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Seafrogs Underwater Housing for the Sony a6500 Camera

19 September 2018

I recently acquired a great underwater housing for my Sony a6500 Camera from china by a company called Seafrogs

My need for a proper underwater housing came from our holidays in Sri Lanka this year where we went diving a lot. I only had my GoPro with me which unfortunatly had no display on the back. And since I really like my Sony I checked out some housings online. Several of these are available but most of them are very custom made and cost around 1000€ to 3000€. Then I found SeaFrogsttps://seafrogs.com.hk/ text: SeaFrogs), a Chinese company that mainly sells surf and underwater housings for mirror less cameras. The housing for my Sony costs about 300$ and made a good impression.

After waiting for the customs to finally forward my delivery I was very happy to unbox a qualitative underwater housing with really ALL buttons on the camera exposed and controllable. I quickly found out that my Sony 16-70mm lens does also fit the housing, although you can not use the zoom. So I used the Sony 16-50. Using the right rubber part it is easy to control the zoom through the housing.

The seals looked trustworthy and there is a humidity alarm inside the housing so I gave it a try in the pool and I was not disappointed.

Some weeks later we did a dive with it during our Advanced Open Water Course in the Neufeldersee near Vienna and I had a lot of fun chasing fish, check out some of my pictures here: