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Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing

B&H # EWUAX MFR # EM U-AX
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You Pay: $288.95
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Product Highlights
  • For Autofocus SLR Cameras
  • For Use w/ Shoe-Mounted Flash
  • Rated up to 66' (20 m)
  • Double-Laminated PVC Construction
  • Optical Glass Port
  • For Snorkeling, Shallow Diving, Etc
  • Non-Corrosive Clamping Rails
  • Optional Lead Weight
  • Accommodates a Battery Pack

The Ewa-Marine U-AX Housing is an economical solution for using any autofocus SLR camera with shoe-mounted flash near or just under the water's surface, manufactured from double laminated PVC and with an optical glass port.  It is rated for dives of up to 66 feet (20 m) depth; perfect for snorkeling, shallow diving, or generally sandy, dusty, and humidity weather conditions.  The U-AX gives your camera and flash the best possible protection while being fully operable.  When not in use, it is relatively light and takes up little space.

A pair of non-corrosive and seawater resistant clamping rails fit together for sealing, tightened by knurled screw knobs.  The housing's internal glove allows easy access to camera controls.  If your setup is too buoyant underwater, the optional BF1 lead weight can be affixed to the bottom of the housing.

The U-AX housing accommodates an autofocus SLR camera with shoe-mounted flash, with the maximum dimensions for the whole kit being 6.7 x 9.5 x 6.7" (170 x 240 x 170mm) WxHxD with lens and a 72mm maximum lens filter thread as supplied. Adapters for 52, 55, 58 and 62mm filter threads are included.

An Ideal Near-the-Surface Solution
The Ewa-Marine housing's perfect for use at or near the water's surface, such as in sailing or snorkeling, but is also practical for protection from harsh weather conditions
Bellowed to Work with Autofocus SLR Cameras
The ribbed, bellowed section of the housing allows some fore and aft movement of a lens during its focusing action
Extra Height for Shoe-Mounted Flash
The U-AX is taller than the standard U-A autofocus housing, to allow the addition of a shoe-mounted flash
Double Laminated PVC Construction
Long lasting housing solution that is easy to maintain and packs in minimal space
Non-Corrosive Clamping Rails
The non-corrosive and seawater resistant clamping rails are secured by knurled thumb screws
Battery Packs
The specially profiled foam padding can be removed from the housing to allow room for a battery pack
Optional Lead Weight
Buoyancy can be changed adding optional BF1 lead weight
Economical
Priced significantly less than conventional housings
Construction Double laminated PVC
Control Type Pressure through PVC
Controls All
Depth Rating 66 feet (20 m)
Buoyancy Positive
Port Fixed, flat
Internal Flash Usable Yes
External Strobe Connector No
TTL Compatible Yes, flash inside housing
Moisture Alarm None
Color Clear, yellow
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.69 x 9.5 x 6.69" (170 x 240 x 170mm)
Weight (without Camera) 14.82 oz (420g)
Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing
  • Yellow Case
  • CD5 Camera Dry Desiccant Silca Packs (5-Pack)
  • Foam Padding
  • CA-Set: Adapters for 52, 55, 58 and 62mm Filter Threads
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ewa-MarineU-AX Underwater Housing
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    4.0

    "I would buy this product again and agai

    By Tanya

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Finger Hole Takes Time
    • Not Easy To Focus

    Best Uses

    • Underwater

    Comments about Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing:

    One of the most fun products that I have purchased. With 3 days from receiving my housing, I was in the pool. Easy to put together but it does take some time to get use to it...your underwater!

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 7
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Pretty Cool for a plastic bag

    By Dawn

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing:

      I bought two of these bags to use in my High School Photography classes. We do an underwater project, and the kids have been really scared to put their DSLR cameras in the bags and use them. But they are really great bags. So far we have only used them in a swimming pool, and nothing is getting wet.

      The only thing that is difficult is the finger hole, but I think that would be hard with anything under the water.

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      • No

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      4.0

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      By PhotopassCody

      from Central Florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Great safeguard

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beach
        • Cruise
        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing:

        I just received my U-AX in the mail today and so far am loving it, fits my Nikon D90 with 18-105 VR lens perfectly with the included AF adapter. I'll be ordering an SB-900 this week to add to the rig. [...]

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        5.0

        Works well!! (Used w/ Canon Rebel XSi)

        By NDwakephotos

        from Santa Monica, CA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Built-in Finger Access
        • Clear pictures
        • Fit the Rebel XSi
        • Functional
        • Good Grip Design
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

        • Have to use Auto Focus
        • Restrictive for Telephoto

        Best Uses

        • Lake
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing:

        PROS: The case completely protected my camera from water (splashing and moisture). Once the interior rig in the case was constructed it felt very sturdy and I had no problems operating the camera using the built in finger port/sleeve. Pictures came out perfectly too!

        CONS: Have to use auto focus. It is extremely difficult (nearly impossible) to change any settings on the camera once you seal it in the case. Also, I tried to attach a 75MM - 300MM lens and the case just barely allowed it to fit. I could not connect the camera to the interior rig with that size lens so I kind of had to hold the camera in place. The instructions appeared to be poorly translated from German to English so constructing the interior rig to hold the camera in place took some figuring out. The case is made for all sizes of SLR cameras so my little Rebel XSi meant that there was quite a bit of excess case to work around....this did not affect overall happiness with the product though!

        TIPS: You really have to force the ring on the end of the interior rig into the inside of the lens area to make this product work. The instructions say to "push until it snaps into place" - this is the truth, you will hear and feel it snap into place once it is inserted correctly, but you have to use a lot of force. Once it snaps, it really holds the camera solidly in place. (I read a review on this product where the person said they had to hold the camera in place in order to keep the lens above the black ring on the case's lens - I suspect they did not push the interior ring in until is snapped!)

        MY EXPERIENCE: I used the product to shoot photos of wakeboarding using an 18MM-55MM lens. I did a brief float test to make sure that the camera would float if I dropped it in the water. Luckily the test was a success! I took the majority of shots being pulled behind a boat in a tube while another person rode a wakeboard about 10 feet behind me. The case protected my camera very well against splashing (which there was plenty of). Again, I held the camera pretty tightly so did not accidentally do an underwater test, although the seal on the case seemed good enough that I would trust the camera being completely submerged if I were actually being submerged with it. I was only worried about dropping it in the water and losing it and my camera to the depths of the lake I was on!

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        4.0

        Works

        By brentwejrowski.com

        from scottsdale, AZ

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

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            Best Uses

              Comments about Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing:

              Works pretty good with my 5D and 430Ex. Only problem is if I use the 16-35mm f/2.8L the lens won't fit within the glass, so if I put it in there, there's a huge ring around the photo. So make sure all your lenses fit this particular model.

              It is hard to change settings once in the case, though. And it does seem a little sketchy as it's only a bag with a clamp. But works good, and it's cheaper than the others.

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              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              For The Buck

              By Justin

              from Toronto, Canada

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

              • Not Versatile

              Best Uses

              • Wakeboarding

              Comments about Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing:

              I use this product to shoot wakeboard photography from a tube. It is exactly as it appears. A plastic bag. It is useful as a splash guard, to keep your camera dry. It is slightly difficult to change shutter speed and aperture through the bag once your fingers and the bag gets wet. Overall it is good for the price of it, as other waterproof cases range well over $1000 - $3000. I did not quiet figure out how to attach the lens to the bag so it moves around. As-well you cannot use a fisheye lens with this, as the port is flat. I was unaware of this when when I purchased it, so I would not recommend this if you are primary buying for wide angle photography.

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