Ikelite 71301 200DL Underwater Housing for Panasonic Lumix DC-S1, DC-S1R Mirrorless Digital Cameras
A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and DC-S1R mirrorless digital 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.
This housing features our robust Dry Lock (DL) port system. “Dry Lock” refers to the placement of the o-ring on the outside of the port mount. This improves visibility and reduces the chances of water dropping onto your precious camera sensor. DL ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf. Attachment is quick and secure. A system of extensions can accommodate a huge variety of lenses with ease.
Most popular zoom lenses and select lens focus rings can be engaged using simple gearing that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. A large, soft-touch knob on the side of the housing makes fine tuned adjustments a breeze. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using. Zoom gears sold separately.
This housing requires the addition of a compatible DL Lens Port for waterproof operation. Lens Port not included.
A vacuum valve is installed standard on the side of the housing. The vacuum valve is designed to be low profile to avoid interference with controls. The optional Vacuum Pump with Gauge # 47011 allows you to draw a vacuum on the housing to check for leaks prior to entering the water.
This housings supports your choice of shooting manual strobes or adding TTL electronics depending on your application. The included manual hotshoe with Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead supports manual strobe exposure with a wide variety of strobes including Ikelite, SEA&SEA, INON, and others.
You can enjoy the fastest and most accurate TTL exposure on the market by adding the DL3 DS Link TTL Converter Ikelite PT1 Kit # 46032 and a compatible Ikelite DS strobe. The DL3 supports rear curtain synchronization and exposure compensation can be added or subtracted in the camera.
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.
Any Ikelite DS strobe may be used in manual exposure modes by attaching one or two with a compatible electrical sync cord. Current model DS strobes may be used in TTL exposure mode by adding the optional DL3 DS Link TTL Converter and an electrical sync cord.
Non-Ikelite Strobe Compatibility
SEA&SEA, INON, and Retra strobes with an electrical connection can be triggered in manual exposure modes using an electrical sync cord. Strobes without an electrical sync cord connection cannot be attached to this system unless slaved off of a hard-wired strobe.
Older non-digital strobes featuring an ICS-5 electrical sync cord bulkhead can be used with this system in manual exposure modes.
Fiber optic only strobes are not compatible with this installation. An external strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.
Strobes with remote slave capabilities may be triggered off of a flash attached to the housing by electrical sync cord. Ikelite DS strobes support remote triggering using the Optical Slave Converter # 4405 or the Water Wizard system (manufactured and sold by Aquatica).
In the Box: Housing, Rear O-ring # 0132.61 (installed), Front O-ring # 0132.45 (installed), Zoom Gear Retainer # 75900 (installed), Port Hole Cover # 0200.92 (installed), Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.7 (installed), Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67 (installed), Tool for Zoom Gear Retainer # 0945.06, .050″ Hex Key # 0945.11, 1/16″ Hex Key # 0945.16, Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube
- 200′ (60m) depth rating
- Compatible with DL system lens ports
- Controls are provided for all camera functions except: Status LCD backlight button, Drive mode dial, Operation lock lever, Monitor lock lever, Touch screen, Front dial, Joystick (Center may be pressed), Focus mode lever, Fn1, Fn2, Fn lever, Preview, V.MODE, or Diopter adjustment dial; Front dial functions may be accessed using the rear and control dials
- 1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5″ spacing
- Slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water
- Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
- 4.9 lb (2.22 kg)
- 9.2 x 7.2 x 6.5″ (234 x 183 x 165 mm)
- Vacuum valve included (pump sold separately)
- 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
- ABS-PC construction is fundamentally corrosion-resistant
This housing is only compatible with Panasonic DC-S1 and DC-S1R 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.
Differences in lens and control placement prevent other Panasonic camera models from being used in or adapted to this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this particular housing.