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Ikelite Announces Housing for the Sony a7 IV and a7R V
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, January 27, 2023 @ 05:30 AM (EST)

Ikelite has announced its updated “200DL” series housing compatible with both the a7 Mark IV and the new a7R Mark V. Previously, the housing was designed for the a7 IV, but a upgrade kit could be added to allow compatibility with the a7R V. Now that camera mount and control modification are included in the box.

Like the company’s other offerings, the housing features an ABS-PC blend body and transparent back, Dry Lock (DL) port system, ergonomically designed levers and hard-anodized aluminum buttons, and an M16 port for attaching accessories such as an external monitor/recorder. There’s out-of-the-box manual triggering of strobes by Ikelite, Sea&Sea, Inon, and Retra, as well as TTL exposure with Ikelite DS-series strobes when you add the optional DL2 DS Link TTL converter.

Available now, Ikelite’s housing for the Sony a7 IV and a7R V is priced at $1,845.
 



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PRESS RELEASE

200DL Underwater Housing for Sony a7 IV, a7R V Mirrorless Digital Cameras

A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Sony Alpha a7 IV and a7R V full frame mirrorless digital cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.

Housings produced before January 2023 (serial number 77880 and below) require an Update Kit for use with the newer Sony a7R V camera.


Sony's full frame system is more affordable than ever with this lightweight and durable housing

No other manufacturer makes professional functionality so accessible. Our housings are designed from the ground up to provide full camera control and connection for external strobe lighting out of the box. Advanced features including TTL lighting exposure, enhanced magnifying viewfinders, and HDMI 2.0 support are available as needed.

Our DL-series lens ports are optimized to be the lightest on the market with superb image quality. The materials chosen for our housings and lens ports are chosen to maximize durability and corrosion resistance while minimizing travel weight and cost.

Pre-Dive Checks

There is no greater assurance than being able to see your camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing. Our signature open-groove design suspends the rear o-ring in a natural position that is easier to maintain and more reliable than forcing the o-ring into a channel. Once the housing is closed you can see the o-ring form a solid, waterproof seal.

We recommend using a pump with gauge to pull a vacuum on the housing and check for leaks prior to entering the water.


Construction

Our specially formulated ABS-PC blend housing is highly durable yet significantly lighter than aluminum. The light color keeps your camera cooler when shooting in warm, sunny environments.


Lens Support

Ikelite lens ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf.

We support a wide variety of lenses. Most popular zoom lenses and select focus rings can be engaged using simple gearing that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using.

Lens ports and zoom gears sold separately. Refer to the appropriate port chart for compatibility information.


Wi-Fi Transfer

Use the camera's built-in Wi-Fi feature to download photos to another device without removing the camera from the housing. The Wi-Fi feature is only usable above water within close proximity to the connected device.


Compatibility

Unless otherwise noted, this housing does not accommodate the use of add-on grips, battery grips, eyepieces, LCD covers, or other accessories.

Differences in lens and control placement prevent other camera models from being used in or adapted to this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this housing.

Specifications

  • Controls: Controls are provided for all camera functions except: Diopter adjustment; Joystick up/down/left/right (Joystick can be depressed), Control wheel; Control wheel functions may be accessed using the Front and Rear Dials
  • Strobe Connector: Ikelite Bulkhead with Manual Hotshoe
  • Port Mount: DL (Dry Lock)
  • Accessory Port: M16 Thread
  • Depth Rating: 200 feet (60 meters)
  • Weight: 5.35 lb
  • Dimensions: 9 x 7.25 x 6" (229 x 184 x 152 mm) Not including handle


In the Box

  • Housing
  • Rear O-ring # 0132.59 (installed)
  • Front O-ring # 0132.45 (installed)
  • Zoom Gear Retainer # 75900 (installed)
  • Port Hole Cover # 0200.92 (installed)
  • Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.7 (installed)
  • Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67 (installed)
  • Tool for Zoom Gear Retainer # 0945.06
  • .050" Hex Key # 0945.11
  • Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube


SKU: 71479
$ 1,845.00

 

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