Aquatica AD4 Underwater Housing for Nikon D4 with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)

Aquatica AD4 Underwater Housing for Nikon D4 with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)

Aquatica AD4 Underwater Housing for Nikon D4 with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)

B&H # AQPHND4BMA MFR # 20069-KT-VF-VC
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Aqua View Finder and Standard Viewfinder
  • Vacuum Check System
  • Depth Rating: 295', Upgradeable to 426'
  • Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Ergonomic Design with Dual Handles
  • Anodized Aluminum Body
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Ships Without Required Lens Port
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  • 1Description

Capture brilliant photos and Full HD 1080p video of pygmy seahorses, sharks, and coral reefs with your Nikon D4 DSLR camera in Aquatica's AD4 Underwater Housing. The enclosure has a depth rating of 295', which can be upgraded to 426'. This version of the housing also includes a pre-installed vacuum check system, which allows you to confirm watertight integrity before the dive. Mechanical controls provide easy access to virtually all camera functions, and dual ergonomic grips afford optimal handling and comfort. The standard, coated eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's viewfinder, and the coated Aqua View Finder, also included, offers an enlarged, enhanced view with 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment.

The housing is precision-built using advanced, 5-axis, computer-assisted machines. It's made of an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, which has been anodized to North American military specifications to ensure superior corrosion resistance. For further protection against the elements, it features corrosion-resistant zinc anodes and a baked-on layer of powder-coated paint.

Aquatica's AD4 ships without a required lens port, though numerous interchangeable ports are available for wide-angle, macro, and zoom lenses. For complete compatibility information, check out the Port Chart.

Thanks to a single Ikelite 5-pin connector the housing allows for the attachment of optional external strobes via sync cords. These strobes can be connected to optional support arms, such as Aquatica's Technical Lighting Control (TLC) arms, which can be conveniently mounted on the housing's grip handles. An extra mounting point for a focus/video light or other accessory is located on top of the housing, and three additional mounting points are provided underneath for various brackets or a tripod.

Waterproofing
  • Features a depth rating of 295', which can be upgraded to 426' upon request
  • This version of the housing includes a pre-installed vacuum check system, which allows you to confirm watertight integrity before the dive
  • Known as the Vacuum Circuitry and Alarm Kit, the atmospheric pressure-sensitive system consists of a vacuum valve, an extracting pump, and a SURVEYOR moisture alarm/pressure sensor with an on/off switch
  • Moisture alarm features temperature compensation to prevent change in ambient temperature from affecting its accuracy
  • Valve and extracting pump contribute by ensuring that a solid vacuum is created inside the housing
Controls
  • Mechanical controls provide easy access to virtually all camera functions, and dual ergonomic hand grips afford optimal handling and comfort
  • Knurled knobs and oversized controls, such as the multi-controller SET button, make for easy operation, even when wearing gloves
  • Benefit from a toggle lever for the function (Fn) and depth-of-field preview (Pv) controls, in addition to smooth operation of all video controls
  • A redesigned, larger lens gear system allows for smoother zooming during video recording
  • The left-hand quick lever provides easy ISO sensitivity selection, and the left-hand function buttons are angled and positioned for faster access
  • On the right-hand side, the live view lever has been relocated closer to your thumb
Construction Details
  • Precision-built using advanced, 5-axis, computer-assisted machines
  • Constructed from an aluminum alloy that has been anodized to North American military specifications to ensure extreme corrosion resistance
  • For further protection against the elements, it features corrosion-resistant, sacrificial zinc anodes and a baked-on layer of powder-coated paint
  • All push-buttons are made of Type 304 stainless steel
Lens Port System
  • Ships without a required lens port, though various interchangeable ports are available for wide-angle, macro and zoom lenses
  • For full compatibility details, see the Port Chart linked above
External Strobe Use
  • This version of the housing has a single Ikelite 5-pin connector for the attachment of optional external strobes via sync cords
  • These strobes can be connected to optional support arms, such as Aquatica's Technical Lighting Control arms, which can be conveniently mounted onto the housing's grip handles
  • Housing is ready to accept a third-party TTL converter, which is available separately and will enable TTL flash exposure. Manual exposure is available by default
  • Aquatica's strobe connectors are user-serviceable and can be replaced quickly, without any special tools
Viewfinder
  • The Galileo-type eyepiece is a coated optical viewfinder offering a full view of the camera's finder
  • The coated Aqua View Finder, also included, offers an enlarged, enhanced view with 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and internal dioptric adjustment
Mounting
  • Both grips have mounting holes ready to accept Aquatica's Technical Lighting Control (TLC) arms and other optional support arms
  • Redesigned camera tray allows you to insert and remove the camera using a simple push tab
  • Zoom-actuating pinion gear and lens-release lever enable you to remove the camera from the back while keeping a lens and zoom gear attached
  • Three bulkhead access holes are provided to accept multiple external accessories, such as Aquatica's remote trigger (# 19304), Water Wizard external radio transceiver housing (# 15500), external monitors, and more
  • An extra mounting point for a focus/video light or other accessory is located on top of the housing
  • Three additional mounting points are provided underneath for various brackets or a tripod
Optional Hydrophone
  • Enables the recording of sound when shooting video beneath the water's surface
In the Box
Aquatica AD4 Underwater Housing for Nikon D4 with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)
  • Aqua View Finder and Standard Viewfinder
  • Vacuum Check System
  • 2 x Ergonomic Hand Grips
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 295' (90 m), upgradeable to 426' (130 m)
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls Provide easy access to virtually all camera functions:
    Shutter release lever
    Sub-command dial knob
    Main command dial knob
    Movie record button actuating lever
    Power switch/illuminator lever
    Pv (preview) & Fn (function) toggle lever
    Pv & Fn toggle actuator
    Main strobe connector (Nikonos type by default)
    Secondary strobe connector (Nikonos type by default)
    Focus/zoom pinion gear release disk
    Focus/zoom control knob
    Focus/zoom control pinion gear
    Lens release knob
    Lens release knob lever
    AF/MF selector
    Focus mode selector
    AF mode selector
    AF mode selector actuator
    Port release mechanism lever
    AF-ON lever
    Exposure compensation button access lever
    Live view actuating lever
    Multi-selector array
    Multi-selector center button
    Live view mode selector lever
    WB / white balance
    QUAL / image quality
    Rear LCD window
    Top LCD display window
    Moisture alarm LED receptacle
    Release mode dial selector knob
    Delete/format
    Playback
    ISO button access lever
    Menu
    Protect/picture control/help
    Playback zoom in button
    Thumbnails/playback zoom out button
    OK
    INFO
    Metering pattern selector
    BKT / exposure bracketing
    Flash mode/compensation
    Exposure mode
    Construction Anodized aluminum body
    Sacrificial zinc anodes
    Type 304 stainless steel push-button controls
    3x locking latches with safety tabs
    Lens Port Bayonet mount
    Port required and available separately
    For full compatibility, see Port Chart linked in overview
    Buoyancy May vary with choice of lens port
    External Strobe Connector Ikelite 5-pin manual/TTL connector to attach optional external strobes via sync cords
    Accepts optional third-party TTL converter to enable TTL flash exposure
    Manual exposure available by default
    Viewfinder Standard coated optical viewfinder
    Coated Aqua View Finder:
    Coverage: 100%
    Rear viewing area: 1.5" (3.8 cm)
    8 elements, 5 groups
    Dioptric adjustment
    Moisture Alarm Yes
    Includes pre-installed vacuum check system for confirming watertight integrity before dive
    Vacuum Circuitry and Alarm Kit is sensitive to atmospheric pressure
    Consists of vacuum valve, extracting pump, and moisture alarm/pressure sensor with an on/off switch
    Mounting 2x 1/4"-20 mounting holes on grips
    1/4"-20 top accessory mounting hole
    3x 1/4"-20 bottom accessory holes
    Top bulkhead access hole
    Side bulkhead access hole
    Front bulkhead access hole
    Bottom bulkhead access hole
    Dimensions 14.6 x 9.1 x 5.9" (37.2 x 23.2 x 14.9 cm) with grips
    10.6 x 9.1 x 5.9" (26.8 x 23.2 x 14.9 cm) without grips
    Weight 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) with grips
    10.4 lb (4.7 kg) without grips
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