Those of us who have looked into underwater photography have all experienced the same sticker shock when it comes to underwater housings. Often well above $1,000, these housings can be more expensive than the cameras we're putting into them. Plus, for the most part, we have to get a new housing if we get a new camera. AquaTech's latest $995 Base Sport models bring relative affordability for which we can be grateful.
The AquaTech Base Sport underwater housings are the new base model for the popular underwater gear company. It's still unclear what the Base model lacks that the pricier models do not. Regardless, it still seems feature-packed with the standard 10-meter/33-foot depth rating, pistol grip with two separate focus and shutter release buttons, quick release safety clips, a P65 lens port for some popular lenses, a camera-specific back plate for proper alignment within the housing, and compatibility with all of AquaTech's accessories including flash housings, etc.
Currently, the Base series underwater housings come in models compatible with the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 7D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70D, Canon 80D, Rebel T6i/T6s (750D/760D), Nikon D810/D800, Nikon D750, Nikon D610/D600, Nikon D7200, Nikon D5500, and the Sony A7II, A7SII, and A7RII cameras.
Check out B&H for pre-order links for all the above models. And let us know if the new prices are enough to get you and your gear into the water!