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Capture the beauty and variety of sea life at depths up to 328' with your Nikon D800 or D800E digital SLR camera in this Sea & Sea MDX-D800 Underwater Housing. An optional leak sensor is available to alert you immediately in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal. Dual ports enable the connection of optional fiber-optic cables for attaching external strobes. As an alternative, an optional 2-pin connector for sync cords is available. The housing provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical levers, dials, and push-button controls.
The D800 or D800E's built-in flash can be activated or disabled. Every button is equipped with a luminous sticker for better visibility when you're in dark regions of the underwater world. Plus, the buttons are angled for ease of use. With both hands on the ergonomic grips, you can reach such controls as the main command dial and the sub-command dial for manual photography, as well as video controls.
The housing comes with a 0.5x optical viewfinder. Other interchangeable viewfinders are optional (sold separately). These include the VF180 and VF45 1.2x viewfinders, which increase magnification by 1.2x, allowing you to see the entire field of view. The MDX-D800 is constructed from a solid aluminum-alloy block with an anodized finish, making it highly corrosion/abrasion-resistant.
The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts a series of interchangeable ports from Sea & Sea. Various ports are available to accommodate macro, wide-angle, and zoom lenses. For full compatibility information, see System Chart.
The housing is equipped with an HDMI output, enabling you to view images and video on an optional external monitor tucked safely into its own underwater housing. There's also a tripod mount, which is centrally located on the bottom of the MDX-D800. A quick shoe makes the camera easy to install and remove from the enclosure.
Depth Rating: 328'
Optional LED leak sensor immediately alerts you in unlikely event of water ingress, lighting up in red
Made from precision-machined aluminum, which has been anodized for resistance to corrosion
Three screw-mount holes located on bottom for connection of an optional tripod, or a tray or bracket for additional support and accessory attachment
Cold shoe on top for attaching optional lighting arms or other accessories
A quick shoe makes the camera easy to install and remove from the housing
Strobe Connection and Use
Configured with 2 ports for optional L-type fiber-optic cables, which enable attachment of external strobes
Sync cord connector cap can be removed to install optional 2-pin sync cord connector (#50122) or YS Converter/N 5-pin connector (#50123) for strobes
Controls, Handling, and Operation
Provides access to all camera functions, with the exception of the Fn button located on the front of the camera, via mechanical lever and dial controls, as well as buttons
The D800 / D800E's built-in flash can be activated or disabled
Every button is equipped with a luminous sticker for better visibility when you're in dark regions of the underwater world
Buttons are angled for ease of use
With both hands on the ergonomic grips, you can reach such controls as the main command dial and the sub-command dial for manual photography, as well as video controls
Has a 0.5x optical viewfinder and can be fitted with optional upgrades featuring greater 0.66x or 0.8x magnification
Accepts optional VF180 1.2x and VF45 1.2x prism VFs, which let you see entire field of view
Features accessory port for optional HDMI output
Ergonomically designed with dual grooved handles, which provide comfort, ease of use, and connection points for lighting arms or arm components
Lens Port System
Ships without a required lens port, and accepts a system of interchangeable ports for broad array of different lenses
For compatibility, see System Chart linked above
In the Box
Sea & Sea MDX-D800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E