Ikelite 6952.03 200DLM/B Underwater Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 III Mirrorless Cameras
The 200DLM/B Underwater Housing is the perfect companion allowing use of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless micro four-thirds cameras in or around the water for scuba, snorkeling, surf, pool, or any adventure.
This housing accepts ports from our DLM Port System to accommodate a selection of the best zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses for underwater use. Our 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 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.
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 AEL/AFL 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. Each lever can be extended using the optional Shutter Trigger Extension # 4077.93 for perfect spacing when using a right-hand handle.
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. The Tray with Dual Quick Release Handles # 9523.64 is the most popular choice for both handling and attachment of accessories.
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. Drawing a vacuum on the system also provides extra security at the surface of the water, especially important when using the housing in rough surf.
Light is absorbed as it travels through even short distances underwater, making colors appear dull or monochromatic. To preserve the natural colors of your subject, it’s important to stay within arm’s reach—no more than 3-4 feet (1m) away. For the best results, we recommend adding an external flash or high-powered constant-on light if you’ll be diving regularly below 15′ (3m).
You can enjoy the fastest and most accurate TTL exposure on the market by adding the DL3 DS Link TTL Converter and Hotshoe Kit # 46032 and a compatible Ikelite DS strobe. Rear curtain flash synchronization is supported. 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 TTL hotshoe or carry back up parts when traveling to remote locations.
This camera does not feature a built-in flash for the triggering of fiber optic strobes.
A bright constant-on video light can be used instead of or in addition to a flash. A constant-on light is not as bright as a strobe flash. Constant-on lights do provide added versatility because they can be used for focus assist and for improved colors when shooting video.
The white ABS-PC blend housing provides strength and corrosion free performance year with minimal maintenance. ABS-PC is lighter than aluminum for convenience during travel and less drag underwater. 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), .050″ Hex Key # 0945.11, 1/16″ Hex Key # 0945.16, Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- DLM Type B port mount
- Controls for all camera functions except multi-selector, one touch white balance button, Fn lever, preview button, and diopter adjustment dial
- Glass optical viewfinder corrected for viewing through a dive mask; optional straight and 45º magnifying viewfinders
- 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 lbs (1322 g)
- dimensions 7.5 x 5.75 x 5.875″ (190 x 146 x 149 mm)
- ABS-PC, acrylic, and acetal construction with type III anodized aluminum and stainless steel controls
Compatibility: This housing only accommodates the OM-D E-M1 III camera. Differences in lens and control placement prevent other camera models, including the E-M1 and E-M1 II, from being used interchangeably in the same housing. This housing is only compatible with the Olympus 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.