Subal Canon 5D MKIV Underwater Housing - CD5 MKIV

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Subal CD5DMKIV Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

Port not included


Subal CD 5D MKIV Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

Subal CD5MKIV Underwater Housing fits the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera like a glove. It's compatible with all Subal ports and accessories that every our housing has we bring some new improvements in ergonomic, light weight and all camera button functions. The standard viewfinder can be easily swapped with their NEW VIDEO viewfinder that will improve filming in 4K that this model of camera now has.

Subal designers and production staff accept nothing but perfection in producing their underwater housings, using only the best, top grade materials with “handmade“ quality control. Anyone using a SUBAL CD5DMKIV housing can feel that passion and no-compromise commitment to quality - down to the smallest part. Less obvious at first glance, are the many improved features built into the housings, innovations that have grown over decades of field and manufacturing experience. Only housings designed and built hand-in-hand with the photographer deserve the “handmade“ label. SUBAL quality wins hands down!


Because when it comes down to it, you want only the best materials! Therefore the CD5DMKIV SUBAL Housing is milled from a solid block of aluminum. This prevents unwanted air pockets and ensures absolute tightness. All housing parts and accessories are made of this same alloy, which is characterized by a high degree of seawater resistance. Additional heat treatment increases strength and hardness by about 30% and reduces the inevitable underwater deformations due to depth. Guaranteed are shafts, screws, and many other parts made of high-alloy nickel-chromium coated steel. Only high-quality engineering plastics are used - for the best durability and longevity.

Surface Coating

You want to have long-term fun with your SUBAL housing and we ensure that it is built for maximum durability:  “hard-coating” produces wear and scratch resistance plus corrosion resistance in all aluminum parts to a superior level through a tough protective layer (up to 10 times that of an anodic coating). As additional wear-protection we add a high-quality, multi-layer powder coating.


The camera is mounted on a saddle for precise positioning inside the housing. A 4 mm main-O-ring and the SUBAL QuickLock latching system make it virtually impossible to close the housing if the O-ring is not lying correctly in its groove. Maximum security is assured. Threaded holes in the base of the housing allow the mounting of trays etc. A mounting plate with threaded hole on the top of the housing may be used for a light-weight aiming light. Generous shading of the LCD-monitor, along with a special glare-free glass provides a dazzling view of the brilliant image of the camera monitor.


The ergonomic placement of all important controls provides convenient and comfortable handling of the camera functions. Main switch, shutter, backlight, zoom / manual focus, AF-On, front and rear main dial, mode dial, lens release, cursor.

Optional Set button Extension

Subal is also offering the housing with an optional set button lever extension, to make changes quicker and easier.

Push Buttons for:

Metering mode/white balance, AF/drive, ISO/Flash compensation, menu, picture style, info, playback, delete, AF area selector, set, live view.


SUBAL offers 4 different viewfinder systems for this housing:

The Standard-viewfinder reduces the viewfinder image slightly to allow the whole frame to be viewed whilst wearing a diving-mask.

GS-180 viewfinder and WS-45 angled viewfinder offer an image sized equal to the cameras viewfinder. The GS-180 viewing angle is line of sight and the WS-45 is 45°. The new Prism finder PS-30 shows the viewfinder image full sized with a viewing angle of 30°. The PS-30 has a long eye relief which is especially helpful for video shooting. The viewfinder systems are interchangeable and can be mounted easily by the user.

For your SUBAL housing, there is a wide range of front ports available, using the TYPE 4 bayonet mount.This allows you the use of a multitude of regular
lenses under water, ranging from fisheye lenses, extreme wide angle-lenses, zooming lenses and macro lenses up to the 200 mm lens.

Subal Canon Port Chart

Subal 5DS/r Manual

Technical data:

Seawater resistant aluminum alloy machined from the block. Hard coating and corrosion treatment is applied to the surface of the housing. In addition 3 layers of powder coating paint are applied to give the housing the unique SUBAL color and finish. All parts are made of hard-anodized light alloy, acid-resistant stainless steel and high quality plastics, to endure all working conditions. SUBAL QuickLock closure system.

Maximum depth: 70 m (120 m on request)

WeightApprox. 2.7 kg (w/o port and accessories)
Weight in water: nearly neutral (depending on the port and accessories)

Width x height x depth: Approx. 260 x 190 x 130 mm (w/o port and handles)

Flash connection:

2 Flash connectors: Optionally Nikonos V, IKELITE or S6 Sockets connected in parallel. TTL function only with S6 socket and original Canon flash unit or possible with corresponding Flash devices from other manufacturers!

Flash arm mounting:

2 x T-plates 25 mm, TLC - or ultralight base optional

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