Manual Ikelite 6871.07

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  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 1

    Thank you for your purchase of Ikelite equipment. Please read this instruction manual completely before attempting to operate or dive with this product. Please refer to the back page of this manual to register your Ikelite product. P ort Lock IKELITE SLR-DC Housing instruction manual 6871.07 Canon EOS 7D ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 2

    2 T able of Contents Specifications ..............................................................P . 3 Package Contents ........................................................P . 4 Preparation ..................................................................P . 4 Attach External “T ray with Handles” to Housing ............P . 4 Parts of the ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 3

    T able of Contents - continued Usage ............................................................................P . 22 Pre-Dive Y our System ....................................................P . 22 Lubricants ........................................................................P . 22 T roubleshooting .......................................... ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 4

    - SLR-DC Housing - Envelope containing tray installation hardware, maintenance kit, and extra control end tips. Package Contents - Aluminum T ray & Dual Handles - Silicone Lubricant - Standard Zoom Clamp & Sleeve Set - #5509.28 Large Diameter Zoom Clamp & Sleeve Set This product has been water pressure tested at the factory and is depth ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 5

    5 P ort Lock IKELITE Parts of the Housing - Front View Quick Release Strobe Arm Mount Handle Port Opening Gear Sleeve Drive Gear Shutter Release Multi-function Button Main Dial Lid Snap Side View Gear Sleeve Optional Port Port O-ring Main Housing O-ring Camera T ray Camera Mounting Bolt AF-ON Shutter Release Port Lock Lid Snap ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 6

    6 5 6 7 1 0 8 1 1 1 2 1 7 1 4 1 8 1 2 4 3 9 1 3 15 16 Back View Zoom Lens Release /DOF AF-ON Aluminum T ray Quick Release Button Viewfinder Port 10. AE Lock 1 1. AF Point 12. Start/Stop 13. External Strobe Connecter & Cap 14. Set Button 15. Quick Control Dial 16. Quick Control Switch 17. Flash Mode “-” Compensation 18. Flash Mode “+” Co ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 7

    7 Initial Camera Setup - Insert a fully charged battery . - Insert a SD or SDHC memory card. - Set the mode dial to “M” manual. - Set shutter speed to 1/60th second or 1/125th second for fast moving subjects. - Set aperture to F8 for general photography or F22 for macro photography (close-ups). - Set Quality to highest jpeg setting “L” or R ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 8

    8 Setting the Conversion Circuitry Strobe ID Switch Housing Conversion Circuitry This housing contains Ikelite designed and patented Conversion Circuitry . Once attached, turn the strobe on first before turning on the camera. When used with Ikelite DS Substrobes the Conversion Circuitry provides real Nikon iTTL flash exposure with over and underexp ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 9

    9 Using Non-Ikelite or Ikelite Non-DS Substrobes (Substrobe 50, 100A, 200, 400) with this Housing The Co nver sion Circu itry is autom atic ally dis able d wh en use d with a Non- Ikelite or Non -DS Subst robe . The se Substr obes can be used in their manu al mode util izin g any pow er sett ings prov ided on the Subs trob e. Using the Conversion C ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 10

    When using an external strobe, connect the housing hotshoe connector . Slide the connecto r into the hotshoe mount on the camera from the back of the camera as shown. Slide the connecto r forward until it stops. Due to limited clearan ce between the camera hotsh oe mount and the housing back, the hotshoe connector should be attached before t he cam ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 11

    CANON 7D EOS Instal ling Camera in Housing Before insta lling the camera, pull out on the controls in the fro nt section of the housing. This will allow the camera to slide in eas ier . Once the ca mera is installed and the lid sn aps have been closed, return the controls to thei r operati ng position. Attaching Camera to Housing T ray Remove the b ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 12

    o-ring housing back housing back housing housing o-ring 12 Final Check Once the housing is closed, check the o-ring seal. Check the gap between the housing back and the housing. It should be even all the way around the housing. Look through the clear plastic back at the o-ring. Y ou should see a darkened area where the o-ring is compressed against ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 13

    The Housing Bulkhead is designed to accept only an Ikelite 5-pin TTL Sync Cord. 1. Lightly lubricate the Sync Cord O-ring. Use ONL Y Ikelite lubricant (supplied with housing). 2. Remove Bulkhead Cap from Housing Bulkhead. 3. Line up the Sync Cord Pins with the corresponding Bulkhead receptacles. Gently insert Sync Cord into Bulkhead. DO NOT force t ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 14

    Preparing to Install Zoom Clamp & Gear Sleeve Determine the type of lens being used on the camera. T ype 1 Lenses have a lens opening that is NOT larger in diameter than the zoom ring. (Fig. 1) . T ype 2 Lenses have a lens opening that IS larger in diameter than the zoom ring. (Fig. 2) . Zoom Clamps & Gear Sleeves Included with Housing Ther ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 15

    In sta llin g th e Zo om C la mp & Gear Sle eve On t he T yp e 1 Le nse s The Zoom Clamp has springs so it can be expanded to fit over the Zoom Ring of the lens - figure C, page 15. Install the Zoom Clamp with the extension tabs toward the rear element of the lens. After installing the Zoom Clamp and Gear Sleeve - figures D & E, page 16, in ...

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    16 Figure D Figure E Align Ribs with Zoom Clamp grooved tabs apply rubber strips to inside of clamp Figure F T yp e 1 Le ns es - c ont inue d Gear Sleeve Ribs ...

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    TOP OF HOUSING Installing the Zoom Clamp & Gear Sleeve On T ype 2 Lenses Due to the larger diameter lens opening on T ype 2 lenses, the Zoom Clamp and Gear Sleeve need to be installed from the rear (bayonet end) of the lens. Use the housing Lens Release Control and remove the camera lens from the camera body , after the camera and lens have bee ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 18

    Manual Focusing Ikelite DSLR housings are designed for auto-focus DSLR cameras and lenses. Manual focusing is not recommended. In some cases, if you desire to manually focus a lens, the zoom clamp must be moved onto the lens Manual Focus Ring and you must use the housing zoom control knob to manually focus. This will result in loss of zoom capabili ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 19

    Installing the Port There are four port locks on the front of the housing, see figure G, page 18. Each port lock has a Release Button. Lift the release button and slide each Port Lock away from the port opening. In the unlocked position, the Release Button will remain in the up position as shown. T o prepare the port for installation, remove the po ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 20

    Installing the Port - continued T o Remove Port T o remove the port, lift up on each Release Button and slide the port lock away from the port. Port Seal Inside View If the port is installed before the camera is inserted into the housing, look from the inside of the housing at the port seal. Check to see that the o-ring is properly seated as shown ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 21

    21 Attaching an Ikelite Strobe Arm to the Housing Handle T o attach an Ikelite Arm to your Housing Handle, depress the spring-loaded Handle Push Button until it stops. Gently slide the pronged end of the Ikelite Arm into the hole in the top of the Handle as shown. When the Ikelite Arm is properly seated, the Handle Push Button will return to its st ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 22

    22 Pre-Dive Y our System It is recommended that you take the complete system into a swimming pool before use in open water. This will give you a chance to become familiar with the handling and operation of your housing and strobe(s). As soon as you enter the water , take a moment and check the housing to see that it is properly sealed. Next, check ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 23

    23 T roubleshooting Push buttons or controls are sticky and hard to operate - Remove the camera and rinse the closed housing in fresh water . V igorously press each push button in and out several times to release any trapped saltwater or debris. - Press a sticky push button all the way in and place a small amount of lube on the small end of the pus ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 24

    24 Camera does not take a picture - Install a fully charged battery . - A housing control is engaging a camera function and will not allow the shutter to fire. - There is not enough available light for the camera to properly focus. Add a focusing light or strobe with a built-in focusing light to your system. - Select a center focus point in your ca ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 25

    A full range of accessories are available to support your housing. Please visit www .ikelite.com to see the most current information about recommended accessories for your housing. EV -Controller Use TTL flash control is not available when using an EV-Controller , and therefore an EV -Controller is not recommended for use with this housing. Note: T ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 26

    26 Control Maintenance Ikelite controls are designed to provide years of reliable service with minimal maintenance. - Push button controls require no maintenance other than rinsing in fresh water after saltwater use. If a push button control becomes difficult to push or if it sticks when depressed, soak the housing in luke warm fresh water . After ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 27

    27 Housing Lubricate Shaft Pull out to expose shaft Diagram B Loosen set screw (allen wrench required) T ighten set screw down against this flat area when replacing the knob. Housing Gland Control Shaft Lubricate end of shaft before reinserting into gland Diagram A ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 28

    28 Housing Maintenance Y our Ikelite Housing should be given the same care and attention as your other photographic equipment. In addition to normal maintenance, we recommend your housing be returned to Ikelite (every 2-3 years or 50 dives), to be checked and pressure tested. - Do Not leave the camera and housing in direct sunlight for prolonged pe ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 29

    29 Storing the Housing When the housing is going to be stored for a prolonged period it should be soaked in a mild soap solution, rinsed, and dried thoroughly . Remove the back and port from the housing. Remove the back and port o-rings, lightly lubricate them and place them in a plastic ziploc bag. Place the plastic bag inside the housing for stor ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 30

    - Many digital cameras have a slight lag time between when you press the shutter release button and the camera actually takes the picture. Hold the housing steady a second or two after pressing the shutter release button. - Do not shoot down on subjects as they will quite often blend into the background and be difficult to see in the photograph. Sh ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 31

    Re tur ni ng Pr od uc ts fo r Ser vic e (o utsi de the Uni ted Sta tes) For the separate international customs documentation form that you complete to accompany the shipment, please state or designate that the enclosed products were originally manufactured in the USA and are being returned to the manufacturer for repair service. V alue of the equip ...

  • Ikelite 6871.07 - page 32

    Ikelite Underwater Systems 50 W est 33rd Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA www .ikelite.com Product Registration Please go to www.ikelite.com to register your Ikelite housing within 15 days of purchase. 6871.07_Canon_7D_05 -1212 ...

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