Sea&Sea has released details of their housing for the Canon EOS 80D SLR camera. The MDX-80D housing has an “improved underwater weight” and the camera’s multi controller is accessible via a control. the main control dials are equipped with damper springs for secure operation. Strobe triggering is via fiber optic.
*1 The housing is not equipped with a strobe connector when shipped from the factory. Use (a) Fiber-optic Cable(s) when connecting external strobe(s). Optional Sync Cord 2-pin Connector (#50122) is required if you wish to use a conventional hardwired Sync cable.
Improved underwater weight.
The underwater weight has improved due to a more precise machining method.
Important controls such as ISO, AF-ON and Start-Stop may be activated and deactivated more easily due to a NEW lever activation design.
The Multi-Controller is located on the right side of the rear case.
Buttons have been “gapped” for easy operation.
Compatible with both the VF180 1.2x and VF45 1.2x viewfinders
By attaching the VF180 (#46112) or the VF45 prism viewfinders (#46111) (magnification ratio of 1.2x) to the housing, the magnification increases by 1.2x and entire field of view can be seen at the same time. Recommended for users committed to strict composition and focusing.
Major controls, including levers and buttons, will glow in dark conditions.
Diopter adjustment dial
The camera’s diopter adjustment dial can be operated from the housing. This feature is effective when two or more people (with different eyesight) use the housing.
Main dials are equipped with damper (spring)
The main dial, quick control dial, diopter adjustment dial and live view/movie lever have a spring-loaded damper to provide secure operation. (Camera controls will not slip because of the dampers).
Equipped with movable Focus/Zoom gear
When the focus/zoom dial is pulled out, the gear inside the housing will move outward allowing for lenses with large diameters to be easily mounted.
The housing has Three accessory ports. One is designed for N-type strobe connector and the other two are designed for HDMI output / The Leak Sentinel (vacuum system).
Equipped with two Fiber-optic Cable Sockets.
Port lock can be activated from the outside of the housing.
Equipped with two sacrificial zinc diodes to avoid electrolysis damage.
3-Step shutter sensitivity adjustment.
Construction Body: corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy (machined)
Grip: corrosion-resistant die-cast aluminum alloy
Depth rating: 100m / 330ft
Dimensions (WxHxD): 340 x 194 x 140 mm / 13.4 x 7.6 x 5.5 inches
Weight: Approx. 3,000g / 105.8oz (Housing only)