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Aquatica Teases Housing for the Nikon Z9
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, March 27, 2024 @ 11:00 AM (EST)

Nine months after unveiling its housing for Nikon Z8, Aquatica has released the first images of its housing for the Z9, the Z8’s chunky sibling. These releases are in reverse order, given that the Z9 was introduced before the Z8, but it suggests that Aquatica has been convinced that there’s a market for the big-form-factor Z9, which is essentially identical to the Z8 save for two major (and not insignificant) differences: (i) dual CFexpress Type B memory slots as opposed to the Z8’s single CFexpress/SD card slot configuration, and (ii) a 3300mAh/36Wh battery (EN-EL18d) rather than the Z8’s 2280mAh/16Wh (EN-EL15c).

At this stage, Aquatica hasn’t offered too many specifics about the new housing, but you can expect all the good stuff that the Canadian company is known for: tough aluminum construction, plenty of attention to ergonomic detail, a generous choice of strobe connectors (Ikelite, Nikonos or fiber optic), and Aquatica’s Surveyor kit, which includes moisture detector, valve, and pump. Aquatica says the version with fiber-optic connectors includes their flash trigger.

The Aquatica AZ9 housing costs $5,295 and can be pre-ordered now from retailers such as Backscatter.
 



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