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Aquatica D300s

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Aquatica is proud to announce its latest addition, a housing for the new Nikon D300s, with 12.3 mega pixels and HD video this camera/housing combination bring the underwater imaging to another level. Introduced with this Aquatica housing is the options of Optical Fiber and/or regular Nikonos and Ikelite bulkhead connectors to take full advantage of the newer underwater strobes on the market and accessing TTL on your Nikon D300s is now a breeze. The shell is machined from solid aluminum, treated and anodized to military specification, then painted with a robust weather and wear resistant finish, this addition to our already wide selection of housings will benefit from the same 300 ft. + depth rating that has set us apart from our competitors for so long.

The D300s housing features easy access to the vital video function controls while retaining its ease of operation for still imaging, it has the same mounting bayonet that will accept our existing accessories as well as ports, including our tack sharp Megadome, Aqua View finder and remote control cord, it is therefore in a position to address every aspect of this demanding activity that is underwater imaging.

FEATURES

  • Optical Fiber Strobe Connectors: (NEW) This Aquatica housing introduces the optical fiber connection to our line up of housings. Options include Optical ports for both Sea & Sea tm or INON tm type connectors, as well, traditional methods of connecting strobes via the Nikonos tm or Ikelite tm standard connectors are retained, it in essence, make this housing the most flexible in the industry as far as connectivity to underwater strobes
  • Bayonet Port: Positive four point bayonet mounting and a locking mechanism leaves no doubt that your ports are secure in place and water tight. The bayonet system dome, macro ports and extension rings, offers the fastest and most comprehensive access to the lenses for rapid changing without having to remove the camera from the housing. This housing allows use of lenses from a 10mm 180 degrees fisheye lens to a 180mm macro lens. Tele-converter port extensions are also available.
  • Menus: Buttons have been angled 20 degrees and extended when needed for better ergonomic, knob are now grooved and knurled for optimum operation when wearing thick gloves
  • Hydrophone: available as an accessory and easily mounted via one of the provided accessories bulkhead mounting holes
  • Controls: Fingertip access to all camera menus and video controls includes On-Off, Live View mode, Record On/Off, Exposure Mode, bracketing, Meter positioning and focus control, AF-ON activation and AE-AF lock access via a single easy access lever. Access to all menu features include review, enlarge and delete, histogram and internal SLR preferences.
  • Lens Release: A lever is provided for easy lens changing through the front port with camera installed.
  • Remote Control Grip: available as an accessory and easily mounted via one of the provided accessories bulkhead mounting holes
  • Viewing Eye Piece: The most critical aspect of underwater SLR photography is the viewing system. In this aspect our housing uses a viewfinder that show the biggest and the brightest image possible in full frame viewing to your eye. An accessory Aqua View Finder is also available giving the user unparallel viewing of the camera's viewfinder for sharp focusing and exact composition.

 
  • Depth rating: 300 feet/90 meters (upgradeable on request to 425ft/130 meters)
  • Precision machined from a single aluminum block. This light weight housing is fully anodized to military specifications and coated with robust wear resistant coating. All function labels are pad printing so they will not peel off or fade.
  • Accurately balanced ergonomic design - all controls including the video activating controls are within easy reach.
  • Excellent underwater balance.
  • Replaceable sacrificial anodes protect the housing from electrolysis.
  • Weight: 3.29 Kg / 7.25 Lbs
  • Dimension: (with grip attached) W 35.6cm x H 20.25cm x D15.25cm / W 14” x H 8” x D 6”
  • Dimension (without grip) 24.1cm x H 20.25cm x D15.25cm / W 9.5” x H 8” x D

INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Grips, (left and right hand)
  • Hexagonal head bolts (quant.:2)
  • Hexagonal (Allen) key
  • Owner manual
  • Spare main O-ring
  • Container of O-ring lubricant

MAINTENANCE

The recommended servicing of the products are outlined in the manuals supplied with the product. The outside of the housings and the accessories should be rinsed in fresh water after every dive. The handles should be removed after use otherwise if they remain attached to the housing for any length of time they may bind to the housing and be extremely difficult to remove. We suggest that the main O rings be lubricated regularly and all of the O rings be checked annually.

     

20054
Aquatica Aqua View 180 Finder

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20059
Aquatica Aqua View 45 Finder

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18789
Protective body cap: for all Aquatica bayonet style housing
  19220
Replacement anodes kit for Aquatica housing* (two complete sets)

* except D2x housing
18829
Maintenance kit for Aquatica Canon 5D Mk II & 7D Canon / Nikon D700 & D300s Housings.

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  18472
Neoprene Light Blocking Mask

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.

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

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