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Gates F55 Underwater Cinema Housing for Sony F55 and F5 CineAlta Video Cameras
The F55 Housing is a marquis member of the Gates family of housings for digital cinema and broadcast TV. Designed specifically for the Sony F5 and F55 CineAlta cameras, the F55 shares many functional features with its cinema brothers including full camera and lens control, support for a wide variety of DSLR and PL mount lenses, fully adjustable buoyancy / trim, and Gates Precision Ports for no compromises image quality.
Base Price $19,280.00

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Gates F55 Underwater Cinema Housing for Sony F55 and F5 CineAlta Video Cameras


The F55 Housing is a marquis member of the Gates family of housings for digital cinema and broadcast TV. Designed specifically for the Sony F5 and F55 CineAlta cameras, the F55 shares many functional features with its cinema brothers including full camera and lens control, support for a wide variety of DSLR and PL mount lenses, fully adjustable buoyancy / trim, and Gates Precision Ports for no compromises image quality.

The F55 housing is a Gates through and through: Precision machined aluminum shell, stainless steel hardware, reliable fingertip mechanical controls -- all backed by Gates legendary service and 2 year renewable warranty. Durable, reliable, dependable  the hallmark of Gates since 1969. From research to broadcast TV and cinema productions, they never take a chance...they take a Gates!

Compatible cameras: Sony F55 and F5 CineAlta

KEY FEATURES
  • DURABLE: "Bulletproof" machined aluminum, black type III 'hard' anodize finish and sealed with a nickel-acetate process.
  • USER FRIENDLY FIELD SERVICEABLE CONTROLS: User friendly field serviceable controls are 100% mechanical -- no complicated mechanisms or electronics to fail. Simplicity = Reliability
  • EXTERNAL MONITOR: The Gates EM50 and TVL55 are compatible with the F55 Housing. See Monitor Options tab for details.
  • PRECISION PORTS: Quality optics means clarity, sharpness and NO vignetting (cutoff dark corners) to spoil your images.
  • CONTROL ACCESS: Extensive control of camera functions including ND Filter, Soft Keys, Assign 1/2 and full menu access.
  • 2-YEAR WARRANTY: Only Gates offers a professional 2-year, renewable warranty on all housings.
  • EXTENSIVE LENS SUPPORT: Over 45 PL and DSLR lenses are supported in the F55 Housing.GATES Lens Compatibility Reference
  • ADJUSTABLE BUOYANCY AND TRIM: Add /remove trim weights for ideal buoyancy and balance -- a key to stable, fluid shots.
  • ADJUSTABLE HANDLES: Adjust the handles for perfect grip and convenient access to controls.
  • INTEGRATED RAW RECORDING: with the Sony AXSR5 RAW recorder (optional).
  • FIELD SERVICEABLE: Gates products are nearly 100% serviceable in the field.
  • SEAL CHECK II: The Gates Seal Check II is included with every F55 and assures housing integrity before entering the water.
  • ACCESSORIES SUITE: An extensive set of accessories is available for cinema, natural history, broadcast TV, research, military and many more applications.
SPECIFICATIONS:
  • CONTROLS (ALL MECHANICAL):
    • Manual 3 Axis Lens Control (Focus / Zoom / Iris)
    • Power
    • Record/Standby
    • ND Filter
    • Assign 1/2
    • File
    • Au/Tc
    • View
    • Menu
    • Menu Dial / Select
    • Menu Cancel
    • Soft Keys x6
  • DIMENSIONS: BASIC SHELL
    • Transport size with 8" dome / PR126, No AXS-R5
      • 18.4" L x 10.4" H x 11.3" W 
      • 47 cm x 26 cm x 29 cm
    • Fully Assembled with EM50 monitor, handles.
      • 18.4" L x 16.9" H x 15.2" W 
      • 47 cm x 42.3 cm x 39 cm
  • CONSTRUCTION:
    • Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish.
    • Stainless steel hardware.
  • WEIGHT IN AIR: ~40lbs / 18 kg. Dependent on configuration.
  • WEIGHT IN WATER: Fully adjustable buoyancy / trim.
  • DEPTH RATING: 450 feet / 137 meters.
  • BATTERIES: Accommodates BP-FL75 and other V-Lock batteries (contact Gates for compatibility).
  • WARRANTY: 2 Years Renewable.
  • INCLUDED ITEMS
    • External LCD Monitor shell only (LCD not included).
    • Gates Seal Check II system.
    • Pelican Case.
    • Tool & O-Ring Kit.
  • SONY F5 OR F55 ITEMS REQUIRED
    • (Basic set. See Supported Equipment for more info)
    • Sony F5 or F55 Camera.
    • Battery (Sony BP-FL75 or other V-Lock type).
    • Media.
    • LENS of choice (GATES Lens Compatibility Reference).
    • Nikon lenses require MTF Adapter MTNIKGFZ and Gates Gear Ring Adapter.
MONITOR OPTIONS
  • EM50 EXTERNAL MONITOR: The Gates EM50 has a 5.0 / 125mm diagonal color LCD for top-housing-mounted assist with framing and focus  even in bright sunlight. Features like edge peaking aid critical focus, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery provides more than 6 hours run time. The electronics compartment is completely sealed for added reliability. Of course, the EM50 comes with Gates 2 year renewable warranty and bulletproof construction. Reliable, durable, dependable  the Gates hallmark since 1969.
  • TVL55 EXTERNAL MONITOR: The TVL55 External Monitor is a compact, feature-rich external monitor option for Gates broadcast and cinema caliber underwater imaging systems. Designed specifically for the TV Logic VFM-058W field monitor (not included), the TVL55 is a full 1920x1080 resolution on a 5.5" / 14cm diagonal display. A variety of focus and exposure tools are available like false color, zoom, peaking, vectorscope and waveform. Three assignable buttons give quick access to your favorite, most used functions. Of course the TVL55 is backed by Gates 2 year professional, renewable warranty and legendary customer service.
PORT OPTIONS
The best camera in the world can't make up for poor optics. Poor optical design and materials introduce image killers  distortions, aberrations, degraded resolution, or vignetting. Gates family of Precision Ports are sharp and clear: the finest optics for the finest underwater images. No image killers. Professional to amateur, super wide to macro, Gates Precision Ports suit a wide range of needs, conditions and experience. Of course all ports are backed by our legendary customer support and the same standard of excellence expected of all Gates products.

  • FP80 FLAT PORT: Due to its larger front element, the FP80 supports a variety of medium to macro lenses  including external zooms. A simple, versatile port option. Both Acrylic (Perspex) and Glass versions available. Optical Note: like a SCUBA mask, flat ports yield ~20% loss of field of view (FOV) underwater.
  • SP80 STANDARD (DOME) PORT: The SP80 preserves field of view (FOV) underwater, and is ideally suited for wide to fisheye imaging. Medium to macro, too, when paired with a macro zoom lens. Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass or optical grade Acrylic (Perspex) versions, the latter field serviceable / replaceable.
  • CUSTOM PORT: Gates Precision Ports extend to custom designs for specific applications like underwater UV imaging or Corrective Optics (CO) that adapt a specific lens for underwater imaging, and eliminating distortions / aberrations. Contact Gates to discuss your particular application.
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
  • SEAL CHECK II: The Gates Seal Check II is included with every DEEP DRAGON and assures housing integrity before entering the water.
  • SPARE KITS: O-rings, tools, hardware
  • EXTERNAL MONITOR: Either the EM50 Integrated External Monitor or TVL55 External Monitor case (for TV Logic VFM-058W, not included) are required with the F55.
  • TRAVEL CASE: Travel Case(s) have rollers and retractable handles
  • CARRY HANDLE: Easy grip, transport and handling.
F55 SUPPORTED EQUIPMENT
The F55 Housing standard configuration supports the F5 or F55 camera, Sony PL Lens Adapter or MTF Nikon Adapter, and Sony BP-FL75 battery.

Other F55 configuration are supported including over 45 different lenses. Adaption may be required. Contact Gates for specific details.
  • SONY CAMERA:
    • F55
    • F5
  • LENS MOUNTS:
    • PL (Sony)
    • Nikon (MTF #MTNIKGFZ). Requires Gates Gear Adapter.
  • BATTERIES:
    • BP-FL75 (Sony)
    • Other V-Lock (Contact Gates for compatibility)
  • MODULES: Sony AXS-R5 RAW Recorder.





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