Equinox HD8X Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder and E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 Lens

Equinox HD8X Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder and E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 Lens

Equinox HD8X Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder and E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 Lens

B&H # EQHD8XVG30 MFR # HD8XVG30
Equinox HD8X Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder and E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 250'
  • Essential Mechanical Controls
  • Thermal-Based Polyvinyl Carbonate
  • 6" Dome Port for Lens
  • Wide-Angle Accessory Lens
  • External Color Correction Filter
  • Ballast Release System
  • 2.5" Rear-Mounted LCD Monitor
  • E/O Bulkhead for Video Feed to Surface
  • Gear for Manual Focus
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This HD8X Underwater Housing from Equinox is a waterproof case for the Sony NEX-VG30 camcorder with E-mount 16mm f/2.8 lens. It has a depth rating of 250'. The housing provides access to all essential camera functions via the following manual, mechanical controls: power on/off, record start/stop, photo, iris, auto focus, manual focus and ND filter. A gear for manual focus is supplied. Additionally, the HD8X features a 6" dome port for your lens, and includes a wide-angle accessory lens to help correct for the minimized field of view underwater. For easy handling and operation, its buoyancy is nearly neutral.

Built for durability, the HD8X is constructed from thermal-based polyvinyl carbonate. The Ballast Release System enables easy travel and fast transport to the surface. Simply pull on the quick release pin on one of the wings and the wing and ballast/handle are both released; the housing now becomes positive in buoyancy and shoots to the surface.

The HD8X includes a 2.5" rear-mounted LCD monitor, as well as an external color correction filter for blue water to help restore hues that get absorbed and lost underwater. The supplied E/O Bulkhead enables a video feed to the surface.

Depth Rating
Can be used at a maximum depth of 250'
Controls
Provides access to all essential camera functions via the following manual, mechanical controls: power on/off, record start/stop, photo, iris, auto focus, manual focus and ND filter. A focus gear is included
Construction
Made from durable, thermal-based polyvinyl carbonate
Buoyancy
Nearly neutral
Lens Port
Includes 6" dome port for E-mount 16mm f/2.8 lens. An optional flat port for macro shooting is also available
Wide-Angle Accessory Lens
Includes a wide-angle adapter lens to help correct for the minimized field of view underwater. An optional step-up ring will allow you to attach this lens directly to your 16mm f/2.8
Color Filter
An external color-correction filter for blue water is supplied to help restore hues that get absorbed and lost underwater
Ballast Release System
Enables easy travel and fast transport to the surface. Just pull on the quick release pin on one of the wings and the wing and ballast/handle are both released; the housing now becomes positive in buoyancy and shoots to the water's surface
E/O Bulkhead
Allows you to send video feed to the water's surface with the separate purchase of the 18" E.O. Connector Male Bulkhead cable
LCD Monitor
Includes 2.5" rear-mounted LCD monitor
Recommended Optional Accessories
Lighting arm adapters are available for attaching optional video lights. You can also purchase tripod mount #TPM, which has a standard 1/4"-20 thread
In the Box
Equinox HD8X Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder and E-Mount 16mm f/2.8 Lens
  • 2.5" Rear-Mounted LCD Monitor
  • E/O Bulkhead for Video Feed to Surface
  • Front Faceplate with Dome Port
  • Gear for Manual Focus
  • Wide-Angle Accessory Lens
  • Rear Faceplate
  • 2 x Wings
  • 2 x Handles
  • Lead Ballast Pre-Mounted in Housing
  • External Color Correction Filter
  • Rubber Feet for Stability
  • Carrying Strap
  • D-Ring on Rear Plate for Lanyard
  • Parts Kit for Assembly
  • Extra Parts Pack
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 250' (76.2 m)
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls Power on/off, record start/stop, photo, iris, auto focus, manual focus and ND filter
    Construction Body: thermal-based polyvinyl carbonate
    Lens port: acrylic
    Hardware: stainless steel
    Lens Port 6.0" (15.2 cm) dome port included
    Flat port for macro available separately
    Filter External color correction filter for blue water (included)
    Moisture Alarm None
    Microphone None
    Buoyancy Nearly neutral
    Monitor 2.5" (6.4 cm) rear-mounted LCD
    Lighting No connector
    Lighting arm adapters available separately for optional video lights
    Connectors E/O bulkhead for video feed to the water's surface
    Requires 18" (45.7 cm) E.O. Connector Male Bulkhead cable
    Dimensions 9.0 x 12 x 9.0" (22.9 x 30.5 x 22.9 cm)
    Weight 12 lb (5.4 kg) without ballast

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