Ikelite 200DLM/A Underwater TTL Housing for Sony Alpha A6300 Mirrorless Camera


A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Sony Alpha a6300 mirrorless cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.


  • Category: Housings
  • SKU: IK6910.63

Description

Capture images and video at depths up to 200' beneath the surface with Ikelite's Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for the Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Built-in, proprietary circuitry and an Ikelite bulkhead connector allow for TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes. Non-Ikelite strobes are compatible in manual mode. Dual fiber-optic cable ports built into the housing provide an alternate method for strobe attachment.

Ergonomic mechanical controls, including pushbuttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, afford access to virtually all camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant ABS and polycarbonate blend, which is white on the front, sides, top, and bottom but clear in the back to allow you to monitor the O-ring seal and rear camera controls.

The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts various dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses. For compatibility details, see Port Chart.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

  • Features a depth rating of 200'
  • Close two double-passivated, stainless steel locking lid snaps to see o-ring form a watertight seal
  • Front-loading camera mounting system makes installation and removal a breeze
  • Camera mounting plate allows for easy access to battery and memory card, and features a standard 1/4"-20 mounting point for attachment to an optional tripod topside
  • Constructed by hand in USA from corrosion-resistant ABS and polycarbonate blend. Off-white with a touch of light gray on front, sides, top, and bottom, but clear in back to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and rear camera controls
  • Off-white/light gray color reflects sunlight to keep camera cool when shooting at or above water's surface, and also offers better contrast for improved viewing of camera, LCD, and O-ring seal
  • Design eliminates need for O-ring groove or channel that can trap sand, dirt, or debris, while also preventing accidental twisting or stretching of O-ring
  • Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
  • Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port

STROBE CONNECTION AND OPERATION:

  • Housing provides direct electrical connection to camera's external hot shoe
  • Integrated circuitry and bulkhead sync cord connector enable TTL exposure with optional, external Ikelite DS Substrobes
  • Circuit features model-specific encoding, which has been fine-tuned to Sony's a6300 flash protocol for the most accurate exposure possible
  • Circuit powered by strobe, so there's no maintenance required and no batteries to change
  • Exposure compensation in TTL mode supported via camera's built-in control
  • SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes may be used with the required sync cords in manual exposure modes only, but will still benefit from improved battery life and faster recycle times
  • Threaded bulkhead connector prevents accidental sync cord detachment during use
  • Bulkhead connection has been moved to top of housing to keep cords out of your way and reduce strain on ends
  • Dual fiber-optic ports built into housing provide an alternate method for strobe attachment using optional cables from most major manufacturers
  • Camera's built-in flash suitable for firing an external strobe via fiber-optic connection, but not for lighting a photo underwater
  • Fiber-optic method bypasses TTL functionality, and reduces battery life by requiring use of camera's built-in flash
  • To preserve natural colors of subjects and environments in images, try to stay within arm's reach of what you're shooting. The further away you go, the more light is absorbed by water--which acts like a big blue/green filter

STROBE AND CORD COMPATIBILITY:

Strobes:

  • Ikelite DS50, above serial number 70000
  • Ikelite DS51
  • Ikelite DS125, above serial number 5000
  • DS160
  • DS161
  • DS200, above serial number 7163
  • Various non-Ikelite strobes (Sea & Sea, INON, and Nikonos type) also compatible, though in manual mode only

Sync Cords:

  • Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Sync Cord (TTL) #4103.51
  • Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual Sync Cord (TTL) #4103.52
  • Sea & Sea / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) #4118.1
  • Sea & Sea / INON Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Dual Sync Cord (Manual)#4118.2
  • Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) #4116.31
  • Nikonos SB Strobe-to-Ikelite Non-TTL Sync Cord (Manual) #4116.32

Fiber-Optic Cables:

  • Ikelite #4501 Fiber Optic Coiled Cord
  • INON Optical D "Non-wireless" L- type Connector
  • Sea & Sea L-type Fiber Optic Cable #50107
  • Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable PTCB-E02
  • Nauticam-to-INON Optical Fiber Cable #26211
  • Nauticam-to-Sea & Sea Optical Fiber Cable #26212

CONTROLS AND HANDLING:

  • Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, afford access to virtually all camera functions
  • Controls are large enough to be operated easily while wearing thick gloves
  • Whenever possible, controls located in same configuration as they are on camera to replicate muscle memory and familiarity you've developed with camera
  • Control symbols laser-engraved into back of housing won't peel off or fade with time
  • Camera's large, bright LCD screen can be viewed edge-to-edge through back of housing
  • Two 1/4"-20 threaded mounting points for connection of optional tray with handles, which provides additional balance/stability and attachment points for optional lighting arms

LENS PORT SYSTEM:

  • Ships without required lens port
  • Accepts various optical-grade acrylic dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses
  • For compatibility, see Port Chart linked above
  • Changing ports is quick and easy--just press on and tighten three thumb screws