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Rumors => Third Party Manufacturers => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on May 07, 2012, 11:07:59 AM

Title: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: Canon Rumors on May 07, 2012, 11:07:59 AM
Introducing the new AquaTech DC5-V3 Sport Housing
AquaTech is happy to announce the release of the new DC5-V3 to suit the new Canon 5D MKIII. This housing is now available through all your normal outlets and features the same dependable controls that are conveniently placed at your fingertips to ensure smooth and reliable control over your camera.

The DC5-V3 features the following controls.

From: http://www.aquatech.net/

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Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: neuroanatomist on May 07, 2012, 11:09:19 AM
What, they don't provide a control to acces the Rate button?  Damn them, how could they.  Because of that critical lack, I'll never buy this housing for the 5DIII that I don't have.

 :P
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: Drizzt321 on May 07, 2012, 11:55:01 AM
What, they don't provide a control to acces the Rate button?  Damn them, how could they.  Because of that critical lack, I'll never buy this housing for the 5DIII that I don't have.

 :P

For me it's the lack of the zoom button for during playback. No way I can live without that!

Hey, does this thing fix the light leak issue too? :P
Title: Aquatech products are great!
Post by: clicstudio on May 07, 2012, 12:02:48 PM
I rented a housing for my 1D IV and although the lens port is not that easy to install and the joystick didn't line up with the corresponding controller knob, most of the functions can be accessed.
The housing performed great and my camera stayed dry... Which is the most important thing  :D

Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: photoxication on May 07, 2012, 12:22:40 PM
I can't find the actual page on Aquatech's web site.  Is it just me?  Can someone please post a direct link to the product?  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: Wideopen on May 07, 2012, 12:48:29 PM
What, they don't provide a control to acces the Rate button?  Damn them, how could they.  Because of that critical lack, I'll never buy this housing for the 5DIII that I don't have.

 :P

No rate button?!  :-\ lol
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: ideaworx on May 07, 2012, 01:16:42 PM
I can't find the actual page on Aquatech's web site.  Is it just me?  Can someone please post a direct link to the product?  Thanks.

I spoke with someone there on Wed of last week and he said they were still in production, as well on the website side of things. I expect to see something later this week I am sure. I am looking forward to trying this out, looks real solid and will be a nice compliment to the 5DM3 in regards to shooting some nice pictures on the water and under the water :)
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: Hill Benson on May 07, 2012, 05:22:55 PM
Wow, certainly not cheap:o but I have little doubt that it's going to give some aquatic adventurers some amazing still and video footage. I can certainly see myself renting one of these one day.
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: samueljay on May 07, 2012, 07:45:14 PM
I hope these don't have any leaking issues light or otherwise ;)
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: CatfishSoupFTW on May 08, 2012, 12:41:35 AM
looks like their site is down? i tried the link here and nothing, then tried going to it, via google, and nothing. could be down or broken for now.
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: clicstudio on May 08, 2012, 03:26:46 PM
I hope these don't have any leaking issues light or otherwise ;)
A light leak is no big deal... a water leak will be a disaster  :o
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: 5D Freak on May 09, 2012, 12:35:24 PM
I have the original housing for my 5DII. It has been awesome in the surf, no leaks - not a drop! And I've taken a few poundings with it too! I'm a very happy customer.
I'm thinking of getting the 5DIII and converting my 5DII to dedicated infrared. Will the 5DIII fit in the original 5DII housing? I don't care about button placement so much as I preset everything before I hit the water and I have the pistol grip to fire shots. The alignment of the review button would be the only thing I would like. Does anyone know how this would go?
Title: Re: Aquatech Underwater Housing for 5D Mark III Available.
Post by: 5D Freak on May 09, 2012, 12:43:04 PM
Looks like I have found an answer to my own question. Yes!!! with more functionality than I expected. From the Aquatech facebook page:
"Canon 5D MKIII conversion kits are now available direct through AquaTech for anyone using the CO-7 or DC5-V2 housings. Contact sales@aquatech.net to be directed to your nearest sales member."