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The Nauticam GH5 Housing is Here and Shipping!


2017-05-19


The Camera:

The Panasonic GH5 is a new camera body, positioned above the successful GH4, and improving it in every way.  At the core is a 20 megapixel sensor with completely revamped video functionality.  When shooting motion, GH5 reads the entire 5K sensor, then resamples in camera to create each individual 4K frame.  This results in increased sharpness with no change in lens angle of coverage!  Panasonic didn’t stop there, unlocking UHD video capture at up to 29.97 fps with 4:2:2 10-bit chroma sub-sampling.  Simply put, this means the GH5 can capture twice the color information with 64x the precision of a 4:2:0 8-bit system.



The Housing:


An exceptional hybrid housing to complement an exceptional hybrid camera, NA-GH5 is designed from the ground up with both video and still photo shooters in mind.  Incredible engineering, enabling fingertip control access, has made Nauticam famous.


The housing is small, but not at the expense of functionality or ergonomics.  Integrated handles provide a sturdy and comfortable base to operate the system from.  A sculpted shutter release lever, thumb lever for AE-L / AF-L, and well placed control dials provide the same operational feel as any Nauticam DSLR housing.  Control buttons are placed within easy reach of the handles, with sufficient spacing to allow easy operation, even by feel. The NA-GH5 is a professional grade underwater housing, built with cutting edge manufacturing technology, supporting the pro-level GH5 camera body to its full potential.

All About Strobes


2017-04-13

So many choices, so many technical words; what really is important in underwater lighting? 


This knowledge-base article explains it all!



  • Fiber Optics

  • Electrical Sync cables

  • Specifications

  • Comparison

  • Quality of Light Comparison

  • Guide Number

  • Angle-of-Coverage

  •  Recycle Time

  • Color Temperature

  • Diffusers

  • Syncing

  • TTL vs. Manual


Elly Wray's article "All About Strobes" explains it all with jargon-free explanations and example imagery.

All About Flash Triggers


2017-04-13


















You may have heard the term "flash trigger", but you may not understand these things.  You may even have seen one and it seems to be nothing more than a little black (gray) do-nothing box.  That's ok.  We explain more than a few things about these devices.



  • What is a “Flash Trigger” and why would I want one?

  • Benefits

  • Limitations

  • Making the switch

  • Compatibility

  • Which cameras benefit


It is all explained in our knowledgebase article "What is a 'Flash Trigger' and why would I want one?"

One, Two, Three, THREE Close-Up Lenses in One !


2016-12-13

The new Saga Trio is three close-up lenses in one.  Some might count it as four lenses in one.



The Saga Trio contains two close-up lenses (diopters) in a sealed unit.  Two easy to use levers allow you to select just the right amount of 'power' you need in just a second or two.  One lever operates a +5 diopter lens, the other operates a +10 diopter lens.  This innovative device allows you instantly to select any one of four combinations of close-up lens strength.



  • 0 power (no close-up lens)

  • +5 diopter

  • +10 diopter

  • +15 diopter.


See the Saga Trio here.

A Guide to Nikon DX Lenses


2013-02-01

Confused? Lost? Overwhelmed with lens choices?


Our photographers travel the world shooting in all types of underwater environments and share with you the knowledge you need to choose the proper lens for the job.



  • Macro

  • Fisheye

  • Super Wide Rectilinear

  • Mid-range Zoom

  • Specialty Lenses


In the Nikon DX Mount Lens Choice Guide we explain the choices and provide sample images for each type of lens.

Canon 8-15 /4L Fisheye Test Shots


2011-08-26

Moments after our friendly UPS driver Ron dropped the package on our door step we were taking measurements and cutting metal to get this impressive new lens in the water!


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Our goals were to sort out whether or not this lens is a good choice for close-up wide angle shooting with a small dome, and to get an idea of how its performance stacks up when compared to the popular Tokina 10-17 Fisheye Zoom. The complete writeup, along with sample images, is available here.

In short, we are impressed. The 8-15 has less purple fringing and is sharper in the corners than the Tokina lens. Its AF system is very fast, and very accurate. This is a great addition to the arsenal of a Canon user.

New versions of our popular Zen DP-100 4 Optically Coated Glass Fisheye Dome Port are being constructed with integrated spacers to support this lens.

DP-100-AC for Aquatica
DP-100-HC for Hugyfot
DP-100-NC for Nauticam
DP-100-SC for Sea & Sea

Owners of DP-100-S3 or DP-100-S4 for Subal housings can use a 20mm Subal Extension Ring to support 8-15 in those ports.

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