Ewa-Marine U-BZ Underwater Housing

Ewa-Marine U-BZ Underwater Housing

Ewa-Marine U-BZ Underwater Housing


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  • For Large Digital SLRs w/ Long Lenses
  • Rated Down to 60'

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Ewa-Marine U-BZ overview

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The Ewa-Marine U-BZ housing is specially designed to fit the bulky, professional digital SLR cameras such as the Canon 1Ds or the Nikon D3, D300 and similar cameras. Smaller SLR cameras can still be used in the housing. The housing is manufactured from double laminated PVC and has an optical glass port. It is rated for dives of up to 60' (20 m) depth.

Perfect for snorkeling or diving or for use in sandy, dusty, humid or foul weather conditions. This housing will give your camera the best possible protection while being fully operable. Since the U-BZ can be used with lenses up to 300mm, it is perfect for canoeists and other outdoor photographers that want to take pictures of birds and other wildlife while in or near the water.

If the optional BF1 lead weight is inserted into the housing, underneath the camera, it becomes even easier to reach the maximum depth. The auto focus of the camera continues to function perfectly. As you descend, the air is pressed into the camera. Due to this, the pressure inside the housing will remain the same as the surrounding water pressure (this is the reason why ewa-marine housings are so safe to use: implosions are impossible). Due to this, we have to start the dive with a suitable amount of air inside the housing. The foam pads supplied with the housing are part of this air "reservoir" and additional air should also be blown into the housing, via the valve at the rear, to ensure that the maximum volume is being utilized.

The housing has a pair of non-corrosive and seawater resistant clamping rails which fit together for sealing. They tighten by means of screw knobs. This housing accommodates a maximum 72mm lens filter thread. Adapters for 52, 55, 58 and 62mm filter threads are included. The lens could be as long as 9" (230mm).

For large Digital SLR Cameras
Specially designed to fit the bulky, professional digital SLR cameras such as the Canon 1Ds or the Nikon D3, D300 and similar cameras
Double Laminated PVC Construction
Long lasting housing solution that is easy to maintain and packs in minimal space
Camera Functions
Accesses to all camera functions through the PVC
Compatible with Long Telephoto Lenses
Since the U-BZ can be used with lenses up to 300mm, it is perfect for taking pictures of birds and other wildlife while in or near the water
Versatile Size and Weight
Small enough to use for other sporting activities like skiing or fishing. Can change buoyancy by adding air or weight
UPC: 817062003906
In the Box
Ewa-Marine U-BZ Underwater Housing
  • Yellow Carry-Case
  • Initial Supply of CD5 - Silica Gel
  • Specially Profiled Foam Padding
  • CA-Set: Adapters for 52, 55, 58 and 62mm Filter Threads
  • Manual for SLR-Photo Housings
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Ewa-Marine U-BZ specs

    Construction Double laminated PVC
    Control Type Pressure through PVC
    Controls All
    Depth Rating 60' (20 m)
    Buoyancy Positive
    Port Fixed, flat
    Internal Flash Usable Yes
    External Strobe Connector No
    TTL Compatible No
    Moisture Alarm None
    Color Clear
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.7 x 5.3 x 6.7 to 9.1" (220 x 135 x 170 to 230mm) Expandable tube
    Weight (without Camera) 0.88 lbs (400g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.4 x 11.7 x 5.0"

    Ewa-Marine U-BZ reviews

    U-BZ Underwater Housing is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad fro the price you pay Not bad for a price you pay. I advise you to use the LCD screen instead of Viewfinder when shooting unless you are a professional scuba diver. Another advice is to set up camera before diving because it's almost not possible to work with settings and think about diving in the same time. But again it depends on your diving skills. Great as a protection and pictures close to the water surface. Great for shooting movies..
    Date published: 2011-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value, acceptable compromises I've used the Aquatech housings ($$$$) and the Ewa-Marine U-BZ100 ($$$). I'm not suggesting that the Ewa-Marine is in the same league as the Aquatech, but for the money it's a good deal for me. If you're a casual underwater shooter you should be happy with it. If you're a professional diver/photographer, pony up the extra scratch for a real housing. The UBZ100 is a fancy PVC bag for your DSLR. I use it for snorkeling adventures in Hawaii. The opening is a bit tight, I have to work it a bit to get my Canon 1DX in. I was a bit apprehensive protecting my $$$$ DSLR in the $$$ Ewa-Marine, but my fears were unfounded. If you're a nervous nelly like me you'll want to place a small napkin or paper towel in the housing so you can tell if any water is getting inside. I've never had any problems. As with any underwater housing, be sure to add some dessicant to avoid fogging up. I like that it occupies a fraction of the space that a rigid housing does. I like that it is easy to control the amount of air inside the housing so that it will float rather than sinking into the depths. I like that it accommodates a wide variety of lenses easily. I like that for around the same cost of renting a real housing you can own a Ewa-Marine. I don't like that it is difficult to operate the controls once the camera is loaded. It can be done, but it challenging. It can be difficult to align the PVC trigger fold over the shutter button, so I occasionally miss shots. Zooming can be done, but in small increments. I don't like that the deeper you dive, the higher internal pressure on the camera (deep enough, the pressure will actuate buttons), although I'm pretty much a surface snorkeler. Highly recommended for cheapskates' light to moderate underwater photography.
    Date published: 2016-01-21
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