Ikelite 6871.55 eTTL Housing for Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D)

Ikelite 6871.55 eTTL Housing for Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D)

Ikelite 6871.55 eTTL Housing for Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D)

B&H # IK687155 MFR # 6871.55
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Product Highlights

  • 4-Point Port Locking System
  • 1/4-20 Accessory Mount Above Port
  • Super-Eye Magnifier for Easy Viewing
  • eTTL2 Compatible w/ Ikelite Strobes
  • Access to Live View/ Movie Button
  • Rated up to 200'
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  • 1Description

This Ikelite eTTL Housing, designed for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D), has controls for every camera function. The camera offers both digital stills and high-definition video. Now you can shoot both with one camera in one housing. A large zoom control knob can be comfortably reached without removing your hand from the handle. There is an ergonomic control that provides easy access to the camera's "Live View shooting/ Movie shooting" button. You also have a stay depressed control for the aperture/ flash compensation button that allows for one-handed adjustment of aperture value in manual mode. All these dependable controls are conveniently placed at your fingertips, and kept water tight with Ikelite's pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands.


The housing allows eTTL2 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 auto focus system on the camera is very good, but does require a certain amount of light and contrast. When shooting under ledges, on night dives, or inside caves and wrecks, a focus light will allow the camera to focus faster. The housing features a 1/4-20 threaded mounting point in the center of the housing above the lens. This is the perfect place to attach a focus light or other accessories.

The Ikelite Super-Eye magnifier offers enhanced viewing when you're wearing a diving mask. The live preview feature of the camera 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 provide 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. Ikelite uses a simple and reliable 4-point locking system to attach lens ports to the housing. This fail-safe assembly consists of one sliding lock in each corner around the opening that accepts the port.

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External Flash Ready
eTTL2 compatible with DS digital strobes
There is an ergonomic control that provides easy access to the camera's "Live View shooting/ Movie shooting" button
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
In the Box
Ikelite 6871.55 eTTL Housing for Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D)
  • Double Release Handle
  • Porthole Cap
  • Standard Zoom Clamp & Sleeve Set
  • Large Diameter Zoom Clamp & Sleeve Set
  • 1/16" Hex Head Wrench for Gears
  • 1/8" Hex Head Wrench for Knobs
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Spare Control Tips
  • Spare Pushbutton E-Clips
  • Silicone O-Ring Lubricant
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Construction Clear polycarbonate
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls All
    Depth Rating 200' (60m)
    Buoyancy Neutrally buoyant in saltwater depending on lens port
    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)
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    Package Weight 9.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.5 x 10.0 x 10.0"
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