I think there are as much interesting subjects underwater as there are above ground. And despite how feature-filled DSLRs already are, you still won’t find one that’s inherently waterproof right out of the box. Kurtis Hough was able to illustrate the water sensitivity of these shooters was unintentionally when he showed how he lost $2,400 in 24 seconds–which I’m sure is something that you wouldn’t want to experience with your own camera.
If you’re planning on doing some underwater shooting, then it’s time to look at the available underwater housing for your DSLR. Let’s start with those who have the Nikon V1 compact DSLR.
Nauticam recently announced the NA-V1 underwater housing that’s meant for use with Nikon’s revolutionary line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The NA-V1 can accommodate an external SB-N5 flash unit and is able to support the the Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/2.5-5.6 and the Nikkor 10mm f/2 lens.
The NA-V1 comes with a locking rotary latch with a safety release button that must be pressed in order to open housing’s back to prevent the accidental opening of the housing. It is also fitted with rubberized ergonomic hand grips, minimizing hand fatigue especially on long dives or shoots.
- Depth Rating: 100m
- 184mm x 167mm x 102mm
- Weight: 1.3kg (2.9 lbs.)
- Model Number: 17207
- USA Retail Price: $1650
- Estimated Shipping Date: Jan 31, 2012