Digital Housing
#6171.05
instruction manual
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Leica D-Lux 5
Please Read
We suggest that you read this instruction booklet thoroughly before use
to have a full understanding of where each camera control is located,
and what function each control provides. Also, 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 General
and Photo Tips sections.
Table of Contents
Pg. 1
Pg. 12
Included in Box
Pg. 2
Please Read
- Table of Contents
Housing Size and Weight
- Initial Camera Setup
Housing Controls
Pg. 3
Pg. 4
Pg.13
EV-controller
Pg. 14
Pg. 6-7
Pg. 15
Opening the Housing
5. Ikelite Lube #0184.1
Pg. 8
Closing the Housing
3. Lanyard (attached to housing)
6. Diffuser and Deflector
Pg. 9
Checking Controls
4. Extra Control Tips
8. Vinyl Port Cover
Congratulations on your purchase of an Ikelite Compact Digital Housing.
Ikelite has decades of experience in the underwater photographic, video,
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.
This housing has been water pressure tested to 200’ (60m) at the factory. All
camera controls are fully functional through the housing.
Pg. 16
Housing Size and Weight:
Pg. 17
Pg. 18
- Turn Camera On
- Zoom Control
- Using the Camera’s
Built-in Flash
Pg. 10
Optional Accessories and
Spare Parts
Housing Maintenance
Lubricants
- Control Maintenance
Pg.
Pg.
Pg.
Pg.
Pg.
Diffuser and Deflector
Information
- Diffuser Use
- Deflector Use
Pg. 11
#6320 Pro-V8 LED Lite
- External Accessory Lenses
- Installing the Camera
2. Ikelite Digital Housing
Non-Ikelite External
Strobes
- External Color Filters
Housing Controls
- Back View -
Included in Box:
Strobe Packages
- Please read if using an
- Front View -
Pg. 5-6
DS161 (cont.)
- SA-100 Ball/Socket Arm
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Control Maintenance-cont.
General Tips
Photo Tips
Photo Tips-cont.
Ikelite Limited Warranty
- Ikelite Technical Support
Using Ikelite Strobes
Pg. 24
- AF35 Strobe Package
- DS51 Substrobe
- DS161 Substrobe
Returning Products for
Service
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Housing Controls - Front View
7" wide x 5" high x 5.4" deep including controls and lens port.
All camera controls accessed except the “Flash Open Switch”.
18cm x 13cm x 14cm.
Lens Aspect Ratio Switch: When moving this switch to the left, facing the
front of the housing, the control lever start position should be facing the
back of the housing. Push down and rotate switch counter-clockwise to
change the setting. Lift control off of switch and rotate back to the start
position. Repeat procedure until the desired setting is achieved. When
moving the switch to the right, only one clockwise rotation should be
required to achieve desired setting.
2.8lb (1.3kg) above water.
Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water.
Initial Camera Setup
1. Insert a fully charged battery and formatted memory card.
2. Set Shooting Mode to “A” Aperture priority.
3. Set camera date and time.
4. Set Lens Aspect Ratio Selector Switch to “3:2”.
Shutter
Release
ON/OFF
Switch
Motion
Picture
Button Zoom
Lever
Mode
Dial
Aspect Ratio
Selector Switch
5. Set Flash to “Forced Flash On” (lightning bolt in LCD).
6. Set White Balance to “AWB”.
7. Set Image Mode to “9m”.
8. Set Metering Mode to “Center Weighted ”.
9. Set AF Mode to “Center”.
10 Set ISO sensitivity to “80”.
11. Set AF mode to “1-Area”.
12. Set Pre AF to “Q-AF”.
Lens Port
13. Set Focus Selector Switch to “AF Macro” (flower icon).
14. If NOT using external strobes, raise camera flash BEFORE placing
camera in the housing.
Lid Snap
External Tray Mounts
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Focus Selector
Switch
Housing Controls - Back View
Housing Controls - Back View
Rear Dial Knob Use (control #2): The knob’s white dot should be in the 12
o’clock position when not in use, preventing the camera dial from being
pushed. This is necessary so the camera will not receive a signal which
could lock out other camera functions. To change functions using the Rear
Dial, lift and rotate the knob until the white dot is in the 6 o’clock position.
Push in and release once or twice until the desired control function is
highlighted in the lower portion of your LCD screen. Rotate the knob away
from the 6 o’clock position to the desired setting. DO NOT rotate the knob
white dot to the 6 o’clock position while a setting is being made, otherwise
the chosen camera function may inadvertently change. If necessary, lift the
knob to bypass the 6 o’clock position to reach the desired setting. Once the
desired setting is reached, lift and return the knob white dot to the 12
o’clock position. Check to make sure your desired settings are correct.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
TTL Bulkhead and Cap
Rear Dial
AF/AE Lock Button
Playback Button
Focus/Up Arrow Button
Self-timer/Left Arrow Button
Opening the Housing
(page 5)
7. MENU/SET Button
8. ISO/Right Arrow Button
9. Function/Down Arrow Button
10. Display Button
11. Q. Menu/Delete Button
Push
Forward
Lid Snaps have a Lock. To open housing, push
Lid Snap Lock forward and lift as shown. Keep
pressure on the Lid Snap so it does not fly open
quickly. Some Lid Snaps have a lot of spring
Lift
tension once they go over center, so keep a firm
grip on the Snap. Lid Snaps may be opened one at a time.
Lid Snap
Lock
Installing the Camera
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Lanyard
1. When NOT using external strobes, Raise Camera Flash.
2. Pull out on each housing control until it stops. This will get the controls
out of the way for installation of the camera.
3. Remove the back from the housing.
4. The mounting tray for the camera is secured to the housing back.
Position the camera on the tray.
5. Slide the housing Hotshoe Connector into the Camera Hotshoe Mount:
Diagram B - Page 6. Slide the connector forward until it stops. This
should be done before the camera is secured with the mounting bolt.
Note: If you are using an EV Manual Controller and NOT hard-wiring your
strobes directly to the housing, leave the housing hotshoe disconnected
from the camera. You will also need to install the Flash Deflector
(supplied) over the housing port to block and deflect the camera flash to
the EV Controller: Page 10.
6. Using a coin or screwdriver (preferred), secure the camera to the
mounting tray with the tray mounting bolt. The bolt threads into the
camera’s tripod socket: Diagram A - Page 7.
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Closing the Housing
CAUTION:
Some camera tripod
socket threads are
plastic. The mounting
bolt is metal. Do not
cross thread or over
tighten as you may
damage the camera
tripod socket threads.
Lumix
L
Tray Mounting Bolt
Diagram A
External Strobe Connector
Waterproof Cap
Lid Hook
Back O-ring
1. Place housing face down in your lap or on flat surface.
2. Check to see that there is an o-ring on
the housing back and that it is clean
and in its proper location.
3. Guide the back into the housing front.
The o-ring should touch the housing
all the way around. There should be
an even gap all the way around
between the housing and the housing
back.
4. Lift the lid snaps so they are extended
and place each lid snap into the
corresponding hook on the housing
Even gap on
back.
all four sides
5. To close the housing, push down on
the lid snaps until they snap into
place. Lid snaps on opposite sides of
the housing should be closed at the
same time. Be sure they are down far
enough to engage the lock.
Housing Back
O-ring
Housing Back
O-ring
Camera
Mounting
Tray
Hotshoe Connector
Diagram B
Caution:
Do not remove the External Strobe Connector Waterproof Cap unless an
external sync cord is going to be plugged in. Do not remove the
Waterproof Cap or Sync Cord underwater.
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Double check - Once the housing is
closed, check the o-ring seal. The gap
between the housing back and the housing 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 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.
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Checking Controls
Diffuser and Deflector Installation
Once the housing has been closed, make sure the housing controls line
up with the corresponding camera controls. If the housing controls are
misaligned slightly, make sure the camera hold down bolt has been
tightened down firmly so the camera is flat against the tray.
Turn Camera On
Turn the camera on and operate each of the housing controls to get a
feel for using the camera in the housing. Take a few pictures
above water with the camera in the housing.
Zoom Control
(NOTE:) 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 any other function
because the camera is receiving a
signal from the engaged zoom control.
A diffuser and deflector are
included with the housing. The
diffuser is white transparent plastic.
The deflector is also white but is
not transparent.
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Center Position
Disengaged
NOTE: The camera’s built-in flash CANNOT be used with optional
Wide-Angle or Accessory lenses.
The diffuser should be installed when using the camera flash. When
shooting close-up photographs with the camera flash and at the camera
lens’s widest angle setting, the lens port on the housing can block a
portion of the light from the camera flash. This can result in a shadow in
a lower corner of the frame. Zoom the lens to eliminate the shadow (You
can test this above water).
Deflector Use
The deflector should be installed when using any Ikelite external strobe.
The deflector will block and redirect the camera’s flash to the AF35 slave
unit or EV Manual Controller, which will then control the external strobe’s
output. The deflector also stops the built-in flash from creating
backscatter in the image. Remove the diffuser before attempting to
install the deflector.
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AF35 AutoFlash Kit #4035
DS161
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The AF35 AutoFlash kit can be attached
directly to the LX5 housing and provides
automatic "TTL" exposure by optical signal
from the camera's built-in flash. The AF35 is
slightly less powerful than our DS Substrobes
and is not able to take advantage of the
housing's built-in circuitry.
AF35 AutoFlash kit includes:
AF35 strobe - Flex arm - AutoFlash sensor
Handle with rubber grip - Tray (single or dual)
Mounting hardware.
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(continued)
The DS161 flash covers the
equivalent of an 18mm lens
or 100 degrees w/diffuser
installed. It is the ideal
choice when using wide
angle lenses greater than 80
degrees. It also features a
1.5 second recycle time and
225 flashes per full charge.
Using Ikelite Strobes (Hard-Wired TTL)
SA-100 Ball/Socket Arm
DS51 Substrobe
The SA-100 system #4086.61 with
its 1" diameter ball is ideal
underwater. The #9571.3 extended
stem mount allows easy
attachment of the EV controller or
flashlight mount, and drops right
into the release handle. The arm
system allows easy strobe
placement from macro close-up to
wide angle. The complete system
removes with a push of the handle
button.
The DS51 Substrobe covers the equivalent of a 28mm lens. It is the ideal
choice when using only the camera lens with no accessory wide angle
lenses attached.
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Substrobe
DS51
Actual Size:
8 cm dia x 12 cm
3.2" dia x 4.7"
DS161 Movie Substrobe
The DS161 Movie Substrobe combines all of the functionality of our
renowned DS160 Strobe with a powerful 500 lumen LED video light. Three
super-bright LEDs are arranged behind a special optical element to provide
a 45 degree angle of coverage, free of hotspots.
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SOS
TTL Full
Batt
w/Lite
Fuel
Guage
-1
3
-2
Off
Ready Light
2
On
On
w/Lite
-3
1
-4
DS
DS161 Movie Substrobe
Actual Size
9.6 cm dia x 17.9 cm
3.75" dia x 7"
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Using Strobes
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Using Ikelite Strobes (Optical TTL)
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Lens Port
Diffuser Use
Engaged
A built-in flash is effective between 1-3 feet (0.3-0.9m) from the subject in
clear conditions. For the best results, we recommend using an external
Ikelite Substrobe. If you do not have an external strobe, the camera’s built-in
flash can be used with a diffuser (included with housing) installed. This use is
limited due to the housing port blocking a portion of the built-in camera flash.
Install the Diffuser and zoom in slightly to eliminate any dark areas noted in
your photographs. See Diffuser/Deflector Installation below.
DS
Small hole
Diffuser/Deflector properly
installed in port groove
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Using the Camera’s Built-in Flash
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SUBSTROBE
Cut-out
Section
To install the diffuser or deflector,
push the “Cut-out” Section into the
port groove until it stops.
Note the Small Hole. To avoid
losing the diffuser or deflector, you
can attach a fishing line or string to
this hole.
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Diffuser/Deflector material
SA-100 Ball/Socket
Arm #4086.61
#9571.3 Extended Stem
Mount (included with
SA-100 Ball/Socket arm)
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Recommended Strobe Packages
Non-Ikelite External Strobes.
Substrobe AF35 AutoFlash Kit #4035 includes Single Tray.
Special sync cords are available to connect non-Ikelite strobes from
Nikonos, Inon, and Sea & Sea. Non-Ikelite strobes can be used in manual
modes only. Use of a non-Ikelite strobe bypasses the housing's built-in TTL
circuitry.
Substrobe AF35 AutoFlash Kit #4035.1 includes Dual Tray.
Optional #9523.61 single or #9523.62 dual tray and handles are required for
the attachment of DS-series strobes. The optional #9571.3 - Page 12
features a 1" (2.5cm) ball for attachment to the top of the release handle.
This provides a mounting point for Ultralight, TLC, and other non-Ikelite arm
systems.
Substrobe DS51 Deluxe Package #3944.51 includes #4086.61
SA-100 Arm System with TTL sync cord. Requires Single Tray/Arm
#9523.61 sold separately: Page 16.
Strobes with a slave feature can be triggered by the camera's flash or by an
Ikelite Substrobe. An included flash deflector prevents the camera's flash
from creating backscatter in the image.
External Color Filters
Substrobe DS160 Package #3944.90 includes #4086.61 SA-100 Arm
System with 1.5 hour Smart Charger and TTL sync cord. Requires Single
Tray/Arm #9523.61 sold separately: Page 16.
Substrobe DS161 Package #3945.01 includes #4086.61 SA-100 Arm
System with 1.5 hour Smart Charger and TTL sync cord. Requires Single
Tray/Arm #9523.61 sold separately: Page 16.
NOTE: All current model DS-series strobes are fully compatible with the
housing TTL system. Older DS50 or DS125 Substrobes may require
circuitry updates. For circuitry requirements by serial number, click on the
link in the External Underwater Strobes (Hard-wired TTL) section of the
following Ikelite webpage: http://www.ikelite.com/web_two/pan_lx5.html.
Color filters such as the UR-Pro Filter
UR-Pro Filter
replace some of the reds, oranges and
more natural tones that would
otherwise be lost underwater. Effective
in relatively shallow, sunny conditions.
Available as #6441.41 for tropical blue
water and #6441.81 for use in green
water settings. For optimum results
use in combination with manual white
balance (see camera user guide for
information on setting custom white
balance). Not recommended when using external strobes.
Lens Port
Please Read If Using an EV Controller
TTL flash control is not available when using an EV Controller, and
therefore an EV Controller is not recommended for use with this
housing.
NOTE: Do not attach the housing hotshoe to the camera if using the EV
Manual Controller. If the hotshoe is attached, the camera flash may not
fire, which is necessary to trigger the external strobe.
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#6320 Pro-V8 LED Video Lite
For additional lighting when using the camera's
movie mode and to aid in focus. For use with or
without a color filter.
Optional Accessories & Spare Parts
Ikelite Lube #5020 (4 - 1cc tubes)
PRO-V8
IKELITE
LED
For more information go to the following web
page:
http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/3prov8.html
#6320 Pro-V8 LED Video Lite
For light lubrication of the main housing o-ring.
Back o-ring #0109
O-rings last for several years if properly maintained. (See Housing
Maintenance section - Page 17). Always carry a spare o-ring in case the
original becomes damaged or lost.
Travel Case #3920
External Accessory Lenses
An external wide angle conversion lens increases
angle of coverage so you can get much closer to
your subject while still fitting everything in the
frame. By reducing the amount of water between
the subject and your camera lens, the resulting
image will be more crisp and colorful. Attach
67mm threaded #6420 Ikelite W-20, Inon Type II
and Epoque wide angle or macro lenses directly
to the front of the housing port. Bayonet mount
lenses are not compatible with this housing.
Vignetting will be present with a wide angle lens
#6420 Ikelite W-20 Lens
attached. The camera must be zoomed several
stops to eliminate vignetting. Addition of an Ikelite W-20 or comparable wide
angle lens will gain approximately 15-20% angle of view after zooming.
This optional carrying case with foam will accommodate the housing
with a single AF35 or DS51 strobe, single tray with handle and
accessories.
Tray with Single Release Handle #9523.61
Single Tray and Release Handle is required to
mount one external DS-series Substrobe.
Single Tray/Handle #9523.61
Tray with Dual Release Handles #9523.62
Dual Tray and Release Handles are required to
mount two external DS-series Substrobes.
Dual Tray/Handle #9523.62
Replacement Lanyard #0321.10
Replacement Vinyl Port Cover #0200
UR-Pro Filter #6441.41 for tropical blue water
UR-Pro Filter #6441.81 for green water
NOTE: Only 67mm threaded Accessory and Conversion lenses can be used
with this housing.
NOTE: For complete information regarding recommended strobe packages
and optional accessories go to www.ikelite.com.
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Housing Maintenance
Lubricants
The 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.
1. Do Not leave the camera and housing in direct sunlight for prolonged
periods. Heat may damage the camera.
2. Do Not ship the camera in the housing.
3. Before using the housing, always check the tightness each control
gland penetrating the housing and the set screw in each control knob.
There is a slight chance that either could vibrate loose during travel.
4. Keep the back 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 light coating of
lubricant. Apply only 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.
5. Keep the area where the o-ring fits and the sealing surface of the
housing clean.
6. Rinse the housing exterior thoroughly in freshwater after each saltwater
use. 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.
7. If removing a housing push button, Do Not re-use the E-clip. Contact
Ikelite for replacement E-clips (part #0319.12).
8. Leave lid snaps in the open position when not using the housing for
extended periods.
1. Ikelite provides silicone lubricant with the housing. We recommend you use
only Ikelite lubricant (included with housing - Page 16) on Ikelite products as
some other brands may cause the o-ring to swell and not seal properly.
2. Use only enough lubricant to lightly cover control shafts and o-rings.
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.
Control Maintenance
Ikelite controls are designed to provide years of reliable service with minimal
maintenance.
1. Push button controls require no maintenance other than rinsing in
freshwater after saltwater use. 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.
2. Some of the controls have long shafts. These controls can be pulled out,
exposing the shaft see Diagram B - Page 19 and Diagram C - Page 20.
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.
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Lubricate shaft
Control Maintenance
(continued)
3. 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 B, 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 it 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 shaft so the knob
does not turn on the shaft.
Housing
Gland
Control Shaft
Housing
Pull out to
expose shaft
Diagram C
General Tips
1. Before placing your camera in the housing, it is a good idea to immerse
the closed housing in a bucket or rinse tank to make sure it is watertight.
2. Due to the power required to operate the camera and LCD screen, it is a
good idea to start each dive with a fully charged camera battery.
3. As soon as you enter the water, take a moment and check the housing
to see that it is properly sealed.
4. 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.
Treat the glass or acrylic in the lens port as a camera lens. After use,
rinse and gently dry the lens port to avoid water spotting. To clean, use
a mild soap solution or lens cleaner.
Do not use alcohol or window cleaner on the Lens Port.
Tighten set screw down
against this flat area
when replacing the knob.
Diagram B
NOTE: Fogging of the port glass/acrylic may occur due to a variety of
environmental factors. To prevent fogging issues, always assemble the
housing in a cool, dry area, such as an air conditioned room, and keep
the housing out of direct sunlight. If fogging persists, insert a fresh
desiccant packet inside the housing before each day of diving.
Desiccant packages are not available from Ikelite, however most camera
stores carry them.
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Lubricate end of shaft
before reinserting into
gland
Loosen Set Screw
Photo Tips
Photo Tips (continued)
1. 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 feet (1.8m) will not have much color
regardless of strobe power.
2. The camera’s built-in flash is very close to the camera lens. The flash
can light up any suspended particles in the water and they can be
recorded in your picture. This effect is called backscatter. To eliminate as
much backscatter as possible, photograph close or use an external
strobe. 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.
3. 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 camera steady a second or two after pressing the shutter
release button.
4. 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.
5. Underwater flash is used to restore the warmer colors filtered out by the
water as well as to illuminate the subject. When photographing
underwater, set the camera to use flash on every shot. If the camera’s
flash is set to AUTO and the sun is behind your subject, the camera may
see enough light and not fire the flash. With the sun behind the subject,
the subject is shaded (dark) and needs flash for a good exposure.
6. 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.
7. Many photographers transfer their images to the computer where they
can fine tune the appearance of the image. Many of the image
manipulation programs make you think you can magically correct any
image taken and make a good picture. Remember that when using an
image manipulation program such as Photoshop, that if the image is
overexposed, much of the color is missing. If the color is missing you
cannot adjust it. If images are slightly underexposed, the color is there,
but it is just dark and you can adjust it to some degree. So, if you error
in exposure, it is better to have the image slightly underexposed rather
than overexposed.
NOTE: To shoot photographs closer than 2 feet (0.6m), we recommend
using an external strobe such as the DS51 or DS161. An external strobe
can be positioned so nothing blocks the light path between the strobe
and the subject.
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Ikelite Limited Warranty
Returning Products for Service
All Ikelite products are warranted against any manufacturing defects for a
period of one year from the original date of purchase. Defective products
should be returned prepaid to Ikelite. Ikelite will, at its discretion, repair or
replace such products, and will return to customer prepaid. All other claims
of any nature are not covered. Housing is pressure tested and warranted to
200’ (60m) maximum underwater depth. Except as mentioned above, no
other warranty expressed or implied, applies to this Ikelite product.
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
e-mail correspondence, and/or instructions on what you want us to do.
Always include name, shipping address, e-mail address, and phone number
inside of the package.
Ikelite Technical Support
You may also want to insure the package.
E-mail: ikelite@ikelite.com
Phone 317.923.4523
Fax 317.924.7988
Send Postage Pre-Paid to:
Ikelite Underwater Systems
ATTN: Repair Dept.
50 West 33 Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
No reimbursements for return freight will be issued.
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.
Ikelite Underwater Systems
50 West 33rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
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