Ikelite has announced its housing for the Canon EOS R8, a 24MP entry-level full-frame hybrid camera that borrows the headline video specs of its more-expensive sibling, the EOS R6 Mark II: full-width 4K video oversampled from 6K capture at up to 60p, as well as the ability to record footage in 10-bit 4:2:2 color.
Ikelite’s housing for the EOS R8 boasts an ultra-compact form factor and uses the company’s Dry Lock Micro (DLM) port system—rather than DL—but other than that, you’re getting all the tried-and-true features of Ikelite housings: ABS-PC body with transparent back; big, easy-to-use control levers for shutter release and autofocus; and manual triggering of strobes via an Ikelite bulkhead. As usual, you have the option of TTL automatic strobe exposure by adding the optional DL5 DS Link TTL Converter.
Priced at $1,345, the housing is available now from retailers such as Backscatter.
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200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R8
The smallest, lightest, most powerful full frame mirrorless
On release, the Canon EOS R8 in our 200DLM Underwater Housing is the smallest, most powerful compact mirrorless camera system to date. It is as powerful as the Canon EOS R6 Mark II in a form factor half the size and weight. If you can live without a 2nd SD card slot and in-body image stabilization, then you will benefit from choosing this model.
Lens choice, image quality, and autofocus performance, and capture speed are the greatest strengths of the Canon EOS R8 system. When combined with a DS160 or DS230 strobe you can take advantage of high fps burst shooting to capture the perfect moment of a moving subject.
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 everything except Diopter Adjustment Dial
- Strobe Connector: Ikelite Bulkhead with Manual Hotshoe
- Port Mount: DLM (Dry Lock Micro)
- Accessory Port: 1/2-20 Thread
- Depth Rating: 200 feet (60 meters)
- Weight: 3 lb
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.9 x 6 in (191 x 150 x 152 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 adding the optional Vacuum Kit with 1/2" Valve # 47012 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
- Rear O-Ring # 0110 (installed)
- Front O-Ring # 0132.36 (installed)
- Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.7 (installed)
- Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
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