Seacam has unveiled its latest Silver housing, and this one is designed for a surprising camera: the Leica SL2—a 47MP full-frame monster with an impressive spec sheet, which includes DCI/UHD 4K/60p video with no crop, 6fps burst shooting with continuous AF/AE, 5-axis image stabilization, a 2.1M-dot touchscreen LCD, and a 5.76M-dot OLED viewfinder. And the bonus? The housing is also compatible with the SL2-S, a videocentric version of the camera with a 24MP sensor.
Like all Seacam Silver housings, the SL2/SL2-S housing is milled from a saltwater-proof light metal alloy that is twice hardened and anodized, while the two housing shells are secured with the company’s titanium Safety Lock fastening system. Handles are integrated but removeable, and buttons and dials, which offer full control over the camera’s functions, are stainless steel and anodized aluminum. As well as a window for viewing the rear LCD, there’s an upper display window for the small LCD on the camera’s top plate.
The housing can be configured with S6 or N5 bulkheads for electrical strobe triggering, and you have the option to have an HDMI bulkhead and a vacuum system fitted. Seacam’s leak detector comes as standard. The housing goes down to 260 feet, but it can be customized upon request to increase that depth rating.
Seacam’s housing for the Leica SL2/SL2-S is priced at €4350 (excl. shipping, taxes and custom duties) on the company’s website, and it is available in the U.S. from Backscatter, which is now taking pre-orders.
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We're proud to present you the first Leica underwater housing from SEACAM. With our newest addition, you can use your Leica Sl2 or SL2-S camera safely and ergonomically under water and take spectacular pictures and videos in Leica quality. The housing is suitable for both cameras.
We recommend using the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 1:3,5-4,5/16–35 ASPH with our SD Superdome and a PVL80 extension.
We recommend using the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 1:3,5-4,5/16–35 ASPH with our SD Superdome Port and a PVL80 extension. More info about ports can be found here.
Knobs and control levers
Power switch, shutter release for camera and video, front- and tumb dial, manual focus, zoom, lens release button, FN front (free), FN-back up (Monitor-viewfinder switch), FN-up / Joystick middle (ISO/AF-ON)
Joystick, OK-button, PLAY-button, FN-button(free), MENU-button, FN-up (still/video).
Note: The (functions) of the FN keys in brackets refers to programming that we recommend.
- Clear LCD monitor window and inclined, glare-free upper display window.
- 2 flash sockets S6 or N5, 2 flash arm T-pieces 25mm, tripod thread 3/8 ″, M8 thread on the housing top, 2 removable handles and optical-acoustic leak detector.
- HDMI socket and vacuum test optional
- Spare O-ring set, grease and maintenance oil, allen key set and wrist strap in neoprene bag, protective caps and manual.
Dimensions: 260 x 190 x 130 mm (without port, handles and viewfinder)
Weight: 2350g (without port and viewfinder, neutral under water depending on configuration)
Operation Depth: –80m/–260 ft. (deeper operation depth upon request)
Price: from EUR 4350 (excl. shipping, taxes and custom costs)
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