Ikelite 200DLM/B Underwater TTL Housing for Panasonic Lumix G7 Mirrorless Micro Four-Thirds Cameras


A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Panasonic Lumix G7 mirrorless micro four-thirds cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.


  • Category: Housings
  • SKU: IK6961.07

Description

Capture images and 4K UHD video at depths up to 200' beneath the surface with Ikelite's Underwater Housing with TTL Circuitry for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds 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.

Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, afford access to all camera functions except for the focus mode lever and flash open button. A magnified optical viewfinder provides a clear view of the camera's EVF underwater. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant ABS and polycarbonate blend, which is light gray/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'
  • Two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps are easy to use and virtually unbreakable
  • 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, which is light gray/off-white on front, sides, top, and bottom, but clear in back to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and rear camera controls
  • Light gray/off-white 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, monitor, 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
  • Exposure compensation in TTL mode supported via camera's built-in control
  • SEA & SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes may be used with 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
  • Due to proximity to lens, camera's built-in flash not suitable for lighting a subject underwater
  • In effort to make housing as compact as possible, ability to extend/use camera's flash inside housing was sacrificed--but not to worry, because bulkhead sync cord connection does not require use of camera's flash at all
  • 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), DS51, DS125 (above serial number 5000), DS160, DS161, and 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 4103.51
  • Ikelite-to-Ikelite TTL Dual Sync Cord 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

CONTROLS AND HANDLING:

  • Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and a lever, enable access to all camera functions except for focus mode lever and flash open button
  • 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
  • Housing has a magnified optical viewfinder to provide a clear view of camera's EVF underwater
  • Two 1/4"-20 threaded holes on housing bottom enable mounting on optional tray with handles, which provides additional balance/stability and attachment points for optional lighting arms

LENS PORT SYSTEM:

  • 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 linked above
  • Changing ports is quick and easy--just press on and tighten three thumb screws