Ikelite announces a housing for the EOS 6D

Ikelite has announced a mid-January release date of their housing for the Canon EOS 6D SLR camera. It joins housings for the Canon EOS 60D and Nikon D600 that are available now. Common features include wired TTL flash control, with push-button strobe output controls on the back of the housing itself, access to the bulk of camera controls, externally visible o rings and a glass optical viewfinder as standard.

The Ikelite housing for the Canon EOS 6D will retail in the USA at $1,600.

Press Release.

Ikelite proudly announces a full-featured, TTL enabled underwater housing for the Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR camera.

Key Features:

Connection with a TTL sync cord is the most reliable and efficient way to fire an external underwater strobe. The camera’s built-in flash does not need to fire, providing the extended battery life and zero lag time between exposures. Our proprietary circuitry allows direct communication between the camera and current Ikelite DS Substrobes* for the most accurate through-the-lens (TTL) metering control of an off-camera flash. Electrical bulkhead and TTL circuitry are provided standard and included in the base purchase price.

No more fiddling with tiny hard-to-read knobs. Exposure settings of a DS Substrobe can be viewed and adjusted quickly using two simple pushbuttons in the back of the housing. TTL mode provides four half-f/stop increments over or under flash compensation to fine tune exposure. Or control strobe output completely through the back of the housing using one of the 8 manual power settings provided in half-stop increments.

Controls are provided for all important camera functions. Shutter, video recording start/stop, and a large zoom control knob can all be comfortably reached without removing your hands from the handles. Comfortable rubberised grips provide quick-release attachment points for strobes and accessories. The try and handles may be removed from the housing for convenience in traveling. The complete housing is neutral or slightly negative in freshwater depending on choice of lens port.

A clear view of the camera and o-ring seals facilitates easy assembly and operation. Heavy-duty polycarbonate construction is durable and corrosion-free to ensure performance in even demanding conditions. Lens ports can be removed and replaced quickly with a simple positive locking system which provides visible assurance when the housing is assembled properly.

*Requires current model Ikelite DS Substrobe. Click here for strobe requirements by serial number. TTL circuitry does not operate with non-Ikelite strobes. Non-Ikelite strobes provide manual exposure only.


The Ikelite housing for the Canon 6D is currently in production for mid-January release. This product is available for pre-order through any Authorized Ikelite Dealer.

Product #6871.06 US Market Suggested Retail Price $1,600 Lens port, camera and lens not included.

Ikelite housings for the Canon EOS 60D and Nikon D600 are available now. Photos and specifications for all housing models can be found on the Ikelite website.