According to Subal’s website, its housing for the Nikon Z7 and Z6 is compatible with the second-generation Z7 II and Z6 II. This is despite the new models not being absolutely physically identical to their predecessors. (While control placement is exactly the same, the Z7 II/Z6II bodies are very slightly shallower depth—by fractions of an inch.)
The Subal NZ housing is hewn from a solid block of aluminum, which is then hard-coated and powder-coated. Buttons, dials and levers are hard-anodized light alloy, stainless steel, and high-quality plastic. Controls are ergonomically arranged around integrated handles, and the housing features Subal’s QuickLock closure system.
The housing ships with 5-pin standard Nikon bulkheads and is compatible with the optional Subal TTL V3 system, which supports strobes such as the Ikelite DS161, Sea&Sea YS-D3, and Inon Z-330. The standard housing is depth-rated to 80m (260ft) but a 120m (400ft) version is also available.
The Subal NZ is available now from retailers such as Backscatter, priced at $4,068.
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Subal NZ for the Nikon Z6 (I & II) & Z7 (I & II)
SUBAL NZ is new design and engineering masterpiece. Housing provides access to all functions and buttons of the Nikon Z6 & Z7 cameras. The ergonomic SUBAL design and arrangement of all important elements of the housing allows the camera an easy operation without letting go of the handle. The camera is mounted on a special sled, to mount the camera with precision in the housing, this allows a more faster and secure mounting. A 4 mm O ring and the NEW SUBAL locking system, prevents accidental crushing of the O-ring, and ensures maximum safety. Threaded holes at the base allows attaching Rails etc. Pilot lights can be attached or mounted to the top shoe. The monitor window provides a glare-free and high-contrast insight on the camera monitor.
Material selection, processing, surface protection and finish conform to the usual standard level of quality that is all the SUBAL products. SUBAL offers for this housing model 4 different search systems: the standard viewfinder slimmed reduces the viewfinder image, so that it can fully overlooked despite diving mask. The GS 180 and the 45° viewfinder offer a viewfinder in size approximately corresponding to the camera's viewfinder, with the insight of the GS-180 horizontally, the insight of the WS-45 under 45°. The new Prism Finder PS-30 shows the camera monitor image at the same size at a viewing angle of 30°. The insight is with normal reading distance, which is why the PS-30 is ideal for video recording that Nikon D5 have in 4K resolution. All Subal viewfinders systems are interchangeable and can be mounted easily by the user. All SUBAL ports with bayonet mount on this case can be used.
Also, this housing has plug-in system for installing camera into housing – there is no need for any setting of the camera before putting it into housing. With this self adjusting system with springs, the only thing that customer should do, is to fix camera on camera saddle, and to slide it into housing.
Seawater resistant aluminum alloy worked from the block. Hard Coating and corrosion treatment is applied to the surface of the housing. In addition 3 layers of powder coating paint is applied to give the housing the subal color and unique finish. All parts are made of hard-anodized light alloy, acid-resistant stainless steel and high quality plastics, to endure all working conditions. SUBAL QuickLock closure system.
Width x height x depth:
Approx. 255 x 172 x 147 mm (w/o port and handles)
- On back side, there is a thin line for showing middle of objective. This is for easy positioning camera when taking photos by SPLIT tehnique;
- 5 pin standard connectors;
- optical connector optional;
- Nikon TTL system optional for Sea&Sea i Inon strobes;
- 16mm thread for vacuum sensor and remote control system;
- installed electronic leaking alarm;
- ability to install SUBAL manual trigger;
- ability for using all underwater camera tripods.
Flash arm mounting:
2 x T-plates 25 mm, TLC - or ultralight base optional shoe, top shoe mounting
- Maximum depth: 80 m (120 m on request)
- Weight: Approx. 2.5 kg (without port and accessories)
- Weight in water: nearly neutral (depending on the port and accessories)
- Price incl. 20% UST: 4.068,- €
- Export price: 3.390,- €
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