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Gates Underwater Housing for Sony F5 / F55

Gates Underwater Products
Abel Code: gatesf55
Description
This Gates Underwater Housing fits your Sony F5 or F55 CineAlta camera. It features a dive depth up to 450 feet (137 meters), weighs about 40 lb and offers full camera and lens control. It can support PL Mount and DSLR lenses and uses Precision Ports.
Key Highlights
  • Depth rating of 450ft
  • Dive housing for Sony F5/F55 cameras
  • Choose Flat or Dome Port
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Overview

Overview

The Gates Underwater Housing for Sony F5/F55 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 housing 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.

This camera housing weighs approximately 40 lb (not in the water), depending on configuration.

The seasoned professional will recognize many Gates signature features:

  • Clean, uncomplicated, user friendly design
  • Gates Precision Ports for clear, sharp images
  • Seal Check II to verify housing integrity before entering the water

The rental of this Gates Underwater Housing for Sony F5 / F55 CineAlta cameras comes with Dome or Flat Port, Port Extenders, Seal Check, and On-Board Monitor Underwater Housing.

Durable Chassis

"Bulletproof" machined aluminum, black type III hard anodized finish which is sealed with a nickel-acetate process.

A rolling travel case with retractable handles holds your Gates Underwater Housing when travelling or not in use.

Durable Chassis

"Bulletproof" machined aluminum, black type III hard anodized finish which is sealed with a nickel-acetate process.

A rolling travel case with retractable handles holds your Gates Underwater Housing when travelling or not in use.

External Monitor

The Gates EM50 and TVL55 are compatible with the included monitor housing.

Extensive Lens Support

Over 45 PL mount and DSLR lenses are supported in the SONY F5/F55 Housing. Explore the Gates lens support table to see what is compatible with this underwater housing.

Dome or Flat Port Options

The rental of this underwater housing for ARRI ALEXA includes a choice of either an FP80 Flat Port or a SP80 Standard Dome Port.

Flat Port - 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.

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 is field serviceable/replaceable.

Adjustable Handles

Adjust the side handles for perfect grip and convenient access to controls.

Control Access

Extensive control of camera functions, including:

  • ND Filter
  • Soft Keys
  • Assign 1/2
  • Full menu access, and much more

Seal Check

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. 

Uncomplicated Design & Field Serviceable

User friendly serviceable controls are 100% mechanical. There are no complicated mechanisms or electronics to fail.

Precision Ports

Quality optics means clarity, sharpness and NO vignetting (cutoff dark corners) to spoil your images.

Adjustable Bouyancy & Trim

Add /remove trim weights for ideal buoyancy and balance, which is a key to stable, fluid shots.

 

 

Some Accessories may be available. The manufacturer lists 3G-SDI, Seal Check, Comm Input, Filters, Hydrophone, and Lights as possibilities.

* 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.

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Gates Underwater Housing for Sony F5 / F55
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Depth rating of 450ft
  • Dive housing for Sony F5/F55 cameras
  • Choose Flat or Dome Port
  • Adjustable buoyancy
  • Weight in air: approx. 40 lb
  • Shell housing for on-board monitor
  • Rolling travel case

Batteries

Battery Mount Type:
V-Mount
Battery Chemistry:
8 x Alkaline - or rechargeable AA batteries (for Seal Check)

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
PL

Compatibility - Camera

Sony:
Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta
Sony PXW-FS5 CineAlta

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.

Underwater

Buoyancy Notes:
Fully adjustable buoyancy / trim
Depth Rating:
137.16m - 450 Feet
Housing Controls:
Record / Standby
6 x Soft Keys
Other - Power on/off, Menu, ND Filter, Assign 1/2, File, AU/TC, View, Menu Dial/Select, Menu Cancel, 3-Axis Lens Control (manual): Iris, Focus, Zoom

Support for Every Production

Facilities in NY & LA designed for maximum comfort and efficiency

We are accustomed to working with productions and budgets of all sizes. Need a complete camera system specifically tailored to your needs or a few accessories to complete your kit? We’ve got you covered. All our gear is meticulously maintained by our on-site technicians, and we treat all jobs with the highest degree of care and attention to detail.

Expendables

Expendables

We stock expendables in our three showrooms so you have the convenience of one-stop shopping.

Training

Training

Keep your skills sharp with our practical education: hands-on workshops, community events, and blog.

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