User Manual for Aquatica AGH4 Underwater Housing for Panasonic GH4 Click to enlarge the picture
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- Product category: Still Cameras & Housings Aquatica
- Brand: Aquatica
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Product description Capture photos and Ultra HD 4K video beneath the surface with this Aquatica AGH4 Underwater Housing for Panasonic's Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera. It features a depth rating of 295', which is upgradeable to 426' upon request, and is equipped with a moisture alarm/pressure sensor to alert you in the unlikely event of a leak. Additionally, the enclosure has two fiber-optic connectors for attaching optional external strobes via cables.
Mechanical controls afford access to virtually all camera functions, and the ergonomic dual-grip design improves balance and handling. The grips also offer attachment points for lighting arms. The housing is constructed from anodized aluminum for resistance to corrosion, and the push-buttons and control shafts are made from durable stainless steel. For further protection against the elements, the housing features sacrificial anodes and a tough, baked-on powder coating.
The AGH4 ships without a required lens port, though various interchangeable ports are available for different lenses. For full compatibility, see the Port Chart. The housing includes the standard Galileo-type optical viewfinder and accepts the optional Aqua View Finders, which provide an enlarged, enhanced view with 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment.
- Features a depth rating of 295', which is upgradeable to 426' upon request
- Equipped with a SURVEYOR moisture alarm/pressure sensor to alert you via both audio and visual signals in the unlikely event of a breach in the waterproof seal
- Moisture alarm is sensitive to atmospheric pressure and is always active
- Housing has a simple lock that you push and rotate to engage
- All shafts have double O-ring seals
- All push-buttons have quad O-ring seals
- Controls, Handling, and Operation
- Mechanical push-button, gear/dial/knob, and lever controls afford access to virtually all camera functions
- Ergonomic dual-grip design improves balance and handling
- Grips also offer attachment points for lighting arms
- Grips are lightweight and quickly removable via the supplied hexagonal wrench
- Placing latch on left-hand side of housing allows for more room on right-hand side to position most controls, including front dial/aperture knob located just below extended shutter lever
- Shutter release, video recording lever, aperture and shutter knobs, and programmable AE/AF LOCK lever can all be reached easily with your right hand comfortably resting on the grip
- ISO lever positioned under your right thumb and accessible with hand on grip
- On left side, right above and in front of the latch is the zoom/focus control knob, which can be rotated with your fingertips
- Zoom/focus control is set up with a smooth gear system for optimal performance when zooming or manually focusing
- Controls are designed for easy operation, even when wearing thick gloves, and knobs are over-sized and knurled
- Construction Details
- Made from a solid block of 6061 T6 aluminum, which has been anodized to MIL-A-8625 type 2, class 2 specification for resistance to corrosion
- Polyester electrostatic powder coating is applied and baked on for even greater protection
- Push-buttons and control shafts are made from durable stainless steel
- Dual replaceable, sacrificial anodes on the front and rear of the housing shield sensitive parts of the enclosure from saltwater, eventually being corroded in the process
- Internal tray supports camera and can be removed quickly
- Lens Port
- Ships without a required lens port, though various interchangeable ports are available for all compatible Micro Four Thirds lenses
- Available ports include 4" fisheye dome, SW8 super wide-angle dome, and three flat ports for macro lenses
- For full compatibility, including gears and extension rings, see the Port Chart linked above
- Optional Micro Four Thirds-to-DSLR port adapter acts as a step-up adapter, allowing Aquatica DSLR ports to be mounted on this housing
- Strobe Connection and Operation
- Two fiber-optic connectors for attaching optional external strobes via cables
- Manual and S-TTL exposure available
- Aquatica's strobe connectors are user-serviceable and quickly replaceable, without any special tools
- Strobes can be connected to optional support arms, such as those from Aquatica's Technical Lighting Control line, which can be conveniently mounted onto the housing's grip handles
- Includes the standard Galileo-type eyepiece
- Accepts the optional Aqua View Finders, which provide an enlarged, enhanced view with 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment
- Aqua VFs can be installed without any special tools in a matter of a few minutes
In the Box Aquatica AGH4 Underwater Housing for Panasonic GH4 (Dual Fiber-Optic Strobe Connectors) 2 x Grip Handles Spare Main O-Ring Container of O-Ring Lubricant Standard Optical Viewfinder Limited 1-Year Warranty Spec sheet PDF 933.8kb Table of Contents
- Five 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the top and three on the bottom for connecting lighting arms, a tripod, and other accessories
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Aquatica 33000-OPT Specs
| Depth Rating || 295' / 90 m, upgradeable to 426' / 130 m |
| Control Type || Mechanical push-buttons, gears/dials/knobs, and levers |
| Controls || Provide access to virtually all camera functions, including shutter release, video record lever, front dial/aperture control knob, programmable AE/AF LOCK lever, zoom/focus control knob, and ISO lever |
| Material of Construction || Housing Body: 6061 T6 aluminum alloy |
Push-Buttons and Control Shafts: Type 304 stainless steel
| Finish || Black anodized to MIL-A-8625 type 2, class 2 specification |
Certified A.A.M.A. 2603-98 polyester coating baked on at 350°F/177°C (ASTM D2794 specification)
| Lens Port || Ships without required lens port |
Various interchangeable ports available for all compatible Micro Four Thirds lenses
Available ports include 4.0" / 10.2 cm fisheye dome, SW8 super wide-angle dome, and three flat ports for macro lenses
For full compatibility, including gears and extension rings, see Port Chart linked in Overview
Optional MFT-to-DSLR port adapter acts as step-up adapter, allowing Aquatica DSLR ports to be mounted
| Buoyancy || May vary with choice of lens and port |
| External Strobe Connector || Two fiber-optic connectors for attaching optional external strobes via cables |
Manual and TTL exposure available
| Viewfinder || Includes standard Galileo-type eyepiece |
Accepts optional 45 and 180° Aqua View Finders for 100% coverage, corner-to-corner sharpness, and dioptric adjustment
| Moisture Alarm || Yes, with atmospheric pressure sensor |
Audible and visual signals
| Mounting || 5x 1/4"-20 threaded holes on top |
3x 1/4"-20 threaded holes on bottom
| Dimensions || 6.0 x 3.75 x 7.1" / 15.2 x 9.5 x 18 cm without grips |
6.0 x 3.75 x 11.2" / 15.2 x 9.5 x 28.4 cm with grips
| Weight || Not specified by manufacturer |
| Package Weight || 7.2 lb |
| Box Dimensions (LxWxH) || 12.047 x 10.63 x 8.425" |
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