Aquatica Water Wizard Underwater Housing for Pocket Wizard Plus III
Following its DEMA inaugural release, Aquatica is proud to introduce you to the revised Technical Lighting Control Water Wizard housing. This unique housing is designed around the state of the art Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceiver and now feature TEST/TRIGGER and ON/OFF buttons. The applications for this transceiver housing are many. One can link up multiple strobes located underwater with studio flashes on the surface without the need for physical connections.
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Overview / Product Description
Following its DEMA inaugural release, Aquatica is proud to introduce you to the revised Technical Lighting Control Water Wizard housing. This unique housing is designed around the state of the art Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceiver and now feature TEST/TRIGGER and ON/OFF buttons. The applications for this transceiver housing are many. One can link up multiple strobes located underwater with studio flashes on the surface without the need for physical connections. Because it uses popular off the shelves sync cords and extension, the Water Wizard is not brand specific when its time to connect it, any DSLR housings equipped with a Nikonos or Ikelite type of strobe connectors will be suitable.
This is a new tool that will finally give the photographers the opportunity to recreate a full fledge studio setup underwater. Aside from this, Surf photography, Spelunking, Extreme boating, Swimming Competitions or for that matter, any wet hazardous situations where remote lighting would be beneficial, are all now possible when using a radio transceiver in the Water Wizard housing.
Why choose the Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceivers, the answer is simple, it is the most sought after mean of triggering flashes on the market, countless professional routinely stake their reputation and livelihood on this product in order to push the boundary in creatively lighting up a scene. There are alternates ways to trigger a flashes using radio signal out there, but there was only one choice for Aquatica, the same used by the discerning professional pros all over the world.
While the Water Wizard has a depth rating exceeding 60m/ 150ft, it is not meant to be used underwater, this feature will prove helpful if you need to transit underwater to a location such as a cave chamber, on the average, radio wave signal transmit rather poorly underwater, but as long as the Water Wizard housing is floating on the surface, it will retain a more than useful range. To keep the housing above water, the enclosure incorporate winglet extensions that are ready to receive floats, these will maintain the housing in a vertical attitudes for better transmission. Additionally 3 standard 14-20 threaded holes are available for the housing to be attached to a tripod or other type of attachment when needed.
The Water Wizard housing uses the well established and proven Ikelite bulkhead connection to interface with the strobes, camera housing and Water Wizard, from this bulkhead connector, popular, easily available sync cord and extension cord of 15ft/4.5m and up can be connected to it.
- Dimension: 55mm x 130mm x 90mm / 2.15 x 5.25x 3.5
- Weight: 500gr / 1.10lbs
- Supplied with bulkhead protective cap
Following are situations where the Technical Lighting Control Water Wizard housing can be put to good use:
Pool studio photography:
A Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceiver in a Water Wizard housing is connected to the camera housing, reaching out to the surface, it is used as a transmitter, other Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceivers in a Water Wizard housing reaching out to the surface are connected to underwater strobes on tripods, multiples units can actually be set up this way, additionally surface studio lighting can be synchronized with additional Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceiver, in this case as well multiple units also can be set up this way.
In surf photography:
A Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceivers in a Water Wizard housing can be mounted on the camera housing as a transmitter, then an remotely located assistant holding additional flashes with Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceivers in a Water Wizard housing can be added to light up a twilight scene, or used as fill flashes.
In speleology, caving, cenotes and spelunking:
Pocket Wizard Plus III radio transceivers inside Water Wizard housings, connected to underwater strobes and camera housing will allows synchronizing top side and underwater lighting.
In wildlife, sport, research photography or situations requiring lighting that would require to be protected:
A water proofed lighting solution can be mounted and left out in adverse conditions without risk to the equipment.
To push the usefulness further, the Water Wizard can easily be used as a remote camera trigger as well. The camera housing then, will have a Water Wizard housing with its transceiver connected to it, but this time, it will be used as a receiver, with the Aquatica bulkhead # 18738 and appropriate internal remote cord # 19310 for Nikon 10 pins remote socket or the # 19311 for Canon 3 pins remote socket cords, the camera can now be triggered from a fairly remote location.
Wildlife situations, such as alligators, salmons spawning, swimmers, diving competition or anywhere the camera would need to be submerged but triggered from a distance are all ideal scenarios for this type of remote trigger application.