Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark IV Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and III

Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark IV Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and III

Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark IV Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and III

B&H # SEMDX5DMKIV MFR # SS-06181
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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Cable Ports for Strobes
  • Compatible with Optical YS Converter/C
  • Optional 2-Pin Sync Cord Connector
  • Mechanical Controls, 2 Ergonomic Grips
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Made of Anodized Aluminum
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Ships Without Required Lens Port
  • 0.5x Optical Viewfinder, Moisture Alarm
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  • 1Description

Capture the beauty and variety of sea life at depths as great as 328' with your Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or III DSLR camera, thanks to the MDX-5D Mark IV Underwater Housing from Sea & Sea. Dual fiber-optic ports enable the attachment of external strobes using optional cables. As an alternative, the Optical YS Converter/C can be added on as an option, allowing for the hardwired connection and triggering of YS strobes in manual mode. The MDX-5D Mark IV also accepts an optional 2-pin sync cord connector as another means of hardwired manual strobe triggering.

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 important controls like the ISO, AF point selection, and Multi-function selection levers. The housing includes an optical viewfinder offering 0.5x magnification, and is also compatible with two optional 1.2x OVFs and a 0.8x OVF.

Built for durability, the MDX-5D Mark IV is made from an aluminum alloy that's been treated with an anodized finish to resist corrosion. 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 the System Chart.

Construction Details
  • Depth rating: 328'
  • Leak Sentinel moisture alarm and vacuum sensor connects to housing by way of accessory port, and immediately alerts you in unlikely event of a breach in waterproof seal. Lights up when it detects leak
  • Built to be durable, housing is made from machined aluminum alloy that's been anodized to resist 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. 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 attachment of external strobes
  • Optical YS Converter/C can be added on as an option, providing 2 sync cord bulkheads for hardwired connection and triggering of optional, external YS series strobes. Manual mode only for now; firmware currently in development
  • Housing also accepts optional 2-pin sync cord connector as alternate method of manual hardwired strobe attachment
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
  • Important controls are operable while holding onto grips
  • Frequently used functions, such as ISO, AF point selection, and multi-function selection, are activated by external levers for speed and accuracy
  • AF Start button is locked by pressing and turning control
  • AF Start Lever will remain activated when pushed forward
  • Main command dial, quick control dial, and others have springs that enable secure operation by preventing controls from slipping
  • Tension on shutter release lever can be adjusted in 3 steps by changing location of spring inside housing
  • Distance to half-press shutter can be adjusted in 2 steps by changing location of plastic piece behind shutter lever
  • Diopter adjustment dial can be operated from outside housing
  • Focus/zoom dial can be pulled out to make room inside housing for lenses with larger diameters
  • Luminescent stickers on all controls will glow in dark for easy identification
  • Ergonomically designed with dual grooved handles for comfort, ease of use, and connection points for lighting arms
Optical Viewfinders
  • Equipped with 0.5x Optical Viewfinder
  • Optional OVFs with greater magnifications of 0.8x and 1.2x available
  • VF180 1.2x straight prism finder can be attached by replacing original VF, and will not sacrifice field of view. Contains 8 elements in 6 groups, which help reproduce natural colors
  • Optional VF45 angled 1.2x prism finder also offers 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 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
  • Port lock prevents port from turning or loosening, and port lock lever is strategically located to avoid being unlocked accidentally
  • Housing's lens-lock release button makes it possible to change lenses easily, without opening housing
UPC: 752221061819
In the Box
Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark IV Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and III
  • 0.5x Optical Viewfinder
  • Moisture Alarm
  • Silicone Grease
  • O-Ring
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 328' / 100 m
    Control Type Mechanical grooved knobs/dials, levers, and push-buttons
    Controls Main command dial, shutter lever, lens release button, port lock lever, focus/zoom dial, playback lever, mode dial, power, viewfinder adjustment dial, main switch for Optical YS Converter, info button, menu, creative photo/comparative playback/direct print, rating, index/magnify/reduce, erase, live view/movie shooting switch, multi-controller, sub-command dial, setting, quick control, AF start lever, lock release lever, AF point selection lever, multi-function lever, ISO speed setting/flash exposure compensation/AE lock lever, AF start lever lock button, video recording start/stop, AF mode selection/drive mode selection, metering mode selection/white balance selection
    Material of Construction Housing: Machined, 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 2x fiber-optic cable ports
    Optical YS Converter/C (optional)
    2-pin sync cord connector (optional)
    Other Connectors Accessory port
    Viewfinder Optical finder with 0.5x magnification supplied
    Optical VF180 and VF45 finders with 1.2x magnification (not included)
    Moisture Alarm Leak and vacuum sensor included
    Mounting Cold shoe mount for connecting optional lighting arms and other accessories
    Threaded holes on bottom for connection to optional tray or tripod
    Dimensions 13.4 x 7.8 x 5.6" / 34.1 x 19.8 x 14.1 cm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.3 x 10.8 x 9.8"
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