Strikingly small, but packed with power, DSLR performance meets the ultimate compact travel system. TTL or "Through-The-Lens" flash metering means the strobe interprets information from the camera to control flash duration and properly expose an image. TTL may be accomplished directly through electrical signals from the camera, or indirectly through watching the behavior of the camera's built-in flash. Circuitry built into this housing allows the camera to communicate directly with compatible underwater strobes. When connected via this circuitry, the camera learns that an external flash is attached and is able to more accurately adjust exposure by knowing this. The camera's flash will not fire, eliminating the shutter lag associated with waiting for the camera's flash to recycle.
Ikelite packed a lot in a small package, only slightly larger than the EOS 100D camera and just as comfortable to hold. Set up is a snap with simple, fully front-loaded camera installation. The camera mounting shoe is designed to be unobtrusive and allow changing of battery and memory cards or attachment to a surface tripod without being removed from the camera. A smooth-action, sensitive shutter trigger is right at your fingertips whether holding the side of the housing or the optional dual tray with quick release handles. Controls are provided for all camera functions except for the rear touch screen, so you have complete creative control anywhere you go. For a system of this caliber, a tray with handle is essential to good handling, balance underwater, and attachment of external lighting. The complete handle assembly removes with just two nuts for traveling.
This housing comes standard with a optical grade acrylic dome port with zoom ring. This port provides sharp images and zoom capabilities with both the Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM kit lens, plus the popular Tokina 10-17mm lens. Minimal vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image) will be present in the 10-12mm range when used the Tokina lens. A special zoom gear system allows the camera with lens attached to be installed from the back of the housing, without requiring removal of the dome port. An optional zoom sleeve (Product Number 5509.20) is available for use with the Canon 10-18mm STM lens, sold separately. This lens is accommodated by the standard dome port with no vignetting. The dome port may be removed without tools to attach the optional Flat Port for the Canon EF-S 60mm Macro lens. Simply loosen the securing thumb screws and slide the port off. The optional Flat Port allows use of the 60mm Macro lens in auto-focus mode and features 67mm front threads for the optional attachment of macro converter wet lenses. This housing was built to be the ultimate in compact, streamlined travel. Therefore this housing is not compatible with Fixed Lens Ports or Modular Lens Ports from Ikelite's standard DSLR Lens Port System.
Durable polycarbonate and acrylic construction provides a unique view of the camera to ensure correct waterproof installation and confidence underwater. Simply close the two stainless steel locking lid snaps, and see the o-ring form a solid black, watertight seal that provides a depth rating to 200' (60 meters). Large, ergonomic controls provide access to all important camera functions including front and rear dials. An included tray with soft-grip handle provides comfortable handling underwater and Ikelite's signature quick release attachment system for lighting accessories. Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. Ikelite uses locally sourced, top-grade materials. Ikelite housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit, function and waterproof integrity. Ikelite backs their products with over 50 years of experience and service within the dive industry.
The housing has Ikelite digital TTL ICS-5 5-pin electrical bulkhead plus TTL circuitry compatible with current model Ikelite DS strobes and is near neutral buoyancy in fresh water. The housing measures 6.4" x 7.5" x 5.9" (16cm x 19cm x 15cm), including projections and weighs 3lbs 3oz (1.4kg). The dimensions of optical grade acrylic dome port is 5" in diameter x 3.3" (13cm x 8.5cm) including projections and the dome weighs 13oz (376g).The weight of tray with handle 11.5oz (327g). The housing comes with a tray and handle, dome port with zoom sleeve and neoprene cover, waterproof bulkhead cap, spare port O-ring, spare port securing screws, Silicone lubricant 1cc tube and a instruction guide. Housing is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.
This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.