AQUATICA AN-5N Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-5N CameraNEX-5 camera, Sony has once again pushed the boundaries with this camera, yielding the punch of the DSLR sensor and the size of a compact camera; this flexible camera with its interchangeable lens and after market accessories will fill the needs of many underwater photographers seeking a high level of imaging performance in an easy to pack travel system.AQUATICA, AN-5N, Underwater, Housing, for, Sony, NEX-5N, Camera

AQUATICA AN-5N Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-5N Camera

The Aquatica AN-5n housing is designed specifically for the Sony NEX-5n camera. With this recent camera Sony improved on its preceding model, getting even more quality from a DSLR size sensor and still maintaining a size comparable to compact cameras with much smaller sensor. The line up of NEX Series E lenses is constantly growing and their optical quality is of the highest standard. With these kinds of attributes, the camera is sure to satisfy the needs of many and underwater photographers seeking a higher level of imaging performance in an easy to pack for travel system will rejoice themselves with this combination of camera and compact housing.

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AQUATICA AN-5N Underwater Housing for Sony NEX-5N Camera


The Aquatica AN-5n housing is designed specifically for the Sony NEX-5n camera. With this recent camera Sony improved on its preceding model, getting even more quality from a DSLR size sensor and still maintaining a size comparable to compact cameras with much smaller sensor. The line up of NEX Series E lenses is constantly growing and their optical quality is of the highest standard. With these kinds of attributes, the camera is sure to satisfy the needs of many and underwater photographers seeking a higher level of imaging performance in an easy to pack for travel system will rejoice themselves with this combination of camera and compact housing.



This newer Sony NEX-5n is even better at the task of underwater imaging than its predecessor was, it features improved shutter lag and better focusing for both still and video capture. Aquatica use the same approach with this new housing, implementing the latest technology and improvements to its design.



THE HOUSING


With over 30 years of designing and constructing underwater housings, Aquatica made sure it integrated the latest technological improvements in its design, much as it does every time this company releases a new housing. Right off the starting block, the concept of comfortable ergonomic being a priority was applied, not only does the housing features a state of the art high tech look, but it uses time proven methods and solid principles of manufacturing throughout its construction.



The AN-5n is designed and built by our own experienced team, in our Canadian based headquarter. This country is famous for the ruggedness of its diving condition and is excellent proving ground for testing our products. In its construction, one will find that only the highest grade of corrosion resistant materials is used. The main housing body shell is machined from a solid block of marine grade aluminum, on a computerized 5 axis machine, anodized to military specification and subsequently protected by baking a powder coated finish that will resist years of extensive use. All the controls on the AN-5n are double sealed, this essential feature help safeguard you camera and lens from ambient pressure up to and beyond the 300ft/90 meter depth rating assigned to this housing. Controls shafts and push buttons are manufactured from high quality stainless steel, machined to exacting specifications and polished to a mirror smooth surface.



One of the many benefits of being based in Montreal is that this city is home to the third largest aeronautical industry in the world. It is a well known and understandable fact, that this industry has no tolerance for inferior quality when it comes to such strategically vital components. What such strict working ethics means for us is that Aquatica has access to the best raw materials and tools available on this planet. Bottom line: If the material used is good enough to trust your life to it, then surely it's good enough to protect your camera from the harsh environment it will be faced with.



Special care was taken to locate the AN5n housing controls at their best possible positions; The AN5n respects the basic layout of the camera control, replicating their position as closely as possible. Doing so eliminates having to constantly search for relocated controls.



Connecting strobes is done via two built-in optical connectors. These are standard issue and not an optional accessory. They are built and integrated into the Aquatica AN5n housing from the beginning and will accept standard off the shelf optical sync cords from Inon or Sea & Sea or other similar brands. Aside from assuring a sure fire exposure every time, an integrated solution, as found in our AN5n, will not require specially adapted or modified optical cords also eliminating the need for optional add-on adapter which could likely become loose, be lost or potentially left behind.



Aquatica, having recently acquired Amphibico, the legendary manufacturer of quality video housings, can now access and integrate their time honoured latches to this housing. This method of securely closing is used on their professional high end video housings, some worth tens of thousands of dollars. The AN5n housing is benefits from this latch system. Its rotary cam action, coupled with an additional security mechanism means that logically, any unintentional opening is prevented from happening. This latch system is arguably one of, if not, the best closure system ever designed for an underwater housing ever.



To accommodate the Sony E line up of lenses, which includes the newly release Sony E 30mm Macro lens, a range of streamlined ports was made available for the AN5n housing. Also forthcoming in the near future will be an adapter for mounting the current line of DSLR Aquatica ports to the AN5n housing,



The rear LCD screen window has a very comfortable angle of 15 degrees built in, conveniently making the composing and viewing of the camera images much easier in a diving environment



Tipping the scale at less than 1Kg/2.2lbs, this compact housing is just 165mm /6.5" of width, with a height of 141mm /5.5" (including optical bulkhead) and has a mere thickness of only 84mm/3.3".



SPECIFICATIONS




Precision machined from a single aluminum block. This light weight and super compact housing is fully anodized to military specifications and covered with baked-on powder coating to protect against sea water and its corrosive effect. All function labels are pad printed and will not fall of or fade like stick on labels would.
  • Accurately balanced ergonomic design - all controls are within easy reach.
  • Excellent balanced underwater.
  • Replaceable sacrificial anodes protect the housing from electrolysis.
  • Depth rating: 300ft / 90m
  • Weight: 2.2lbs / 1kg
  • Height: 5 _" / 142mm
  • Depth: 3 " / 80mm
  • Width: 6" / 154mm
INCLUDED IN THE BOX
  • Owner's manual
  • Optical port adapters for Inon and Sea & Sea type sync cords
  • Owner manual
  • Spare main O-ring
  • Container of O-ring lubricant