Sealux has announced their housing for the Sony FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900. The housing features a monitor back plate that allows for viewing of the camera’s LCD, and a large 90mm bayonet mount to allow for the 74° wide-angle lens.
The housing is shipping now.
Sealux releases housing for Sony FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900
The housing is made of seawater-resistant aluminium. It is CNC milled out of a monobloc, then anodized and covered with a special powder coating. The camcorder is precision-guided along a special slide and fitted inside the front part of the housing, thereby excluding any fitting errors.
Monitor back plate
The large display window allows a complete view of the swivelled-open 3.5 inch monitor with excellent screening against ambient light. The viewing angle has a 15º inclination relative to the swimming plane. The sunshade avoids reflections on the glass screen. Enjoy your shots as you are taking them.
The housing comes equipped with two quick-release locking devices which are protected against being opened unintentionally.
To do the large 74º wide-angle lens justice (equivalent to a 29 mm focal length of a 35 mm camera) we have provided our housing with a 90 mm bayonet mount, which now allows fitting a wide-angle converter lens that increases the shooting angle to about 110º. Of course, the port mount is equipped with the tried and tested Sealux 1-button locking system, permitting a fast change between flat ports and wide-angle converter lenses.
To enable the camcorder to record the highest quality image possible, we only use optical glass for the port. The new 90 mm flat port includes a lens cap as standard.
The close-up lens can be swivelled in front of the housing even when using the wide-angle converter lens. This allows both macro and wide-angle shots at any time.
UW-colour correction filter
For shots in blue water without lighting, an colour correction filter is fitted inside the housing, which can be swivelled in front at any time.
Wide-angle converter lens (extra)
With dome lens made of optical glass, coated, zoomable, diagonal shooting angle approx. 110º, with protective cap.
To replace the rechargeable batteries the camcorder does not need to be removed from the housing.
Newly developed ergonomic hand grips with holder allow comfortable handling and a safe housing footing, even when the large wide-angle conversion lens is fitted. For transport the two hand grip holders can be detached.
Functions are activated via a keypad on the right and via manual controls:
- One-Push White Balance.
- Large lens ring (Focus, Zoom).
Small setting ring (manual f-stop, ISO, shutter speed).
- MANUAL key.
- IRIS key.
- ISO key.
Shutter Speed key.
FOCUS MAGNIFIER lever.
- ND-FILTER lever.
An acoustic and optical moisture alarm system monitors the wellbeing of the camcorder.
Carry case (extra)
The carry case with a minimal weight of only 2.6 kg has sufficient capacity for the whole video equipment, including the Sealux lighting system. Measuring only 500 x 390 x 190 mm it will be accepted as hand luggage.
Housing without grip: (W x H x L): 226 x 122 x 215 mm
Housing only: 3.8 kg
Housing with camera: about neutral.
Maximum depth: Tested down to 90 m.