Underwater housing for compact, consumer SLR cameras
order code: U-AX
The ewa-marine U-AX housing can be used on small boats, in the surf, while swimming, snorkeling or diving. It`s easy to operate the camera as its various components and buttons can be operated through the PVC.
The U-AX is designed to fit almost all common, compact SLR cameras on the market today, irrespective of the manufacturer or model. This housing opens a whole new world of applications for your standard SLR camera: you can safely take your camera canoeing, snorkeling or even diving, up to a depth of 20 m / 60 ft.
If the optional BF1 lead weight is inserted into the housing, underneath the camera, it becomes even easier to reach that maximum depth. Experienced photographers have confirmed, that the auto focus and flash both continue to function perfectly. As you descend, the air is pressed into the camera. Due to this, the pressure inside the housing will remain the same as the surrounding water pressure. (this is the reason why ewa-marine housings are so safe to use: implosions are impossible) Due to this, we have to start the dive with a suitable amount of air inside the housing. The foam pads supplied with the housing are part of this air "reservoir" and additional air should also be blown into the housing, via the valve at the rear, to ensure that the maximum potential volume is being utilized.
This is only one of a range of underwater SLR housings by ewa-marine.
The U-AX is a practical, "allround" housing that is primarily intended the be used while swimming, snorkeling and other, general water sports. Since you can also use a top mounted flash gun with the U-AX it is possible to shoot colorful pictures below the depth of 5m. Since the volume is not as large as in the U-AXP it is only recommended for depths up to 20m. A depth where you also can still take pictures with ambient, natural light. Since underwater photography generally requires the use of wide angle or macro lenses and thus shorter lenses, the lens tubes on the housing is kept rather short.
Suitable for SLR / lens combinations with a filter thread of up to 72mm.
Depending on your application but the following products offer a better solution:
- U-A: Compact without a top mounted flash gun ideal for snorkeling
- U AXP: SLR with top mounted strobe and up to to 50m / 150ft dive depth. Primarily for for scuba diving.
- U AXP100: Same unit as the U-AXP but with a 10mm larger diameter front port it can take lenses with filter thread of up to 82mm
- U-AZ: For outdoor photography while canoeing or kayaking with long zoom lenses
Designed specifically for consumer style digital dSLR, large mirrorless system-camera as well as the "old style" analog 35mm SLR cameras, the ewa-marine U-AX underwater housing is manufactured from our special, double laminated PVC and has an integrated, optically neutral flat glass as a front port. With this housing you will receive a set of adapters that fit the filter threads of the most popular lenses on the market today. By means of this adapter the camera is then docked into the housings front port, ensuring that the lens remains parallel and centered behind the front of the lens. Just as if it were a clear, neutral optical filter.
The external flash that is commonly used on SLR cameras fits into the specially designed section on the top of the housing. To fix the right hand near the shutter release, the housing has an adjustable wrist strap and a "Finger" to position the index finger right on the trigger.
It has a pair of non-corrosive and seawater resistant clamping rails which fit together for perfect sealing.They tighten by means of three screw knobs. There is also the practical, adjustable carry strap on the clamping rail.
Actually, it's not in a box at all. We sell this unit in a handy, yellow, nylon carry bag. This bag is ideal to store and transport your ewa-marine housing, it also helps reduce unnecessary packaging-waste and as such is part of our amain to help the environment.
In Addition to your housing and closing rail you will get the following with your new ewa-marine:
- CA-Adapters(for 52mm, 55mm, 58mm and 62mm Filter thread)
- sachet of Camera-Dry silica-gel
- foam padding (can be removed to accommodate battery grip or weights)
Should you require a lost or broken part, please contact us via mail:
- 306/3 closing rail
- set of 3 knurled nuts for closing rail
- foam padding U-A..-Series
- SF90 front port replacement (has to be replaced in factory)
- puncture repair (has to be repaired in factory)
- yellow nylon bag
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