Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark III ver. 2 Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera

Sea & Sea MDX-5DMKIII Underwater Housing and Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body Kit

Sea & Sea MDX-5DMKIII Underwater Housing and Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body Kit

Sea & Sea MDX-5DMKIII Underwater Housing and Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body Kit

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Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark III ver. 2 Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only) Sea & Sea MDX-5DMKIII Underwater Housing and Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body Kit

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  • Housing with 328' Depth Rating
  • N-Type 2-Pin Strobe Connector
  • Mechanical Controls/Nearly All Functions
  • Precision-Machined Anodized Aluminum
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Camera with 22MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Processor, 61-Point AF
  • 3.2" 1040k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080/30p Video, Built-In HDR
  • 6-fps Continuous Shooting, ISO 50-102400
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  • 1Description

Capture images and video at depths up to 328' with this Sea & Sea MDX-5DMKIII Underwater Housing and Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body Kit from B&H Photo. Bundling the MDX-5DMKIII waterproof case with the compatible full-frame digital SLR, this package gets you well on your way to a photo or video adventure beneath the surface. Add a lens, lens port, flash or video light, and lighting arm of your choice to complete your setup and embark on your dive.

The housing is configured with an N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector for optional external strobes. It is also compatible with the optional internal YS Converter/C, which can be installed to allow you to switch between TTL and manual flash exposure control with YS series strobes. The enclosure's mechanical controls provide access to virtually all camera functions, and ergonomic grips afford comfort and improved handling. Built for durability, the MDX-5DMKIII is precision machined from a solid block of anodized aluminum alloy for resistance to corrosion. It ships without a required lens port, and accepts several interchangeable ports for a range of different lenses.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body features a 22.3MP, full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor for high-resolution still images, full HD 1080/30p video recording, 61-point autofocus, notable low-light sensitivity of ISO 50-102400, and 6-fps continuous shooting. The camera is also equipped with a 3.2", 1040k-dot LCD monitor. Additionally, benefit from built-in HDR and multi-exposure modes to combine the best qualities of several takes into one photo, thereby eliminating blown-out highlights, dark shadows, and other problems--so your final image will be exposed just the way you like. The 5D Mark III ships as a body only in this kit, but is ready to accept a wide array of Canon EF mount lenses.

  • Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark III ver. 2 Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera

    Capture the beauty and variety of sea life at depths up to 328' with your Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera, thanks to the MDX-5D Mark III ver. 2 Underwater Housing from Sea & Sea. This unit improves on the original with redesigned controls and compatibility with the Optical YS Converter/C1 for connecting external strobes. It also has an N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector and 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
    • N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector allows for direct attachment of strobes for manual exposure
    • Optical YS Converter/C1 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
    • Equipped with movable focus/zoom gear. When dial is pulled out, gear inside housing will move outward to accommodate lenses with large diameters
    • AF-ON lever lock system: In addition to standard controls, AF Start lever may be used for focus lock
    • Main dial, quick control dial, and diopter adjustment dial have damper (spring) for secure, non-slip operation
    • Shutter sensitivity can be adjusted by changing location of appropriate plate
    • Redesigned shutter, AF mode, AF-ON, and movie-recording levers now feature a more ergonomic shape
    • Multi-selector has been positioned on right side rear, making it easily accessible while holding grip and operating camera
    • Has a 0.5x optical viewfinder and can be fitted with optional upgrades featuring a greater magnification of 0.66x or 0.8x
    • Compatible with both VF180 1.2x and VF45 1.2x viewfinders, which let you see entire field of view
    • Major controls, including levers and buttons, will glow in dark environments thanks to luminescence stickers
    • Ergonomically designed with dual grooved handles for comfort, ease of use, and connection points for lighting arms
    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
    UPC: 752221061741
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera is a full-frame 22.3MP DSLR featuring exceptional still image and movie recording capabilities. Integrating Canon's new DIGIC 5+ Image Processor and 14-bit A/D conversion, this camera is able to produce superbly detailed imagery with immense low-light sensitivity that is further aided by an extended ISO range up to 102400. Image quality is further enhanced by the new 61-point high density reticular autofocus, including up to 41 cross-type AF points and 5 dual diagonal AF points for ensured sharpness. iFCL metering works in conjunction with the AF system and uses color information from scenes to produce accurate exposure readings using a 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor. HDR and Multiple Exposure modes provide greater creative opportunities and help you to reduce the amount of post-production time needed to produce high quality imagery. The 5D Mark III is also capable of recording Full HD video with manual exposure control and in multiple frame rates, including 1080/30p and 720/60p. Still images can also be recorded up to 6fps.

    Image review is possible using the 1,040,000-dot 3.2" Clear View II LCD monitor, which features a high-transparency, reflection resistant multi-coating for adequate viewing under bright conditions. The Intelligent Viewfinder also integrates a superimposed LCD providing you with exposure information and features a 100% field of view.

    A highly durable magnesium-alloy body surrounds the components and offers increased dust and weather resistance. An updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system also helps to reduce and remove dust within the camera body. Several of the physical controls on the camera body are fully customizable for a more efficient workflow and more convenient handling scheme. Dual CF and SD memory card support also increases the compatibility of the camera. Support is also provided for the optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter and GPS receiver for remote logging, tracking, and sending of your imagery.

    22.3 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
    A newly designed 22.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor is incorporated into the 5D Mark III providing you with highly detailed, rich images with a maximum resolution of 5760 x 3840 pixels. The sensor is also features a high S/N ratio and larger individual pixels for increased visual depth and cleaner looking images. A new photodiode structure and increased photoelectric conversion rate also helps to improve the overall sensitivity of the sensor, resulting in a reduction in image noise and improved high ISO performance.
    DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
    Processing speed and power are increased to promote significantly greater overall performance and response from all aspects of the camera. New algorithms are incorporated in order to promote better noise reduction for higher ISOs and chromatic aberration compensation. The increase in processing speed also helps to improve the continuous shooting rate, bringing it to 6 full-resolution frames-per-second.
    14-bit A/D Conversion
    The 14-bit signal processing helps to improve the quality and gradation of images by producing more natural, smooth-looking results. An increased ISO range is also provided, from 100 to 25600 in standard modes and 50 to 102400 in expanded modes. The ISO range can be controlled and customized depending on the user's preferences, and additionally an auto ISO mode can be employed. This extended sensitivity range helps to counter frequently changing and difficult lighting situations and significantly minimizes noise when photographing with even the top-rated sensitivity.
    61-Point High Density Reticular AF
    The newly designed 61-point autofocus interface helps to ensure critical focus no matter how complex or difficult the situation is. Featuring up to 41 cross-type AF points (with f/4 lens support) and 5 dual diagonal AF points (with f/2.8 sensitivity); this AF system is highly accurate and extremely low-light sensitive.

    The dedicated AF menu tab permits quick and easy access, eliminating the need to navigate through settings menus in order to modify your AF settings. Autofocus point selection is broken up into 6 different methods-Spot, Single Point, Single + 4 Adjacent Points, Single + 8 Adjacent Points, Zone Selection, and Automatic AF Point Selection-as well as a dedicated AF configuration tool for control of AI Servo AF III tracking parameters.
    iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
    An intelligent metering system works in conjunction with the autofocus system and independently analyzes 'Focus, Color, and Luminance' within the scene for the most precise exposure settings possible. The 63 zones cover the entire image area with great detail and the dual-layer design permits a wider sensitivity to different wavelengths of light.

    The dual layers are split into a red/green channel and a blue/green channel; which counters the red light sensitivity bias electronic sensors inherently have. A series of algorithms are employed to combine data received from both layers, with the resulting exposure reading being extremely accurate regardless of the shooting conditions.
    EOS HD Video
    Full HD video recording is supported in multiple formats, including 1080/30p, 24p, 25p; 720/60p, 50p; 480/30p, 25p. While recording video, a 4GB automatic file partition is employed in order to gain longer continuous recording times, up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Both All i-frame and IPB compressions are supported as well as the standard H.264/MPEG -4 AVC codec. Embedding the time code is also possible for greater convenience when recording with multiple cameras.

    Video performance is further enhanced with the ability to manually adjust your exposure settings and audio levels while recording. By employing Live View, you can view your recording on the LCD and make settings changes with a dedicated menu tab on the fly. The DIGIC 5+ processor also dramatically improves video response times and helps to reduce color artifacts, aberrations, and moiré.
    Rugged and Efficient Design
    Constructed from magnesium-alloy, the 5D Mark III features a toughened housing that provides enhanced dust and weather resistance. Its ergonomic design also produces an intuitively navigable interface with an emphasis on lessening hand strain and increasing functionality. Handling is simplified and natural with this body due to the incorporation of customizable controls: You can make shooting settings with just your right hand, and fast image check and image processing operations with just your left. The redesigned grip offers easy holding when shooting or carrying the camera, while the rubber skin coating has been engineered for all day comfort in your hand and also coats the camera's card slot cover. Additionally, there's an internal headphone terminal and dual card slots supporting both CF and SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards. Three recording modes are ideal for a variety of workflows: Auto switch media instructs the camera to swap cards as soon as one card is filled, a great feature for long shoots. The camera can also record separately to each card. For extra security, you can set the Mark III to generate an automatic backup by recording the same file to both cards at the same time.

    The 5D Mark III also boasts a dual-axis electronic level indicator displaying vertical and horizontal tilt on the LCD monitor--either alone or during Live View shooting. The indicator may also be displayed in the intelligent viewfinder, if you prefer.

    A newly designed shutter is equally as durable and has been tested up to 150,000 cycles. The lightweight, carbon fiber blades also provide support for the increased 6fps burst rate.

    The body construction also features extensive gasketing for maximum dust and weather protection, even at connection points around the lens, hot shoe, and memory card slots. Further dust protection and removal is aided by an updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system that uses a vibration-based dust removal process.
    Intelligent Viewfinder
    The optical viewfinder provides a 100% field of view with 0.71x magnification and a wide viewing angle of 34.1%deg;. A refined design integrates aspherical lens elements into the construction and lessens distortions and color aberrations while providing greater clarity for composing imagery. In addition to a clear view, a superimposed, transparent LCD is also incorporated. This Intelligent Viewfinder mode can be toggled on or off quickly at the touch of a button, allowing you to remove all camera information for unobstructed viewing. The information provided when it is on includes a customizable display of focus points and grid lines, which can also be directed to appear outside of the image area.

    Canon's Dual Axis Electronic Level can also be used in conjunction with the Intelligent Viewfinder and visually displays pitch and roll angles, aiding in properly level horizons. When used in the viewfinder, this feature can display +/- 6° of roll and +/- 4° of pitch in 1° increments when held horizontally (the inverse is shown when held vertically). The electronic level is particularly useful for landscape photographers and those working with tilt and shift lenses whose angle of view is especially critical.
    3.2" Clear View II LCD Monitor
    The expanded 3.2" Clear View II LCD provides high quality viewing with a 1,040,000-dot resolution and anti-reflection coating. This allows for sharp and clear viewing in even the brightest of conditions and displays images and videos with great detail and richness. The display also features a viewing angle up to 170° for review from the side or below.

    The Dual Axis Electronic Level is also functional in on the LCD and can display a full 360° of roll and +/- 10° of pitch in 1° increments. When used in conjunction with Live View mode, a smaller display is placed over the image. Live View mode permits real-time image review and can also place grid lines over the image for compositional help. You can also zoom into and navigate within the image when in Live View and use the grid lines for minute control and precision over the alignment of your photograph.
    Multiple Exposure and High Dynamic Range
    Multiple exposures are possible in-camera and can be recorded onto a single file using 4 distinct settings for control. When in Additive mode, this closely resembles making multiple exposures on film and layers each exposure; manual exposure compensation is required. Average mode layers the images and automatically compensates for the final exposure, eliminating the unintended possibility of gross under or overexposure. Bright mode is specifically designed for photographing in uniformly dark scenes with a bright subject, such as a studio environment. Dark mode functions inversely, and helps to eliminate overly bright sections of the image including reflections and highlights.

    A High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is also incorporated and allows for the creation of HDR images in-camera, reducing the time needed to manually overlay images in post-production. When using this mode, a series of 3 bracketed exposures are made of the same image, then automatically integrated into the same frame, resulting in a photograph without blown highlights or blocked up shadows and a long middle range of tones. This mode is especially useful when photographing scenes with a great deal of contrast.
    Wireless and GPS Compatible
    The 5D Mark III is compatible with the WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter as well as the GP-E2 GPS Receiver (both not included). The WFT-E7A, which supports 802.11 a/b/g/n and sports a built-in Gigabit Ethernet connection, provides LAN and Bluetooth image transfers and features an FTP mode with automatic image resend function to ensure file delivery even if the signal momentarily drops. The transmitter also has EOS utility mode and WFT server mode, and is capable of performing time sync multiple cameras on the same network. The GP-E2, which connects via USB or Hot Shoe, automatically embeds location data into the images' metadata, including latitude, longitude, elevation, and the camera's orientation in relation to a compass reading when shooting. It also has a GPS time sync function, particularly useful when a project is shot among different time zones. Both of these accessories do not compromise the 5D Mark III's dust and weather resistance and are designed to the same rugged specifications. 1
    Silent Shutter Mode
    In both single shot drive and continuous shot drive, a Silent Shutter mode can be employed to significantly reduce the sound the camera makes when shooting.
    Electronic Level
    By pressing the INFO button an electronic level can be engaged and will appear on the LCD monitor to indicate the horizontal and vertical tilt of your camera. This is a very helpful feature for all photographic applications, but particularly landscape and architecture photography.
    Optional Battery Grip
    The optional dedicated Battery Grip BG-E11 (not included) features buttons and a multi-controller. It delivers seamless performance regardless of whether the camera is in vertical or horizontal orientation. The grip takes 2 LP-E6 batteries or an included AA battery magazine, and is useful in counter-balancing large lenses during handheld shooting.
    UPC: 013803142433
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  • 1Description
  • Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark III ver. 2 Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
    Depth Rating 328' (100 m)
    Control Type Mechanical grooved knobs/dials, levers, and push-buttons
    Controls Power switch, mode dial, focus / zoom dial, lens release button, port lock lever, shutter lever, main command dial, Live View shooting / movie shooting switch, metering mode selection / white balance selection, AF mode selection / drive mode selection, start / stop recording, viewfinder diopter adjustment dial, ISO speed setting / flash exposure compensation / AE lock lever, multi-function lever, AF point selection lever, AF start lever, AF start lever lock, AF start lever lock release lever, quick control button, setting button, sub-command dial, multi-controller, info, erase, index / magnify / reduce, rating button, creative photo / comparative playback / direct print, menu, playback lever
    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
    N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector
    Optional optical YS Converter/C1
    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 13.4 x 7.8 x 5.6" (34.1 x 19.8 x 14.1 cm) with grips
    Weight 7.0 lb (3.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.6 x 11.0 x 9.7"
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 23.4 Megapixel
    Effective: 22.3 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 22.1 MP: 5760 x 3840
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points 61
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
    Diopter Adjustment -3.0 to +1.0 m
    Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen LCD (1,040,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100-25600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 50-102400)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 1/8000 - 30 Second 
    Remote Control RS-80N3, LC-5 & RC-6 (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Metering Method Average Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    File Size 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1280 x 720
    640 x 480
    Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
    @ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
    Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    ISO Sensitivity 100 - 12800, Expandable to 25600
    Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Focus Auto
    Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Start-up Time 0.1 seconds
    Shutter Lag 0.059 seconds
    Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
    Interval Recording Not specified by manufacturer
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone
    1/8" Microphone
    AV Output
    HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
    Battery 1 x LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1800 mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 0 - 85%
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0" / 15.2 x 11.7 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 1.89 lb / 857.29 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 7.2 x 5.9"

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