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Transparent waterproof housing that's travel-friendly, modular, affordable, and maintains access to all your camera and len's controls
Waterproof housing delivering professional results, travel-friendliness, modular design, affordability, and access to all your camera & len's controls.
Waterproof housing delivering professional results, travel-friendliness, modular design, affordability, and access to all your camera & len's controls.
147 backers pledged $45,332 to help bring this project to life.

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Clear Outex Housing - Waterproof Covers for Cameras

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Outex hat and t-shirt
Outex hat and t-shirt

 If you don't require a seal, or if you're an existing customer you just need the new clear cover to replace your blue cover.  It's backwards compatible and works with all the optics, viewfinders, straps, etc.  You can simply back the clear cover.

Clear and Blue Covers
Clear and Blue Covers

 The $225 Basic/Entry kit is the bare essentials for a complete kit, using a clear cover with with no glass opening on the back.  No glass on the back means you can still see but your sighting/view is not as precise.  You can use the LCD viewfinder mode, but your eyecup viewfinder sighting is restricted.  This kit only includes the clear cover, regular front optical glass for the lens, and the neck strap.  We don't have a final image of that cover or kit yet, but you'd be navigating the back of the camera the same way you see in the image below.

$375 clear Outex Kit; includes everything you need for a waterproof seal and professional results.  It includes the clear cover with back glass opening, 1 flat port optical lens for the front, your choice of viewfinder glass and adaptors for the back of the camera, and both the neck and wrist straps with the strap holder.

$400 Dome lens is for the those seeking the ultimate in underwater photography optics.  It includes the Dome of your choice, and the necessary brackets and adaptors to fit 1 lens. 

As with all Outex products, modularity also applies to the optics and viewfinders.  So for example if you want the Dome to support multiple lenses, you don't need 2 different domes. The same dome works on all.  You just purchase additional brackets or adaptors to fit any/all of your lenses for a fraction of the cost.  

Outex was created out of necessity by photo & film lovers who wanted a lightweight, travel-friendly, affordable, and modular water housing for their cameras to take anywhere, anytime. Outex's patented designed products are already used by amateurs, enthusiasts and award-winning professionals around the world, including the Associated Press, National Geographic, Red Bull, BBC, Vogue, Outdoor Magazine, and many more, and in 2013 we successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign for an LCD Viewfinder, which we delivered on time as promised. I encourage you to explore our website www.Outex.com, or our previous Kickstarter campaign.

This Clear Outex housing in this project not only maintains the existing product benefits:

  • Lightweight, compact, malleable design for complete tactile control
  • Affordable to purchase and to own over time
  • Modular design that works with tripods, lighting, domes, tethering, etc

It introduced substantive new advantages:

  • Clear, detailed visibility of all the functions you can control for your camera and lens, or anything inside the housing.
  • Improved material composition for easier installation and removal when needed.  Noticeable increased elasticity and malleability.
  • Improved longevity of the covers due to reformulated compound design and manufacturing process that reduces oxidization and deterioration.

These benefits make Outex the go-to housing for any environment, because it delivers the professional results of much more expensive housings, with the added benefits of an affordable, travel friendly, upgradeable solution.

The project funds our most popular Cover 110 size, which is compatible with virtually any camera in the market, including mirrorless Sonys, Fujis, Leicas, etc, all the way to popular professional DSLR cameras by Canon and Nikon.  The stretch goals accelerate development and delivery of additional optimized covers that are customized for small, compact, mirrorless cameras (Cover 110), and large-boy professional DSLRs such as the family 1D/Canon or D5/Nikon.  Dimensions for all of our covers are already available on our website www.Outex.com.  

The Clear Outex covers are backwards compatible, so they appeal to both existing and new potential customers. We are offering rewards that appeal to both.  

Developing the Clear Outex cover was not easy, nor cheap.  But we think it's worth it as it will increase the market appeal and usability to a broader market of photographers and cinematographers.  The new composition even involved some level of nuclear engineering to deliver the improved characteristics that maintain our existing benefits while adding the new advantages.  And it's not just the product composition.  We're investing in a new set of tools and manufacturing process that will increase consistency and reliability with the product.  We believe the increased volume potential will help us offset the higher overall costs of delivery, and we're setting a Kickstarter price of $99 that is likely to be less than actual pricing down the road.  Your help makes a difference.  Lock in your pre-order now, be first to have it, and help us exceed our targeted and stretch campaign goals.

 1. Installation tips and tricks:

 

 2. Modularity of the system, and using the automated Outex online store to help you find the right system.

 

3. Dome Ports

 4. Mirrorless cameras, such as Sony a7 series, Fuji, Leica, etc...

 Please let us know if you have questions.

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Risks and challenges

There are many new processes and materials we're developing in this project, and that is a risk. But we're working within established relationships and environments. As an ongoing concern, we have historical experience not only with our patented designs, but also in procurement and manufacturing in this space. We feel confident in our ability to deliver the Clear Outex housing, but need the additional funding to ensure it's done in a timely fashion while simultaneously pursuing additional developments.

We have a positive Kickstarter track record as well, having delivered on time as promised to our worldwide customers just a few years ago.

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    Outex Sticker

    Contribute towards making our campaign a success, and get an Outex sticker to showcase your support.

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    Outex T-shirt

    Blue t-shirts with Outex logo. These are ONLY available here and are not for sale. We may run some promos later and award special pricing for people that use their Outex t-shirst on social media.

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    Outex Cap

    Blue & white baseball cap with Outex logo. Hats are ONLY available here and not for sale anywhere else. We may run some promos later and award special pricing for people that use their Outex caps on social media.

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    Outex Care Pack

    Complete care pack for your Outex kit. Includes lubricant, desiccant, 2 lens protectors, a friction-cloth to help thread your seals, and a carrying case.

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    Clear Outex Cover

    Transparent Outex Cover 110. If you already have an Outex kit, guarantee your place in line and be first to get the Clear Cover. It's backwards compatible with your existing Outex gear. Fits virtually all cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic/Lumix, Olympus, Samsung, Leica, etc. Kickstarter backers will be first to get them.
    Dimensions; 5 x 6.5 x 3” body, and 8” total/lens length
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    Front-glass-only Clear Outex kit

    Perfect if your new to Outex and don't feel you need glass on the back of your camera. This entry level kit features the clear Outex cover, which only has the front opening - no glass viewfinder on the back. You can still see thru the cover, but if you want crisp visibility, go for the $375 kit. Fits virtually all cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic, Lumix, Olympus, Samsung, Leica, etc. Contact us if you have questions. (We will use certified, tracked mail)

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    Clear Outex Kit

    Perfect if you're new to Outex. Complete Outex Kit; includes the clear Cover + front & back optical lenses to match your camera + strap kit). Fits virtually all cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic, Lumix, Olympus, Samsung, Leica, etc. Everything you need to protect your camera. Makes a wonderful gift. Contact us if you have questions.
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    Outex Dome Lens + Adaptors/Brackets

    Special Pricing on Outex Dome Lenses (Dome port + Adaptor + Bracket). Works with all Outex systems, and ideal for underwater, wide-angle, and/or split level photography. Compatible for both threaded and/or fisheye lenses. Let us know if you have questions.

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Funding period

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