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Aquatica A5D Mk III Underwater Housing for Canon 5D Mark III (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)

Aquatica A5D Mk III Underwater Housing for Canon 5D Mark III (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)

Aquatica A5D Mk III Underwater Housing for Canon 5D Mark III (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)

B&H # AQHC5D3DBH MFR # 20071-NK
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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 295', Upgradeable to 426'
  • Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Ergonomic Design with Dual Handles
  • Anodized Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Optional Lens Port Required
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The A5D Mk III Underwater Housing for Canon 5D Mark III from Aquatica is a waterproof case enabling you to shoot beneath the water's surface with your Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. Although it will also fit the 5Ds or 5Dsr, one of the controls will not work well on those cameras in this enclosure. For that reason, there is a separate housing, the A5Dsr Pro, designed for all 3 cameras. The A5D Mk III housing has a depth rating of 295' (90 m), which is upgradeable to 426.5' (130 m).

This enclosure provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical controls. A redesigned camera tray smoothly and precisely positions the camera in the housing and is easily disengaged by a simple push on a tab. The housing also has an ergonomic design with 2 grip handles for great handling beneath the water's surface. Carefully crafted from a selected alloy of aircraft-grade aluminum and premium-grade of stainless steel, the housing is machined on advanced 5-axis computer-assisted machines. It is then protected by anodizing to North American military specifications for further protection. The housing features corrosion-resistant zinc anodes and a durable powder coating.

The housing has an interchangeable lens port system, which will accept a wide variety of wide-angle, zoom and macro lenses. A port is required but sold separately. The housing has a pair of Nikonos strobe connectors, each with 6 active pins. It also features the standard viewfinder. The Aqua View Finder is optional.

Waterproofing
Safe to use at depths up to 295' (90 m) - upgradeable to 426.5' (130 m).
Controls
Provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical controls. Knurled knobs and oversized controls make for easy operation. The newly-designed camera tray smoothly and precisely positions the camera in the housing and is easily disengaged by a simple push on a tab. The housing also has an ergonomic design with 2 grip handles for great handling beneath the water's surface. As an improvement over the Aquatica 5D Mk II, this housing had all video controls redesigned for easier reach and smoother operation, without sacrificing anything on the still image side. AF-ON and star button access is now provided with a rotating collar that prevents ambient pressure from pushing it back toward the housing. Menu buttons and mode selector control have been angled to provide better access from your left hand. On the right-hand side, the record button has been relocated closer to your thumb and has not only been oversized, but is now clearly identified with a bright red coating. The Live View toggle remains within easy reach and the SET button has also been oversized. The multi controller pad is now made accessible. All push buttons are of high-quality Type 304 stainless steel, the same used in the aerospace industry, to prevent breakage and rusting. A new gear system with a smaller housing pinion gear and larger lens gear results in smoother action while zooming in a video sequence
Construction
Carefully crafted from a selected alloy of aircraft-grade aluminum and premium-grade of stainless steel, the housing is machined on advanced 5-axis computer-assisted machines. It is then protected by anodizing to North American military specifications for further protection. The housing features corrosion-resistant zinc anodes and a durable powder coating. The zoom actuating pinion gear and the lens release lever pull out to allow you to remove the camera from the back while keeping a lens and zoom gear attached. The fact that the housing is built in Canada means it has been exposed long-term to one of the world's most rugged diving environments, helping to ensure its durability and reliability
Lens Port System
Interchangeable port system accepts an array of wide-angle, zoom and macro lenses. A port is required but sold separately. Choose from 4 different dome ports, as well as 3 macro ports
See Port Chart
Strobe Use
Dual Nikonos strobe connectors, each with 6 active pins, enable attachment of optional strobes for TTL or manual flash exposure. TTL is possible via currently available third party TTL converters (sold separately). These bulkhead connectors are now user-serviceable and replacing them is done quickly, without the need for any special tool, in a matter of minutes
Other Connectivity
Additional bulkhead pass-through access holes have been added (bringing the total to three) to allow the use of optional accessories, such as an external monitor, triggering device and/or sound recording accessories
Mounting
Both grips are provided with mounting holes ready to accept strobes and their supporting arms. The housing has an extra mounting point for a focus/video light or other accessories on top and 3 additional mounting points are provided underneath for various brackets, tripods or other support systems. There is also a hot shoe connection
Additional Features
This housing is configured with the standard viewfinder. The Aqua View Finder is optional. The standard is a coated Galileo type eye piece that gives a bright and full view. The Aqua View Finder provides an enlarged, enhanced image with sharp quality corner to corner, which is a great aid to critical focusing
In the Box
Aquatica A5D Mk III Underwater Housing for Canon 5D Mark III (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Depth Rating 295' (90 m)
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls 2x grip handles
    Shutter Release lever, Main Dial access knob, M-Fn (Multi Function) button, Accessory Bulkhead connection hole
    Hot Shoe connection, Focus/zoom pinion gear release disc, Focus/Zoom control knob, Focus/Zoom Pinion gear, Lens Release lever, Lens Lever Actuator, Port/Extension Release Button
    Camera Quick Release Tray, Moisture Alarm LED, Accessory Bulkhead connection hole, AF-ON & Star Lever, AF-ON & Star Lever rotating Collar
    Start/Stop button, AF Point Selection button, Live View Shooting/Movie Shooting Switch, Power Switch, Mode Dial selector knob, Mode Dial port window, Mode Dial lock release lever
    Info button, Menu button, Creative Photo button, Rate button, Index/Magnify button, Playback button, Erase button
    LCD Window port, Removable Eye Piece, Quick Control Button, Multi Controller Buttons Array, Setting Button, Quick Control dial access knob
    Accessory Bulkhead connection hole, ISO/Flash exposure compensation button, AF-Drive button, Metering/White Balance button
    Construction Aircraft-grade aluminum and Type 304 stainless steel
    2x latches
    4x Rubber Anti Skid pads
    2x zinc sacrificial anodes (anti-corrosive)
    Lens Port Interchangeable port system (port sold separately)
    Bayonet Flange allows the mounting of various ports and extension rings
    See Port Chart
    Buoyancy Depends on port of choice
    External Strobe Connector Yes, 2x Nikonos strobe connectors, each with 6 active pins
    Other Connectors 3x bulkhead pass-through access holes for optional accessories, e.g., external monitor, triggering device and/or sound recording accessories
    Viewfinder Yes, 1x
    Mounting Attachment screw holes for optional ISO Extended Lever
    Camera mounting screw (1/4"-20)
    1x Top accessory mounting hole (1/4"-20)
    2x Grips' accessories mounting holes (1/4"-20)
    3x Tripod/Accessories mounting holes (1/4"-20)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.8 x 7.7 x 5.7" (35 x 19.5 x 14.5 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 9.2 x 6.7"

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