6170.45 Underwater TTL Housing for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45, TZ57
6 170 .4 5 Underwater TTL Housing for
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45, TZ57
Instruction Manual
Thank you for your purchase of Ikelite equipment. Please read this
instruction manual completely before attempting to operate or dive
with this product. Please refer to the back page of this manual to
register your Ikelite product.
Table of Contents
Preparation ..................................................................P. 3
Specifications ..............................................................P. 4
What’s in the Box ........................................................P. 4
Parts of the Housing - Front View ..................................P. 5
Parts of the Housing - Back View ..................................P. 6
Housing and Camera Setup ........................................P. 7
STEP 1 - Initial Camera Setup ........................................P. 7, 8
STEP 2 - Opening the Housing ......................................P. 8
STEP 3 - Attach Camera to Mounting Tray ....................P. 8, 9
STEP 4 - Installing Camera in Housing ..........................P. 10
STEP 5 - Closing the Housing ........................................P. 10
STEP 6 - Final Check......................................................P. 11
Housing Usage ............................................................P. 11
Zoom Control Use ..........................................................P. 11
Built-in Flash and Strobe Use ....................................P. 12
Strobe Use ......................................................................P. 12
Using the Camera’s Built-in Flash ..................................P. 13
Deflector Installation and Removal ................................P. 13
Diffuser Purpose..............................................................P. 14
Diffuser Installation and Removal....................................P. 14
Entering the Water ..........................................................P. 15
Recommended Accessories and Attachments ........P. 15 - 18
Maintenance ................................................................P. 19 - 24
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Table of Contents - continued
Photo Tips ..................................................................P. 25
Troubleshooting
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Spare Parts ..................................................................P. 29
Customer Support ......................................................P. 29
Limited Warranty ........................................................P. 30
Returning Products for Service ................................P. 31
Product Registration ..................................................Back Page
Preparation
This product has been water pressure tested at the factory and is depth
rated to 200 ft (60 m). Thoroughly inspect and immerse the empty
housing completely in water before installing a camera. If any fogging
occurs or droplets of water enter the housing, do not install a camera.
Clean the main housing o-ring and retest to make sure that it is
watertight. Refer to the Troubleshooting section, page 26.
Please read your camera manual thoroughly to have a full
understanding of each camera function.
If you are new to underwater photography, be sure to read the Photo
Tips section, page 25.
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Specifications
(no camera installed)
Depth Rating..........................200 ft (60 m)
Controls ................................All camera functions accessed
Buoyancy ..............................Near neutral in fresh water
Housing Weight ....................2.8 lb (1.27 kg)
Strobe Connection ................Fiber Optic Ports
Use Built-in Flash..................Yes (flash diffuser included)
Optional Tray Mounting ........12-24 thread external tray mounting with 3 in
................................................(76 mm) spacing
Main O-Ring ..........................0109
Housing Dimensions ............Dimensions 6.8 x 4.9 x 5.3 in (173 x 122 x
................................................135 mm)
Housing Material ..................Polycarbonate front, acrylic back
Lens Port ..............................3.9-inch diameter glass
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What’s in the Box
Housing (with lanyard attached)
Port Cover
Flash Diffuser
Flash Deflector (removeable from housing)
Silicone 1cc Lubricant Tube
Parts of the Housing - Front View
Shutter
Release
Mode Dial
Zoom Lever
Camera [ON/OFF] Button
[Wi-Fi] Button
Fiber
Optic
Ports
Lens Port
Lid Snap
External Tray Mount
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Parts of the Housing - Back View
1
EXP
2
3
4
5 6 7
8
9 10
DISP
1.
Motion Picture Button
6.
3.
Playback Button
8.
2. [EXPOSURE] Button
4.
5.
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Exp. Comp. / Up Button
Self-timer / Left Button
7.
MENU/SET Button
Flash Setting / Right Button
Macro Mode / Down Button
9. [DISP.] / Down Button
10.
Delete / [Q. MENU] Button
Housing and Camera Setup
STEP 1 - Initial Camera Setup (before placing camera in housing)
Setup your camera for underwater use and then adjust your settings once underwater.
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Set Mode Dial to “A” Aperture Priority. Manually adjust aperture setting
to achieve the best exposure for your shooting conditions. The shutter
speed will be locked at 1/60th second. Set Mode Dial to “M” Manual
mode and press the “Exposure” Button to manually adjust both
aperture and shutter speed settings.
Set Flash to “Forced Flash On
” and Macro Mode to “AF
Macro”
In Menu Rec
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Set Picture Size to “4:3, 16M” and Quality to “Fine.”
Set ISO Sensitivity to “200” and White Balance to “AWB.” For best
SET for each working depth.
results, manually set white balance
Set AF Mode to “1-Area” and Metering Mode to “Center Weighted.”
Set Face Recog. to “OFF.”
Set i.Exposure, i.Zoom and Digital Zoom to “OFF.”
Set Burst, AF Assist Lamp and Red-Eye Removal to “OFF.”
Set Image Stabilizer to “ON.”
In Menu Setup :
In Clock Set, set Date and Time.
Set Monitor Display to desired brightness level.
Set Monitor Luminance to “Power Monitor.”
In Economy, set Auto Power Off to “5 MIN.” and Monitor Power
Save to “OFF.”
Set Auto Review to “HOLD.”
Insert and Format a SD memory card.
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STEP 1 - Initial Camera Setup - continued
If close-up images are overexposed, adjust aperture setting and/or use
“-”
Exposure Compensation and/or back away, zoom in, and then
reshoot. When using an AF35 strobe or manual controller, turn the power
down.
** All camera user settings not listed should be set to the user’s
preference.
STEP 2 - Opening the Housing
Lid Snaps have a Lock.
1. Push Lid Snap Locks forward and lift as shown.
Open opposing Lid Snaps simultaneously. Keep
pressure on the Lid Snaps so they do not fly
open quickly.
Some Lid Snaps have a lot of spring tension
once they go over center, so keep a firm grip on
each Lid Snap. Lid Snaps may also be opened
one at a time.
2. Remove the Housing Back.
Push Forward
Lid
Snap
Lock
Lift
STEP 3 - Attach Camera to Mounting Tray
1. The Mounting Tray for the camera is secured to the housing back.
Position the camera on the Mounting Tray.
2. Using a coin or screwdriver (preferred), secure the camera with the
Mounting Tray Bolt which threads into the camera’s tripod socket,
Diagram A, page 9.
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CAUTION:
Do not cross thread or overtighten the Mounting Tray Bolt as you may
damage the camera tripod socket threads.
STEP 3 - Attach Camera to Mounting Tray - continued
Diagram A
Lumix
L
Mounting Tray
Mounting Tray Bolt
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STEP 4 - Installing Camera in Housing
1. Pull out on the top housing control knobs until they stop. This will get
them out of the way for installation of the camera.
2. Remove camera lanyard from camera if attached.
3. Place the Housing Front face down in your lap.
4. Gently guide the Housing Back with camera attached into the Housing
Front.
STEP 5 - Closing the Housing
1. Once the back is properly
Lid Hook
installed, the o-ring should touch
Housing Back
the housing all the way around.
There should be an even gap on
each side of the housing between
the housing and the back.
Even gap on
all four sides
2. Lift the lid snaps so they are
O-ring
extended and place each lid snap
Lid
Snap
into the corresponding hook on
the housing back.
3. To close the housing, push down on
Lid Snap Lock
the opposing lid snaps simultaneously
until they snap into place. Be sure
they are down far enough to engage
the Lid Snap Lock. The o-ring seal
should now appear as a solid black
line from the back of the housing.
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STEP 6 - Final Check
The clear housing permits instant visual inspection of the camera and
sealing surfaces as well as complete monitoring of controls and camera
LCD screens. This housing has been factory water pressure tested to
200 ft (60 m).
Once the housing is closed, recheck the o-ring seal. Double check the
gap between the housing back and the housing. It should be even all the
way around the housing.
Look through the clear plastic back at the o-ring. You should see a
darkened area or solid black line where the o-ring is compressed against
the housing back. If you do not see an even black compression seal all
the way around the back, open the lid snaps, reseat the housing back and
close the lid snaps. Visually check the seal again.
Housing Usage
Turn the camera on and operate each of the housing controls to assure
proper functioning. Take a few test shots on land. Make sure the Flash
Diffuser is installed when using only the built-in camera flash, or install
the Flash Deflector when using external strobes, Pages 13 and 14.
Zoom Control Use
After you have used the housing's
zoom control, it must be returned to the
center position to disengage. If the
housing zoom control is pushing the
zoom lever in either direction, you may
not be able to take a picture or access
other functions. This is because the
Zoom Control
camera is receiving a signal from the
“Disengaged”
engaged zoom control.
(Center Position)
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Zoom Control
“Engaged”
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Built-in Flash and Strobe Use
Always install the Flash Deflector when using external strobes, Page 13.
Always remove the Deflector and install the Flash Diffuser when using
only the built-in flash, Pages 13 and 14.
Strobe Use
The optional AF35 strobe triggers and provides automatic TTL exposure
by watching the camera's built-in flash, without the need of fiber optic
cords or sensors. Alternatively, two ports are provided on the front of the
housing for the connection of up to two Ikelite, SEA&SEA, or Olympus
type fiber optic cords.
An included flash diffuser improves lighting quality when the camera's
built-in flash is used. The built-in flash is effective between 1-3 feet
(0.3-0.9 m) from the subject in clear conditions. For best results, a color
correcting filter or external lighting is recommended. External lighting is
more powerful and can be placed in a position to virtually eliminate the
backscatter or "snow" from your underwater images.
Always install the Flash Deflector when using external strobes, Page 13.
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Using the Camera’s Built-in Flash
If you are shooting with the camera’s built-in flash and the camera lens
is set to the widest angle setting, you may need to zoom the lens slightly
or a dark area may appear in a lower corner of close-up photographs.
The lens port may block some of the light. Install the Diffuser, page 14,
and zoom in to eliminate any dark areas noted in your photographs (You
can test this above water).
For the best results, we recommend using external Strobes.
The camera’s built-in flash CANNOT be used with optional Wide Angle or
Accessory lenses.
Deflector Installation and Removal
The factory installed flash Deflector should be removed and replaced by
the Diffuser, page 14, when using ONLY the built-in camera flash and no
external strobes. To remove, lift the bottom of the Deflector with your
thumb, or a Pen or Pencil tip to loosen and pull the Deflector away from
the inside front of the housing. To install, line up the corresponding
Velcro dots on the housing front with the Deflector Back and press the
Deflector into its factory installed position next to the lens port. If
positioned properly, the small deflector holes will line up with the Fiber
Optic Port holes.
Deflector Front (view from inside housing)
Deflector Holes
Bottom of Deflector
Deflector Back (view from outside housing)
Velcro
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Diffuser Purpose
When using the built-in camera flash and shooting close-up photographs,
the lens port on the housing can block a portion of the light from the
built-in camera flash. This can result in a shadow in a lower corner of the
picture frame. The Diffuser will help eliminate the shadow. In addition,
you can zoom in if necessary.
Diffuser Installation and Removal
The included Diffuser should only be used when shooting with the
built-in camera flash. Always remove the Deflector before using ONLY
the built-in camera flash with a Diffuser.
To install the diffuser, push the “Cut-out Section” into the Port Groove
until it stops as shown. To remove, grab the top of the Diffuser and pull
away from the port.
Note the Small Hole. To avoid losing the diffuser, you can attach a
fishing line or string to this hole.
Diffuser
Cut-out
Section
Small hole
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Diffuser properly
installed in Port Groove
Entering the Water
As soon as you enter the water, take a moment and check to see that
the housing is properly sealed. We recommend you first water test the
housing with no camera inside to assure a safe and watertight
environment.
Next, check to see if there are any bubbles on the face of the lens port.
If there are, take your finger and remove them. If there are bubbles on
the lens port they can produce soft focus spots in your photos or video.
Recommended Accessories
External Color Correcting Filters
The specially formulated UR/Pro color
Lens Port
correcting filter 6441.46 for tropical blue water UR-Pro Filter
settings enhances warm reds and oranges with
available sunlight up to 80 ft (24 m). Use in the
Caribbean, Indonesia, and any blue water
setting.
The UR/Pro color correcting filter 6441.86 for
green water enhances contrast and improves
the color of green water to give your subject a
rich, natural tone. Effective with available
sunlight up to 80 ft (24 m). Use in most lakes and any green water
setting. The color filters are for available light use only.
Not recommended when using external strobes.
Optional Tray with Release Handle 9523.63
The optional aluminum tray with release
handle comes with the necessary hardware to
mount to your Ikelite housing. To attach, see
page 16.
MADE IN USA
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Attach Optional Tray + Dual Handles to Housing
Attaching an optional Tray + Dual Handles will
add stability and gripping point(s) for
comfortable use of the housing. Add a second
strobe to eliminate shadows and evenly light
your subjects.
MADE IN USA
Attach Optional Tray with Release Handle(s) to Housing
1. Place the housing upside
down on a flat surface or in
your lap so that the housing
port is facing toward you as
shown.
2. Line up the 3/8” tray holes
with the housing mounts. If
the tray is positioned
properly, the handle will be
on your left side facing down.
3. Place a shoulder washer in
each 3/8” tray hole with the
small end of the washer
facing down.
4. With your free hand, insert and rotate the 12-24 x 1/2” screws clockwise
until threaded into the housing mounts. Finish tightening the tray to the
housing using a flathead screwdriver. Do not overtighten.
MADE IN USA
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Attach Optional Strobe Arm to Housing Handle
If you have purchased an optional
Ikelite Tray and Handle for your
housing, an Ikelite Strobe Arm will
easily attach to the Handle by
depressing the spring-loaded Handle
Push Button until it stops. Gently slide
the pronged end of the Ikelite Arm into
the hole in the top of the Handle as
shown.
When the Ikelite Arm is properly
seated, the Handle Push Button will
return to it’s starting position.
Ikelite Arm
Housing Handle
Handle Push
Button
AF3
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The AutoFlash AF35 kit is a great
compliment, and an effortless, affordable way
to add a flash to your new Ikelite point and
shoot camera system. Everything you need
to get started is in the box. Just attach it to
the bottom of your housing and start taking
pictures!
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AF35 Strobe Package 4035
The AF35 Strobe Package is available to support your housing along
with a full range of accessories. Please visit ikelite.com to see additional
information regarding this and other strobe package options.
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External Accessory Lenses
WD-4 Wide-Angle Conversion Dome 6430.4
The removeable WD-4 corrects light refraction underwater,
restoring the camera’s original angle of coverage. Approximately
3/4 of the camera's zoom range can be used with the dome in
place. Slight vignetting may occur at camera’s widest angle setting.
External Macro Adaptor 9306.82
Allows attachment of 67mm threaded macro lenses from Inon and
Epoque. NOT for use with 67mm threaded wide-angle lenses.
Notes: Other than the 6430.4 and 9306.82, no other accessory lenses
or adaptors can be used with this housing.
The camera’s built-in flash cannot be used with External Accessory
Lenses.
Recommended Accessories - continued
Video Lighting
External video lights such as the 2101 Vega Video + Photo Light add
color when using the video/movie mode of your camera. Primary video
lights are specially color balanced to provide natural tones.
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2602.3 Quick Release Handle Kit for GoPro
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Gamma LED Focus/Flashlight
A full range of accessories are available to support your housing. Please
visit ikelite.com to see the most current information about recommended
accessories for your housing.
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Maintenance
Lens Port
Treat the glass in the lens port as a camera lens. After use, rinse and
gently dry the outside lens port to avoid water spotting. To clean, use a
mild soap solution or lens cleaner. It is NOT necessary to remove the
Port for cleaning. Do not rinse the inside the Port.
Do not use alcohol or window cleaner on the Lens Port.
Lubricant
Ikelite provides silicone lubricant with the housing. We recommend you use
only Ikelite lubricant on Ikelite products. Other brands may cause the main
housing o-ring to swell and not seal properly.
Use only enough lubricant to lightly cover the main housing o-ring or
lubricate a sticky control. Wipe off any excess lubricant with a clean
cloth. Lubricant is not a sealant; it is used to reduce friction. Excessive
lubricant can collect sand and dirt which may interfere with proper
sealing.
CAUTION:
Never use spray lubricants as the propellant ingredient can cause
the plastic housing to crack or o-rings to swell.
O-ring Storage
When storing the housing, remove the main housing o-ring. Lightly
lubricate the o-ring until it appears shiny and place in a small resealable
plastic bag. Use only Ikelite lubricant. Place the bag inside the housing
and store until needed.
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Housing Maintenance
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Your Ikelite Digital Housing should be given the same care and attention
as your other photographic equipment. In addition to normal
maintenance, we recommend that the housing be returned to Ikelite
periodically to be checked and pressure tested.
Do Not leave the camera and housing in direct sunlight for prolonged
periods. Heat may damage the camera.
Do Not ship the camera in the housing.
Before using the housing, always check the tightness of the set screw in
each control knob. Check each control gland penetrating the housing to
make sure they are tight. There is a slight chance that either could
vibrate loose during travel.
Keep the main housing o-ring clean and lightly lubricated. To lubricate,
remove the o-ring from the back. Put a small amount of lkelite lubricant
on your fingers. Pull the o-ring through your fingers to apply a thin
coating of lubricant. Only apply enough lubricant to make the o-ring feel
slick. Do Not stretch the o-ring. This light coating of lubricant will help
to keep the o-ring from drying out and will help to show a dark sealing
line when the housing back is properly sealed.
Keep the area where the o-ring fits and the sealing surface of the
housing clean.
Rinse the housing exterior thoroughly in fresh water after each saltwater
use. Depress push buttons repeatedly in fresh water to eliminate trapped
saltwater. Dry with a soft cloth. Dry lens port to eliminate water spotting.
After several uses in saltwater, soak the housing exterior in a mild soap
solution; rinse and dry before storing. When storing the housing, remove
the back o-ring, lightly lubricate, and place in a plastic bag. Place the
plastic bag with o-ring inside the housing for safe keeping.
If removing a housing push button, Do Not re-use the E-clip. Contact
Ikelite for replacement E-clips (part 0319.12).
Leave lid snaps in the open position when not using the housing for
extended periods.
Control Maintenance
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Ikelite controls are designed to provide years of reliable service with
minimal maintenance.
Push button controls normally require no maintenance other than rinsing
in freshwater after saltwater use. Depress each push button in fresh
water several times to eliminate trapped saltwater. If a push button
control becomes difficult to push or if it sticks when depressed, soak the
housing in luke warm fresh water. After a few minutes, operate the push
button. If this does not correct the problem, return the housing to Ikelite
for maintenance. If you are on a trip and unable to return the housing
immediately, a push button may be lubricated by pressing and holding
the push button all the way in. Then, use your finger or other small
non-metal object to place a small amount of lube at the base of the shaft
inside the housing. Press and release the push button several times until
the lube is worked up into the o-ring.
After completing this procedure, close
the housing and submerge it in water
without the camera inside. Check the
control for watertightness.
Diagram B
Apply Ikelite Lube here
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Control Maintenance - continued
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Ikelite controls are designed to provide years of reliable service
with minimal maintenance.
Push button controls normally require no maintenance other than rinsing
in freshwater after saltwater use. Depress each push button in
freshwater several times to eliminate trapped saltwater. If a push button
control becomes difficult to push or if it sticks when depressed, soak the
housing in luke warm freshwater. After a few minutes, operate the push
button. If this does not correct the problem, return the housing to Ikelite
for maintenance. If you are on a trip and unable to return the housing
immediately, a push button may be lubricated by pressing and holding
the push button all the way in. Then, use your finger or other small
object to place a small amount of lube at the base of the shaft inside the
housing. Press and release the push button several times until the lube
is worked up into the o-ring.
In the unlikely event one of the control shafts sticks or becomes difficult
to operate, you can remove the control from the housing and lubricate it,
or return the housing to Ikelite for maintenance.
Your housing features both round and hex style control glands. To
remove a control in a round style gland, Diagram C, page 24, loosen
the set screw in the knob (allen wrench required); remove the knob. If
there is salt or dirt build-up on the exposed control shaft, clean the shaft.
Open the housing and gently slide the control shaft out of the control
gland. Clean and lightly lubricate the shaft and o-rings, including the
large end of the shaft.
If there is a shutter spring on the Control Shaft, make sure it is in its
proper position. Rotate the Shaft back and forth slightly to aid installation
back into the Control Gland.
Replace the knob with the Set Screw over the Control Flat. The Set
Screw in the knob should be tightened down against the flat area on the
Control Shaft so the knob does not turn on the shaft.
Control Maintenance - continued
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Some of the controls have long shafts and feature a hex style control
gland. These controls can be pulled out, exposing the shaft, Diagram D,
page 24.
To lubricate the control, gently pull on the knob until the stainless steel
shaft is exposed. Lightly lubricate the shaft, then move the shaft in and
out several times. This will lubricate the x-ring in the Ikelite control gland.
This should be done before using the housing after a prolonged storage
period, or once a week when the housing is in constant use.
Some of the controls have a short shaft and cannot be pulled out
exposing the shaft for lubrication. In the unlikely event one of these
controls sticks or becomes difficult to operate you can remove the
control from the housing and lubricate it, or return the housing to Ikelite
for maintenance. To remove the control, Diagram E, page 24, loosen
the set screw in the knob (allen wrench required); remove the knob. If
there is salt or dirt build-up on the exposed control shaft, clean the shaft.
Open the housing and gently slide the control shaft out of the control
gland. Clean and lightly lubricate the shaft, including the end of the
shaft. Slide the shaft back into the control gland and gently slide the
shaft back and forth a few times without fully removing the shaft from the
gland. Replace the knob noting the flat area on the shaft. The set screw
in the knob should tighten down against the flat area on the control, so
the knob does not turn on the shaft.
Close housing without a camera inside and water pressure test in a
bathtub or swimming pool. Rotate* the knobs to make sure the housing
is watertight and the gland was installed properly. Check all controls
while the housing is submerged.
*Caution: If your housing has a shutter spring, DO NOT rotate the
shutter control more than 1/16th of a rotation, otherwise, you may
accidentally bend the shutter spring or cause the spring to “pop off” the
control shaft.
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Diagram C
Lubricate end of shaft
before reinserting into
gland
Set screw (allen
wrench required)
Housing
Control Shaft
Knob
O-rings
Control
Gland
Tighten set screw down against this
flat area when replacing the knob.
Diagram D
Lubricate shaft
Housing
Pull out knob to
expose shaft
Diagram E
Control
Shaft
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Tighten set screw down
against this flat area
when replacing the knob.
Lubricate end of shaft
before reinserting into
gland
Control
Gland
Loosen set screw
(allen wrench required)
Housing
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Photo Tips
The number one rule in underwater photography is to eliminate as much
water between the camera and subject as possible. Get as close as you
can to the subject, then use the zoom. If you are using flash for still
photos, subjects beyond 6 ft (1.8 m) will not have much color regardless
of strobe power.
Photograph in clear water; do not stir up the sand or silty bottom. If
backscatter becomes a problem in the environment you are
photographing, an external flash will help eliminate much of the
backscatter.
Many digital cameras have a slight lag time between when you press
the shutter release button and the camera actually takes the picture.
Hold the housing steady a second or two after pressing the shutter
release button.
Do not shoot down on subjects as they will quite often blend into the
background and be difficult to see in the photograph. Shoot subjects
straight on or shoot up at a slight angle using the blue water as a
contrasting background.
When using daylight or flash, if your camera consistently over or
underexposes the image, you may want to adjust your camera’s
exposure compensation
settings.
If you error in exposure, it is better to have the image slightly
underexposed rather than overexposed. An overexposed image is
missing color information which cannot be adjusted in a photo
processing program. A slightly underexposed image has color
information that can be adjusted.
It is important to respect all living creatures underwater, including
people, marine life, and coral. While we encourage people to get close
to their subjects when taking a photograph, they should not touch, lie on,
or in any way disturb the things they find underwater.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
Image is
over/underexposed,
or a corner of the
image is dark
- Check that the built-in flash or external strobe is
firing when taking a picture. Camera flash should
be forced “on.”
- When using an external strobe, make sure it is
turned on, set properly, and its battery is charged.
- Make sure the diffuser is installed when you are
NOT using an external strobe.
- Check any corded connection points.
- Change camera shutter speed or aperture.
- Move closer to or further away from the subject.
- Adjust Exposure Compensation .
Push buttons or
- Remove the camera and rinse the closed housing
controls are sticky or
in fresh water. Vigorously press each push button
hard to operate
in and out several times to release any trapped
saltwater or debris.
- Press a sticky push button all the way in and
place a small amount of lube on the small end of
the push button shaft at it’s base. Release and
operate the push button several times to distribute
the lube, Diagram B, page 21.
- If a larger gland style control is sticky, grab the
control knob, pull it out, and then push back in. If
still sticky, see the Control Maintenance section,
pages 22-24.
- Return housing to Ikelite for routine maintenance.
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Problem
Camera does not
take a picture
Solution
- Install a fully charged battery.
- There is not enough available light for the camera
to properly focus. Add a focusing light or strobe
with a built-in focusing or video light to your
system.
- Select a center focus point in your camera menu.
- Return Zoom control to the “disengaged” position,
see Zoom Control Use, page 11.
Housing is hard to
close
- Make sure the camera is mounted properly in the
housing and controls are out of the way.
- Main housing o-ring is not seated properly.
Fogging occurs on
the Lens Port
- Humid air is trapped inside the housing.
The camera produces heat and may condense
any trapped moisture forming fog on the lens port.
Close the housing in an air-conditioned room or
vehicle, or in front of an air-conditioner.
- The housing should not be in direct sunlight for an
extended period of time.
- Purchase desiccant packs also known as
moisture munchers from a local camera store.
Place one or two new packs in your housing
before each day of diving.
- If moisture or water droplets are present around
the controls or sealing areas, return the housing
to Ikelite for evaluation.
- Clean the main housing o-ring and sealing
surface of the housing.
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Problem
Water enters the
housing
Solution
- Remove, clean and properly lubricate the main
o-ring.
- Look for hair, dirt, or foreign debris crossing the
o-ring seal.
- Reassemble the housing without a camera
installed and immerse in water.
- Return housing to Ikelite for evaluation.
Pictures are too blue - Use custom (manual) white balance. Reset for
or too green
each working depth or when attaching a
color correcting filter to the camera lens.
- Add an external strobe.
- Move in closer to your subject when taking a
picture.
- Add an optional color correcting filter to the
Housing Port.
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Spare Parts
(available through Ikelite or any Ikelite Dealer)
0132.30 Port o-ring
0200.08 Port cover
0184.2 Silicone Lubricant 2cc Reclosable Tube
0109 Main o-ring
9523.10 Tray Hardware
Customer Support
Please read the troubleshooting section of this instruction manual before
contacting Ikelite Customer Support.
Ikelite Underwater Systems
Service Department
50 West 33rd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 317-923-4523
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Limited Warranty
This Ikelite product is warranted against any manufacturing defects for a
period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase. Defective
products should be returned to Ikelite postage paid. Ikelite will, at its sole
discretion, repair or replace such products, and will return to customer
postage paid. All other claims of any nature are not covered. Except as
mentioned above, no other warranty expressed or implied applies to this
Ikelite product.
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Returning Products For Service
Ikelite is most interested in performing any service to ensure that all
products perform as intended. Evidence of purchase date must be
provided to obtain warranty service.
No prior authorization is required. You may return directly to us or
through your dealer. Please include a brief description of the problem,
any relevant email correspondence, and/or instructions on what you
want us to do. Always include name, shipping address, email address,
and phone number inside of the package. Send postage paid to:
Ikelite Underwater Systems
Attention: Service Department
50 West 33 Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
No reimbursements for postage paid will be issued.
You may also want to insure the package.
Returning Products for Service - outside the United States
For the separate international customs documentation form that you
complete to accompany the shipment, please state or designate that the
enclosed products were originally manufactured in the USA and are
being returned to the manufacturer for repair service. Value of the
equipment listed for customs purposes should be zero.
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Product Registration
Please go to ikelite.com to register your Ikelite housing within 15 days
of purchase.
Ikelite Underwater Systems
50 West 33rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
ikelite.com
© 2015 Ikelite Underwater Systems
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