Ikelite 6951.08 200DLM/A Underwater Housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8 Mirrorless Micro Four-Thirds Digital Camera
The Ikelite 6951.08 200DLM/A Underwater Housing is a full featured and durable waterproof housing for Olympus PEN E-PL8 mirrorless micro four-thirds cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.
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.
The camera’s large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing.
An integrated TTL circuit is fine-tuned to the Olympus PEN E-PL8 flash exposure protocol for the most accurate exposure possible. 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. At this time, only Ikelite DS strobes are capable of powering the circuitry. 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.
This housing provides a direct electrical connection to the camera’s external flash hot shoe. Cord attachment is as easy as screwing in a light bulb, 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. A variety of sync cord terminations are available for Ikelite, SEA&SEA, INON, or Nikonos strobes for ultimate versatility.
The Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera does not feature a built-in flash. Triggering of fiber optic strobes is not supported at this time. A strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.
This housing accepts a variety of ports from our DLM Port System to accommodate all of the most popular zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses. 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 new 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 A port mount
- Controls for all important camera functions; Controls are not provided for Fn button or Zoom button
- Ikelite flash bulkhead connector with built-in TTL circuitry
- 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
- weight 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
- dimensions 7.5 x 5.9 x 5.2″ (191 x 150 x 132 mm)
- ABS-PC, acrylic, and acetyl construction
Compatibility: This housing is only compatible with the Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera. Differences in lens and control placement prevent other Olympus camera models from being used in this housing.