Aquatica AD500 Underwater Housing for Nikon D500 (Dual Optical Strobe Connectors)

Aquatica AD500 Underwater Housing for Nikon D500 (Dual Optical Strobe Connectors)

Aquatica AD500 Underwater Housing for Nikon D500 (Dual Optical Strobe Connectors)

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Aquatica AD500 Underwater Housing for Nikon D500 (Dual Optical Strobe Connectors)

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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 295', Upgradeable to 426'
  • Dual Optical Strobe Connectors
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Virtually All Camera Functions
  • Ergonomic Design with Dual Handles
  • Anodized Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • Interchangeable Lens Port System
  • Optional Lens Port Required
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Viewfinder: Standard VF Only

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Connectors: 2 Optical Strobe Connectors

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  • 1Description

Capture detailed still images and stunning 4K UHD videos of parrot fish, moray eels, coral reefs, and more with Aquatica's AD500 Underwater Housing for the Nikon D500 DSLR camera. It has a depth rating of 295', which is upgradeable upon request to 426'. Dual optical connectors enable the attachment of optional external strobes via fiber-optic cords. The standard, coated eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's viewfinder.

The housing provides access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical push-button, knob/dial, and lever controls. It also features an ergonomic design with 2 grips that offer improved handling and attachment points for optional lighting arms. Built for durability, especially resistance to corrosion, the housing is constructed from anodized, machined aluminum and stainless steel.

The AD500 ships without a required lens port, and various interchangeable ports are available to accommodate a wide array of Nikon lenses. For full compatibility, see the Port Chart.

Waterproofing
  • Depth rating: 295', upgradeable to 426' upon request at no extra charge
  • Surveyor moisture alarm alerts you in unlikely event of a breach in waterproof seal
Controls, Handling, and Operation
  • Provides easy access to virtually all camera functions via mechanical push-button, knob/dial, and lever controls
  • Vital controls placed right at your fingertips where you need them most, allowing for quick and easy access
  • ISO lever positioned near thumb
  • Exposure compensation lever
  • Control pad accessible via set of extended controls close to your hand, and same goes for AF-ON lever with its wide range of options available through camera's CSM menu
  • Fn1 lever located in front and Fn2 button on rear also provide access to a range of CSM features
  • Two oversized and conveniently placed buttons enable fast activation of info button and Live View control
  • Recording is as simple as pressing a dedicated lever placed strategically close to your thumb
  • Secure port locking system and lens-release button
  • Knurled/grooved knobs/dials and over-sized controls for ease of use, even while wearing diving gloves
  • Ergonomic design with 2 grooved grips that offer improved handling and attachment points for optional lighting arms, such as Aquatica's Delta 3 line
  • Precise camera mounting via quick-release tray, which positions rear LCD at a slight angle for easier viewing
  • Standard, coated eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's viewfinder
  • Optional Aqua View 45° optical finder offers a more comfortable viewing angle for long-term use, while also providing an enhanced view compared to standard VF. Gives you 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment
Construction Details
  • Built for durability, especially resistance to corrosion, the housing is made in Canada from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum alloy and stainless steel, and tested in harsh conditions
  • Anodizing meets MIL-A-8625 Type 2, Class 2 specification
  • Housing shell crafted using 5-axis computer-assisted machines
  • Black polyester powder coating baked on at high temperature for extra protection (meets A.A.M.A 2603-98 specification)
  • All push-buttons and control shafts made from Type 304 stainless steel
  • Stainless steel latches equipped with safety tabs for extra security
Lens Port System
  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Various interchangeable dome and flat ports are available for wide-angle, macro, and zoom lenses
  • For full compatibility and info on extensions and other accessories, see Port Chart linked above
  • Flexible, modular system of ports, extension rings, and accessories to adapt to continually evolving lenses
  • 4"/100mm, 6"/150mm, 8"/200mm and 9.25"/230mm domes for wide-angle lenses have you covered when shooting wide close-ups, over-under shots, and other images that demand a large angle of coverage
  • Mini Macro port for extreme, tight, detailed close-ups
  • Total of 14 locking extension rings ranging in length from 0.6" / 16.5 mm to 3.8" / 97.5 mm
External Strobe and Light Use
  • Dual optical connectors enable attachment of optional external strobes via fiber-optic cords
  • Accepts standard fiber-optic cable; no need for special proprietary/custom type. Cable supplied by strobe manufacturers is compatible as-is
  • Includes LED flash trigger, which produces average of 4,000 to 5,000 flashes and runs on 2 CR 2450 batteries
  • Trigger slides into camera's hot shoe
  • Tweak your TTL lighting exposure or go fully manual with controls placed right at your fingertips
  • Strobe connectors are user-replaceable without any special tools
Mounting
  • Each grip configured with two 1/4"-20 female threaded mounts for optional lighting arms
  • Extra 1/4"-20 mounting point on top of housing for attaching focus/video light or other accessory
  • Three 1/4"-20 female threaded mounts on bottom enable connection to optional bracket, tray, or tripod
  • 16mm & 1/2" bulkhead access holes allow for attachment of accessories, such as external monitors or triggering devices
In the Box
Aquatica AD500 Underwater Housing for Nikon D500 (Dual Optical Strobe Connectors)
  • 2 x Grip Handles
  • O-Ring
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 295' / 90 m, upgradeable to 426' / 130 m upon request
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons, grooved/knurled dials/knobs, and levers
    Controls Access to virtually all camera functions, including power on/off, shutter, video recording, live view, ISO, exposure compensation, control dial, AF-ON lever, Fn1 lever, Fn2 button, info, menu
    Material of Construction Body: Anodized 6061 T6 aluminum alloy
    Control Shafts, Push-Buttons, and Latches: Type 304 stainless steel
    Anodizing meets MIL-A-8625 Type 2, Class 2 specification
    Protective, baked-on, black polyester powder coating meets A.A.M.A 2603-98 specification
    Lens Port Ships without a required lens port
    Various interchangeable dome and flat ports are available for wide-angle, macro, and zoom lenses
    For full compatibility and info on extensions and other accessories, see Port Chart linked in Overview
    Buoyancy Varies based on choice of lens and port
    External Strobe Connector Dual optical connectors enable attachment of optional external strobes via fiber-optic cords
    Viewfinder Standard, coated eyepiece offering full view of camera's viewfinder
    Moisture Alarm Yes
    Mounting 2x 1/4"-20 female threaded mounts for lighting arms on each grip
    Extra 1/4"-20 mounting point on top for additional accessory
    3x 1/4"-20 female threaded mounts on bottom to connect to bracket, tray, or tripod
    16 mm and 1/2" bulkhead access holes for other accessories, e.g., external monitors or triggers
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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