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Nauticam Unveils New Housing for Nikon D90

During last week’s DEMA trade show for the dive industry trade in Orlando, Nauticam USA announced a new line of underwater camera housings for the North American market.  Nauticam’s debut release is an innovative, ergonomic, and rugged aluminum housing for the Nikon D90.


Some of the features include:
Live View & Record From the Right Handle

The Nikon D90 is the first Digital SLR camera with the ability to record high definition video as well as 12MP still photos, and Nauticam is the first housing vendor to bring the D90’s live view and ok/record buttons to the right handle in a single control.  This allows convenient switching from still photo to live view/video mode, and assures steady video shooting by eliminating the awkward reach required by other housings in order to start recording video clips.

Nauticam housings are designed by underwater photographers!

Camera controls operating Shutter Release, Focus/Exposure Lock, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Live View, and OK/Record can easily be accessed from the right grip.  Zoom, Playback, and AF-MF are available from the left grip.

Patented Locking Port Release Lever

Nauticam engineers designed a simple, reliable port sealing mechanism that allows fast and easy lens port changes.   Lens ports are inserted straight into the Nauticam mount, eliminating the twisting or threading actions that can extrude dry o-rings.  Once seated, the large red port lock lever is engaged, securely locking the port in place.  To remove a lens port, the silver unlock button is pressed, the port lever rotated to the outer position, and the port is pulled straight out of the housing.

Patented Expanded Viewfinder

Nauticam’s accessory viewfinder provides a crystal clear view of the camera’s optical viewfinder through a diving mask.  The patented external diopter adjustment allows eye relief to be fine tuned in water.  High quality optics keep distortion and color fringing to an absolute minimum.

Port Adapters for Other Housing Lines

Nauticam offers a full range of port adapters allowing owners to use their existing ports.  This greatly reduces the cost of switching brands, and brings the benefits of Nauticam Innovation to a wide range of underwater photographers!

Optical Flash Connectors for Nikon CLS, Inon S-TTL, and Sea & Sea DS-TTL

Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with the Nauticam D90 housing and a variety of optically fired flashes.  Nauticam’s upcoming housing for the Nikon SB-R200 allows multiple small strobes to be controlled by the camera for sophisticated macro lighting patterns that fully unlock the potential offered by Nikon’s Creative Lighting System.  Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, and Sea & Sea YS-110 Alpha strobes can also provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s onboard flash.

Rubberized Ergonomic Handles

Nauticam uses a sophisticated overmold process to produce extremely comfortable ergonomic hand grips.  Handles are available in two sizes to accommodate customers with different size hands, and spacers are included with the housing for cold water divers.

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