Easydive has released the 'LEO III', its newest flagship of a universal underwater camera housing. The LEO III is completly electronically controlled and can host all major D-SLRs from CANON & NIKON, making it the only housing that works with more than 50 different D-SLRs.
Switching between different camera models requires only the change of the housing's camera tray and the update of the housing electronic's firmware, which can be done by the user, just by connecting a USB stick with the new firmware ( downloadable from the manufacturer ) to the housing.
The Leo 3 comes with 2 Nikonos-style strobe cable connectors but supports usage of fiber-optic strobe cables as well. A optical/acustical leakage warner is standard. Vacuum system, flash-trigger for fiber-optics, having the owners name written on the housing itself and several port-adaptors, that allow the usage of third party dome- and flatports ( such as from Subal, Seacam, Sealux, Hugyfot and Sea&Sea ) are optional items.
2 o-rings do seal the backplate, the wet contact magnetic control buttons ( stored in the ergonomic-shaped grips ) are not effected by water or pressure at all.
The housing is made of aluminium, weights 3,8 kg., is depth-rated 150 meters and comes with a lifetime warranty.
The LEO 3 costs € 2790, ready for 1 camera of the client's choice. Upgrade costs for switching between different cameras are € 389 per camera.