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Subal Unveils Housing for Canon 5D Mark IV
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 1, 2016 @ 10:30 PM (EST)

Subal must surely be in cahoots with Canon because it’s been barely a week since the Japanese giant unveiled its long-awaited 5D Mark IV and Subal has already announced their corresponding housing.

Machined from aluminum alloy and coated in corrosion resistant paint, the housing comes with various charateristic Subal features, including their Quick Lock closure system, ergonomically laid-out controls, and built-in handles. Subal’s 180° and 45° viewfinders can be used with the housing, as well as a newly introduced 30° prism viewfinder designed to provide an optimum viewing angle of the LCD, especially useful for videographers.

The Subal CD5 MIV housing is ready to ship and is priced at €3,958.80 in the EU and at €3,299 for export.


With the SUBAL CD5 MIV for the Canon EOS 5D mark IV, SUBAL offers an aluminum housing for the latest development of the compact full-frame SLRs from Canon, SUBAL without restrictions in the angle! There is no limit to the creativity of the underwater photographers.

The ergonomic SUBAL design and arrangement of all important elements of the housing allows the camera easy operation without letting go of the handle. The camera is mounted on a special sled, to secure the camera with precision into the housing. This allows a faster and secure mounting. A 4 mm O ring and the SUBAL Quick Lock closure system, prevents accidental crushing of the O-ring and ensures maximum safety.

The Subal monitor window, provides a glare-free view of the brilliant image of the camera monitor, and supports  ideally the HD-video function of the camera. Pilot lights can be attached or mounted to the top shoe.

Only high quality materials are used to produce Subal housings. A precise manufacturing process followed by the surface protection finish, to conform the standard quality level that you get in every SUBAL product.

SUBAL offers for this housing model, 4 different search systems:

  • The standard viewfinder slimmed the viewfinder image, so that it can fully be overlooked despite diving mask.
  • The GS 180 and the 45°  viewfinder  offer a view in size approximately corresponding to the camera's viewfinder, with the insight of the GS-180 horizontally, the insight of the WS-45 under 45°.

The new Prism Finder PS-30 shows the camera monitor image at the same size at a viewing angle of 30°. The insight is with normal reading distance, which is why the PS-30 ideal for video recording specialy as this camera have 4K video.  All Subal viewfinders systems are interchangeable and can be mounted easily by the user.

All SUBAL ports with bayonet mount on this case can be used (except DP-FE2).

Technical data:

Seawater resistant aluminum alloy machined from the block. Hard coating and corrosion treatment is applied to the surface of the housing. In addition 3 layers of powder coating paint are applied to give the housing the unique SUBAL color and finish. All parts are made of hard-anodized light alloy, acid-resistant stainless steel and high quality plastics, to endure all working conditions. SUBAL QuickLock closure system.

Width x height x depth:

Approx. 260 x 190 x 130 mm
(w/o port and handles)

Flash connection:

2 Flash connectors: Optionally Nikonos V, IKELITE or S6 Sockets connected in parallel. TTL function only with S6 socket and original Canon flash unit or possible with corresponding Flash devices from other manufacturers!

Flash arm mounting:

2 x T-plates 25 mm, TLC - or ultralight base optional

Transmission and features:

Main switch, shutter, backlight, zoom / manual focus, AF-On, front and rear main dial, mode dial, lens release, cursor.

Push buttons for:

Metering mode/white balance, AF/drive, ISO/Flash compensation, menu, picture style, info, playback, delete, AF area selector, set, live view.



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