Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing

Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing

Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing

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Ewa-Marine U-AX Underwater Housing

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Product Highlights

  • For Autofocus SLR Cameras
  • For Use w/ Shoe-Mounted 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-AX overview

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The Ewa-Marine U-AX Housing is an economical solution for using any autofocus SLR camera with shoe-mounted flash 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-AX gives your camera and flash 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-AX housing accommodates an autofocus SLR camera with shoe-mounted flash, with the maximum dimensions for the whole kit being 6.7 x 9.5 x 6.7" (170 x 240 x 170mm) WxHxD with lens and a 72mm maximum lens filter thread as supplied. 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
Extra Height for Shoe-Mounted Flash
The U-AX is taller than the standard U-A autofocus housing, to allow the addition of a shoe-mounted flash
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
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: 817062001117
In the Box
Ewa-Marine U-AX 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-AX 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 Yes, flash inside housing
    Moisture Alarm None
    Color Clear, yellow
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.69 x 9.5 x 6.69" (170 x 240 x 170mm)
    Weight (without Camera) 14.82 oz (420g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.17 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 14.0 x 5.0"

    Ewa-Marine U-AX reviews

    U-AX Underwater Housing is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from For The Buck I use this product to shoot wakeboard photography from a tube. It is exactly as it appears. A plastic bag. It is useful as a splash guard, to keep your camera dry. It is slightly difficult to change shutter speed and aperture through the bag once your fingers and the bag gets wet. Overall it is good for the price of it, as other waterproof cases range well over $1000 - $3000. I did not quiet figure out how to attach the lens to the bag so it moves around. As-well you cannot use a fisheye lens with this, as the port is flat. I was unaware of this when when I purchased it, so I would not recommend this if you are primary buying for wide angle photography.
    Date published: 2008-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well!! (Used w/ Canon Rebel XSi) PROS: The case completely protected my camera from water (splashing and moisture). Once the interior rig in the case was constructed it felt very sturdy and I had no problems operating the camera using the built in finger port/sleeve. Pictures came out perfectly too! CONS: Have to use auto focus. It is extremely difficult (nearly impossible) to change any settings on the camera once you seal it in the case. Also, I tried to attach a 75MM - 300MM lens and the case just barely allowed it to fit. I could not connect the camera to the interior rig with that size lens so I kind of had to hold the camera in place. The instructions appeared to be poorly translated from German to English so constructing the interior rig to hold the camera in place took some figuring out. The case is made for all sizes of SLR cameras so my little Rebel XSi meant that there was quite a bit of excess case to work around....this did not affect overall happiness with the product though! TIPS: You really have to force the ring on the end of the interior rig into the inside of the lens area to make this product work. The instructions say to push until it snaps into place - this is the truth, you will hear and feel it snap into place once it is inserted correctly, but you have to use a lot of force. Once it snaps, it really holds the camera solidly in place. (I read a review on this product where the person said they had to hold the camera in place in order to keep the lens above the black ring on the case's lens - I suspect they did not push the interior ring in until is snapped!) MY EXPERIENCE: I used the product to shoot photos of wakeboarding using an 18MM-55MM lens. I did a brief float test to make sure that the camera would float if I dropped it in the water. Luckily the test was a success! I took the majority of shots being pulled behind a boat in a tube while another person rode a wakeboard about 10 feet behind me. The case protected my camera very well against splashing (which there was plenty of). Again, I held the camera pretty tightly so did not accidentally do an underwater test, although the seal on the case seemed good enough that I would trust the camera being completely submerged if I were actually being submerged with it. I was only worried about dropping it in the water and losing it and my camera to the depths of the lake I was on!
    Date published: 2008-07-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from ... I just received my U-AX in the mail today and so far am loving it, fits my Nikon D90 with 18-105 VR lens perfectly with the included AF adapter. I'll be ordering an SB-900 this week to add to the rig. ...
    Date published: 2010-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Cool for a plastic bag I bought two of these bags to use in my High School Photography classes. We do an underwater project, and the kids have been really scared to put their DSLR cameras in the bags and use them. But they are really great bags. So far we have only used them in a swimming pool, and nothing is getting wet. The only thing that is difficult is the finger hole, but I think that would be hard with anything under the water.
    Date published: 2011-09-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Works pretty good with my 5D and 430Ex. Only problem is if I use the 16-35mm f/2.8L the lens won't fit within the glass, so if I put it in there, there's a huge ring around the photo. So make sure all your lenses fit this particular model. It is hard to change settings once in the case, though. And it does seem a little sketchy as it's only a bag with a clamp. But works good, and it's cheaper than the others.
    Date published: 2008-07-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and agai One of the most fun products that I have purchased. With 3 days from receiving my housing, I was in the pool. Easy to put together but it does take some time to get use to it...your underwater!
    Date published: 2013-01-16
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