About this Product
A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Nikon D500 DSLR cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.
This housing requires the addition of a compatible DL Lens Port for waterproof operation. Lens Port not included.
200' (60m) depth rating
Housing back is interchangeable with optional lightweight 50' (15m) back (sold separately); the 50' back is lighter weight for travel and perfect for snorkeling, surf, and pool work
Supremely functional for maximum creative control—access is provided for all important camera functions
The new Dry Lock (DL) Port System gives added security at the surface of the water and accommodates large diameter lenses
Extra-large, soft touch zoom knob; Zoom is accessible for many lenses using our unique universal zoom gear system
Vacuum valve included (pump sold separately)
Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes; Optional TTL accessories provides automatic exposure with compatible Ikelite DS strobes
Control symbols are laser etched into the back and will never fade or rub off
Quick install camera mount plate does not need to be removed for battery or memory card access
One spare 1/2-20 threaded accessory port locations on the front of the housing for the addition of optional accessories
Includes a balanced aluminum base with left-hand quick release handle; Right-hand handle sold separately
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
ABS-PC construction is fundamentally corrosion-resistant
Made in the USA; Individually inspected for fit and water pressure tested to depth
2 year limited warranty
Use the optional DL1 DS Link TTL Converter # 46054 for automatic TTL exposure with compatible Ikelite DS-model Strobes. Ikelite DS-model strobes may be used with this system without the TTL Hotshoe and Converter, but will not provide TTL exposure.
SEA&SEA, INON, and Nikonos strobes with an electrical connection can be triggered in manual exposure modes using an electrical sync cord. Strobes without an electrical sync cord connection cannot be attached to this system unless slaved off of a hard-wired strobe.
Ikelite Non-Digital Strobes
Older non-digital strobes featuring an ICS-5 electrical sync cord bulkhead can be used with this system in manual exposure modes.
Fiber optic only strobes are not compatible with this installation. An external strobe must be connected by electrical sync cord.
Strobes with remote slave capabilities may be triggered off of a flash attached to the housing by electrical sync cord. Ikelite DS strobes support remote triggering using the Optical Slave Converter # 4405 or the Water Wizard system (manufactured and sold by Aquatica).
Exposure compensation (+/-) button
Lens release button
Main command dial
Live view selector
Magnify + button
Magnify - button
This housing is only compatible with the Nikon D500 DSLR 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 DSLR models from being used in this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this particular housing.
200' (60m) depth rating
Compatible with DL system lens ports
1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5" spacing
Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water
Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
5.1 lb (2.3 kg)
9.2 x 7.1 x 6.6" (234 x 180 x 168 mm)
In the Box
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
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
Spare Rear O-Ring # 0132.61 Carry a back-up in case original seal becomes damaged.
Spare Front O-Ring # 0132.45 Carry a back-up in case original seal becomes damaged.
Vacuum Pump with Gauge # 47011 Pressurize the housing to check for leaks prior to entering the water.
Right-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.02 Makes a double tray for easier handling and a second attachment point for strobes or lights.
Trigger Extension # 4077.95 Recommended if using the Right-Hand Quick Release Handle. Brings shutter and/or AF-ON lever out to handle for more comfortable use.
DL1 DS Link TTL Converter # 46054 Fast, accurate, automatic TTL strobe exposure when used together with compatible Ikelite DS strobes.
45º Magnified Viewfinder (Type 1) # 6891.1 Brighter, larger, and more ergonomic positioning when shooting under water. Rotates for landscape or portrait shots.
Adding an external strobe or video light enhances your photos' color and sharpness underwater. If you will be shooting below 45 ft (13m) or in an indoor pool, your photos will be predominantly blue-green without an artificial light source. Read more about strobe options