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Aquatica’s answer to the Sony A7*/A7r III MILC

Aquatica, one of the pioneers in the underwater photo industry will soon be shipping their underwater housing designed specifically for the Sony A7rIII 42MP full frame mirror less camera. Earning a Gold Award from the internet’s leading camera review site, DPReview.com, the Sony A7rIII is sure to be a powerhouse for underwater digital imaging in both stills and video use.

About the Camera

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The Sony A7rIII is currently Sony’s highest resolution, full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The camera’s backbone is the 42MP BSI CMOS sensor offering a previously unheard of frame rate of 10fps at 42MP and a buffer depth of 30 frames (in True 14 bit RAW) lets still shooters capture peak action with ease. The camera is able to capture 4K UHD video in both full frame and Super 35 formats at up to 30fps. The Autofocus has been greatly improved over the A7rII, with the video AF less inclined to refocus to the background. Twin SD Card slots offer on camera backups for all shoots. 5-axis image stabilization allows for smoother, more professional looking video. A new FZ1000 battery now offers more than double the battery life compared to its predecessor, the A7RII.

The Housing

imageThe Aquatica A7rIII housing is one of the smallest yet most ergonomic housings on the market. The housing’s design is centered on the user being able to concentrate more in the creation of their image rather than how to use the system. There will be much less figuring out of where controls are. All the controls are set to be self centering and are spring loaded. The user only needs to set the camera on the tray and slide it into the housing, no alignment needed. Our designers utilized a new method to access the new joystick (crucial for selecting any one of the 425 AF points on the sensor).

All of the buttons and dials on the housing are easily accessed without having to let go of the handles. Not that you’d want to as our grips are one of the most comfortable in the industry and they are included in the purchase price of your housing! Since the camera is easily user customizable and the buttons mapped for any almost any purpose, everything is literally at the user’s finger (or in this case, thumb) tips.

Of significant note, Back Button AF is fully supported with the housing. The AF-On control (6) is easily reached by the user’s right thumb while the shutter release (2) is simultaneously reached with the user’s forefinger. This lets the user continually track the subject in full auto focus and then fire the camera at the peak moment. Right below the AF-On button is the Video Record button. This placement is so the user will have no problems in accessing still or video capture. ISO values are easily changed as the camera natively has 3 dials set to change ISO values once the ISO button is pressed (14).

Specifications

Part numbers
20085: without strobe connectors
20085-NK: with double Nikonos connectors
20085-KM: with one Ikelite connector
20085-OPT: with dual optical connectors

Composition
Aerospace grade 6061 T6 Aluminium with a MIL-A-8625 Anodized coating and then finished with a baked on, super tough powder coat paint that is extremely abrasion resistant. Control Shafts and all push buttons are T304 Stainless Steel

Depth Rating: 90m ~ 300 ft. Can be upgraded to 130m, ~ 450ft with our deep spring kit
Weight: 2.2 kg/4.8 lbs without handles, 2.6kg/5.7 lbs with handles The A7rIII housing is 12% lighter than our previous A7rII housing!
Dimensions: 250mm x 163mm x 127mm ~ 9.8” x 6.4” x 5” w/o handles 350mm x 163 x 127mm ~ 13.8” x 6.4” x 5” with handles
Ports: The A7/A7rIII housing supports all our DSLR sized Bayonet Mount ports

Supported Accessories

  • Surveyor Moisture and Vacuum System (sensor is included with the housing) simply add the valve and pump. Can be factory or dealer installed.
  • Aqua View and Aqua View 45 viewfinders
  • Full Line of the Delta 3 Arm System

List of controls

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  1. ON-OFF
  2. Shutter button
  3. C1 button
  4. C2 button
  5. Front Dial
  6. AF-ON button
  7. Record/movie button
  8. AEL button
  9. Mode dial
  10. Exposure compensation dial
  11. Rear dial
  12. Multi-selector (ISO, Disp, Drive)
  13. Fn button
  14. Control wheel
  15. C4 / Delete button
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  1. Zoom/focus knob
  2. Menu button
  3. C3 button
  4. Playback button

Starting at $ 2,499.00 USD

* A7III housing requires a minor modification to the mode control, easily done by the user or set up by your dealer upon purchase.
For more information, please contact: info@aquatica.ca or Call 514-737-9481


     

20054
Aquatica Aqua View 180 Finder

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20059
Aquatica Aqua View 45 Finder

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18861
Maintenace O-ring kit for Aquatica A7r II (20079)

Click here for more information.

     
18789
Protective body cap: for all Aquatica bayonet style housing
  19231
Optional LCD sun shade for the Aquatica A7r II housing
18472
Neoprene Light Blocking Mask
     

18956 LED FLASH TRIGGER

Hot shoe mounted LED flash trigger. Operates on two CR2450 batteries (included), this LED flash trigger is provided with the 20079-OPT housing version. It has low and high output levels to accommodate various brands and models of S-TTL compatible underwater strobes.

19230
Grip extenders

These easy to install will give you additional space should your housing feel cramped for your hands, or if wearing cold water gloves, adding one spacer will give an extra 10mm/.0.375” of clearance, adding both will expand this to 20mm/0.75”, these extenders are ideal for adapting the housing to your own personal handling preference.

19220
Replacement anodes kit for Aquatica housing* (two complete sets)

The Aquatica housings are equipped with sacrificial zinc anodes. These anodes protect your aluminum housing from corrosion caused by an electrolytic reaction. Loose electrical currents created by different metallic accessories on your housing will attack the softer zinc anodes instead of its aluminum shell. Over time these anodes will wear out (as they should). They are easily field replaced by simply screwing new ones into the housings base.
* The D2x housing requires the # 19219 Anodes kit

19217
Conversion spring kit for deeper rating (425ft / 130m)

*Please read notice

This deeper rating spring kit requires that the O-rings of the housing be removed and reinstalled, since the sealing integrity of the housing comes into play in doing so, Aquatica recommends that this modification be done only by qualified technician from and authorized Aquatica service center, also please note that this kit can also be factory installed as an option when ordering a housing.

19228: SURVEYOR pressure valve and vacuum pump (Ø 0.50”):

For converting a current Aquatica housing with an access hole diameter of Ø 0.50” which is already equipped with a (# 19229) SURVEYOR moisture and vacuum sensor circuit board. The addition of this pressure valve and vacuum pump will add vacuum monitoring capability to the Aquatica housing.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
For installation of this pressure valve, the housing will requires a bulkhead entry point hole with a diameter of Ø 0.50”. Prior to ordering, the dimension of the access hole of your Aquatica housing model should be confirmed.

Included with this kit are the following items:

Pressure valve with retaining nut (Ø 0.50”)
Vacuum pump
Container of O-ring lubricant
Instruction sheet

19228
SURVEYOR pressure valve and vacuum pump (Ø 0.50”):

For converting a current Aquatica housing with an access hole diameter of Ø 0.50” which is already equipped with a (# 19229) SURVEYOR moisture and vacuum sensor circuit board. The addition of this pressure valve and vacuum pump will add vacuum monitoring capability to the Aquatica housing.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
For installation of this pressure valve, the housing will requires a bulkhead entry point hole with a diameter of Ø 0.50”. Prior to ordering, the dimension of the access hole of your Aquatica housing model should be confirmed.

Included with this kit are the following items:

Pressure valve with retaining nut (Ø 0.50”)
Vacuum pump
Container of O-ring lubricant
Instruction sheet

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