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This new Nauticam Underwater Housing For Nikon D600 sports many of the cutting edge features Nauticam introduced on the NA-D4 and NA-D800 in a smaller, lighter, and less expensive package. The award winning ergonomics of previous housings have been retained with subtle refinements and D600 specific details engineered for maximum performance in the undersea environment.
Once again, Nauticam has led the underwater photography industry by being the first to deliver a fully refined housing for the Nikon D600. Nikon designed the D600 to appeal to every enthusiast or pro who longed for a compact, friendly and affordable full frame camera. Nauticam has engineered the NA-D600 housing so that it is equally friendly and compact, but has every ounce of rugged reliability and features that pros demand. Holding the nicely proportioned NA-D600 by the comfortable rubberized grips; it seems impossible that a 24mp full frame camera resides inside that is capable of out-resolving every camera in it’s class save its bigger brother: the D800.
With every new housing it engineers, Nauticam continues to improve on what is already the most ergonomic control layout in the industry. Building on this tradition, the NA-D600 incorporates dual paddle assemblies for right and left thumb. These paddles instantly access key features: Video Record and AE-L/AF-L on the right and Playback and ISO on the left. Most photographers will quickly activate them by feel while never releasing grip or looking away from the viewfinder. The housing is also clearly designed to embrace both the still and video shooter and switching back and forth is intuitive and near seamless with the live view (LV) button and live view selector.
Nauticam has pioneered a new release (drive) mode control utilizing the D600’s ability to lock shooting modes. This control functions independent of the exposure mode dial that it sits beneath on the camera body. Being able to shift into the D600’s quiet mode (much quieter than the D800/D4) and lock it could be a real boon for pelagic shooters close to shy subjects. Front and rear command dials are larger and easier to engage than ever before — even with gloves.
Every aspect of the NA-D600 housing has evolved to get photographers off the boat and into the water faster and easier than ever before. For great photography, a diver’s time should be spent taking pictures, not struggling with controls before or during the dive. Camera installation has never been easier, with almost no preparation required. The patented lever actuated port lock is the standard by which others are measured. The award winning housing latches are tool free and require no excessive strength. Viewfinder exchanges require seconds, not minutes. Most functions are accessed while never releasing grip on the handles. But Nauticam’s virtuosity does end on the design table — every housing model must prove itself in the most rigorous environments on earth. The NA-D600 will perform with the same ease and elegance at 100 meters in the Bering Sea as fashion shoot in a 4 meter pool.
Nauticam has pioneered numerous engineering breakthroughs in previous housings that have been integrated into NA-D600. The Locking Latch System has received acclaim worldwide for its ease and functionality. These recessed latches are equipped with safety locks to eliminate accidental opening, yet require minimal hands strength to operate, and they will not pinch fingers like stainless steel buckles can.
Port changes have never been simpler than utilizing the Patented Nauticam Locking Port Release. No wrestling, no twisting, no misalignment — just seat and lock. Lens changes are also easily accomplished without removing the camera from the housing via the lens release button logically accessed on the housing front. The lightweight, rugged Nauticam handles are generously contoured with a durable over-mold process of comfortable non-slip soft touch rubber. Virtually any hand size can be accommodated with spacers available for cold-water glove use.
All Nauticam housings are machined from a solid block of seawater resistant aluminum alloy and then hard anodized making them impervious to corrosion. Hardware is marine grade stainless steel. Clear acrylic windows are protected with a scratch resistant coating.
Patented Locking Port Release Lever
Sensitive Two Stage Shutter Release Lever
Optical Strobe Connectors
Rubberized Ergonomic Grips
1 Customizable Accessory Ports (allowing use of optional Nikonos, S6, or Ikelite Strobe Connectors, Hydrophone, Video Out, or Remote Control Connectors)
Embossed Control Function Labels
Quick Release Camera Mounting Shoe
Lens Release Button
Four Strobe & Accessory Base Mounting Locations
Complete Access to All Key Camera Controls
Stainless Steel Support Brackets for Handles
.66x Optical Pickup Finder (Enhanced 180 deg and 45 deg Viewfinders with External Diopter Adjustment optional)
Audible and Visual Leak Alarm
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