Ikelite announces housing for Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D

Ikelite has announced their housing for the Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D. It is constructed of their signature ABS-PC material and features the Dry Lock port system. The housings ships with a vacuum port as standard and TTL strove triggering with Ikelite strobes is available as an option.

The Ikelite housing for the Canon Rebel T7i 800D will ship in mid-February, priced at $1695 in the U.S.A.

Press release

Canon Rebel T7i 800D Housing

Introducing a full featured and durable waterproof housing for Canon EOS 800D Rebel T7i and Kiss X9i DSLR cameras. Suitable for scuba, snorkel, surf, pool, and any application in or around the water.

Canon EOS Rebel series cameras are long-time favorites for getting started with a DSLR camera underwater. The EOS 800D Rebel T7i is compact with a straightforward and easy to use interface. A large 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF system, and 1080/60p video capture round out a great little system.

The 200DL Housing for the EOS 800D Rebel T7i is lightweight yet robust and full-featured. The housing boasts all of our latest advancements, support for a wide range of Canon mount lenses, and optional true Canon TTL flash exposure.

Lens Ports

At the heart of any great image is good glass; At the center of the housing is the Dry Lock (DL) Port System. “Dry Lock” refers to the placement of the o-ring on the outside of the port mount. This improves visibility and reduces the chances of water dropping onto your precious camera sensor. DL ports are the lightest on the market, yet robust and capable of standing up to rough surf. Attachment is quick and secure. A system of extensions can accommodate a huge variety of lenses with ease.

Most popular zoom lenses and select lens focus rings can be engaged using a simple yet effective gearing system that puts adjustment right at your fingertips. A large, soft-touch lobed knob on the side of the housing makes fine tuned adjustments a breeze. Zoom and focus gears differ depending on which lens you are using. All are lightweight and affordable.

The DL port mount may be removed and replaced with four port locks for legacy users with standard or modular ports from our Four Lock system.

Vacuum System

The included vacuum valve allows you to pressurize the housing to check for leaks prior to putting your expensive equipment in the water. Use of the vacuum valve requires a compatible vacuum pump, sold separately.

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.

TTL Exposure

This housings supports your choice of shooting manual strobes or adding TTL electronics depending on your application. Our new modular electronics system allows the housing to be updated with future strobe communications products as they become available. The flash bulkhead has been moved to the top of the case for improved cord routing and reduced strain. Reliable locking connectors between the hotshoe and bulkhead make it easy to install the optional TTL electronics or carry back up parts when traveling to remote locations.

You can enjoy the fastest and most accurate TTL exposure on the market by adding the CT1K Canon TTL Kit and a compatible Ikelite DS strobe. Exposure compensation can be used added or subtracted in the camera.

Controls and Set-Up

The shutter lever stands out with super sensitive and natural feeling curved levers. The control arm can be extended using the optional Shutter Trigger Extension for more comfortable use when using the optional right-hand quick release handle.

All push button controls are machined and hard anodized aluminum to reduce weight and resist salt build-up. The back of the housing is laser engraved with control symbols which will never fade or fall off.

The camera mount is front-loading for easy installation and removal. A small mounting plate attaches to the bottom of the camera and secures in the front of the housing. The camera mounting plate does not need to be removed from the camera for surface use or when changing the battery or memory cards. The mounting plate features a 1/4-20 threaded mount on the bottom so that it can be attached to a tripod on the surface.


The included Super-Eye Viewfinder provides an enhanced view of the camera’s optical viewfinder when viewed through a dive mask. The viewfinder removes quickly and easily for the attachment of an optional Straight or 45º Magnified Viewfinders. The angle of a 45º viewfinder is more ergonomic when shooting underwater plus it provides a larger and brighter view than the standard Super-Eye.

Handling & Travel

The housing, tray, and handles have been optimized to reduce weight while maintaining strength and durability. The Right-Hand Quick Release Handle can be added or removed depending on your needs. The precision machined aluminum base features 1/4-20 tripod mounting sockets and additional mounting locations for future accessories. The base and handle can be quickly removed when breaking down your system for travel.

A 1/4-20 threaded mounting point is located front and center on the housing above the lens port mount. This mount can be used to attach lightweight accessories like a focus light or GoPro camera.

If you’re shooting with two strobe or lighting arms, then a top handle can be added to carry to and from the dive site. Top handles are available in a Cable Grip or Aluminum versions. The rigid aluminum version provides additional mounting points for lighting and accessories.

MSRP $1695

Lens port sold separately
Available to pre-order now for mid-February release

Read more for high resolution product photos, specifications, what’s included, and additional strobe and lens port information.