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Gates Now Shipping C300/C500 Housings
By Joseph Tepper, October 9, 2012 @ 09:00 AM (EST)

This week, the folks over at Gates released image and specifications for their housings for the Canon EOS C300 and C500 digital cinema cameras.

The new housings feature support for a variety of Canon and PL mount lenses, Gates’ “Seal Check,” a full lineup of port systems, and mechanical controls. Additionally,  Convergent Designs’ Gemini RAW recorder can be included for true RAW recording.

The housings are now shipping and more information can be found on Gates’ website or in the press release below. 

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Press Release.

Specifically designed for the Canon EOS C300 and C500 cameras, the Gates C300/C500 housing is the latest in underwater imaging for TV and big screen productions. The C300/C500 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. Gates ‘bulletproof’ durability is naturally inherent in the C300/C500 for ‘got the shot’ confidence.

Reaching the far corners of the globe, Gates housings are tasked with high profile broadcast and cinema productions. Professionals know that failure is not an option, so they never take a chance.... they take a Gates!


  • Durable, "Bulletproof" machined aluminum, black type III 'hard' anodize finish, and sealed with a nickel-acetate process.
  • M43 External Monitor (optional) for a big view of framing and focus
  • Flexible Lens Support. The C300/C500 is designed to accommodate a wide variety of Canon and PL mount lenses.
  • Fully Adjustable Buoyancy and Trim. Add / remove trim weights for ideal balance -- just the way you like it.
  • Precision PortsTM means clarity, sharpness and no vignetting (cutoff dark corners) to spoil your images.
  • Reliable Fingertip Controls are 100% Mechanical -- no sticky buttons, faulty electronics or dead batteries!
  • Complete Control of camera functions.
  • 2-Year Warranty. Only Gates offers a 2-year renewable warranty on all housings.
  • Gemini RAW Recorder (not included) from Convergent Design is provisioned into the C300/C500 housing for true 4K RAW recording.?* Seal Check (included) assures housing integrity before entering the water.





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