Fantasea Line Releases the FD-40X Housing for Nikon D-40/D-40X Digital Cameras
Fantasea Line, distributor of the world’s most popular and affordable underwater photographic products, announces the release of the FD-40X waterproof camera housing dedicated exclusively to the new Nikon Digital D-40 and D-40X cameras. Together, the FD-40X housing and the D-40/D-40X camera offer an excellent combination for entry level underwater DSLR photography at an affordable price. The FD-40X’s interchangeable port system accommodates a wide variety of SLR lenses, allowing photographers to capture the widest variety of superior underwater images. The Fantasea lens system provides the opportunity to use the exact lenses for the best circumstances, including a choice of macro, wide angle, fisheye, and zoom lenses. The FD-40X is easy and instinctive to use and handle.
The Fantasea FD-40X is more than just an underwater camera housing since it provides protection for the D-40/D-40X against damage from rain, snow, dust, sand and dirt. It is a valuable tool for many commercial, industrial, and medical applications, because it is resistant to most liquids and sprays.
The FD-40X housing is rated to a depth of 200 feet (60m). The main seal between front and back halves is a gasket seal. The lens port attaches with a double O-ring seal for double protection. The camera “slides” into the FD-40X housing on a specially designed tray. Once inside the housing the stainless steel latching buckles on the back door are snapped shut, sealing the system with a sound watertight seal. The housing controls are made from stainless steel shafts and springs and are sealed by double O-rings as is the housing port. The control knobs and buttons are made of sturdy molded polycarbonate. The FD-40X flash sync port is a five-pin Nikonos type system which allows for full TTL coverage especially when using the Fantasea FSB800 Flash housing for the Nikon SB 800 Flash.
Overall Size is 220 x 300 x 230 mm (LxWxH)
Total Weight is approximately 2.8 kg
Buoyancy (with camera) Slightly positive
Among the key features and controls for the FD-40X housing:
- Shutter Release Control
- Power Switch
- Exposure Compensation/Aperture Control
- Shooting Information Control
- Zoom Port Control
- Auto Exposure/Focus Lock / Protect Control
- Mode Dial
- Command Dial
- Multi Selector Control
- Delete Control
- Playback Zoom/Setting Control
- Thumbnail/Help Control
- Menu Control
- Playback Control
- Magnified Optical Viewfinder
- Interchangeable Ports System-including wide angle and macro ports
- Bulkhead and Hot Shoe Connector for Strobe
- Double O-Ring Design on all Controls and Lens Ports
- Standard 5 Pin Nikonos Type TTL sync socket
The suggested retail price of the FD-40X: US $1099
This includes standard port (18-55 mm zoom lens) and free pre-paid flood insurance policy for one year, built into the cost.
Full press release with hi-resolution images here: