Ikelite has long been know for their clear underwater housings, but their new polycarbonate design is definitely turning heads.
These new housings are corrosion free, which solves a major issue underwater photographers are constantly battling. The color and composition change also prevents overheating when the camera is on the dock or dive boat, another challenge that photogs face when working in tropical climates. The shade on the back of the housing increases the visibly of the LCD screen and the clear back allows you to see the placement of the o-ring and any leaks that might occur.
These new housings are also modular, meaning you can build out the camera to best suit your needs and abilities. It also means you can start with a base model and evolve as your skill set or goals change.
Their new dry lock port system has a reinforced closing mechanism, reducing the likelihood of leaks with a much stronger seal. The added vacuum system allows you to pressurize your underwater camera housing to check for leaks prior to entering the water. This also means the lock mechanisms cannot be compromised (pop open) because of the increased seal.
The DS strobes offer integrated circuitry allowing them to speak directly to the camera through TTL functioning. You can still operate the flash manually, but the new connection takes away the need to adjust the flash exposure. This gives you faster and more accurate flash control, so you don’t miss the shot.
As always, all housing models are depth-rated to 200 ft (60 m) and can be viewed on the Ikelite website.