Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 7D DSLR Cameras


A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Canon EOS 7D DSLR cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.


  • Category: Housings
  • SKU: IK71704

Description

Capture sharp, detailed photos and video beneath the surface with the Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 7D, featuring a Dry Lock port mount and a 200' depth rating. An Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead with a manual hot shoe connection enables reliable electrical triggering of optional external strobes. Use of an optional TTL hot shoe and circuitry will allow for TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes; non-Ikelite strobes will still work in manual mode only.

Ergonomic mechanical controls including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and levers afford access to virtually all camera functions. Built for durability, the enclosure is made in the USA from a corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic blend. It's white on the front, top, sides, and bottom, but the clear acrylic back plate allows you to monitor the O-ring seal and maintain your view of the camera's rear controls. The supplied aluminum tray with a left-hand quick release grip affords good balance and handling, while offering an attachment point for an optional lighting arm.

The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts various dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, macro, and wide-angle lenses. For full compatibility, see the Port Chart. The Dry Lock (DL) port system accommodates lenses with large diameters and provides added security against leaks at the surface, thanks in large part to the included vacuum valve for checking watertight integrity before the dive. The DL port mount may be removed and replaced by an older one to allow you to use standard and modular ports from Ikelite's Four Lock system.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

  • Depth rated to 200'
  • Made by hand in the USA from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic blend
  • Clear acrylic back plate lets you monitor O-ring seal and maintain view of camera's rear controls
  • Open-groove rear O-ring design for easier maintenance and visual confirmation of seal
  • Housing alone has nearly neutral buoyancy in fresh water; overall buoyancy when shooting depends on choice of lens and port
  • Camera mounting plate enables quick installation and does not hinder battery or memory card access
  • Mounting plate has 1/4"-20 threaded hole on bottom for connection to tripod

STROBE CONNECTION AND OPERATION:

  • Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead with a manual hot shoe connection enables reliable electrical triggering of optional, external strobes via sync cords
  • Optional CT1K Canon TTL Kit (#46070) with hot shoe and circuitry allows for TTL operation with compatible Ikelite DS strobes; non-Ikelite strobes work in manual mode only
  • Exposure compensation can be adjusted using in-camera controls
  • Ikelite DS strobes support remote triggering via Optical Slave Converter (#4403) or Aquatica's Water Wizard system
  • Flash bulkhead on top of housing keeps cords out of the way

CONTROLS AND HANDLING:

  • Ergonomic mechanical controls including push-buttons, knurled knobs/dials, and levers afford access to virtually all camera functions
  • Controls not provided for LCD panel illumination button, depth-of-field preview button, dioptric adjustment knob, multifunction (M-Fn) button, quick control dial switch, lens lock pin, and multi-controller
  • Extra-large, soft touch zoom/focus knob makes fine adjustments easy
  • Shutter and AF-On levers feature a curved design, and can be elongated with the optional Shutter Trigger Extension (#4077.93)
  • Rear of housing has laser-engraved control symbols that won't fade over time
  • Supplied lightweight, hard-anodized aluminum tray with a left-hand quick release grip
  • 1/4"-20 threaded mounting point for lightweight accessories like focus lights and GoPro action cams
  • Included Super-Eye Viewfinder provides enhanced view of camera's OVF when seen through the dive mask
  • Improve your view with the optional Straight Magnified Viewfinder (#6890) or 45° Magnified Viewfinder Type 2 (#6891.2)

LENS PORT SYSTEM:

  • Dry Lock (DL) port system
  • Housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts various interchangeable dome and flat ports for a broad array of zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses
  • Zoom and focus gears also available
  • For full compatibility, see Port Chart linked above
  • Vacuum valve for checking watertight integrity before dive
  • Vacuum Pump with Gauge (#47011) is required to remove excess air and create a vacuum
  • DL port mount may be removed and replaced by older one to allow for use of standard and modular ports from Ikelite's Four Lock system