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Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II

B&H # IK6871.02 Mfr # 6871.02
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Product Highlights
  • Rated up to 200'

This Ikelite housing, designed for the Canon 5D Mark II has controls for every camera function except the multi-controller. All these dependable controls are conveniently placed at your fingertips, and kept water tight with Ikelite's pioneered Quad-ring seal glands. The camera offers both digital stills and high definition video. Now you can shoot both with one camera in one housing.

The housing allows eTTL operation when using Ikelite DS digital SubStrobes. In TTL mode you can fine-tune your strobe exposure using two push buttons on the back of the housing. This allows flash compensation of 4 f/stops, in half stop increments, both over and under the base exposure. You also have 8 manual power settings in half-stop increments. Settings are clearly indicated even at night by a series of LED lights. Other manufacturers' strobes can be used, but they cannot provide TTL exposure or be adjusted manually through the housing.

The Ikelite Super-Eye magnifier offers enhanced viewing, when you're wearing a diving mask. The live preview feature of the 5D Mark II is accessible for framing your photos. The camera's large LCD screen can be clearly viewed through the back of the housing.

The housing's size and weight provides slightly negative buoyancy and superb handling underwater. Camera installation is quick and simple. An assortment of interchangeable lens ports allows use of most macro, wide angle, and zoom lenses.

Lens port is not included.
Click here for Required Lens Ports.

External Flash Ready
eTTL compatible with DS digital strobes
Clear Polycarbonate Construction
Strong and corrosion-free, unobstructed view of the camera's information and control functions with visual confirmation of the o-ring seal
Camera Functions
All camera controls
Enhanced Viewing
The Ikelite Super-Eye magnifier offers enhanced viewing, when you're wearing a diving mask
Live Preview
The live preview feature of the camera is accessible for framing your photos
Mechanical Controls
The dependable controls are conveniently placed at fingertip and kept water tight with Ikelite's pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands, one of the most reliable methods for sealing controls
Multiple Lens Capability
An assortment of interchangeable lens ports allow use of most macro, wide angle, and zoom lenses
Release Handle
Easy attachment and removal of SubStrobe mounting arms and other accessories at the touch of a button
Construction Clear polycarbonate
Control Type Mechanical
Controls All
Depth Rating 200' (60m)
Buoyancy Slightly negative
Port Not included, required accessory
Internal Flash Usable No, blocked by housing
External Strobe Connector Yes
TTL Compatible Yes
Moisture Alarm None
Color Clear, black
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.5 x 6.75 x 6.5" (241.3 x 171.45 x 165.1mm)
13.25 x 8 x 6.5" (336.55 x 203.2 x 165.1mm) with handle attached
Weight (without Camera) 7.15 lbs (3.24kg)
Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II
  • Double Release Handle
  • Zoom & Clamp Set #5509.28
  • Zoom & Clamp Set #9059.8
  • Silicone O-Ring Lubricant
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ikelite6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II
     
    4.2

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Seals easily (10)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Easily loaded equipment (6)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Underwater photography (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      My first housing for DSLR. Love it!

      Since moving down here to beautiful Okinawa and having so many beautiful beaches and clear blue waters to explore I have been wanting to try my hand at shooting underwater photography. In the past...Read complete review

      Since moving down here to beautiful Okinawa and having so many beautiful beaches and clear blue waters to explore I have been wanting to try my hand at shooting underwater photography. In the past I have used a few of my Canon point and shoot cameras with various underwater housings like the Dicapac and Canon's housing for the S95. Although these were fun and I even had one image published as a double page spred in Outdoor Japan magazine, but they are quit limited in terms of overall speed, focusing and image quality. So decided to take the plunge and invest in an Ikelite housing for my Canon 5DmkII and Canon 8-15mm f4L fisheye lens. The housing itself was not cheap to begin with at around $[$]US then combine that with the 8 inch dome port necessary for shooting with the fisheye lens adds an extra $500~$600 on top of that and it still doesn't stop there. There attachments needed then a case to keep it all in. Underwater flashes etc.. it all adds up. But compared to other underwater housing brands, Ikelite is quite affordable!To start with I opted to not buy any flashes as I plan to mostly be shooting with the housing at very shallow depths. Im mostly interested in shooting Sea turtles, "split shots" i.e half underwater and half above and underwater portraits/couples. When the housing arrived it was seperated into a few parts that needed to be put together. Having absolutly no idea what I was doing I got help from good friend and great underwater photographer Shawn Miller. Shawn went through the set up procedure and things to be carefull of before putting my expensive camera equipment in places it wasn't designed to go. Although the housing is crazy heavy when its loaded up with the camera, its actually almost perfectly neutrally buoyant. So its very easy to hold once your in the water. There are still lots of things to get used to with the housing, like becoming more familier with all the buttons and dials etc.. Also I plan to use it with the fisheye to begin with and quickly found that I really needed to get really close to the fish otherwise they would appear too small in the image. But at the same time being very careful not to smash that huge front element into some sharp rock or coral. One small annoying problem I found was when I try the split shots or shooting above the water line there are lots of droplets of water still on the front element leaving blurry patches in the image. There must be something I can apply to the front of the port dome to prevent this I would imagine. Perhaps something similar to whats used on car windshields so any water runs straight off for sharper images. Overall I am loving it so far and think it was a good investment. Looking forward to trying it out with some models and couples soon. But first I need to get some flood insurance just in case!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor connection between body and lens

      Poor connection between body and lens ports. I used this housing for a couple of weeks before it came apart during a jump into a pool during a shoot, camera flooded- not repairable. ...Read complete review

      Poor connection between body and lens ports. I used this housing for a couple of weeks before it came apart during a jump into a pool during a shoot, camera flooded- not repairable. Sent the housing into Ikelite and they said the item was not defective and could not help me, OUCH!

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      4.0

      Great!

      By mphoto

      from lake Tahoe, ca

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Loaded Equipment
      • Seals Easily
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underwater Photography
        • Waterproofing Cameras

        Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

        i use this dive housing in the ocean and rivers shooting reefs and fly fishing from underwater. i find it works perfectly and couldn't be happier with it. very durable and easy to clean and use. simple and functional design.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My first housing for DSLR. Love it!

        By Shenanigans in Japan

        from Okinawa, Japan

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Seals Easily
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Underwater Photography

          Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

          Since moving down here to beautiful Okinawa and having so many beautiful beaches and clear blue waters to explore I have been wanting to try my hand at shooting underwater photography. In the past I have used a few of my Canon point and shoot cameras with various underwater housings like the Dicapac and Canon's housing for the S95. Although these were fun and I even had one image published as a double page spred in Outdoor Japan magazine, but they are quit limited in terms of overall speed, focusing and image quality. So decided to take the plunge and invest in an Ikelite housing for my Canon 5DmkII and Canon 8-15mm f4L fisheye lens. The housing itself was not cheap to begin with at around $[$]US then combine that with the 8 inch dome port necessary for shooting with the fisheye lens adds an extra $500~$600 on top of that and it still doesn't stop there. There attachments needed then a case to keep it all in. Underwater flashes etc.. it all adds up. But compared to other underwater housing brands, Ikelite is quite affordable!To start with I opted to not buy any flashes as I plan to mostly be shooting with the housing at very shallow depths. Im mostly interested in shooting Sea turtles, "split shots" i.e half underwater and half above and underwater portraits/couples. When the housing arrived it was seperated into a few parts that needed to be put together. Having absolutly no idea what I was doing I got help from good friend and great underwater photographer Shawn Miller. Shawn went through the set up procedure and things to be carefull of before putting my expensive camera equipment in places it wasn't designed to go. Although the housing is crazy heavy when its loaded up with the camera, its actually almost perfectly neutrally buoyant. So its very easy to hold once your in the water. There are still lots of things to get used to with the housing, like becoming more familier with all the buttons and dials etc.. Also I plan to use it with the fisheye to begin with and quickly found that I really needed to get really close to the fish otherwise they would appear too small in the image. But at the same time being very careful not to smash that huge front element into some sharp rock or coral. One small annoying problem I found was when I try the split shots or shooting above the water line there are lots of droplets of water still on the front element leaving blurry patches in the image. There must be something I can apply to the front of the port dome to prevent this I would imagine. Perhaps something similar to whats used on car windshields so any water runs straight off for sharper images. Overall I am loving it so far and think it was a good investment. Looking forward to trying it out with some models and couples soon. But first I need to get some flood insurance just in case!

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent product, best value

          By Joe

          from California

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Underwater Photography

            Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

            Great product and definitely the best value in underwater housings. Ikelite housing may not have all the bells and whistles of other brands, but for half the price of many top of the line housings, Ike housings perform admirably. I've used Ikelite for over 6 years with different cameras. The only flood I ever had was user error (sand in the o-ring). I can definitely recommend Ikelite as an affordable but still reliable housing manufacturer.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            New camera - new housing

            By covroot

            from Lafayette, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Seals Easily

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography

              Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

              Just upgraded from a Canon 30D to a 5D2 so I had to upgrade the housing. With all the ports on hand, it made sense to stay with Ikelite. I have used their housings and strobes since my old Canon A2E.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AMAZING!!! everything works RIGHT!!!

              By Steven Esparza

              from Scottsdale AZ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Loaded Equipment
              • Seals Easily
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Underwater Photography

                Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                I used this product in Grand Cayman ... I Highly recommend this .. I used a 28mm with the housing ... AMAZING! I was disappointed that I could not use my 16-35 2.8 Prime lens wide , but Im told they are in the works to making that housing.

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                • No

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                5.0

                The right thing to buy

                By Khalefa Al-Mansoori

                from Doha-Qatar

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Loaded Equipment
                • Seals Easily
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Underwater Photography

                  Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                  I used this housing for pro underwater photography .the controls works very easy.the bad thing is it do not have focus control.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By robert

                  from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Loaded Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Seals Easily
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater Photography

                    Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                    The only drawback to the housing is that you must use either the zoom control OR the manual focus control but not both at the same time. It's either/or and that decision must be made before closing the housing.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Two weeks amongst the kelp and rocks

                    By Voltron

                    from somewhere in, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Seals Easily

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                        We got flipped in our boat in the ocean and lost the housing in a bunch of rocks and kelp. Two weeks later it washed up on shore in Perfect condition.

                        amazing.

                        I heard these housings aren't super reliable, but it was so cheap we could only afford this one. I guess it is more reliable than people give it credit for.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great housing

                        By Jack in Spain

                        from Tenerife

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Loaded Equipment
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Need manuel focus for mov

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater Photography
                        • Waterproofing Cameras

                        Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                        Very nice and strong for photoshooting.

                        The conection between the housing and the dome let you a little bit scary before your first dive.

                        But after that you will see that everything works well.

                        For the next generation: PLEASE WE NEED A MANUAL FOCUS ON ALL THE LENS for the video possibilities of the 5D that will be GREAT!!!

                        A doble flash conection will be apreciate also and some better and easier instructions. For that the best solutions is the videos made from some users on Internet. The other option is buying a lot of aspirin to understand how mounting the super wide dome...;-)

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great housing

                        By studio4u

                        from Lisbon, Portugal

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Seals Easily
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Underwater Photography

                          Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                          This is my second housing of this same model and I'm looking forward to start using it. (The previous was broken during a flight back home... and the airline refused to pay for the damage!).

                          I used it in Seychelles to photograpfh marine life and I had the best of the experiences. Very easy-to-use, didn't flooded (which is great), all the buttons on the right places and very accesible.

                          I recommend it!

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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great housing, Excellent value!

                          By EH21

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • ETTL flash metering
                          • Good value vs others
                          • Seals Easily
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • No glass ports

                          Best Uses

                          • Underwater Photography

                          Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                          I really like the ikelite housings overall and have used now models for the canon 20D, 5D classic, and now 5Dmk2. Ikelite designs the controls very well and its easy to operate the camera freely underwater. I really appreciate being able to control the zoom and also the flash metering. Also I like the clear acrylic housings because you can see your camera and easily check for leaks - so far haven't had any in any of the housings but still a nice confidence check.

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                          (6 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Poor connection between body and lens

                          By Daniel

                          from Oregon

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Leaky

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                              Poor connection between body and lens ports. I used this housing for a couple of weeks before it came apart during a jump into a pool during a shoot, camera flooded- not repairable. Sent the housing into Ikelite and they said the item was not defective and could not help me, OUCH!

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                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              So amazing I purchased a 2nd one!

                              By Gia & Co. Photography

                              from Dallas, Texas

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Loaded Equipment
                              • Lightweight
                              • Seals Easily
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Underwater Photography

                                Comments about Ikelite 6871.02 eTTL Housing for Canon 5D Mark II:

                                I purchased this housing to shoot underwater engagement photos. I picked this brand/model because of the price and the fact that the case is clear and you can see the entire camera (unlike other brands that only allow you to see some of the camera. I liked the housing so much that I recently purchased another one so that I can work with my assistant doing video of the underwater shoots. Amazing product!

                                I bought multiple lens ports to use with the housing, but I have found that using the dome port with the canon 14mm super side works the best. I also purchased the underwater strobe, the 160 ikelite, and love the way my images are turning out.

                                The only remark that I have is that the latches sometimes pop open so fast that they smack your fingers when you are opening the case. Slightly painful but not a reason to avoid purchasing the housing.

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