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New from Sealux: HDFS5 for Sony PXW-FS5



The SEALUX HDFS5 is a safe, tailor-made housing for the professional PXW-FS5 4K 4:2:2 10 bit camcorder made by Sony. It is one of the smallest and lightest aluminium underwater housings on the market for the PXW-FS5 with a focus on operational versatility.

Two additional sockets (optional) allow connection of external devices, for example, an external monitor/recorder and a vacuum-system. The basic model features screw plugs instead. In addition, the housing has enough space for common adaptors such as the Metabones Speedbooster and is therefore ready to work with a great number of lenses. Using the full range of Sealux ports, the housing is perfectly equipped to work with most combinations of lenses and adapters. Like the FS7 housing, the Sealux FS5 housing features 3 M6 bolt-on points on the underside, situated right and left at a 30º angle, respectively, for runners or a buoyancy system, for example.

The back part of the housing has been designed to provide enough space for a 5 inch internal display (optional). In the basic version, the SONY FS5 display is used instead. All camera functions are operated mechanically. The dimensions of the housing are optimized so that it fits inside a piece of standard hand luggage with the grips detached. All function elements are sealed twofold and up to fourfold in order to provide the highest degree of safety.


Made from seawater-resistant aluminium, CNC milled from a monobloc, hard anodized for maximum ruggedness


The four quick-action locks incorporate safety-devices. Back plate Sealed with a large precision o-ring.

Port Changing System

Thanks to the Sealux photo bayonet system there is sufficient space for large lenses, too. Furthermore, the range of Sealux ports allows a broad spectrum of applications.


The grips are ergonomically adjustable and detachable for transport in the carry case.


  • Provides comfortable viewing at an angle of 30° relative to the swimming position thanks to the use of the FS5 display accommodated on the base plate. Alternatively you can use an internal 5 inch display (optional).
  • A lens-hood protects the display against annoying sunrays.

Tripod base

The camcorder is mounted on the tripod base and secured at the front, thereby allowing easy replacement of the rechargeable battery and memory card.


The reliable control system allows activation of functions on the FS5 handgrip at the press of a button

Manual functions on the right

  • Zoom lensring
  • Lens lock release

Manual functions on the left

  • Second lens ring (for example focus) depends on lens used
  • POWER switch
  • REC Start/Stop
  • ND filter
  • Iris wheel
  • ND-IRIS switch
  • PRESET switch
  • GAIN switch
  • WB switch
  • WB-Set lever
  • Set/Sel wheel


  • IRIS
  • WB
  • S&Q
  • MENU

Underwater microphone

Underwater sounds are recorded via a high-quality electret microphone.

Moisture alarm (optional)

To monitor the well-being of your camcorder you can either make use of a moisture alarm or a vacuum-system.

Dimensions, weights

  • Dimensions: W x H x D: 176 mm x 162 mm x 289 mm
  • Weights: Housing (standard): about 5 kg
  • Buoyancy: depending on lens and port used
  • Maximum depth: 90 m (tested)

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Jeff chats to… Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Veronica’s film – Worse things Happen at Sea – can be seen here:

Sixth and final in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.

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Peli proud to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution



We know Peli from its popular camera cases, but from discovery to distribution, Peli’s temperature-controlled packaging is now delivering COVID-19 vaccines all over Europe and the Middle East

With the pandemic recovery just underway, COVID-19 vaccines and therapies are rapidly becoming available for use and they must be safely distributed worldwide, within their required temperature range. Peli’s BioThermal™ division is providing temperature-controlled packaging to meet this critical moment, protecting these crucial payloads.

Peli’s innovative cold chain packaging has been trusted for nearly 20 years by pharmaceutical manufacturers to safely ship their life-saving products around the world. To meet the current challenge, they have adapted their existing products to provide deep frozen temperatures when required for the newly developed life sciences materials. Current and new offerings will ensure the cold chain is maintained throughout the vaccine or therapy’s journey, maximising efficacy and patient health.

“We know that pharmaceutical companies are in all phases of the development process for vaccines and therapeutics and working tirelessly to bring safe and effective drug products to market quickly,” said Greg Wheatley, Vice President of Worldwide New Product Development and Engineering at Peli BioThermal. “Our engineering team matched this urgency to ensure they have the correct temperature-controlled packaging to meet them where they’re at in drug development for the pandemic recovery, from discovery to distribution.”

Peli BioThermal’s deep frozen products use phase change material (PCM) and dry ice systems to provide frozen payload protection with durations from 72 hours to 144+ hours. Payload capacities range from 1 to 96 litres for parcel shippers and 140 to 1,686 litres for pallet shippers.

New deep-frozen solutions are ideal for short-term vaccine storage, redirect courier transport of vaccines from freezer farm hubs to immunisation locations and daily vaccine replenishment to remote and rural areas.

Peli BioThermal temperature-controlled packaging is currently being used to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, either directly or through global transportation providers, in Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the UK as well as in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, with more countries set to join the list as the pandemic recovery process rolls out.

To learn more about the wide range of deep frozen Peli BioThermal shippers, visit and for more information.

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