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Aquatica Ships Housing for Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II

Aquatica is shipping their housing for the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II mirrorless cameras. It ships with either Nikonos, Ikelite, or optical strobe triggering and Aquatica’s Surveyor vacuum system as standard. It is compatible with Aquatica’s SLR ports and can be used with the Nikon ZF adapter or native Z mount lenses.

The Aquatica AZ6/7 II is shipping now, priced at $3,199.

From Aquatica

Aquatica AZ6/7 II: 20092

$3,199.00 USD

Price includes your choice of strobe connectors & our complete vacuum, sensor & pump system:

Double Nikonos
Single Ikelite – Manual
Dual Optical – Flash trigger included

AZ6/7 II housing for Nikon Z6 II & Z7 II mirrorless cameras!

In our never-ending quest to offer the latest and greatest possible equipment to the underwater photographer/videographer, we offer our housing for the Nikon Z6 II & Z7 II Mirrorless, Interchangeable Lens Camera! Continuing in Aquatica’s reputation for offering premium quality and at affordable prices, the AZ6/7 II housing has the finest ergonomics and control accessibility combined with the famed ruggedness of our all-aluminum construction and distinctive hard coating.

About the Cameras

The Nikon Z6/7 II Mirrorless cameras are one of Nikon’s entries into the ever-growing mirrorless camera market. Essentially mirrorless versions of the Nikon D850 and D750, these cameras follow the trend of most major manufacturers going mirrorless for their main pro/consumer offerings. Both camera bodies have an identical control layout, leading to Aquatica being able to use one housing for the 2 cameras. The main difference between the 2 cameras would be the Z6 II uses a 24MP full frame sensor and the Z7 II has a 45MP sensor. Both cameras capture 4K video though the Z6 creates down-sampled 24MP images whereas the Z7 uses a DX-cropped Super35 mode. The cameras have a new Z mount system to support the new line of Z mount lenses; however, Nikon has created the FTZ mount adapter to allow owners of traditional Nikkor F-Mount lenses with these new cameras.

About the Housing

As to be expected with all Aquatica housings, it is CNC machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum with a MIL-A-8625 anodized coating with baked-on, extra-tough powder coat paint. All control shafts and push buttons are made from T304 stainless steel. This, as for all our housings, will take a licking and keep going!

The housing supports not only the new Z-mount lenses but also the FTZ Adapter. The adapter can be removed from the camera without first removing the camera from the housing. There is also a lens release for both F and Z mounts. As usual, all camera functions can be accessed by the housing. Two items of note that are specific to this housing:

The Sub Selector center press and AF-ON control’s ergonomic placement (easily accessible with the shooter’s right thumb) allows the user to lock exposure or focus and take pictures

The “+” and “–“ buttons have been moved, for access by the left thumb, next to the playback button. This allows the user to quickly zoom and check if the image is in focus.

All housing controls are spring-loaded and self-centering where needed. The user simply needs to install the mounting tray on the camera and slide the tray on the stainless steel guide rails. It couldn’t be simpler!

In order to protect your expensive electronic gear from the elements, our Surveyor Vacuum System (valve and pump) is now included as standard equipment with all AZ6/7 II housings. The vacuum system will provide that extra layer of security since the user can verify that if air is not seeping into the housing the water definitely will not either.

Specifications

Part Number:

20092-NK-VC: with double Nikonos bulkheads & complete Surveyor vacuum circuitry
20092-KT-VC: with single Ikelite bulkhead & complete Surveyor vacuum circuitry
20092-OPT-VC: with dual optical bulkheads, LED trigger & complete Surveyor vacuum circuitry

Composition

Aerospace-grade 6061 T6 Aluminum with MIL-A-8625 Anodized Coating then finished with a baked-on, super tough, abrasion resistant powder coat paint. Control shafts and all push buttons are T304 Stainless Steel

HDMI

Large 23.75mm (.950 inch) HDMI Bulkhead Opening

Depth Rating

90m ~ 300 ft. Can be upgraded to 130m, ~ 450 ft with our deep spring kit

Weight

2.88 kg ~ 6.35lb

Dimensions

257mm x 158mm x 160mm (W x H x D) ~ 10.1” x 6.2” x 6.3”

Port System

Compatible with all Aquatica DSLR sized Bayonet Mount Ports

Supported Accessories

Aqua View and Aqua View 45 viewfinders
Full line of the Delta 3 Arm System
5HD Monitor
Aquatica Close Up Kit
Aquatica Housing Lanyard Kit

Control Layout

1.Port lock release
2.On-Off lever
3.Shutter release
4.ISO button
5.Record button
6.Exposure compensation button
7.Sub-command dial (front)
8.Back focus button (AF)
9.Sub selector center press (AEL)
10.Release mode / self-timer button
11.Menu button
12.Multi selector buttons
13.Photo mode “i” menu button
14.DISP button
15.Photo/movie selector
16.Main command dial (rear)

17.Monitor mode button
18.Delete/trash button
19.Playback button
20.Mode dial
21.plus button
22.minus button
23.Zoom focus gear dial
24.Fn2 button
25.Fn1 button
26.F-mount release button
27.Z-mount release button

MSRP: $ 2,999.00 USD
(Includes Surveyor, strobe connectors valve & pump)

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