Canon 10BAR 450D User Manual
Camera Housing – Model 450D (Canon)
3. Function Controls
4. Set up Instructions
5. Use & Care of Housing
10BAR Underwater Housings are small, light and rugged enough to be used on every dive. Use of a clear polycarbonate allows for visual inspection of camera condition and the
2. Specifications 450D
Housings are individually tested to 10 Bar (90 m / 300 ft.) Recommended
working pressure 60 m.
200 x 300 x 230 mm (LxWxH)
Approximately 2.6 Kg (Housing only)
Buoyancy (with camera)
Approximately neutral in salt water
Bulkhead and hot shoe plug for External
Standard Zoom Port18~55mm Lens
450D Opening key / Lever
3. Function Controls 450D
2.Mode Dial / Power switch
3.Flashlight syn bulkhead
7.Pressure release plug
8.Menu / DISP.
9.(AE/FE Lock/Index/Reduce) / (AF point selection / Magnify)
10.Aperture / Exposure compensation
11.Print / Share / White balance selsction
12.Cross keys- (Metering mode) / (Picture Style selection) / (Drive Mode selection) /
(AF mode selection)
4. Set up Instructions
4.1 Air Lock:
The body and lid are designed with the Air Lock system “no clip” closure arrangement. Testing has shown that this arrangement allow the water to exert an even pressure on the
4.2 Pressure release plug
To open the housing, the pressure release plug must be first unscrewed and then pulled out all the way
4.3 Opening levers
After unscrewing and pulling out the pressure release plug, the lid can be opened. To overcome the friction of opening, use lever (Fig. 2) to push against the lid with a cam action. Be sure they are inserted all the way flat to the housing before turning to avoid damaging the protrusions on the lid. The body has four holes on each corner edges for opening. Gently lever off the lid with the supplied opening lever (Fig. 3) taking care not to twist the lid excessively. The lid should be opened keeping it approximately paralleled to the body at all times, turn first one corner a little, then the other a little, and repeat again until the lid is opened. Remember to unscrew and pull out the pressure release plug all the way first, otherwise the air pressure will resist attempts at opening. Lay the lid on a flat stable surface after opening.
4.4 Special note on responsibility for watertight integrity:
Each housing is individually inspected and hydrostatically tested in the factory. The design of the main piston
4.5 Maintaining the
If the main body to lid
4.6 Inspection, cleaning and
A soft cotton bud or sponge applicator, make sure these are free of all chemicals or contamination such as loose fibers, and the tube of silicone grease supplied with the housing are required. Note other types of silicone grease specifically for use with underwater camera equipment can usually also be used. It is advised to carry out the following procedure on a firm clean level surface, (e.g. at a table), to prevent skidding especially useful to have when diving from a boat.
When to maintain the
contamination such as dust, hair, salt, sand etc. has fallen onto the
•Place the lid on a firm
chemicals or contamination. After cleaning inspect the
4.7 Mounting the flashlight in the housing
Remove the lens cap and wrist strap. The pressure release plug should be pulled out before inserting the camera. Attach the plastic slide tray to the camera¡s tripod mounting fixture with a coin, screwdriver or the end of the universal tool supplied (Fig. 5). Take care not to excessively tighten the screw. Slide the camera into the body along the guide rail (Fig. 6). Make sure the camera body reach the limit and test the function of the on/of button on the body of the housing. Slide the hot shoe plug into the hot shoe (Fig. 7) Note: If you find that the buttons do not align properly with the controls, please check again that the camera is properly seated to the limit of the guide rail.
Replace the lid (Fig. 8). Remember to ensure the pressure release plug is pulled all the way out while closing, otherwise the air cannot escape. Squeeze the lid closed all the way with the hissing of expelled air. Screw home (CLOCKWISE) the pressure release plug (Fig. 9). There is no need to excessively tighten this plug. The seal is made by internal
After replacing the lid, make a final visual inspection of the main
Note: If the
Important !!! Before diving, make sure the pressure
release plug is pushed back inside and then screwed home, do not over tighten this plug (finger tight only).
5. Use & Care of Housing:
5.1 Pre Dive Function Check.
Just before entering the water, make a habit of reviewing the proper steps to close the housing and connect the bulkhead. Make a visual check of the
•Check housing is closed
•Check battery and memory card status on the LCD display
•Check control knob and zoom function
•Check the Bulkhead is properly connected or blanked.
Always avoid submerging the housing in hot water for a prolonged time or a cleansing tank where the water may be heated up by the sun.
5.2 General Operation.
The control levers and push buttons consist of internal double
Wear the wrist strap; it is easy to inadvertently let go of the housing, especially if you are distracted.
5.3 Cleaning & Storage.
The body & lid of the housing are made of 6061 Aluminum and Acrylic respectively. 6061 Aluminum is selected for its outstanding strength stiffness, hardness and toughness, While Acrylic for its crystal clear transparency and high gloss surface. Both of them have good resistance to weathering, although
It is good practice to rinse off your housing with fresh water after every dive. Avoid to exposure to fine sand. After a series of 10 or more dives, e.g. after a dive holiday, it is recommended to immerse the housing for
Important!!! For long term storage please remove the main closure
Please protect the housing during transportation. It is recommended to remove the handle, and shutter extension, and wrap the camera in foam or bubble wrap.
The impact resistance of the housing is excellent. However after an accident the alignment of the housing may have been altered. Therefore in the event of your housing suffering an impact force, e.g. being dropped, it is essential that you do not use the housing for diving. Please return the housing immediately for service and put a note inside to indicate the nature of the accident, so that the severity can be assessed.
To ensure the continued performance of your housing, it should be serviced every year, or after every 200 dives whichever is earlier. Please note the terms for servicing the housing posted at our website. A full service will include:
•Inspect all components for wears or damage (report if repair necessary),
•Clean all sealing surfaces,
•Hydrostatic pressure test to 10 Bar.
Note: Replacement of damaged components may require additional cost.
The warranty is valid within two years from the date of first purchase. The warranty applies only to the housing itself. 10BAR does not accept any liability either implicit or otherwise for
any equipment housed inside, or used together with the housing. In the event of the
housing flooding within the period of warranty, 10BAR will repair or replace the housing. Please note that disassembly of the housing will invalidate warranty. Please fill in the information below, and return a copy to 10Bar Underwater Housing at the address below, to validate the warranty.
(Copy to be retained by user)
Date of Purchase
Serial Number :
Owner’s Name :
Office & Showroom:
Unit C, 2/F., Wing Hin Factory Building,
San Po Kong, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2573 3228 Fax: (852) 2811 9180.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://www.10bar.com
Please keep this document for future reference
(Note: due to continuous improvement the latest model housing may differ slightly form those described in this document)
(Copy to be returned to 10 Bar Underwater Housings)