Sea & Sea MDX-D810 Underwater Housing for Nikon D810 with Moisture Alarm

Sea & Sea MDX-D810 Underwater Housing for Nikon D810 with Moisture Alarm

Sea & Sea MDX-D810 Underwater Housing for Nikon D810 with Moisture Alarm

B&H # SEMDXD810 MFR # SS-06173
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Cable Ports for Strobes
  • Optional 2-pin Sync Cord Connector
  • Mechanical and Button Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Ergonomic Design with Dual Handles
  • 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 Nikon D810 digital SLR camera in this Sea & Sea MDX-D810 Underwater Housing. A built-in leak sensor alerts you immediately in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal. Dual ports enable the connection of optional fiber-optic cables for attaching external strobes. As an alternative, an optional 2-pin connector for sync cords is available. The housing provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical levers, dials, and push-button controls.

The D810's built-in flash can be activated or disabled. Major controls, including levers and buttons, are equipped with luminous stickers for better visibility when you're in dark regions of the underwater world. Plus, the buttons are angled for ease of use. With both hands on the ergonomic grips, you can reach such controls as the main command dial and the sub-command dial for manual photography, as well as video controls.

The housing comes with a 0.5x optical viewfinder. Other interchangeable viewfinders are optional (sold separately). These include the VF180 and VF45 1.2x viewfinders, which increase magnification by 1.2x, allowing you to see the entire field of view. The MDX-D810 is constructed from a solid aluminum-alloy block with an anodized finish, making it highly corrosion/abrasion-resistant.

The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts a series of interchangeable ports from Sea & Sea. Various ports are available to accommodate macro, wide-angle, and zoom lenses. For full compatibility information, see System Chart.

The housing is equipped with an HDMI output, enabling you to view images and video on an optional external monitor tucked safely into its own underwater housing. There's also a tripod mount, which is centrally located on the bottom of the MDX-D810. A quick shoe makes the camera easy to install and remove from the enclosure.

Construction Details

  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Two locking latches
  • Built-in LED leak sensor immediately alerts you in unlikely event of water ingress, lighting up in red
  • Made from precision-machined aluminum, which has been anodized for resistance to corrosion
  • One sacrificial zinc anode on front and one on rear will corrode so that sensitive parts of housing will not
  • Three screw-mount holes located on bottom for connection of an optional tripod, or a tray or bracket for additional support and accessory attachment
  • Cold shoe on top for attaching optional lighting arms or other accessories
  • A quick shoe makes the camera easy to install and remove from the housing

Strobe Connection and Use

  • Configured with 2 ports for optional fiber-optic cables, which enable attachment of external strobes
  • As an alternative, an optional 2-pin connector for N-type sync cords is available and can be attached via housing's accessory port
  • Compatible with Optical YS Converter/N1, which also lets you connect external flash units
  • YS Converter/N1 changes camera's TTL signal into a light signal and allows for both TTL and manual strobe exposure using Fiber-Optic Cable II
  • YS Converter/N provides yet another flash option, connecting strobes via sync cords
  • Camera's built-in flash can be activated and deactivated when accessory light-shielding plate is not in use
  • Included light-shielding plate blocks camera's flash so it will not expose your subject, leaving just the external flash(es) to do the illuminating in order to reduce backscatter, glare, and hard shadows

Controls, Handling, and Operation

  • Grooved dials, levers, and push-button controls afford access to virtually all camera functions
  • Power switch, exposure compensation, shooting mode / memory card formatting, lens release button, port lock lever, release mode dial lock, release mode dial, flash pop-up, flash mode, light control correction, BKT button, focus / zoom dial, AF-mode lever, focus-mode selector dial, sub-command dial, shutter lever, flash closing lever, main command dial, AF-ON lever, AE / AF lock, movie-recording lever, live view, Live view selector, info, i button, multi-selector, diopter adjustment control dial, OK, playback zoom out / thumbnail display, playback zoom in, protect / picture controls / help, menu, delete, white balance, metering mode, image quality, Playback / ISO lever, and main switch for Optical YS Converter are accessible
  • When focus/zoom dial is pulled out, gear inside housing will move outward to allow for lenses with large diameters to be easily mounted
  • Main command dial, sub command dial, shutter release mode dial, and diopter adjustment dial have a damper (spring) for secure, non-slip operation
  • Redesigned shutter, AF mode, AF-ON, and movie-recording levers are more ergonomically shaped
  • Multi-selector positioned at right side rear, making it easily accessible while holding grip and operating camera
  • Major functions are equipped with luminous stickers for better visibility in dark conditions
  • Has a 0.5x optical viewfinder and can be fitted with optional upgrades featuring greater 0.66x or 0.8x magnification
  • Accepts optional VF180 1.2x and VF45 1.2x prism VFs, which let you see entire field of view
  • Features accessory port for optional HDMI output
  • Ergonomically designed with dual grooved handles, which provide comfort, ease of use, and connection points for lighting arms or arm components

Lens Port System

  • Ships without a required lens port, and accepts a system of interchangeable ports for broad array of different lenses
  • For compatibility, see System Chart linked above
UPC: 752221061734
In the Box
Sea & Sea MDX-D810 Underwater Housing for Nikon D810 with Moisture Alarm
  • Housing Body Cap
  • Light-Shielding Plate for Camera's Flash
  • O-Ring
  • O-Ring Remover
  • Silicone Grease
  • Camera Quick Shoe
  • Attachment Tool
  • 6mm Hex Wrench
  • 3mm Hex Wrench
  • CR1623 Lithium Battery for Leak Sensor
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 328' / 100 m
    Control Type Mechanical grooved dials and levers
    Push-buttons
    Controls Provide access to virtually all camera functions: Power switch, exposure compensation, shooting mode / memory card formatting, lens release button, port lock lever, release mode dial lock, release mode dial, flash pop-up, flash mode, light control correction, BKT button, focus / zoom dial, AF-mode lever, focus-mode selector dial, sub-command dial, shutter lever, flash closing lever, main command dial, AF-ON lever, AE / AF lock, movie-recording lever, live view, Live view selector, info, i button, multi-selector, diopter adjustment control dial, OK, playback zoom out / thumbnail display, playback zoom in, protect / picture controls / help, menu, delete, white balance, metering mode, image quality, Playback / ISO lever, and main switch for Optical YS Converter
    Material of Construction Body: Machined, anodized aluminum alloy
    Dual Grips: Die-cast aluminum alloy
    Moisture Alarm Built-in LED leak sensor
    Buoyancy May vary depending on choice of lens and port
    Port Ships without a required lens port
    Accepts system of interchangeable bayonet-mount ports for different lenses
    For compatibility, see System Chart linked in Overview
    Internal Flash Usable Yes, camera's built-in flash
    External Strobe Connector 2 ports for optional fiber-optic cables
    Optional 2-pin connector for N-type sync cords
    Compatible with Optical YS Converter/N1 (also optional), which uses fiber-optic cable
    Optional YS Converter/N uses sync cord
    Other Connectors Accessory port for 2-pin connector for N-type sync cords
    Second accessory port for optional HDMI output
    Mounting Cold shoe on top
    Three screw mount holes on bottom for tripod/tray/bracket
    Accessories available for mounting lighting arms on grip handles
    Dimensions 14 x 8.25 x 5.6" / 35.4 x 21 x 14.1 cm
    Weight Approx. 7.1 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 10.9 x 10.0"

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