Ikelite 6902.56 200DLM/C Underwater Housing for Nikon D5500, D5600 DSLR
The Ikelite 6902.56 200DLM/C Underwater Housing is the perfect companion allowing use of the Nikon D5500 and D5600 in or around the water for scuba, snorkeling, surf, pool, or any adventure.
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.
Large, curved control levers put the most important controls right where you need them: shutter and AE-L/AF-L. The command dial, mode, power, live view switch, and lens release controls are all operated intuitively via premium soft-touch knobs. Stainless steel, direct-drive rotating controls are virtually fail-safe and user serviceable and adjustable in a pinch. All rear camera buttons are accessible by smooth action, corrosion-proof acetal push buttons for reliable performance and easy maintenance. These controls are clearly labeled by laser engraving on the back of the housing that never fades or falls off. Two 1/4-20 threaded mounting points are included on the bottom of the housing for simple, rotation-free attachment of a tray and handle system. Handles provide improved ergonomics underwater and are the foundation for your lighting mounts.
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 vacuum kit allows you to draw a vacuum on the housing to check for leaks prior to entering the water.
This housing supports your choice of shooting manual strobes or adding TTL electronics. You can enjoy the fastest and most accurate TTL exposure on the market by adding the DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter Ikelite NT3 Hotshoe Kit # 46056 and a compatible Ikelite DS strobe. Exposure compensation can be used added or subtracted in the camera. Reliable locking connectors between the hotshoe and bulkhead make it easy to install the optional TTL electronics or carry back up parts when traveling. The built-in flash is not usable in this installation. Triggering of fiber optic strobes is not supported at this time. A strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.
The camera’s large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing. The included Super-eye Viewfinder provides an enhanced view of the camera’s optical viewfinder when viewed through a dive mask.
This housing accepts ports from the DLM Port System to accommodate a selection of the best zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses for underwater use. The custom optical grade acrylic domes components provide the color, clarity, and durability of glass at a fraction of the travel weight and cost.
This housing requires the addition of a compatible DLM Lens Port for waterproof operation. Lens Port not included.
The white 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 # 0110 (installed), Front O-Ring # 0132.36 (installed), Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.7 (installed), Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- DLM Type C port mount
- Controls for all camera functions; access is not provided for Diopter Adjustment Control
- Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes; Optional TTL accessories provides automatic exposure with compatible Ikelite DS strobes
- Two 1/4-20 threaded tray mounts with 3″ (76mm) spacing
- Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
- Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
- 2.8 lbs (1295 g)
- 7.5 x 6 x 6.25 (190 x 152 x 159 mm)
- ABS-PC, acrylic, and acetyl construction
Differences in lens and control placement prevent other Nikon cameras from being used in this housing. This housing is only compatible with the Nikon D5500 and D5600 cameras 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.