accessories.

Differences in lens and control placement prevent other Nikon DSLR models from being used in this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this particular housing.


  • 200' (60m) depth rating
  • 1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5" spacing
  • Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water
  • Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
  • Weight 5.1 lb (2.3 kg) not including tray + handles
  • Dimensions 9.2 x 7.1 x 6.6" (234 x 180 x 168 mm) including projections

Spare Parts, not included

  • 0132.61 Main o-ring
  • 0105 Port o-ring
  • 9104.5 Waterproof bulkhead cap
  • 0200.91 Housing body cap
  • 0184.2 Silicone lubricant resealable 2cc tube