Sea & Sea MDX-80D Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 80D (Black)

BH #SEMDX80D • MFR #SS-06180
Sea & Sea
Sea & Sea MDX-80D Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 80D (Black)
Key Features
  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Cable Ports for Strobes
  • Optional 2-Pin Sync Connector for Strobe
  • Mechanical Controls, 2 Ergonomic Grips
You can capture the beauty of sea life and environments at depths as great as 328', thanks to the black Sea & Sea MDX-80D Underwater Housing for your Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera. It is equipped with dual fiber-optic cable ports for attaching optional, external strobes to improve your lighting, and accepts an optional N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector for the same purpose. Ergonomic, mechanical controls, including levers, push-buttons, and dials, provide access to virtually all camera functions, while dual side grips offer better balance and handling and give you attachment points for lighting arms.
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
$3,499.95
Sales and export of this item to China, Russia, and Venezuela are prohibited.
Sales and Export of this item to Russia are prohibited.
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Sea & Sea MDX-80D Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Construction Details
  • 3Strobe Connection and Use
  • 4Controls, Handling, and Operation
  • 5Optical Viewfinders
  • 6Lens Port System

You can capture the beauty of sea life and environments at depths as great as 328', thanks to the black Sea & Sea MDX-80D Underwater Housing for your Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera. It is equipped with dual fiber-optic cable ports for attaching optional, external strobes to improve your lighting, and accepts an optional N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector for the same purpose. Ergonomic, mechanical controls, including levers, push-buttons, and dials, provide access to virtually all camera functions, while dual side grips offer better balance and handling and give you attachment points for lighting arms.

Built for durability, the housing is constructed from precision-machined aluminum that has been anodized for resistance to corrosion. As a bonus, advancements in the machining method have allowed this housing to be made lighter in weight than previous enclosures. An optional leak sensor alerts you immediately in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal. The MDX-80D ships without a required lens port, and accepts a series of interchangeable ports for various lenses. For compatibility details, see the Port Chart. Additionally, the optional VF45 and VF180 viewfinders can be added on to enhance your view for better shot composition underwater.

Construction Details

  • Depth rating: 328'
  • Optional leak sensor alerts you immediately in unlikely event of a breach in waterproof seal
  • Optional Leak Sentinel vacuum system can be installed in accessory port
  • Built to be durable, housing is precision-machined from anodized aluminum alloy for resistance to corrosion
  • Grips are 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
  • Cold shoe mount for connecting lighting arms and other accessories

Strobe Connection and Use

  • Dual fiber-optic cable ports for attaching optional, external strobes to improve your lighting
  • Accepts optional N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector for strobes, as well
  • Sync cord connector allows for manual flash exposure

Controls, Handling, and Operation

  • Ergonomic, mechanical lever, push-button, and dial controls provide access to virtually all camera functions, including Multi-Controller and diopter adjustment dial
  • Three-step shutter sensitivity adjustment
  • Important controls such as ISO, AF-ON, and Start-Stop may be activated and deactivated more easily due to redesigned levers
  • Main dial, quick control dial, diopter adjustment dial, and live view/movie lever have spring-loaded dampers for secure operation
  • Buttons spaced apart for easy operation, even when wearing diving gloves
  • When focus/zoom dial is pulled out, gear inside housing will move outward to allow lenses with large diameters to be mounted easily
  • Dual comfortable side grips offer better balance and handling and give you attachment points for lighting arms
  • Luminescent stickers on major controls allow for better visibility in dark conditions
  • Three accessory ports: one for strobe connector, one for HDMI output, and one for optional Leak Sentinel vacuum system

Optical Viewfinders

  • Optional VF180 and VF45 1.2x viewfinders can be added on to enhance your view through camera's finder for better shot composition underwater
  • VF180 straight prism finder 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
  • 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 series of interchangeable ports for various lenses
  • For compatibility details, see Port Chart linked above
  • Port lock can be activated from the outside of housing

Sea & Sea MDX-80D Specs

Depth Rating328' / 100 m
Control TypeMechanical levers, push-buttons, and dials
ControlsAccess to virtually all camera functions, including shutter, Multi-Controller, diopter adjustment dial, ISO, AF-ON, start-stop video recording, live view, main dial, quick control dial, and focus/zoom dial
Material of ConstructionPrecision-machined, anodized aluminum alloy
Grips: Die-cast aluminum alloy
Sacrificial Anodes: Zinc
Lens PortShips without a required lens port
Accepts a series of interchangeable ports for various lenses
For compatibility details, see Port Chart linked in Overview
BuoyancyMay vary based on selected lens and port
External Flash ConnectorAccepts optional, external YS series strobes
2x fiber-optic cable ports
Optional N-Type 2-pin sync cord connector
Other Connectors3x Accessory ports:
1 for optional strobe connector
1 for HDMI output to external monitor
1 for optional Leak Sentinel vacuum system
ViewfinderOptional VF180 1.2x straight and VF45 1.2x angled viewfinders can be added to enhance your view
Moisture AlarmOptional leak sensor and Leak Sentinel vacuum system
MountingCold shoe mount for lighting arms and other accessories
Dimensions13.4 x 7.6 x 5.5" / 34 x 19.4 x 14 cm
WeightHousing Only: Approx. 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
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