Nauticam Announces the NA-R6II

Nauticam has announced their housing for the Canon EOS R6 Mark II. It has an N120 port opening and ships with vacuum electronics (needs an optional valve). It offers fiber optic flash triggering with either manual or TTL boards. In addition, there is space for the Nauticam Mini Flash trigger.

The NA-R6II housing is shipping now, priced at $4,042.

Press release

NA-R6II Housing for Canon EOS R6 Mark II Camera

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II may look like it’s predecessor, but it offers a lot of new features attractive to underwater image makers. It has a new 24MP full frame sensor, it is capable of recording UHD 4K/60p without any crop factor internally and also supports ProRes RAW recording up to 6K to an external recorder such as the Ninja V.

Camera Specs

The Nauticam NA-R6II Housing - Now Shipping

The NA-R6II underwater housing follows suit with Nauticam’s drive for innovation and it supports both the Canon EOS R6 and R6 Mark II. A conversion kit is required for the original R6 and will be provided upon request. Like its predecessors, the NA-R6II presents shooters with the ability to use both the available legacy EF lenses via an adapter in addition to their native RF optics. To support both the legacy and native lenses, Nauticam has integrated the NA-R6II into the N120 port system. Canon’s EF to RF mount adapters can be affixed to the camera before insertion into the housing. When using the EOS R6 Mark II inside the housing with the adapter and a supported EF lens, the port and extension ring arrangement will be identical to the same setup on a Nauticam Canon N120 DSLR. With the ever growing RF lens lineup, you can also follow the dedicated N120 Canon RF port chart that is being updated and expanded with each new lens release. Please note that the Canon Control Ring and Drop-in Filter EF to EOS R adapters are not accessible within the housing.

Mission Control

Nauticam engineers are obsessed with getting the underwater image maker unfettered access to all the necessary controls, with as many within easy reach of the ergonomic rubberized handles. This Mission Control philosophy extends to the NA-R6II where a dual thumb lever and sub-lever are placed by the right handle. The dual thumb lever on the front right side activates the “M-Fn” and “Rec” buttons while the sub-lever on the right rear side corresponds to the “AF-ON” button. Near the left handle is a thumb lever for “Playback” for easy image review.

Large knurled and rubberized control dials access the camera’s “main” and “sub” command dials. The two-stage trigger allows for smooth focus and firing activation. Additional buttons for “Menu”, “Focus Point Selection” and others are also easily reached from the handles.

Flash Triggering

Flash triggering is achieved via one of two optional Flash Triggers, a manual LED trigger (PN 26305) or a TTL Flash Trigger (PN 26321 currently unavailable) that use the built-in fiber optic bulkheads with optional fiber-optic cables to trigger supported strobes. For controlling strobes that do not support fiber optic flash triggering, a variety of legacy hot-shoe flash control bulkheads are available.

Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System

The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection electronics are shipped with the NA-R6II as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory M16 vacuum valve (25625) this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.

NA-R6II Details:

Model Number: 17339
AUD Retail Price: $5,593 (inc. GST)
CNY Retail Price: ¥23,003
Euro Retail Price: €3,813 (inc. VAT)
GPB Retail Price: £3,324 (inc. VAT)
HKD Retail Price: $26,196
USD Retail Price: $4,042
Port Opening: N120
Depth Rating: 100m