The much awaited housing from Sea&Sea, the MDX-D500 are being shipped. Lighter and slimmer a perfect aluminium UW-housing.
The MDX-D500 features Sea&Sea’s internal optical YS converter and redesigned levers for improved ergonomics. Lenses can be changed via the lens port and the camera’s diopter viewfinder is adjustable externally.
Most Anticipated Housing Since MDX-D300
SEA&SEA announces the MDX-D500 Underwater Housing for the Nikon D500 camera, the most anticipated housing since the MDX-D300. Newly designed features of the MDX-D500 housing greatly surpass its predecessor. New features include the compatible internal Optical YS Converter of the MDX-D500 versus the external TTL converter connector of the MDX-D300. The MDX-D500 housing also has redesigned levers and luminescent buttons that increase their visibility while shooting in low light conditions.
The main command dial is located on the right-hand side of the housing. The sub-command dial is also located close to the shutter release lever, allowing for easy access of both controls. 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. 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.
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One-touch AF lock function is to be added.
Compared with the MDX-D810, the MDX-D500 is lighter in weight (at least by 10%)
A lever is employed to depress "Info" button.
A lever to depress "Fn" button is located on the left side of the housing.
The main command dial is located on the left side of the housing
One lever can control both the "Play" and the "Enlarge" buttons which are often used underwater.
The multi-selector buttons now have luminous stickers/labels to identify the buttons.
Quick (sub-command) dial is located very close to the shutter release lever so you can operate the dial when your index finger rests on the shutter- release lever.
Equipped with two (2) Fiber-Optic Cable Sockets.
Equipped with one (1) N-Type (2-pin) connector and one (1) HDMI accessory port.
Equipped with two (2) Sacrificial Zinc Diodes (front/ rear).
Compatible with Optional VF45 and VF180 View Finders.
Built-In Leak Detector Sensor (Optional).
Body: Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum Alloy (machined)
Grip: Corrosion-Resistant Die-Cast Aluminum Alloy
Depth Rating: 100m / 330ft
Dim. (WxHxD): 324 x 210 x 141mm / 13.9 x 8.3 x 5.6inch
Weight: Approx. 3,200g / 112.9oz (housing only)
28 999,00 krPris