Subal CD3

With the SUBAL CD3 SUBAL offers an aluminum housing for the digital SLR-camera Canon EOS 1 D/1Ds MARK III.

Maximum depth: 70 m, 120m (optional)

Weight: approx. 2.7 kg (w/o port and accessories) with handle!

Weight in water: Nearly neutral (depending on the port and accessories)

Dome port and accesories shown on picture not included in housing scope of delivery!

Port bayonet size        
  • ((incl. 20% UST)

  • 4.603,20 €

  • Export price

  • 3.836,- €


Special viewfinder

Choose from our viewfinder range – simultaneous order of a case. (excl. VAT)

Change Flash socket

alternative Flash connection socket incl. installation and replacement. (excl. VAT)

120m Version

for undisturbed operations up to 120m depth. Stronger springs and other parts (Note: Higher press on push buttons)

Detail information:

The ergonomic SUBAL design and arrangement of all important elements of the housing allows the camera easy operation without letting go of the handle. The camera is mounted on a special sled, to secure the camera with precision into the housing. This allows a faster and secure mounting. A 4 mm O ring and the SUBAL Quick Lock closure system, prevents accidental crushing of the O-ring and ensures maximum safety.

Special attention was given to the achievement of the front and rear adjustment wheel and of the light lever. The transmission lever in the lid allows the optional activation of AF-ON or of the AE store (star key).

The Subal monitor window provides a glare-free view to the brilliant image of the camera monitor and supports so ideally the HD-video function of the camera. Pilot lights can be attached or mounted to the top shoe.

Only high quality materials are used to produce Subal housings. A precise manufacturing process followed by the surface protection finish, to conform the standard quality level that you get in every SUBAL product.


SUBAL offers for this housing model, 3 different search systems:

the standard viewfinder slimmed  the viewfinder image, so that it can fully be overlooked despite diving mask. The GS 180 and the 45°  viewfinder  offer a view in size approximately corresponding to the camera's viewfinder, with the insight of the GS-180 horizontally, the insight of the WS-45 under 45 °.


All SUBAL ports with bayonet mount on this case can be used!



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.


Width x height x depth:

Approx. 255 x 235 x 155 mm (w/o port and handles)


Flash connection:

2 Flash connectors: optionally Nikonos V, IKELITE or subtronic S6 Sockets TTL connected in parallel, function only with S6 socket and original Canon flash unit possible!

Flash arm mounting:

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


Transfers and functions

Main switch, shutter release, zoom (manual focus), front and rear main dial, lense release, AF-ON, cursor.

Push buttons for:

Mode, AF-drive, measuring mode and flash compensation, light, ISO, exposure compensation, menu, info, playback, delete, Func., protect, set, AE lock, AF area selector, FEL.