Several Nauticam housings have been released recently, expanding on the already successful line-up of underwater housings.
The Canon 60D is a great upper entry-level DSLR camera with many of the features of the semi-pro 7D. The NA-60D housing from Nauticam continues and improves upon the ergonomic and innovative housings people have come to expect from Nauticam. With continuously curved surfaces, user-friendliness and exuding solidity and refinement, the Nauticam NA-60D is a condensed housing with all the latest design improvements, all made possible by high tolerance, fine machining technologies.
The NA-600D, for the Canon 600D, builds on the success of the NA-550D housing with a new design that keeps the best of the 550D housing but adds new design elements to further enhance functionality and ergonomics. New features include a multi-function thumb lever for Video Start/Stop and programmable AE Lock button (referred to as “*”) and control extensions move the camera’s controls within easy reach of the right and left handles.
Three new housings expand on the very popular micro four thirds series of cameras. Firstly, the Panasonic Lumix GH2 camera has many of the capabilities of entry level DSLRs on the market today, but in the size of a compact. The Panasonic GH2 is loaded with features that make it appealling to the underwater photographer. Rated to a depth of 100m, the new NA-GH2 is a rugged aluminum housing that continues the Nauticam tradition of ergonomic controls and innovative thinking.
An even smaller system is the Panasonic Lumix GF2 and Nauticam’s NA-GF2 housing. Being machined from solid aluminum allows a form fitting small design, the lightest weight possible, and precise control placement to enhance ergonomics. The housing shutter release is extremely sensitive, allowing precise feel of half and full press shutter release positions. Nauticam has also split the “click” and “turn” functions of the command dial into two separate functions on the housing, making these controls easy to operate underwater.
Finally, Olympus E-PL2 shooters now have the option of stepping up to the durability and functionality of a rugged aluminum housing for their camera. The NA-EPL2 housing from Nauticam delivers the advanced functionality of the E-PL2 in style and with the ergonomics that people have come to expect from Nauticam, all in a very compact and lightweight housing.
The Nauticam Micro Four Thirds port system gives the ability to use several Panasonic, Olympus and Leica micro four thirds lenses with all three of these camera/housing combinations. To see the full range of lens and port options available, check out the Nauticam Micro Four Thirds System Builder.
The Sony NEX-5 camera and Nauticam housing has proved a very popular choice for underwater photographers seeking a smaller system without compromising any quality in image and video capture. And we’re sure this new batch of Micro Four Thirds housings will prove just as popular. Use the Nauticam Micro Four Thirds System Builder to get an itemised quote for any of the above micro four thirds cameras and the Nauticam DSLR System Builder to get a detailed NA-60D or NA-600D quote.
With this expanded product range, we think there has never been a better time to upgrade from a compact underwater system to something with greater capability, opening up endless possibilities in capturing the underwater environment. Happy shooting!