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Sea & Sea Announces Housing for Canon 80D
By Joseph Tepper, August 9, 2016 @ 12:32 PM (EST)

Sea & Sea has announced their housing for Canon’s enthusiast-level DSLR, the EOS 80D.

The housing has improved underwater weight, thanks to a “more precise machining method.” Key secondary controls like ISO, AF-ON and Video Start-Stop are now easier to access via a new lever. As well, the Multi-Controller on the right side features buttons that have been “gapped” for easier operation.

The 80D is one of the more underappreciated in Canon’s lineup, despite offering impressive specs and features in a relatively compact form. It features a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with the benefits of Canon’s Dual Pixel phase-detection autofocus. It also has a polycarbonate exterior that encapsulates the camera, protecting against dust and moisture.

Sea & Sea’s MDX-80D housing is now shipping with a retail price of $3,499.95. Learn more in the press release below.  

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Housing for the 80D

Improved underwater weight:

The underwater weight has improved due to a more precise machining method.

Easy Operation:

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.

Luminescent stickers:

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).


MDX-80D Housing

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)



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