Aquatica Shipping Case for Nikon Z6 II/Z7 II
Aquatica now delivers its housing for the Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II. Mark II models feature more capable Expeed 6 processors, increasing both continuous shooting speed and buffer size, improving autofocus and giving cameras the ability to capture 4K/60p internally.
The AZ6/7 II housing is machined from aluminum, hard anodized and finished with a durable powder coat paint. Spring-loaded, self-centering controls allow for quick and easy camera setup, and there’s support for Z-mount lenses and F-mount lenses via Nikon’s FTZ adapter, with dual triggers. separate lens for each mount. Camera controls are accessed using buttons, dials and levers ergonomically arranged around the integrated handles. This includes the AF-ON lever near the right thumb and the “+/–” zoom buttons near the left thumb.
The housing comes with Aquatica’s Surveyor system – a humidity alarm, vacuum valve and pump – which allows you to create a vacuum inside the housing and monitor the integrity of the seal, as well as receiving audible and visual feedback if moisture is detected during a dive. Available from retailers such as Backscatter, the AZ6/7 II enclosure is priced at $3,200 and is now available in three different configurations: with two Nikonos bulkheads, with two fiber optic bulkheads, or with a single Ikelite bulkhead.
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AZ6/7 II housing for Nikon Z6II and Z7II mirrorless cameras!
In our never-ending quest to provide the best and latest equipment possible for the underwater photographer/videographer, we offer our housing for the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera! Continuing Aquatica’s reputation for superior quality and affordability, the AZ6/7 II enclosure offers the best in ergonomics and control accessibility combined with the famous ruggedness of our all-aluminum construction and distinctive hardcoat.
The Nikon Z6/7 II mirrorless cameras are one of Nikon’s entries into the growing mirrorless camera market. Essentially mirrorless versions of the Nikon D850 and D750, these cameras follow the trend of most major manufacturers adopting mirrorless for their main pro/consumer offerings. Both camera bodies have an identical control layout, allowing Aquatica to use one housing for both cameras. The main difference between the 2 cameras would be that the Z6 II uses a 24MP full-frame sensor and the Z7 II has a 45MP sensor. Both cameras capture 4K video although the Z6 creates upsampled 24MP footage while the Z7 uses a DX cropped Super35 mode. The cameras have a new Z-mount system to support the new range of Z-mount lenses; however, Nikon created the Mount Adapter FTZ to allow owners of traditional Nikkor F-Mount lenses to use these newer cameras.
About the accommodation
As you would expect with all Aquatica enclosures, it is CNC machined from 6061 T6 aluminum with a MIL-A-8625 anodized coating with an extra tough baked on powder coat finish. All control shafts and push buttons are made of T304 stainless steel. This, as with all of our cases, will take a lick and go!
The body supports not only the new Z-mount lenses, but also the FTZ adapter. The adapter can be removed from the camera without first removing the camera from the housing. There is also a lens release for the F and Z mounts. As usual, all camera functions are accessible from the body. Two things to note that are specific to this accommodation:
- Center press of the sub-selector and ergonomic placement of the AF-ON button (easily accessible with the shooter’s right thumb) allow the user to lock exposure or focus and shoot
- The “+” and “-” buttons have been moved, for left thumb access, next to the play button. This allows the user to quickly zoom in and check if the image is sharp.
All housing controls are spring-loaded and self-centering where required. The user simply needs to install the mounting plate on the camera and slide the plate onto the stainless steel guide rails. Nothing’s easier !
To protect your expensive electronic equipment from the elements, our Surveyor vacuum system (valve and pump) is now included as standard equipment with all AZ6/7 II enclosures. The vacuum system will provide that extra layer of security since the user can verify that if air doesn’t leak into the case, water certainly won’t either.
- 20092-NK-VC: with Nikonos double walls and complete Surveyor vacuum circuit
- 20092-KT-VC: with a single Ikelite bulkhead and a complete Surveyor vacuum circuit
- 20092-OPT-VC: with two optical bulkheads, LED trigger and complete Surveyor vacuum circuit
Aerospace-grade 6061 T6 aluminum with MIL-A-8625 anodized coating, then finished with baked-on, super tough, abrasion resistant powder coat paint. Control rods and all push buttons are T304 stainless steel
Large 23.75 mm (0.950 inch) HDMI bulkhead opening
90m~300ft. Can be upgraded to 130m, ~450ft with our deep spring kit
257mm x 158mm x 160mm (W x H x D) ~ 10.1″ x 6.2″ x 6.3″
Compatible with all Aquatica DSLR sized bayonet mount ports
- Aqua View and Aqua View 45 sights
- Complete range of the Delta 3 Arm system
- 5HD Monitor
- Aquatica Close Up Kit
- Aquatica Enclosure Lanyard Kit
Layout of controls:
Aquatica AZ6/7 II: 20092
Price includes your choice of strobe connectors and our complete vacuum, sensor and pump system:
- Dual Nikonos
- Single Ikelite-Manual
- Dual optical flash trigger included (flash trigger included)
AZ6/7 II housing for Nikon Z6 II & Z7 II mirrorless cameras!