Sea & Sea MDX-70D Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera

Sea & Sea MDX-70D Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera

Sea & Sea MDX-70D Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera

B&H # SEMDX70D MFR # SS-06169A
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Cable Ports
  • Optional 2-Pin Sync Cord Connector
  • Compatible with Internal YS Converter/C
  • Mechanical Controls, 2 Ergonomic Grips
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Precision-Machined Anodized Aluminum
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Optional Lens Port Required
  • 0.5x Optical Viewfinder, Moisture Alarm
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  • 1Description

Capture the beauty and variety of sea life at depths up to 328' with your Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera, thanks to the MDX-70D Underwater Housing from Sea & Sea. This unit is compatible with the optional, internal YS Converter/C for connecting external strobes. It also accepts an optional 2-pin sync cord connector and has dual fiber-optic cable ports for the same purpose.

The convenient quick shoe makes it easy to install and remove the camera. Mechanical controls provide access to virtually all camera functions. With both hands on the ergonomic grips, you can easily reach both the main and sub-command dials, as well as video recording controls. Additionally, the rear buttons are angled for ease of use. The housing includes a 0.5x optical viewfinder and is also compatible with two optional OVFs offering 1.2x magnification.

Built for durability, the housing is precision machined from a solid block of anodized aluminum alloy for corrosion resistance. A supplied moisture alarm senses when a breach occurs in the housing's waterproof seal and notifies you immediately. The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts a system of interchangeable ports for a broad array of different lenses. For compatibility, see Port Chart.

Construction Details
  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Built-in leak sensor immediately alerts you in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal, lighting up in red when it detects leakage
  • Built to be durable, housing is precision-machined from solid block of anodized aluminum alloy for resistance to corrosion
  • Grip is made from a die-cast aluminum alloy, which is also corrosion-resistant
  • Equipped with two sacrificial zinc anodes that will corrode to protect sensitive parts of housing. One is on front and one is on rear
  • Locking latches for security
  • Cold shoe mount for connecting lighting arms and other accessories
  • Threaded mounting holes on bottom for optional tripod, tray, or bracket
Strobe Connection and Use
  • Configured with dual ports for optional fiber-optic cables, which allow for attaching external strobes
  • Optional 2-pin sync cord connector allows for direct attachment of strobes for manual exposure
  • Optional, internal Optical YS Converter/C can be installed to convert camera's TTL signal into a light signal, which allows for external flash triggering via fiber-optic cables
  • Converter allows you to switch between TTL and manual flash exposure control with optional, external YS series strobes
Controls, Handling, and Operation
  • Mechanical controls, such as push-buttons, dials/knobs, and levers, provide access to virtually all camera functions. See Specs for full list
  • Controls are luminous and angled for better visibility and easier operation
  • Multi-selector control uses the same design as the camera control, and can be operated in eight directions in the same way with your hand still on the grip
  • Depth-of-field preview and LCD panel illumination buttons are inoperable
  • Camera's built-in flash can be used, except when the accessory light-shielding plate is fixed in place
  • shutter release lever tension can be adjusted in 2 steps with a spring
Optical Viewfinders
  • An optical viewfinder providing 0.5x magnification is supplied
  • Optional VF180 straight prism finder with 1.2x magnification can be attached by replacing original VF, and will not sacrifice field of view
  • VF180 Contains 8 elements in 6 groups, which help reproduce natural colors
  • Optional VF45 prism finder offers same 1.2x magnification and full field of view, and rotates 360° in increments of 90°
  • VF45 especially designed for situations where subject is below you, such as in macro work
Lens Port System
  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Accepts a system of interchangeable bayonet-mount ports for a broad array of different lenses. For compatibility, see System Chart linked above
In the Box
Sea & Sea MDX-70D Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
  • 0.5x Optical Viewfinder
  • Internal YS Converter
  • Moisture Alarm
  • Silicone Grease
  • O-Ring
  • O-Ring Remover
  • 6mm Hex Wrench for Grip Dismounting
  • 3mm Hex Wrench for Lanyard Bolt
  • Housing Body Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 328' (100 m)
    Control Type Mechanical grooved knobs/dials, levers, and push-buttons
    Controls Main dial, mode dial, focus/zoom dial, shutter lever, info, menu, power on/off, built-in flash button, quick control button, quick control dial, playback, delete, main switch for optical YS Converter, strobe deactivation lever, AF operation selection, metering mode selection, drive mode selection, live-view / movie shooting switch, ISO / AF start lever, AF point selection / magnify button, AE lock/FE lock/index/reduce, start / stop recording lever, multi-controller, setting Also has port lock lever, lens release button
    Construction Housing: Anodized aluminum alloy
    Grips: Die-cast, anodized aluminum alloy
    Lens Port Ships without a required lens port
    Accepts system of interchangeable bayonet-mount ports for various lenses
    For compatibility, see System Chart linked in Overview
    Buoyancy May vary based on selected port
    External Flash Connector 2 fiber-optic cable ports
    Optional 2-pin sync cord connector
    Optional, internal Optical YS Converter/C
    Other Connectors Accessory port for HDMI output to an external monitor
    Viewfinder Optical finder with 0.5x magnification supplied
    Optical VF180 and VF45 finders with 1.2x magnification (not included)
    Moisture Alarm Included
    Mounting Cold shoe mount for connecting optional lighting arms and other accessories
    Dimensions 13.3 x 7.5 x 5.5" (33.7 x 19.1 x 14 cm) with grips
    Weight 6.0 lb (2.7 kg)

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