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January 13, 2018

Underwater Photography – Housing Units

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The Underwater Photography Guide is our one-stop guide for everything you need to know about underwater camera housing units. They assess the newest underwater housing manufacturers and compare not only lenses, strobes, video lights, focus lights, but wet lenses, diopters, and ports.  For this underwater photography blog we wanted to focus on three of the top housing units; Nauticam D850, Fantasea 6A6500 Housing, and the Aquatica A6500 Housing.

Nauticam D850


  • Known to produce housing that is:
    • Functional
    • Customizable
    • Durable
  • 4K video capture
  • Built in WIFI for easy sharing
  • Silent shooting
  • Housing labels are very clear, no guessing as to where buttons, wheel, lever you are pulling
  • “Features a patented Nauticam features the patented Nauticam bayonet port lock mechanism and the electro-optical converter”
  • A new lever to easily change from automatic focus to other modes

Fantasea 6A6500 Housing


  • Known for their compact housings
  • Housing works with:
    • Sony a6500
    • Sonya6300
  • Depth rated to 60 / 200 feet
  •  Includes:
    • Interchangeable ports
    • Wet lens system
    • Flash trigger
    • And more

Aquatica A6500 Housing


  • Housing work with:
    • Sony a6500 camera
  • Mirrorless camera housing
  • 4k video capture
  • Built in WIFI for easy sharing
  • Silent Shooting
  • Small Compact – easy to handle
  • Great for a beginner
  • Extended battery life
  • Interchangeable viewfinder
  • Adjustable grip support
  • And more


These are three of the many housing units out there. If you are just getting started with underwater photography, look into the Aquatica A6500 Housing.  Being compact with a built-in leak sensor, handles, hand strap, and more, it is great for a beginner.

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