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Isotta Releases Housing for Nikon D850
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, January 30, 2018 @ 09:00 PM (EST)

Italian company Isotta has released their housing for the D850, Nikon’s high-resolution, high-speed DSLR. The D850 boasts a 46MP full-frame sensor, 7fps continuous shooting, 4K/30p and 1080/120p video, and a base ISO of 64.

Made of anodized aluminum and finished in the company’s distinctive metallic red, the housing features twin integrated adjustable handles, dual O-ring seal, and quick-release camera mounting plate. All of the camera’s principal controls are available on the housing and labels are laser-engraved.

The housing ships with a TTL converter for automatic exposure with compatible strobes. Two fiber-optic ports are included, while optional bulkheads allow strobe connection via electrical sync cords. The M16 port can be used for accessories such as a vacuum valve.

The housing, which is available at Backscatter, is priced at $2,990.

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Isotta Underwater Camera Housing for Nikon D850

ISOTECNIC SRL is pleased to announce the launch of its new Underwater Camera Housing for Nikon D850, that promises the highest quality and performance for DSLR photographers underwater.

Following in the footsteps of previous Isotta Housing for Nikon, this new flagship model is an easy to use, highly professional product created through techniques and innovations gained from years of experience. It delivers precision, price value and provides access to all functions and buttons of the camera.

Isotta’s new Housing for Nikon D850 combines easeness-of-use and ruggedness with compact size and light weight to deliver the highest performance in its class. Available from January 2018, the housing will carry a retail price of 2,990.00 Euro without a port.


Included TTL Trigger

Isotta Housing for Nikon D850 comes equipped with a TTL converter electronics for automatic flash control. It offers the possibility to use external strobes via two standard fiber optic connectors as well as two optional Nikonos sync cord bulkheads. This allows for easy mounting of any strobe and lighting set up.

Double O-Rings on All Parts

An excellent watertight seal is ensured by double O-rings on every mobile and removable part, such as back housing, buttons, ports, caps and connectors.

Single-hand Locking Knob

Isotta housings can be opened and closed with one hand, whilst standing vertically. The single-hand locking knob it’s fast and easy and requires minimal effort by the user. Thanks to steel pins located on the back, opening the housing is safe even if your housing is wet, reducing the risk of flooding to zero.

Integrated Visual and Acoustic Leak Detection System

The housing features a moisture indicator with easily visible red LED signal light, with battery easily replaceable by the user, and an acoustic warning signal.

M16 X1 Hole for an Optional Vacuum System

An optional Vacuum system can be added through the M16 X1 hole.

Lightweight and Ergonomic Design

Compact, solid red anodized aluminum body weighs 2700 grams, 100 grams lighter than the previous 810 housing. Dimensions: 220mm W. x 130mm D. x 193mm H.

Easy Lens Release

Lens release functionality has been re-engineered and is now even easier to use. Exchanging ports and lenses has never been so easy. Different accessories can be fitted by means of an M8 hole positioned on the upper side of the housing and double threaded M6 holes located on housing bottom side.

Viewfinders Options

The back door has a large window anti-scratch glass for a fine camera display and optical viewfinder view and it is entirely detached from the front body to make easier the camera fitting. External viewfinders can be mounted, INON X-2 compatible.


Clear Labelling on Aluminum Buttons

Easy access to all key/main camera controls by means of clearly labelled laser-engraved longlasting aluminum buttons and dials, even with gloves and drysuit gloves.

Anodized Aluminum Handles

Anodized aluminum housing handles are designed to make easier the handling and directioning of the housing underwater: the adjustable handles are crafted to match the human hand and make holding the camera very comfortable even throughout long dives.

Ports and Extension Rings

A series of ports and extension rings are available in dedicated section. The removable port is fitted thanks to markers and a bayonet 120 mm connection to the Nikon D850. The interchangeable port bodies and extensions rings combine to allow the use of most of lenses on the market for maximum versatility and performance.

Construction and Safety

Only the best materials are used to manufacture Isotta housings such anodized aluminum which is anticorodal and thermo-coated and stainless steel. Working depth is 100 metres.




  • Signature red anodized aluminum body
  • TTL converter electronics for automatic flash control included
  • Two fiber optic connectors
  • Two optional electrical sync cord bulkheads
  • Double O-Ring seals on all buttons and removable parts
  • One M16 hole for installation of accessories, e.g. vacuum valves or monitors
  • Moisture alarm with LED and an acoustic warning signal (replaceable battery)
  • Single-hand closing knob for back housing
  • Back housing completely detachable from the front housing
  • Aluminum buttons and dials with engraved symbols identical to camera controls
  • Ergonomic side handles, adjustable (via optional accessory)
  • Tray with lock for an easy fitting of the camera
  • All camera controls are external
  • Optical viewfinder with wide back display viewfinder glass; External viewfinders can be mounted on request, INON X-2 compatible
  • Removable port - 120mm bayonet
  • Ports security latch to prevent accidental opening
  • Wide, rubber covered feet for solid footing
  • M8 hole located on upper side of the housing for various accessories such as focus lights
  • Two M6 holes located on housing bottom side for different accessories such as brackets for strobes or tripods
  • Depth rated to 100 metres
  • Weight: 2700 grams
  • Size without handles: 220 W. x 130 D. x 193 H.


Isotecnic Srl designs and crafts underwater camera housings and accessories for DSLR, compact, mirrorless and action cameras (GoPro and ZCam) with the signature red brand Isotta. 100% Made in Italy, since 1967 Isotta's family has marketed high-end equipment for underwater video, photography and lighting, starting its own production in 1980 in Castelnuovo del Garda (Verona), Northern Italy.



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Feb 7, 2018 2:30 AM
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