Ikelite DL Housing for Nikon Z6 / Z7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras
Ikelite DL Housing for Nikon Z6 / Z7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras Ikelite DL Housing for Nikon Z6 / Z7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras Ikelite DL Housing for Nikon Z6 / Z7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras Ikelite DL Housing for Nikon Z6 / Z7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras Ikelite DL Housing for Nikon Z6 / Z7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras
Ikelite DL Housing for Nikon Z6 / Z7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras
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A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless digital cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.

Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera

Nikon's first full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is finally here. The weather sealed body packs a 45.7 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and is capable of continuous shooting up to 9 fps. Its hybrid AF system and 5-axis in-body image stabilization are usable when shooting stills or 4K ultra HD video.

In addition to the series of new Z mount lenses to be released progressively, Nikon shooters can also use their favorite F mount lenses thanks to the new FTZ Adapter.

Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera

Nikon's midrange counterpart features a 24.5 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, a hybrid AF and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. Video performance has been heralded as better than the Z7 and similar to the Sony Alpha A7 III.

Lens Ports

This housing features our robust Dry Lock (DL) port system. "Dry Lock" refers to the placement of the o-ring on the outside of the port mount. This improves visibility and reduces the chances of water dropping onto your precious camera sensor. DL ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf. Attachment is quick and secure. A system of extensions can accommodate a huge variety of lenses with ease.

Most popular zoom lenses and select lens focus rings can be engaged using simple gearing that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. A large, soft-touch knob on the side of the housing makes fine tuned adjustments a breeze. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using. Zoom gears sold separately.

Vacuum System

The included vacuum valve allows you to pressurize the housing to check for leaks prior to putting your expensive equipment in the water. Use of the vacuum valve requires a compatible Vacuum Pump with Gauge # 47011, sold separately.

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.

M16 Accessory Port

The spare M16 threaded accessory port provides an attachment point for third party accessories including HDMI bulkheads.

TTL Exposure

This housings supports your choice of shooting manual strobes or adding TTL electronics depending on your application. The included manual hotshoe with Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead supports manual strobe exposure with a wide variety of strobes including Ikelite, SEA&SEA, INON, and others.

You can enjoy the fastest and most accurate TTL exposure on the market by adding the DL1 DS Link TTL Converter #46056 and a compatible Ikelite DS strobe. The DL1 supports rear curtain synchronization and exposure compensation can be added or subtracted in the camera.

Controls and Set-Up

Shutter and AF-ON levers stand out with super sensitive and natural feeling curved levers. Both controls can be extended using the optional Trigger Extension # 4077.93 for more comfortable use when using a right-hand quick release handle.

All push button controls are machined and hard anodized aluminum to reduce weight and resist salt build-up. The back of the housing is laser engraved with control symbols which will never fade or fall off.

The camera mount is front-loading for easy installation and removal. A small mounting plate attaches to the bottom of the camera and secures in the front of the housing. The camera mounting plate does not need to be removed from the camera for surface use or when changing the battery or memory cards. The mounting plate features a 1/4-20 threaded mount on the bottom so that it can be attached to a tripod on the surface.

Viewfinders

The included Super-Eye Viewfinder provides an enhanced view of the camera's optical viewfinder when viewed through a dive mask. The viewfinder removes quickly and easily for the attachment of an optional Straight Magnified Viewfinder (Type 1) # 6890.1 or 45° Magnified Viewfinder (Type 3) # 6891.3. The angle of a 45º viewfinder is more ergonomic when shooting underwater plus it provides a larger and brighter view than the standard Super-Eye.

Handling & Travel

The housing, tray, and handles have been optimized to reduce weight while maintaining strength and durability. The Right-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.02 (sold separately) can be added or removed depending on your needs. The precision machined aluminum base features 1/4-20 tripod mounting sockets and additional mounting locations for future accessories. The base and handle can be quickly removed when breaking down your system for travel.

A 1/4-20 threaded mounting point is located front and center on the housing above the lens port mount. This mount can be used to attach lightweight accessories like a focus light or GoPro camera.

If you're shooting with two strobe or lighting arms, then a top handle can be added to carry to and from the dive site. Top handles are available in a Cable Grip # 4080.07 or Aluminum Top Handle # 4080.08. The rigid aluminum version provides additional mounting points for lighting and accessories.

Adding a dedicated focus light to your top mount or strobe arm is highly recommended for more accurate autofocus in low light settings.

Construction

Ikeliet's new ABS-PC blend front is durable, provides improved contrast and visibility, keeps your camera running cooler in the sun, and is significantly lighter weight than aluminum alternatives.

Every housing is made in the USA, individually inspected for fit, and water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m).

Compatibility

This housing is only compatible with Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras as shipped by the manufacturer. 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 particular housing.

Function / Efficiency
Controls Controls are provided for all important camera controls.
Controls are not provided for Joystick up/down/left/right, Fn1, Fn2, Diopter adjustment dial, or DOF button.
Internal Flash No
Depth rating 60m / 200 ft.
Underwater Weight Slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water
Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
Electrical (Sync. connector) Ikelite ICS-5
Optical (Sync. connector) No
Compatibility
Port Mount Ikelite DL Mount
Cameras Nikon Z7
Nikon Z6
Strobes Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes.
Optional TTL accessories provide automatic exposure with compatible Ikelite DS strobes
Tray Two 1/4-20 thread with 3.5in (90mm) spacing
Basic
Spare O-Ring Ikelite O-ring #0132.61
Dimensions 8.75 x 6.875 x 6.5" / 220 x 175 x 165mm
Weight 4.7 lb / 2,150g
Materials Polycarbonate, ABS, clear plate glass, EPDM
Warranty 1 Year
  • Housing
  • Rear O-ring # 0132.61 (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
  • 1/16" Hex Key # 0945.16
  • Silicone Lubricant 1cc tube
  • User Manual
  • 1 Year warranty

Ikelite DL Port System    Information on selecting and maintaining interchangeable lens ports.

 Download the lens port charts 

 Download Canon RF port charts 

 Download Nikon Z port charts 

 

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