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NA-EM5II housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 II camera

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Price:
£1,340.00 (inc VAT) £1,116.67 (exc VAT)
SKU:
17809
Weight:
3,000.00 Grams
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Product Description

Camera and port are not included

The new feature Multi-Shot Hi Res Photo Mode allows the camera to capture a 40 Megapixel image using the 16 Megapixel sensor. What Olympus has done here is take advantage of the in camera stabilization mechanism to move the sensor while the camera records the image 8 times.  These 8 exposure and melded together into a single 40 Megapixel image, producing a higher resolution result with less noise.  These multiple exposures take time, so this trick does not work for moving subjects or for handheld shots. This feature is unlikely to apply to underwater photography, but it is certainly interesting. 

One of the hallmarks of the m4/3 format is an extensive selection of quality lenses - many well suited for use in an underwater housing. A new series of moisture sealed Olympus lenses are debuting including the nicely finished 12mm-50mm power zoom kit lens. This is an attractive option for underwater use covering a useful range for fish portraiture and 1:2 macro with the barrel activated macro switch engaged. Serious macro shooters will also appreciate the soon-to-be released 60mm macro lens joining the current highly regarded Panasonic Lumix 45mm macro lens. 

Nauticam has more experience creating underwater housings for compact mirrorless cameras than any other manufacturer in the world. As the Olympus OM-D E-M5 represents a new standard of performance in the popular m4/3 format, Nauticam sought to create a housing that would exploit this new level of capability to the fullest. Designed by underwater photographers to maximize the essential features most important in these specialized circumstances, the new NA-EM5II meets and exceeds expectations in virtually every regard.

All Nauticam housings are designed for ease of use and maintenance and the NA-EM5II builds on this solid foundation. The groundbreaking features of previous housings are present such as the effortless (but secure) single rotating housing latch, rugged machined aluminum case, 100 meter depth rating and the patented port latching system. A new rear mounted housing o-ring makes maintenance easier than ever, while a threaded bulkhead port allows for an HDMI or electrical strobe synch bulkhead installation – advanced features often omitted by mirrorless housing manufacturers. Of course dual fiber optic synch ports are standard and take advantage of the supplied Olympus accessory flash. 

To make the most of the E-M5’s excellent EVF (electronic view finder), Nauticam has crafted an optional rear acrylic display window that encompasses a mount for installation of Nauticam’s acclaimed 45º and 180º magnified view finders for the ultimate in composition and focus ability.

 

Leak Detection

The Nauticam vacuum leak detection electronics are included!  Add your preference of Nauticam 16mm vacuum valve to take advantage of this advanced technology.   

All controls on the NA-EM5II are engineered for optimal ergonomics. The Olympus Main and Sub dials are easily reached by thumb or forefinger with no need to release grip on the housing while adjusting aperture and shutter speed.  The important Fn1 and Fn2 buttons are just as easy to reach and can be programmed for a multitude of functions. A few of the useful settings are AF Lock, One-touch White Balance, Manual Focus, ISO and Exposure Compensation. Switching between LV and the EVF is a snap and a quick press of the Info button can show or hide Olympus’ new LV super control panel on the OLED screen for quick access to many critical settings. The mode dial can easily be turned through the typical P, A, S, M, Movie mode and some “easy shooting modes”. Controls need to offer a proper “feel” and Nauticam’s patented two-stage lever shutter release allows for natural, precise focus and shutter release activation. Every one of the features on the new NA-EM5 is engineered to the same exacting tolerances of Nauticam’s now famous line of DSLR housings. That quality will surely be reflected in every picture taken with this remarkably powerful imaging system.

A big part of the Micro Four Thirds format’s popularity is a great lens selection for both topside and underwater.  Nauticam manufactures an extensive line of compact ports to accommodate many of the best lenses for m4/3. Lenses that are particularly well suited for underwater use include the Panasonic 8mm fisheye, Panasonic 7-14mm, Olympus 9-18mm, Panasonic 14mm, Olympus 14-42, Panasonic 14-42mm, Panasonic 45mm macro, 60mm macro (upcoming), new Olympus 12-50 w/ macro supported by a special new Nauticam Port for Power Zoom and Macro Switch.

Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with Nauticam housings and a variety of optically fired flashes.  Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, strobes provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s onboard flash at a proportionally greater intensity.  This system yields accurate TTL flash performance with no electrical sync cables to flood! Electronic sync cables will also supported via an optional bulkhead for Nikonos style connectors. 

Strobes can be attached to the housing via optional strobe mounting balls on the handles or a single strobe mounting ball point on the housing. The housing also features a cold-shoe mount for even more mounting options.

 

Optional accessories available:

Specifications

  • Depth Rating:  100m / 328 feet
  • 191mm x 166mm x 102mm   7.6 x 6.5 x 4 inch
  • Weight: 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs.)

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