Nauticam has announced the release of a 45° viewfinder. It provides a full view of the camera’s finder at 1:1 magnification and has a diopter adjustment, accessible via an external knob, to allow for different eyesight.
The viewfinder can be installed and uninstalled in Nauticam housings without tools and can be used with Ikelite, Aquatica, Sea & Sea and Nexus housings via the use of special adaptors. It will be available in the next three to four weeks, and the price will be in the region of $1,000. Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard has been using an early production unit and will be adding a review soon, so please check back.
Nauticam 45° viewfinder.
The enhanced 45° viewfinder is another new addition to your housing; it is able to provide a bright, clear and undistorted 1:1 image of the camera’s finder and is most advantageous for precise focusing and artistic composition.
Long-sighted or short-sighted? The viewfinder features an external knob for eyesight compensation; hassle-free diopter adjustment can now be easily performed even when you are underwater, no disassembling of the viewfinder is necessary. The viewfinder also features a 360° rotating viewfinder body to suit different view angle.
The casing is made of anodised aluminium, all lenses and prisms in the viewfinder are precisely ground and multi - layer coated to ensure optimum light transmission and no distortion.
With Nauticam housings, it is simple to switch between the standard 0.66x and our two patented viewfinder and with our specially designed adaptors, it can also be used on Ikelite, Aquatica, Sea & Sea and Nexus housings.
Depth rating: 100m.
- Casing body: Anodised aluminum alloy.
- Optical glass: F4/K9 with enhance multi-layer anti-reflective coating.
- Prism : With enhance multi-layer anti-reflective coating.