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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Ewa-Marine
Located in: Underwater, Housings, 35mm Film Camera Housings
Ewa-marine Underwater AF SLR / Digital Camera Housing U-AXP - (Rated f/ 50 Meter/150' depth) #U-AXP
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
2.2 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
40% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Lightweight(3)
Best Uses:
Underwater photography(3)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(3)
 
Didn't Do Too Much For Me
By StephVerified Purchaser from Tampa, FL on 5/6/2008
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Bulky size, Leaky, Limited Visibility
Best Uses:
Underwater Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Ewa-Marine Ewa-marine Underwater AF SLR / Digital Camera Housing U-AXP - (Rated f/ 50 Meter/150' depth) #U-AXP:

The product was easy to assemble. However, it was very difficult pushing the buttons on the camera, once diving. I was very disappointed with the clarity and visibility. I had a underwater disposable that took better photos than this. And on my last dive with it, it leaked on my D50 which thankfully survived. My suggestion is to save the money until you can buy a $1,000+ underwater case if you want to get near professional looking prints.

 
Very nice,instructions vague.
By ewyasVerified Purchaser from Sacramento on 5/9/2007
Pros:
Easily Loaded Equipment, Seals Easily, Strong Construction
Cons:
Zoom unfriendly
Best Uses:
Underwater Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Ewa-Marine Ewa-marine Underwater AF SLR / Digital Camera Housing U-AXP - (Rated f/ 50 Meter/150' depth) #U-AXP:

Instructions are vague, but common sense can prevail. Not easily accommodating to zoom lenses.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fails to Deliver
By JulioVerified Purchaser from Rockville, MD on 2/12/2007
Cons:
Difficult to Close, Very difficult to operate
Best Uses:
Underwater Photography
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Ewa-Marine Ewa-marine Underwater AF SLR / Digital Camera Housing U-AXP - (Rated f/ 50 Meter/150' depth) #U-AXP:

The equipment is incredibly cumbersome to assemble properly for use. It's difficult to get the camera and attached flash in or out of the case. It requires the operator to fumble with three tiny built-in screw mechanisms to close it properly. The accordion-type front section tends to get in the way of certain lenses. And worse, most of the time it is nearly impossible to press the shutter button effectively... I don't want to think of the hundreds and hundreds of photographs that I have missed because the camera would not fire regardless of how many times I tried to trip the shutter through the clumsy index finger compartment. This product has become one of my biggest disappointments, and it is one of my least favorite items, so nowadays I leave it relegated to my equipment cabinet instead of adding it to my diving bag. I wish someone had given me this information before I wasted my money on this product.

 
Poor product
By JeffVerified Purchaser from Monroe, MI on 2/12/2007
Pros:
Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Leaky
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Ewa-Marine Ewa-marine Underwater AF SLR / Digital Camera Housing U-AXP - (Rated f/ 50 Meter/150' depth) #U-AXP:

Leaked the first time I tried to use it at a depth of five feet.

 
Inexpensive alternative to real housing
By CraigVerified Purchaser from Corpus Christi, Tx on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Lightweight, Seals Easily
Best Uses:
Waterproofing Cameras
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Ewa-Marine Ewa-marine Underwater AF SLR / Digital Camera Housing U-AXP - (Rated f/ 50 Meter/150' depth) #U-AXP:

This works well as long as you understand its limitations. It will keep water off your camera. It will allow you to submerge your camera for underwater photos. It will not protect your camera from underwater pressure. I use this when snorkling or when shooting surfers in the water. It seals well-I've never had it leak. It isn't a substitute for a rigid housing because the pressure that builds as you dive deeper pushes in on the bag which in turn pushes in on your camera, making it difficult to operate your buttons and other devices. It also pushes in on your lens, which makes it difficult to keep the same focal length on zoom lenses, unless your lens has internal focus. I'd recommend this for shallow water shoots and for keeping your camera dry in wet environments.

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