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SONY A7S III in Nauticam housing NA-A7R IV ?

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Is the new SONY A7S III suitable for housing NAUTICAM NA-A7R IV #17423 ?

I know that the body sizes A7R IV and A7S III are slightly different, but a detailed study of this question and Nauticam's evasive answers leave hope that this is potentially possible.

 ... for example, by creating a new platform that is screwed to the bottom of the camera before installing it in the housing...

 

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Hello, Nauticam is releasing a new housing for the A7SIII in October. Marc

Thanks, I know about this, but I would like to use the A7S iii in the housing I have.


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The cameras look near identical - but is it near enough?  critical dimensions will be view finder and lens mount placement.  Your photos indicate they are close maybe the SIII viewfinder is a touch higher?  Other than that a couple of buttons appear to have swapped locations -one being the video button which may be less convenient to reach.  You might have a mm or two leeway with buttons that are pressed, probably less on dials turned by fiction wheels. 

I would suggest that the only way to find out for sure would be to try it in your housing.  Nauticam are going to be cautious in saying if it will or won't work I would think.  Do you have a friendly camera store nearby?

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The cameras look near identical - but is it near enough?  critical dimensions will be view finder and lens mount placement.  Your photos indicate they are close maybe the SIII viewfinder is a touch higher?  Other than that a couple of buttons appear to have swapped locations -one being the video button which may be less convenient to reach.  You might have a mm or two leeway with buttons that are pressed, probably less on dials turned by fiction wheels. 
I would suggest that the only way to find out for sure would be to try it in your housing.  Nauticam are going to be cautious in saying if it will or won't work I would think.  Do you have a friendly camera store nearby?

unfortunately I don't have a7s iii ... otherwise I wouldn't ask a question here .... maybe someone can check and answer .... I think that many are interested in this


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11 hours ago, andreysavin said:


unfortunately I don't have a7s iii ... otherwise I wouldn't ask a question here .... maybe someone can check and answer .... I think that many are interested in this


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Yes I gathered that - but it's only been out a couple of months someone might have tried it out.

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Hi, I'm new to wetpixel. I have both the A7r4 and A7s3 bodies. Been shooting UW video with a Sony RX100 Vii with Nauticam housing for a year or more and plan to upgrade to theA7s3. When I talked with Nauticam 2 weeks ago they felt the Nauticam housing for the A7r4 would not work with the A7s3 body. On a close visual inspection the Video trigger on the A7s3 looks to be ever so slightly larger than the C1 button (Same location) on the A7r4. It really looks like the 2 bodies are the same size, but I don't really have a way to measure to the degree I think is needed for assurances. Also the ports on the left side are different on each camera body if you were going to connect something external that can be a factor. 

Anyway I'm about to pull the trigger on the Nauticam A7s3 housing as soon as I get comfortable on the lens and port configuration that suits me best. When I do have the housing (Available but on backorder for 2-3 weeks) I will be able to physically put the bodies into the A7s3 housing and see what shakes.

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