Nauticam Reveals Housing for the Nikon Z8

It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Nikon unveiled the brand new Z8, however Nauticam has already introduced that its underwater housing for the full-frame mirrorless digital camera is offered for pre-order—and can start delivery subsequent month! Simply because the Z8 is considerably smaller than the Z9, Nauticam’s new NA-Z8 housing seems to be similar to housings for cameras with a smaller type issue that compete with the Z8, such because the NA-A7RV for the Sony a7R V and the NA-R5 for the Canon EOS R5.

As normal with Nauticam, ergonomic design is foremost, and also you get all vital controls inside straightforward attain of the built-in handles; and you’ve got the choice of pairing the housing with any of Nauticam’s in depth line of “water contact optics,” together with the WACP-1 and WACP-C extensive angle conversion lenses, and the SMC-1 and SMC-2 close-up lenses. You can even use each native Z-mount lenses and legacy F-mount lenses through Nikon’s FTZ adapter. Like Nauticam’s housing for the Z9, the NA-Z8 options an M24 bulkhead for hooking up an exterior monitor/recorder just like the Atomos Ninja V/Ninja V+ through HDMI 2.0.

The NA-Z8 has an MSRP of $4,832 and may be pre-ordered now from retailers comparable to Backscatter.


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Introducing NA-Z8


The thrill for the Nikon Z8 rivals that of the discharge of the Nikon D850. Nikon shooters have been eagerly ready for what this “mini” Z9. The D850 lengthy dominated the Nikon roost for unimaginable picture high quality, superb autofocus and a large dynamic vary all in a high-resolution bundle. Whereas the Z6/7 and Z9 have bracketed the spectrum of specs, the Z8 is the system that many D850 shooters have been ready for.

The Nikon Z8 contains a 45.7MP stacked CMOS sensor that’s delivers unimaginable nonetheless and shifting picture efficiency. The Z8’s digital shutter means true zero blackout steady capturing when utilizing the digital camera’s EVF and the wide selection of autofocus choices insure there’s the proper mode for each state of affairs.

For video shooters, the Z8 can seize as much as 8K/60p or oversampled 4K/120p internally of their ultra-efficient 12-bit N-RAW format or a wide range of ProRes codecs together with ProRes RAW. The Z8 additionally provides pro-level video options comparable to a waveform monitor, focus peaking, and the power to fantastic tune ISO at 1/6EV steps. There’s additionally a handy ‘Video Information Show’ and Pink Report Border.


The Nauticam NA-Z8 is essentially the most intuitive and dependable underwater housing out there for the Nikon Z8. Constructing on the profitable and field-tested designs for the NA-Z6/7 and Z9 housings the NA-Z8 embodies Nauticam’s Mission Management design philosophy inserting important controls inside straightforward attain of the bolstered molded handles.

F and Z Mount Appropriate

The NA-Z8 underwater housing for the Nikon Z8 makes use of the N120 Port System for Z-mount full-frame lenses. Nevertheless, the NA-Z8 can be designed to accommodate using F-mount lenses, due to the FTZ adapter. This permits the identical port configuration as discovered on an F-mount DSLR system just like the NA-D6 or NA-D850.

The NA-Z8 housing is provided with handy lens launch buttons for each F and Z mounts, making lens modifications a breeze, whatever the lens platform. You’ll be able to shortly and simply change between totally different lenses with out having to take away the digital camera from the housing, besides when putting in or eradicating the FTZ adapter.

Enhanced Viewfinders

Digital viewfinders are continuously reaching increased decision and higher dynamic vary and the Z8 contains a 3690k-dot OLED 0.5″ viewfinder. Pair the Z8’s EVF with Nauticam’s Full Body Enhanced Viewfinders for unrestricted viewing of the whole EVF in both a straight or angled configuration. The added working distance from the again of the housing makes for a extra comfy and pure place underwater. Edge to edge visibility and a dioptric adjustment make for simpler composition and tack-sharp focus.

Premium Skilled Optics

Nauticam’s lineup of optics insure the sharpest, most pure trying pictures underwater whether or not it is super-macro or wide-angle. The WACP-1 Vast Angle Conversion Lens works flawlessly with the Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens to ship a formidable 130º field-of-view at 28mm and 83º at 48mm. A ~0″ minimal focus distance and small entrance aspect makes composition and lighting even simpler. These on the lookout for a extra compact system can use the brand new WACP-C with the Sony SEL2870 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens plus the Megadap ETZ 21 adapter which delivers full zoom by and a 130º to 59º field-of-view.

Need larger than 1:1 magnification with unmatched sharpness? The SMC-1 and SMC-2 present 2.2x and three.6x magnification respectively with the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro lens and may be simply mounted with the Nauticam flips system permitting for quick deployment in addition to safe and correct placement of the optic.

HDMI Output

The Nikon Z8 guarantees clear full-resolution HDMI output utilizing an HDMI kind A connector and the NA-Z8 options an M24 bulkhead that may accommodate an HDMI 2.0 connection to a monitor/recorder such because the Atomos Ninja5+ within the NA-Ninja5 housing.

Built-in Vacuum Verify and Leak Detection System

The Nauticam vacuum test and leak detection system is shipped with NA-Z8 as customary tools. Mixed with an adjunct vacuum valve (PN 25624), this monitoring system supplies fixed updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive standing of the housing. A easy colour coded LED lighting system lets the consumer know that the vacuum is stable, or that the housing is shedding vacuum. Leak detection is constructed into the identical circuit, so if there may be water intrusion, an audible and visible indication will happen. The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms brought on by a change in outdoors temperature, or from a digital camera heating up on an motion packed dive.




Unveiled on the very first Nauticam DSLR housing in 2009, this locking lever has develop into a signature of the Nauticam model. No twisting or threading motion is required to mount a port, and it locks securely in place with this lever. Nauticam additionally gives locking port extensions, which means a dome won’t ever twist, even when used with an extended extension ring.



The trade’s best to make use of housing closure system, requiring little or no hand energy to function, secures the housing again in place. The latches are safely locked to stop unintended opening, however are straightforward to open when wanted for a fast battery or reminiscence card change.



Nauticam engineers pleasure themselves on giving the underwater image-maker unparalleled entry to the important publicity controls from inside straightforward attain of their housing’s handles, making the ergonomic handles of the housing their Mission Management.



Mannequin Quantity: 17229

USA Retail Value: $4,832

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