Sea & Sea MDX-EM5 Mark II Underwater Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Sea & Sea MDX-EM5 Mark II Underwater Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Sea & Sea MDX-EM5 Mark II Underwater Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

B&H # SESS06177 MFR # SS-06177
  • 1Description

The MDX-EM5 Mark II Underwater Housing from Sea & Sea lets you capture images and video with your Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark ll mirrorless digital camera and Olympus FL-LM3 flash at depths up to 328'. Dual fiber-optic ports enable the connection of optional external strobes via cables, while mechanical controls afford access to all camera functions. Most of the MDX-EM5 housing's levers and buttons glow in low-light conditions for enhanced visibility.

The enclosure is constructed from a corrosion-resistant machined aluminum alloy. The MDX-EM5 comes equipped with a Sea & Sea Optical Viewfinder 0.5x. It ships without a required lens port and accepts optional ML and NX lens ports for various macro and wide-angle zoom lenses. See the system chart for the most complete and up-to-date compatibility information. Additionally, an optional leak sensor can be installed to alert you in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal.

Construction Details

Depth Rating: 328'
Made from a corrosion-resistant machined aluminum alloy
Equipped with front and rear sacrificial zinc anodes, which corrode in seawater to prevent sensitive parts of housing from doing so
Optional leak sensor with LED lamp can be installed to alert you in unlikely event of a breach in waterproof seal
Housing has accessory shoe on top for lighting arm connection and threaded 1/4"-20 mount on bottom for tripod/tray attachment

Strobe Connection and Use

Dual fiber-optic ports enable connection of optional external strobes via cables
Optional fiber optic cables allow camera's FL-LM3 flash to trigger optional external strobes
Compatible with YS-01, YS-02, YS-03, YS-110a,YS-D1, and YS-D2 strobes

Controls, Handling, and Operation

Mechanical controls afford access to all camera functions without opening housing
Camera's flash can be activated and deactivated via housing's built-in flash control
Movable focus/zoom gear allows large-diameter lenses to be easily mounted
Rear dial, mode dial, and flash on/off dial have spring-loaded dampers to provide secure operation
Luminescent levers and buttons for enhanced visibility
Equipped with Sea & Sea Optical Viewfinder 0.5x and compatible with optional Sea & Sea VF180 1.2x and VF45 1.2x prism viewfinders
Compatible with optional trays with grips for the attachment of optional lighting arms, which support strobes or video lights
Compatible with optional Sea & Sea Ergo-Grip v2, Sea Arm 8, and Grip-Stay L II trays and grips

Lens Port System

Compatible with optional ML and NX ports for various macro and wide-angle zoom lenses (see system chart linked above)
With a lens-lock release button on the front of the housing, lenses can be changed with ease
Allows you to keep ports securely in place using the port lock control located on the outside of the housing
Olympus lens gears and shading rings can be used
In the Box
Sea & Sea MDX-EM5 Mark II Underwater Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
  • 0.5X Optical Viewfinder for Sea & Sea RDX and MDX Underwater Housings
  • Housing Body Cap
  • Silicone Grease
  • O-Ring Remover
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 328' / 100 m
    Control Type Mechanical dials, push-buttons, and levers
    Controls Provide access to all camera functions
    Material of Construction Body: Corrosion-resistant machined aluminum alloy
    Sacrificial Anodes: Zinc
    Lens Port Optional ML and NX series ports for various macro and wide-angle zoom lenses (see system chart linked in Overview)
    External Flash Connector Dual fiber-optic ports enable connection of optional strobes
    Compatible with YS-01, YS-02, YS-03, YS-110a,YS-D1, and YS-D2 strobes
    Viewfinder Optical viewfinder with 0.5x magnification
    Optional straight and 45° prism viewfinders with 1.2x magnification
    Moisture Alarm Optional leak sensor can be installed
    Mounting Accessory shoe on top for lighting arm
    Tripod/tray mount on bottom
    Optional grips allow for attachment of optional lighting arms
    Dimensions (W × H × D) 8.6 x 6.5 x 4.8" / 21.5 x 16.6 x 12.2 cm
    Weight (Approximate) Housing Only: 56.4 oz / 1,600 g
    With Optional Ergo Grips v2: 73.0 oz / 2,070 g

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