Ikelite Announces Underwater Housing for Pentax dSLRs

New housing #6830.05 will support the K-5 & K-7 Pentax dSLRs

 

 
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Ikelite recently announced the release of their latest underwater housing, this time for the Pentax K-5 and K-7 Pentax dSLR cameras. True to Ikelite form, the Pentax underwater housing is high quality, durable, built to last, and backed by Ikelite's long-standing reputation for excellence.  Ikelite states that they will begin shipping the new Pentax housing in early October.

 

This heavy-duty clear polycarbonate case is contoured to the camera, durable, and completely corrosion free. A clear view of the main o-ring seal, port o-ring seal and camera controls provides ease of use and confidence. The housing is fully functional to a depth rating of 200 feet (60m).

 

 

Shown with the optional Modular Flat Port. A lens port is required, which is sold separately.

 

Underwater Functionality

Controls are provided through the housing for all camera functions and kept water-tight with Ikelite pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands—proven to be the most reliable method of sealing controls. A large zoom control knob can be comfortably reached without removing your hand from the handle. Recording start/stop while in video mode is also accessed effortlessly from the handle by the thumb of your right hand.

The Super-Eye magnifier offers enhanced visibility of the camera's viewfinder while wearing a diving mask. The camera's large LCD screen can be clearly viewed through the back of the housing. The live preview feature of the camera is accessible for framing your photos using the camera's LCD screen.

 

 

 

Underwater Housing Specifications

  • Width ...... 10 in. (250mm) including controls

  • Height ...... 6.9 in. (175mm) including controls

  • Depth ...... 6.5 in. (165mm) including controls

  • Weight ...... 5.4 lb. (2450g) housing only

  • Weight ...... 7.2 lb. (3260g) housing with tray & handles

  • Buoyancy ...... Neutral to slightly negative in fresh water (actual buoyancy varies dependent on choice of lens and lens port)

  • US Market Suggested Retail Price is $1,200

 


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