Acquapazza announces housing for Sony a6300

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Acquapazza has announced their housing for the Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. It features an angled LCD window, a large port opening for compatibility with “fat” bodied lenses (including Zeiss e mount), manual focus gears and the option of both power zoom and manual focus with the Sony 16-50mm power zoom.

The APSO-A6300 housing will be available from mid July. Please consult your local dealer for prices.

Press release

ACQUAPAZZA announces the APSO-A6300.

Key Features

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APSO-A6300 is an APS-C mirrorless housing that ACQUAPAZZA has been developing for three years.

Angled LCD window.

It features an angled window for viewing the camera’s LCD screen. This feature was popular on the ACQUAPAZZA housing for the Sony NEX5. Although this is normally a more expensive option, it was possible to do so without increasing the cost of the housing.

The angled window is very convenient when taking photographs using the LCD. This is especially true when the action is quick and missing photographic opportunities is not an option. It is also a great option for capturing images of subjects that are close to the sea floor.

Wide port throat offers unique lens options.

APSO-A6300 has been designed to accommodate the camera when it is equipped with an A mount lens. Thus, the diameter or throat of the port mount is large. This allows the use of “fat” bodied lenses like the Sony FE 90 mm F2.8 Macro G OSS and ZEISS Touit 12mm f2.8 lenses. In addition, this makes mounting or changing the lens much easier.

This is a big advantage. Other company’s housings either do not offer these lens choices or mounting/changing lenses is more complicated.

For example, when removing a camera with a wide lens from the APSO-A6300 housing you simply open the rear door and remove it.

With other housings, it is necessary to remove the port, dismount the lens, open the rear door and then remove the camera. In essence, this adds three additional operations. Of course, this is additionally complicated as it is required even to exchange camera batteries or memory cards and especially so if you forget to do so and have to repeat the process!

Power zoom and manual focus with Sony 16-50mm lens

In many markets, the a6300 is sold with the Sony SELP1650 16-50mm power zoom as a kit. ACQUAPAZZA offer the option of being able to use both the power zoom and manual focus with this lens simultaneously.

Aluminum housing latch.

Many housings have latches made of plastic. As this part is crucial to ensure that the housing closes properly and hence keep the camera kept dry, ACQUAPAZZA makes it from aluminum. This will ensure both ease of use and long life.

8mm diameter buttons.

Buttons on the APSO-A6300 have an 8mm diameter. This makes them easier to use, even at depth or while wearing thick gloves.