Olympus OM-D E-M5
Nauticam NA-EM5 Housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5
Ports for every Need
Nauticam Build Quality
Light and Accessory Mounting, Trays and Handles
Optical Flash Connectors for Inon S-TTL, and Sea & Sea DS-TTL
Model Number: 17804
Nauticam has announced the release of the NA-D800 housing for the Nikon D800 SLR. This housing incorporates many of the features from the NA-D7000V, including the redesigned sub command dial control and thright 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 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 pad arrangement rather than buttons, and the housing has a port that is capable of taking the company’s HDMI bulkhead. The housing has two fiber optic ports as standard, although Nikonos, S6 and Ikelite bulkheads are available.
The new housing will start shipping on 11 May, 2012 and will retail at $3600.
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 creating what should prove to be one of the most powerful systems to ever go beneath the surface. Equally remarkable is the design, engineering and manufacturing team at Nauticam who have managed to enter production of this exceptional housing less than six weeks from the delivery of the first camera bodies. Only with the immense technical and intellectual resources at the Nauticam facilities could such an achievement be possible and everyone at Nauticam takes great pride in this significant accomplishment.
Few cameras have been as broadly anticipated as Nikon’s new D800 entry into the full frame (FX) DSLR camera line up. The 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor is currently the highest resolution available in any 35mm format and the rest of the camera specs are accordingly impressive. 30/24 FPS 1080p video, 51-point auto focus, 91,000 pixel metering system and a more refined tool suite are welcome improvements. DxOMark recently awarded the D800 the highest scores of any sensor that they have tested, even besting more expensive medium format offerings. This new Nikon should prove to be an excellent choice for professionals and serious enthusiasts who can take advantage of the camera’s exceptional resolving power.
The NA-D800 is an evolutionary marvel of everything Nauticam users have come to appreciate from the brand with several revolutionary new features added. The industry leading innovations of recent Nauticam housings are obvious with the easy and secure latching system, unrivalled port locking lever system and the superb interchangeable viewfinders. The award winning ergonomics of previous housings have been retained with subtle refinements wherever appropriate. The NA-D800 supports both the Nikon D800 and D800E cameras.
Creative Potential at Your Fingertips.
Designed by photographers for photographers, the NA-D800 puts the controls that matter where they can readily be used. Gripping the familiar rubberized handles is now more akin to a Formula One race car wheel with a panoply of tools a finger or thumb tip away. While never releasing grip, the right forefinger activates Nauticam’s patented two stage shutter release and a newly designed control for the sub-command dial with more precise refinement. The right thumb can quickly activate a new double paddle lever assembly engaging the record function on top and the AF-ON feature on the bottom lever. A similar two paddle arrangement is placed for the left thumb to instantly activate the playback button and most importantly the ISO control. This critical development substantially enhances video capability as ISO variation is essential to video exposure control. The easily reached live view button and live view selector have made switching from shooting stills to video and back again easier than ever, while most settings in each mode are preserved. Finally there is a housing that empowers video capability as much as still photography.
Unlocking the D800’s Power.
In an impressive engineering breakthrough, Nauticam has patents pending on a new Multi Controller Pad located within easy reach of the right thumb. The device virtually recreates the Nikon multi selector on the back of the NA-D800 housing allowing full multidirectional use of this powerful tool. Amazingly, all 51 focus points can now be reached by a direct approach – even on a diagonal. All of the other scroll and select functions are equally enhanced without ever having to move from one button to another in the traditional fashion.
Nauticam housings have always been renowned for excellent camera controls, which have continued to evolve for the new NA-D800. The size and function of the main command dial wheel has been improved to more naturally and accurately make adjustments with the right thumb. Exposure Compensation is easily accessible to the right hand, as is the metering selector control. Shooting modes are the province of the left hand through the release mode dial, as is the focus mode selector and AF button. A flash mode selector button and a flash off lever allow users to instantly switch from firing strobes to ambient light photography (and back) when utilizing fiber optic synch cords. Of course, all the requisite function buttons are appropriately positioned around the easily viewed LCD window and will work as well at a 100 meters as they do at the surface.
The Best Standard Features in the Business.
Nauticam pioneered numerous engineering breakthroughs in previous housings that now come standard on the NA-D800. The patented housing Locking Latch System has received acclaim worldwide for its ease and functionality. These recessed latches are equipped with safety locks, reduce bulk and require minimal physical effort to engage and release.
Port changes have never been simpler than utilizing the Patented Nauticam Locking Port Release. No wrestling, no twisting, no misalignment – just seat and lock. Lens changes are also easily accomplish without removing the camera from the housing with the lens release button logically accessed on the housing front.
The lightweight, rugged Nauticam handles are generously contoured with a durable over-mold process of comfortable non-slip rubber. Virtually any hand size can be accommodated with spacers available for cold water glove use.
All Nauticam housings are machined from a solid block of seawater resistant aluminum alloy and then hard anodized making them impervious to corrosion. Hardware is marine grade stainless steel. Clear acrylic windows are protected with a scratch resistant coating.
Precision Takes Vision.
A super high resolution camera like the Nikon D800 demands perfect focus for optimal results. Fortunately, Nauticam has developed the most user-friendly interchangeable precision viewfinders in the world. The standard optical glass viewfinder is very good and travel friendly, but many photographers prefer the ease of a magnified viewfinder with adjustable diopter. Nauticam produces a “straight” 180* enlarging viewfinder and a 45* angled enlarging viewfinder to enhance the ease of close quarters work often associated with macro shooting. Both viewfinders have high quality optics allow viewing of the entire image. A patented external dioptric adjustment allows personal adjustment to a sharp-as-a-tack standard underwater and viewfinder changes can be executed in less than 30 seconds without using tools. Exceptional composition and focus accuracy have never been more accessible.
Lighting control is key to any successful underwater photography system. All Nauticam housings are fiber optic ready with two secure threaded FO synch connectors. The Nauticam system fiber optic cables are compatible with Inon S-TTL and Sea & Sea DS-TTL and provide excellent results with a number of these manufacturer’s strobes with no electrical connections to flood. For those desiring an electrical Nikonos, S-6 or Ikelite style synch port, a Nauticam bulkhead is available that can easily be installed or removed in the field.
Accessories to Achieve Imaging Excellence.
Nauticam has the most extensive line of high quality optical ports available anywhere and any existing Nauticam DSLR ports will fit the NA-D800. This port line-up includes the award winning Nauticam White Balance Dome Port with a patented built-in white balance iris that makes in-water white balancing a breeze. Nauticam also provides the industry’s only locking extension rings in every size potentially required, thus preventing port slippage of any kind when using extension rings. Nauticam additionally offers a full range of port adapters allowing existing housing owners to use their current ports, reducing the cost of switching to a Nauticam housing. Port Adapters are available for Aquatica, Ikelite, Inon, Nexus M5 & M6, Sea & Sea NX, Seacam, Subal Version 3 & 4, and Zillion lens ports.
The Ultimate Video Package.
If the substantial video capabilities of the D800 are of primary importance, Nauticam’s NA-DP4 housing for the Small HD Monitor can take video performance to another level. The monitor housing easily mounts to the top of the NA-D800 and utilizes the optional HDMI Bulkhead for true HDMI connectivity. Utilizing DP4 features like Focus Peaking, Focus Assist, False Color, 1:1 Mapping and more, this larger monitor vastly improves composition, focus capability and exposure.
* Depth Rating: 100m
* Dimensions (with handles mounted): 194mm x 351mm x 134mm
* Weight: 2.81kg (6.1 lbs.)
* Patented Locking Port Release Lever.
* Sensitive Two Stage Shutter Release Lever.
* Optical Strobe Connectors.
* Rubberized Ergonomic Grips.
* Customizable Accessory Port (allowing use of optional Nikonos, S6, or Ikelite Strobe Connectors, Hydrophone, HDMI Video Out, or Remote Control Connectors).
* Embossed Control Function Labels.
* Quick Release Camera Mounting Shoe.
* Lens Release Button.
* Four Strobe & Accessory Base Mounting Locations.
* Complete Access to All Key Camera Controls.
* .66x Optical Pickup Finder (Enhanced 180º Viewfinder or 45º Viewfinder optional).
Amazing camera, amazing photos.
Come and see this new housing at LIDS!
Nauticam proudly announces the NA-GX1 Housing for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1. This housing is introduced at a new, aggressive price point for Nauticam housings, meaning that people who otherwise might have been forced to settle for a lesser camera or housing now have the option to shoot the best imaging m4/3 camera available in a rugged, machined aluminum housing with unmatched ergonomics.
Panasonic Lumix GX1
The Panasonic GX1 represents a new model line for Panasonic, but the camera has a fine heritage to build on, taking the best from the popular GF1 and merging it with the advanced features and functionality of the G3. The result is a small but powerful imager with the controls needed for effective manual shooting.
GX1 boasts the highest resolution m4/3 sensor available today, a 16 megapixel “Live MOS Sensor”, combined with advanced processing to boost ISO as high as 12800. The camera also features a 460,000 dot 3” TFT LCD, 4.2fps still shooting (up to 20fs at lower resolution) and 1080i 60fps AVCHD video. GX1 supports manual, program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, auto, and a multitude of other exposure modes. Metering is accomplished via a TTL capable 144 zone multi-pattern system with 18EV range. Several white balance modes are available including 2 custom white balance settings, and white balance performance has been enhanced in GX1 over previous m4/3 cameras.
Nauticam NA-GX1 Housing
Nauticam housings have become renowned for their innovative ergonomics, style and functionality. The NA-GX1 housing from Nauticam is no exception, delivering all of the advanced functionality of the GX1 in an ergonomic system at a new and lower price point. This is a very compact and lightweight housing, with all of the key GX1 camera controls available from the ergonomic grip sculpted into the side of the housing. A choice of hand strap and left/right handle means the shooter can customize the housing to meet their specific needs.
The patented mini locking port release system used in other Nauticam mid-range housings has been incorporated into NA-GX1, allowing easy and secure port changes. Ports are available for the major lenses that are useful underwater, including the Lumix 14-42mm kit lens, the Lumix G Fisheye 8mm, Lumix 7-14mm, and the Panasonic Leica 45mm macro lens. A port (Macro Port 35 – p/n 36139) and zoom mechanism (p/n 36146) for the new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm are introduced at this time as well.
The sculpted housing fits the GX1 camera perfectly – the camera is quickly mounted in the housing via a snap in camera tray, and the housing is securely closed with a locking rotary latch.
Nauticam housings are designed with ergonomics in mind, and this housing puts all of the important controls on the camera within easy reach. The shutter release is sculpted into the housing itself, landing the right index perfectly on the button. A four-way controller with set button is easily reached from the right. The record button is easily accessed on top of the housing, and zoom is conveniently accessed from the left side of the housing. NA-GX1 also features an audible and visual leak detector, mounting hole on housing, and cold shoe accessory mount.
Adding to the Nauticam Port System
The port system for NA-GX1 expands upon the existing port system for the NEX-5 housing, adding additional ports for the Panasonic Lumix m4/3 lenses. Olympus m4/3 lenses and Leica m4/3 lenses can be used with this camera as well, further expanding the lens choices. Lenses initially supported include the Lumix 14-42mm, the Lumix PZ 14-42mm, Lumix 14mm/2.5, Lumix 8mm Fisheye, Lumix 7-14mm, Leica 45mm macro, Olympus 14-42mm, and Olympus 9-18mm. Zoom gears are available for the zoom lenses listed. The macro ports include a standard 67mm threaded mounting point for adding accessory wet lenses.
Locking Rotary Latch
The housing back is sealed with an easy to operate safety clasp. A safety release button must be pressed in order to begin rotating the clasp, eliminating the chance of accidental opening.
Nauticam Build Quality
Only the finest materials and cutting edge manufacturing processes are used to make Nauticam housings. The housing body is machined from solid aircraft grade aluminum, then hard anodized making it impervious to salt water. The flat ports are optically coated glass. The large acrylic LCD window is treated with an anti-reflective, scratch resistant coating.
Light and Accessory Mounting, Trays and Handles
Mounting lights, strobes and other accessories is a breeze with Nauticam housings. Nauticam now offers a full range of mounting hardware, including camera trays, arms, clamps, strobe adapters, and other specialized mounting hardware. Mounting options on the NA-GX1 include mounting balls or t-plates on the tray handles, mounting balls or t-plates on the housing, and an accessory cold shoe on the housing. There are myriad ways to mount just about any light or other accessory.
Nauticam uses a sophisticated over-mold process to produce extremely comfortable rubberized ergonomic handgrips on handles. The soft feel and ergonomic design make the housing easy to grip and minimize hand fatigue on long dives. Both single and double handle configurations are available for complete customization, and each handle can be adjusted laterally allowing the user to dial in perfect fit. A hand strap is also available for those wishing an even smaller profile, and lanyards are available to keep the housing attached when needed.
Optical Flash Connectors for Inon S-TTL, and Sea & Sea DS-TTL
Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with Nauticam housings and a variety of optically fired flashes. Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, Sea & Sea YS-110 Alpha, and YS-01 strobes provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s onboard flash at a proportionally greater intensity. This system yields accurate TTL flash performance with no electrical sync cables to flood! With the GX1, optical TTL is enhanced even more since the GX1 can perform TTL in manual exposure mode.
Depth Rating: 100m
178mm x 129mm x 85mm
Weight: 0.95kg (2.1 lbs.)
Nauticam Wins Prestigious Design Award
The NA D7000V Underwater Housing utilizing the Nauticam 8.5” White Balance Dome Port has been awarded with an extremely notable design award – the prestigious “red dot award: product design 2012”
This Nauticam International Ltd product convinced the universally respected jury of deserving the “red dot award: product design 2012”. It received the coveted recognition from a 30- member international jury after numerous days of evaluation. Creative heads and manufacturers from all over the world had submitted 4,515 designs in total to the renowned product competition. From this field, the NA D7000V with 8.5” White Balance Dome Port was able to inspire the experts with its creative design excellence. It received the globally sought-after red dot for its refined design exercise in the Outdoor, Leisure and Sports Category.
The NA D7000V merges art and technology in a precisely engineered, machined aluminium underwater housing for the Nikon D7000 camera. Refined enough to allow the user full control of every important camera feature and rugged enough to operate at 100 meter depths. New worlds of creativity are opened for enthusiasts and professionals alike with the optional external enlarged LCD display. The accompanying 8.5” white balance dome port is truly a revolution in underwater Imaging. No longer is the photo/video professional hampered with cumbersome slates and one hand white balancing under water. A remarkable translucent iris within the port is controlled by the diver allowing precise white balance while both hands remain in contact with the housing. Results are accurate, convenient and most importantly the operation is unobtrusive, thus allowing more success, more often.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award, pointed to the high quality level of the competition: “The most distinguished products of the respective branch of industry faced up not only to the tough competition this year again, but also to the critical eye of the jury. The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates did not only demonstrate an extraordinary design quality but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize.”
The award-winning products in the red dot design museum
With more than 1,500 products on an area of more than 4,000 square metres, the red dot design museum accommodates the world’s largest permanent exhibition of temporary design. From 3 to 29 July 2012, it again invites all to look at the traditional special exhibition of the award-winning products. In “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2012” design, enthusiasts can admire the latest trends at close range. Touching is explicitly requested: Thus, the visitors experience the prizewinning design of NA D7000V with 8.5” White Balance Dome by Nauticam International Ltd. live in the breath-taking atmosphere of the one-time boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein, a former coalmine.
The red dot design award
The red dot design award, whose origins reach back to the 1950s, is carried out in three disciplines: the “red dot award: product design”, the “red dot award: communication design” and the “red dot award: design concept”. In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries were registered. The award – the red dot – has established itself internationally as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs.
For further information please look at: www.red-dot.de/press