Underwater Komodo Housing by Hollywood Divers
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The Nauticam KOMODO housing is now for rent here at Hollywood Divers.
The Underwater housing is engineered in a similar fashion to previous Nauticam / Red Cinema housings, providing the most compact and travel friendly system possible.
Komodo offers seamless integration with DSLR lenses and the same N120 port system used in Nauticam DSLR and Cinema systems. Enjoy unmatched user friendly setup and intuitive operation including tool-less setup and tear down in minutes. Batteries can be swapped without ever removing the camera from the housing, and lens changes can be accomplished in seconds.
The Nauticam KOMODO housing uses the N120 Cinema port system, shared with Nauticam's other N120 platform cameras. The N120 system also provides access to Nauticam's line of professional premium optics such as the WIde Angle Cconversion Port model1 or 2 and S Macro Converter Lens Model 1 or 2.
The Red Komodo housing also features adjustable handles with easy access to the cinema style zoom and focus knobs. On top of the housing is a 1/4"-20 cheese plate which allows for a wide variety of accessory mounting points.
The Nauticam KOMODO is also backed by Nauticam's 2 year warranty.
The RED KOMODO features a Canon RF lens mount, but currently RED is only offering support of Canon EF lenses. The Nauticam KOMODO housing offers full support of the Canon EF to EOS R Adaptor along with the Canon EF to EOS R Adaptor with Variable ND Filter. The left side of the housing features an easily accessible command wheel for smooth ND changes. Once RED releases RF lens support, the Nauticam KOMODO housing will be ready and fully compatible. Regardless of EF or RF lens selection, changing lenses is quick, easy and doesn't require any tools. Note that when changing between RF and EF lenses, the camera must be removed from the housing to remove or install the RF to EF adapter. Nauticam is constantly testing new lenses to provide optimized port and extension combinations. Large cinema-styled control wheels on the housing, located within easy reach of the handles, provide precise manual focus and zoom control with supported lenses when used with the corresponding lens gear set.
Not being limited to using DSLR lenses is crucial for cinema systems and the Nauticam KOMODO housing, when used with the 16410 N120 to N200 Port Adapter can support the use of Cinema Lenses and the associated N200 Port System. Installation is quick, easy and requires no tools allowing seamless lens switching in the field - even when changing between DSLR and Cinema lenses.
INTERNAL MONITOR SUPPORT
The Komodo has a built-in monitor on top of the camera. The Nauticam Komodo does feature a large window for using the KOMODO's built in monitor to be used for an extremely streamlined solution. If an additional monitoring option is required, the Atomos Shinobi SDI monitor or the Atomos Ninja V with the AtomX SDI Module are an ideal lightweight monitoring solution for the RED Komodo. The Shinobi and Ninja V Monitor Back options for the Komodo Housing supports the use of the Atomos Shinobi SDI monitor and the Ninja V monitor (AtomX SDI Module required) inside rear of the housing allowing the monitor to be viewed by the camera operator from a natural filming position. The monitor back features control buttons for the on-screen buttons of either monitor.
EXTERNAL MONITOR SUPPORT
The Atomos Shinobi SDI monitor or the Ninja V monitor can also be mounted in the external Nauticam Shinobi or Ninja V housings and be connected via SDI bulkheads and cables allowing greater flexibility when positioning the monitor on the Nauticam Komodo housing.
Required accessories for SDI Cable System
- 25058 M16 SDI Bulkhead
- 25060 SDI Cable in 0.3m Length
Recommended monitor housing
- NA-502B-S Housing for SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
- NA-Shinobi-S Housing for Atomos Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor with SDI input
- Nauticam Atomos Ninja V-S Housing
The system supports Canon BP- batteries and the housing will fit up to two Canon BP-975 batteries with the standard housing back. When using the Shinobi or Ninja V Monitor Back, dual BP-955 can be used. The Shinobi and Ninja V monitors support up to the Sony NP-F750 battery. Swapping batteries is as simple as opening the housing as the camera does not need to be removed to access the batteries.
- Komodo under water housing comes with VACUUM CHECK AND LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM
The Nauticam KOMODO housing features Nauticam's field-tested Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System that provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. By drawing a slight vacuum inside the housing using a reliable and compact manual hand-pump, the system is able to insure water-tightness before entering the water as well as throughout the dive. A simple color-coded LED lighting system, easily visible at the rear of the housing lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur. The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.