Canon cameras are known for their great ergonomics. We extend this underwater, providing larger controls and push buttons which are easy to access even with thick gloves. Whenever possible, controls are located in the same configuration as on the camera to replicate the muscle memory and familiarity you've developed with your camera on the surface. Control symbols laser engraved into the back of the housing will never peel off or fade even with years of use. The camera's large, super-bright LCD screen is viewable edge-to-edge through the back of the housing.
The front-loading camera mounting system makes installation and removal a breeze. The camera mounting plate allows ready access to the battery and memory card, and features a standard 1/4-20 mounting point for attachment to a tripod topside.
Adding color with external lighting
Light is absorbed as it travels through even short distances underwater, making colors appear dull or monochromatic. To preserve the natural colors of your subject, it's important to stay within arm's reach—no more than 3-4 feet (1m) away.
A flash or constant on light is necessary for close-up, night dives, and deep depths. An external light also brings out more colors in sunny conditions. External lights are typically not used in conjunction with color filters, as the combination will result in tones that are too red or too purple.
The location of the camera's flash in relation to the lens makes it unusable for lighting your subject underwater. However, the camera's flash may be used to trigger an external strobe. Two ports are provided for the connection of up to two fiber optically triggered underwater strobes.
Alternatively, a bright constant-on video light can be used. A constant-on light is not as bright as a strobe flash. Constant-on lights do provide added versatility because they can be used for focus assist and for improved colors when shooting video.
Two 1/4-20 threaded mounting points are included on the bottom of the housing for the attachment of a tray and handle system. Handles provide improved ergonomics underwater and are the foundation for your lighting mounts.
There is a simple rule that brighter is better underwater. A high-quality lighting system can produce magazine quality results with almost any compact camera system.
The Lens Support You Want
It couldn't be more simple to change ports than this system—just press the port on and tighten three thumb screws. Feel positive reinforcement that the port is secure with simple parts you can trust in a remote location.
This housing accepts a variety of ports to accommodate all of the most popular zoom, macro, and wide angle lenses. Our custom optical grade acrylic domes components provide the color, clarity, and durability of glass at a fraction of the travel weight and cost. Lens port sold separately.
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Durability and corrosion free performance
Our brand new ABS-PC blend provides strength and corrosion free performance year with minimal maintenance. The specially formulated color deflects the sun to keep your camera running cooler, longer. Compared to black or clear housings, the light gray color provides superior contrast for enhanced view of the camera, LCD screen, and o-ring seal.
The unique rear seal design prevents accidental twisting or stretching of the o-ring for simple and confident assembly. We have eliminated the need for an o-ring groove or channel which can trap sand, dirt, or debris. Two double-passivated stainless steel locking lid snaps are simple to use and virtually unbreakable. The clear back allows you to see the o-ring form a solid, watertight seal as it closes.
Ikelite products are designed, built and tested in the USA. We use locally sourced, top-grade materials. Our housings are built by hand and individually tested for fit and function. Every unit is water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m). We back our products with over 50 years of experience and the best reputation for service within the dive industry.
Serial number requirements
AF35: not compatible
DS50, DS51: yes, with Fiber Optic Converter
DS125, DS160, DS161: yes, with Fiber Optic Converter: yes
Fiber optic cord compatibility
Ikelite 4501 Fiber Optic Coiled Cord
INON Optical D Cable "Non-wireless type" L-Connector
Sea&Sea Fiber Optic Cable (L-type) Product No. 50107
Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable PTCB-E02
Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable No. 26211 Nauticam to INON
Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable No. 26212 Nauticam to Sea&Sea
Waterproof bulkhead cap
1 year manufacturer warranty
200 ft (60m) depth rating
Controls for all camera functions except Mobile Device Connection button
Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
1/4-20 thread tray mounting with 3-inch (76mm) spacing
Weight 3.2 lb (1.4 kg)
Dimensions 9.75 x 6.5 x 6.5 in (247 x 165 x 165 mm)
ABS-PC, acrylic, and acetyl construction
0110Main o-ring 9104.5Waterproof bulkhead cap 0184.2Silicone lubricant resealable 2cc tube
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Part Number #6973.10 SKU/EAN 883711052069