Water Housing for Canon 1Dx,1Dx Mk II and 1Dx MkIII Product Overview
The C2500 Water Housing for Canon 1Dx, 1Dx Mk II and 1Dx MkIII is made from high-strength PU resin construction.
The controls are ergonomically designed and built using marine grade stainless steel, and tough composites. The housing controls include a front shutter button and zoom control.
An acrylic back plate is secured using 6 recessed and captured hex drive stainless steel screws. Our 6-screw closure system insures a tight, even seal, while eliminating the problems of screw loss, corrosion, accidental opening and dangerous exposed metal edges.
The C2500 Water Housing for Canon 1Dx, 1Dx Mk II and 1Dx MkIII package uses the L Mount Port series for the Canon lens series (and other dedicated third party lens manufacturer).
It includes the L-LP/65 port. It also features a rugged left side hand grip, an auxiliary front shutter button and is zoom control enabled*.
The proprietary PGXII AF Dual Stage Pistol Grip allows for both focusing and firing using one button. The initial AF portion of the trigger stroke has been lengthened relative the shutter release portion of the trigger stroke to give you greater AF control. This helps you avoid accidental miss-fires while swimming.
This complete Water Housing for Canon 1Dx, 1Dx Mk II and 1Dx MkIII is affordably priced with no hidden fees – your price already includes handling and shipping.
* Zoom lenses require a gear sleeve to engage the water housings zoom control. These are subject to additional cost.
- Housing made from High-strength Sandwich Epoxy, Fiberglass Body
- Acrylic Back Plate (10mm / 3/8″ thick)
- Pistol Gripis Dual Stage AF/Shutter (allows for both focusing and firing using one button) with Wrist Leash
- Portis Interchangeable L Mount Port System for the Canon Lens Series
- Removable Left Side Hand Gripis Ergonomic and Strong
- Stainless Steel Controlsare Ergonomic Marine Grade Stainless
- Lens Zoom Control Ready
- Auxiliary Front Shutter Control Button
Size and Weight
- Width: 205mm (8.07”)
- Height: 210mm (8.27”)
- Depth: 114mm (4.49”)
- Weight: 1800g (3.95lbs.) Housing with Back Plate, PG5 Pistol Grip, L-Side Grip and L-LP-65 Port.
- -10m (33ft)
- Sandwich Epoxy, High Density Epoxy Foam, Fiberglass Body
- Polyurethane Ports, L-Side Grip, Base plate and Camera Tray
- Acrylic Back Plate.
- Stainless Steel and Durable Composite Controls.
- Polyester Resin and Fiberglass Pistol Grip.
On the Housing
- Front shutter button
- Zoom control
On the Back Plate
- Star (AF On)
- Live View Movie Shooting Combo Switch
- Multi-Controller 1-Way (R)
- Quick Control (Q Menu)
- Rear Quick Control Dial
- Soft Ergonomic Rubber Eye Cup
What’s in the Box of the Water Housing for Canon 1Dx,1Dx Mk II and 1Dx MkIII ?
- C2500 Water Housing with Front Shutter, Zoom Control and Electronic Cabling.
- Back Plate with Controls.
- PG5 Dual Stage AF Pistol Grip with Wrist Leash.
- Left side Grip.
- L-LP-65 Port with Rubber Foam Cover (or credit towards the port of your choice).
- Tool kit – 3 Hex Keys (1.5mm, 2mm, 4mm), Spare Camera Plug and ILS Switch, 2 Spare 5×16 SS Hex screws, 2 spare 5x12mm SS Flat Head Countersunk Machine Screws, Packet of Marine Grease.
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Photographs are not to scale and do not represent the exact relative sizes of the respective products.
About the Canon 1Dx and 1Dx Mk II
Canon’s digital SLR model 1DX combined the best of the EOS 1D series into a single flagship design when it was launched in October 2011. Featuring an 18.1 megapixel full-frame Dual Digic 5+ CMOS sensor, the Canon 1DX offers professional surf and water photographers the ultimate in image quality, autofocus performance, and high speed continuous shooting to capture the action at its peak.
The Canon 1DX boasts an incredible ISO range of 100-51,200, giving action photographers the option to shoot in low light conditions that would otherwise be lost. This high-performance camera can shoot up to 14 frames per second (fps) in super high-speed mode, allowing professional photographers to capture the peak of the action. The updated 61-point high-density reticular autofocus system allows action photographers to track fast moving subjects via a range of autofocus modes. Those autofocus modes include: contrast detect, phase detect, multi-area, selective single-point, tracking, single, continuous, and face detection. This rugged camera built for working pros also features a reinforced shutter system which is rated for 400,000 photos and is weather / water sealed. The camera also shoots full 1080p HD video. Since the 1DX was replaced with the EOS-1DX Mark II, used and refurbished models of this camera can be found for $4,600 or less.
18.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The Canon 1DX SLR camera features a recently developed 18.1-mp full frame CMOS feature designed to produce high resolution and immaculately detailed images with unparalleled clarity and speed. At a full 24 x 36mm, the sensor is capable of capturing 5184 x 3456 large images at individual pixels of 6.95 µm and has a much improved ratio of S/N, which results to much better images right from the start.
Having an innovative photodiode structure and a well-enhanced photoelectric conversion, the camera’s sensor sensitivity is fully enhanced by about 2 stops compared to the previous models. This means that it has the higher ISOs and has the least noise as compared to other EOS digital cameras. A 2-line 16 channel with simultaneous readout of signal means that a speed of up to 12 fps and even 14 fps are totally possible with this camera.
14-bit A/D Conversion
The Canon 1DX not only provides a 14-bit signal processing to achieve excellent image gradation. It also delivers a much higher standard and well expanded ISO, as well as a score of several new options to help enhance shooting in a fast changing and varied lighting conditions. Having a standard ISO range of 100-51200, the Canon 1DX is capable of shooting at an expanded sensitivities down to the ISO 50 and up to 102400. Beyond the obvious benefits of having a wide ISO range, the 1DX features automatic ISO settings, which you will find on its dedicated ISO menu. Maximum and minimum ISO settings can be possibly specified, including a user-designed range, as well as a full manual and automatic.
Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
To achieve a whole new level of shooting performance, the 1DX makes use of the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image processors. This includes four of 4 channel A/D converter and front-end processing circuits, capable of delivering speeds as much as 12 fps for raw and jpeg and 14 fps for jpeg. Unlike its predecessor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors provides about 17 times faster processing speed and comes with new algorithms that help to promote better noise reduction at higher ISO.
Aside from the conventional image processing functionalities of the Dual DIGIC 5+, it provides real time compensation for a Chromatic Aberration applicable in both motion and still images. By combining the power of these two processors, speed improvement will be highly noticeable from the moment you turn the camera on. The stunning image results are evident of these.
The Canon 1DX is the best choice of camera for professional photographers who are in the field of extreme sports and wedding events. The camera is incomparable in terms of precision, performance, ruggedness and speed. Responding well to user inputs, the new updated firmware version 2.0.3 has added enhancements to the camera, which results in a highly improved AF performance, with more control over customization and exposure. This helps users to have a great tool to use for what they do best – capturing images of golden opportunities.
With the launch of the 1DX Mark II in early 2016, Canon updated its flagship DSLR as a formidable tool for professional photographers and videographers. It is the ideal partner of multi-media image-makers who are in need of shooting speed and other video capabilities.
Its signature features are its rugged processing capabilities and its capacity to deliver high-end multimedia output. Keeping pace with the move to high definition video, the 1DX Mark II is perfect for action or water shooters to create beautiful slow motion video.
CMOS Sensor + Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
Canon has redeveloped its 1DX Mk II to feature a full-frame 20.2MP CMPS sensor. This works well with its Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processor to deliver images that have notable qualities and accuracy. The upgraded version of the DIGIC 6 processor allows the camera system to capture stills and videos with optimal speed. Its continuous rates clock up at 16 fps when working in the live view mode.
With its viewfinder, users are able to shoot up to 14 fps, giving the camera the capacity to capture up to 170 raw files in just one burst. An unlimited number of frames can be captured when shooting in JPEG format. The sensors of the 1DX Mark II is the first to use the Dual Pixel CMOS AF which makes it the ideal machine for recording DCI 4K videos. High-quality frame grabs are also possible at 8 megapixels.
Other speed enhancements include the addition of a CFast 2.0 memory card slot. It allows sports photographers to achieve a maximum burst rate of 170 RAW photos shot continuously!
The camera has a 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system, which gives it fast tracking performance and accurate focusing. Part of its enhancement is its 41 cross-type points and highly improved center focusing sensitivity.
The new EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition autofocus enables easier tracking of fast-moving subjects for sports photographers – whether shooting still photos or video.
The AF and metering systems of the device are also bolstered by the use of a separate and dedicated DIGIC 6 processor. This makes recording a 4k video a breeze even at fast continuous speeds.
Canon also deployed the AI Servo AF III+ algorithm on the 1DX Mark II so it can intelligently acquire focus in Large Zone AF, single-point and other focusing modes.
This machine has an expanded sensitivity range of up to ISO 50-409600. When shooting a 4K video ISO is up to 12800 while Full HD has an ISO of 25600.
With the camera’s sensors integrated with micro lenses, the device can deliver enhanced performance with impressive reduced noise levels even at low-light conditions.
A versatile camera, the 1DX Mark II is compatible with DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) recording at 800 Mbps up to 60fps. Shooting a Full HD 1080p clip includes a slow motion playback at 120 fps and at 360 Mbps.
The uncompressed version of its Full HD video can be saved to an optional external recorder using HDMI.
There is an onboard stereo microphone for audio and there is an optional external mic that can be used through its 3.5mm mic jack. There is also a headphone jack so real-time audio monitoring is possible.
The rugged magnesium alloy camera body is dust and weather resistant and features a carbon fiber shutter that is rated to up to 400,000 cycles.
Canon’s 1DX Mark II comes with a large 3.2” 1.62m-dot Clear View II LCD monitor that has anti-reflective properties. This allows vivid playback, as well as live view shooting even in bright conditions. The monitor is also a responsive touchscreen that enables easy changes to camera settings.
Regardless of shooting orientation, shooting becomes comfortable because of its integrated vertical grip. Canon has also redesigned its mirror mechanism to help alleviate mechanical vibrations to capture a high-quality and sharp image. This is made possible even in long exposures or in continuous shooting bursts.
This machine also comes with dual CompactFlash and CFast memory card slots so users can extend their file saving capabilities. The CFast card slot can be used with CFast 2.0 memory cards.
With the machine’s capabilities to capture vivid pictures and smooth videos regardless of working conditions. It is the ideal machine for both professional and advised amateur shutterbugs.