Sea & Sea | MDX-40D | Instruction manual | Sea & Sea MDX-40D Instruction manual

UNDERWATER HOUSING for
Canon EOS 40D
日本語
MDX-40D
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 your underwater
housing. 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.
Contents
Safety Precautions .................................................................... E-2
Precautions on Handling the O-ring .......................................... E-4
Identification of Parts................................................................. E-6
Leak Sensor ....................................................................... E-7
Finder ................................................................................. E-8
Opening and Closing the Housing ............................................ E-9
Attaching and Detaching the Port ........................................... E-10
Mounting the Camera in the Housing...................................... E-11
Attaching the TTL Converter .................................................. E-13
Connecting the Strobe ............................................................ E-14
External Controls..................................................................... E-15
Maintenance and Storage ....................................................... E-17
Specifications .......................................................................... E-18
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
z Keep out of reach of children to prevent accidental ingestion. If swallowed, seek
medical advice immediately.
CAUTION
z Carefully observe the instruction manual for the compatible camera for this product
before use.
z 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.
z 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.
z Discontinue use and turn the product off immediately should you notice flooding or
leakage.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
z Please note that some marks may be left on the camera scraping against the dials
or gears of the housing.
z Handle the product carefully so as not to scratch the front port, the lens, the flash
window or the finder.
E-2
Safety Precautions
z 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.
z Rinse the product with fresh water, after underwater use. Ensure that the product is
waterproofed before rinsing. Refer to [Maintenance and Storage] (P.E-17) for
details.
z Make sure that the connectors have been secured with the connector caps before
rinsing the product with fresh water, after removal from other products.
z Never use chemicals, cosmetics, any petroleum solvents such as paint thinner, or
neutral detergent on the product. They may deform and damage the product.
z 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.
z Do not store the product in wet or high humidity place, to avoid mold, rust, corrosion
or malfunction.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
z SEA&SEA SUNPAK Co., Ltd. assumes no liability for errors or discrepancies in this
manual.
z Carefully observe the O-ring maintenance manual for the handling of O-rings before
use.
E-3
Precautions on Handling the O-ring
This model 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
z 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.
z 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.
z 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 Oring, 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-4
Precautions on Handling the O-ring
Coat with silicone grease
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 Oring, and could cause flooding.
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.
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, Oring 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.
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.
E-5
Identification of Parts
TTL converter bulkhead (Red)
Strobe bulkhead (Black)
Lanyard hook
Accessory shoe
Main dial
Shutter lever
Bracket shoe
Focus / Zoom dial
Grip
Port lock
Locking latch
Front case
LCD panel illumination button
Finder
Menu button
Leak sensor
Metering mode selection /
White balance selection button
AF mode selection /
Drive mode selection button
ISO speed set / Flash exposure
compensation button
Mode dial
AF start / AE lock /
FE lock lever
AF point selection /
Enlarge button
Multi-controller
Quick control dial
Setting button
Rear case
LCD monitor window
Playback button
Erase button
Jump button
Power switch
Picture style selection button
Info / Trimming orientation button
E-6
Identification of Parts
Front case
Sync connector
Quick shoe
Quick lock
Leak Sensor
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.
Replacing the leak sensor battery
Instructions for replacing the leak sensor
battery set in the rear case.
CAUTION
Use CR2032 batteries.
1
2
E-7
Press the round center part
firmly and remove the battery
Insert the battery with the plus
side up
Leak sensor
Identification of Parts
Finder
This model comes equipped with a standard finder (0.66x). The finder is
replaceable; if you replace it with an optional finder unit, you can change the
finder magnification to match your shooting conditions.
Replacing the finder
1
Rotate the finder unit mounted on
the rear case in a
counterclockwise direction to
remove it
z 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
z Before attaching the finder, check to make sure that there is no dust, dirt,
or debris inside it.
z When replacing the finder, do not touch the surface of the finder lens.
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 the locking latches
1
With the surface of the rear case
facing up, press and hold the right
and left locks (1) and remove the
locking latches from the hooks (2)
CAUTION
z When removing the locking latches, be
sure to use the tips of your fingers, not
your fingernails.
z If you lock the locking latch after it is
removed from the hook, it is easier to
remove the rear case.
Closing the locking latches
1
2
Align the front case with the rear
case and press them together
Put the right and left locking latches
on the hooks, and close the locking
latches simultaneously
CAUTION
z 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.
z Check to make sure that the locking latches are securely locked.
E-9
Attaching and Detaching the Port
1
Set the port lock on the bottom
of the front case to the OPEN
position
OPEN
LOCK
2
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
Before attaching the port, make sure
there are no specks of dust, scratches,
or deformities on the O-ring and the Oring contact surfaces.
3
4
Make sure that the positioning
mark on the front case and the
LOCK mark on the port are
aligned
Press the port lock in the LOCK
direction until you hear the
sound of it clicking into place
Port lock pin
OPEN
LOCK
z Make sure that the port lock pin is
engaged with the notch in the port.
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
z Do not attempt to remove the port with the port lock in the LOCK position.
Doing so could damage the camera base.
z 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.
E-10
Mounting the Camera in the Housing
CAUTION
z Before mounting the camera in the
housing, make sure the O-ring is not
sticking out of its groove.
z Make sure to remove the eyecup
from the camera. If used with the
eyecup in place, it could cause
flooding.
1
2
3
4
5
Rotate the quick lock in the
OPEN direction, and then
remove the quick shoe from the
front case
Using the included attachment
tool, fix the quick shoe to the
camera’s tripod socket
Attach the lens to the camera,
and then set the focus mode (AF
or MF)
Make sure the quick lock is in
the OPEN position
Slide the camera forward into
the front case
z Move the sync connector clear of the
front case.
z 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-11
Mounting the Camera in the Housing
6
7
Align the quick lock with the LOCK position to fix the camera in
place
Insert the sync connector into
the camera’s accessory shoe
CAUTION
When inserting or removing the sync
connector, be sure to hold the
connector part. If you push or pull on
the cord part, it could damage the sync
connector or cause contact failures.
8
9
Align the mode dial on the
camera with that on the rear
case, and then set the rear case
Close the locking latches
See:
“Opening and Closing the Housing”
(P. E-9)
Removing the camera from the housing
1
2
3
4
5
Open the locking latches
Remove the rear case
Remove the sync connector from the camera’s accessory shoe
Set the quick lock to the OPEN position
Slide the camera toward you as you remove the front case
E-12
Attaching the TTL Converter
You can attach the optional TTL converter to this model. If you attach the TTL
converter, you can use TTL flash compensation with YS series strobes.
1
2
Remove the two screws from the
grip, and then remove the parts
(bracket shoe/lanyard hook)
Fit the TTL converter attachment
plate in between the grip and the
parts you removed, and then
fasten it in place with the screws
included with the TTL converter
CAUTION
Note that if you attach the TTL converter, the angle at which you attach the
parts (bracket shoe/lanyard hook) changes.
When shipped from factory
E-13
When TTL converter is attached
Connecting the Strobe
This model comes equipped with a strobe
bulkhead (black: 1) and a TTL converter
bulkhead (red: 2).
2
1
CAUTION
If you connect the YS series strobe sync
cord to the bulkhead for TTL converter (red:
2), it could damage the pins on the bulkhead connector; so make sure never
to do that. Likewise, if you connect the TTL converter’s camera connection
cable to the strobe bulkhead (black: 1), it could damage the pins on the
bulkhead connector; so make sure never to do that.
1
2
3
4
5
Remove the housing’s bulkhead connector cap
Make sure there are no scratches or
debris on the O-ring of the sync cord
being connected
Align the round mark (the notch) of
the sync cord with the round mark
(the convex part) of the strobe
bulkhead, and then push it straight in
Align the B part of the sync cord with
the screws of the strobe bulkhead,
and then rotate it until it stops
Rotate the C part of the sync cord until
it stops
Sync cord
Strobe bulkhead
A
B
C
z Tighten it securely.
z When removing the sync cord, loosen C
first, then B, and then pull the sync cord straight out holding onto A. Do not
pull on the cord part.
CAUTION
z After use underwater, make sure to prevent water droplets from dripping
into the bulkhead connector by wiping moisture away from the bulkhead
connector and then turning the housing upside down and extracting the
sync cord. In the event that water droplets do drip into the connector,
promptly wipe away all moisture.
z If you use incompatible strobes, not only might they not work correctly, but
they may also cause the camera and the strobe to malfunction.
E-14
External Controls
Power switch
When turning the power ON/OFF, rotate the dial
in the direction of the arrows.
Power switch
Focus / Zoom dial
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.
Spacer
z The focus / zoom dial cannot be used if there
is no gear mounted on the lens.
z When using a zoom gear, you cannot shoot
with manual focus.
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.
z If you set it to the deep groove, it could damage
the lens.
E-15
Shallow groove
External Controls
AF start / AE lock / FE lock lever
When shipped from the factory, the lever is set to the position for operating
the AF start button. To operate the AE lock button or the FE lock button,
follow the procedures below to change the position of the lever.
1
Pull the lever in the direction of the arrow
and keep it there.
2
Rotate the collar in the direction of the
arrow.
Lever
Collar
3
Notch
Set the lever in the notch in the collar.
Other controls
Please read the instruction manual for the camera.
E-16
Maintenance and Storage
CAUTION
z Never use chemicals, cosmetics, any petroleum solvents such as paint thinner, or
neutral detergent on the product. They may deform and damage the product.
z After each use in salt water, make sure it's
watertight, then soak it sufficiently in fresh
water.
z 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.
z After rinsing, dry the product well with a soft dry
cloth, then let the product dry in the shade, out of direct sunlight.
z Do not dry the product by heating (using a hair dryer, for example). Heating can
deform and damage the product.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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.
z 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-17
Specifications
Compatible
camera
Canon EOS 40D
Controls
Power switch, Shutter lever, Metering mode
selection / White balance selection button, ISO
speed set / Flash exposure compensation button,
Main dial, Quick control dial, Focus / Zoom dial, AF
mode selection / Drive mode selection button, LCD
panel illumination button, AF point selection /
Enlarge button, Setting button, AF start / AE lock /
FE lock lever, Multi-controller, Mode dial, Menu
button, Erase button, Playback button, Info /
Trimming orientation button, Picture style selection
button, Jump button
Construction
Body: Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
Grip: Corrosion-resistant die-cast aluminum
Depth rating
60 m (200 feet)
Dimensions
Approx. 317 (W) × 168 (H) × 137 (D) mm
(12.5 × 6.6 × 5.4 inches)
Weight
2700 g (5.9 lbs.) (housing only)
Accessories
Silicone grease, O-ring remover, Attachment tool,
Hexagonal wrench, Quick shoe, Housing body cap,
CR2032 lithium battery (for leak sensor,
preinstalled into battery compartment), Instruction
manual (this manual)
* The specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
E-18
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