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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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 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 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.
» Learn more about the NA-V1 by clicking here
The new 45° Viewfinder from Nauticam has the same great build quality and materials of the existing, popular 180° straight viewfinder. It provides a full view of the camera’s finder at 1:1 magnification and, like the 180° Viewfinder, has a diopter adjustment, accessible via an external knob, to allow for adjustment to suit different eyesight even during a dive.
It’s 45° angle puts you in a comfortable position for precise focusing and artistic composition. The Viewfinder also pivots through 360° against the housing to allow for different viewing angles. This offers distinct advantages when taking close-up pictures close to the sea floor or other similar situations with viewing obstacles.
The viewfinder can be installed and uninstalled in Nauticam housings without tools and can be used with Ikelite, Aquatica, Sea & Sea and Nexus housings via the use of special adaptors. We are now taking orders for the Nauticam 45° Viewfinder.
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For super macro work, try our new F.I.T. PRO Super Macro wet lenses that easily screw on to the front of your macro port. Available in two versions +5 and +8 for super macro work.
+5 close up lens easily attachs with a 67mm thread, even underwater. +8 close up lens has a 46mm thread but contains a 67mm step-up thread adapter. Both lenses can be fitted to the front of Nauticam macro ports. They can also be stacked together to achieve an even greater magnification! » Click here for more details.
The much anticipated Nauticam Housing for the Nikon D7000 is now shipping and available. The Nikon D7000 has been well received by the critics, priced slightly more than the D90 but also out specs the similarly priced, and still on sale, D300s in many details. It has a 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100-6400, a 39 point AF system with 3D tracking and a 2016 pixel metering system. It shoots up to ‘full HD’ video – 1920 x 1080 resolution at 24fps and has a live view/movie switch control. Unlike the D90, the D7000 can also maintain AF during live view and movie shooting, a feature which is sure to be popular with Underwater Photographers/Videographers.
The NA-D7000 housing inherits numerous innovations from earlier Nauticam housings like the piano keys which first appeared on the NA-7D housing, an improved version of the locking latches from the NA-550D housing and the patented Nauticam port locking sys
tem. The NA-D7000 is also packed with new features including new locking latches, a new lens release lever and flash activation button, a new patented two stage shutter release and an improved rear command dial control – all in a smaller package.
With many orders already taken for this new housing, we’re sure this camera and housing combination is going to be extremely popular with many underwater photographers.
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