Aquatica has released details of their A1D-C/X housing for the Canon EOS-1D C and 1D X cameras. It features a redesigned zoom/focus gear and is shipping with the company’s pressure leak detection “check” circuitry. In addition, it has 5 bulkheads, two of which are occupied with Nikonos or Ikelite connectors as standard.
The housing is only available from Samy’s Camera in the U.S.A. and is retailing at $4,599.
AQUATICA DIGITAL ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF A1D-C/X HOUSING FOR THE CANON EOS 1D C AND 1D X
Montreal, QC. – In collaboration with Samy’s Camera, Aquatica Digital is pleased to announce the release of their A1D-C/X housing, the latest in its fine line of precision crafted aluminum housings. Canon’s flagship 1D C and 1D X cameras are professional imaging tools with equally impressive still and video capabilities. With customized controls, next generation lens gear system and uncompromised viewing, Aquatica’s new A1D-C/X housing puts the 1D X and 1D C into the hands of photographers shooting in the world’s most demanding underwater environments.
The housing is priced competitively at USD $4,599.95.
ABOUT THE AQUATICA A1D-C/X HOUSING
Housings built with quality
This new Aquatica housing, like all housings we make, is milled from a solid block of 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum, it is black anodized and then for further protection, a resistant polyester electrostatic powder coat paint is added. This ensures that your investment will last a lifetime. The A1D-C/X is also optimized for video shooters to take advantage of these cameras broadcast quality (1D-C: 4K cinematic quality video, and 1D-X: 1920 x 1080 HD video capture) HD video functions. All video controls are designed for easy reach and smooth operation through the housing.
This includes a next-generation lens gearing system with a smaller housing pinion gear and a larger lens gear, allowing for a much smoother action while zooming in a video sequence. The Aquatica quick release tray delivers smooth and precise positioning of￼ the camera in the housing and allows the user to insert and remove the camera using a simple push tab. The zoom /focus pinion gear and lens release lever also pull out so that the camera can be removed from the back while keeping a lens and zoom gear attached.
The video record on/off control lever is perfectly located on the right side of the housing. This lever is easily controlled with the thumb using a slight forward motion. All push buttons are made from high quality type 304 stainless steel and operate smoothly for an natural feel and intuitive operation.
1. PRESSURE “CHECK” CIRCUITRY AND LEAK ALARM: ALL IN ONE.
The A1D-C/X will ship with our new atmospheric pressure sensitive circuitry and leak alarm. This advanced Aquatica circuit has a temperature compensation included, so any change in ambient temperature or changes in the internal temperature will not cause an incorrect reading. The onboard start actuating button is for the vacuum only; your alarm is always on. The A1D-C/X housing will ship with a bulkhead opening for future and easy installation of the optional vacuum valves.
This new Aquatica vacuum/alarm system is the most advanced on the market today:
* Easy user installation.
* Intelligent use of LED technology.
* Onboard start actuation button.
In one simple glance, the underwater photographer can be assured that the housing has water-tight integrity before, during and after the dive.
MORE ABOUT THE HOUSING’S UNIQUE FEATURES
Three bulkhead access holes are provided to accept multiple external accessories such as our remote trigger (# 19304), Water Wizard external radio transceiver housing, external monitors and/or other accessories. Aquatica also boasts the most comprehensive selection of easily interchangeable strobe connectors in the industry.
The 20075-NK includes two of the classic 5-pin Nikonos connectors and the 20075-KM is supplied with a time proven 5-pin Ikelite connector. Aquatica standard strobe connectors are also now replaceable in the field without the need for specialized tools.
2. PROVEN AQUATICA PERFORMANCE.
Aquatica’s more than 30 years of expertise have helped craft the A1D-C/X’s ergonomic design. It’s a design strongly influenced by professional image makers from around the world who work and consult with us. The result is an unparalleled attention to detail and expertly crafted solutions.
Aquatica housings include our own exceptional Galileo-type eye piece. This high quality and coated optical finder gives a bright and full view of the Aqua View and Aqua View 45 finder. For those who need the ultimate in still image viewing, the optional Aqua View delivers second-to-none clarity; it provides the photographer with tack sharp corner to corner viewing for composing and critical focusing.
The A1D-C/X also retains our trademark molded grips, the industry standard of comfort for the last 25 years. They are lightweight, and made of one piece so they never come unglued or corrode. Both grips have threaded mounting holes ready to accept the popular mounting bracket of our TLC system and are compatible with most current strobes and lighting arms on the market. An extra mounting point for a focus/video light or other accessories is included on top of the housing and three additional mounting points are provided under the housing for various brackets, supports or tripods. Of course, the A1D-C/X housing is an integral part of one of the most established and comprehensive port and accessories system of the industry. Aquatica’s port system has been a stable platform for more than 20 years and remains one of the most reliable and popular designs on the market.
The durability of Aquatica housings is legendary. The lightweight A1D-C/X benefits from the finest material available in the metallurgic industry and is carefully crafted from a selected alloy of aircraft-grade aluminum. This housing still has the same standard 90m/300ft depth rating and can be upgraded to a 130m/425ft depth rating. Its knurled knobs and oversized controls mean easy operation in all conditions. ￼
Depth Rating:90m/300ft (upgradeable to 130m/425ft)
Dimensions: Height: 8,49” / Depth: 5,3”
Width: No grips: 8,63” / With grips: 13,03”
Weight (with grips attached): 8,5 lbs
- Ergonomically optimized for diving conditions.
- Oversized knurled controls knobs.
- Sturdy comfortable grips.
- Extended shutter release.
- Port lock mechanism.
- Lens release mechanism.
- Standard high quality Galileo Optical Eye piece.
- Dual sacrificial anodes (front and rear mounted).
- 5 accessory bulkhead entry points
Construction of shell:
- 6061 T6 Marine Grade aluminum.
- Anodized to MILA-8625 (type 2, Class 2 specification).
- Powder coated with certified A.A.M.A. 2603-98 Polyester coating.
Baked at 177c/350F (specification ASTM D2794).
Control shafts and push pins:
- Type 304 marine grade Stainless steel.
- All shaft double sealed with double O-rings.
All push pins sealed with quad rings.
Mounting points for strobes arms, lighting fixtures and/or tripod.
- 5 standard ¼”-20 threaded holes, two on each hand grips and one centered on top of the housing.
- 3 standard ¼”-20 threaded holes located at the base of the housing.
Retail price USD $4,599.
DISTRIBUTED EXCLUSIVELY IN NORTH AMERICA BY SAMY’S CAMERA.
Since being founded in 1982, Aquatica designs and manufactures products of fine Canadian quality aluminum housings for underwater photography.
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