Ikelite 200DLM/B Underwater TTL Housing for Panasonic Lumix GX9 Mirrorless Micro Four-Thirds Cameras


A professional grade, compact waterproof housing for Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 mirrorless micro four-thirds cameras. Perfect for any application in or around the water from scuba to surf to pool.


  • Category: Housings
  • SKU: IK6961.09

Description

You can capture sharp, detailed photos and video at depths as great as 200' beneath the surface, thanks to Ikelite's 200DLM/B Underwater TTL Housing for your Panasonic Lumix Lumix GX9 Mirrorless MFT camera. An Ikelite bulkhead with integrated TTL circuitry enables the connection of optional, external strobes. Ikelite DS flash units can be used in TTL or manual exposure mode, while third-party strobes will work in manual mode. The camera's built-in flash can be used to operate external fiber optic strobes, and two fiber optic ports are provided.

Ergonomic mechanical controls, including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and levers, afford access to virtually all camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic blend. It is light gray/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. An optional, separately sold aluminum tray with a quick-release grip handle or two will afford improved balance and handling, while offering a way to attach optional lighting arms.

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

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

  • Depth rating of 200'
  • Made by hand in USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic blend
  • White/light gray on front, top, sides, and bottom to reflect sunlight and keep camera cool when shooting on or above water's surface
  • Clear in back to allow you to monitor O-ring seal and maintain view of camera's rear controls
  • Housing alone has slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water; overall buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
  • Rear seal design prevents accidental twisting or stretching of O-ring, and eliminates need for groove that can trap sand, dirt, and debris, thus allowing for easier maintenance
  • Spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory port on side of housing allows for easy installation of optional #47012 Vacuum Kit
  • Front-loading camera-mounting system makes for quick and easy setup
  • Mounting plate enables hassle-free access to battery and memory card

STROBE CONNECTION AND OPERATION:

  • Ikelite bulkhead with hot shoe connection and integrated TTL circuitry enables reliable electrical triggering of external strobes via sync cords
  • Circuit powered by strobe, so there are no batteries to change and there is no maintenance to be done
  • Exposure compensation in TTL mode is supported using camera's built-in control
  • Ikelite DS strobes are operable in TTL or manual mode
  • Third-party strobes operable in manual mode only
  • Housing provides direct electrical connection to camera's hot shoe
  • Cord attachment is as easy as screwing in a light bulb, and threaded fit prevents accidental detachment during use
  • Bulkhead connection on top of enclosure to keep cords out of the way and reduce strain on ends
  • Camera's built-in flash can be used to trigger external fiber optic strobes; two fiber optic ports provided

CONTROLS AND HANDLING:

  • Large, ergonomic, mechanical push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and levers are easily operable with or without thick gloves
  • Controls afford access to all camera functions except for diopter adjustment control, flash open lever, and focus mode lever
  • Shutter lever is highly sensitive and curved, and can be elongated with optional Trigger Extension #4077.93
  • Anodized video recording start/stop button is bright red for easy identification
  • Rear control symbols are laser-engraved so as not to peel or fade off with time
  • Two 1/4"-20 threaded mounts on bottom with 3" permit attachment to optional separately sold tray for handles & lighting arms

LENS PORT SYSTEM:

  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Accepts various, interchangeable dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, wide-angle, and macro lenses
  • For full compatibility, see DLM Port Chart linked above
  • Simply press port on and tighten three thumb screws