PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71, and DMC-DMC-ZS50
Waterproof Housing
Recsea CWP-TZ70-30
CWP-TX70-MZ
MANUAL
Please read this manual before use.
NTF CORPORATION UH Division
http://www.seatool.net
INTRODUCTION
PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71, and DMC-ZS50 Waterproof Housings
CWP-TZ70
※ Thank you for purchasing the CWP-TZ70 Waterproof Housing.
※ To ensure proper and safe use, please thoroughly read this manual.
※ Improper use may cause leakage causing irreparable damage to your digital camera.
※ Please check, and test the housing according to this manual prior to use.
※ Neither NTF Corporation, Seatool/Resea nor their agents shall warrant or bear any
responsibility for any incident related to water leakage, damage or loss of data,
unauthorized modification, disassembly and repair; or any accident causing physical or
material damage while using this product.
※ This product is manufactured by machining methods. As a result, there may be minor
scratching or tool marks. These are a normal part of the manufacturing process, do not
effect operation of the housing or camera, and are not subject to warranty or any other
claims.
WARNING!
※ Do not store or leave housing in reach of infants or small children. The strap may cause
chocking and suffocation, or small parts may be swallowed causing injury.
※ Please remove digital camera from housing when not in use. Battery malfunction or
damage may cause fire.
※ The housing body is made of Polyoxymethylene (POM). However, saltwater can cause
rusting to some parts so be sure to rinse thoroughly using fresh water without fail.
CAUTION!
※ To prevent water leakage and damage, DO NOT disassemble or modify this housing.
※ Do not store the housing in areas of high humidity, high or low temperatures, or areas of
extreme temperature fluctuation. Doing so may cause deterioration of parts.
※ When diving, use a method of water entry that protects the housing from shock, which can
cause water leakage. If at all possible have housing handed to you after entering the
water.
※ This housing is designed to withstand depths of 60 meters (197 feet). Using the housing at
deeper depths may cause damage and water leakage. Use caution and monitor depth.
※ Remove O-ring or leave housing slightly open when transporting by plane. Pressurization
of a sealed housing during transport may cause damage or make it difficult to open.
※ When opening and closing the housing be mindful of dust and other contaminants, which
may adhere to the to the O-ring, possibly causing water leakage and damage.
※ Always check O-ring prior to each use. Pay special attention to the grease condition and
that the O-ring is seated uniformly in the O-ring groove with no twists or bulges. Neglecting
to check the O-ring prior to each use may result in water leakage and damage.
FEATURES OF THIS PRODUCT
※ Compact and durable, CNC precision machined corrosion-resistant POM housing.
※ Lightweight, ergonomically designed.
※ Maximum Operating Depth (MOD) of 60 meters (197 feet).
※ Changeable Lens Port with Dual Lens Port O-ring system.
※ Port Control Ring Dial.
※ Rear Control Dial button function only.
※ New RECSEA dial locking system for easier opening and closing.
※ Quality silicone O-ring.
※ Complete camera function control.
※ Variety of supported RECSEA original options.
1.
HOUSING PACKAGE CONTENTS
Be sure all items listed here are included:
・CWP-TZ70 Waterproof Housing
Lens Ports Packaged Separately
・Wrist Strap
・Housing Reserve O-ring x 1
・O-ring Grease w/O-ring Removal Pick
LENS PORT PACKAGE CONTENTS
30x Lens Port OP-30-TZ70:
・OP-30-TZ70 Lens Port
・OP-30-TZ70 Diffuser
・Lens Cover
・Strobe Mask-External Strobe Connection
Mount (Fiber-Optic/SEA&SEA) and Screw
・Lens Anti-reflective Sticker
・Lens Port Reserve O-ring x 2
Macro Zoom Lens Port OP-MZ-TZ70:
・OP-MZ-TZ70 Lens Port
・Port Wrench
・OP-MZ-TZ70 Diffuser
・M67 Bayonet Adapter
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CWP-TZ70 HOUSING
2.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty Period
One year from purchase
Purchase Date
Year
Product Name
PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71, and DMCZS50 Waterproof Housing
Product Number
CWP-TZ70
Month
Day
Dealer Name
Serial Number
※Dealer: Stamp your company name and contact information, purchase date, model and serial
number.
Recsea/Seatool Manufacturing & Sales
NTF CORPORATION UH Division
390-1 Mii, Midori-Ku, Sagamihara-Shi
Kanagawa 252-0151, Japan
T: +81 (0)50-7541-0294 F: +81 (0)42-780-5720
http://www.seatool.net E-mail: info@seatool.net
※ Please refer to camera manual for explanation of camera controls.
Attach Diffusers as shown above using the grooves provided on the Lens Ports.
INSTALLING LENS PORT
※ Perform proper Lens Port O-ring and Housing O-ring Contact Surface maintenance prior
to installation as described in MAINTENANCE and O-RING GREASING &
MAINTENANCE (※1) on pages seven (7) and eight (8).
※ Please conduct the following operations in a clean area with low humidity and dust.
CAUTION! Use the Lens Ports intended for the mode in which you plan to shoot. Failure to
use the proper Lens Port could result in image vignetting and distortion, as well as possible
damage to the camera.
3.
1. Attach 30x Lens Port by carefully screwing it clockwise into the Housing Port, while taking
care NOT to strip the threads of the lens port or housing port.
2. When the first O-ring of the lens port engages the lens will become difficult to turn.
Continue to turn until closed, taking care NOT to over tighten.
To remove the lens port turn counterclockwise.
1. Attach Macro Zoom Lens Port by carefully screwing it clockwise into the Housing Port,
while taking care NOT to strip the threads of the lens port or housing port.
2. When the first O-ring of the lens port engages the lens will become difficult to turn. Use the
Macro Zoom Lens Port Wrench to turn until closed, taking care NOT to over tighten.
To remove the lens port use the Macro Zoom Lens Port Wrench turning it counterclockwise.
CAUTION! Store Macro Zoom Lens Port Wrench in a secure place so as not to lose it.
ZOOM LEVER LOCK SCREW
If camera is NOT set to Macro Zoom (Digital Zoom) Mode, use the Zoom Lever Lock Screw
to lock Zoom Lever when using the Macro Zoom Lens Port. Accidentally zooming in may
cause damage to the port and lens.
4.
OPENING AND CLOSING THE BACK COVER
※ Please do the following operations in a clean area with low humidity and dust.
Open & Close Dial Locks in two places, in the open position and in the closed position.
1. To open, while pressing the Open & Close Lock Button, turn the Open & Close Dial Lever
to the right (clockwise).
2. The back cover will open once the dial is turn completely and lever is in upward position.
3. Carefully remove Back Cover by pulling it free from the Lip-hinge Groove on main body.
4. To close, place the Back Cover Lip-hinge into the Lip-hinge Groove on the main body, seat
Back Cover into place and press firmly (Note: Dial will turn to the left (counterclockwise).
While pressing the Open & Close Lock Button, Using the Open & Close Dial Lever turn
the dial completely to the left making sure the Open & Close Lock Button is engaged with
an audible “click”.
5.
※ NOTE: Firmly press Lock Button while turning dial. Failing to do so may cause damage to
locking mechanisms.
INSTALLING CAMERA
CAUTION! Before using, please be sure to test the housing (without camera) in a bucket of
freshwater. After use in salt water, rinse thoroughly in a bucket of fresh water without fail,
pressing all buttons several times to flush out salt deposits and other contaminants. Allowing
saltwater and contaminants to dry on housing can damage functions and O-ring. Clean with
fresh water only, using a soft, dry cloth to wipe away water.
※ Please perform proper Housing and Port O-RING MAINTENANCE prior to installation.
※ Please conduct the following operations in a clean area with low humidity and dust.
1. Make sure the housing Mode Dial is pulled (or pushed) outward away from housing. If
these step is not taken, the camera may not seat properly into housing and may cause
buttons, dials and levers not to function as intended.
2. Check camera settings, battery is charged and media storage capacity is sufficient.
Slowly and carefully install camera making sure camera does not hit housing's internal
controls. If the camera is not inserted correctly, buttons, dials, and levers may not work
properly.
3. Gently push camera forward into housing to make sure it is properly seated. If the camera
is not seated correctly, buttons, dials, and levers may not work properly.
4. After performing O-ring Maintenance, carefully close back cover making sure nothing is
caught between the Back Cover O-ring and housing body Contact Surface.
SETTING SHUTTER SPEED
To set or change camera's Shutter Speed when shooting in “M” (Manual Exposure) Mode,
use the housing Mode Dial and Control Dial as follow:
1. Using the Mode Dial select "S" (Shutter-Priority).
While in “S” mode the camera's Control Ring is automatically dedicated to Shutter Speed.
2. Use housing Control Ring Dial to set shutter speed.
3. Using the Mode Dial return to “M” (Manual Exposure) Mode.
REMOVING CAMERA
CAUTION! After use in water, water will remain in seams between housing, back cover and
Lip-Hinge. Wipe any water off housing with a soft dry towel to prevent water from falling on
camera.
1. Pull Mode Dial upward away from Housing.
2. Open and remove Back Cover as instructed in OPENING AND CLOSING THE BACK
COVER.
3. Tip Housing backwards, gently sliding camera out of housing.
HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
The Lens Port lens is manufactured using hard coat acrylic. When cleaning use a clean soft
cloth taking care not to scratch it.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STROBE
※ For heavy strobes and lights please use optional Grip & Tray Assembly and compatible
connector.
※ Use the Strobe Mask-External Strobe Connection Mount to connect external strobe fiber
optic cable or plug.
6.
Connecting fiber optic cable for external strobe use:
CAUTION! Store Strobe Mask-External Strobe Connection Mount and Screw in a secure
place so as not to lose them.
1. Using the Strobe Mask-External Strobe Connection Mount Screw, attach the Strobe Mask
-External Strobe Connection Mount by screwing it into the Screw Socket provided.
2. Insert bear fiber-optic cable (INON) or plug (SEA&SEA) into sockets provided.
※Two (2) Tripod Sockets are provided at the bottom of the housing for use in attaching
Seatool/Recsea genuine tray and grip assemblies.
CAUTION! Seatool/Recsea STRONGLY recommends the use of Seatool/Recsea genuine
tray and grip assemblies listed below under OPTIONS. Leakage or damages due to the use
of non-genuine options are NOT covered under warranty.
※ The Accessory Shoe on top of the housing can be used for installation of a target light.
Please be mindful of the weight of the light(s) you intend to use. For heavy lights and
strobes please use Seatool/Recsea genuine tray and grip assemblies.
※ Please refrain from using lights attached to the Accessory Shoe as a carrying handle.
CAUTION! Damage is irreparable.
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION! Allowing saltwater and contaminants to dry on housing can damage functions and
O-rings possibly causing water leakage. Clean with fresh water only, using a soft, dry cloth to
wipe away water.
※ We recommend a complete housing overhaul once every year.
1. After use in salt water, wash off salt and other contaminants by soaking empty housing
thoroughly in a bucket of fresh water (lukewarm) for 10 to 20 minutes.
7.
2. Manipulate all buttons and dials several times to flush out salt deposits and other
contaminants.
3. Wipe any water off housing with a soft dry cloth.
4. Open Back Cover and remove camera.
5. Remove Lens Port.
6. Using the O-ring Removal Pick, remove O-ringss.
7. Clean O-ring groove and contact surfaces using a clean cotton swab. DO NOT clean
housing, Back Cover or Lens Port with volatile organic solvents or chemical cleaning
agents such as thinner, gasoline, and benzine, etc.
8. Perform O-RING GREASING & MAINTENANCE as instructed below before re-installing.
O-RING GREASING & MAINTENANCE (※1)
CAUTION! DO NOT use silicone grease other than that provided by Seatool/Recsea.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Using the O-ring Removal Pick, remove O-ring.
Clean sand, salt, other contaminants and old grease from O-ring.
Clean O-ring groove and O-ring Contact Surface using a clean cotton swab.
Visually and physically check O-ring by running it through finger tips, feeling for cuts,
cracks or any other defects that may cause leakage. Such defects will cause water
leakage, so be sure to replace the O-ring. Be careful not to stretch or pull the O-ring too
much.
5. Squeeze a rice grain sized bead of silicone grease on your thumb and forefinger. Taking
care not to pull or stretch the O-ring too much, uniformly spread grease on O-ring. Too
little grease may cause the O-ring to twist in the groove, possibly causing water leakage.
6. Place O-ring in the appropriate O-ring groove, making sure that it is uniform, not twisted
or bulging out, possibly causing water leakage. When closing back cover, visually check
O-ring surface, tracing a finger over the to making sure no hair, lint or other contaminants
are attached.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
※ When housing and lens ports are not used for long periods, remove O-rings and place in a
plastic bag to keep the free of dust and other contaminants and store in a place out of
direct sunlight. Please also be careful of prolonged exposure to direct sunlight during use.
The O-ring and housing may become deformed, causing water leakage.
※ After extended periods of non-use, soak closed empty housing in lukewarm for half a day.
Manipulate all buttons and dials several times. Using a soft, dry cloth wipe away water.
CAUTION!
※ The O-ring is an essential part of waterproofing for this housing. Not properly greasing the
O-ring as directed may cause the O-ring to twist in the O-ring groove, possibly causing
water leakage.
※ Always perform the above O-ring, O-ring groove and O-ring Contact Surface maintenance
and greasing every time you open/close the housing.
※ Please pay close attention and make sure the O-rings are not twisted or bulging, free of
any contaminants (dirt, hair, etc.), and that foreign objects do not obstruct proper closing
of the housing Back Cover.
※ DO NOT clean the housing with volatile organic solvents or chemical cleaning agents such
as thinner, gasoline, and benzine, etc.
※ Housing Back Cover and Port Lens are manufactured using hard coat acrylic. When
cleaning use a clean soft cloth taking care not to scratch it.
INSURANCE INFORMATION
※ Seatool/Recsea strongly recommends insuring your camera. For more information please
contact your dealer.
8.
CONSUMABLE PARTS
※ For replacement of consumable parts such as O-rings please contact your dealer or
Seatool/Recsea.
SPECIFICATIONS
Compatible Camera
PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71, and DMCZS50
Maximum Depth
60 meters (197 feet)
Material
Main Body:
Back Cover:
Lens, Flash & LCD Window:
Levers, Dials Buttons:
Screws, Springs, Shafts:
Dimensions:
CWP-TZ70-30
CWP-TZ70-MZ
Weight:
CWP-TZ70-30
CWP-TZ70-MZ
POM
POM
Hard Coat Acrylic
POM, PC
Stainless Steel, Galvanized
Approx. W145mm x D123mm x H103mm
Approx. W145mm x D123mm x H100mm
Approx. 756g (Land) / 20g (Freshwater w/Camera)
Approx. 590g (Land) / 55g (Freshwater w/Camera)
Housing Accessories
Strobe Mask-External Strobe Connection Mount (FiberOptic/SEA&SEA) and Screw, Wrist Strap, Lens Antireflective Sticker, Housing & Lens Port Reserve O-rings,
O-ring Removal Pick, O-ring Grease
30x Lens Port Accessories
Diffuser
Macro Zoom Lens Port
Accessories
M67 Bayonet Adapter, Diffuser, Macro Zoom Lens Port
Wrench
OPTIONS
The following items are optional. Please contact Seatool/Recsea or your local dealer if you
wish to purchase.
・CWP-TZ70 O-rings
・Seatool O-ring Grease 3 ml Tube
・30x Lens Port OP-30-TZ70
・CWP-TZ70-30 M67 Adapter AD-M67-TZ70
・CWP-TZ70-30 Fresh/Green Water Color Filter Pink
・CWP-TZ70-30 Salt/Blue Water Color Filter Orange
・Macro Zoom Lens Port OP-MZ-TZ70
・ST Bayonet Mount Adapter AD-ST-TG3
・M52 Bayonet Mount Adapter AD-M52-TG3
・28AD Bayonet Mount Adapter AD-28AD-TG3
・28LD Bayonet Mount Adapter AD-28LD-TG3
・Close-Up 50mm Lens SAL-01-M67
・Close-Up 50mm Lens SAL-01-M52
・ST Close-Up 50mm Lens x2 SAL-02-ST
・ST Close-Up 50mm Lens x3 SAL-03-ST
・Close-Up Lens x2 SAL-02-TG3 (Bayonet Type)
・Close-Up Lens x3 SAL-03-TG3 (Bayonet Type)
・Left-hand Single Grip & Tray Assembly STG-06L2 (POM)
9.
・Dual Grip & Tray Assembly STG-06W2 (POM)
・Left Hand Single Grip & Tray Assembly STG-05L2 (AL)
・Dual Grip & Tray Assembly STG-05W2 (AL)
・Left Hand Single Grip & Tray Assembly STG-05JL2 (AL)
・Dual Grip Extension STG-05JWEP (AL)
・Lens Caddy Arm RHA-150
・Bayonet Mount Lens Caddy Holder STG-ADH-4652
・INON Tray Adapter ADT-1S
AFTER-SALE SERVICE
Warranty period is one (1) year from purchase for general users, ninety days for commercial
or industrial users. Seatool/Recsea will repair manufacturing defects free of charge during
the warranty period when product is used in accordance with this manual. This warranty is
only valid for housings purchased from authorized Seatool/Recsea international dealers.
Damage due to customer use, and for any consumable parts, the repairs will be charged at
normal rates. Shipping costs to and from dealer, or Japan if necessary, shall be born by the
customer for warranty and all other cases. This warranty does not cover any damage to
digital camera for any reason, including damage caused by water intrusion. Please obtain
insurance for all your equipment. Any repairs due to the following will be charged at normal
rates:
1) Repaired, modified or dissembled by person or company other than Seatoll/Recsea;
2) If damaged in fire, natural disaster such as earthquake, flood, lightning, etc.;
3) Damage caused by dropping, impact, vibration;
4) When returned for warranty service not accompanied with Warranty Information copy, or if
Warranty Information is altered.
※ Warranty does not cover any losses resulting from any malfunction of this product,
including those related to lost profits or any related expenses.
※ Seatool/Recsea will stock parts necessary for repair for five (5) years from stop of
production.
※ This product uses some degradable parts, such as buttons and O-rings. Seatol/Recsea
recommends overhauling the housing once per year, more frequently if used often.
Overhaul service is charged at normal rates.
10.
MEMO
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