Nauticam System For ARRI Alexa Mini/LF

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Available in NYC and Worldwide for Rental.

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Optional Accessories:

  • Flat port for Mini/LF Housing ($80/day)
  • Nauticam 45m Surface Feed HD-SDI Cable ($105/day)
  • Nauticam 30m LCS Surface Feed Cable ($265/day)
  • ARRI WCU-4 Kit (Hand Unit / Motors) ($475/day)

Included Features:

  • Housing with 3-axis Manual Lens Control
  • Nauticam NA-502 monitor housing includes SmallHD monitor
  • 250mm Optically Coated Glass Dome Port
  • 30, 40, and 50mm Stackable Locking Port Extension Rings
  • Integrated ARRI GB-1
  • Vacuum Check & Leak Detection System
  • Power, Vacuum, and Tally Lights are easily visible on the rear of the housing, ensuring you can operate the Cinema System with the confidence of knowing the housing seal is watertight.
  • Anton Bauer / Gold Mount Battery Plate
  • Trim Weights
  • Kit comes in (2) Pelican 1620 Travel Cases
  • Top Carry Handle and 2 Side Operation Handles
  • Tool Kit & O-ring Kit

Easy Camera Prep

The Nauticam system is very easy to set up. Armed with only a coin and a #3mm hex key wrench, the entire support and lens control system is constructed on the camera base plate outside of the housing. This means the rig can be built on a table, in good light, with plenty of working space. Once the camera is assembled on its tray, the system slides into the housing and locks securely.

Camera Control Via Integrated ARRI GPB-1

The rear of the housing features an ARRI GPB-1 control unit that interfaces with 10 assignable control buttons on the right rear of the housing. This enhanced control system allows for dialing in the housing to meet the exact needs of the shoot.

Optically-Coated Glass Dome Port

Our exclusive 250mm optically coated glass dome port is supplied with every system, and we believe it is the best optic available for cinema lenses. The 250mm dome port diameter – 10 inches – is vital for good wide-angle imaging performance with many cinema lenses underwater. Smaller domes can work well with close-focusing SLR lenses, but many cinema lenses have a longer minimum focus distance in the .35-.40m (14-16″) range. Using Arri Master Prime T1.4/14mm, with its .4m MFD, as an example, the 250mm dome provides clearly superior results, with much less corner softness than smaller domes. The glass dome is rugged and highly resistant to scratching. Broadband Anti-Reflective Coatings eliminate flare, reflections, and ghosting from the port optic. A robust machined aluminum shade protects the dome and provides additional flare resistance.

Battery Configurations

The housing ships with an Anton Bauer “Gold Mount” battery plate and LEMO connector for the Alexa Mini camera. It has ample space for a range of battery pack sizes, providing long operation times.

Weight & Trim Bracket

A sliding weight bracket allows the front-back trim to be adjusted dynamically in water, providing a natural port-up or port-down position as needed. The bracket accepts readily available dive weights and is easily sourced on location. Additional trim weights can be attached to the housing skids or trim weight mounting locations strategically placed on the inside to dial in neutral buoyancy and left-right balance.

Universal Lens Controls

A tremendous range of lenses is supported, from very small Zeiss Standard Speeds to large cinema-styled zooms. Lens swaps are easily accomplished with the camera out of the housing or from the port opening. The manual lens gearing system is universal, sliding forward or back to match lens control ring placement and swinging down to positively engage. No tools are required, with thumb screws securely locking all adjustments in place. A “C”- shaped support ring is used with very long zoom lenses, providing structural support that allows precise control.

Technical Specifications

Depth Rating 80m (262ft)
Weight 14kg (30lbs)
Dimensions 363 x 341 x 290mm (approximate 14 x 13 x 11 inches)

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