Sea & Sea MDX-5D Mark III Instruction manual

06163
UNDERWATER HOUSING for
Canon 5D Mark III
日本語
MDX-5D Mark III
English
取扱説明書
Instruction Manual
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing SEA&SEA products.
Please read this instruction manual carefully prior to using this product.
Only with a thorough understanding of this manual’s content will you
be able to use the housing correctly. After reading the manual, please
be sure to keep it in a place where you can easily come back to it at
any time.
Note:
Pressure-resistance inspection sticker
Products bearing this sticker are those that have passed SEA&SEA’s
criteria-based inspection for pressure resistance.
The appearance of color evenness or weld lines on the external body
of the product is normal and will not affect its performance.
Contents
Safety Precautions ......................................................................... E-2
Precautions on Handling the O-ring ............................................... E-4
Identification of Parts ..................................................................... E-6
Preparation for Setting Up ............................................................. E-8
Prepare the housing and port ................................................... E-8
Prepare the digital camera ....................................................... E-8
Prepare the connecting accessories ........................................ E-8
Opening and Closing the Housing ................................................. E-9
Attaching and Detaching the Port ................................................ E-11
Mounting the Camera in the Housing .......................................... E-13
Connecting the Strobe ................................................................. E-15
External Controls .......................................................................... E-16
Attaching the Optional Accessories .............................................. E-18
Maintenance and Storage .............................................................E-22
Specifications ............................................................................... E-23
E-1
Safety Precautions
For safe handling of the product, please read the following precautions
carefully before use.
Failure to heed the precautions listed below could result in serious
consequences. To prevent injury or damage to yourself and/or others,
please observe the precautions as they contain highly important
information related to personal and product safety.
WARNING
Situations that could result in severe injury or death.
CAUTION
Situations that could result in property damage or
personal injury.
WARNING
Keep out of reach of children to prevent accidental ingestion. If swallowed, seek
medical advice immediately.
CAUTION
Carefully observe the instruction manual for the compatible camera for this product
before use.
This product must be used in combination with the optional port for SEA&SEA digital
SLR camera housings. This product cannot be used alone.
This product has been designed and manufactured for use at a water depth within
100m / 330ft. Please note that diving to a depth in excess of 100m / 330ft may
cause damage to the product or may lead to water leakage.
Unauthorized disassembling and/or modification could result in malfunction or flooding,
and void product warranty. Take the product to a SEA&SEA authorized service
center for repair or inspection.
Should you notice smoke or an unusual smell coming from the product, turn it off and
remove the batteries immediately, taking care to avoid burns. Continued operation
could result in injury. After removing the battery, take the product to a SEA&SEA
authorized service center for inspection.
Discontinue use and turn the product off immediately should you notice flooding or
leakage.
When the product is flooding, interior pressure may build up. Please be careful when
opening the product as water may spurt out or the cap may open explosively and
cause injuries.
The product has been constructed with an airtight seal. When packing the product
for airplane travel, do not seal-up the product to alleviate pressure build up due to
atmospheric changes.
Do not open the product in a wet or sandy environment. Protect the interior from
moisture and debris in order to prevent malfunction or flooding.
Avoid strong shocks/impacts or excess stress to prevent malfunction, damage or
breakdown. Make sure that the product has been securely mounted to other products
in order to prevent injury, fall or missing.
E-2
Safety Precautions
Do not rest heavy weight on the product. It might deform the outer casing, damage
internal parts, make the waterproofing fail, or result in fire or electric shock.
Please note that some marks may be left on the camera scraping against the dials
or gears of the housing.
Handle the product carefully so as not to scratch the front port, the lens, the flash
window or the finder.
Always dry the front port, the lens, the flash window or the finder using a soft cloth to
prevent stain or salt residue from marring the glass surface.
Rinse the product with fresh water, after underwater use. Ensure that the product is
waterproofed before rinsing. Refer to [Maintenance and Storage] (P.E-22) for details.
Never use chemicals, cosmetics, any petroleum solvents such as paint thinner, or
neutral detergent on the product. They may deform and damage the product.
Do not leave the product in places with hot temperatures such as inside of a car or in
a car trunk in summer. The heat may deform plastic parts of the product, damaging
internal parts and resulting in potential fire or electric shock. If the product is sealed
tight in hot conditions, heated air expanding inside the product may deform the casing
and ruin the waterproofing.
Do not store the product in wet or high humidity place, to avoid mold, rust, corrosion
or malfunction.
Do not store the product with naphthalene or camphor mothballs, or in locations such
as a laboratory where chemicals are used. This environment can cause mold, rust,
corrosion or malfunction.
SEA&SEA SUNPAK Co., Ltd. assumes no liability for compensation of loss of
captured images or expenses caused by loss of images, even if you are unable to
shoot due to a product defect or malfunction.
SEA&SEA SUNPAK Co., Ltd. will not be responsible for the replacement or
compensation for cameras, lenses or those accessories damaged due to your
invalid operation.
SEA&SEA SUNPAK Co., Ltd. assumes no liability for errors or discrepancies in
this manual.
Carefully observe the O-ring maintenance manual for the handling of O-rings
before use.
The silicon grease included in the product package is inedible.
Precautions on Handling the O-ring
This product is kept watertight by the O-ring. To keep the O-ring functioning
properly, please observe the following. Improper handling of the O-ring could
cause flooding.
CAUTION
SEA&SEA products use blue O-rings. These O-rings are impregnated with
silicone oil through a special process. The lubricating effect of the O-ring lasts
as long as the silicone oil is gradually seeping out from within.
For the maintenance of these blue O-rings, make sure to use genuine SEA&SEA
silicone grease (O-ring grease for use with the blue O-rings that comes in tubes
with blue lettering and blue caps). If you use silicone grease from other companies
or SEA&SEA’s own silicone grease that comes in tubes with black lettering and
black caps, the grease you apply will be sucked into the blue O-rings due to
their special characteristics, which will result in insufficient grease. If this happens
even once, the O-ring will not revert to its normal state and must be replaced.
If the grease is insufficient, the O-ring will not slide, and it will become harder
to open and close the waterproof parts. Because of this, it could become
impossible to open or close the housing or it could cause flooding, so please
refrain from using the housing with insufficient grease.
Are there any scratches or cracks in the O-ring?
Check the O-ring to make sure there are no
scratches or cracks. If there are, replace the
O-ring with a new one immediately. When
handling the O-ring, do not use pointed
metal objects, which could damage the
O-ring. Use of the included O-ring remover
is recommended.
O-ring remover
Be careful about dust, sand, and hair
Check the O-ring to make sure that there is no dust, sand, or hair on the O-ring,
in the O-ring’s grooves, or on the O-ring’s contact surfaces. If any of these things
are attached, remove them completely. If used as is, these things could cause
flooding.
E-3
E-4
Precautions on Handling the O-ring
Identification of Parts
Coat with silicone grease
Accessory shoe
Silicone grease protects the O-ring from
chafing. After checking the O-ring to make
sure that there are no scratches, dust, or
debris, apply a light coating of silicone grease
to the entire O-ring with your finger. Applying
too much grease will make it easier for dust
and debris to adhere to the O-ring, and could
cause flooding.
Extension connector mount
Main-command dial
Power switch
Mode dial
Dial mount for
built-in converter
Do not twist the O-ring
When fitting the O-ring into the O-ring
groove, insert it straight into the groove; do
not bend or twist it.
Lanyard
hook
Shutter lever
Grip
Focus / Zoom
dial
Front case
Port lock
Quick shoe
Remove the O-ring for inspection before each use
In principle, the O-ring should be removed before each use so that the O-ring,
O-ring groove, and O-ring contact surfaces can be checked. This is because you
cannot find any sand or debris that may have gotten into the O-ring groove if the
O-ring is not removed. For routine maintenance prior to each use, it is advisable
to make sure to remove the O-ring.
Rear case
Be careful about how you store O-rings
When storing spare O-rings or O-rings that you have removed from the housing,
keep them in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Also, when storing O-rings, do
not place heavy objects on them or twist them.
O-rings last for one year
Although it depends on how well they are maintained, how often they are used,
and how they are stored, O-rings generally last for one year. It is advisable to
inspect them before use, and replace them early.
Playback
lever
AF point
selection
lever
AF start
lever
Menu button
Creative Photo /
Comparative
playback /
Direct print button
Rating button
Index / Magnify /
Reduce button
Erase button
E-5
Live View shooting / Movie shooting switch
Metering mode selection /
White balance selection button
AF mode selection /
Drive mode selection button
Start / Stop button
ISO speed setting /
Flash exposure
compensation /
AE lock lever
Multi-function lever
Finder
Info button
Multi-controller
Sub-command dial
Locking latch
Quick Control button
Setting button
E-6
Identification of Parts
Preparation for Setting Up
Front case
This product must be used in combination with the optional equipment
(digital camera, port, strobe, accessories etc.) for underwater photography.
In order to set up the equipment, prepare each item correctly.
Prepare the housing and port
Positioning pin
Maintaining the O-ring
O-ring
This product is kept watertight by the O-ring.
To keep the O-ring functioning properly,
please observe the following before setting up.
Quick shoe base
Quick lock
Quick shoe
Make sure to remove the O-ring when maintaining.
For detailed O-ring maintenance methods,
please see the O-ring maintenance manual.
CAUTION
Make sure to fit/install the O-ring into the groove properly after maintenance.
Prepare the digital camera
This product is exclusively designed for use with Canon 5D Mark Ⅲ
digital camera. Other cameras are not compatible with this product.
Make sure that there is sufficient battery power remaining and the image
storage medium has enough room for the number of pictures.
Remove the eyecup from the camera.
Remove the strap or the LCD monitor cover from the camera, if any of
these accessories are attached.
If the lens has a focus mode switch, set it properly.
Make sure the camera is operating correctly, referring to the camera's
instruction manual for details.
Prepare the connecting accessories
When using external strobes, lights or other accessories in combination
with this product, prepare the equipment before setting up.
If the accessories are kept watertight by O-rings, make sure the O-rings
are properly maintained.
If the accessories are powered by batteries, make sure that there is sufficient
battery power remaining.
Make sure the equipment is operating correctly, referring to the instruction
manual provided with the equipment.
E-7
E-8
Opening and Closing the Housing
Opening and closing the housing is done with the locking latches. Here we
will explain how to open and close the locking latches.
Opening and Closing the Housing
Closing the locking latches
1
Opening the locking latches
1
With the surface of the rear
case facing up, press and hold
the right and left locks (㻃㻃㻃㻃) and
remove the locking latches
from the hooks (㻃㻃㻃㻃)
2
Align the front case with the rear
case and press them together
First, put the right and left
locking latches on the hooks
( 㻃㻃㻃) , a n d c l o s e t h e l o c k i n g
latches simultaneously (㻃㻃㻃㻃)
CAUTION
When removing the locking latches,
be sure to use the tips of your fingers,
not your fingernails.
If you lock the locking latch after it is
removed from the hook, it is easier
to remove the rear case.
E-9
CAUTION
Before aligning the rear case and front case, make sure there are no specks
of dust, scratches, or deformities on the O-ring and the O-ring contact
surfaces.
Check to make sure that the locking latches are securely locked.
E-10
Attaching and Detaching the Port
Attaching and Detaching the Port
In order to use this product underwater, the optional port for the camera
lens must be attached to this product.
CAUTION
Only the optional ports designed for SEA&SEA digital SLR camera housings
can be attached to this product.
Ports have different depth rating. Check the depth rating for each before
use.
This product is delivered with a housing body cap attached to the port mount.
Make sure to remove the housing body cap when attaching the port.
The housing body cap has no watertight capability.
When attaching the port to the housing, always refer to the instruction
manual provided.
1
2
Pull the port lock on the underside
of the quick shoe base toward
OPEN until you hear the sound
of it clicking into place
Detaching the port
1
2
Set the port lock to the OPEN position
Hold the front case firmly and rotate the port in a counterclockwise
direction
CAUTION
Do not attempt to remove the port with the port lock in the LOCK position.
Doing so could damage the quick shoe base.
If using NX-90PRO ports (with 4-digit part numbers and black bayonets)
with this model, it is necessary to modify the port’s bayonet. NX-90PRO
ports with 5-digit part numbers and gray bayonets can be used as is.
For details, please contact SEA&SEA or a SEA&SEA authorized dealer.
OPEN
LOCK
Align the positioning mark on the
front case with the OPEN mark
on the port, insert the port into
the front case, and then rotate
the port in a clockwise direction
until it stops
CAUTION
3
4
Before attaching the port, make sure
there are no specks of dust, scratches,
or deformities on the O-ring and the
O-ring contact surfaces.
Port lock pin
Make sure that the positioning
mark on the front case and the
LOCK mark on the port are aligned
Push the port lock toward LOCK
until you hear the sound of it
clicking into place
E-11
Make sure that the port lock pin is
engaged with the notch in the port.
OPEN
LOCK
E-12
Mounting the Camera in the Housing
CAUTION
Make sure to remove the eyecup from
the camera. If used with the eyecup
in place, it could cause flooding.
Remove the strap or the LCD monitor
cover from the camera, if any of these
accessories are attached.
1
2
3
4
5
Mounting the camera in the Housing
6
7
8
Align the quick lock with the LOCK position to fix the camera
in place
Align the front case with the rear
case and press them together
Close the locking latches
Rotate the quick lock in the
OPEN direction ( ), and
then remove the quick shoe
from the front case ( )
“Opening and Closing the Housing” (P.E-10)
Using the included attachment
tool, fix the quick shoe to the
camera's tripod socket
CAUTION
See:
Make sure that the O-ring is properly fitted in the O-ring groove before
setting of the rear case.
After the camera is mounted in the housing, make sure to check that all of
the housing's control parts work properly and the camera functions correctly.
Attach the lens to the camera,
and then set the focus mode
(AF or MF)
Removing the camera from the housing
Make sure the quick lock is in
the OPEN position
Align the quick shoe with the
quick shoe base, and slide the
camera fully forward into the
front case
Fixing screw
1
2
3
4
Open the locking latches
Remove the rear case
Set the quick lock to the OPEN position
Slide the camera toward you as you remove the front case
To make sure that the gear attached
to the lens and the gear on the front
case do not hit each other, rotate
the focus / zoom dial while sliding
the camera into place.
E-13
E-14
Connecting the Strobe
To use this product in combination with an external strobe, first connect the
optional connector set or MDX-5D Mark III dedicated housing built-in YS
converter and then connect the strobe to the housing via the strobe sync
cord or YS Converter/C.
External Controls
Power switch
By rotating the knob as shown, you can turn
the power ON/OFF and operate the illumination switch.
Power switch
See:
"Attaching the Optional Accessories" (Page E-18)
<Attaching example>
Focus / Zoom dial
Spacer
When shooting with a focus / zoom gear:
Pull the focus / zoom dial out and rotate it
so that the convex part of the dial is set in
the deep groove on the spacer.
Deep groove
When shooting without a focus / Zoom gear:
Pull the focus / zoom dial out and rotate
it so that the convex part of the dial is set
in the shallow groove on the spacer.
CAUTION
The focus / zoom dial cannot be used if
Shallow groove
there is no gear mounted on the lens.
When using a zoom gear, you cannot
shoot with manual focus.
If you will be shooting autofocus shots with the focus gear mounted on the
lens, make sure to use the shallow groove. If you set it to the deep groove,
it could damage the lens.
E-15
E-16
External Controls
Attaching the Optional Accessories
Shutter lever, Multi-function lever
Push the lever to operate them.
The strength of the spring for the shutter
lever can be changed by adjusting the
position of the spring inside the housing.
Shutter lever
This product accepts SEA&SEA optional accessories. By using this
product in combination with those accessories, you will be able to try
various shooting techniques.
CAUTION
Lenses, strobes and other accessories have different depth rating. Check
the depth rating for each before use.
Read the instruction manual for each accessory before use.
Factory-set position
Connecter
Multi-function lever
Strong Weak
Strength of spring
AF point selection lever, AF start lever, ISO speed setting /
Flash exposure compensation / AE lock lever
Push the lever to operate them.
ISO speed setting / Flash exposure
compensation / AE lock lever
With the Optional YS Converter / C
6-pin Connector (50121) or Optional
Sync Cord 2-pin Connector (50122)
installed in the connector hole, you
can connect SEA&SEA strobe
sync cords or YS Converter / C.
YS Converter / C 6-pin Connector
or
Sync Cord 2-pin Connector
CAUTION
When attaching the Strobe bulkhead, always refer to the instruction
manual provided.
MDX-5D Mark III dedicated housing built-in YS converter
A built-in converter can be attached to this product as an option.
For details on how to purchase it, please inquire at our sales
department or customer support service.
AF start lever
AF point selection lever
Other controls
Other control parts on the housing correspond to the operation parts of the
digital camera. Refer to the camera's instruction manual for details of each
function.
CAUTION
After mounting the camera in the housing, make sure to check that all of the
housing's control parts work properly and the camera functions correctly
before underwater use.
E-17
Leak sensor
An optional leak sensor can be attached to the leak sensor mount
of this product.
The leak sensor lights up in red if water leakage is detected while
underwater. If the leak sensor lights up, surface as soon
as you safely can and remove the camera from the housing.
CAUTION
If a lot of water leaks in, the atmospheric pressure inside the housing will
increase, which is very dangerous. When releasing the locking latches, the
rear case could come flying off, so be very careful.
E-18
Attaching the Optional Accessories
Finder
This product comes equipped with a 0.5x pick-up finder. The finder can
be replaced with an optional finder so you can change the finder magnification to match your shooting conditions.
Replacing the finder Unit
The optional VF45 1.2x (46111) or
VF120 1.2x (46112)enhances
magnification by 1.2x and enables
subtle framing and focusing of
subjects.
CAUTION
Attaching the Optional Accessories
Arm
For Sea Arm VII system
The Sea Arm VII system can be
attached by mounting the optional
Bracket Shoe (20100) on the hand
grips.
smaller Hex wrench
Lanyard bolt
Tighten
Lanyard
hook
For Sea Arm 8 system
The Sea Arm 8 system can be
attached by mounting the optional
Bracket Shoe (20100) or SA8 Fixed
Ball Base (22119) on the hand grips.
Bracket shoe
When replacing the finder unit, always refer to the instruction manual
provided.
Replacing the pick-up finder
1
Rotate the finder unit mounted on
the rear case in a counterclockwise
direction to remove it
CAUTION
Use the smaller hex wrench (3mm) provided when removing the lanyard
bolts.
The screw areas are coated in
grease, so be careful not to touch
them.
2
Rotate the replacement finder
unit in a clockwise direction to
attach it
CAUTION
Before attaching the finder, check to make sure that there is no dust, dirt,
or debris inside it.
When replacing the finder, do not touch the surface of the finder lens.
When replacing the pick-up finder, always refer to the instruction manual
provided.
E-19
E-20
Attaching the Optional Accessories
Accessory shoe
Strobes / lights can be mounted to the accessory shoe by using optional
Mini Shoe Arm (29511) or Hot Shoe Arm (29501) or SA8 Ball Base for
Accessory Shoe(22120).
<Example>
CAUTION
The max. weight of an accessory that can be mounted to the accessory shoe
is approx. 1050g / 26.3oz .
Remove the accessories from the accessory shoe when carrying the housing
out of water.
When attaching the accessories to the accessory shoe, always refer to the
instruction manual provided.
E-21
Maintenance and Storage
CAUTION
Never use chemicals, cosmetics, any petroleum solvents such as paint thinner,
or neutral detergent on the product. They may deform and damage the product.
After each use in salt water, make
sure it’s watertight, then soak it
sufficiently in fresh water.
Insufficient soaking causes damage
by salt to the product. Salty residue
may be left on the product where it will
crystallize as it evaporates. Crystallized
salt is hard to dissolve and difficult to be
removed once formed, and it will result in
water leakage.
After rinsing, dry the product well with a soft dry cloth, then let the product dry
in the shade, out of direct sunlight.
Do not dry the product by heating (using a hair dryer, for example). Heating can
deform and damage the product.
If you will not use the product for an extended period of time, store it away from
high temperatures, high humidity, direct sunlight, or extreme cold.
Do not store the product with naphthalene or camphor mothballs, or in locations
such as a laboratory where chemicals are used. This environment can cause
mold, rust, corrosion or malfunction.
Always remove the camera from the housing after use. Thoroughly wipe off water
before opening the housing and avoid any water drops inside the housing.
After using the product, maintain the O-rings before storing. Examine the O-rings
before and after each dive. We recommend early exchange of the O-rings, at
least once a year.
Every two years we recommend a complete overhaul of O-rings regardless of
the frequency in use, for the best performance of the product.
E-22
Specifications
Compatible
camera
Canon 5D Mark Ⅲ
Controls
Power switch, Mode dial, Focus / Zoom dial, Shutter
lever, Main-command dial, Live View shooting /
Movie shooting switch, Metering mode selection /
White balance selection button, AF mode selection /
Drive mode selection button, Start / Stop button,
ISO speed setting / Flash exposure compensation /
AE lock lever, Multi-function lever, AF point
selection lever, AF start lever, Quick Control button,
Setting button, Sub-command dial, Multi-controller,
Info button, Erase button, Index / Magnify / Reduce
button, Rating button, Creative Photo / Comparative
playback / Direct print button, Menu button,
Playback lever
Construction
Body: Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
Grip: Corrosion-resistant die-cast aluminum
Depth rating
100 m (330 feet)
Dimensions
Approx. 341 (W) × 165 (H) × 140 (D) mm
(13.64 × 6.6 × 5.6 inches)
Weight
Approx. 2500 g (5.51 lbs.) (housing only)
Accessories
・Silicone grease
・O-ring remover
・Hex wrench (6mm / for grip dismounting)
・Hex wrench (3mm / for Lanyard bolt)
・O-ring maintenance manual
・Instruction manual (this manual)
Attached accessories to the product :
・Housing body cap
・Fiber-optic cable socket cap (x2)
* The specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
E-23
Memo
シーアンドシー・サンパック株式会社
SEA&SEA SUNPAK Co., Ltd.
〒145-0062 東京都大田区北千束1-4-6
TEL.03-5701-5533
1-4-6, Kitasenzoku, Ohta-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 145-0062
TEL. +81-3-5701-5533
World Customer Service Center
TEL. +81-48-255-8512
http://www.seaandsea.jp
カスタマーサービスセンター
TEL.048-255-8512
http://www.seaandsea.co.jp
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(2012年6月現在 / Current as of Jun.2012)