Ikelite 6233.09 Housing and Olympus Tough TG-6 Camera Kit
The TG-6 has a bright 25-100mm mid-range zoom lens and a high-speed backlit CMOS image sensor for excellent performance in low-light settings. The microscope mode has been improved since the previous TG-5 model and is capable of macro close-up images that are as good as if not better than expensive full-frame DSLR cameras.
The TG-6 supports ultra HD 4K video and RAW image capture, which is a powerful tool for post-dive colour corrections using either Adobe Lightroom or the included software. The TG-6 is waterproofed to 15m (50ft) even without a housing, which makes the set-up a little less stress-inducing.
Due to the position of the camera’s flash in relation to its lens, the built-in flash is not suitable to illuminate photos underwater. For the best colour and clarity, we recommend adding a filter, strobe, or constant-on light. The built-in flash may be used to trigger external strobes via a fibre optic sync cord. Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two fibre optic cords.
Due to the indirect fibre optic mount, this housing will not function in RC or TTL mode with the Olympus UFL-3 Strobe. We recommend purchasing the Ikelite DS-51 Mark II Strobe and Slave TTL Converter for use with this camera and housing combination.
Any current model Ikelite DS strobe can be triggered optically with true automatic Olympus TTL exposure using the RC1 TTL Receiver # 4412 and Ikelite Fibre Optic Cord # 4501. The AF35 strobe is not compatible with this housing.
Wide Angle, Macro + Filters
Ikelite’s 3-inch diameter ports feature a 67mm thread on the front for the easy attachment of external wide-angle and macro wet lenses. Wide-angle lenses make objects appear smaller so that you can fit more into your frame underwater. Macro close-up lenses make small objects appear larger so that tiny creatures will fill your frame.
The DC1 6″ Dome Port # 6401 offers the best of everything: wide-angle, macro, and over-under all on one dive. This special dome port replaces the housing’s standard port and provides sharp 25mm wide-angle, full zoom through and macro capabilities, and is perfect for split shots (half-in, half-out of the water).
The WD-3 Wide Angle Dome # 6430.3 provides a mid-range angle of view with no vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image).
The W-30 Wide Angle Lens, INON UWL-H100, and other 67mm threaded wide-angle lenses provide a wider maximum angle of view. Because these are separated from the camera’s lens by glass, air, and water, some vignetting and edge distortion will be present. These effects can be reduced or eliminated by using a smaller aperture, zooming in slightly, and/or cropping in post-production.
External macro lenses with 67mm threads from AOI, I-Dive, INON and other manufacturers can be attached directly to the front of the housing’s port.
3-inch diameter colour filters press directly onto these ports. Most wide-angle lenses require a 3.6-inch diameter colour filter. Refer to the product page for information on colour filter compatibility.
- 60m (200 ft) depth rating
- Controls for all camera functions except the INFO button
- Slightly positive buoyancy in freshwater
- 1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 76mm (3-inch) spacing
- 500 g (1.1 lb)
- Dimensions 158 x 141 x 85 mm (6.2 x 5.5 x 3.6 in)
- 3.0-inch diameter glass lens port
In the Box
- Ikelite Underwater Housing # 6233.06
- Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-6 Digital Camera (Red)
- Olympus LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.6V, 1350mAh)
- Olympus CB-USB8 Cable (26″)
- Olympus F-2AC AC Adapter
- Olympus Wrist Strap
- Olympus Software CD-ROM