The Nauticam NA-R50 Waterproof Housing for Canon EOS R50 APS-C Mirrorless Digital Camera with RF-S 18-45 F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Pro Package
NA-R50 HOUSING PRO PACKAGE
Underwater imaging enthusiasts seek improved performance without sacrificing the compactness and simplicity of their camera systems. World travelers desire a smaller alternative to DSLRs without compromising performance. Addressing these needs, Nauticam introduces the NA-R50 housing, designed to house Canon's EOS R50 mirrorless APS-C camera. The goal was to create a compact and user-friendly housing that delivers exceptional imaging results. Nauticam successfully achieves this by combining their renowned ergonomics and quality in a new housing category.
THE NAUTICAM NA-R50 UNDERWATER HOUSING FOR THE CANON EOS R50 CAMERA
The new innovative system is engineered around the Canon RF-S 18-45 F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens, since this is by far the most versatile and practical RF lens to use on the Canon RF APS-C format underwater. The port is thus integral to housing and requires no additional maintenance, much like Nauticam’s compact camera systems. This lens provides excellent results in the wide to narrow fish portrait FOV range but is easily married to Nauticam’s superb WWL-1 or WWL-C for exceptionally sharp wide angle coverage with full zoom through while still keeping a modest form factor. Nauticam’s Compact Macro Converter water contact optics can be added for a full “do anything and go anywhere” system that easily fits in a traveler's carry on.
Constructed from rugged aluminum, the NA-R50 housing is not only lighter but also more compact than any previous Canon APS-C system. It's the perfect choice for photographers who want to capture stunning images and videos with best-in-the-industry auto focus, while enjoying the convenience of minimal bulk and maintenance. The housing comes ready to submerge as even the zoom gear is included. Add the R50 camera and RFS 18-45 and you are ready to shoot.
COMPACT AND VERSATILE
The NA-R50 underwater housing dimensions are small enough to hand hold without a tray for ultimate freedom if it is required. Measuring just 238mm (9.3in) wide, 150mm (5.9in) in height and 115mm (4.5) in depth. The NA-R50 has an incredibly small footprint compared to previous APS-C camera housings, making it extremely apealing and travel-friendly.
WHICH WET LENSES SHOULD I PAIR WITH THE NA-R50?
The magic of the wet lenses is their tremendous versatility, paired with outstanding in-water performance. Both macro and super wide angle interchangeable optics can be available to the underwater photographer on the same dive.
The WWL-1B provides a 130 degree diagonal field of view with the lens at 18mm and allows for full zoom through to about 60 degrees at 45mm. Focus down-to-the-glass performance allows amazing close focus wide angle capability. The all glass WWL-1B lens provides sharper over-all performance then any wide angle lens behind a dome on a typical system.
For those wishing for an even smaller wide angle option without any loss of quality, Nauticam's WWL-C provides a compact all glass optic every bit as sharp as the WWL-1B, but with a zoom range offering 116 degrees at 18mm zooming to about 52 degrees at 45mm. Of course it also focuses to the front optic.
For the Macro aficionados Nauticam strongly recommends the lightweight CMC-1 & CMC-2 lenses for ultimate image quality and better auto-focus performance. Maximum magnification is achieved with the CMC-1 at a focal length of 45mm.
|The CMC-1 offers up to 0.8X magnification but is a bit more challenging to use with a working distance of 44-81mm.||The CMC-2 still offers a hefty 0.6X ,magnification but is a bit more forgiving with a working distance of 68-140mm.|
Also compatible is Nauticam's MWL-1 with a Converted FOV of 150-130º, Zoom Range 38-45mm
With the NA-R50 underwater housing, flash triggering is accomplished by utilizing the Canon EOS R50’s pop-up flash making adding strobes that employ fiber optic connections a seamless integration. Strobes that provide STTL capability with fiber optics will provide the option of full TTL compatibility with the R50.
INTEGRATED VACUUM CHECK AND LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection electronics are shipped with the NA-R50 as standard equipment. Combined with the included M16 vacuum valve (25625) this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.
The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.
This Pro Package comes with the Vacuum Valve already installed.
|Dimensions||238mm x 150mm x 115mm. (W x H x D)|
|Weight in air||1.3kg|
|Weight in water||Negative 0.1kg (Including camera, battery and lens)|
|Port Opening||Fixed Flat Port with Bayonet Mount|
|Lens Support||RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM|
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
- Flexitray Right & Left Handles
- Two Mounting Balls
- M16 Vacuum
- Shutter Extension
- NA-R50 Underwater Housing with integrated flat port (bayonet mount)
- Spare silicone rubber O-ring for housing (#90131)
- O-ring remover and lubricant
- 2x plugs for Optical fiber cable mount
- CR-2032 Battery (for moisture alarm and leak detector)
- Padded housing bag
- Set of Allen Keys
- Manual instruction card
- 26216 Universal Optical Fiber Cable
- 25221 M10 strobe mounting ball for housing
- 25131 LCD Magnifier attachment rails for NA-RX100III/RX100IV/RX100V/RX100VI/R50
- 25106 LCD Magnifier with Dioptric Adjustment
- 90133 Housing o-ring (I.D.=139mm, C.S.=2.5mm)
HOUSING MOUNTING OPIONS
- 25221 M10 strobe mounting ball for housing
- 25311 Strobe mounting ball for cold shoe
- 25321 Long strobe mounting ball for cold shoe
- 25312 Light mounting stem for cold shoe
- 25322 Long light mounting stem for cold shoe