Housings

SEACAM housing for Canon EOS R5

According to the announcement, the housing will offer full access to all camera controls, including the rear multi-controller. It will accept both CANON R- and EF-mount lenses (by using Canon’s adapters) and will include three ports for strobe triggering, vacuum, or remote control. Furthermore, an HDMI 2.0 port will be included.

Dates of completion of development and availability are not yet confirmed but are expected to be announced within a short time.

Nauticam housing for Fujifilm GFX 100S

The Nauticam NA-GFX100S places all the important controls at the underwater photographer’s fingertips, including AF-ON and Q controls via a double lever near the right handle, as well as Playback and DISP via a double lever near the left. The housing supports Nauticam’s well-known N120 port system, thus supporting Fujifilm’s GF-mount lenses. Nauticam’s water contact optics, such as the WACP-2, are supported as well.

Dealing with Floods

Photo by Larry Cohen
If you work underwater long enough, at some point, you will experience the horror of a flood.

Flooding a camera and other underwater photo gear is a nightmare for all underwater image-makers. Unfortunately, if you work underwater long enough, at some point, you will experience the horror of a flood. Over the years, I have flooded a Nikonos V, a film camera, a housing, several strobes and some dive lights. I have also had minor floods on a few digital camera housings.

Nauticam NA-EM10IV underwater housing

Tray and handles are available as optional accessories. The housing is compatible with Nauticam’s range of underwater optics, including the WWL-1 and new WWL-C wide-angle attachments, and the CMC series macro wet lenses. Its dimensions are 184 x 138 x 100mm, and it weighs 1.08kg topside and 0.1kg underwater (including the camera and battery). It is depth-rated to 100m and has a Nauticam N85 port mount.

Ikelite Underwater Housing for Canon EOS R5

It is made of ABS-PC (an advanced form of poly-carbonate), is depth-rated to 60m, features Ikelite’s own “dry lock,” has a valve for a vacuum pump, weighs only 5.4 lb (~2.4kg) with tray and handle and is compatible with Ikelite’s DL system lens ports. The included manual hotshoe, with Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead, supports manual strobe exposure with a wide variety of strobes, including Ikelite, Sea&Sea, Inon, Retra and others. For Ikelite strobes, an optional TTL converter can be added.

Nauticam NA-1DXIII Housing

The housing offers HDMI 2.0 compatibility via an M28 bulkhead and uses Nauticam’s N120 port system. Strobe triggering is supported with optional manual or TTL flash triggers, via fiber optics, or with the supplied Nikonos 5 pin bulkheads and internal electrical board. Its dimensions are 360mm x 235mm x 145mm.
Its topside weight is 3.59kg, and its underwater weight is -0.2kg (with camera and battery). The NA-1DXIII is depth-rated to 100m.

Easydive DivePad

The housing communicates with the tablet via a Bluetooth connection. For IOS devices, a downloadable app allows you to trigger all camera functions; for Android devices, no extra app is required. A “selfie button” allows one to switch between front and rear camera views. The built-in electronic unit has its own battery, which is fully charged within two hours and provides 14 hours of operation.