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Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing

B&H # EWUBXP100 Mfr # EM U-BXP100
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Product Highlights
  • For Large SLRs, 82mm Diam. Lens & Flash
  • Rated Down to 150'

The Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 housing is specially designed to fit the bulky, professional digital SLR cameras such as the Canon 1Ds or the Nikon D2X, D200 and similar cameras. Smaller SLR cameras can still be used in the housing. The housing is manufactured from double laminated PVC and has an optical glass port. It is rated for dives of up to 155' (50 m) depth.

Perfect for snorkeling, diving, sandy, dusty, humidity or foul weather conditions. This housing will give your camera the best possible protection while being fully operable.

If the optional BF1 lead weight is inserted into the housing, underneath the camera, it becomes even easier to reach the maximum depth. The auto focus of the camera continues to function perfectly. As you descend, the air is pressed into the camera. Due to this, the pressure inside the housing will remain the same as the surrounding water pressure (this is the reason why ewa-marine housings are so safe to use: implosions are impossible). Due to this, we have to start the dive with a suitable amount of air inside the housing. The foam pads supplied with the housing are part of this air "reservoir" and additional air should also be blown into the housing, via the valve at the rear, to ensure that the maximum volume is being utilized.

It has a pair of non-corrosive and seawater resistant clamping rails which fit together for sealing. They tighten by means of screw knobs. The external flash that is commonly used on SLR cameras fits into the specially designed section on the top of the housing.

This housing accommodates a maximum 82mm lens filter size, and comes supplied with a threaded 77mm lens-to-port adapter ring. An optional 82mm adapter is also available (#CA82).This allows wide-angle lenses to be used with this housing. All lenses used with this housing must have internal focus.

For large Digital SLR Cameras
Specially designed to fit the bulky, professional digital SLR cameras such as the Canon 1Ds or the Nikon D2X, D200 and similar cameras
Wide-Angle Lenses
16mm lenses can be used with full frame format cameras in this housing; Cameras with APS size chips can use lenses as wide as 10mm
Larger Filter Sizes
Accommodates a maximum 82mm lens filter size
Double Laminated PVC Construction
Long lasting housing solution that is easy to maintain and packs in minimal space
Camera Functions
Access to all camera functions through the PVC
External Flash
The external flash that is commonly used on SLR cameras fits into the specially designed section on the top of the housing
Versatile Size and Weight
Small enough to use for other sporting activities like skiing or fishing. Can change buoyancy by adding air or weight
Economical
Priced significantly less than conventional housings
Construction Double laminated PVC
Control Type Pressure through PVC
Controls All
Depth Rating 155' (50 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
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.66 x 14.5 x 4 to 8" (220 x 370 x 100 to 200 mm) Expandable tube
Weight (without Camera) 1.9 lbs (850 g)
Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing
  • Yellow Carry-Case
  • Initial Supply of CD5 - Silica Gel
  • Specially Profiled Foam Padding
  • C-A 77 Special Adapter
  • User Manual
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Ewa-MarineU-BXP100 Underwater Housing
     
    3.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

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    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Weather proof (7)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Functional (4)
    • Good depth range (4)

    Cons

    • Not versatile (4)

    Best Uses

    • Swimming pool (7)
    • Snorkeling (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great alternative for the budget shooter

    I have had an Ewa-Marine housing for my Sony PD-150 for years so when I was in the market for one for my SLR this was an obvious choice.
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    I have had an Ewa-Marine housing for my Sony PD-150 for years so when I was in the market for one for my SLR this was an obvious choice.

    I am not a pro photographer by any means but this works perfectly for my needs. Snorkeling and shooting the kids in the pool could probably be done with a waterproof point and shoot but I have never had a problem with my D300 and SB-800 mounted on the top.

    It would have been silly for me to spend 2k+ on the housing so I am happy with it. I don't have any plans on testing it to the max depth of 155' since I am only certified to 100'.

    I have read a ton of reviews by hardshelled owners about putting their cameras in a "plasitc bag" and how dumb it is. If you don't make a living at it or have a huge disposable cache of funds it makes perfect sense.

    Take your time and play with the bag before you put your camera in it. It takes a bit to get it in there but not impossible. I put the camera in full auto with continuous shutter release set to low and single servo mode.

    Since shooting underwater gives you an added level of magnification I tend to just use my Sigma 10-20 set out as wide as possible.

    Have fun.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    meh

    Being too cheap to buy an Ikolite or similar case that would allow full functionality I rolled the dice with this one figuring that as long as it keeps the camera dry then I would...Read complete review

    Being too cheap to buy an Ikolite or similar case that would allow full functionality I rolled the dice with this one figuring that as long as it keeps the camera dry then I would figure out a way to make it work. Well... I wish it were that easy. The case certainly keeps an SLR dry, however I didn't buy an SLR to put on auto. Adjusting controls through the bag is near impossible, honestly even pressing the shutter is more annoying than I hoped.
    Another main reason for my disappointment is that my widest lenses are the 15mm Canon fisheye (which doesn't work b/c it can't secure to the lens housing) and then Canon's 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens. Before making the purchase I knew the fisheye wouldn't work but I clearly didn't give enough thought to the 24-70mm. That lens is wide when the barrel extends forward. Unfortunately there's really not enough room, so the accordion-like lens housing wants to shrink back into shape causing you to shoot at around 50-60mm. Annoying as all heck when you realize that there's no easy way to put your hands on the lens, you resort to grabbing the front black ring on the lens housing and "pulling and holding" the lens out in order to get the wide angle shot. Thankfully, I've wanted and plan on purchasing the 17-40mm f/4 L lens soon, but I still can't help but feel disappointed in this case. I grew up in love with the water and have taken many pictures of surfers and riding waves my self with underwater point and click cameras however I thought this might be a good way to start with my SLR. Fed up with the frustration of still photography when using this case, I resort to taking video in this bag using my 5d Mark II. I'd love to sell it used. I want to spend the extra dough and get an Ikolite or at least do more research and get something worthwhile.

    On the plus side you have limited control over the amount of air in the bag so you can better adjust bouyancy.

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    5.0

    Simply a great underwater housing

    By Melinda

    from Blythe, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Underwater

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      This is a great buy! It is hard to manipulate the buttons but it works great and I love the flexablity. I use it in the pool and so I removed the straps which makes it even easier to use. I would recommend it to another photographer intersted in underwater photography.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By stilllightphoto

      from Folsom, CA.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Cumbersome

      Best Uses

      • Lakes Rivers
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      Active Lifestyle Photography
      Adventure Sport Photography

      Works great for what I use it for. Probably won't be using it extensively in the ocean for surf photography just because I don't feel comfortable that it would hold up to the heavy beating from surf.

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      3.0

      About what you'd expect

      By Scolox

      from Coeur dAlene, ID

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact light
      • Functional as intended

      Cons

      • EXPENSIVE
      • Straps not very useable

      Best Uses

      • Occasional underwater
      • Rafting and other surface

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      ... from a pvc bag. Used this with a 5D II, snorkeling a couple times and on an all day sea kayak tour. Had a 24-70mm Canon lens on and was difficult to pull the lens out to 24mm; the elasticity in the pvc made that difficult. And would not stay at 24mm unless you pulled and held it there which is very awkward. Controls were fairly useable with careful attention; not on the fly. Lens adaptor friction fits into housing lens (that was not clear to me on research). Buoyancy is definitely a problem if you want to go down but I did not play with the air release valve as I was on the surface mostly anyway. Seems absurdly expensive but got the market cornered. I'm very concerned about bend and fold points developing cracks or holes quickly but don't see much about that in reviews. Don't get the strap system at all. I guess its just a carry strap with extra loop at bottom for diving weights. Wish they had explained that in their product info. I need something with a harness to strap to chest. I expect it to be valuable for river rafting photos, especially if I can retrofit the harness.

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      • No

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      5.0

      'Inexpensive' functional alternative

      By Don

      from Katy, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cost

      Cons

      • Poor instructions

      Best Uses

      • Shallow water photos

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      The Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 is an 'inexpensive' solution for shallow water photography compared to diving equipment. But you get what you pay for. You can not effectively make any adjustments to the camera once it's inside the unit. Moreso, I could not feel the shutter release button through the finger sleeve and could only tell I had taken a photo by the mirror and shutter movement through the body itself. But the camera survived and the photos look pretty good. I can take my digital SLR underwater and reap the benefits of faster focus over a waterproof point and shoot.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Reasonable for cost

      By Andrew Welsh

      from Rochester NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Allows flash and remotes
      • Inexpensive
      • Works with many cameras

      Cons

      • Buoyant wo weight
      • Hard to adjust settings

      Best Uses

      • Pool portraits
      • Shallow water dives
      • Surfing

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      Like all the reviews, controls are hard to operate. A bit of guesswork to know what settings to set your camera to on the surface, especially as a noobie. Experience will minimize this.

      Camera stays dry. Even with "all" the air taken out (when not using a flash), it still bobs like a cork. A bit cumbersome when using a scuba mask, and spinning the dial is work.

      Main advantage to a hard case here is if you switch camera bodies, you can still use this housing. And it lets you use flash, or even remote triggers for strobes above water (great for strobing into a swimming pool)

      For the price, I can't complain too much, the only way you'll get easier use of controls is to buy a hard case, and that means $1500 minimum for a pro DSLR (and you're stuck if you upgrade bodies in the future). For simple surf shots, portraits around a pool and basic underwater shots, this is great. For serious SCUBA imaging, not so much.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      A little tricky...but pretty cool!

      By Taste the World Photography

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

      • Blurry Photos
      • Difficult to use
      • Viewfinder hard to use

      Best Uses

      • Snorkeling
      • Swimming Pool

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      I had been shooting underwater portraits in a swimming pool with the G11, but wasn't fully satisfied with the quality. So I decided to get this bag as an alternative so I could use my better cameras in it. I've done three shoots with it using the Canon Rebel XTi and the 430ex because I was too nervous to put the 5dMii in the water. The quality was MUCH better! (I'm using the 24-70L in it as well.)

      The first use was a TOTAL disaster. I didn't realize I could remove all the air out and was having major issues getting the flash below water. It was terrible and I was about to burn the thing. Second and third use, I took all the air out and put a 2lb weight in it. SO much better and easier.

      It's very difficult to see through the viewfinder and settings aren't easy to change while in the bag, but it can be gotten used to. The imprinted plastic ring on the back is the worst feature...it gets in the way of the viewfinder and the screen. Previewing what you've shot is nearly impossible. I also have a very hard time finding my focus points while wearing goggles. It's a combination of the goggles, the bag and the infamous plastic ring.

      I trust it enough now that I'll be putting the 5dMii in it next time. It functions just like it's supposed to...though difficult to maneuver. I didn't want to spend the money for the hard case, but because this is so frustrating, I will in the future. It's a good starting point, though, for a lot less dough.

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      • No

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      3.0

      canon 5d

      By peyman maleki

      from Sydney Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

      • Not Versatile

      Best Uses

      • Lake

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      I can't use the functions of my camera in full. for example the turning wheel at the back of camera is very hard to function.
      the circle window for view finder obstructs the display screen.
      rather than that its a great Idea.

      Thanks

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      • No

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      3.0

      More difficult than I thought

      By docarii

      from San Juan, PR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Allows Underwater Photogr
      • Functional
      • Good Depth Range

      Cons

      • Difficult to use
      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Diving
      • Snorkeling
      • Swimming Pool

      Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

      Once you get over the fact you just paid over 4XX dollars for a plastic bag, it does allow you to take underwater pictures, although without much customization, at least on the spot. As other have pointed, it is best to set the camera settings before going in the water. Me using the Canon 7D,20D, it was almost impossible to change settings via the "dial wheel" (both of them)and even adjusting zoom range on the lens was with difficulty. What separates this model/brand is that it keeps the front glass "attached" to the lens which is great, because it eliminates vignetting. If you can't afford the hard housings, like me, then this is the best option available.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great value for the Money

      By Luminaire Foto

      from Naples, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Depth Range
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

        This bag is amazing, if you just play around with underwater photography this is a great start. Allows you to use multiple cameras with a variety of lenses. Changing controls can be challenging, but not impossible. I found it's easier to change the controls without having a flash in the bag, this allows the bag to move around more.

        I feel completely safe placing my camera underwater with it. My only complaint is that they don't really tell you what lenses can and can't be used. The Nikon 24-70 is just a hair to big to work, I can fit in the bag but it's super tight and causes it to zoom back to the 50mm point. Since changing focus/zoom is very difficult underwater it makes using that lens impossible. Also using a fixed focal length lens is tough because of how short they are and also the threading size is too small. I found that I have more restrictions on what lens I use than camera body.

        In the end it's worth the money.

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        • No

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        4.0

        good for snorkeling

        By arnaud

        from new york

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

        • Not Versatile

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

        The bag is easy to use and fit with all kind of camera. The disadvantage is that you need to do all the set up of the camera before to put the camera in the bag. also, the visualization of the images underwater was not so easy.
        Finally, this underwater housing is a good investment for the price.

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        2.0

        meh

        By Justin

        from Washington

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

        • Not Versatile

        Best Uses

        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

        Being too cheap to buy an Ikolite or similar case that would allow full functionality I rolled the dice with this one figuring that as long as it keeps the camera dry then I would figure out a way to make it work. Well... I wish it were that easy. The case certainly keeps an SLR dry, however I didn't buy an SLR to put on auto. Adjusting controls through the bag is near impossible, honestly even pressing the shutter is more annoying than I hoped.
        Another main reason for my disappointment is that my widest lenses are the 15mm Canon fisheye (which doesn't work b/c it can't secure to the lens housing) and then Canon's 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens. Before making the purchase I knew the fisheye wouldn't work but I clearly didn't give enough thought to the 24-70mm. That lens is wide when the barrel extends forward. Unfortunately there's really not enough room, so the accordion-like lens housing wants to shrink back into shape causing you to shoot at around 50-60mm. Annoying as all heck when you realize that there's no easy way to put your hands on the lens, you resort to grabbing the front black ring on the lens housing and "pulling and holding" the lens out in order to get the wide angle shot. Thankfully, I've wanted and plan on purchasing the 17-40mm f/4 L lens soon, but I still can't help but feel disappointed in this case. I grew up in love with the water and have taken many pictures of surfers and riding waves my self with underwater point and click cameras however I thought this might be a good way to start with my SLR. Fed up with the frustration of still photography when using this case, I resort to taking video in this bag using my 5d Mark II. I'd love to sell it used. I want to spend the extra dough and get an Ikolite or at least do more research and get something worthwhile.

        On the plus side you have limited control over the amount of air in the bag so you can better adjust bouyancy.

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        4.0

        Great protection but awkward to use.

        By sgandy

        from Lafayette, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Sturdy
        • Water-tight Seals
        • Well made

        Cons

        • Awkward to control
        • Not Versatile

        Best Uses

        • Ocean splash
        • Surface protection

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

        I bought this product to protect an expensive dslr from ocean wave splash and it absolutely does that and more. I tried it snorkeling and while it protected the camera it was way too buoyant (though you could add weight) and hard to get to the controls. I would not take it diving for the same reasons. When using it, you can set up the camera to make the use easier but it is really hard to manipulate the controls thru the plastic. I was also chagrined to find that there is no way to attach it to a tripod. Also, be sure you have the correct lens rings. It came with a 77mm but the best fit was with my 24-85mm lens that has a 72mm filter ring.

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        5.0

        great alternative for the budget shooter

        By element56

        from Belmont, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Depth Range
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

        • Hard to frame shots

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

        I have had an Ewa-Marine housing for my Sony PD-150 for years so when I was in the market for one for my SLR this was an obvious choice.

        I am not a pro photographer by any means but this works perfectly for my needs. Snorkeling and shooting the kids in the pool could probably be done with a waterproof point and shoot but I have never had a problem with my D300 and SB-800 mounted on the top.

        It would have been silly for me to spend 2k+ on the housing so I am happy with it. I don't have any plans on testing it to the max depth of 155' since I am only certified to 100'.

        I have read a ton of reviews by hardshelled owners about putting their cameras in a "plasitc bag" and how dumb it is. If you don't make a living at it or have a huge disposable cache of funds it makes perfect sense.

        Take your time and play with the bag before you put your camera in it. It takes a bit to get it in there but not impossible. I put the camera in full auto with continuous shutter release set to low and single servo mode.

        Since shooting underwater gives you an added level of magnification I tend to just use my Sigma 10-20 set out as wide as possible.

        Have fun.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        decent for the price

        By sara

        from east texas

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Depth Range

        Cons

        • No instructionsdirection

        Best Uses

        • Lake
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ewa-Marine U-BXP100 Underwater Housing:

        My major problem with this was that it did not come with any directions or instructions.
        It is solidly made but I had a heck of a time figuring out how to get the camera in and make sure it is sealed.

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