Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Vacuum Check System (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)

Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Vacuum Check System (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)

Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Vacuum Check System (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)

B&H # AQHD800NKVC MFR # 20070-NK-VC
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Vacuum Check System
  • Depth Rating: 295', Upgradeable to 426'
  • Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors
  • 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 pygmy seahorses, sharks, and coral reefs, thanks to Aquatica's AD800 Underwater Housing for your Nikon D800 or D800E digital SLR camera. It has a depth rating of 295' (90 m), which is upgradeable to 426.5' (130 m). This version of the housing also includes a pre-installed vacuum check system, which allows you to confirm watertight integrity before the dive. The housing is equipped with a pair of Nikonos-type strobe connectors, each with 5 active pins.

Access to virtually all camera functions is provided by mechanical controls. The AD800 housing is the first of its kind from Aquatica to offer access to the Fn and DOF preview buttons. This is accomplished via a unique toggle lever. Various custom functions can be assigned to each of these buttons. The AD800 has dual ergonomic hand grips for easy underwater handling. The housing is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel for durability. It is machined on advanced, 5-axis, computer-assisted machines, then anodized to North American military specifications to safeguard against corrosion, scratches, and other damage. A tough powder coating and corrosion-resistant zinc anodes on a couple of sensitive parts round out the noteworthy protective features of the AD800.

The housing ships without a required lens port, and accepts interchangeable ports for a wide variety of wide-angle, zoom, and macro lenses. See the Port Chart for full compatibility information. The standard, coated eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's viewfinder.

Waterproofing
  • Depth rating: 295', upgradeable to 426.5' (130 m) upon request
  • This version of housing includes pre-installed vacuum check system, which allows you to confirm watertight integrity before dive
  • Known as 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, Handling, and Operation
  • Provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical controls
  • Knurled knobs and oversized controls allow for easy operation in any situation
  • AD800 housing is first of its kind from Aquatica to offer access to Fn and DOF preview buttons. This is accomplished via a unique toggle lever
  • You can assign following custom functions to Depth of Field button: Power Aperture (Close), Index Marking in Video mode, and View photo shooting info
  • To Fn button, you may assign these custom functions: Select Image area using Main Command Dial, Convert to depth of field Preview, FV Lock (lock 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
  • Housing features an internal flash up/flash down capability, as well as a quick access ISO lever that is thumb activated
  • AF-L/AE-L and AF-ON button access is now provided with a combined lever and rotating collar that prevents ambient pressure from pushing it back towards housing
  • Menu buttons have been angled to provide better access from your left hand
  • Housing's lens gear system has smaller housing pinion gear and larger lens gear, allowing for smoother action while zooming in during video sequences
  • On left-hand side of housing, buttons and mode selector control are angled and positioned for quicker access to various functions
  • On right-han side, video recording lever has been relocated closer to your index finger
  • Live View toggle remains within easy reach
  • Multi controller pad found on Nikon D800 is made accessible and its SET button is enlarged
  • Includes 2 removable grips that offer improved handling and attachment points for optional lighting arms
  • Standard, coated Galileo-type eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's viewfinder
Construction Details
  • Housing carefully crafted from an aluminum alloy
  • Built on sophisticated, 5-axis, computer-assisted machines, then anodized to North American military specifications to safeguard against corrosion, scratches, and other damage
  • Also features tough powder coating and corrosion-resistant zinc anodes on sensitive parts
  • Controls made of Type 304 stainless steel--same steel used in aerospace industry--to prevent breakage and rusting
  • A newly designed camera tray smoothly and precisely positions camera in housing and is easily disengaged by a simple push on a tab
  • Zoom-actuating pinion gear and lens-release lever pull out to allow you to remove camera from rear while keeping lens and zoom gear attached
  • Housing built in Canada, so it has endured long-term exposure to one of world's most rugged diving environments, helping to ensure its durability and reliability
Lens Port System
  • Ships without required lens port
  • Interchangeable port system accepts an array of wide-angle, zoom, and macro lenses
  • See Port Chart linked above for complete details
External Strobe Use
  • Two Nikonos strobe connectors, each with 5 active pins, enable attachment of optional strobes for TTL or manual flash exposure
  • TTL is possible with optional third-party TTL converters
  • Bulkhead connectors are compatible with some of most popular strobes available, which can be attached via Nikonos-type sync cords and/or a TTL converter
Mounting
  • Total of 3 access holes accept various external accessories, such as Aquatica's remote trigger (# 19304), external monitors, and more
  • Both hand grips have mounting holes ready to accept mounting bracket of Aquatica's TLC lighting arm system, as well as various other lighting arms
  • Extra mounting point for a focus/video light or other accessory is on top of housing, and three additional mounting points are provided on bottom for various brackets, tripods, and other support systems
In the Box
Aquatica AD800 Underwater Housing for Nikon D800 or D800E with Vacuum Check System (Dual Nikonos Strobe Connectors)
  • Vacuum Check System
  • 2 x Grip Handles
  • Standard Eyepiece
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 295' (90 m)
    Upgradeable to 426.5' (130 m)
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls 2x grip handles
    Shutter Release lever, Sub-Command Dial knob, Main Command Dial knob, Movie Record button actuating lever, DoF (Depth of Field)) & Fn (Function) toggle lever
    Power Switch/Illuminator lever, Top Bulkhead access hole, Internal Flash lowering lever, Flash Mode and Compensation lever
    Internal Flash up button, 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 fork, AF mode selector button, AF mode selector actuator, Port Release mechanism Lever, Metering Pattern Selector button
    AE-L/AF-L & AF-ON lever Rotating collar, AE-L/AF-L & AF-ON lever, Exposure Compensation button access lever, Multi Selector center button, Multi selector array, 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 button, Playback button, Delete button/Format button, Release mode dial selector knob
    ISO button access lever, BKT Exposure Bracketing button, QUAL Image Quality access button, WB White Balance access button
    Release mode selector unlock button, Exposure mode selector
    Material of Construction Aircraft grade aluminum with Type 304 stainless steel controls
    Quick release tray
    Rear LCD window
    Rubber Anti Skid pad
    1x sacrificial anode (anti-corrosive)
    2x locking latches with safety locking tabs
    Lens Port Interchangeable port system accepts an array of wide-angle, zoom and macro lenses
    A port is required but sold separately
    Bayonet Flange allows the mounting of various ports and extension rings
    4 dome ports of different sizes and a macro port available: Port Chart
    Buoyancy Depends upon port selected
    External Strobe Connector 2x Nikonos strobe connectors, each with 5 active pins
    TTL possible with optional third-party TTL converters
    Attach optional strobes via Nikonos-type sync cords and/or a TTL converter (sold separately)
    Other Connectors 2x bulkhead access holes for installing optional connection/port or hydrophone
    Viewfinder Standard, coated eyepiece offers full view of camera's viewfinder
    Moisture Alarm 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 Camera mounting screw
    1x 1/4"-20 top accessory mounting hole
    3x bottom mounting points for brackets, tripods, other support systems
    4x 1/4"-20 accessory mounting holes on grips
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Not specified by manufacturer
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