Watershot housings, Canon T1i Canon XSi, Canon 5D Mk II, camera underwater photography, key largo

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Quality underwater housings for select Canon dSLR cameras.

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Watershot has been serving the needs of major motion picture underwater cinematographers for many years. Among Watershot's credits are: Pirates of the Caribbean I, II, & III, and Into the Blue. I am proud to offer the Watershot dSLR housing with Watershot's heritage of sleek, efficient designs and very high quality manufacturing.

The Watershot housing system is very robust. Its design was well thought out. It is elegant and aesthetic in appearance. It has good ergonomics. It is very simple to assemble, disassemble and to service. It is compact. It is very competitively priced. As such, I am very excited about being able to offer the Watershot housing system and components! It is also what I use to image with.

The WDS-500D, for Canon's 500D, aka T1i, Housing Kits are retail priced at $2300. This housing also nests Canon's 450D, aka, XSi. Watershot also offers a housing kit (which includes tray and handles) for the Canon 550D,aka T2i, which retails for $2500. These housings come as kits and include the following items:

  • Machined aluminum housing
  • Built in .6x optical pick-up viewfinder
  • Leak detector with both audible and visual indicators
  • Hand strap
  • Flat port, which accommodates Canon's EOS EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens and Canon's EOS EF-S 60mm Macro lens
  • 18-55mm zoom ring gear
  • Bulkhead for Fiber Optic cable synchronization, a second is an option item
  • O-ring kit
  • Owners Manual
  • 1 year limited warranty


Watershot also offers the following products, components and accessories for the WDS-450/500/550-D housing system:

  • Glass Dome Port Assembly (includes: cover). Retail price: $899
  • Dome Extender for Canon EOS EF-S 10-22mm lens. Retail price: $150
  • Dome Extender for Tokina 10-17mm FE lens. Retail price: $150
  • Zoom Ring Gears for the following lenses: Canon's 18-55mm, Canon's 10-22mm, Tokina's 10-17mm. Retail price: $99 (each)
  • Focus Gear for Canon's 60mm Macro lens. Retail price: $99
  • Spare housing O-ring set. Retail price: $19

I also make available Tray/Handle sets and components made by Ultralite Control Systems and Watershot. Additionally, I offer strobes by Sea and Sea. Email me for pricing and options regarding trays, arms, clamps and strobes.

There are other Watershot products available not listed here.

For more information about the Watershot WDS-500D and their housing for the Canon EOS 5D MkII, see: Info about Watershot housings on my Blog

If you want to order any product mentioned on this page, or have any questions, please call or send me an email.

Cell Phone: (305) 522-1832
E-mail : Larry Gates

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