This 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 67 mm thread for the direct attachment of most popular wide angle and macro wet lenses. A side-mounted shutter lever is more comfortable to use than top mounted styles.
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The TG-5 has a fast 25-100 mm mid-range zoom lens with a macro mode that betters almost every other compact out there right now. The TG-5 supports ultra HD 4K video and RAW image capture, which is a powerful tool for post-dive color corrections using either Adobe Lightroom or the included software. The TG-5 is waterproofed to 15,2 m even without a housing, making it the ideal outdoor companion.
Due to the position of the camera's flash in relation to its lens, the built-in flash is not suitable to illuminate photos under water. For the best color and clarity, we recommend adding a filter, strobe, or constant-on light. The built-in flash may be used to trigger external strobes via fiber optic sync cord. Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two fiber optic cords.
Any Ikelite DS strobe may be connected using the Fiber Optic Converter # 4401.1 and Fiber Optic Cord # 4501. The AF35 strobe is not compatible with this housing.
Wide Angle, Macro + Filters
Ikelite's 3" diameter ports feature a 67 mm 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 WD-3 Wide Angle Dome provides mid-range angle of view with no vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image).
The W30 Wide Angle Lens, INON UWL-H100, and other 67 mm 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 67 mm threads from INON, Epoque, and other manufacturers, can be attached directly to the front of the housing's port.
3" diameter color filters press directly onto these ports. Most wide angle lenses require a 3.6" diameter color filter. Refer to the product page for information on color filter compatibility.
60 m depth rating
Controls for all camera functions except INFO button
Slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water
Central 1/4-20 thread tray mounting
158 x 141 x 85 mm
3.0" diameter glass lens port
In the Box
Ikelite Underwater Housing # 6233.06
Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-5 Digital Camera (Red)
Olympus LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.6 V, 1350 mAh)
Olympus CB-USB8 Cable (26")
Olympus F-2AC AC Adapter
Olympus Wrist Strap
Olympus Software CD-ROM
Ikelite manufactures underwater housings for both basic compact cameras as well as more advanced SLR and camcorders.
Ikelite is famous for designing and manufacturing the best underwater strobes on the market and a wide range of special accessories for underwater photography.