Sony PZ 16-35mm F4 Lens // Zoom Gear Installation DLM/A Underwater Housing [VIDEO]

Sony PZ 16-35mm F4 Lens // Zoom Gear Installation DLM/A Underwater Housing [VIDEO]

By John Brigham

The Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens is one of our favorite wide angle zoom lenses to shoot underwater with a compact mirrorless system. Watch the video below to learn how to properly install the lens and Zoom Gear # 5515.44 on your 200DLM/A Underwater Housing.

Zoom Gear Installation

Accommodating the Sony 16-35mm PZ lens under a dome is very simple considering you only have one gear sleeve to work with. So grab your appropriate Sony 200DLM/A Underwater Housing and the Zoom Gear # 5515.44 and let's get assembling.

  1. Slide the zoom gear onto the Sony 16-35mm PZ lens with the "front" (indicated on zoom gear) facing away from the camera body. 
  2. The zoom gear's friction fit will correspond with the zoom ring of the lens.
  3. Remove the body cap from the camera, remove the rear body cap from the lens, and align the two white dots on the camera and lens as you typically would and bayonet the lens into place.
  4. Slide the gear sleeve down into the port opening of the housing.
  5. Remove the lens cap.


Dome Port Installation

  1. Ensure that all three thumb screws on the Zoom Dome Port # 5516.17 are unscrewed as to remain out of the sealing surface area.
  2. Check the DLM port o-ring for any unwanted debris and then run a small amount of Ikelite lubricant around the o-ring.
  3. Repeat this step with the sealing surface of the dome port.
  4. Place the port on your housing ensuring that the drive gear will be on your left when you use the system. 
  5. Firmly press the dome port down onto the housing creating a seal.
  6. Make sure your drive gear and gear sleeve are working in unison.
  7. Hand-tighten all three thumbscrews.


That's It!

That's all you need for the Sony 16-35mm PZ lens installation. If you have more questions about this installation process, or any other technical questions email us today!


John Brigham Ikelite Vice PresidentJohn Brigham is the Vice President & head of product development at Ikelite. He was born with a flair for design and an entrepreneurial spirit as son of Ikelite founder Ike Brigham. He worked his way up in the business and is a natural fit in the R&D side of things. John dives the equipment as much as possible to test product and put himself in the "fins" of the user. You may also find him on the other end of an email or phone call when you reach out for product advice and support. When he's not underwater he's flying drones, setting off rockets, training his German Shepherd "T2", and spending time with his family.


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