Aquatica to release AD7000 underwater housing for Nikon D7000 in early 2011

After Nauticam and Ikelite, Aquatica will also release their AD7000 underwater housing for the Nikon D7000 DSLR camera. The retail price of 2,499.00 USD will place the Aquatica housing between the Nauticam and the Ikelite versions (in terms of price). Expected delivery is slated for early 2011.

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  • The invisible man

    First, do I win one of them ?

    • Yes, this 3D rendering will be sent you by e-mail…

      Congratulations 🙂

      • Banned

        Seeing the outrageous prices of these housings, I’m sure the mere 3D rendering is at least 100 bucks, so good deal to the first poster.

  • Correct me if I am wrong, but it look like there is (will be) more
    underwater housing for Nikon D7000 than any other camera… 🙂

    Just thinking… 🙂

    • Banned

      Why is that?

      Why would someone with the cash for such gold platted accessory not use an FX camera such as D700?

      • Anonymous

        Reach + smaller camera + good iso.

      • enesunkie

        Maybe cause there is less invested in the body and lenses if there is a failure?

      • It got me thinking, that overall, an FX body makes more sense underwater. If you think about it, the bodies themselves are more expensive, which may mean you have more money to shell out. The other reasons being, zooming under water probably won’t provide you the best clarity, and attaching a zoom on an underwater body cover…seems odd. Ultra-wide angle and primes are best suited for under-water I think.

        • Peopel do use FX camera underwater but they are not nearly as popular. It has nothing to do with weight. DX cameras are superior underwater because they provide, as a general rule, deeper depth of field for a given focal length given the smaller sensor size; this isn’t really important for the wide angeled shots, but very helpcul for macro shots. Also, shooting Nikon DX gives you a 50% more reach on the macro subjects. Underwater photography is all about either wide shots or macro shots, not reall much in between. Best lenses for underwater photography (Nikon mount) are the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye (it’s so good, Zen makes a dedicated dome port for this lens at twice the price), the Nikon 10.5mm fisheye, the Nikon 60mm AF-D macro (skip the AF-S, which cannot be used with a teleconveter for super macro, and focuses less consistently than the AF-D), and the 105mm VR macro. I also have the 10-24mm for occassional over/under shots in super clear water.

    • Panda Jones

      loosk like, to me, there are more D7000 housings then there are D7000…
      Just thinking 😀

  • Anonymous

    I am afraid Aquatica may better meet product demand than Nikon 🙂

  • nuno

    Does it mean that we will have D700 around for a while?

    • The invisible man

      As long Ken Rockwell is still alive, there will be D700 and D40 Nikon cameras.

  • Artur Kozłowski

    love the look and design

  • Great stuff. Now I have 3 to choose from. My D90 went with me into a pool 2 months ago to the day. It died. So hopfuly same wont happen to D7k.

    On another note, Nikon South Africa has the MB-D11 grips, and EN-EL15s, but some stores don’t and are claiming stock will be in next year. Whats up with that?

    Just picked up my set. Only annoying thing compared to MB-D80, is that you now need to remove the grip to charge the Battery in the camera. Oh well, you win some, you loose some.

  • I’m still trying to buy a d7000 🙁

    • Keep trying, you’ll get one eventually!

  • Mock Kenwell

    I’m sure some people love all these underwater housing rumors. I’m not one of them.

    • Nau

      well its better thn nothing…

      but yeh would be nice to have something like
      d7000 in stock! everywhere!

  • Henry

    In Vancouver, Canada if you go to Futureshop, anybody can buy a D7000, is in display….., but look nobody is interested…!!!!; I’m personally waiting for a new FX

    • The invisible man

      Same way for me, I’ll keep my D90 until I can grab a D800/900/D4 (well for the D4 I’ll have to start playing Lottery)

      • Dan

        Why wait? I needed a camera for my trip to Taiwan and couldn’t wait for the D700 successor any longer. I figured I’d get the D7k then sell it when the Dx00 comes out. I may lose a little money but at least I didn’t miss any great shots 😛

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