Ikelite 6233.11 Housing Olympus Tough TG-6 Camera and Strobe Deluxe Kit
If you’re looking for a compact system that takes great underwater photos, look no further. The Olympus Tough TG-series cameras are easy to set up and use. The deluxe kit with strobe includes everything you need to get started taking bright, sharp, and colourful underwater photos.
Olympus Tough TG-6 Camera
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 15.2m (50 ft) even without a housing, which makes the set-up a little less stress-inducing.
ULTRAcompact Underwater Housing
This Ikelite housing is designed for a deeper depth rating and more robust handling than the comparable Olympus brand model. The front of the lens port has a standard 67mm thread for the direct attachment of the most popular wide-angle and macro wet lenses.
Controls are provided for all important camera functions. A side-mounted trigger-type shutter lever is more comfortable to use than top-mounted styles.
DS51 MkII Strobe with RC1 TTL Receiver
The DS51 MkII strobe with RC1 TTL Receiver is the perfect companion to the TG-6 system. The RC1 allows the camera to communicate timing information directly to the DS51 MkII strobe. Compared to other slave TTL systems, the RC1 provides more accurate exposure, improves camera battery life, and allows you to take more photos faster. The DS51 MkII accepts 4 AA batteries (not included) and is super compact and lightweight.
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.
Action Tray II with Quick Release Handle
The included tray is designed to be super slim and streamlined for comfortable use underwater and ease of travel. The Quick Release Handle features a cushy rubber over-moulded grip and Ikelite’s signature quick detachment point for the included ball arm.
The housing’s shutter trigger lever may be extended using the optional Trigger Extension # 4077.93 for more comfortable use when using a Right-Hand Quick Release Handle # 2605.05 (extension and right-hand handle sold separately).
The hard-anodized aluminium ball arm is more flexible and versatile than arms using pop bead style or “flex” components. The ball arm system provides a huge variety of mounting options for the attachment of optional focus lights and other accessories.
Wide Angle, Macro + Filters
Ikelite’s 3″ 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 attaches to the front of the standard port and provides a mid-range angle of view with no vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image).
The W-30 Wide Angle Lens, AOI Super 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, Aquatica, INON, Epoque, and other manufacturers can be attached directly to the front of the housing’s port.
3″ diameter colour filters press directly onto these ports. Most wide-angle lenses require a 3.6″ diameter colour filter. Refer to the product page for information on colour filter compatibility.
In the Box
- Ikelite Underwater Housing # 6233.06
- Ikelite DS51 MkII Strobe # 40051
- Ikelite Compact Ball Arm V2 # 40781
- Ikelite RC1 TTL Receiver # 4412
- Ikelite Fiber Optic Cord # 4501
- Ikelite Action Tray II with Left-Handle # 2605.04
- 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