Ikelite 6870.60 Underwater Camera Housing for Canon 60D DSLR Cameras

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This heavy-duty clear polycarbonate case is contoured to the camera, durable, and completely corrosion free. A clear view of the main o-ring seal, port o-ring seal and camera controls provides ease of use and confidence. The housing is fully functional to a depth rating of 200 feet (60m) and only slightly negative in salt water depending on choice of lens port (Lens port required sold separately.)

Controls are provided through the housing for every camera function except the Depth-of-Field Preview button and kept water-tight with Ikelite pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands proven to be the most reliable method of sealing controls. A large zoom control knob can be comfortably reached without removing your hand from the handle.

The Super-Eye magnifier comes standard and offers enhanced visibility of the camera's viewfinder while wearing a diving mask. The camera's large LCD screen can be clearly viewed through the back of the housing. The live preview feature of the Canon 50D model is accessible for framing your photos using the camera's LCD screen.

Release handles with comfortable rubber grips allow for easy attachment and removal of mounting arms at the touch of a button. Two 12-24 screws remove the handle and tray assembly for traveling. A 1/4-20 threaded top mount allows for attachment of a focus light. Accepts #9571.6 optional 1" (2.5cm) or #9573.1 Flex Ball Adapters, sold separately.

Lens Ports (required & sold separately).
< A full range of dome and flat ports accommodate most macro, wide angle and zoom lenses. The standard port line offers compact and affordable options without sacrificing quality. The modular port system offers maximum versatility and performance with interchangeable 8" dome and flat port assemblies. Port attachment is quick and easy with a simple locking system and the port o-ringseal is clearly viewed through the housing. Lens ports sold separately.

TTL Exposure with Ikelite DS Substrobes.
< We feel that TTL exposure is so important in underwater photography that we include TTL conversion circuitry in every Ikelite digital SLR housing. The Canon eTTL2 conversion circuitry in the housing works perfectly with all current model Ikelite DS Substrobes.

Exposure can be adjusted directly through the back of the housing using two pushbuttons. Settings are clearly indicated even at night by a series of LED lights. The TTL mode provides four half f/stop increments over or under flash compensation to fine-tune exposure. Eight manual power settings in half-stop increments allow for complete creative control.

Ikelite DS series Substrobes are industry favorites for their warm, even coverage and lightning fast recycle time. We recommend convenient and affordable strobe with sync cord packages that provide everything you need to take advantage of "automatic" TTL exposure.

Use the #4103.52 dual sync cord to connect two DS Substrobes to your system. All current model Ikelite strobes are fully compatible with this housing. Existing DS substrobes may require circuitry updates.

Non-Ikelite Strobes.
Non-Ikelite strobes can be used, but they cannot provide eTTL exposure or be adjusted manually through the housing. Special sync cords are available to connect non-Ikelite strobes from Nikonos, Inon, and Sea & Sea.

The optional #9571.3 features a 1" (2.5cm) ball for attachment to the top of the release handle. This provides a mounting point for Ultralight, TLC, and other non-Ikelite arm systems.

Lighting Options for Video Recording.
Light is essential to bringing out the vibrancy and colors of underwater life in your video. Several options are available to add a video light to this system:

The DS161 Movie Substrobe combines the warm, even coverage of our famous Substrobe DS160 with a powerful 500 lumen movie light. This is a perfect way to add performance without adding bulk.

The Pro-V8 LED Light is a compact and affordable 500 lumen video light. It easily doubles as a focus light and is compatible with any still or video system.

The Pro Video Lite 3 is the ultimate in output and angle of coverage. Available in 50W or 100W halogen versions. A 100° spread is great for shooting with wide angle lenses. The rechargeable battery pack attaches directly to the bottom of the SLR tray with just two screws.

Size and Weight.
• 10" wide x 7" high x 6.5" deep ( including controls, not including tray & handles ). 25cm x 18cm x 16cm.
• 5.6lb (2.5kg) housing only weight above water.
• 7.9lb (3.6kg) housing with tray & handles.
• Slightly negative buoyancy underwater ( actual buoyancy varies based on choice of lens and port ).

Spare Parts.
#0132.61 Spare Main Housing O-Ring
#0105 Spare Port-to-Housing O-Ring
#5020 Silicone Lubricant in 4 1cc Tubes
Ring Kit with Main O-Ring, Port O-ring & 1cc Lube

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers


Camera and housing take great pictures


from Montclair N.J.  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a second purchase of a Ikelite housing and a cannon camera. I up grated my camera to a Cannon Eos 60 D and needed to buy the housing that goes with the camera. They work great and my picture are the best. It took me many years to polish my craft, but my pictures are great. This system is affordable. I cant think of any thing that is not good about both these idems. I use this housing and camera under water in Grand Cayman, Bonaire and alot of other carribbean places.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


My seventh Ikelite housing


from Woodside, CA  -  Pro Photographer

Have owned Ikelite products since the 70's. Shot many award winning images in these housings!


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Shopper  Hi, I bought from you the Canon 60D and it's great. Right now I am shopping for a new underwater camera. I own a Sealife DC800 but I want to go to something more pro. My options are to buy a case for my SLR or to buy another Sealife model or a G1X with underwater case. I was wondering if I decide to go with this housing what would I need to buy. I know that I have to buy a dome port and lighting, is that it? or do I need something else. By the way my lens is18-135mm so I guess I need another lens, right? Thanks!
Andrew R  Yes, you are correct. A housing, the appropriate port(s) and some sort of lighting (strobe or continuous depending on your needs). A dome front is recommended for (35mm film equivalent) lenses 28mm and wider, and a flat front for macro and longer focal lengths.
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