It looks like the Aquatech DC5-V3 and Nauticam NA-5DMKIII are welcoming a new member to the Canon 5D Mark III underwater housing club. Aquatica is the latest company to join the party by announcing their new A5D Mk III underwater housing for the 5D Mark III DSLR camera.
Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:
The Aquatica A5D Mk III housing still benefits from the finest material available in the industry. Carefully crafted from a selected alloy of aircraft grade aluminum and premium grade of stainless steel, the housing is machined on the latest 5 axis computer assisted machines. it is then protected by anodizing to North American military specification for further protection, Aquatica provides corrosion inhibiting zinc anodes as standard equipment and coats their housing with a baked on, tough as nail, powder coating. This extra level of protection does make a huge difference as can be seen on some Aquatica housings that even with over 1,500 dive on them, still look as fresh as the day they came out of the box. This housing is made for the hard working professional in mind, one who truly understands reliability in the field.
Aside from having a depth rating of 90 meters (or 300 feet), the Aquatech team has designed a new camera tray for the A5D Mk III that makes for smooth and precise positioning of the camera. It also features three additional bulkheads, AF-ON & star button access, Galileo type eye piece, and state-of-the-art 9.25-inch BK-7 coated glass dome. You can also upgrade the depth rating of the A5D Mk III to 130 meters (or 425 feet).
The Aquatica A5D Mk III’s suggested retail price is around $3,199 – which is currently positioned somewhere between Aquatech’s DC5-V3 ($1895) and Nauticam’s NA-5DMKIII ($3,600).[Photorumors]