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
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.
The long-awaited 45° Aquaview viewfinder from Aquatica is finally here. And it can be described in two words – small and bright! It’s small, sculptured form fits very neatly on the back of your housing. And when you look through it, the bright, crisp image appears brighter than real life. It’s 45° angle puts you in a comfortable position, especially for macro.
It also pivots through 360° against the housing to allow different viewing angles, clicking into position every 90°. And, of course, it has the same tough finish that Aquatica housings are known for.
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Aquatica Digital has been providing for both the recreational and professional diver high quality underwater photographic systems for over 30 years. Given their tremendous expertise in designing & manufacturing underwater photographic equipment, they are proud to announce the new HD-WAVE supporting the new Sony HDR CX560/700 HD camcorders. With the well received introduction to the first HD video housing from Aquatica, the HD-WAVE continues its surf to another level, A new super compact housing concept, weighing in at only 6 lbs it’s our smallest and lightest aluminum housing ever, great for easy travel.
Built with the same high quality solid aluminum construction as their digital SLR housings, no compromise was taken to create the New “HD WAVE” Video Housing. Keeping in mind total ergonomics and underwater balance, its compact design with intergraded Stable-Wide® grip system makes the unit extremely user friendly underwater. Our engineers worked very hard on its design, they have now incorporated the use of the Sony remote commander which now allows easy and complete access to all key camcorder functions, including the critical Manual White balance function; it will give users the ability to create the best possible HD video underwater. Now the user will have a complete 30° viewing angle on the large 3’’ side LCD viewfinder without any touch screen push button obstruction, this finally will account for optimal filming capabilities.
More info on scubapix.com
Scubapix will once again be at the OzTek Dive Conference and Exhibition coming up in Sydney. We will be showcasing all the latest underwater housings from Nauticam, Aquatica and Light and Motion as well as the full range of Sola Dive, Photo and Video lights.
“Maintaining the passion and putting the thrill-factor back into diving, the internationally acclaimed OZTeK Diving Conference and Exhibition is a clearly targeted event aimed at those whose thirst for knowledge and a better understanding of diving is matched only by their spirit of adventure.
“Offering an inspirational voyage of discovery into all of diving’s future possibilities the seventh OZTeK event, OZTeK’11, is much more than just a focal point for technical diving enthusiasts; it’s for everyone – regardless of experience and qualifications – who’s ever looked at the ocean’s surface, considered all of its possibilities ….and dreamed.“
“Featuring a meaningful exhibition showcasing the very best that the world of diving has to offer, an international cast of speakers and presenters, plus non-stop workshops and seminars, OZTeK’11 is again poised to push back the boundaries of underwater knowledge and establish a new standard of excellence for Dive Events.“
Date: 12-13 March 2011
Location: Australian Technology Park, Sydney
More info: Click here for more info and to register
Come and visit our stand to get your hands on all the latest gear in Underwater Imaging solutions.
Aquatica have posted a review of their A7D housing (for the Canon EOS 7D), written by our own Ryan Pedlow. Click through to read how this system goes when used day in and day out underwater.
A blurb from the review:
I’ve racked up over 200 dives with my Aquatica A7D housing, and am very impressed with it. Made in Canada, and designed to withstand cold, deep and harsh conditions, the housing is rugged and robust, and like all Aquatica housings, looks like it will stand the test of time. It’s corrosion free as when I first pulled it out of the box, and every button and lever is still as smooth to use as ever.
Aquatica have announced the release of their latest housing, for the entry level Canon 550D dSLR. This new camera, with features usually found on much higher end cameras, offers a compact and light design that is ideally suited for underwater use.
Made of High Grade aluminum, the Aquatica 550D housing will give the user unparallel access to the camera operations and every effort has been made to bring the controls and buttons within easy reach of even the smallest hand. New to this housing for Aquatica are flash up and down controls, to easily switch between flash and ambient light photography, and oversized controls for easy use in colder conditions and when wearing gloves.
This new smaller and lighter Aquatica housing is now available at an affordable price, making it a great entry level dSLR housing for a great dSLR camera. Contact Scubapix for more information.
Scubapix will be at the PMA Australia – Digital Life Expo & Conference this weekend. It is being held from Friday 4 – Sunday 6 June 2010 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is the largest and most exciting Digital Imaging Show in the Southern Hemisphere – an event not to be missed by anyone with an interest in the latest and greatest from the photo imaging industry.
You will have a chance to have a look and feel of all the latest Underwater Housings from Nauticam and Aquatica. You will find us on the Dragon Image Australia stand, Booth 334. So if you’re in Melbourne this weekend, drop by, say hello and have a play.
As we move into the last few days of the competition, we’ve had a number of new competitors from around the country join us here at the Byron Bay UW Shootout. The last few days have generally leant to better macro photography conditions, however the wide angle opportunities around the Cod Hole have still been abundant with large schools of fish hanging around on most dives. Sundive have been running up to 8 boats a day, giving photographers ample opportunities to work on their entries.
Weird and wonderful small creatures have been spotted during the week, including ghost pipe fish, devil scorpion fish, mantis, marble and bumble bee shrimp, porcelain crabs, cuttlefish, and a huge range of nudis, giving photographers a massive range of subjects. Some dives have involved divers moving not more than 10m from the boat, and still having a huge range to shoot.
Aquatica and Nauticam demo housing have been going out with new and old photographers alike, and we’re offering a prize for the best photo taken with one of our demo housings.
One of the biggest highlights of the week has been the showing of the documentary The End Of The Line. This highly acclaimed film opened the eyes of many of us, and one I would highly recommend.
We’ve only one day left of shooting for the competition, then photographers and videographers will be hectically finalising their entries for the 5pm deadline. Could be a big day!
Sundive owner Jack with resident photo pro Mark
Previous UWF winners Chris and John with their Nauticam systems
Steve after diving with a Nauticam 7D
Waiting to dive at Sundive
Murray helping pull Plucka in
Matt, Wayne and Ryan enjoying wine and cheese after a day of diving
Porcelain crabs have been one of the many small inhabitants around the Nursery
Ornate ghost pipfish have been fairly elusive during the week
Cuttlefish have been in abundance around Julian Rocks
A small bumblebee shrimp on a sea whip
Shrimp in the Cod Hole