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A5DSR Pro Underwater Housing for Canon 5Ds, 5Dsr, or 5D Mk III ( Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)

MFR Part #: 20078-KT
Samy's Part #: S-040079
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The Aquatica A5DSR Pro Underwater Housing was designed to be as small and lightweight as it could be, nevertheless its lightness in weight should not be taken for a weakness. This housing still has the same standard 90m/300ft depth rating and can still be upgraded to 130m/425ft.

Aquatica housings are made for the hard working photographer in mind, one who truly understands reliability in the field. Being built in Canada means that every Aquatica housing is born and bred in one of the world most rugged diving environment. Bottom line, if it works in our local conditions, it will work everywhere else!

The Aquatica A5Dsr housing comes standard with a Surveyor monitoring sensor. This sensor acts as a moisture alarm and can with the addition of a vacuum extracting valve an pump, be used for constantly monitoring the sealing integrity of the housing, adding another level of safety and peace of mind. Given the immense impact its predecessors had on the underwater imaging, it was deemed absolutely important that this new housing be optimized so that all its controls would be easy to reach and operate smoothly. AF-ON & star button access is provided with a rotating collar that prevents ambient pressure from pushing it back toward the housing. Menus buttons are angled to provide an easier reach for your left hand. The 4xxxx gear system with a smaller housing pinion gear and larger lens gear results in smoother action while zooming in a video sequence. Knurled knobs and oversized controls translate into positive and easy operation no matter what the situation is.

A control extender arm for the ISO button is now a standard feature on the Aquatica A5Dsr Pro Housing. ISO is an important, and in our opinion a vital feature, especially when shooting video, in normal circumstances this can be done by pushing on the ISO button located on the right hand top of the housing. This lever gives a quick and comfortable access to the ISO control of the camera.

Battery and card replacement are a simple affair with a camera tray that precisely positions the camera in the housing and easily disengage by a simple push on a tab. The zoom actuating pinion gear and the lens release lever pull out to allow the user to remove the camera from the back while still keeping a lens and zoom gear attached.

Handling the housing is via our acclaimed molded grips, these have been the industry reference in comfort for the last 25 years. These lightweight yet sturdy grip handles are made of one piece and cannot come unglued, fall apart or corrode. Grips are provided with standard sized mounting holes ready to accept the most current strobes and their supporting arms. On top of the housing is an extra mounting point for attaching a focus/video light or other accessories, three additional standard sized mounting points are provided under for various brackets, support or tripods.

On the right is a view of the business end on the Aquatica A5Dsr, clearly showing the serious nature of this housing. The record button is located close to your thumb and not only is it oversized but with a bright red coating, it is visually easy to pin point. The Live View toggle is within easy reach and the SET button is also oversized. The multi controller pad is accessible. All push buttons are of high quality Type 304 stainless steel, the same used in the aerospace industry; these will not break or rust. Their smooth operation and position gives the photographer a very intuitive and normal feel to the housing.

The Aquatica A5Dsr housing offers a choice of connectors to take advantages of the current technology advancement made in underwater strobes. They are user serviceable and replacing them is done quickly without requiring the need for any special tool. Again, these improvements were implemented with the travelling photographer in mind, reliability and user's friendly field maintenance being the key word here. Additional bulkheads access holes (16mm & ½" sized) are available for adapting accessories such an external monitor, triggering device, Surveyor vacuum monitoring system and/or sound recording accessories.

The Aquatica A5Dsr is supplied with our Galileo type eye piece. This high quality and coated optical finder gives a bright and full view of the view finder. For those seeking the ultimate in viewing for still image, the optional Aqua View Finder, available in straight and 45 degrees version, are among the best of the industry, they can easily be installed in a matter of a few minutes by the user. The enlarged and enhanced image provided by the Aqua View Finder is second to none in clarity, it provides the photographer with tack sharp corner to corner viewing of the camera view finder for composing and critical focusing.

Dome ports are as follows: starting by our state-of-the-art 9.25"/230mm Megadome made of BK-7 coated mineral glass, to our classic workhorses, the 8" and 6" dome ports with removable shade, and going down all the way to the diminutive 4"/100mm Minidome, also made of coated BK7 glass. A selection of port extension rings, some including our unique manual focus capability, these extension are available for both the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Type II and the EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Two serious candidates for the video shooter and for which manual focus access is vital, prime lens focusing can be done using the controls knob on the upper left side of the housing.

The Aquatica 5Dsr is destined, much like its predecessor, the A5D Mk III, for a life of multi-tasking role. This previous A5D version is still a reference to date, and is used by many of the major television underwater documentary production; it has been embraced by scores of top image makers in the world whose work can be seen weekly on network television, advertising work and movie productions.

This philosophy that made the Canon 5D Mk III and its Aquatica housing so popular has not been lost on this newer version! Every effort was made to give you an underwater imaging system that can be tailored to your needs.

  • Menu buttons angled to provide easier reach with left hand
  • Controls for aperture, shutter, ISO, and strobe exposure are all accessible with your hands on grips
  • Provides easy access to virtually all camera functions, including live view toggle, set button, and multi-controller pad, via mechanical controls
  • Control extender arm for ISO button
  • Over-sized video recording button is located close to your thumb and features bright red coating for quick identification
  • Zoom actuating pinion gear and the lens release lever pull out to allow you to remove camera from rear while still keeping a lens and zoom gear attached
  • AF-ON and star button access is provided with rotating collar that prevents ambient pressure from pushing it back towards housing
  • Standard, coated eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's viewfinder
  • Prime lens focusing can be done via control knob on upper left side of housing
  • Gear system incorporates smaller housing pinion gear and larger lens gear, resulting in smoother action while zooming in video sequences
  • Knurled knobs and oversized controls for ease of use, even while wearing diving gloves
  • Battery and memory card replacement are also simple tasks, thanks to tray that positions camera precisely in housing and can be disengaged with just a push on a tab
  • Ergonomic design with 2 grips that offer improved handling and attachment points for optional lighting arms

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Underwater Housing Information
Material Housing: Anodized, machined aluminum alloy and stainless steel Sacrificial anodes: Zinc Push-Buttons: Type 304 stainless steel
Controls Control Type: Mechanical push-buttons, knurled knobs, dials, and levers, Controls: Access to virtually all camera functions, including power on/off, shutter, video recording, live view toggle, set button, multi-controller, main control dial, aperture, shutter, ISO, exposure, AF-ON, star button, menu, play, info, Q button, and delete
Depth Rating 295', upgradeable to 426'
External Flash Connector 1x Ikelite TTL connector for optional strobes (sync cord required, not included)
Dimensions With Grips: 13.8 x 7.7 x 5.7" / 35 x 19.5 x 14.5 cm Without Grips: 9.1 x 7.7 x 5.7" / 23 x 19.5 x 14.5 cm
Weight Approx. 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
  • 2 x Grip Handles
  • Allen Key
  • Spare Main O-Ring
  • Container of O-Ring Lubricant
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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