Canon R5 Underwater A-Z // How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Housing [VIDEO]

Canon R5 Underwater A-Z // How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Housing [VIDEO]

Canon R5 Underwater A-Z // How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Housing [VIDEO]

It can be intimidating to put an expensive camera body and lens into an underwater housing for the first time. Ikelite VP and head of product development John Brigham walks you through the steps to ensure that everything is both working and waterproof.

 

Canon R5 Underwater A-Z

INTRO: Performance and Specifications 

STEP 1: Best Canon RF Lenses for Underwater Photography

STEP 2: How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Underwater Housing

STEP 3: Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter

STEP 4: Top 3 Custom Settings for Underwater Use 

 

STEP 2:  How to Assemble Your Ikelite 200DL or 50DL Underwater Housing

Wondering how to handle that o-ring? Or how the zoom gear and clamp fit in to this equation?

John lays out all of the pieces of the puzzle and shows you how they fit together to allow you to operate your camera functions smoothly and safely at depths up to 50 feet / 15 meters (with 50DL Underwater Housing # 73764) or 200 feet / 60 meters (with 200DL Underwater Housing # 71764).

[0:00] - Introduction

[0:28] - Putting the Camera in the Housing

[4:02] - Installing the Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye Lens with EF to RF Adapter and zoom gear

[11:54] - Installing the Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS Lens and zoom gear

[16:26] - Installing the Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

[19:38] - Pulling a vacuum to check for leaks

 

 

Continue through the series to learn all of the details of getting the maximum performance out of this highly capable system.

 

NEXT STEP: Setting up Ikelite Underwater Strobes with DL5 DS Link TTL Converter

 

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John Brigham Ikelite Vice PresidentJohn Brigham is the Vice President & head of product development at Ikelite. He was born with a flair for design and an entrepreneurial spirit as son of Ikelite founder Ike Brigham. He worked his way up in the business and is a natural fit in the R&D side of things. John dives the equipment as much as possible to test product and put himself in the "fins" of the user. You may also find him on the other end of an email or phone call when you reach out for product advice and support. When he's not underwater he's flying drones, setting off rockets, training his German Shepherd "T2", and spending time with his family.

 

Additional Reading

200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R5 

50DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 Underwater Photos & Review

Underwater with the Canon RF 100mm Macro Lens and EOS R5

Why You Need a Fisheye Lens Underwater

Why You Need Strobes Underwater

The Next Generation of Professional Underwater Strobes

When to Use a Compact 8" Dome Port Underwater

Trade Up to the Dry Lock System