Sea & Sea MDX-D800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E (2-pin Sync Cord Connector)

Sea & Sea MDX-D800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E (2-pin Sync Cord Connector)

Sea & Sea MDX-D800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E (2-pin Sync Cord Connector)

B&H # SEMDXD800Q MFR # SS-06162A
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Dual Fiber-Optic Cable Ports for Strobes
  • 2-pin Sync Cord Connector Installed
  • Mechanical and Button Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Ergonomic Design with Dual Handles
  • Precision-Machined Anodized Aluminum
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Optional Lens Port Required
  • 0.5x Optical Viewfinder
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  • 1Description

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, there is a 2-pin connector for sync cords installed. 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.

Construction Details

  • 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
  • 2-pin sync cord connector (#50122) for strobes is installed
  • Optional YS Converter/N 5-pin connector (#50123) also accepts sync cords 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 (2-pin Sync Cord Connector)
  • Housing Body Cap
  • O-Ring
  • O-Ring Remover
  • Silicone Grease
  • Camera Quick Shoe
  • Attachment Tool
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 328' / 100 m
    Control Type Mechanical grooved dials and levers
    Push-buttons
    Controls Provides access to all camera functions except for Fn button on front of camera
    Material of Construction Body: Machined, anodized aluminum alloy
    Dual Grips: Die-cast aluminum alloy
    Moisture Alarm Optional LED leak sensor
    Buoyancy May vary depending on choice of lens and port
    Port Ships without a required lens port
    Accepts system of interchangeable bayonet-mount ports for different lenses
    For compatibility, see System Chart linked in Overview
    Internal Flash Usable Yes, camera's built-in flash
    External Strobe Connector 2 ports for optional fiber-optic cables
    2-pin sync cord connector (#50122) installed
    Optional YS Converter/N 5-pin connector (#50123) uses sync cords
    Other Connectors Accessory port for 2-pin connector for N-type sync cords
    Second accessory port for optional HDMI output
    Mounting Cold shoe on top
    Three screw mount holes on bottom for tripod/tray/bracket
    Accessories available for mounting lighting arms on grip handles
    Dimensions 13.7 x 8.3 x 5.6" / 34.9 x 21.0 x 14.1 cm
    Weight Approx. 6.2 lb / 2.8 kg

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