A reticulating ball arm system is the best way to mount an external monitor. This allows the monitor housing to be moved in all directions - up, down, left, right, and rotationally - quickly and easily. The ball clamps can be loosened slightly underwater to allow one-handed repositioning of the monitor when changing shooting positions or to provide access to the rear housing controls.
For example, the monitor can sit above the housing when shooting a subject below you or directly behind the housing when framing macro. This avoids the awkwardness of re-learning how to aim your lens because your image is no longer in line with it.
The sliding ball mount allows for approximately 2.25" (5.7cm) left-to-right movement to offset the monitor for even easier access to rear controls.
A 3-point ball arm is the most ergonomic and versatile way to mount an HDMI monitor to your housing. The ball clamps can be loosened slightly underwater to allow one-handed repositioning of the whole monitor set-up when changing shooting positions or to provide uninhibited access to the rear housing controls. A top Cable Grip # 4080.09 is essential for carrying any system around on the surface in-between dives.
This ball arm is mounted to an Ikelite 200DL underwater housing using:
- (2) Standard Ball Clamps # 4081.2 if shooting without lights
- OR (2) Triple Ball Clamps # 4081.3 if shooting with lights
- (2) Ball at Quick Release Mount # 4081.31
- Right-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.02
- (2) Trigger Extensions # 4077.95* for shutter and back-button focus
These items are sold separately.
The external monitor housing must come with a top-mounted 1" (2.5cm) ball mount. We do not offer ball mount adapters for external monitor housings at this time.
* Housings below serial # 73600 require Trigger Extension # 4077.93.
Buoyancy & Trim
Some external monitor housings are positively buoyant and may benefit from the addition of the Trim Weight System # 47140 to the bottom of the tray and handles for improved balance and handling.
Explaining Underwater Monitors Benefits (Underwater Photography Guide)
In the Box
(3) 5" Ball Arm # 4081.05
(3) Standard Ball Clamp # 4801.2
Sliding Ball Mount # 4081.72