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Sea & Sea MDX-5D Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 5D Mark III

B&H # SEMDX5DMIII Mfr # SS-06163
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Precision-Machined Aluminum Construction
  • Corrosion-Resistant Anodized Coating
  • Depth Rating: 330'
  • Mechanical and Button Controls
  • Access To Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Compatible with NX Series Ports
  • Ergonomic Design with Dual Handles
  • Sync Cord Connector Port For Strobes
  • HDMI Accessory Output
  • Tripod Socket Mount

The MDX-5D Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 5D Mark III from Sea & Sea is a watertight case precision-machined from a solid block of aluminum for light weight and durability. It has an impressive depth rating of 330' (100 m). It's protected against the potentially harmful effects of seawater by a corrosion-resistant anodized coating, which also gives the housing an olive-green color. The MDX-5D is compatible with the line of NX series ports from Sea & Sea (port not included), allowing for the attachment of wide-angle, macro and zoom lenses. Ergonomically designed with dual handles for a comfortable hold and simple operation, the housing enables access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical and button controls.

The MDX-5D features a rear LCD window with an anti-reflective coating for reduced glare, and thus, improved visibility. This window accepts optional VF-45 and VF-180 1.2x prism viewfinders (sold separately). The housing is also equipped with a sync cord connector port for a manual converter (requires #SS-50122, sold separately) or YS Converter/C (requires #SS-50121, sold separately), which will permit the attachment of external strobes, including those that support TTL.

Another useful feature of the MDX-5D housing is the HDMI accessory output for use with external monitors. An optional leak sensor (not included) will alert you to moisture or water intrusion, giving you valuable extra time to take action to protect your valuable camera against damage. Sea & Sea's port lock system ensures that an attached port will not loosen while in use. Similarly, dual locking latches prevent the accidental release of the housing back.

The MDX-5D is configured with a tripod socket mount.

Precision-machined from a solid block of aluminum for light weight and durability
Impressive depth rating of 330' (100 m)
Protected against the potentially harmful effects of seawater by a corrosion-resistant anodized coating, which also gives the housing an olive-green color
Ergonomically designed with dual handles for a comfortable hold and simple operation
Enables access to all camera functions except sub-command dial's touch function via mechanical and button controls. Each button features a luminous sticker. Shutter lever tension is adjustable with a spring. Rear buttons are angled for ease of use
Features a rear LCD window with an anti-reflective coating for reduced glare, and thus, improved visibility. This window accepts optional VF-45 and VF-180 1.2x prism viewfinders (sold separately). The housing comes standard with an integrated 0.5x optical viewfinder
Equipped with a sync cord connector port for a manual converter (requires #SS-50122, sold separately) or YS Converter/C (requires #SS-50121, sold separately), which will permit the attachment of external strobes, including those that support TTL
HDMI accessory output for use with external monitors
Works with line of NX series ports from Sea & Sea. For full compatibility, see:
Port Chart for macro lenses
Port Chart for wide-angle lenses
Port Chart for zoom lenses
Sea & Sea's port lock system ensures that an attached port will not loosen while in use. Similarly, dual locking latches prevent the accidental release of the housing back
An optional leak sensor (#46115, not included) will alert you to moisture or water intrusion via LED--giving you crucial extra time to take action and protect your valuable camera against damage
Configured with a tripod socket mount centrally located on bottom
Quick shoe makes the camera easy to install and remove from the housing
Construction Precision-machined from a solid block of aluminum
Anodized coating
Control Type Mechanical and button
Controls Access to virtually all camera functions
Depth Rating 330' (100 m)
Buoyancy Not specified by manufacturer
Port Compatible with line of NX series ports from Sea & Sea (not included)
Port lock system
Internal Flash Usable N/A - camera has no built-in flash
External Strobe Connector Yes - sync cord connector port for a manual converter (requires #SS-50122, sold separately) or YS Converter/C (requires #SS-50121, sold separately) to attach external strobes
Other Connectors HDMI accessory output
TTL Compatible Yes
Moisture Alarm Optional (not included)
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.6 x 6.6 x 5.6" (34.5 x 16.8 x 14.2 cm)
Weight Approx. 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Sea & Sea MDX-5D Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Body Cap
  • Camera Quick Shoe for Installation
  • 2 x Hex Wrenches
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Sea & SeaMDX-5D Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 5D Mark III
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Good housing

    By J. Gregory Sherman

    from Tucson, AZ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Full Function
    • Good build quality

    Cons

    • Lacks Needed Accessories

    Best Uses

    • Underwater photography

    Comments about Sea & Sea MDX-5D Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 5D Mark III:

    I have had Sea & Sea housings before so the MDX-5D housing was a natural upgrade for me. The ergonomics and build quality are great. The only thing that keeps this housing from 5 stars is that Sea & Sea (not B&H) have decided NOT to include a sync cable or leak detector with this housing. This ala carte approach strikes me as "nickel & diming" the buyer. My last housing (MDX-40D) came with a manual & TTL sync port and leak detector standard). With this housing, I had to spend an extra $. Otherwise, it is a great housing.

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