C300 MKII

Compact 4K.  Travel-Light.  “Bulletproof”.  Gates.

Legend   Like it’s compact predecessor C500, the new Gates C300 MKII Housing is designed specifically to close fit the Canon EOS C300 MKII camera.  That means it’s small and travel friendly.

Cinema caliber   The C300 MKII Housing shares many features with its Gates cinema housing cousins including full camera and lens control, support for over 150 EF and PL mount lenses, External Monitor options, and Gates Precision ports for no-compromises image quality.

Capture Confidence   Gates ‘bulletproof’ durability is naturally inherent in the C300 MKII Housing.  When failure is not an option, the C300 MKII Housing is ready.

Professionals know that failure is not an option, so they never take a chance…. they take a Gates!

Compatible cameras: Canon EOS-C300 MKII
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Key Features

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Durable

"Bulletproof" machined aluminum, black type III 'hard' anodize finish and sealed with a nickel-acetate process.

Mechanical Controls

Clean.  Uncomplicated.

User friendly field serviceable controls are 100% mechanical.  No complex mechanisms.

Simplicity = Reliability  

Included Starlite ST5 External Monitor

The ultralight, feature-rich ST5 Monitor is designed specifically for the Transvideo Starlite HD5 OLED field monitor.  Other External Monitors like  EM43 and TVL55 are optional.

See Monitor Options tab for details.

MINI Grip Adj Fwd Out Tilt

Grip it your way.

Adjust the handle grips to fit your hand / glove and perfect control access.

MINI Knob Adj Stacked

FIZ Control Made Easy

Set the Focus / Iris / Zoom knobs just the way you like: close, mid or stacked. Fine lens adjustments were never easier.

2 year warranty

2-Year Warranty

Only Gates offers a professional 2-year, renewable warranty on all housings.

Lenses

Over 150 Supported Lenses

The C300 MKII Housing is designed to accommodate a wide variety of EF and PL mount lenses. Over 15o in fact.

GATES Lens Compatibility Reference

Gates Recommended Lenses for 80-series ports.

Adjustable Buoyancy Trim

Perfect Buoyancy and Trim

Any seasoned professional pro knows the key to stable, fluid shots is a perfectly neutral and balanced rig.  Gates Trim Weight system adjusts for any lens / monitor / accessory configuration.  

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Seal Check II The Gates Seal Check II is included with every F55 and assures housing integrity before entering the water.

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SP80-10 Dome Port

Precision Ports

Quality Optics means clarity, sharpness and no vignetting (cutoff dark corners) to ruin your images. 

 
Extensive Accessories

Accessories Suite

An extensive set of accessories is available for cinema, natural history, broadcast TV, research, military and many more applications.

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Field Serviceable

Gates products are nearly 100% serviceable in the field.  

 

Specifications

Controls (All Mechanical)
  • Manual 3 Axis Lens Control (Focus / Iris / Zoom)
  • Power
  • Record/Standby
  • ND Filter
  • Assign 1/2    Assign 3/4
  • Select / Set
  • White Balance Set / Playback
  • Menu
  • Cancel
  • Function / Backlight
Dimensions: Basic Shell

Transport size.  Housing + SP80 Dome Port

  • 13.8" L x 8.7" H x 8.6" W ”
  • 35 cm x 22 cm x 21.8 cm

Fully assembled with Starlite monitor, handles, SP80 Dome Port

  • 13.8" L x 16" H x 13.1" W ”
  • 35 cm x 40 cm x 33.2 cm
Construction
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish.
  • Stainless steel hardware.
Weight in Air
  • Transport: 20.3 lbs / 9.2 kg (Housing + SP80 Glass Port)
Weight in Water
  • Fully adjustable buoyancy / trim.
Depth Rating
  • 300feet / 92meters.
Batteries
  • Canon BP-A30 and BP-A60.
  • Canon LP-E6 Battery required to use Starlite ST5 External Monitor
Warranty
Canon C300 MKII Items Required

(Basic set. See Supported Equipment  for more info)

  • Canon EOS-C300 MKII Camera.
  • Batteries;
    • Canon BP-A30 and BP-A60.
    • Canon LP-E6 Battery for use with Starlite ST5 External Monitor.
  • Media.
  • LENS of choice (GATES Lens Compatibility Reference).

Monitor Options

 

Included  Starlite ST5 External Monitor Housing

(External Monitor housing is included with C300 MKII Housing. Transvideo Starlite HD5 is not included)

The Gates Starlite ST5  is specifically designed for the Transvideo Starlite SDI monitor / recorder (not included), a compact, smartphone-size 5.0” / 125mm color LCD.   Accessible on the Starlite LCD via the ST5 housing are 'Smart Corners' with direct access to a variety of functions including histogram, vectorscope, waveform and peaking.  The Startlite ST5 is a swivel-base mounted External Monitor for viewing, framing and focus at any angle --  even in bright sunlight.  The ST5 is powered by connection to the C300 MKII battery,  eliminating extra batteries and size.

Of course, the Starlite ST5 External Monitor housing comes with Gates 2 year renewable warranty and ‘bulletproof’ construction.   Reliable, durable, dependable – the Gates hallmark since 1969.

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Compact Size, Widescreen Display

5" / 125 mm widescreen display.

SDI
SDI Interface

is robust and reliable.  

Starlite LF 3Wx150dpi
Assignable Button Control

Corner controls on the touch screen provide user-assignable functions.

2 year warranty
2-Year Warranty

Only Gates offers a professional 2-year renewable warranty on all housings.  

Power Bolt
External Power

The ST5 draws power from the camera for a more compact size and no additional batteries needed.  

Display
  • Transvideo Starlite HD5 (not included)
  • Widescreen 5 .0 inch / 125 mm color LCD
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
Controls
  • Power
  • Assignable x4
Dimensions
  • 6.6" W x 5.5" D x 4.1" H (including shade & swivel mount)
  • 16.7cm W x 14cm D x 10.4cm H
Input Formats
  • HD-SDI / 3G-SDI
  • Frame rates: 24P, 25p, 30p, 50i, 60i
Material
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III 'Hard' Anodized finish
  • Stainless steel hardware
Weight
  • Dry: 3.75 lbs / 1.60 kg (w/batteries)
  • In Water: 6 oz / 170g negative
Depth Rating
  • 250 feet / 76 meters
Warranty
  • 2-Years Renewable
Cable / Connections
  • Marine-grade multi conductor cable
  • Gates Pass Through bulkhead connector
Power / Run Time
  • N/A -- power is received from camera

Starlite ST5 Setup, Use and Care Guide

Starelite ST5 Feature Sheet

 

TVL55 External Monitor

The TVL55 External Monitor is a compact, feature-rich external monitor option for Gates broadcast and cinema caliber underwater imaging systems. Designed specifically for the TV Logic VFM-058W field monitor  (not included), the TVL55 is a full 1920x1080 resolution on a 5.5" / 14cm diagonal display.  A variety of focus and exposure tools are available like false color, zoom, peaking, vectorscope and waveform.  Three assignable buttons give quick access to your favorite, most used functions.  Of course the TVL55 is backed by Gates 2 year professional, renewable warranty and legendary customer service.

VFM-058W
Designed for TV Logic VFM-058W Field Monitor

with access to full menus and assignable controls.

GATES CABLE
Water Blocked Cable

has a tough polyurethane jacket.  A Gates original design.

LCD 5.5in Full HD
Full 1920x1080 Resolution

on a 5.5in / 140mm diagonal display.

Vectorscope
Focus and Exposure Tools

Vectorscope, waveform, peaking, false color and zoom.  

Battery life
2.5 Hour Run Time

from two Canon LP-E6 low profile LiOn batteries.

2 year warranty
2-Year Warranty

Only Gates offers a professional 2-year renewable warranty on all housings.  

 
Compatibility
  • TV Logic VFM-058W Field Monitor (not included)
Contols
  • Assignable x 3
  • Menu / Menu Roller
  • Power
Dimensions
  • 7.5"W x 6.8"H x 4.3"D
  • 19cm W x 17.2cm H x 11cm D
Connections
  • Gates HD-SDI Bulkhead Connector
Power
  • Two Canon LPO-E6 low profile batteries.
  • Run time 2.5 hours.
  • Other battery options available by custom order.
Construction
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III 'Hard' Anodized finish
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Marine grade cable with polyurethane jacket and water block
Weight
  • Dry: 4.1lbs / 1.7 kg
  • In Water: 1 oz / 28g negative.
Depth Rating
  • 450 feet / 137 meters
Warranty
  • 2-Years Renewable

TVL55 Feature Sheet

TVL55 Setup, Use and Care Guide

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EM43 External Monitor

The Gates EM43 External Monitor 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. A low battery light indicates the 8AA cells require change, which can be alkaline (recommended), NIMH, NiCad or Lithium.  Of course, the EM43 comes with Gates 2 year renewable warranty and 'bulletproof' construction. Reliable, durable, dependable -- the Gates hallmark of over 37 years.

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Widescreen Display

Big 4.3in / 110mm active matrix color LCD.

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Multi-Format

SD and HD version available with auto format sensing (1080i/720p, PAL/NTSC).

Battery life
Long Battery Life

Indicator lets you know when power is running low. 

2 year warranty
2-Year Warranty

Only Gates offers a professional 2-year renewable warranty on all housings.  

Display
  • Widescreen 4.3in / 110mm active matrix color LCD
  • Total Dot Count: 392K (1440 x 272 R+B+G)
Controls: None
  • All functions are self-sensing
Dimensions
  • 6.0"W x 4.5"D x 3.9"H
  • 152mm W x 114mm D x 99mm H
Formats
  • SD Version: NTSC and PAL (auto sensing)
  • HD Version: 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 720p/60, 720/50
Power
  • 8AA Cells, Alkaline, NiCad, NiMH or Lithium
Construction
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III 'Hard" Anodized finish
  • Stainless steel hardware
Weight
  • Dry: 3.1 lbs / 1.4 kg
  • In water: neutral
Depth Rating
  • 450 feet / 137 meters
Warranty
  • 2-Years renewable
Connections
  • Industrial-grade 2-pin E.O. Type (SD)
  • Industrial-grade 6-pin (HD)

EM43 SU&C Guide

EM43 Feature Sheet

EM50

EM50 External Monitor

The Gates EM50 has a 5.0” / 125mm diagonal color LCD for top-housing-mounted assist with framing and focus – even in bright sunlight.  Features like edge peaking aid critical focus, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery provides more than 6 hours run time.   The electronics compartment is completely sealed for added reliability. Of course, the EM50 comes with Gates 2 year renewable warranty and ‘bulletproof’ construction.   Reliable, durable, dependable – the Gates hallmark since 1969.

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Widescreen Display

5" / 125 mm widescreen display.

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Broadly compatible HDMI format

Works with nearly any camera.

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Peaking Focus Assist

and framing tools are built into the EM50.  

2 year warranty
2-Year Warranty

Only Gates offers a professional 2-year renewable warranty on all housings.  

Display
  • Widescreen 5 .0 inch / 125 mm color LCD
  • 800 x 480 resolution
Controls
  • Menu
  • Up/Down Navigate
  • Aspect/Exit
  • On/Off
  • Peaking
  • Scaling
Dimensions
  • 6/4" W x 3/3" D x 6.6" H
  • 16mm W x 8mm L x 17mm H
Input Formats
  • HDMI
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 & 1280 x 720
  • Frame rates: 25p, 30p, 50i, 60i
  • Does *not* support 24P
Material
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III 'Hard' Anodized finish
  • Stainless steel hardware
Weight
  • Dry: 3.25 lbs / 1.60 kg (w/batteries)
  • In Water: 1oz / 28 g negatively buoyant
Depth Rating
  • 450 feet / 137 meters
Warranty
  • 2-Years Renewable
Cable / Connections
  • Marine-Grade HDMI Cable
  • Gates Pass Through Bulkhead Connector
Power / Run Time
  • Rechargeable 4 Cell LiOn / Up to 6 Hours
EM50 SU&C Guide EM50 Feature Sheet

Port Options

The best camera in the world can't make up for poor optics. Poor optical design and materials introduce ‘image killers’ – distortions, aberrations, degraded resolution, or vignetting.  Gates family of Precision Ports are sharp and clear: the finest optics for the finest underwater images.  No image killers. Professional to amateur, super wide to macro, Gates Precision Ports suit a wide range of needs, conditions and experience. Of course all ports are backed by our legendary customer support and the same standard of excellence expected of all Gates products.

FP80

FP80 Flat Port

Due to its larger front element, the FP80 supports a variety of medium to macro lenses – including external zooms. A simple, versatile port option.  Both Acrylic (Perspex) and Glass versions available.  Optical Note: like a SCUBA mask, flat ports yield ~20% loss of field of view (FOV) underwater.

Versatile Port
Versatile

The FP80 supports a wide range of lenses for medium to macro imaging. 

FP80
AR Coated Glass

BK7 glass element with Anti Reflective (AR) coating is optional.

FP80 Shades
Shade

Shade choices include W075 (standard) and Macro (optional)

FP80 Replaceable Element
Field Replaceable

The FP80 element is user-changeable in the field.

Material
  • Optical grade Acrylic / Perspex (standard)
  • Anti-reflective (AR) coated BK7 glass (optional)
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 7.4in / 189mm
Shades
  • W075 (standard)
  • Macro (optional)
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
SP80 6Wx300dpi

SP80-8 Standard (Dome) Port

The SP80-8  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 field serviceable / replaceable.

Versatile Port
Versatile

For medium to wide and fisheye imaging, the SP80 supports a wide variety of lenses

SP80 6Wx300dpi
AR Coated Glass

The SP80 is available with either Acrylic / Perspex dome or BK7 Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass domes. 

SP80 Replaceable Dome
Field Serviceable

Field Serviceable and replaceable dome (acrylic / Perspex only)

Material Options
  • Acrylic / Perspex
  • Anti-Reflective (AR) coated BK7 glass
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture
  • 7.5in / 190mm
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 8in / 203mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
SP80-10 Dome Port

SP80-10 Dome Port

The SP80-10 is a 10in / 254mm spherical dome port that, like it's smaller SP80-8 sibling preserves field of view (FOV) underwater for wide to fisheye imaging.  The SP80-10 however, exhibits superior compatibility with rectilinear lenses, mitigating the soft corners classically found with dome ports in general.  This particularly beneficial with certain cinema PL mount glass like Arri Master Primes and Ultra Primes.

The SP80-10 is available in Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass only.

Versatile Port
Superior Rectilinear Compatibility

For medium to wide and fisheye imaging, the SP80-10 excels at rectilniear imaging, particularly with PL mount cinema lenses.

SP80 6Wx300dpi
AR Coated Glass

The SP80-10 is made of optically pure BK7 Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass domes. 

SP80 Replaceable Dome
Versatile

The SP80-10 is compatible with hundreds of lenses.  See Gates Compatibility Reference.  

Material Options
  • Anti-Reflective (AR) coated BK7 glass
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture
  • 7.5in / 190mm
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 10in / 254mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
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Custom Port

Gates Precision Ports extend to custom designs for specific applications like underwater UV imaging or Corrective Optics (CO) that adapt a specific lens for underwater imaging, and eliminating distortions / aberrations.  Contact Gates to discuss your particular application.

Included Accessories

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Seal Check II

The Gates Seal Check II is included with every C300 MKII Housing and assures seal integrity before entering the water.

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Starlite RF 3Wx150dpi

Starlite ST5 External Monitor Housing

The ultralight, feature-rich ST5 Monitor is designed specifically for the Transvideo Starlite HD5 OLED field monitor.  Other External Monitors like EM43 and TVL55 are optional.

Carry Lanyard 3Wx450dpi

Carry Lanyard

Easy grip, transport and handling.

Travel Case

Travel Case

Travel Case(s) have rollers and retractable handles.

Purosol

Purosol Port / Glass Cleaner

A mild cleaner for glass and acrylic optics.

Spare Kit

Spare Kits

O-rings, tools, hardware.

Optional Accessories

Port Rings

Port Rings

Support for over 45 PL and DSLR lenses.

HD-SDI Cable 3Wx150dpi

HD-SDI / UHD-SDI Surface Feed

Need topside DP monitoring? High speed digital SDI video feed is available.  50 to over 300 feed, the link includes gold contact connectors and certified coaxial cable. 

Tripod Legs

Tripod Legs

Retract tight to the housing on standby, and extend 18in / 46cm for secure, stable shots.

Tripod Adapter

Tripod Adapter

Use your own underwater tripod with this adapter.  

Light Bar

Light Bar

Secure mounting of lights or other accessories.  Directly accepts several Ultralight Control Systems base mounts.

Water Alarm

Water Alarm

An extra measure beyond [infopopup:seal-check], the Gates Water Alarm provides both visible and audible warnings.  The siren is coupled directly to the housing shell and resonates directly to the water, rendering it unmistakable to a diver.

Monitor Shade Extension

Monitor Shade Extension

For when bright conditions demand a better monitor view.

Customizations

Customization

Special modifications are routine. You really can have it ‘just the way you like’.

GT14 FR 6Wx300dpi

Lighting

Gates GT14 Lights throw 14,000 Lumens, 5000°K Color Temp and 90 CRI

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Support

C300 MKII Housing Images

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C300-C500 LR 6x6 150dpi  C300-C500 RR 6x6 150dpi  C300 FL 6x6 150 dpi  C300 FL wMon 6x6 150dpi  C300 FR 6x6 150 dpi

C300 MKII Supported Equipment

The C300 MKII Housing standard configuration supports the EOS-C300 MKII camera, Canon BP-A30 or BP-A60.  Also the SWIT 8845 for use with Starlite ST5 External Monitor

Canon Camera

EOS-C300 MKII

Lens Mounts

Canon EF
Canon PL

Canon BP-A60

Batteries

BP-A30(Canon)
BP-A60(Canon)
SWIT 8845 (for use with Starlite ST5 External Monitor)