Nauticam has announced the release of their NA-650D housing for the Canon EOS 650D SLR. The company has created a new switch that avoids needing to push the AV button and turn the aperture, by simply engaging the AV button. In addition, the size and shape of the command dial has been changed to make the housing easier to use when diving with thick gloves. The command dial profile has also been raised, and the dial itself has a “knobbier” shape, with larger grooves. The NA-650D has a redesigned dial control with a pickup for the on-off-movie switch, with a small window for visually aligning the switch pickup.
The 650D now incorporates the movie mode switch into the on-off switch of the camera. This is a welcome improvement in the camera; on previous cameras, the user had to wind the mode dial all the way around to get into movie mode. The housing fully supports this by offering a concentric dial control with a pickup for the on-off-movie switch. To make things even easier, the housing features a small window to help align the switch pickup. The net result is that it is easier than ever to shoot 1080p 30fps HD video – just turn the dial to go to movie mode and press the start button.
More info coming soon on scubapix.com.
Come and get your hands on the latest Underwater Imaging Solutions on the Scubapix stand at ODEX, this coming weekend in Sydney. We will have some of the latest gear from Nauticam, Aquatica and GoPro, with some great SHOW Specials for those who come and say hello. See you there!
What: ODEX, Oceania Dive Travel & Watersports Expo
Where: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
When: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September
More info: www.odex.com.au
Nauticam is pleased to announce the NA-RX100 housing for the groundbreaking new Sony DSC RX100 compact digital camera. The Sony RX100 is a compact camera targeted at DSLR users who want something smaller to carry around in their pocket. With a 20MP 1″ sensor, 28-100mm (equiv) f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens, AF with 25 points, 1080 60p video, this compact camera is something altogether more serious.
Nauticam continues to bring professional quality engineering to those who enjoy the attributes of state of the art compact imaging systems. The NA-RX100 should prove to be the housing of choice for demanding enthusiasts who want to capitalize on everything this exciting new camera has to offer in a user-friendly package that anyone can master.
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Despite difficult diving conditions, there was a great turn out and some equally great results from this years Photo Shootout at Sundive Byron Bay.
And here are this year’s results…
Winner of the People’s Choice Award – as voted by the most number of ‘Likes’ on the Sundive Facebook page – Photographer: Lynton Burger
Winner of Best Compact Photo – Photographer: Ashley Missen
Winner of Best Nudibrand Photo – Photographer: Ken Thongpila
Winner of World Ocean’s Day Photo – Photographer: Andrew Thomson
Neville Coleman Memorial Award – Photographer: Ryan Pedlow
Winner of Best Scuba Diver – Photographer: Ken Thongpila
Winner of Best Macro Photo – DSLR Camera – Photographer: Ken Thongpila
Winner of Best Wide-Angle Photo – DSLR Camera – Photographer: Mark Gray
Winner of Best Competition Photo – Photographer: Shaun Reynolds
Congratulations to all the winners and to all the participants who took part in this year’s Sundive Byron Bay Photo Shootout. See you next year!
The Aquatica Team is proud to introduce you to the Aquatica A5D Mk III housing for the acclaimed Canon 5D Mk III.
The Aquatica Design team has upped the game with this recently released camera. New features have been added to this housing to improve operation and compatibility, but importantly, this precision housing is the product of a very time proven lineage of underwater camera housing. 30 years of knowledge in this field has made sure that every aspect of the housing ergonomics and access to all controls were carefully implemented. The final result of this camera housing mirrors the constant evolution of technology and the input of highly respected professionals image makers from around the world.
The Aquatica A5D Mk III housing still benefits from the finest material available in the industry. Carefully crafted from a selected alloy of aircraft grade aluminum and premium grade of stainless steel, the housing is machined on the latest 5 axis computer assisted machines. it is then protected by anodizing to North American military specification for further protection, Aquatica provides corrosion inhibiting zinc anodes as standard equipment and coats their housing with a baked on, tough as nail, powder coating. This extra level of protection does make a huge difference as can be seen on some Aquatica housings that even with over 1,500 dive on them, still look as fresh as the day they came out of the box. This housing is made for the hard working professional in mind, one who truly understands reliability in the field.
We introduced on this housing a newly designed camera tray; it smoothly and precisely positions the camera in the housing and is easily disengaged by a simple push on a tab. The zoom actuating pinion gear and the lens release lever pull out to allow the user to remove the camera from the back while keeping a lens and zoom gear attached.
Additional bulkheads pass through access holes have been added (bringing the total to three) to allow uses of potential accessories such a external monitor, triggering device and/or sound recording accessories. Given the immense impact its predecessor, the Aquatica 5D Mk II, had on the underwater video industry, it was deemed absolutely important that this new housing be optimized even more for this task, all video controls where redesigned for easier reach and smoother operation, without sacrificing nothing to the still image side of the housing operation.
The AF-ON & star button access is now provided with a rotating collar that prevents ambient pressure from pushing it back toward the housing. Menus buttons have been angled to provide better access from your left hand. A new gear system with a smaller housing pinion gear and larger lens gear results in smoother action while zooming in a video sequence.
After a few days of stormy weather, with the green light given by Giac and the Sundive crew, everyone was keen to get in the water for their first dive of the Shootout in Byron Bay. Topside it was sunny and blue skies, and the wind and swell had dropped substantially. With the recent wet weather, the general concensus was a macro set-up was the way to go below the surface.
First dive of the day.
Inbetween dives, there was plenty of gear to compare.
The picnic bench quickly became a very crowded camera table.
Tomorrow we’ll be posting the first underwater shots.
As the international leader in innovative underwater camera housing technology, Nauticam has officially announced support for the latest full-frame camera from Canon, the 5D Mark III. The NA-5DMKIII housing builds on Nauticam’s solid reputation for ergonomic functions, extensive control options and ease of operation while upholding the robust quality standards that have become a hallmark of the Nauticam brand. Nauticam takes great pride in delivering excellence well beyond expectations.
The NA-5DMKIII underwater housing is a refinement of the acclaimed design used in the NA-7D for the Canon 7D. With relocated command dials and piano keys found on NA-7D, Nauticam has built upon these advancements with many innovative features taken from more recent Nauticam housings.
The NA-5D MkIII housing will make it’s Australian debut at the PMA Digital Show coming up this weekend in Melbourne. Click here for show details.
For full product details for the NA-5D MkIII, please go to:
Nauticam, an international leader in innovative underwater housing technology, is once again the first to market with their latest batch of underwater housings for the new full frame cameras from Nikon and Canon. Scubapix are presenting the Australian premiere of the new underwater housings for the D800, D4 and 5D MkIII at the PMA Digital Show in Melbourne, coming up on 25-27 May 2012.
Scubapix will also be showcasing the Nauticam housing for the Phase One medium format camera and, in another Australian first, the Gates housing for Canon’s new C300 digital cinema camera.
We will also be showcasing a new GoPro housing specifically designed for scuba diving, with a custom glass lens port, for crisp underwater focus, and a custom filter mount, for capturing great colours. We will also be featuring on the stand other underwater housings for DSLR and Mirrorless systems.
Event: The Digital Show by PMA
Date: 25 – 27 May 2012 (Note: Friday is trade only)
Time: 10am – 5pm each day
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Scubapix booth no: 33
More info & Register: www.pmaaustralia.com.au
It is free to register for the Expo, so don’t miss this opportunity to be one of the first to can get your hands on one of these incredible housings in Australia. Come and say hello on Booth 33 at the PMA Digital Show in Melbourne. See you there!
The YS-D1 sets a new standard for underwater strobes. From subtle light output as low as guide number 1 to a maximum power of guide number 32, control of underwater lighting has become effortless with the YS-D1.
Now in stock at Scubapix.com