Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)

Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)

Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)

B&H # AQPHND800TMB MFR # 20070-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'
  • Single Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Ergonomic Design with Dual Handles
  • Anodized Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Ships Without Required Lens Port
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  • 1Description

Capture brilliant photos and Full HD 1080p video of parrot fish, moray eels, and coral reefs with Aquatica's AD800 Underwater Housing for the Nikon D800 or D800E digital SLR camera. It has a depth rating of 295', which is upgradeable upon request to 426', and features a Surveyor moisture alarm and pressure sensor that will alert you in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal. This version of the housing also includes a pre-installed vacuum check system, which allows you to confirm watertight integrity before the dive.

A single Ikelite TTL connector with 5 active pins enables the attachment of optional external strobes via sync cords. The standard, coated eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's OVF, 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 provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical controls. Thanks to a unique toggle lever, the AD800 is the first of its kind from Aquatica to offer access to the Fn and DOF preview buttons. Various custom functions can be assigned to each of these buttons. The housing also has dual ergonomic grips enabling smooth underwater handling and the attachment of lighting arms. It is made from an anodized, powder-coated aluminum alloy and stainless steel for noteworthy durability, and is machined on advanced, 5-axis, computer-assisted machines for extreme precision.

The AD800 ships without a required lens port, and accepts various interchangeable ports for wide-angle, zoom, and macro lenses. See the Port Chart for complete compatibility information.

Waterproofing
  • Depth rating: 295', upgradeable upon request to 426'
  • This version of the housing also includes a vacuum check system, known as the Vacuum Circuitry and Alarm Kit, pre-installed at the factory
  • System consists of a vacuum valve, an extracting pump, and a moisture alarm/atmospheric pressure sensor
  • Allows you to confirm watertight integrity before the dive, and alerts you in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal
  • Valve and extracting pump ensure that a solid vacuum is created inside the housing
Controls, Handling, and Operation
  • Provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical controls
  • Knurled knobs and over-sized controls allow for easy operation in any situation
  • Thanks to a unique toggle lever, the AD800 housing is the first of its kind from Aquatica to offer access to the Fn and DOF preview buttons
  • You can assign the following custom functions to the Depth of Field button: Power aperture (close), index marking in video mode, and view photo shooting info.
  • To the Fn button, you may assign these custom functions: Select image area using the main command dial, convert to depth of field preview, FV lock (lock the flash value), AE/AF lock, AE lock only, AE lock (reset on release), AE lock (hold), AF lock only, AF-ON, flash off, power aperture (open), index marking in video mode, and view photo shooting info
  • The housing features an internal flash up/flash down function, as well as a quick-access ISO lever that is thumb-activated
  • AF-L/AE-L and AF-ON button access is now provided by a combined lever and rotating collar that prevent ambient pressure from pushing it back towards the housing
  • Menu buttons have been angled to provide better access with your left hand
  • The housing's lens gear system has a smaller housing pinion and a larger lens gear, allowing for smoother action while zooming in during a video sequence
  • On the left-hand side of the housing, the buttons and mode selector control are angled and positioned for quicker access to the various functions
  • On the right-hand side, the video recording lever has been relocated closer to your index finger
  • The Live View toggle remains within easy reach
  • The multi-controller pad found on the Nikon D800 is accessible, and its SET button has been enlarged
Construction Details
  • Carefully crafted from an aluminum alloy, which is anodized to North American military specifications and then powder-coated for impressive and reliable resistance to corrosion
  • Also has corrosion-resistant zinc anodes, which protect particularly sensitive parts
  • Housing is made on sophisticated, 5-axis, computer-assisted machines for a high degree of precision
  • Type 304 stainless steel controls--the same steel used in the aerospace industry--are robust and highly resistant to corrosion
  • A redesigned camera tray allows for precise placement of camera in housing, and is easily disengaged by a simple push on a tab
  • The zoom-actuating pinion gear and lens-release lever can be pulled out to allow you to remove the camera from the back, while keeping a lens and zoom gear attached
  • Housing is built in Canada, so it has endured long-term testing in one of the world's most rugged diving environments
Lens Port System
  • Ships without required lens port
  • Accepts interchangeable ports for various wide-angle, zoom, and macro lenses
  • Choose from four different dome ports and a macro port
  • See the Port Chart linked above for complete details
External Strobe Use
  • One Ikelite TTL connector enable attachment of optional, external strobes for TTL or manual flash exposure
  • Bulkhead connectors are compatible with some of the most popular strobes available, which can be attached via sync cords
Mounting
  • Three access holes are provided to accept various external accessories, such as Aquatica's remote trigger (# 19304), external monitors, and more
  • Both hand grips have holes ready to accept the mounting bracket of Aquatica's TLC lighting arm system, or various other lighting arms
  • An extra mounting point for a focus/video light or other accessories is on top of the housing
  • Three additional mounting points are provided on the bottom for various brackets, tripods, and other support systems
Additional Features
  • Equipped with both the standard viewfinder and the Aqua View Finder
  • Standard is a coated, Galileo-type eyepiece that provides considerable brightness and a full view of the camera's OVF
  • Aqua VF provides an enlarged, enhanced image with 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment
In the Box
Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Aqua VF and Vacuum Check System (Ikelite TTL Strobe Connector)
  • Aqua View Finder
  • Vacuum Circuitry and Alarm Kit with Valve and Pump for Select Underwater Housings
  • 2 x Grip Handles
  • Set of O-Rings & Lubricant
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 295' (90 m)
    Upgradeable to 426' (130 m)
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls 2x Grip handles
    Shutter release lever
    Sub-command dial knob
    Main command dial knob
    Movie recording actuation lever
    DoF (Depth of Field) & Fn (Function) toggle lever
    Power switch/illuminator lever
    Internal flash-down lever
    Flash mode and compensation lever
    Internal flash-up button
    Focus/zoom pinion gear release disk
    Focus/zoom Control knob and pinion gear
    Lens-release knob and lever
    AF/MF selector
    Focus mode selector fork
    AF mode selector button and actuator
    Port-release mechanism lever
    Metering pattern selector button
    AE-L/AF-L & AF-ON lever and rotating collar
    Exposure compensation button lever
    Multi-selector array and center button
    Live view-actuating button
    INFO activation button
    Live view mode selector lever
    OK button
    Thumbnails/playback zoom out button
    Playback zoom in button
    Protect/picture control/help button
    Menu

    Playback
    Delete/format
    Release mode dial selector knob
    ISO button access lever
    Exposure bracketing
    Image quality access button
    White balance access button
    Release mode selector unlock button
    Exposure mode selector
    Material of Construction Body: Anodized aluminum alloy
    Controls: Type 304 stainless steel
    Lens Port Ships without a required lens port
    Accepts interchangeable ports for various wide-angle, zoom, and macro lenses
    Bayonet flange allows for mounting of various ports and extension rings
    4 dome ports of different sizes and a macro port are available
    For full details, see Port Chart linked in Overview
    Buoyancy Depends upon lens and port selected
    External Strobe Connector 1x Ikelite TTL bulkhead connector
    Attach optional strobes via sync cords
    Other Connectors 2x bulkhead access holes for installing optional connection/port or hydrophone
    Viewfinder Standard removable viewfinder
    Aqua View Finder:
    Coverage: 100%
    Rear viewing area: 1.5" (3.8 cm)
    Coated
    8 elements, 5 groups
    Dioptric adjustment
    Moisture Alarm Yes, audible alarm with red flashing LED
    Pre-installed vacuum check system also includes vacuum valve and extracting pump
    Mounting 1x 1/4"-20 top accessory hole
    3x bottom mounting points for brackets, tripods, other support systems
    4x 1/4"-20 holes on grips
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Not specified by manufacturer
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