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Gates Announces Houisng for Sony F5 and F55 Cinema Cams
By Hergen Spalink, March 10, 2013 @ 05:49 AM (EST)
Source: Gates Housings

Gates Housings announced today their F55 housing which are designed for Sony's F5 and F55 CineAlta cameras.  This machined aluminum housing supports a wide variety of Canon and PL mount lenses and uses Gates Precision Ports that provide for vignette-free shooting.  All Gates Pro Housings feature the SealCheck Vacuum system to ensure seal integrity before entering the water.  The F55 housing will also support the integrated RAW recorder or Sony, the AXSR5 and access to all camera functions.  The housing will be available as of June 1st for $18,000 including housing, port, and port rings.


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Press Release from Gates:

Gates Underwater Products GatesHousings.com +1-858-391-0052
Gates Underwater Products announces new F55 Housing.

Gates family of reliable, ‘bulletproof’ housings now include the Sony F55 and F5 digital cinema cameras.
Poway, CA – 27 February 2013 – Adding to its successful line of housings for underwater digital cinema, Gates is pleased to release details of the newest member, the F55 housing. Designed with the underwater cinematographer in mind, the F55 includes many professional features;

 Comprehensive camera controls:

  • Full camera menu access
    Focus / zoom / iris
  • White balance
  • Support for a wide variety of PL and DSLR lenses
  • Integrated support for Sony AXSR5 recorder;
    Fully adjustable trim weighting for perfect buoyancy and control;
    Gates Precision Ports for no compromises image quality;
    Integrated Gates Seal Check II to assure housing integrity before entering the water;
    3G-SDI surface feed (optional) for topside monitoring
    Remote Lens Control (optional) for DP focus control

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.

F55 Housing Price (Preliminary): $18,000 (Housing, Port, Port Rings)
Availability: 1 July 2013

About Gates:

Since 1969, Gates Underwater Products has produced is the worlds most reliable underwater housings. Using ‘bulletproof” machined aluminum, 100% mechanical controls, time- proven design methods, and state-of-the-art manufacturing, Gates housings are built to satisfy

the most demanding applications. Commercial divers, imaging professionals, marine researchers, salvage operators and military personnel all turn to Gates for the same reason: our "bulletproof" housings produce results 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That's why they say:
Don’t take a Chance....Take a Gates!



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