This Ikelite housing for the Canon Digital Rebel T1i (500D) and Rebel XSi (450D) allows eTTL operation with the Ikelite DS digital SubStrobes when connected to the housing's bulkhead by a sync cord. Push buttons on the back of the housing put precise exposure control right at your fingertips. The top (yellow) half of the bar provides four 1/2 f/stop increments over or under flash compensation that is added to or subtracted from any compensation entered into the camera. The bottom (black) half of the bar provides eight manual power settings in half-stop increments. Other manufacturers' strobes can be used, but they cannot provide eTTL exposure or be adjusted manually through the housing. Controls are provided for every camera function except print function.
The housing size and weight provide neutral buoyancy and superb handling underwater. Camera installation is quick and simple. The dependable controls are conveniently placed at your fingertips, and kept water tight with Ikelite pioneered Quad-Ring seal glands proven to be the most reliable method for sealing controls. The housing features an ergonomic lever control for the Rebel T1i's Live View shooting/Movie push button (Print/Share/White balance selection button on the XSi).
The Ikelite Super-Eye magnifier provided with the housing offers enhanced viewing while wearing a diving mask. An assortment of interchangeable lens ports allows use of most macro, wide angle, and zoom lenses.
A lens port is required to match the specific lens on SLR cameras. Please also note that some zoom lenses might require addition of a Close-Up #4 diopter filter on the lens.