Featuring the new Dry Lock (DL) port system. Vacuum valve included. TTL circuitry sold separately. Lens port and zoom gear sold separately.
At the heart of any great image is good glass; At the center of the housing is the Dry Lock (DL) Port System. "Dry Lock" refers to the placement of the o-ring on the outside of the port mount. This improves visibility and reduces the chances of water dropping onto your precious camera sensor. DL ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf. Attachment is quick and secure. A system of extensions can accommodate a huge variety of lenses with ease.
Most popular zoom lenses and select lens focus rings can be engaged using a simple yet effective gearing system that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. A large, soft-touch lobed knob on the side of the housing makes fine tuned adjustments a breeze. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using. All are lightweight and affordable. Refer to the DL System Port Chart to choose the correct gear. Zoom gears sold separately.
The included vacuum valve allows you to vacuum test the housing to check for leaks prior to putting your expensive equipment in the water. Combined with a full view of the camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing, there is no greater assurance that your gear will be safe. Ikelite 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. Use of the vacuum valve requires a compatible Vacuum Pump with Gauge # 47011, sold separately.
This housings supports your choice of shooting all manual or adding TTL electronics depending on your application. Ikelite new modular electronics system allows the housing to be updated with future strobe communications products as they become available. The flash bulkhead has been moved to the top of the case for improved cord routing and reduced strain. Reliable locking connectors between the hotshoe and bulkhead make it easy to install the optional TTL electronics or carry back up parts when traveling to remote locations.
You can still enjoy the fastest and most accurate TTL exposure on the market by adding the CT1K Canon TTL Kit # 46070 and a compatible Ikelite DS strobe. Exposure compensation can be used added or subtracted in the camera.
Controls and Set-Up
In addition to the more ergonomic zoom control, we've also upgraded the all-important shutter and AF-ON levers to a more natural feeling curved design. Both controls can optionally be extended using the Shutter Trigger Extension # 4077.93 for more comfortable use when using a right-hand quick release handle.
Even Ikelite push buttons have been redesigned to reduce weight and salt build-up. The back of the housing features laser engraved control symbols which will never fade or fall off.
The camera mount is now front-loading for easy installation and removal. A small mounting plate attaches to the bottom of the camera and secures in the front of the housing. The camera mounting plate does not need to be removed from the camera for surface use or when changing the battery or memory cards. The mounting plate features a 1/4-20 threaded mount on the bottom so that it can be attached to a tripod on the surface.
The included Supereye Viewfinder provides an enhanced view of the camera's optical viewfinder when viewed through a dive mask. The viewfinder removes quickly and easily for the attachment of an optional Straight Magnified Viewfinder # 6890 or 45° Magnified Viewfinder (Type 2) # 6891.2.
Handling & Travel
Overall the housing is over 1/2 pound lighter than its former FL counterpart (housing model # 6871.08). If you're shooting an 8" diameter dome, you'll save an additional 1 3/4 pounds by using the DL version instead.
Ikelite new hard anodized aluminum base with quick release handle has also been streamlined for travel and is over 3/4 pound lighter than Ikelite previous DSLR tray and handle system. The Right-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.02 (sold separately) can be added or removed depending on how you want to shoot. The precision machined aluminum base features 1/4-20 tripod mounting sockets and additional mounting locations for future accessories. Plus, the base and handle can be quickly removed when breaking down your system for travel.
A 1/4-20 threaded mounting point is located front and center on the housing above the lens port mount. This mount can be used to attach lightweight accessories like a focus light or GoPro camera.
If you're shooting with two strobe or lighting arms, then a top handle can be added to make the system easier to carry to and from the dive site. Top handles are available in a Cable Grip # 4080.07 or Aluminum Top Handle # 4080.08. The rigid aluminum version provides additional mounting points for lighting and accessories.
Ikelite new white ABS-PC blend front is stronger than its clear counterpart, provides improved contrast and visibility, and keeps your camera running cooler in the sun. Like its predecessor and all of Ikelite housings, this product is made in the USA, individually inspected for fit, and water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m).
* Camera and port is not included.
|Function / Efficiency|
|Controls||Controls are provided for all important camera controls; Controls are not provided for LCD panel illumination button, Depth-of-field preview button, Dioptric adjustment knob, Multi function lock switch|
|Depth rating||60m / 200 ft.|
|Underwater Weight||Near neutral in freshwater|
|Electrical (Sync. connector)||Ikelite ICS-5|
|Optical (Sync. connector)||No|
|Cameras||Canon EOS 800D
Canon Rebel T7i
Canon Kiss X9i
|Strobes||Included Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead connector with manual hotshoe for reliable electrical triggering of underwater strobes.
Optional TTL accessories provide automatic exposure with compatible Ikelite DS strobes
|Tray||Two 1/4-20 thread with 3.5in (90mm) spacing|
|Spare O-Ring||Ikelite O-ring #0132.59|
|Dimensions||9.2 x 7.1 x 6.5" / 234 x 180 x 165mm|
|Weight||4.7 lb / 2,100g|
|Materials||Polycarbonate, ABS, clear plate glass, EPDM|