Canon RF 24-70mm Zoom Gear Assembly // Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing [VIDEO]

Canon RF 24-70mm Zoom Gear Assembly // Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing [VIDEO]

While not our favorite focal range for underwater, the Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM is a high-quality and bright lens for your Canon EOS R-series camera.

Mike Rabideau shows you how to correctly orient and install the compatible Zoom Gear # 5509.53 to provide zoom operation when you use this lens with your Canon RF-mount camera and Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing.

Watch the video and also scroll down for highlights of the most important points



Getting Started

Set the switches on the side of the lens to the correct positions before you get ready to install the lens on the housing. The switch settings cannot be changed while the lens is installed in the housing.


It's important to align one of the narrow grooves in the zoom gear with the red dot on the camera body's lens mount prior to attaching the lens.

Canon RF-mount camera body with zoom gear in Ikelite Underwater Housing

Use the knob on the side of the housing to align one of the narrow slots in the zoom gear must line up with the red line on the camera body before you attach the lens.

This will position the gear in a way that avoids interference with the switches on the side of the lens.

Taking the Camera Out

The camera cannot be installed in or removed from the housing with the Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens attached. The port and lens must be removed before the camera body can be taken out. 

Avoid taking your camera body out of the housing altogether by adding our USB-C Charging & Data Transfer Bulkhead.




See the Zoom Gear # 5509.53

See the DL Port System Chart for Canon RF Mount Lenses


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Mike Rabideau Ikelite Underwater Systems Mike Rabideau was certified in 1984 and two years later started working at Ikelite. He went on to become head designer of our camera housing line and leads our technical customer support team. If you call or email with a technical question, there’s a good chance you’ll hear back from Mike R. Mike’s an active diver and underwater photographer. In his free time he enjoys driving his 1962 Nash Metropolitan to car shows. His son also became a certified diver and works underwater every day with the marine mammals at the Indianapolis Zoo.


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