Underwater housing for compact, consumer SLR cameras
with 77 or 82mm filter thread lenses
order code: U-A100
The U-A100 SLR underwater 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 most common, current application is in video production. And to then use this housing with a Sony A7, an adapter like the Metabones and one of the large diameter Canon lenses.
The U-A100 is designed to fit almost all common SLR cameras on the market today, irrespective of the manufacturer or model. With this housing, a whole new world of applications opens up for your standard SLR camera: Inside the housing you can now take the camera safely 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 the 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.
Keep in mind: If you do not have one of those large diameter lenses, the "standard" U-A will be the better choice. And if you do ever end up needing the larger front port, then the SF100 port can always be fitted by our customer service at some point in the future.
The U-A100 is a practical, "all-round" housing that is primarily intended to be used while swimming, snorkeling and other, general water sports. While it can also be used for scuba diving, for lack of a strong, external strobe, and because the camera's small, built in flash is to close to the lens, resulting in small, suspended particles in the water showing as "snowflakes" in the picture, i.e. can not be used in most applications, the U-A100 is limited to 20m / 60ft. 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.
Depending on your application but the following products offer a better solution:
- U-A: for consumer style SLR for up to to 20m / 60ft dive depth. Ideal if your largest lens diameter is smaller than a 72mm filter thread.
- U-AX: SLR with top mounted strobe for up to to 20m / 60ft dive depth. Offers better illumination of the subject under poor light condition.
- U AXP100: SLR with top mounted strobe and up to to 50m / 150ft dive depth. Primarily for scuba diving.
- U-AZ: For out-door 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-A100 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 an 82mm filter adapter and a RA77-82 step-up ring. By means of thess adapters the camera is then docked into the housings front port (which is bigger on this housing then on the standard U-A), ensuring that the lens remains parallel and centered behind the front of the lens. Just as if it were a clear, neutral optical filter.
As many cameras in this category have a built in, pop-up flash we have added a "roof" to accommodate it in 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.
Our SLR housings are sold with a foam padding that fits underneath the camera, inside the housing. This sponge has to be removed if you want to use your camera with a battery grip, or to make space for the tripod connector that is available as an optional extra. (Please keep in mind that, as a result, cameras like the Nikon D4 or Canon 1DX, that basically include a fixed "battery grip" as part of their design, can not be used inside the housing that has been fitted with a tripod connector.)
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.
|Overall Maximum Width of Camera||=||170 mm max.||(6 2/3 inches)|
|Length of Camera PLUS Lens||=||170 mm max.||(6 2/3 inches)|
|housing hight||=||135 mm||(5 1/3 inches)|
|max. Filter Diameter||=||82 mm|
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:
- CA82 adapter (for 82mm filter thread) *
- RA77-82 step-up ring
- sachet of Camera-Dry silica-gel
- foam padding (can be removed to accommodate battery grip or weights)
*until September 2017 this housing only included the CA77 adapter
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
- SF100 front port replacement (has to be replaced in factory)
- puncture repair (has to be repaired in factory)
- yellow nylon bag
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