Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Cameras
SKU # ike.71708
Camera, lens, and port are not included; shown for illustrative purposes only.
The single most important upgrade is Ikelite's long-awaited new Dry Lock (DL) port system. This exciting new system is even more robust and even easier to assemble 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
Due to differences in mount diameter and zoom engagement, DL and FL system ports cannot be used interchangeably.
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. The use of the vacuum valve requires a compatible Vacuum Pump with Gauge # 47011, sold separately.
This housing supports your choice of shooting all manual flash or adding TTL electronics depending on your application. Ikelite's 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 hot shoe 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.
Fiber optic only strobes are not compatible. An external strobe must be connected by an electrical sync cord.
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 the 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 Enhanced Magnified Viewfinder # 6890.2 or 45° Magnified Viewfinder (Type 3) # 6891.3.
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.
- Underwater Housing
- Rear O-Ring # 0132.61
- Front O-Ring # 0132.45
- Base with Left-Hand Quick Release Handle # 4077.67
- Port Hole Cover # 0200.92
- Zoom Gear Retainer # 75900
- Tool for Zoom Gear Retainer # 0945.06
- Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.5
- 1/16" Hex Key # 0945.16
- 1/8" Hex Key # 0945.18
- Control + Push Button Tip Assortment # 9249
- Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube # 0184.2
- 200 ft (60m) depth rating
- 1/4-20 thread base mounts with 3.5" spacing
- Near neutral buoyancy in freshwater
- Actual buoyancy varies depending on the choice of lens and port
- Weight 4.9 lb (2.2 kg) not including tray + handles
- Dimensions 9.5 x 7.1 x 6.5" (241 x 180 x 165 mm) including projection
Spare Parts, not included:
- 0132.61 Rear o-ring
- 0132.45 Front o-ring
- 9104.5 Waterproof bulkhead cap
- 0184.2Silicone lubricant resealable 2cc tube
- AF35: no
- DS50: yes, above serial number 70000
- DS51: yes
- DS125: yes, above serial number 5000
- DS160, DS161: yes
- DS200: yes
- Non-Ikelite: yes, manual flash exposure only
Like its predecessor and all of Ikelite housings, this product is made in the USA, individually inspected for fit, and water pressure tested to 60 meters / 200 feet.