We offer the latest information on new camera systems and products that may be introduced in the future. We provide free technical help with cameras, housings and photographic techniques. We offer complete repair service and housing support for the underwater photographer. MCD has a world wide reputation for its fast custom service and reliability. We dive with and use all the equipment we sell to our customers so we know the capabilities of each system.
Each system is fully tested before it is shipped to our customers. Housings are pressure tested in our wet pressure tank for seal reliability before it is sent to our customer. Cameras are installed and electronic functions are established before shipping the final product. When possible, tests are made to insure correct electronic TTL circuits and viability of camera and connectors.
Warranty and general service can be turned around in several days, sometimes, over night. We sell top of the line systems and reliable service.
Tom Harman is an underwater photographer and videographer working in the diving industry since 1963.
Together their combined working knowledge of cameras and lenses and diving systems represent the best resources available for any underwater photographer who needs the best equipment and service available in the world.
Our unique position is to be able to help the professional underwater photographer get access to the pest professional equipment available. We can custom assemble camera systems to fit almost any need. For example we adapted the PhaseOne P65+ digital back to work in the Peterson///Gates H38 housing with the Hasselblad 903SWC Super wide camera.
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Taken with the Peterson/Gates H38 housing for the Hasselblad 903SWC camera and the PhaseOne P65+ digital back.
Al Bruton and I had our annual underwater photo class in his pool for the SAMP members. We brought in a lot of equipment for the students. We had the PhaseOne camera with the P65+ digital back and the 28mm lens in the Nauticam NA645DF housing. The 60 mega pixel digital images really show what high resolution and wide dynamic range can provide in an underwater image. We also had a Hasselblad H38 Superwide camera and housings with Ikelite strobes. For some of the students Al taught basic underwater scuba lessons and I helped with the Camera systems. Johnson Yang also pitched in with sweating up the housings and changing media cards for them. Several underwater models showed up and the students had a plaits taking photos underwater. Brent and William had their computers set up so the students could see their images on Apple laptops. Brent used Capture One software for the PhaseOne system. Here are some images of the event. It was great to see all the smiles and hear the impressive comments by the students. It is a lot of work to put this one but worth the results we see in the students.