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Ikelite Canon EOS 80D Underwater Housing
Ikelite Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 80D Cameras
Canon cameras are known for their great ergonomics. Ikelite extends 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.
The single most important upgrade is our long awaited new Dry Lock (DL) port system. This exciting new system is even more robust and even easier to assembly than our time-tested Four Lock (FL) system. The new ports are lighter and more adaptable, and can accommodate extremely large diameter lenses with ease. If you're considering shooting professional quality lenses like the Canon EF 16-35mm Type II/III or the Canon EF 11-24mm, then the DL system is essential.
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. 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. Our 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. OOS recommends the 3rd party Leak Sentinel vacuum check system.
Optional TTL Exposure
his housings supports your choice of shooting all manual or adding TTL electronics depending on your application. Our 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.
The camera's built-in flash cannot be used inside of the housing.
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 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.
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. Our new hard anodized aluminum base with quick release handle has also been streamlined for travel and is over 3/4 pound lighter than our 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. 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.
Our 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 our housings, this product is made in the USA, individually inspected for fit, and water pressure tested to 200 feet (60m).
This housing requires the addition of a compatible Lens Port for waterproof operation. Lens Port not included.
200' (60m) depth rating
Compatible with DL system lens ports
Controls are provided for all important camera functions; controls are not provided for Diopter Adjustment Dial, Multi function lock switch, Flash button, Depth-of-field preview, AF area selection, LCD panel illumination button, AF operation selection button and Drive mode selection button, Metering mode selection button
Ikelite bulkhead connector with manual flash hotshoe; Optional TTL circuitry sold separately
1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5" spacing
Near neutral buoyancy in fresh water
Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
5.1 lb (2.3 kg)
9.1 x 7.1 x 6.5" (230 x 180 x 165 mm)
2 year limited warranty
In the Box
Rear O-ring # 0132.61 (installed)
Front O-ring # 0132.45 (installed)
Zoom Gear Retainer # 75900 (installed)
Port Hole Cover # 0200.92 (installed)
Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.7 (installed)
Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67 (installed)
Tool for Zoom Gear Retainer # 0945.06
.050" Hex Key # 0945.11
1/16" Hex Key # 0945.16
Silicone Lubricant 1cc tube
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