Ikelite has unveiled an updated version of its housing for the Canon EOS R6 that can also accommodate the new Canon EOS R6 Mark II. The successor model features a higher-resolution 24.2MP sensor and can shoot continuously up to 12fps with the mechanical shutter and up to 40fps with the e-shutter. The Mark II is no slouch in the video department either, with the ability to capture oversampled 4K/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 video from the full sensor width—i.e., minus the slight crop of the Mark I.
Bizarrely, Canon decided to move the power switch from the left to the right side of the camera, and in the same position where the on/off switch used to be, there’s a new switch for toggling between stills and video mode. However, this strange decision hasn’t stopped Ikelite from creating a housing that works with either model—the housing includes a pair of camera mounts for use with either the Mark I or the Mark II.
Other features of the housing are typical for Ikelite: ABS-PC body with transparent back; Dry Lock (DL) port system; oversized control levers for shutter release and autofocus; M16 port; and manual triggering of strobes via an Ikelite bulkhead. With the optional DL5 DS Link TTL Converter, you can have TTL exposure using one or two compatible Ikelite DS-series strobes.
The housing is priced at $1,795 and is shipping now.
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200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R6, R6 II Mirrorless Digital Cameras
Designed with control and lightweight performance in mind
A full featured and durable waterproof housing for Canon EOS R6 and R6 Mark II full-frame mirrorless digital cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water. This housing includes two camera mounts for use with either the R6 (Mark I) or R6 Mark II camera.
Choose the correct port components on the lens you will be shooting. A compatible lens port is required for waterproof operation (sold separately)
- Controls: Controls are provided for all camera controls except Depth of field preview button, Multi-function lock button, Multi-controller (can be pushed in for use as a user programmable button)
- Strobe Connector: Ikelite Bulkhead with Manual Hotshoe
- Port Mount: DL (Dry Lock)
- Accessory Port: M16 Thread
- Depth Rating: 200 feet (60 meters)
- Weight: 5.4 lb
- Dimensions: 8.75 x 6.875 x 6.5" (220 x 175 x 165 mm)
There is no greater assurance than being able to see your camera and o-ring seal through the back of the housing. 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. Once the housing is closed you can see the o-ring form a solid, waterproof seal.
We recommend using a pump with gauge to pull a vacuum on the housing and check for leaks prior to entering the water.
Our specially formulated ABS-PC blend housing is highly durable yet significantly lighter than aluminum. The light color keeps your camera cooler when shooting in warm, sunny environments.
Ikelite lens ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf.
We support a wide variety of lenses. Most popular zoom lenses and select focus rings can be engaged using simple gearing that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using.
Lens ports and zoom gears sold separately. Refer to the appropriate port chart for compatibility information.
Use the camera's built-in Wi-Fi feature to download photos to another device without removing the camera from the housing. The Wi-Fi feature is only usable above water within close proximity to the connected device.
Unless otherwise noted, this housing does not accommodate the use of add-on grips, battery grips, eyepieces, LCD covers, or other accessories.
Differences in lens and control placement prevent other camera models from being used in or adapted to this housing. We are not aware of any other models which may be used in or adapted to this housing.
In the Box
- Camera mount for Canon EOS R6 II (installed)
- Camera mount for Canon EOS R6
- Rear O-ring # 0132.59 (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
- Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube
- 2-year Limited Warranty
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