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Congratulations on your purchase of an Ikelite Digital Camera
Housing. Ikelite has over 45 years of experience in the underwater
photographic and lighting market. Our products are designed and
built in the USA by Ikelite for both the professional and amateur
The clear housing permits instant visual inspection of the camera
and all sealing surfaces as well as complete monitoring of controls
and camera LCD screens.
Ikelite Digital Housings are slightly negative in salt water for
stability. This housing has been water pressure tested at the
factory to 200’ (60m).
Ikelite Digital Housing
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1. Lid Snaps have a
To open, push Lid Snap
Lock forward and lift
as shown. Keep
pressure on the Lid
Snap so it does not fly
Some lid snaps have a lot of spring tension once they go over
center, so keep a firm grip on the lid snap. Lid Snaps may be
opened one at a time.
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1. Remove the back from
the housing. The
mounting tray for the
camera is secured to
the housing back.
Position the camera on
the tray, and using a
coin or screwdriver
(preferred), secure it
with the mounting bolt
which threads into the
camera’s tripod socket.
Some camera tripod socket threads are plastic. The mounting
tray bolt is metal. Do not cross thread or over tighten as you
may damage the camera tripod socket threads.
2. Pull out on each housing control until it stops. This will get the
controls out of the way for installing the camera.
CAMERA / MOUNT
Lid Snap Lock
We suggest that you read this instruction booklet thoroughly
before use. If you are new to underwater photography, be sure
to read the General and Photo Tips sections.
We also suggest that you read the camera manual thoroughly
to have a full understanding of where each camera control is
located and what function each control provides.
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The EV-Controller used with Ikelite DS Substrobes has two user
settings. One setting is for strobe selection, the other is for pre-
lash or non pre-flash.
thus the EV-
Controller should be set to the pre-flash position when used
with this camera.
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1. Set ISO to 80.
2. Set camera to “P” mode
3. Enable macro focus for close-ups, or if pictures are over-
exposed. Camera does not stop down in macro mode, so if over-
exposure is still present when shooting close-up, move away
from the subject and zoom in.
4. Make sure flash is forced “on”
Closest focusing distance occurs when zoom setting is lined
up with arrow on monitor.