Aquatica has released details of their housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera. The AE-M1 will ship with a vacuum leak detection system and Aquatica will provide port support all popular underwater lenses for the camera. It can also be fitted with Aquatica’s Aquaview viewfinders.
The AE-M1 will be shipping in March 2014 at a U.S.A. retail price of $1,699.
AQUATICA DIGITAL ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF AE-M1 HOUSING FOR THE OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1
Montreal, QC. - Aquatica Digital is pleased to announce the release of their AE-M1 housing, the latest in its fine line of precision crafted aluminum housings. This housing will incorporate all of the great features of our current DSLR line of housings, but in a much smaller and compact size. Our designers and engineers have taken full advantage of our 5-Axis machines and have come up with what we feel is the best engineered and best looking aluminum housing on the market, and with its long tradition of making underwater housings, it also has a depth rating of 300 feet.
The housing is priced competitively at USD $1,699 and will be available in March 2014.
ABOUT THE AQUATICA AE-M1 HOUSING
Housings built with quality
This new Aquatica housing, like all housings we make, is milled from a solid block of 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum, it is black anodized and then for further protection, a resistant polyester electrostatic powder coat paint is added. This ensures that your investment will last a lifetime. The AE-M1 housing takes advantage of the best and lightest grips in the industry. These form fitting grips are not only light weight but also very strong and will allow you to mount large strobes or video lights hassle free and without the need for any reinforced brackets.
PRESSURE “CHECK” CIRCUITRY AND LEAK ALARM: ALL IN ONE
The AE-M1 will ship with our new atmospheric pressure sensitive circuitry and leak alarm. This advanced Aquatica circuit has a temperature compensation included, so any change in ambient temperature or changes in the internal temperature will not cause an incorrect reading. The onboard start actuating button is for the vacuum only; your alarm is always on. The AE-M1 housing will ship with a bulkhead opening for future and easy installation of the optional vacuum valves.
This new Aquatica vacuum/alarm system is the most advanced on the market today:
* Easy user installation.
* Intelligent use of LED technology.
* Onboard start actuation button.
In one simple glance, the underwater photographer can be assured that the housing has water-tight integrity before, during and after the dive.
MORE ABOUT THE HOUSING’S UNIQUE FEATURES
The AE-M1 housing will support all the popular lenses that the shooter would want to use underwater, this will include lenses from both Olympus and Panasonic, ranging from the Panasonic 8mm fisheye to the Olympus 60mm macro and many other lenses in between. The AE-M1 housing will also have available an extensive line up of ports, including a 4 inch glass port, 6 inch acrylic port, macro port and various extension ring options.
VIEWFINDER OPTIONS The AE-M1 housing comes with our standard state of the art Galileo optic viewfinder. Our engineers have made it very easy for the user to remove the back window allowing the use of our Aquaview or Aquaview 45 finder. Both of these are recognized as the best in the industry.
- Depth Rating: 90m/300ft (upgradeable to 130m/425ft).
Width: No grips: 7.140”
With grips: 11.2”
Weight (with grips attached): To be determined
- Standard features:
- Quick removal camera tray.
- Ergonomically optimized for diving conditions.
- Oversized knurled controls knobs.
- Sturdy comfortable grips.
- Extended shutter release.
- Port lock mechanism.
- Lens release mechanism.
- Standard high quality Galileo Optical Eye piece.
- Dual sacrificial anodes (front and rear mounted).
- Construction of shell:
- 6061 T6 Marine Grade aluminum.
- Anodized to MILA-8625 (type 2, Class 2 specification).
- Powder coated with certified A.A.M.A. 2603-98 Polyester coating.
- Baked at 177c/350F (specification ASTM D2794).
- Control shafts and push pins:
- Type 304 marine grade Stainless steel.
- All shaft double sealed with double O-rings.
- All push pins sealed with quad rings.
- Mounting points for strobes arms, lighting fixtures and/or tripod.
- 5 x ¼”-20 threaded holes on the top.
- 3 x ¼”-20 threaded holes on the bottom.
Retail price USD $1,699
Since being founded in 1982, Aquatica designs and manufactures products of fine Canadian quality aluminum housings for underwater photography.
If you would like more information, our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. We offer personalized customer service in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
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