Nauticam Housing and Canon G7x Housing and wet lenses combo.

 

Ok, this is going to be very brief and is just by way of an introduction to the test proper.
I am off to the Red Sea very soon where I will try and get some shots that demonstrate how great a small and manageable underwater photography package I believe this little camera may be.

 

 

 

The Canon G7x will comfortably fit into your hands and can be truly called a Compact Camera

The Canon G7x will comfortably fit into your hands and can be truly called a Compact Camera

 

 

This is because I have seen some rather wonderful pictures to share with you from none other than Dr Alex Tattersall, who is the official UK arm of Nauticam, and who if you hadn’t noticed have been transforming the world of underwater photography somewhat over the last few years.

 

 

A beautiful close focus wide angle, taken with the prototype wide angle lens that Nauticam have produced for this housing.

A beautiful close focus wide angle, taken with the prototype wide angle lens that Nauticam have produced for this housing.

 

 

The Canon G7x is one of the new breed of compact cameras that is truly compact but also sports a much larger 1″ sensor, not much smaller than the latest micro4/3  mirrorless cameras from Olympus and Panasonic.
In fact my usual camera is being loaned out at the moment, so it was a big leap of faith for me to just take this little Canon and nothing else for this forthcoming trip.
I am also taking an older FIX Fisheye lens that I own, which is a wet lens meaning I can take it on and off underwater, and the brand new Compact Macro Convertor from Nauticam which is another wet lens, but this time for macro.

 

 

A Periclemines Shrimp living on the back of a nudibranch, with a 100% crop of the eye detail to show how good this camera and lens combo is. Taken using the new CMC macro converter wet lens.

A Periclemines Shrimp living on the back of a nudibranch, with a 100% crop of the eye detail to show how good this camera and lens combo is. Taken using the new CMC macro converter wet lens.

 

 

Their housings have always been ready for market very quickly after a camera has been announced, this is nothing new of course Ikelite have been doing this quite well for years.
However Nauticam have produced, a very high end product made from machined aluminium, at a very reasonable cost.

 

 

Canon G7X and its Nautical housing side by side to show you how neat, and cool looking, the housing is. And below the camera itself in my hand to give you an idea of the scale of the thing

Canon G7X and its Nautical housing side by side to show you how neat, and cool looking, the housing is. And below the camera itself in my hand to give you an idea of the scale of the thing

 

 

And more importantly they have produced housings for cameras that previously it was usually only possible to get from the good people of Ikelite, who for years, because of their unique manufacturing process, have made housings for cameras that the high end marques like Subal, Seacam and Sealux have usually not bothered with.

So as I haven’t even got wet with this camera and housing yet, so I will leave it at that, and hopefully get some usable pictures, and maybe even some video, because this camera looks to be a great little video camera too.
Stay around for the full review coming very soon.

 

Why not come on one of my photo workshops and I can help you with all these techniques to get better photographs. Here is a link to my upcoming world wide workshops.

 

Duxy