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

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

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

B&H # SEMDX5DMK3V2 MFR # SS-06174
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Cable Ports
  • N-Type 2-Pin Sync Cord Connector
  • Compatible with Optical YS Converter/C1
  • 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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Connection Type: Sync & Fiber-Optic Connectors

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Sync & Fiber-Optic Connectors

Compatibility: Canon EOS 5D Mk III DSLR

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  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark III ver. 2 Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
  • 0.5x Optical Viewfinder
  • 2-Pin Sync Cord Connector for Manual Strobe for Nikon / Canon DSLR Underwater Housings
  • 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 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
    Package Weight 9.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.6 x 11.0 x 9.7"

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