Ten Reasons Why Marelux Might Be Your Next Underwater Housing:
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1. An Incredible Price Point
Let's start with what really matters - price. Perhaps the top selling point for Marelux housings is their incredible price point for a top-quality anodized aluminum housing. With excellent ergonomics, a sturdy port locking system, and incredible durability, the price of a Marelux housing is almost too good to be true. And with today's inflation-ridden economy, our prices on Marelux gear are reminiscent of the pre-Covid days.
2. A Special Scratch-Resistant, Durable Anodization
3. Six Unique Color Options
Marelux housings aren't just the boring old black housings you might be used to (though they certainly have that color available!). We offer six different colors of Marelux housings including Burgundy, Yale Blue, Black, Mocha, Olive Green, and Silver Grey. If you're a little more price conscious, the Black housing retails for $200 less than the others.
4. Lime-Green O-rings
While Marelux's bright color palette might seem like an aesthetic choice, it's not! The lime-green o-rings make it very easy to see if you have lint, sand, hairs, or any other kind of gunk in your seal. This is just another measure of safety so you can make sure you're good to go before a dive.
5. Lots and Lots of Safety Features
Marelux housings come equipped with a built-in moisture alarm that can detect any water droplets entering a housing and provides both an audible and visual alarm. Moreover, you can purchase an optional vacuum system and pump to ensure your housing is vacuum sealed before the dive. Creating a vacuum seal allows you to check to make sure your seal is water tight before entering the water. We find the vacuum system to be very easy to use, though it can take a few more pumps to reach a vacuum than competitors. Finally, the housing is equipped with a port locking system and a housing lock system that is very secure and almost impossible to accidentally unlock underwater. It's also easy to use which makes putting the housing together a breeze. Marelux housings are depth rated to 100 meters.
Bonus: The Camera Tray Comes with a Key
Have you ever been stuck looking for a screwdriver or a coin to get your camera off the camera tray in your housing? Well, search no longer! Marelux camera trays come with a key that allows you to take the camera off the tray. After using it, the key is stored on the tray itself.
6. The Manual Flash Trigger - No On/Off Switch Necessary!
Triggering strobes can be one of the biggest pain-points of underwater photography. But we found the Marelux manual flash trigger to be very easy to use. Our favorite feature was the fact that you don't need to turn the trigger on for it to fire. All you have to do is plug the hotshoe into the camera and you're good to go. For anyone that's ever forgotten to turn on their flash trigger and had to go back to the surface to do so - this is a much welcomed feature. The flash trigger is very long lasting as you should be able to get about 10,000 shots on a single battery! Currently, there are no TTL flash triggers available for Marelux housings, but they should be developed soon. In the meantime, an external TTL converter can always be attached to your housing via the M16 bulkhead.
7. Bulkheads for a Variety of Accessories
Marelux underwater housings come with multiple bulkhead accessory ports like M16 and M24 ports. These bulkheads are extremely useful for mounting vacuum systems, sync cord bulkheads for firing strobes, TTL converters, and even external monitors and recorders.
8. A Well Defined Port Chart
Even though Marelux is a new brand, they have already released plenty of ports to support most underwater lenses that would be desirable for their housings. We have in stock plenty of macro ports and wide angle glass dome ports - including 180mm and 230mm glass dome ports. Acrylic ports are not yet available but are on their way soon!
9. A Large Port Opening for Easy Zoom/Focus Gear Engagement
One of the most innovative design features on Marelux housings is the large port opening. It's very large. This makes it easy to put a lens through the port opening and secure the zoom gear on the lens to the teeth of the external gear. Marelux incorporated a unique mechanical mechanism that moves the camera to the side so that the gears engage when you lock the camera in place in the housing.
10. A Surprisingly Compact Design
Somehow Marelux managed to fit a large port opening on a very compact housing. We've been very impressed with how light and compact Marelux housings really are. In fact, we did our test dives without floats - though the average buyer may want to consider a couple of Stix floats for a little bit of extra buoyancy.
Bonus: Marelux is an Innovative Company
New companies tend to be innovative in order to gain market share, and Marelux is no exception. Marelux engineers have a background in software and housing design, providing them to make bold designs that go beyond what we have seen from housing manufacturers in the past. This includes a future magnified viewfinder that allows you to view depth and temperature, a new smart optical flash tube for shooting macro, and a future Smart Nautical Application Platform (SNAP) that promises connectivity between underwater devices. There's no doubt in our minds, that we will experience novel diving experiences through Marelux's technological expertise. We hope you join us for the ride.
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