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Gates Underwater Housing for Canon C300 / C500

Gates Underwater Products
Abel Code: gatesC300
With a depth rating of up to 450 ft (137 m), this Gates Underwater Housing for Canon C300 or C500 cameras will fit over (45) PL Mount and Canon lenses. It offers Precision Ports for clear, sharp images, plus Seal Check, and an on-board monitor housing.
Key Highlights
  • Depth rating of 450ft
  • Weight in air: 25-30 lb
  • Dive housing for Canon C300 or C500
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<p>Specifically designed for the Canon EOS C300 and C500 cameras, the <strong>Gates C500/C300 Underwater Housing</strong> is the latest in underwater imaging for TV and big screen productions. The C500/C300 shares many features with its cinema cousins including full camera and lens control, support for a wide variety of Canon and PL mount lenses and Gates Precision ports for no-compromises image quality.</p> <p>Gates Underwater signature features include:</p> <ul><li>Clean, uncomplicated, user friendly design</li><li>Gates Precision Ports for clear, sharp images</li><li>Seal Check II to verify housing integrity before entering the water</li></ul> <p>The rental of this Gates Underwater Housing for ARRI ALEXA comes with Dome or Flat Port, Port Extenders, Seal Check, and On-Board Monitor Underwater Housing. It weighs between 25-30 lb, depending on your configuration.</p> <p>Reaching the far corners of the world, Gates housings are tasked with the most demanding projects extending from marine research and military, to television and cinema productions. Experts know that failure is not an option, so they never take a chance, they take a Gates.</p> <p><strong>Durable Housing</strong></p> <p>&quot;Bulletproof&quot; machined aluminum, black type III hard anodized finish which is sealed with a nickel-acetate process.</p> <p>A rolling travel case with retractable handles holds your Gates Underwater Housing when travelling or not in use.</p> <p><strong>User Friendly &amp; Field Serviceable Controls</strong></p> <p>User friendly field serviceable controls are 100% mechanical with no complicated mechanisms or electronics to fail.</p> <p><strong>Control Access</strong></p> <p>Extensive control of the Canon C300 &amp; C500 camera functions, including:</p> <ul><li>ND Filter</li><li>Iris</li><li>White Balance</li><li>Assign 1/2 / 3 /4</li><li>Full menu access</li></ul> <p><strong>External Monitor</strong></p> <p>The Gates EM43, EM50 and TVL55 monitors (separate) are compatible with this monitor housing.</p> <p><strong>Extensive Lens Support</strong></p> <p>Over (45) PL mount and Canon lenses are supported in the C300/C500 Housing. Explore the <a href="https://www.gateshousings.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/GATES-Lens-Compatibility-Reference-R42-PUBLIC.pdf" target="_blank">Gates lens support table</a> to see what is compatible with this underwater housing for Canon C300 or C500 cameras.</p> <p><strong>Dome or Flat Port Options</strong></p> <p>The rental of this underwater housing for ARRI ALEXA includes a choice of either an FP80 Flat Port or a SP80 Standard Dome Port.</p> <p><em>Flat Port</em> - Due to its larger front element, the FP80 supports a variety of medium to macro lenses, including external zooms. This is a simple, versatile port option for a wide variety of lenses. Gates makes both acrylic (Perspex) and glass versions of this port. Shade coverings may be included. An anti-reflective coating on the BK7 glass element may be included.</p> <p><em>Dome Port</em> - 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 is field serviceable/replaceable.</p> <p><strong>Adjustable Handles</strong></p> <p>Adjust the side handles for perfect grip and convenient access to controls.</p> <p><strong>Seal Check</strong></p> <p>As the name implies, Seal Check confirms seal integrity before entering the water to protect your valuable lens and camera. It takes only a few short minutes to use and will provide you with a go/no go decision. Seal Check runs on (8) AA batteries.</p> <p><strong>Clean &amp; Uncomplicated Design</strong></p> <p>User friendly controls are 100% mechanical. There are no complicated mechanisms or electronics to fail.</p> <p><strong>Precision Ports</strong>™</p> <p>Quality optics means clarity, sharpness and NO vignetting (cutoff dark corners) to spoil your images.</p> <p><strong>Adjustable Bouyancy &amp; Trim</strong></p> <p>Add /remove trim weights for ideal buoyancy and balance, which is a key to stable, fluid shots.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Some Accessories may be available. The manufacturer lists 3G-SDI, Seal Check, Comm Input, Filters, Hydrophone, and Lights as possibilities.</p> <p><em>* IMPORTANT NOTE: </em>Actual contents of rental kits are variable, based on client requirements and availability. Please contact your AbelCine Rental Agent for details, or to request a specific configuration.</p>

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Gates Underwater Housing for Canon C300 / C500


Key Highlights

  • Depth rating of 450ft
  • Weight in air: 25-30 lb
  • Dive housing for Canon C300 or C500
  • Choose Flat or Dome Port
  • Shell housing for on-board monitor
  • Adjustable buoyancy
  • Rolling travel case


Battery Mount Type:
Canon - accommodates BP-955 and BP-975 (C300 only).
Battery Chemistry:
Alkaline - 8 x Alkaline - or rechargeable AA batteries (for Seal Check)

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
Canon EF

Compatibility - Camera

Canon EOS C300
Canon EOS C500

Special Features

General Notes:
All controls are mechanical
Camera, lens, media, on-board monitor, batteries, chargers, and other accessories - can be rented separately
IMPORTANT NOTE:  - Actual contents of rental kits are variable, based on client requirements and availability. Please contact your AbelCine Rental Agent for details, or to request a specific configuration.


Buoyancy Notes:
Fully adjustable buoyancy / trim
Depth Rating:
137.16m - 450 Feet
Housing Controls:
Record / Standby
User Key - 1/2 and 3/4 Assignable
Other - Power on/off, Axis Lens Control (manual): Iris, Focus, Zoom, ND Filter, Select / Set, White Balance Set / Playback, Menu, Cancel, and Function / Backlight

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