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We DO NOT Rent Underwater Housings By Themselves. UNDERWATER HOUSING RENTALS are all done as a "package." What you rent from us is a fully-functional camera and housing all assembled and tuned so that you do not experience a camera misalignment or issue in the housing. We protect you so that one or more of the following WILL NOT HAPPEN:
(a) if the camera is not installed exactly correctly with its mounting plates and parts positioned so that it prevents the housing from closing 100%...this can result in a rapid filling of the housing with fresh or salt water…ruining not only the camera and the housing but also YOUR DAY.
(b) if the camera installation is just a fraction off center all your images may be vignetted, or in other words, the housing itself shows in the corners of the picture.
(c) if the camera installation does not exactly match up all the controls and cables there may be a malfunction of run control or interference with focusing or zooming, just some examples.
We have been inventing underwater housings since the early 1970s and have done thousands of rental days with underwater equipment. In the early days we DID listen and obey the request to RENT A HOUSING ALONE, without a camera, because the customer already OWNED A CAMERA. The horror stories started to collect and as a result we instituted a policy to rent housings alone only if the operator came into our offices and went through an orientation and training, learning all the little tricks about how to get the housing sealed completely, and the camera aligned exactly so that it worked 100% and there were no corners being cut on the pictures.
If you are doing a long-term project, and have your own camera, we will welcome your shooter or assistant in our prep facility, and will spend the time to completely familiarize them with all the tricks to insure a perfect production.
One last note: setting up a camera in a deep water housing usually requires certain disassembly of the stock video camera before it will fit into the housing properly. It usually makes all the sense to have a topside and an underwater camera system both ready to shoot at a moment’s notice. It takes time and patience to get the installation just right, and that is IN A CONTROLLED, WELL LIT, NON MOVING LOCATION!
With HDSDI Output to Surface
The Gates SWP44c Fathom Imaging Wide Angle Port is designed for use with the Gates EX1, EX1R underwater Housings. Made of 9 elements of glass, with corner to corner sharpness, the Gates SWP44c allows full zoom through capability and up to 120 degrees Field of View.
The SEACAM silver for the CANON EOS5D MKII sets new standards in design and ergonomics. Due to the special construction, the mounting of the camera is especially easy. The housing is milled out of a saltwater-proof light metal alloy twice hardened and high-value anodized. Special longevity is achieved through use of materials of only the best quality: stainless steel, anodized aluminum, premium synthetics as well as Helicoil threads. Double sealing with seamless, high-quality precision O-rings protects all shafts and press buttons. The main O-ring is of a particularly strong dimension. A titanium SAFETY LOCK fastening system safely secures both housing shells. An interchangeable viewfinder system includes 4 different viewfinders and can be exchanged without any tools. The easy mounting system and the double O-ring sealing particularly secures the SEACAM front port connection with its bayonet thread.
The SEACAM silver for the CANON EOS1D/DS MK IV sets new standards in design and ergonomics. Due to the special construction, the mounting of the camera is especially easy. The housing is milled out of a saltwater-proof light metal alloy twice hardened and high-value anodized. Special longevity is achieved through use of materials of only the best quality: stainless steel, anodized aluminum, premium synthetics as well as Helicoil threads. Double sealing with seamless, high-quality precision O-rings protects all shafts and press buttons. The main O-ring is of a particularly strong dimension. Two secured quick-lock latches safely secure both housing shells. The interchangeable viewfinder system includes 4 different viewfinders and can be exchanged without any tools. The easy mounting system and the double O-ring sealing particularly secures the SEACAM front port connection with its bayonet thread.
This Aquatica housing for the Canon 5D Mark II is machined from a solid block of aluminum that is anodized, coated with polyurethane powder paint, and then clear coated. The housing operates safely to a depth of 300' (90m).
The Sea & Sea MDX-5D MKII housing is designed for professional underwater photographers. The housing is machined from a solid block of aluminum and is designed for ultimate precision, ergonomics and performance. It is durable and stands up to tough use. The MDX-5D MKII allows for full use of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II functions underwater. The snug design keeps the housing compact and lightweight, enabling greater maneuverability and ease of use.
Nauticam is happy to release the Nauticam NA-7D underwater housing for the Canon 7D Digital SLR.
Engineered for the working professional, the HVX200 Housing is a comprehensive inventory of features for serious underwater imaging. Adjustable handles provide perfect grip and easy access to critical functions like white balance, iris, manual focus, and user presets. Bayonet mounted ports allow quick change amongst Flat, Dome and Super Wide angle enabling the clearest, sharpest images possible -- a necessary requisite for HD endeavors. The HVX200 Housing is classically Gates: durable "bulletproof" machines aluminum and 100% reliable mechanical controls.
The Gates SWP44c Fathom Imaging Wide Angle Port is designed for use with the Gates HVX200a underwater Housings. Made of 9 elements of glass, with corner to corner sharpness, the Gates SWP44c allows full zoom through capability and up to 120 degrees Field of View.
1080i/720P, PAL/NTSC, 110mm Color LCD Monitor. The Gates EM43 is a big 4.3" / 110mm color active matrix LCD to assist with framing and focus - even in bright sunlight. Sophisticated features like power-on and auto-format sensing mean no worries about accidental battery depletion or different worldwide formats.
Seal Check provides a fast and easy verification of your housing integrity before submersion in the water. This is the best possible way to check for damaged or compromised O-rings and seals before you have a flood or minor leak that could cost a lot of down time or money.
The New BLuFISH 2 HD underwater housing for the Toshiba IK-HR1S miniature HD camera, provides a revolutionary High Definition remote head point of view camera system providing a high-performance, multi-format solution in a small package.
This is the extension pole for the Bluefish 2 HD underwater housing. The pole has an integrated tilt mechanism and is perfect for shooting video in a swimming pool while the camera operator never gets their feet wet.
The Amphibico Phenom FXZ1 Basic Electronic Underwater Housing for the Sony HDR-FX1 and HVR-Z1U high definition camcorder is designed with the professional camcorder operator in mind. The housing is constructed with marine grade aluminum and 2 coats of polyurethane with marine grade brass and stainless steel hardware that will allow the camcorder to operate up to a depth of 330' with full camcorder functions.
Amphibicam underwater package with Sony HDW F900 + 4.5x13 specially adapted wide angle Fujinon lens. This premier HD underwater housing package works to 100 meters (330 feet).
Designed for the most discriminating underwater videographer, the Aqua Video MC-HC3 is a rugged, reliable, high quality Marine Case for the Sony HDR-HC3 high definition camcorder. Suitable for wet weather, water sports, and underwater video applications to depths of 90 meters/300 feet, it is compact, easy to set up, and easy to use. Designed to be used with an accessory wide angle converter (supplied) it provides extreme wide angle of view – for dramatically clearer, more colorful underwater pictures. The dome port optical system corrects for distortions and aberrations that would otherwise occur, yet allows true, magnified macro and zooming functions - without having to change lenses or optical setup (to about 50% of zoom range - full range can be easily achieved with a diopter). An optional underwater color correction filter is also available.
Includes a fully operational Sony PD170 camera loaded with fresh tape and battery...ready to shoot the first 40 minutes of DVCAM quality tape. Custom adaptations with external video or audio connections are all available. Lights and communications systems are also available elsewhere in the Underwater department.
Same as above with Sony PD170P, PAL camera
UW housing camera For Panasonic DVX100. Constructed with rugged and durable PVC material and one inch cast acrylic front and rear faceplates with stainless steel hardware that eliminates corrosion and condensation for long lasting experience with housing. Housing is delivered complete with fully set up and adjusted camera, battery, and loaded with tape.
Beta cam Underwater System. One-piece underwater broadcast includes Sony BVP550 camera, SP recorder, 5.5-47mm Fujinon motorized zoom lens with Sony paint box built into the housing.
NTSC "Three Chip" 3CCD miniature "Ice Cube" color camera with underwater housing.
PAL 3CCD miniature "Ice Cube" color camera with underwater housing.
CCD color 6" long miniature "cigar" camera together with underwater housing, ready to shoot (requires NTSC recorder of some kind).