Sea and Sea Introduces U/W Housing for Canon EOS R5MDX-R5

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New from Sea & Sea – The U/W Housing for Canon EOS R5. Revised ergonomic design, improved safety features and eye-catching exterior. The new MDX series housings are now upgraded with more standard features to ensure better handling and greater protection for your camera.

Equipped with Grip plus, SA8 Fixed Ball Bases. The new MDX R5 is the perfect complement to Canon’s new mirrorless R5 camera. The MDX-R5 is rich in features with all controls ergonomically designed to maximize camera operation. All major camera functions can be accessed from the grip handles through thumb or finger movement without releasing your grip.

Sea&Sea Optical Converter and S&S manual flash trigger compatibility, port locking system plus removal and attaching of lenses while camera is still in housing. Compatible with both native RF lenses and all EF lenses (with mount). In addition, a 24mm port has been included to accommodate HDMI 2 cables for connection to an external video monitor to realize the full potential of the cameras ultra-high video capabilities. A built-in Leak Sensor and a bulkhead for external vacuum sensor provides double protection and increased peace of mind for your camera equipment while diving.

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Many more features are available on the MDX R5 to help you gain the full potential of all the R5’s features and make your underwater imaging experience unforgettable.

For better noticeability, controls are partially coloured with yellow. All major controls for camera function can be easily operated without releasing your grip on the handle, providing stability and assurance during all imaging situations.

MDX-R5 Other Features

  • The Port lock prevents the port from turning or loosening and the Port Lock lever is specifically located to avoid being unlocked accidentally.  
  • The housing is equipped with a lens-lock release button which makes it possible to change lenses easily, without opening the housing. 
  • Pulling out the Focus/Zoom Dial gives sufficient room inside the housing to easily accommodate larger diameter lenses.
  • All controls have luminescence stickers which glow in a dark environment for better visibility of controls.
  • Equipped with Optical Viewfinder 0.5x as standard. Other optional viewfinders such as the VF180 1.2x,VF45 1.2x and Optical Viewfinder 0.66x,0.8x can be used.
    Some vignetting may occur when the VF180 1.2x is mounted on housing, the upper part of the camera’s viewfinder cannot be viewed due to vignetting. 
  • Sync Cord 2-pin Connector enables use of conventional hardwired Sync cable (Manual mode only).
  • Equipped with two sacrificial zinc diodes (one on the front case and the other on the rear) to prevent electrolysis damage.
  • Built-in leak sensor immediately alerts alerts you to water ingress.
  • Tripod screw mount is located on the center underside of the housing.
  • Equipped with an under guard to protect housing from scratches and abrasion

Learn more at: https://www.seaandsea.jp/products/digital_slr/mdx-r5/

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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