Ewa-Marine U-A Underwater Housing

Ewa-Marine U-A Underwater Housing

Ewa-Marine U-A Underwater Housing

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Product Highlights

  • For Autofocus SLR Cameras
  • For Use Without Attached Flash
  • Rated up to 66' (20 m)
  • Double-Laminated PVC Construction
  • Optical Glass Port
  • For Snorkeling, Shallow Diving, Etc
  • Non-Corrosive Clamping Rails
  • Optional Lead Weight
  • Accommodates a Battery Pack
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Ewa-Marine U-A overview

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The Ewa-Marine U-A Housing is an economical solution for using any autofocus SLR camera near or just under the water's surface, manufactured from double laminated PVC and with an optical glass port.  It is rated for dives of up to 66 feet (20 m) depth; perfect for snorkeling, shallow diving, or generally sandy, dusty, and humidity weather conditions.  The U-A gives your camera the best possible protection while being fully operable.  When not in use, it is relatively light and takes up little space.

A pair of non-corrosive and seawater resistant clamping rails fit together for sealing, tightened by knurled screw knobs.  The housing's internal glove allows easy access to camera controls.  If your setup is too buoyant underwater, the optional BF1 lead weight can be affixed to the bottom of the housing.

The U-A housing accommodates an autofocus SLR camera without shoe-mounted flash, with the maximum dimensions being 6.7 x 5.3 x 6.7" (170 x 135 x 170mm) WxHxD with lens and a 72mm maximum lens filter thread. Adapters for 52, 55, 58 and 62mm filter threads are included.

An Ideal Near-the-Surface Solution
The Ewa-Marine housing's perfect for use at or near the water's surface, such as in sailing or snorkeling, but is also practical for protection from harsh weather conditions
Bellowed to Work with Autofocus SLR Cameras
The ribbed, bellowed section of the housing allows some fore and aft movement of a lens during its focusing action
Double Laminated PVC Construction
Long lasting housing solution that is easy to maintain and packs in minimal space
Non-Corrosive Clamping Rails
The non-corrosive and seawater resistant clamping rails are secured by knurled thumb screws
Packs up Tight
This housing takes a minimum of space when collapsed
Battery Packs
The specially profiled foam padding can be removed from the housing to allow room for a battery pack
Optional Lead Weight
Buoyancy can be changed adding optional BF1 lead weight
Economical
Priced significantly less than conventional housings
UPC: 817062001100
In the Box
Ewa-Marine U-A Underwater Housing
  • Yellow Case
  • CD5 Reusable Camera Dry Silica Gel Desiccant (5-Pack)
  • Foam Padding
  • CA-Set: Adapters for 52, 55, 58 and 62mm Filter Threads
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ewa-Marine U-A specs

    Construction Double laminated PVC
    Control Type Pressure through PVC
    Controls All
    Depth Rating 66 feet (20 m)
    Buoyancy Positive
    Port Fixed, flat
    Internal Flash Usable Yes
    External Strobe Connector No
    TTL Compatible No
    Moisture Alarm None
    Color Clear, yellow
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.69 x 5.3 x 6.69" (170 x 135 x 170mm)
    Weight (without Camera) 13.40 oz (380g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 12.0 x 4.7"

    Ewa-Marine U-A reviews

    U-A Underwater Housing is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Practical for most cameras I use the prodct with my retired camera models like the Fuji S2 and with a Leica V-lux 1 which has an amazing zoom range. It's great because with these light cameras and the housing full of air, it can float if dropped in water and not sink. May not float with a D300 or any similar camera.The housing it's a bit generic in fit and you have to shift and grab the cameras to get a better view in the finder. Sometimes you miss the shot for that reason. You must press the camera against the front glass element for best results. I use it for kayaking and fun days at the water parks but WOULD ALSO trust it for snorkling and pools. I would recomend the product. Bottom line.
    Date published: 2008-06-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from like it for my uses i use it in small surf but i wouldn't use it in huge surf. Not because of water but protection from the reef.
    Date published: 2008-11-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Clumsy and rigid I wanted to get into a bit of underwater photography as in a few months I am off to a trip that will possibly involve documentary photography of people in shallow waters. After searching I found this housing and having read the reviews decided to buy it - mainly because it can hold any of my bodies and most of my prime lenses. I found the loading to be a bit tricky as the reviews mentioned, but I got used to it. What I didn't get used to was the poor handling of the camera, all you have is a small slit for a finger that allows you to press the shutter and that's all. The biggest downfall is the fact that it's not sensitive enough and the focusing is haphazard. I used it mainly with a Nikon F100 and 50mm f1.8 and 35mm f2.0 and 28mm f2.8 lenses and I managed to focus like every 4th or 5th shot that I attempted to take. Usually the situation was gone by the time that I managed to focus the * thing, that is if I managed to even focus it at all. The plastic is too thick to attempt any manual focusing of the lens which would probably help. So my advice is that if you have to go for this universal housing then buy the one compatible with manual focus cameras (Ewa-Marine U-F Underwater Housing) - the features are all the same plus you have a slit that allows you to focus the lens with your fingers manually, the trade-off being that you have half the depth that the housing can withstand (33' instead of 66'). As for myself I got a Nikonos V and I'm going to sell this housing via ....
    Date published: 2009-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy purchase Decided to get this over cheaper alternatives mainly due to:1) optical glass for better image quality2) adaptor to hold front of glass against your lens which really help in preventing any vignetting I do have previous experience using sports housings by aquatech for sports photography and got this more for casual beach side usage. Overall, am very satisfied by the quality of the housing and the images produced out of it.
    Date published: 2014-07-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the casual underwater photographer. I bought this for a weekend jaunt snorkeling and kayaking around the Florida Keys. It folds down easily and very compactly, perfect for those of us who prefer to travel light with just a messenger bag and a plane ticket. It is an ideal bridge product between dinky underwater point-and-shoots and $1k+ professional depth-rated hard housings. The housing performed exactly as I had hoped, keeping my D40 dry and shooting. The optical window is clear, the straps all laid out well, and it's ridiculously easy to plop your camera in and seal it up. The top black bar is a clamp with three thumb screws. That's it, you're ready to rock! I expect I'll be using this in inclement situations out of water as well such as rain and snowstorms. Photographing on dry, 70F sunny days just isn't my thing. The viewfinder is a little difficult to use underwater, but you're also fighting with a dive mask. You're not going to get perfectly framed photos when you're fleeing a barracuda. Just free shoot a whole bunch, pick the best of the batch later. The documentation isn't too great, but not the worst I've had in camera gear. My only real complaint was that at about hour 4 in the day the little interior plastic ring that you mount to the camera itself started slipping inside the lens section of the bag. This probably isn't a big deal if you kick it around the boat a little less.
    Date published: 2010-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Have bought this again and again :-) This really is an amazing housing for the price. The first one I had I used I actually found in the basement at my parents house. It had been sitting there for 10+ years and I did a leak test, still worked, and I used it to do surf photography for the first time. It did eventually split open at the side, but I did catch it before going in the water. It lasted a good 6 months which was amazing because it was at least 10 years old. So I bought another one! I loved the second one for a long time and my mistake was leaving it in the car in the heat :-( It shrunk because it got too hot in my trunk, then when I put the camera in it, the housing was soft and the side split open. My fault here for sure. So I bought another one, hahahaha :-) Moral of the story here is to just continuously do water checks for your housing, it is soft housing so just be aware of not leaving it in your car for a day when you aren't using it, but this has been such an amazing an affordable option for me until I can buy a proper water housing. The only downside is it is too hard to change the settings once the camera is in the housing. So I use masking tape to keep my lens set at infinity, then I set my aperture and shutter speed depending on the light, sometimes auto if it's one of those days, and then just go for it! I have taken some amazing photos and love love love how much I've learned to get creative with my settings because of the restriction of being able to change it in the moment :-) It gets 5 stars because for a tenth of the price I get to create amazing photos and enjoy surf photography! I don't have to wait to spend 2500+ on a housing to do what I want :-) And as with any type of water housing, there is always a risk of ruining your camera. I already lost one camera to the sea :-) But the joy of ocean photography is so worth it so I'm willing to jump into the possibility of doing it again! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!
    Date published: 2016-06-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My experiance with the underwater Housing I used this in a pool for some underwater pics on a 10 year old's photoshoot and we had a lot of fun with it and the parents appreciated the extra mile I went to get great photos. My camera stayed perfectly dry. One thing I would change about the shoot is I would have put my camera on Ap Priority. Shooting in manual was a struggle to do once the camera was inside the housing. It is a little clunky to work the settings but it can be done. I am glad I made the purchase and was very pleased.
    Date published: 2016-11-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps dry, but a Strange shape It worked like a dream in terms of keeping the camera dry and safe. But the dimensions are really strange. We wanted to have a wireless transmitter, but the left hand side is lower than right hand side so it wouldn't fit. Very strange design, and I wigh they had put that in the product description. I was using a Canon though, If I'd used the Sony which has a smaller body, it would have all fit.
    Date published: 2016-04-18
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