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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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for ULTRACompact Digital DC-100 Housing
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.
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-
flash or non pre-flash.
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V-Controller should be set to the pre-flash position.
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1. Depress opposing latch buttons simultaneously to open the
housing. Once the latch is unlocked, rotate the latch handle
away from the housing until it stops. This motion will also
break the housing o-ring seal and open the housing back
slightly. NOTE: Latch must be rotated to the fully open position
to assure easy opening of the back. Rotate the hinged back to
it’s open position.
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1. Place the camera face down into the front housing ribs as
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Camera in Housing Front
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1. Set ISO to lowest setting available.
2. Set camera to least automated mode.
3. Enable macro setting if pictures are over-exposed. Also, zoom in
and back away from the subject.
4. Set aperture to smallest available setting (highest numerical
5. Make sure flash is forced “on”.
6. See “supplemental instructions” for any additional camera
settings specific to your camera.
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1. Place housing face down in your lap or on a flat surface.
2. Check to see that there is an o-ring on the housing back and
that it is clean, lightly lubed, and in its proper location.
3. Rotate the hinged back onto the housing front. Close the latch
and make sure it locks. Latch will “click” into it’s locked position.
Latch buttons will NOT be depressed when latch is properly
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Latch in “locked”
Housing Back - Top View