Aquatica A6500 Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha a6500 with Vacuum Check System (Nikonos Strobe Connector)

Aquatica A6500 Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha a6500 with Vacuum Check System (Nikonos Strobe Connector)

Aquatica A6500 Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha a6500 with Vacuum Check System (Nikonos Strobe Connector)

B&H # AQ37000NKVC MFR # 37000-NK-VC
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Product Highlights

  • Vacuum Check System
  • Depth Rating: 295'
  • Nikonos 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
  • Standard Optical Viewfinder
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Aquatica A6500 overview

  • 1Description

Capture brilliant photos and 4K video of pygmy seahorses, sharks, and coral reefs at depths of 295', thanks to Aquatica's A6500 Underwater Housing for your Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera. It 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 Nikonos connector with a universal hot shoe enables the attachment of optional external strobes via sync cords. The standard, coated eyepiece offers a full view of the camera's viewfinder, and the optional Aqua View Finder affords 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 push-button, knob/dial, and lever controls. It includes 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 A6500 ships without a required lens port, and accepts various interchangeable ports to accommodate a wide array of lenses. Compatible models include the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 rectilinear wide-angle and Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro; the Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro, 10-18mm f/4, 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6, 16mm f/2.8 pancake, and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6; and the Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye with Metabones adapter. For complete details, please see the Port Chart.

Waterproofing
  • Depth rating of 295'
  • Built-in, audible and visible Surveyor moisture alarm features LED indicators and vacuum sensor, and alerts you in unlikely event of a breach in waterproof seal
  • 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 moisture alarm/pressure sensor with an on/off switch
  • Valve and extracting pump contribute by ensuring that a solid vacuum is created inside the housing
  • Sealed with Aquatica's signature rotary closure
Controls, Handling, and Operation
  • Mechanical push-buttons, grooved/knurled dials/knobs, and levers
  • Controls afford access to virtually all camera functions
  • Comfortably hold and operate housing with your right hand, positioning index finger right over shutter
  • Operate other controls easily with your thumb, without removing index finger from shutter lever
  • Extended shutter trigger also available
  • Control dial on rear of housing gives quick and easy access to shutter speed, aperture, white balance, and ISO functions
  • Record button is large and red for quick, easy identification and operation
  • Standard, coated, Galileo-type eyepiece offers a full view of camera's viewfinder
  • Optional Straight 180° and 45° Aqua View Finders offer enlarged, enhanced view (1.2x magnification) with 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment
  • Includes 2 removable grips that offer improved handling and attachment points for optional lighting arms
  • Grips have been adapted to suit housing's compact size, and have brackets that can be adjusted to inward, centered, and outward positions relative to housing
  • Grips are attached to modular tray, which can be shifted to left or right and features independently adjustable brackets that move to forward, middle, and back positions
  • Adjustable nylon hand strap supplied as an alternative to grip handles when shooting close to or above the surface, or in situations where you're capturing action shots while on the move. Also comes in handy if you're freediving
  • Optional Power Saddle with rechargeable battery pack can be plugged into camera's Micro-USB port and attached magnetically to its mounting plate, effectively tripling battery life
Construction Details
  • Made from CNC-machined, 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, which has been anodized for resistance to corrosion
  • Baked-on, black polyester powder-coat paint makes it even more durable
  • Control shafts and push-buttons made from stainless steel
Lens Port System
  • Ships without a required lens port
  • Accepts interchangeable ports to accommodate different lenses
  • Compatible lenses include Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 rectilinear wide-angle and Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro; Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro, 10-18mm f/4, 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6, 16mm f/2.8 pancake, and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6; and Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye with Metabones adapter
  • Full line of extension rings and adapters available
  • See port chart linked above for full details
External Strobe and Light Use
  • Nikonos-type bulkhead with a universal hot shoe for connecting optional, external strobes via sync cords
  • Benefit from access to full manual exposure with controls placed right at your fingertips
Mounting
  • Access point with 16mm diameter on left-hand side for connecting a video monitor
  • Another access point with 1/2" diameter for optional Surveyor vacuum valve
In the Box
Aquatica A6500 Underwater Housing for Sony Alpha a6500 with Vacuum Check System (Nikonos Strobe Connector)
  • 2 x Grip Handles
  • Adjustable Grip Brackets
  • Adjustable Tray
  • 2 x Adjustable Tray Brackets
  • 2 x Zinc Anodes
  • Nylon Hand Strap
  • Extended Trigger Adapter
  • Extra Main Seal O-Ring
  • Extra Port O-Ring
  • Standard Eyepiece
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Aquatica A6500 specs

    Depth Rating 295' / 90 m
    Control Type Mechanical push-buttons, grooved/knurled dials/knobs, and levers
    Controls Access to virtually all camera functions
    Material of Construction Body: 6061-T6 aluminum alloy
    Anodized finish and baked-on, black, polyester powder-coat paint
    Controls: Stainless steel
    Lens Port Ships without a required lens port
    Accepts various interchangeable ports to accommodate different lenses

    Compatible lenses:
    Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 rectilinear wide-angle and Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro
    Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro, 10-18mm f/4, 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6, 16mm f/2.8 pancake, and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye with Metabones adapter
    See port chart linked in overview for full details
    Buoyancy Varies based on choice of lens and port
    External Strobe Connector 1x Nikonos bulkhead strobe connector with universal hot shoe (sync cord required)
    Viewfinder Standard, coated, Galileo-type eyepiece offers a full view of camera's viewfinder
    Optional Straight 180° and 45° Aqua View Finders offer enlarged, enhanced view with 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment
    Moisture Alarm Yes, built-in Surveyor audible / visible alarm and vacuum sensor
    Mounting 1x Access point with 0.6" / 16 mm diameter for optional video monitor
    1x Access point with 0.5" / 12.7 mm diameter for optional Surveyor vacuum valve
    1x mounting point on each grip handle for optional lighting arm
    Dimensions 8.5 x 6.0 x 4.1" / 21.6 x 15.25 x 10.5 cm
    Weight 4.4 lb / 2.0 kg

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