Ikelite G1X Ultimate Travel Package with Canon G1X Camera
This package includes the following items:
Ikelite (6146.01) Underwater Housing for Canon G1X Digital Camera
Canon Powershot G1X Digital Camera
(2) Ikelite DS51 Substrobes with Flex Arms and Dual Sync Cord
Ikelite (6430.4) WD-4 Wide Angle Lens
Pelican 1510 Waterproof Hard Case (Carry-on size)
FREE Ikelite (0110) Spare O-Ring
FREE Ikelite (5020) O-Ring Grease
FREE Submerge Camera T-shirt (supply us with your size)
For the most discerning of underwater photographers we offer a full-featured yet affordable camera housing for the Canon Powershot G1 X camera. This durable housing is molded of crystal clear polycarbonate for corrosion free operation up to a depth of 200ft (60m). All camera controls except the Diopter adjustment dial and Pop up flash switch are accessible in this very sophisticated housing installation.
The housing comes standard with an optical grade glass flat port which allows full use of the camera's zoom range without vignetting. A flash diffuser is included to improve image quality when using the camera's built-in flash to illuminate the subject.
Special conversion circuitry built in to the housing provides true Canon eTTL exposure connected to any current model Ikelite DS Substrobe. Direct electronic communication between the camera and flash provides the most accurate and consistent exposure information available. Hard-wired flash does not require firing of the camera's built-in flash, allowing the least possible lag time between shots and conserving the camera's precious battery life. A right-angle bulkhead relieves strain on the sync cord during handling and assembly.
The included tray and release handle offers balance and exceptional handling while providing a convenient attachment point for optional Substrobe mounting arms. The tray assembly is easily removed with just two nuts for packing or attachment of the optional Dual Handle and Tray assembly.
#0110 Main housing o-ring
#5020 Silicone lubricant in 4 1cc tubes
Size and Weight.
7.4" wide x 6.4" high x 7.4" deep (10" wide with tray and handle attached)
188mmm x 163mm x 188mm
Slightly negative in saltwater for stability
Color Correcting Filters.
Optional color correcting filters replace some of the reds and more natural tones that would otherwise be lost. Available for tropical blue water and green water settings. Filters are effective in shallow, sunny conditions depending on water clarity. For optimum results use in combination with manual white balance (see camera user guide for information on setting custom white balance).
#6441.46 UR/Pro filter for tropical blue water
#6441.86 UR/Pro filter for green water
Trays with Release Handles.
The optional Dual Handle and Tray assembly #9523.62 provides even greater stability and allows for the addition of a second Substrobe or video light.
Ikelite DS series Substrobes are industry favorites for their warm, even coverage and lightning fast recycle time. We recommend convenient and affordable strobe with sync cord packages that provide everything you need to take advantage of "automatic" TTL exposure.
All current model strobes are fully compatible with this TTL system. Older DS substrobes may require circuitry updates.
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.
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.
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.
Lighting Options for Video Recording.
Light is essential to bringing out the vibrancy and colors of underwater life in your video. Several options are available to add a video light to this system:
The DS161 Movie Substrobe combines the warm, even coverage of our famous Substrobe DS160 with a powerful 500 lumen movie light. This is a perfect way to add performance without adding bulk.
The Pro-V8 LED Light is a compact and affordable 500 lumen video light. It easily doubles as a focus light and is compatible with any still or video system.
The PRO-2800 LED Light is the ultimate lighting choice for superior high definition video. 2800 lumens over a 100° angle of coverage.
External Wide Angle Option.
The WD-4 Wide Angle Conversion Dome corrects for refractive magnification to provide the camera's full angle of coverage underwater. The conversion dome may be removed and replaced underwater and requires no modification to the housing's standard port.
Other external wide angle lenses by Ikelite, Inon, Epoque and other manufacturers are not usable with these cameras.
External Macro Adapter.
Optional adapter #9306.82 (MSRP $50) slides over the front of the lens port and allows for the attachment of 67mm threaded macro lenses from Inon and Epoque. The adapter may be removed and replaced underwater and requires no modification to the housing's standard lens port. Macro lens not available for purchase through Ikelite.
Not for use with 67mm threaded wide angle lenses. External wide angle conversion lenses cannot be used effectively with these cameras.
Canon Powershot G1X Digital Camera
Bright, fast and more creative than ever: advanced technologies come together for a camera that moves beyond anything the G-Series has seen before. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs who have embraced the G-Series to explore realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. The 1.5-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor approaches an EOS DSLR's APS-C sized sensor, with a light-sensitive area that's approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. The 14.3-megapixel sensor, combined with a lens and DIGIC 5 image processor, creates the HS system that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera, with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISOs of up to 12800. The PowerShot G1 X also has 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD video recording. Manual settings and operability inherited from EOS cameras impart a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to creative possibilities. Substantive luxury defines the design: a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.
Ikelite (3944.48) DS 51 Substrobe
The compact, lightweight and affordable Ikelite DS51 Substrobe is an excellent choice for any underwater photographer. Its digital electronics make it fully compatible with digital cameras as well as traditional film cameras such as the Nikonos.
The DS51's intensity and angle of coverage make it equally suited for macro and general photography. The strobe's wide-angle diffuser increases the angle-of-coverage up to 80 degrees, softens the light and helps to reduce backscatter. The strobe can easily switch between TTL/Auto and any of the six (6) manual power settings for complete control over lighting the subject. The DS51 Substrobe's power rivals strobes twice its size, recycles in a quick 3.5 seconds, and provides 200+ flashes on a set of batteries. Much shorter recycle times and more flashes per set of batteries can be realized during TTL operation or when using manual fractional powers.
When connected with a sync cord to Ikelite TTL housings, TTL adapters, or the Nikonos camera system, the DS51 Substrobe offers TTL and Manual Modes. When used with other manufacturers housings, the DS51 Substrobe can only be used in the Manual Mode utilizing the six selectable power settings. When used in conjunction with the EV-Controller, the DS51 Mode switch is set to the TTL setting and the EV-Controller provides ten power settings in half-stop increments.
NEW! As of October 1, 2009, a clear battery door provides an unobstructed view of the o-ring seal for aid in assembly. The clear battery door assembly #9440.45 is also available for purchase separately to carry as a spare or update older strobes.
The #4044.1 DS51 includes a removable flash diffuser. A variety of strobe mounts and complete arms are available separately to attach to most camera systems. An optional #9571.4 mount with 1" (2.5cm) diameter ball allows you to build a custom arm or attach the strobe to TLC or Ultralight arm systems. Optional #9440.8 standard mount with through bolt attaches the strobe to Ikelite Strobe Arms Is and II (featuring tube arm components).
Complete strobe packages with strobe, arm, charger, and either sync cord or EV manual controller provide everything you need to add an external flash to your system.
Ikelite WD-4 Lens
The WD-4 Wide Angle Conversion Dome provides all of the benefits of a dome port underwater without the limitations.
The WD-4 simply slides onto the standard port of the Ikelite housing— no modification to or replacement of the housing's original port is necessary. The WD-4 can be removed and replaced underwater so there is no limit to the camera's zoom or macro capabilities. Approximately 3/4 of the camera's zoom range can be used with the dome in place.
The conversion dome corrects for the refractive magnification of the flat port underwater to restore the camera's original angle of coverage. For example, the WD-4 and Canon G10 combination provides 28mm angle of coverage with incredibly crisp corners. In comparison this option is effectively as wide as and sharper overall than a housed Canon G9 underwater with external wide angle lens.
Pelican 1510 Waterproof Hard Case
19.75" x 11.00" x 7.60" (50.1 x 27.9 x 19.3 cm)
FAA maximum carry on size
Retractable extension handle
Strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
Easy open Double Throw latches
Open cell core with solid wall design - strong, light weight
Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
Comfortable rubber over-molded top and side handles
Stainless steel hardware and padlock protectors
Pick N Pluck™ with convoluted lid foam
Personalized nameplate service available
Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof