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Ikelite 50DL Water Housing for Nikon D500 DSLR

SKU # ike.73005


This is the Surf and Pool underwater housing for Nikon D500 rated to 50 foot / 15-meter depth.  Overall, it is 1/2 pound lighter, and features a slimmed-down, streamlined, back with fewer controls than the 200-foot depth rated Ikelite Underwater Housing for Nikon D500.

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.

DL Port Mount Features Include:

  • A unique exterior o-ring which prevents water from dripping onto your camera when the port is removed;
  • Solid, sure-stop press fit with no threading, turning, or twisting of the ports or extensions;
  • Built for reliability in remote locations with standard locking thumbscrews and no complex moving parts;
  • Accommodates large diameter lenses with ease;
  • A new compact 8" dome port provides the optical quality of a large dome with the size of a much smaller dome—perfect for close-focus wide-angle work;
  • Plus the new featherweight full 8" dome is less than half the weight of its predecessor and several pounds lighter than the glass alternatives with nearly identical optical quality! 
  • Extra-large, soft-touch zoom knob next to the left handle
  • The NEW Dry Lock (DL) Port System gives added security at the surface of the water and accommodates large diameter lenses
  • Vacuum valve included; vacuum pump sold separately
  • Lens gears are not included.
  • 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


  • Accepts any Ikelite DL-series port to accommodate most popular zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
  • Zoom is accessible for many lenses with a specific lens gear
  • Dome ports are recommended for wide-angle and zoom lenses underwater
  • Flat ports are recommended for macro close-up lenses


  • Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with a manual hot shoe for the reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes
  • Optional TTL hot shoe and Nikon TTL Converter (Ikelite number 4301.3) provide TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes


  • 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, Ikelite # 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
  • Playback button
  • MENU button
  • OK button

Controls NOT provided on this housing, which is provided on the 200-foot housing are:

  • i button
  • trash
  • key / ?
  • magnify +
  • magnify -
  • Fn 2

What's Included

  • Underwater Housing with 50ft Back
  • Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67
  • Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.5
  • Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube # 0184.2

Optional accessories

  • Right-Hand Quick Release Handle with Extension # 4077.02
  • Straight Enhanced Magnified Viewfinder # 6890.2
  • 45° Magnified Viewfinder Type 3 # 6891.3
  • TTL Hotshoe #46061 and TTL converter #4301.3

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.


  • 50 feet / 15-meter depth rating
  • 1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5" spacing
  • Near neutral buoyancy in freshwater
  • Actual buoyancy varies depending on the choice of lens and port
  • Weight 4.5 lb / 2 kg not including tray + handles
  • Dimensions 9.2 x 7.1 x 6.3"  / 234 x 180 x 160 mm including projections

Spare Parts, not included

  • 0132.61 Main o-ring
  • 0132.45 Port o-ring
  • 9104.5 Waterproof bulkhead cap
  • 0184.2 Silicone lubricant resealable 2cc tube