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Panasonic Lumix LX-5, Leica D-LUX 5
- Product #6171.05
US Suggested Retail Price $550 (camera not included)
Dive into underwater photography with our most compact true TTL camera system.
The Compact Digital housing is high quality, extremely durable, and backed by Ikelite's long-standing
reputation for excellence.
Proprietary conversion circuitry allows two-way communication between the camera and Ikelite Substrobes
providing true TTL exposure.
In addition to providing the most accurate automatic exposure, this ensures a faster recycling time
and longer camera battery life as compared to fiber optic TTL systems. Take advantage
of this powerful feature by attaching any current model Ikelite DS Substrobe. See the
"External Underwater Strobes" section for complete details.
All camera controls except the Flash Open Switch
are fully functional through the housing and depth rated to 200ft (60m).
Two 12-24 threaded mounts on the bottom of the housing allow for the
secure attachment of optional trays and lighting accessories.
Includes one 1cc tube of silicone lubricant, flash diffuser, flash deflector and vinyl port cover.
- Size and Weight.
7" wide x 5" high x 5.4" deep including controls and lens port.
18cm x 13cm x 14cm.
- 2.8lb (1.3kg) above water.
- Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water.
- Spare Parts.
#0109 Spare Main Housing O-Ring
#5020 Silicone Lubricant in 4 1cc Tubes
#0200 Replacement Vinyl Port Cover
- Camera's Built-in Flash.
An included flash diffuser improves lighting quality when the camera's built-in flash is used.
A built-in flash is effective between 1-3 feet (0.3-0.9m) from the subject in clear conditions.
For best results an external underwater strobe is recommended.
- External Color Filters.
Color filters replace some of the reds, oranges and more natural tones
that would otherwise be lost underwater. Effective in relatively shallow, sunny conditions.
Available as #6441.41 for tropical blue water and #6441.81
for use in green water settings. For optimum results use in combination with manual white balance
(see camera user guide for information on setting custom white balance).
- External Underwater Strobes (Hard-Wired TTL).
Ikelite DS series Substrobes are industry
favorites for their warm, even coverage and lightning fast recycle time. Unlike fiber-optic
"TTL" systems, our conversion circuitry eliminates the need for the camera's built-in flash to fire.
This dramatically improves recycle time and camera battery life allowing you to take more
photos more quickly. We recommend convenient
and affordable strobe with sync cord packages that provide everything you need to take
advantage of true TTL exposure. A single or dual tray and handle is required
for the attachment of an external strobe.
Click here to see tray & handle systems.
for recommended Substrobe packages.
All current model DS strobes are fully compatible with this TTL system.
Older DS50 or DS125 Substrobes may require circuitry updates.
for circuitry requirements by serial number.
- External Underwater Strobes (Optical TTL).
The AF35 AutoFlash kit can be attached directly to the LX-5 housing and provides automatic "TTL"
exposure by optical signal from the camera's built-in flash. The AF35 is slightly less powerful
than our DS Substrobes and is not able to take advantage of the housing's built-in circuitry.
for information on the AF35 AutoFlash kit.
- Non-Ikelite External Strobes.
Special sync cords are available to connect non-Ikelite strobes from Nikonos, Inon, and
Sea & Sea. Non-Ikelite strobes can be used in manual modes only. Use of a non-Ikelite strobe
bypasses the housing's built-in TTL circuitry.
for more information on sync cords.
Strobes with a slave feature can be triggered by the camera's flash or by an Ikelite Substrobe.
An included flash deflector prevents the camera's flash from creating backscatter in the image.
Optional single or dual tray and handles is required for the attachment of
an external strobe. The optional #9571.3 features a 1" (2.5cm) ball for attachment to the top of the release handle.
This provides a mounting point for Ultralight, TLC,
and other non-Ikelite arm systems.
Click here to see tray & handle systems.
for more information on attaching non-Ikelite strobes.
- Pro-V8 LED Video Lite.
For additional lighting when using the camera's movie mode and to aid in focus.
For use with or without a color filter.
Click here for
more information on the Pro-V8 LED Lite.
- External Accessory Lenses.
An external wide angle conversion lens increases angle of coverage so you can get
much closer to your subject while still fitting everything in the frame. By reducing the amount
of water between the subject and your camera lens, the resulting image will be more crisp and
colorful. Attach 67mm threaded #6420 Ikelite W-20, Inon Type II and Epoque
wide angle or macro lenses
directly to the front of the housing port. Bayonet mount lenses are not compatible with this
Click here to see the
Ikelite W-20 Wide Angle Conversion Lens.
Vignetting will be present with a wide angle lens attached. The LX-5 must be zoomed several
stops to eliminate vignetting. Addition of an Ikelite W-20 or comparable wide angle lens will
gain approximately 15-20% angle of view after zooming.
This housing is available worldwide through any Authorized Ikelite Dealer.
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