Waterhousing design & philosophyTraditionally there have been two main styles of housings
Front loading ✘ The housing shell is usually camera specific
✘ Or the housing shell is oversized to accommodate different cameras mounted on sliding plates
✘ Front ports are specific to the housing shell and not usable with another housing
Back loading ✘ All the hardware to hold the back plate in place is right in your face.
✘ Housing shell is usually camera specific
✘ Or the housing shell is oversized to accommodate different cameras
✘ Back plate is flat and does not conform to the camera
The Slant-X solution
Placing the parting line on a slant enables a radical new design concept allowing:
✓ Camera specific interchangeable control backs
✓ Universal Node
✓ Interchangeable ports
✓ When a new camera such as the 7D Mark II is released, a new control back upgrades and expands your entire waterhousing system!
✓ All control backs position the camera so the lens is concentric with the lens port and the film plane (sensor plane) is always on the same plane.
✓ All hardware used to seal the waterhousing is placed on the sides, away from the photographers face.
✓ Control backs conform to the camera
✓ Essex low profile controls are always used for a face friendly experience.