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Sorry if I'm hijacking this post but has anyone bought, or has used the new Aquatica monitor yet and if so how does it compare.

Again sorry if im hijacking.

They were supposed to send me a demo unit to review but haven’t heard back

 

 

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Thus far other than the initial launch I cant find much about them... starting to think the 502 and nauticam may be the best option

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Hey,

 

I’ve had the prototype of the Aquatica 5HD monitor since March and been getting to grips with it a fair bit. It’s the first monitor I’ve used underwater or otherwise but generally I’m very pleased. In fact, I’m now at the stage of “How did I ever live without a monitor?!!”

 

I find the focus peaking and histogram display most useful as well as the obvious 5.7” inch screen for ease of composition. Up until now I’ve been using it with my D850 which has gone well, but I’m shortly going to using it exclusively with the Nikon Z6 & 7 when the Aquatica housing arrives later next week. I think the monitor will pair very well with these cameras and their phase detect hybrid auto focus systems.

 

A point worth noting is this a monitor only and not an external recorder. But as far as I’m concerned, the price point is good and it works really well. It’s made my transition from shooting only stills into shooting video as well very pain free.

 

Happy to answer any more questions about it.

 

Cheers,

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The Aquatica monitor is not even close to the Shinobi specs and functions and there are almost indentical inprice with the Nauticam housing and Ninja V. I cant see how the Aquatica is a better option.

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Sorry if I'm hijacking this post but has anyone bought, or has used the new Aquatica monitor yet and if so how does it compare.

Again sorry if im hijacking.

 

I purchased the Aquatica 5HD Monitor three weeks ago and have nothing to say but positive feedback for the product. I recently used it for videography and photography on a dive trip to Newfoundland and found it incredibly useful for both applications. The unit fits perfectly above my AGH5 housing and doesn't add any negative buoyancy to my camera setup.

 

I thought I may have difficulty pulling off vertical photos with the monitor, but with the correct length of arms it doesn't get in the way when changing the lightening positioning. It is also highly effective for getting nice close up shots with the amount of vision the monitor provides.

 

Over all, I'm very impressed with 5HD monitor and would highly recommend it!

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Nauticam offers trade in if you buy a ninja V or flame housing as I understanding it

The original housing cant be modified

 

 

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Could you please let me know more info about this program? Has anyone traded theirs with the newer model yet?

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Richard can they modify the original housing or need a new one to upgrade to version V?

 

Sorry for the delay in answering. :( You will need to replace the NA-GH5 with the NA-GH5SV to obtain access to the new M24 port - no modifications available. At this time I don't believe there is any trade-in options going forward.

 

 

 

Could you please let me know more info about this program? Has anyone traded theirs with the newer model yet?

 

 

I've now upgraded to the GH5SV housing and I've had my existing (NA-FLAME) Inferno housing modified by Nauticam to the new M24 port - it required re-drilling and anodising to access the M24 port connector, I now have access to the newer / stronger Nauticam HDMI cables and they are easy to remove for transport and replacement.

 

Kudos to Nauticam on the new cabling - they have a longer warranty on them too!

 

I now also gain the ability to use 10bit @ 4K60 to ProRes with the GH5 / GH5s - however that wasn't my primary goal (as I have a RAW enabled BMPCC4K) - my goal was to get the bigger port and more robust cabling.

 

I am not sure what upgrade programs are in-place worldwide, you will need to speak with your local Nauticam Rep, as different regions may provide different options, but I don't believe there is any straight NA-GH5 > NA-GH5SV upgrade paths.

 

Looks slowed down or is my impression?

He can fin very steadily but looks way to slow

 

Agreed it looks slowed down - Looks like the standard 60P down to 30P (or 24P) trick.

 

Nice thou!

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From what I understand you get a £500 trade in discount if you buy the new GH5V and Ninja flame housing which to be honest is not really worth it

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