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Nauticam NA-650D Underwater Housing for Canon 650D/700D EOS Rebel T4i/T5i DSLR Camera
Every housing control is conceived to make shooting the T4i/T5i easy. The Av button is assigned to a switch – just flip the switch and the housing holds the button down, making it easy to change settings. New on the Nauticam NA-650D for Canon 650D/700D underwater housing - the size and shape of the command dial has been changed to make the housing easier to use when diving with thick gloves.
The T4i/T5i now incorporates the movie mode switch into the on-off switch of the camera. The housing fully supports this by offering a concentric dial control with a pickup for the on-off-movie switch. To make things even easier, the housing features a small window to help align the switch pickup. The net result is that it is easier than ever to shoot 1080p 30fps HD video – just turn the dial to go to movie mode and press the start button.
Rubberized handles put the user’s hands in just the right position for comfortable shooting, such that all key controls are within easy reach. While never releasing grip, the right forefinger activates Nauticam’s patented two-stage shutter. The right thumb can quickly activate a double paddle lever assembly engaging the record function on top and the “star” (*) button on the bottom lever. The * button is familiar to Canon shooters – it can be programmed for different combinations of auto focus activation (AF), auto focus lock (AF Lock), exposure activation (AE), and exposure lock (AE Lock). For many underwater shooters, the * button is used for “thumb focus”, meaning that focus is only performed when the * button is pressed. The Nauticam designers placed the * button lever so that it can easily be reached with the thumb, without removing the index finger from the shutter release.
The camera controls such as Set, Quick, Playback, White Balance, Drive Mode, AF Mode, and Picture Styles are all brought to within easy reach of the right hand. The focus point selection button is an easy reach for most hands, making selection of focus points fast and efficient. A lever accessing ISO is located for fingertip control at the right thumb. ISO is important when shooting movie clips with a digital SLR as the primary exposure control, and this lever means easy access to allow for quick exposure changes.
The Best Standard Features in the Business
The patented housing Locking Latch System has received acclaim worldwide for its ease and functionality. These recessed latches are equipped with safety locks, reduce bulk and require minimal physical effort to engage and release.
Port changes have never been simpler than utilizing the Patented Nauticam Locking Port Release. No wrestling, no twisting, no misalignment - just seat and lock. Lens changes are also easily accomplished without removing the camera from the housing with the lens release button logically accessed on the housing front.
All Nauticam housings are machined from a solid block of seawater resistant aluminum alloy and then hard anodized making them impervious to corrosion. Hardware is marine grade stainless steel. Clear acrylic windows are protected with a scratch resistant coating.
Lighting control is key to any successful underwater photography system. The NA-650D housing is fiber optic ready with two secure threaded FO synch connectors. The Nauticam system fiber optic cables are compatible with Inon S-TTL and Sea & Sea DS-TTL and provide excellent results with a number of these manufacturer’s strobes with no electrical connections to flood.
Supports the new Canon 700D Rebel T5i camera also!
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