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Hugyfot HFC-40D Housing For The Canon EOS 40D
By Jason Heller, July 1, 2008 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
Source: Letsgodigital.org

by Karin Brussaard

The Canon 40D is my companion on this trip to Coiba. It is the successor to the 30D. A striking feature of the Canon EOS 40D compared with its predecessor is the introduction of Live View. Also almost inevitable is the increase of pixel amount on a new camera. This is also the case with the Canon 40D. It has the disposal of 10.5 million pixels; its older brother has to settle for 8.2. A more important difference is the faster processor (DIGIC III) enabling to work with 14 bytes. It delivers improved dynamic range and thus nicer pictures. The LCD monitor has increased from 2.5 inch to 3 inch. The amount of pixels on the LCD monitor however remained the same, 230,000. And although Live View could offer a solution for underwater photography, so far its use is still rather limited. You can use the auto focus when you use the AF-ON button. Unfortunately the monitor turns black when pressing the AF-ON button, (since the mirror needs folding up in order to focus) which makes it difficult to decide your composition.


Hugyfot Housing  

The Hugyfot 40D housing is milled out of a solid block of High-End sea-waterproof aluminum with the aid of a 5-axis CNC milling machine and computer aided design (CAD). The underwater housing weighs 2649 grams (without camera or port) and has been tested to a pressure of 300 feet depths. This is deeper than the underwater housings of most brands. And because the housing is made of aluminum, less humid will appear inside than in a plastic housing. During our dives we encountered large temperature changes - 33 degrees Celsius on the surface and sometimes only 16 degrees on depth - and I was very happy with the latter feature. My housing never suffered from humid, not once, while my buddy's plastic underwater housing became completely steamy at times.



Hugeyfot Canon 40D


HugyfotLens Support

Hugyfot offers a neat number of three ports: a macro port, a wide angle port and a fisheye port. In combination with a port adapter of different lengths many lenses can be used underwater: Canon (100 and 60 mm macro, 10-22, 16-35, 18-55 en 17-40), Sigma (50, 70 en 105 mm macro, 10-20, 12-24 and 17-70) and Tokina (100 mm macro, 10-17 fisheye and 12-24). For other lenses you can contact Hugyfot and they can advise you as to which port you should use, eventually in combination with an adapter. The ports connect to the underwater housing through a bayonet mount. This system works excellently. The ports connect flawless to the underwater housing and they are so firm that I was never scared I'd loosen one accidentally. Furthermore zoom rings and focus rings are available to enable using the zoom function of the lenses or to manually focus underwater.


Read the full review at LetsGoDigital.org





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