After launching its housing for the Nikon Z9 at the end of last year, Seacam has now unveiled its housing for the “baby Z9”—the Z8. As well as having a very similar spec sheet to the Z9, the Z8 also has much in common physically with the flagship camera: different form factors aside, the controls are essentially in the same positions on the two models.
By the same token, the Seacam Z8 silver housing is very similar in terms of control layout to the company’s housing for the Z9, as well as having the same premium construction. The Z8 housing is milled from a saltwater-proof light metal alloy that is twice hardened and anodized, and the two housing shells are secured with Seacam’s titanium Safety Lock fastening system. Top-quality materials are used throughout, including stainless steel and anodized aluminum buttons and dials, which offer full control over the camera’s functions.
Depth-rated to 260 feet (80 meters), the housing features removeable integrated handles and a window for viewing the camera’s LCD. As well as making use of the latest Z-mount lenses, you also have the option of using F-mount lenses via Nikon’s FTZ adapter. The housing can be configured with S6 or N5 bulkheads for reliable electrical strobe triggering, and you have the option of connecting a monitor/recorder via HDMI. Seacam’s optical-acoustic leak detector is fitted as standard, with the vacuum valve and pump purchased separately.
The Seacam housing for the Z8 is available from retailers such as Backscatter, where it is priced at $5,710.
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Following the success of the Nikon Z9, we now present the SEACAM silver Nikon Z8 underwater housing. Discover the underwater world with all the features of this new powerful full-frame camera – incredible speed and sharpness in a compact size, to be used with or without the FTZ adapter.
See the SEACAM silver Nikon Z8 housing now here in full detail.
Knobs and control levers
Power switch / LCD light, shutter release for camera and video, main and sub-command dial, manual focus, zoom, lens release button and more. (Final data following ASAP.)
Multi selector and middle button, MODE, BKT, flash mode, shutter mode, video start, +/– correction, +/– zoom and more. (Final data following ASAP.)
- Clear LCD monitor window and a glare-free upper display window.
- 2 flash sockets S6 or N5, 2 flash arm T-pieces 25mm, tripod thread 3/8″, M8 thread on the housing top, 2 removable handles and optical-acoustic leak detector.
- Remote- or LAN-, Power-, HDMI socket and vacuum test optional
- Spare O-ring set, grease and maintenance oil, allen key set and wrist strap in neoprene bag, protective caps and manual.
Dimensions: TBA (without port, viewfinder and handles)
Weight: TBA (without port, viewfinder and handles, neutral under water depending on port and viewfinder)
Operation Depth: –80m (deeper operation depth upon request)
Price: from EUR 4950 (excl. shipping, taxes and custom duties)
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