THIS HOUSING HAS NOW SOLD
Thanks for your interest, if you are interested in buying a second hand housing check out my second hand housing buyers guide post for some tips, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re stuck as I do have one more spare housing which I might be persuaded to part with.
I need to clear some space so I’m selling off the housing’s I’m not using much any more.
This is an SPL A-Series aluminium housing, originally designed for a Canon 10D, I’ve used it with my Canon 60D and 70D and it’s also had a 20D inside too, it fits really well with no additional padding needed, it comes with a two stage pistol grip shutter release and controls on the housing for the top control dial and the shutter release.
You also get some silicone grease, spare wing nuts, a blanking plate for the pistol grip (so you can take it off if and still have a waterproof housing) and the original page of instructions from SPL.
There is also a control for the back dial of the 10D, but it doesn’t quite match up with the back dial on the 70D, you might be able to do some simple modification to get that working though.
It’s got a clear plate on the back for the LCD and viewfinder, both of the match up well but you can’t see the ar right hand edge of the LCD on the 70D, there’s also a clear plate on the top so you can see the settings on the top LCD.
The cable that’s wired to the pistol grip will work with the 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D and 5D, although I don’t think the 5D series will fit, and the 7D might be too big too, I will also include an adapter that clips on to the end of the wire and allows you to connect it to the 60D, 70D and all the rebel or hundred series (550D, 600D, 650D, etc.) cameras and still have the full two stage control.
There’s one front port included, it’s a flat port and is big enough to easily fit my 17-85mm zoom lens and I’ve also used my 50mm, 28mm and 40mm in there with no issues, it should work with any lens which is less than 7.5 cm long that can accept a filter on the front (fisheye lenses will vignette with a flat port like this).
The port measures 7.5cm in length from the front face of the front plate, and has a diameter of 11cm, there’s a couple of very light scratches which do not effect the photo’s.
I will also include a piece of 8mm thick clear acrylic that I have drilled to fit the same bolt holes, I was planning on making my own port, but only got as far as making it fit onto the front of the housing, so if you’re handy you could complete this project, or if you have a smaller camera, like a mirrorless body and pancake lens for instance you could use this as a lightweight flat port maybe.
The front port is held in place by 8 plastic wing nuts, it’s really easy to tell if there’s a good seal because you can see the o-ring compress against the front.
There’s a side handle that you could remove as it’s bolted on, but I’ve found it useful to keep the camera steady and the whole thing is very light weight so you probably wont need to remove it.
It does have a port on the top for a flash, I’ve left the blank aluminium plate on there and stuck a GoPro mount to it which has worked perfectly for me, if you want to use a flash you can contact SPL and get a compatible flash housing.
Here are some photo’s of the housing, port and a couple with my 70D and 17-85mm lens inside too, so you can see what the LCD looks like (the viewfinder matches up really well so the view through there is good) and just to confirm that it will be a nice fit for a 70D, click on the images for a bigger version.
- SPL A-Series Housing with side handle
- Removable Pistol Grip with two stage shutter control
- Connectors for 10D, 20D, 30D style cameras and 60D, 70D and rebel series canon cameras
- Original SPL flat port
- SPL port cover
- Clear Acrylic front plate with holes drilled – could be used to make a second port
- Silicone grease for o-rings
- Spare wingnuts
- SPL Instructions
- Spare bolts for pistol grip
- Blanking plate for pistol grip
- SPL stickers
The price is £530 British Pounds ($909 US dollars or $970 Australian Dollars), which includes free shipping worldwide, you can also pick it up from me in Plymouth UK if you prefer.
If you’d like any more information or would like to purchase the housing send me an e-mail here: email@example.com