Ikelite 6146.18 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
The Ikelite 6146.18 Underwater Housing is a compact, full-featured underwater TTL housing for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera. This system is suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.
An integrated TTL circuit is fine-tuned to Canon’s latest flash exposure protocol for the most accurate exposure possible with the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera. 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.
This Ikelite 6146.18 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III 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.
At this time, only Ikelite DS strobes are capable of powering and communicating with the TTL circuit. 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.
Two fiber optic ports are built into the front of the housing provide an attachment point for fiber optic cords from most major manufacturers. The camera’s built-in flash is suitable for firing an external strobe, but not for lighting a photo underwater. Use of a fiber optic connector requires the camera’s built-in flash to fire, bypassing the TTL functionality of the housing.
Controls are provided for all important camera features. A new curved shutter lever feels natural and responsive. Knob controls are upgraded to the new soft-touch design which gives you extra grip and feels good whether you’re diving with gloves or bare hands. The push buttons have been redesigned to reduce weight and salt build-up. The back of the housing features laser engraved control symbols which will never fade or fall off.
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 mounting plate features a 1/4-20 threaded mount on the bottom so that it can be attached to a tripod on the surface.
There are two 1/4-20 mounts on the bottom of the housing for secure, rotation-free mounting of an optional tray and handles.
The 3″ diameter glass lens port features a 67mm thread on the front for the easy attachment of external wide angle and macro wet lenses. External macro lenses with 67mm threads from INON, Epoque, Nauticam, and other manufacturers, can be attached directly to the front of the housing’s port.
The new white ABS-PC blend front is stronger than its clear counterpart, provides improved contrast and visibility, and keeps your camera running cooler in the sun. This material is 1/3 of the specific gravity of aluminum, making the housing much lighter and fundamentally corrosion free.
In the Box: Housing, O-ring # 0110, Vinyl port cover # 0200, Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.7
- 200′ / 60 m depth rating
- All important camera functions are accessible
- Controls are not provided for the Wi-Fi button or Diopter adjustment control
- Ikelite bulkhead connector with built-in TTL circuitry
- 1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 3″ (76 mm) spacing
- 3.0″ diameter glass lens port with 67mm threaded front
- Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
- weight 2.9 lb (1315 g)
- dimensions 6 x 5.7 x 7.3″ (152 x 145 x 185 mm)