Ewa-Marine U-AX housing

Ewa-Marine U-AX housing

Ex. VAT: £187.49 Inc. VAT: £224.99

Underwater housing for small consumer SLR cameras with hot-shoe mounted flash.
Does not include camera or flash
Ewa-Marine U-AX



The ewa-marine U-AX housing can be used on small boats, in the surf, while swimming, snorkeling or diving. It`s easy to operate the camera as its various components and buttons can be operated through the PVC.

The U-AX is designed to fit almost all common, compact SLR cameras on the market today, irrespective of the manufacturer or model. This housing opens a whole new world of applications for your standard SLR camera: you can safely take your camera canoeing, snorkeling or even diving, up to a depth of 20 m / 60 ft.

 Overall maximum width of camera   170 mm max. (6 2/3 inches)
 Length of camera PLUS lens  170 mm max. (6 2/3 inches)
 Housing height   240 mm (9 1/2 inches)
 Max. filter diameter of lens  72 mm

If the optional BF1 lead weight is inserted into the housing, underneath the camera, it becomes even easier to reach that maximum depth. Experienced photographers have confirmed, that the auto focus and flash both continue to function perfectly. As you descend, the air is pressed into the camera. Due to this, the pressure inside the housing will remain the same as the surrounding water pressure. (this is the reason why ewa-marine housings are so safe to use: implosions are impossible) Due to this, we have to start the dive with a suitable amount of air inside the housing. The foam pads supplied with the housing are part of this air "reservoir" and additional air should also be blown into the housing, via the valve at the rear, to ensure that the maximum potential volume is being utilized.

This is only one of a range of underwater SLR housings by ewa-marine.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Universal housing finder Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EOS 100D, Canon EOS 10D, Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EOS 1200D, Canon EOS 1300D, Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS 300D, Canon EOS 30D, Canon EOS 400D, Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 500D, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 550D, Canon EOS 600D, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 650D, Canon EOS 700D, Canon EOS 750D, Canon EOS 760D, Nikon D100, Nikon D200, Nikon D3000, Nikon D3100, Nikon D3200, Nikon D40, Nikon D40X, Nikon D50, Nikon D5000, Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D5300, Nikon D5500, Nikon D60, Nikon D70, Nikon D80, Nikon D90, Nikon DF, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus OM-D E-M10, Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk II, Pentax 2000, Pentax 200D, Pentax ist*D, Pentax ist*DL, Pentax ist*DL2, Pentax K-m, Pentax K100D, Pentax K10D, Pentax K110D, Pentax K20D
Depth Rating 20m
Port diameter 75mm
Max filter diameter 72mm
Controls Buttons are mostly usable, switches and dials are sometimes not possible to control through the housing. This varies with different camera models.
Sync Connection None. Custom connections may be possible from manufacturer. Please contact us for details.
Mounting Options Only the straps can be used for mounting the housing. Customised housings fitted with tripod sockets can be manufactured, please contact us for details.
Supplied Accessories Carrying case, initial supply of silica gel (CD5), foam padding, C-A62 filter-ring adapter (direct fitting for lenses with 62mm thread) + step rings for lenses with 52, 55, and 58mm threads. 
Construction Control operation is by pressing through the housing material (dials and wheels can be used, but can sometimes be difficult to operate). Lenses are held close to the port with adapter rings that screw into the filter thread of the lens. At least one adapt
Material Double-laminated PVC with welded seams. Flat optical glass port. Metal clamping rails seal the housing with no need for O-rings.
Product Weight 380g
Width 170mm
Height 240mm
Depth 170mm
Part Number U-AX
SKU/EAN 4035144001114
Application and alternative Products

The U-AX is a practical, "all round" housing that is primarily intended the be used while swimming, snorkeling and other, general water sports. Since you can also use a top mounted flash gun with the U-AX it is possible to shoot colourful pictures below the depth of 5m. Since the volume is not as large as in the U-AXP it is only recommended for depths up to 20m, a depth where you can still take pictures with ambient, natural light. Since underwater photography generally requires the use of wide angle or macro lenses and thus shorter lenses, the lens tubes on the housing is kept rather short.
Suitable for SLR / lens combinations with a filter thread of up to 72mm.

Depending on your application, the following products may offer a better solution:

U-A: Compact without a top mounted flash gun ideal for snorkeling
U AXP: SLR with top mounted strobe and up to to 50m / 150ft dive depth. Primarily for for scuba diving.
U AXP100: Same unit as the U-AXP but with a 10mm larger diameter front port it can take lenses with filter thread of up to 82mm
U-AZ: For outdoor photography while canoeing or kayaking with long zoom lenses

What's in the Box

Actually, it's not in a box at all. We sell this unit in a handy, yellow, nylon carry bag. This bag is ideal to store and transport your ewa-marine housing, it also helps reduce unnecessary packaging-waste and as such is part of our amain to help the environment.

In Addition to your housing and closing rail you will get the following with your new ewa-marine:

  • CA-Adapters(for 52mm, 55mm, 58mm and 62mm Filter thread)
  • sachet of Camera-Dry silica-gel
  • foam padding (can be removed to accommodate battery grip or weights)

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