Ultimate AquaTech Underwater Compatibility Guide for Camera and Lens Rentals

Ultimate AquaTech Underwater Compatibility Guide for Camera and Lens Rentals

Originally published in November 2014 and updated to reflect current inventory in October 2019.


Underwater housing units are large cases for your camera bodies and lenses. Take your gear up to 33′ underwater for fashion shoots, capturing athletes in strong surf, snorkeling, and more. Our inventory has been completely updated and we have underwater gear now that is compatible with the new Nikon Z and Canon EOS R cameras!

Man in ocean with Elite II housing and dome port cover.

Complete Compatibility Guide for AquaTech Underwater Equipment Rentals

Only certain housings go with certain items and some lens housings are only compatible with water surfaces and not for prolonged periods underwater. These housings are not suitable for SCUBA diving. They are recommended for use at depths of 16.4′ or less when submerged for more than 5 minutes. You will need both a housing unit for your camera and a separate one for your lens. Some lens ports need extension rings in order to fit. It sounds confusing but the guide below will take all the mystery out of what you need to start shooting underwater!

AquaTech underwater equipment is never available for same-day pickup or for overnight shipping. Lead time is always 2 days for these products. This post is a guide to help you with compatibility. Need even more help? Please contact AquaTech directly for compatibility questions. Our AquaTech rentals are not kept on-site and are kept with AquaTech for strict quality control. Therefore, we are not able to test out port/housing combinations or physically troubleshoot specific items for you. Please contact them for any of those questions prior to submitting your rental order with us.

Table of Contents

AquaTech User Manuals

AquaTech Videos



See all of AquaTech’s latest instructional videos here.

AquaTech Underwater Housings for Camera Bodies

Underwater housing units for rent are listed below. All Elite II units are compatible with the AquaTech Elite II M3 Pistol Grip, an optional – though very useful – accessory for shooting.

Canon

Elite II Canon 7D Mark II
Elite II Canon 5D Mark III
Elite II Canon 5D Mark IV
Elite II Canon EOS R
Delphin Canon 1D Series

Nikon

Elite II Nikon D850
Elite II Nikon D750
Elite II Nikon Z
Delphin Nikon D5

Panasonic

Elite II Panasonic GH5/GH5S

Sony

Elite II Sony a7 II, a7R II, a7S II
Elite II Sony a9, a7 III, a7R III

Fuji

Elite II Fuji X-T3

A_Product_Housings

AquaTech Underwater Lens Ports

Your lens needs its own housing unit to attach to your body housing unit. Here is a run down of the lens ports we now have and what lenses they go with. For a much more complete list, please see AquaTech’s official compatibility chart (last updated October 10, 2019). If you do not see your preferred lens in that chart or in the list below, please do not experiment anyway. You could risk having a poor fit which could introduce water (and disaster) to your system.

Special Note: Some ports have dome front elements and others have flat front elements. The difference is that dome front elements are good for deep-water clarity but often require extension rings if pairing with zoom lenses. More on extension rings below. Also, items that are marked “Above Water/At Water Surface” are not suitable for even shallower dives (16-33′). They are best for shooting near the surfaces of water, like when snorkeling or photographing surfers. Those not marked with this are fine for dives of under 5 minutes up to 33′ or 16′ for longer than 5 minutes.

P-65

EF Mount:

  • Canon 24mm f/2.8
  • Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS
  • Canon 28mm f/1.8
  • Canon 28mm f/1.8 IS
  • Canon 35mm f/2
  • Canon 35mm f/2 IS
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • Canon 50mm f/1.4
  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon

F Mount:

  • Nikon 20mm f/2.8 (Crop Format Sensor Only or in DX Mode)
  • Nikon 24mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 28mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8G (Crop Format Sensor Only or in DX Mode)
  • Nikon 35mm f/2
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8
  • Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 (Needs a 70mm Extension Ring)
  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DG Art for Nikon

E Mount:

  • Sony 10-18mm f/4 (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Sony 35mm f/2.8 ZA
  • Sony 50mm f/1.8

P-80

EF Mount:

  • Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon 20mm f/2.8 (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Canon 50mm f/1.2L
  • Canon 85mm f/1.8
  • Canon 100mm f/2
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX HSM for Canon
  • Rokinon 85mm T.15 Cine for Canon

RF Mount:

  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM

F Mount:

  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX for Nikon
  • Nikon 58mm f/1.4G
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX HSM for Nikon
  • Rokinon 85mm T.15 Cine for Nikon

Micro Four Thirds Mount:

  • Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 (Vignettes at 7mm)

E Mount:

  • Sony 28mm f/2
  • Sony 55mm f/1.8 ZA
  • Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE

X Mount:

  • Fuji 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Fuji 16mm f/1.4 R XF
  • Fuji 50mm f/2 R WR
  • Fuji 56mm f/1.2R XF
  • Fuji 60mm f/2.4 XF

P-90

EF Mount:

  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

F Mount:

  • Nikon 20mm f/1.8G (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Nikon 28mm f/1.8G (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX Lens

Micro Four Thirds Mount:

  • Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8

E Mount:

  • Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 for Sony E Mount

P-100

EF Mount:

  • Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
  • Canon 17-40mm f/4 (Above Water/At Water Surface) Note: Will not fit with a filter.
  • Canon 24mm f/1.4L II
  • Canon 35mm f/1.4L
  • Canon 85mm f/1.2L II
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM for Canon
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon
  • Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art for Canon (Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for Canon
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for Canon (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 for Canon (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine for Canon
  • Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine for Canon

RF Mount:

  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2

Z Mount:

  • Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S
  • Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S
  • Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S

F Mount:

  • Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
  • Nikon 12-24mm f/4
  • Nikon 24mm f/1.4G
  • Nikon 24mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.4G
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.4G
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.8G
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM for Nikon
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG Art for Nikon
  • Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art for Nikon (Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art for Nikon
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for Nikon
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for Nikon (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 for Nikon (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine for Nikon
  • Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine for Nikon

Micro Four Thirds Mount:

  • Panasonic 8-18mm f/2.8-4
  • Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8

E Mount:

  • Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 for Sony E Mount
  • Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

P-120

EF Mount:

  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Canon 35mm f/1.4L II
  • Canon 135mm f/2
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon

F Mount:

  • Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art for Nikon

E Mount:

  • Sony 35mm f/1.4 ZA
  • Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM
  • Sony 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (Above Water/At Water Surface)

X Mount:

  • Fuji 90mm f/2 R LM WR XF
  • Fuji 18-55mm f/2.8 OIS WR

P-130

EF Mount:

  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art for Canon (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon

F Mount:

  • Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art for Nikon (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art for Nikon
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art for Nikon

E Mount:

  • Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Sony 90mm f/2.8 G
  • Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG Art for Sony
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art for Sony
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art for Sony

P-135

E Mount:


P-145

EF Mount:

  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II (With a Full Frame Sensor Camera)
  • Canon 24-105 f/4L IS (With a Full Frame Sensor Camera)
  • Canon 24-105 f/4L IS II  (With a Full Frame Sensor Camera) Note: Will not fit with a filter.

P-160

EF Mount:

  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L (Original Only)
  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II (With a Crop Frame Sensor Camera)
  • Canon 24-105 f/4L IS (With a Crop Frame Sensor Camera)
  • Canon 24-105 f/4L IS II (With a Crop Frame Sensor Camera)

F Mount:

  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G
  • Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

P-190

EF Mount:

  • Canon 70-200mm f/4L
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS

F Mount:

  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/4 VR

P-215

EF Mount:

  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

F Mount:

  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

E Mount:

  • Sony 70-200 f/2.8 GM

PD-50

Special Port Characteristics: This is a low-profile dome-style port that is designed for select fisheyes and meant to be used primarily near the surface of water, like for snorkeling and surf shooting, and not for diving far into water.

EF Mount:

F Mount:

  • Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 16mm f/2.8 (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM for Nikon (Needs Two 30mm Extension Rings)

PD-65

Special Port Characteristics: This is a low-profile dome-style port that is designed for select fisheyes/wide angles and meant to be used primarily near the surface of water, like for snorkeling and surf shooting, and not for diving far into water.

EF Mount:

  • Canon 15mm f/2.8
  • Canon 14mm f/2.8L II (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Fisheye for Canon
  • Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 for Canon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Model without Hood)
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for Canon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 for Canon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Tokina 12-28mm f/4 for Canon (Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Rokinon 14mm T.31 Cine for Canon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)

F Mount:

  • Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 (Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Nikon 14mm f2.8D (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Fisheye for Nikon
  • Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 for Nikon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Model without Hood)
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for Nikon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 for Nikon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)
  • Rokinon 14mm T.31 Cine for Nikon (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 30mm Extension Ring)

E Mount:

  • Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Sony 28mm f/2 with 16mm Fisheye Conversion Lens (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 50mm Extension)
  • Sony 28mm f/2 with 21mm Wide Conversion Lens (Above Water/At Water Surface, Needs a 50mm Extension)

PD-75

EF Mount:

  • Canon 8-15mm f/4 (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 for Canon (Model with Hood – Vignetting Possible)
  • Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon (Model without Hood)
  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 for Canon (Needs a 70mm Extension Ring)

F Mount:

  • Nikon 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (Above Water/At Water Surface)
  • Nikon 20mm f/2.8
  • Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 for Nikon (Model with Hood – Vignetting Possible)
  • Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Nikon (Model without Hood)
  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 for Nikon (Needs a 70mm Extension Ring)

E Mount:

Micro Four Thirds Mount:

  • Panasonic 7-14mm f/4

PD-85

Special Port Characteristics: This is a large dome-style port with an 8″ diameter (4″ tall) front element. It is ideal for using underwater.

EF Mount:

F Mount:

Z Mount:

E Mount:

X Mount:

  • Fuji 14mm f/2.8 R XF

PD-140

Special Port Characteristics: This is a large dome-style port with an 8″ diameter (6″ tall) front element. It is ideal for using underwater.

EF Mount:

  • Canon 11-24mm f/4L
  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II
  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III
  • Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS
  • Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG Art for Canon
  • Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG Art for Canon
  • Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG Art for Canon
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art for Canon
  • Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon

F Mount:

  • Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
  • Nikon 16-35mm f/4G
  • Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8G
  • Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG Art for Nikon
  • Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG Art for Nikon
  • Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG Art for Nikon
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art for Nikon
  • Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art for Nikon

E Mount:

  • Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G
  • Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
  • Sony 16-35mm f/4 ZA

X Mount:

  • Fuji 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR

20160714_GK-Underwater_5386

AquaTech Zoom Gears

You have the option of renting a cool, easy-to-use zoom gear wheel for your zoom lenses so that you can zoom from inside the lens port (if you do not rent this, you are stuck with the focal range you set on your zoom lens when you placed it inside the lens port). Find out exactly what zoom gear you need to rent for your particular lens and lens port with this handy guide from AquaTech! See all of our zoom gears here.

Need more help? Please contact AquaTech directly for compatibility questions. Our AquaTech rentals are not kept on-site and are kept with AquaTech for strict quality control. Therefore, we are not able to test out port/housing combinations or physically troubleshoot specific items for you. Please contact them for any of those questions prior to submitting your rental order with us.

Other Underwater Resources

Underwater Shooting Basics: Setting Up and Testing AquaTech Housings

How to Shoot Underwater Portrait Photography

Landscape Photography Workflow: Camera Settings and Problem Solving for Tide Pools

The following two tabs change content below.
Browse the largest online selection of photo and video gear rentals and have them delivered right to your door! BorrowLenses.com's mission is to advance the photographic and cinematic dreams of our customers by delivering superior, cutting-edge gear and providing exceptional customer service. Our blog is where you can learn about fellow image makers, discover new arrivals, and keep up on sales and other events.

Latest posts by BorrowLenses (see all)

2 Comments

  1. Is there a port combination for an AFS Nikkor 24mm/1.8g on a Nikon D800E for underwater work? My newer lens is not on the list above, and is a bit smaller than the 24mm/1.4 AFS Nikkor. I’d be snorking with it. Do you rent a float device to keep the housing from sinking in case it slips?

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: