Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha A7 II, A7R II, A7S II Mirrorless Cameras


A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Sony Alpha A7 Mark II, A7R Mark II, and A7S Mark II Mirrorless cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.


  • Category: Housings
  • SKU: IK71472

Description

Capture brilliant images of the aquatic world with your Sony Alpha A7 II, A7R II, or A7S II Mirrorless Camera in Ikelite's 200DL Underwater Housing with Dry Lock Port Mount, which has a depth rating of 200'. An Ikelite bulkhead with a manual hot-shoe connection enables reliable electrical triggering of optional external strobes via sync cords. The use of an optional TTL hot shoe and converter will allow for TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes; non-Ikelite strobes will still work in manual mode only.

Ergonomic, mechanical push-buttons, dials, and levers afford access to all important camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant ABS plastic and polycarbonate blend. It is white on the front, top, sides, and bottom, but clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain your view of the camera's rear controls. The supplied aluminum tray with a left-hand quick-release grip affords improved balance and handling, while offering an attachment point for an optional lighting arm.

This housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for an array of lenses. For complete compatibility information, see the port chart. The Dry Lock (DL) port system accommodates lenses with large diameters, and provides added security against leaks at the surface, thanks in large part to the included vacuum valve for checking watertight integrity before the dive. You'll need to pick up the required pump to remove excess air and actually create a vacuum.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

  • Depth rating of 200'
  • Housing is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant ABS plastic and polycarbonate blend
  • White on the front, top, sides, and bottom to reflect sunlight and keep the camera cool when shooting on or above the water's surface
  • Clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain your view of the camera's rear controls
  • Double-passivated stainless steel latches are virtually unbreakable
    Housing alone has nearly neutral buoyancy in fresh water, though your choice of lens and port may change the overall buoyancy of the system
  • Rear seal design makes maintenance easier and prevents accidental twisting or stretching of O-ring
  • Front-loading mounting plate enables quick camera installation, and does not need to be removed in order for you to gain access to the battery or memory card
  • Mounting plate has a 1/4"-20 threaded hole on the bottom for connection to an optional tripod

STROBE CONNECTION AND OPERATION:

  • Use of an optional external strobe is highly recommended for color correction and adequate brightness, and basically essential once you descend deeper than 15-20' underwater
  • Strobe restores hues that are absorbed by the water, ensuring that your images are vibrant and accurate
  • Try to stay no more than 3-4' away from your subject to preserve natural colors in images
  • Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead with a manual hot-shoe connection enables reliable electrical triggering of strobes via sync cords
  • Optional TTL hot shoe and converter, such as Ikelite's ST1K Sony Alpha Kit, will enable TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes
  • Non-Ikelite strobes, such as those from Sea & Sea, INON, and Retra, will still work in manual mode only
  • Older non-digital strobes can be used in manual mode
  • Housing ships without a required sync cord for a strobe
  • Bulkhead is located on top of the enclosure to keep the cord out of your way and reduce strain on the ends
  • Ikelite's #4403 Optical Slave Converter and Aquatica's Water Wizard system are available options that will let you trigger wireless slave strobes
  • Exposure compensation is available via the camera's controls

CONTROLS AND HANDLING:

  • Sensitive shutter and AF/MF/AEL levers are curved and extendable to increase comfort when using the optional right-hand grip
  • Push-buttons have been modified to reduce weight and salt buildup
  • Soft-touch knobs allow for a better, more comfortable grip with or without gloves
  • Ergonomic, mechanical push-buttons, knobs, and levers afford access to all camera controls except for diopter adjustment dial, AF/MF/AEL switch lever, and control wheel
  • Control symbols are etched into the back of the housing with lasers, so they won't fade or fall off with time
  • Super-Eye Viewfinder enhances your view through the camera's OVF when you're wearing a mask
  • You can remove the Super-Eye quickly if you'd like to attach the optional Straight or 45° Magnified Viewfinder instead
  • Camera's LCD can be tilted during installation to give you a better viewing angle

LENS PORTS:

  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for lenses
  • For complete compatibility information, see the port chart linked above
  • Dry Lock (DL) port system accommodates lenses with large diameters
  • System also provides added security against leaks at the surface, thanks in large part to the included vacuum valve for checking watertight integrity before the dive
  • Removing excess air and actually creating a vacuum will require the purchase of a pump
  • DL mount can be removed and replaced by the older FL port locks, though this change would be irreversible unless you sent the housing back to Ikelite to have the DL mount installed again