Nauticam Nikon Z8 Underwater Housing

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Nauticam Nikon Z8 Underwater Housing

Looking for an exceptional underwater housing for your Nikon Z8? Look no further than the Nauticam Nikon Z8 underwater housing! This top-of-the-line housing is the epitome of reliability and ease-of-use, thanks to Nauticam's acclaimed Mission Control design approach. With the NA-Z8, you'll have quick access to all the essential controls you need, thanks to the strategically placed molded handles. Plus, with Nauticam's proven track record with the NA-Z6/7 and Z9 housings, you can trust that you're investing in a top-quality product that won't let you down.

Nauticam is constantly rethinking their underwater housing designs to create the absolute best user experience when shooting underwater, and the Nauticam Nikon Z8 Underwater Housing is no exception. Their housings are crafted from high quality aluminum with controls and dials designed for great ergonomics (ease of use). The housing is depth rated to 100m, maintains a fairly small footprint making it great for traveling. All buttons are clearly labeled, it includes two fiber optic ports and a leak sensor. Lastly the rotating housing latch is secure yet easy to use.

Key Features:

Patented Port Locking System

The locking lever has become a signature of the Nauticam brand. Its unique design allows for easy and secure port mounting without the need for twisting or threading. Additionally, Nauticam provides locking port extensions, which ensure that even when using a long extension ring, a dome port remains firmly fixed in place.



FTZ Adapter Support

The NA-Z8 is also equipped with an FTZ adapter that allows you to use the same port configuration as you would with an F-mount DSLR system. Plus, the convenient lens release buttons on the NA-Z8 housing make it easy to switch between different lenses, without ever having to remove the camera from the housing (except when installing or removing the FTZ II adapter)



Stainless Steel Handle Brackets

The steel brackets included with the housing provides stability and eliminates the flex and wobble when using big strobes or video lights. It also serves as attachment points for accessories such as lanyards.



Other Features:

Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System

The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system comes standard with the NA-Z8, providing divers with a reliable monitoring system for the safety and water-tightness of their housing. By utilizing the vacuum valve accessory, users can receive constant updates through a simple LED lighting system that indicates a solid vacuum or loss of pressure. Furthermore, the leak detection feature, integrated into the same circuit, alerts divers both visually and audibly of any water intrusion inside the mirrorless underwater housing. Additionally, the Nauticam system is temperature compensated, which eliminates any false alarms resulting from fluctuations in outside temperature or a camera heating up during a  dive.


The Nauticam NA-Z8 is equipped with an HDMI type A connector, this camera promises to provide a clean and smooth output.  The NA-Z8 also comes with an M24 bulkhead that can accommodate an HDMI 2.0 connection. This feature allows you to connect your camera to a high-quality monitor or recorder like the Atomos Ninja5+ housed in the NA-Ninja5 housing. With this powerful combination, you can take your video recording and photography experience to the next level.


Recommended Lenses & Ports:

Wide Angle

1. Nikkor Z 14-24mm f2.8 S lens  - Ultra-wide zoom for whales, mantas, whale sharks, reefscapes
Recommended Port/Gears:
Zoom Gear;
N120 Extension Ring 10 II + WACP 2; or
N120 Extension Ring 40 II + 180mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port; or
N120 Extension Ring 55 II + 230mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port II;

2. Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 lens - Wide-angle for sharks, pelagics, video
Recommended Port/Gears:
Zoom GearN120 WACP-2; or
Zoom GearN120 Extension Ring 50 II + 230mm Optical Glass Wide Angle Port II;


1. Nikon Z 50mm f2.8 macro lens - For macro, fish
Recommended Port:
N120 Extension Ring 10 II + Macro Port 12
Please see Port Chart for Wet Lens options.

2. Nikon Z MC 105mm f2.8 VR S macro lens - For fish portraits and larger macro subjects
Recommended Port:
focus gearMacro Port 80 or
focus gear + N120 Extension Ring 20 II + Macro port 60;
Please see Port Chart for Wet Lens options.

Wet Lenses

Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8  - Combined with the below Wet Lens:
WACP-1 - Ultra-wide 130º fields-of-view for whales, mantas, whale sharks, reefscapes

Other Available Wet Lenses: 
WWL-1B Wide Angle Conversion Lens - Wide-angle for sharks, pelagics, video
WACP-C - Smaller & more compact, ultra-wide 130º fields-of-view for whales, mantas, whale sharks, reefscapes
CMC-1 - For fish portraits and larger macro subjects
CMC-2 - For macro, smaller critters, fish

For more Comprehensive details with regards lens and port combinations for the Nikon Z8, please reference our Nauticam Nikon Z-Mount port chart. Also, for Nikon F-Mount lens port options, please consult the comprehensive Nikon F- Mount port charts.


Sample Nikon Z8 Underwater Images & Reviews

We took the Nikon Z8 for a trip to Cozumel where we gained some valuable insights, and based on this we have put together in in-depth review of the Nikon Z8 underwater, as well as the best underwater settings for the Nikon Z8.

Read more about our initial thoughts & review of the Nikon Z8


Some sample underwater images taken with the Nikon Z8 in Cozumel.

Nikon Z8 underwater images

Nikon Z8 underwater images

Nikon Z8 underwater images


Nikon Z8 Sample underwater footage from the Caribbean



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  • Dimension: 360mm(W) x 200mm(H) x 160mm(D)
  • Weight on Land: 3.1kg
  • Weight Underwater: -0.07kg (with camera and battery)
  • Port System: N120
  • Depth Rating: 100m

Weight: 8.00 LBS
Dimensions: 10.00 (in) × 9.00 (in) × 15.00 (in)
Brand: Nauticam
Camera Type: Nikon Z8

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