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Announcing the Nauticam NA-R Housing for Canon EOS R Camera

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NA-R for Canon EOS R

With the Canon EOS R camera, underwater image makers are seeing a full-frame mirrorless camera that incorporates Canon’s dual-pixel autofocus! The EOS R has the ability to be used with the EF lens lineup via an adapter, or the new RF mount lenses with breakthrough features.  The EOS-R features a 30.3 MP Full Frame CMOS sensor using the new RF lens mount and a 3.7M dot electronic viewfinder.

The Nauticam NA-EOS-R Housing

The NA-R underwater housing embodies Nauticam’s drive for innovation.  For many, the EOS R is a move from a full-frame Canon DSLR.  To support both the legacy EF and native R-mount lenses, Nauticam has equipped the NA-R with an N120 port mount.  This large diameter port system allows all existing EF-mount DSLR configurations to be used, and is prepared to accommodate the R Mount lenses that will come.

The compact EOS R camera body allows for a small travel friendly form factor, but the housing itself is a professional grade tool.  The control layout will be instantly familiar for anyone with experience using Nauticam housings for Canon DSLR cameras.

The Canon EOS R Camera

The Canon EOS R is noteworthy as Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, but also impressive is the number of additional features that are now available with the introduction of the RF lens mount.  The RF lens mount features a 54mm diameter that allows for larger rear lens elements that are closer to the sensor, providing increased corner and outer edge sharpness.  The lenses can also be more compact than equivalent coverage area EF-mount lenses.  RF lenses feature a customizable control ring that can be assigned to control various exposure settings.  With RF lenses, manual focus is controlled electronically, allowing the direction of rotation of the manual focus ring of the lens to be configured via the camera menu.

The EOS-R is also capable of using the extensive EF-mount lens lineup via three optional adapters. A simple EF to R adapter, one which supports the customizable control ring and another that features a drop-in filter mount are available.

Features that have made Canon DSLR and Cinema cameras a favorite of underwater image makers are present in the EOS-R. Fast and accurate Dual Pixel Autofocus, 4K Canon Log video recording, and the large 30.2MP CMOS full-frame sensor with outstanding dynamic range and color fidelity have all made their way into this compact and cutting edge camera body.

RF and EF Mount Support

Canon’s EF to RF mount adapters can be mounted on the camera before installation into the housing.  When using the EOS R with the adapter and a supported EF lens, the port and extension ring arrangement will be identical to the same setup on a Nauticam Canon N120 DSLR.  Existing Nauticam DSLR housing owners can easily share lens port accessories with the new NA-R housing.

Two lens release buttons, one for RF and one for EF lenses used with the optional Canon adapter, are located on the front of the housing to make lens removal through the port opening simple.

An additional control wheel is located on the left side of the housing and will interface with the control ring on the supported EF to EOS-R Mount Adapter with Control Ring using the optional gear (PN 19561).

Intelligent Control Placement

Nauticam engineers are obsessed with providing the most convenient access possible to all key camera controls.  This Mission Control philosophy extends to the NA-R where a dual thumb lever and dual sub-lever are placed by the right handle.  The upper thumb lever activates the “AF-On” and the lower the “Info” buttons while the sub-lever corresponds to the “M-Fn” and “Record” buttons.  Near the left handle is a thumb lever for “Playback” as well as a dedicated switch to change from using LCD to the EVF.

Large knurled and rubberized control dials access the camera’s “main” and “sub” command dials.  The two-stage trigger allows for smooth focus and firing activation.  Additional buttons for “Menu” and “Focus Point Selection” are also easily reached from the handles.

Flash Triggering

Flash triggering is achieved via one of two optional Flash Triggers, a manual LED trigger (PN 26301) or a TTL Flash Trigger (PN 26321) that use the built-in fiber optic bulkheads with optional fiber-optic cables to trigger supported strobes.  For controlling strobes that do not support fiber optic flash triggering, a variety of legacy hot-shoe flash control bulkheads are available.

Key Features

Patented Port Locking System

The NA-EOS-R features Nauticam’s signature port locking system.  Ports can be easily installed and securely locked in place.  The NA-R will support both RF and EF mount lenses through the N120 Port System.

Housing Locking Latches

The industry’s easiest to use housing closure system, requiring very little hand strength to operate, secures the housing back in place. The latches are safely locked to prevent accidental opening, but are easy to open when needed for a quick battery or memory card change.

HDMI Output Support

The EOS R camera supports 10 bit HDMI video output at UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) at up to 30p.  An external monitor or recorder can be used with the M16 HDMI bulkhead (PN 25033) and HDMI (D-C) cable in 190mm length (PN 25036) which come standard in any Nauticam monitor housing package.

What’s Included

  • 17329 Nauticam NA-EOS-R Housing
  • 25625 M16 Vacuum Valve II (pre-installed)
  • 90122 Spare housing o-ring with lubricant and removal tool
  • CR2032 Battery (for Vacuum System)
  • Padded Travel Case
  • Allen wrench set

NA-EOS-R Recommended Accessories

  • 19561 Gear for Canon EF-EOS R Control Ring Mount Adapter
  • 32201 Nauticam 180 straight viewfinder
  • 32203 Nauticam 45 viewfinder
  • 26301 Flash Trigger for Canon
  • 26321 TTL Flash trigger for Canon
  • 81201 Super Macro Convertor 1(2.3x Magnification)
  • 81202 Super Macro Convertor 2 (4x Magnification)
  • 85201 0.36x Wide Angle Conversion Port with Aluminum Float Collar (incl. N120 to N100 port adaptor)
  • Various electrical bulkheads
  • 25033 standard HDMI bulkhead with M16 thread
  • 25036 HDMI (D-C) cable in 190mm length
  • (Both 25033 and 25036 are standard accessories in Nauticam monitor housing)

NA-EOS-R Details and Specifications

  • Depth Rating:  100m
  • Weight: 3.06 kg
  • Dimensions: 360mm(W) x 200mm(H) x 160mm(D)
  • Battery for Vacuum system: CR2032

Model Number: 17329

USA Retail Price: $3300

Available Now!

For more information about this Nauticam housing please visit the websites by clicking on the links below:

USA – Click here

UK – Click here

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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beuchat-logo-1-300x58.jpgFor this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that Mexico is to host the first annual Cancun International Boat Show and Marine Expo this year. But when is the event due to take place?

Is it:

  • A) 9th – 11th July
  • B) 16th – 18th July
  • C) 23rd – 25th July

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag February 2021

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Beuchat and their families or employees of Suunto Diving UK and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 07/04/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Jeff chats to… Jill Heinerth – underwater explorer, author and presenter (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jill Heinerth.

Jill is one of the world’s premier underwater explorers, and the first person to dive inside iceberg caves. According to filmmaker James Cameron, “More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has gone right here on earth.”

An acclaimed polar explorer, cave diver, author, speaker, filmmaker, and climate advocate, Jill is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She is the inaugural recipient of the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration and Canada’s Polar Medal.

Jill leads expeditions into extreme environments to advance scientific and geographic knowledge. Her projects have been broadcast on the CBC, BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel, and television networks worldwide. Jill was announced as the recipient of the William Beebe Award from the Explorer’s Club and was inducted into the International Scuba Divers Hall of Fame in fall 2020.

Her bestselling book INTO THE PLANET – My Life as a Cave Diver  has drawn acclaim from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and O Magazine. Heinerth details her journey into the extreme world of underwater cave exploration, where she has had to overcome fear in order to go where no one has gone before.

Find out more about Jill and her work at: www.intotheplanet.com


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

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This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

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