NA-A6000 housing
NA-A6000 housing
Nauticam announces the NA-A6000 for Sony’s exceptional mirrorless camera,
the Alpha 6000 (A6000). As the clear leader in mirrorless interchangeable
lens camera housings, Nauticam continues to bring innovative design and
engineering to this rapidly expanding segment of the photographic
community. The NA-A6000, based on the highly successful NEX series of
large sensor mirrorless cameras, should prove to be one of the best
underwater imaging tools to date.
Nauticam NA-A6000
Nauticam has more experience with mirrorless housings than any other
manufacturer, yet continues to innovate with each new release. The
pioneering features of the earlier Nauticam housings are apparent with the
simple but secure rotating housing latch and superb progressive shutter
release providing optimal “feel”. The NA-A6000 also sports some of
Nauticam’s latest technology with the re-designed port locking latch that
replicates the famous Nauticam DSLR port latch – making housing port
changes easier than ever. The new housing takes full advantage of the
Sony’s many features and allows easy one handed operation of both
command dials, video recording and EV control. The ability to activate or
lower the A6000’s built in flash is easily accessed to rapidly switch from
optically triggered strobes to ambient light photography. The tilting LCD
display is canted in housing for ideal in-water observation. The A6000
features a programmable function menu and two programmable custom
buttons, a definite step up in utility from the NEX series. This programmability
is embraced with all of these buttons readily available in the housing. For fans
of “thumb focus” (moving the autofocus from half-press of the shutter to a
button operated by the right thumb), this is fully supported as well, by setting
the camera to use the easily accessible AEL button to AF ON. Video is
easily accessed; the video button is given special treatment, being larger,
concave and red in color. For tripod use, the housing features two standard
1/4" 20 tripod holes, or is also tripod ready when using the Flexitray
W camera tray. The NA-A6000 comes standard with the Nauticam vacuum
system electronic built in. By default, it serves as a audible and visual leak
detector, but add a Nauticam M16 Vacuum Valve, (p/n# 25612) and it
becomes a vacuum check system - early warning for any problem with
watertight integrity - which means peace of mind when shooting
underwater. Each control on the housing is clearly labeled, making it easy to
learn the system. Milled from solid aluminum, the housing is rated to
100m/330ft depth, and is rugged and ready for use!
Lenses and Ports
The 16-50mm kit lens is quite versatile, and may be the only lens some
people ever need. However, unlike with a compact system that does not allow
lens changes, the A6000 supports a wide range of Sony and Zeiss lenses that
are ideal for any shooting situation, including underwater use. Nauticam
supports all of the Sony and Zeiss lenses that are suitable for underwater
use. Lenses like the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake lens, either with or without
the VCLECF1 fisheye conversion lens, or the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS allow
for full wide angle coverage, and a choice between fisheye and rectilinear.
Sony produces the E 30mm F3.5 Macro lens for fish portrait and lightweight
macro use. For hardcore macro enthusiasts, Nauticam support the Canon EFS 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, and Canon
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lenses via the Metabones adapters. The
Nauticam Super Macro converter is an ideal add on for macro enthusiasts,
providing reproduction much greater than life size with minimal distortion and
aberration.
MAGNIFYING OPTICAL VIEWFINDERS
Nauticam produces a “straight” 180º magnifying viewfinder (#32201) and a
45º angled viewfinder (#32202) that provide a bright, corner to corner view of
the A6000’s excellent EVF. A patented external dioptric adjustment allows
personal adjustment to a sharp-as-a-tack standard underwater and viewfinder
changes can be executed in less than 30 seconds without using tools.
Exceptional composition and focus accuracy have never been more
accessible. An optional LCD window (#17454), containing the viewfinder
mounting ring, is required to attach these finders.
Key NA-A6000 Features
Signature Nauticam Port Locking System:
The iconic red locking lever is right at home on the NA-A6000; lens/port
changes made quick, easy and secure.
Vacuum System: The integrated vacuum check and leak detection system
adds extra assurance of watertight integrity. Use it without an optional vacuum
valve and it serves as a audible/visual water ingress detector. Add the
vacuum valve, and get watertight integrity indication via a color coded LED
light.
EVF/LCD Switch: Switch between EVF and LCD with the flick of a switch.
And for an even better view, add the optional LCD window to utilize one of
Nauticam's legendary enhanced viewfinders!
Locking Latch: The locking latch, proven in use with thousands of housings,
is secure and easy to use.
Ergonomic Controls: Controls on the housing are designed with shooting in
mind, and each control is clearly labeled.
OPTIONAL RUBBERIZED ERGONOMIC HANDLES
The optional Nauticam Flexitray or Easitray provide a lightweight, compact
mounting solution for strobe arms and the NA-A6000 housing. Nauticam uses
a sophisticated over-mold process to produce extremely comfortable
rubberized ergonomic handgrips. The soft feel and comfortable design make
the housing easy to grip and minimize hand fatigue on long dives. Both single
and double handle configurations are available for complete customization,
and each handle can be adjusted laterally allowing the user to dial in perfect
fit.
FLASH CONNECTORS FOR INON S-TTL, AND SEA&SEA DS-TTL
Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with the NA-A6000 and a
variety of optically fired flashes. The Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, Sea & Sea
YS-01 and YS-D1 strobes provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing
the camera’s onboard flash at a proportionally greater intensity. This system
yields accurate automatic TTL flash performance – even in manual mode with no electrical sync cables to flood! The NA-A6000 comes fiber optic ready
and accepts standard Sea & Sea style bushing connections. Nauticam Fiber
Optic cables, available for both Inon and Sea&Sea strobes, provide the best
light transmission and therefore more accurate TTL of any fiber optic cable on
the market.
Strobes can be attached to the housing via optional strobe mounting balls
secured to the handles of the Nauticam accessory tray systems or a single
strobe mounting ball location on the housing. The housing also features a
cold-shoe mount for a focus light or other accessory mounting options.
NAUTICAM BUILD QUALITY Only the finest materials and cutting edge
manufacturing processes are used to make Nauticam housings. The housing
body is machined from solid aircraft grade aluminum, then hard anodized
making it impervious to salt water and provides an impressive 100 meter
depth rating. The large acrylic LCD window is treated with an anti-reflective,
scratch resistant coating. 
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