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Nauticam announces housing for Canon 650D

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.

Nauticam release housing for Sony RX100

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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Aquatica announce the A5D Mk III housing

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.

Nauticam officially announce the NA-5D MkIII housing

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:
http://www.scubapix.com/products/photo/housings/nauticam/nauticam-5DMkIII/

First images of Nauticam 5D MkIII released

Here are the first images of the upcoming housing from Nauticam for the 5D MkIII.

Nauticam, an international leader in innovative underwater housing technology, is once again the first to market with their latest underwater housing for the new full frame camera from 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.

YS-D1 sets a new standard for underwater strobes

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

Nauticam announces NA-D800

As the international leader in innovative underwater housing technology, Nauticam is pleased to announce the latest release in its acclaimed line of precision crafted camera housings. The NA-D800 breaks new ground in ergonomic functions, extensive control options and ease of operation while upholding the robust quality standards that have become a hallmark of the Nauticam brand. There are numerous significant advancements on this housing.

Features taken from the D7000V housing include the redesigned sub command dial control and the right thumb-operated control using a double paddle lever assembly to engage the record function (Live View on NA-D7000V) on the top lever and the dedicated AF-ON feature on the bottom lever. A similar two paddle arrangement has been placed for the left thumb to activate playback and ISO control. The multi control features a new pad arrangement rather than buttons. The housing has a port that is capable of taking the company’s HDMI bulkhead to easily add the Nauticam external monitor. The housing has two fiber optic ports as standard, although Nikonos, S6 and Ikelite bulkheads are also available. More info coming soon.

Now taking pre-orders: www.scubapix.com


Nauticam V1 housing for Nikon V1

Nauticam proudly announces the NA-V1 housing for Nikon’s new and revolutionary line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The Nikon V1 is Nikon’s first mirrorless interchangable lens camera, and positions itself to compete well with the existing mirrorless cameras, with quicker focusing and quicker shooting.

The NA-V1 features the type of innovations people have come to expect from Nauticam, including a clever switch to make using both the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) and the LCD possible. This housing brings the image quality of an advanced DSLR into the underwater world – in a system so compact that it easily fits into your carry-on luggage.

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Nauticam NEX 7 Housings now in stock

We now have the first Nauticam NEX7 housings in stock. The Sony NEX-7 is a step up from the very popular Sony NEX-5N. In only a slightly larger body, Sony has managed to add on 2 more control dials, a built-in flash and hotshoe, and an OLED EVF (Electronic Viewfinder). The Nauticam NEX7 housing has all the trademark ergonomics and innovations that is synonymous with the Nauticam brand. Building on the success of the NA-NEX5 and NA-NEX5N housings, the NEX-7 supports all of the new controls on the NEX-7, including the triple command wheels.

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Sola Video 4000 now in stock

We now have the much anticipated Sola Video 4000 in stock: all pre-orders have been dispatched and we have very limited stock of the remaining Sola Video 4000 lights from the first batch.

The new Sola 4000 underwater video light an all-in-one unit and is ¼ the size with twice the power of our 2010 Sunray 2000 lights. This is all made possible with next generation Lithium batteries, the latest LED breakthroughs and 20 years experience designing lights from Light and Motion. The Sola 4000 delivers!

If you would like to secure some of these fantastic lights, give us a call.

More details here:

http://www.scubapix.com/products/video/lights/light-and-motion/sola-video-4000