Ikelite 6184.01 Underwater Housing for Nikon COOLPIX A1000 Digital Cameras
This Ikelite 6184.01 Underwater Housing has been designed to maximize the performance and capabilities of Nikon COOLPIX A1000 digital cameras in, around, and under water. The lightweight and corrosion-proof ABS-PC shell provides watertight operation up to depths of 200 ft (60 m).
The zoom range of this camera is limited while inside of the housing in order to provide the best underwater imaging possible. The camera cannot be zoomed beyond 275mm equivalent inside of the housing.
The standard 3.9″ diameter optical glass port accommodates the camera’s zoom range from 24-275mm underwater. The camera should not be zoomed past 275mm while installed in the housing.
Drop-in camera loading makes this housing a breeze to set up and shoot. Good ergonomics are critical when you need to concentrate on composition, focus, and proper exposure. Large, curved control levers put the most important controls right where you need them: shutter and autofocus (via the AE-L/AF-L button). This combination allows you to shoot with or without back button focus, an advanced technique that is useful for tack sharp focus of super macro and fast moving subjects.
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.
Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two Ikelite-, SEA&SEA-, or Olympus-type fiber optic cords. Any Ikelite DS strobe may be connected using the Fiber Optic Converter # 4401.1 and Fiber Optic Cord # 4501. The AF35 strobe is not compatible with this housing.
There is no greater assurance than being able to see your camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing. The 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. Once the housing is closed you can see the o-ring form a solid, waterproof seal.
A spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory port is provided on the side of the housing for easily installation of the optional Vacuum Kit # 47012. A hand pump with gauge allows you to draw a vacuum on the housing to simulate water pressure and check for leaks prior to entering the water.
The ABS-PC blend housing provides strength and corrosion free performance year with minimal maintenance. The specially formulated color deflects the sun to keep your camera running cooler, longer. Compared to black or clear housings, the light color provides superior contrast for enhanced view of the camera, LCD screen, and o-ring seal.
In the Box: Housing, Rear o-ring # 0109 (installed), Vinyl port cover # 0200.08 (installed), .050″ hex key # 0945.11, 1/16″ hex key # 0945.16, Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
- 200 ft (60 m) depth rating
- Controls for all camera functions except Fn, Snap-back zoom, Side zoom, Monitor button, Diopter adjustment control
- Two built-in fiber optic ports
- Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
- 1/4-20 threaded tray mounting with 3″ (76mm) spacing
- Weight 2.8 lb (1292 g)
- dimensions 7 x 5 x 6.4″ (178 x 127 x 162 mm)
- 3.9″ diameter glass lens port supports zoom range of 24-275mm
This Ikelite 6184.01 Underwater Housing is only compatible with the Nikon COOLPIX A1000 camera as shipped by the manufacturer. Other Nikon cameras are not usable in this housing due to differences in lens and control placement.