3D Stereo Underwater Housing for RED EPIC and Scarlet cameras
3Deep - The ultimate IMAX 3D underwater housing for RED Epic

3Deep® - The Ultimate Underwater Housing for 3D Stereoscopic Cinematography

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3Deep® - Features
  • The first and the only underwater optics able to resolve 4k, 5k, 6k and beyond underwater!
  • No distortions, no chromatic aberrations, no image plane curvature and no astigmatism caused by optical ports
  • Ultra-light and small - less than 25kg (55 pounds) ready to dive!
  • Wide angle capability in 3D (76° using MX sensor, 82°using Dragon sensor)
  • Change lenses in seconds without opening the housing
  • Depth rating is 60m (unlimited with pressure compensation)
  • Simple, modular design allowing unlimited configurations
  • Multiple internal and external power and monitoring options
  • Unique, patent pending lens mount incorporated in the housing
  • Strong, durable and light all-titanium precision machined body and accessories.
  • All controls made of grade 4 Titanium alloy and offer the ultimate safety and reliability
  • Covers and out-resolves RED Dragon 6k sensor in every point across the entire frame and beyond
  • Integration with Marshall Orchid OR-70-3D auto-stereoscopic 3D monitor.
  • The Winner of the Innovation Award at NAB Show 2013, Las Vegas...[more]

Inter-axial (IA) distance is about 100mm (4")

Using full Bercovitz formula, for 2% total parallax (0.6mm on film) and Nikon Nikonos 15mm lens the following are nearest - furthest subject distances:

  • 1.0m - 1.4m, focus on 1.17m
  • 1.5m - 2.7m, focus on 1.93m
  • 2.0m - 5.0m, focus on 2.86m
  • 2.5m - 10.0m, focus on 4.00m
  • 3.0m - 20.0m, focus on 5.22m
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Why use Nikon Nikonos lenses underwater?

Nikonos submersible lenses have been a foundation of underwater photography for over 30 years. Unlike land lenses placed into waterproof ports, Nikonos lenses were specifically designed for the unique optical challenges of underwater imaging. Many professional photographers consider these lenses the sharpest underwater optics ever designed. And rightfully so, as their optical performance does not suffer from the limitations of land lenses placed behind waterproof ports. Dome ports and flat ports, irrespective how good, suffer from inevitable field curvature, distortions and chromatic aberrations. On the other hand, when tested the UW-Nikkor 15mm F/2.8 with Imatest software, it exhibited similar corner sharpness at f/5.6 underwater as Arri Master Prime lens on land - truly remarkable and not possible to achieve by placing even the best land lens behind an optical port.

MTF Sharpnes of 15mm Nikonos Lens compared with underwater dome and flat ports
RESOLUTION: Chart showing comparative corner resolution of typical underwater camera systems in use today.
Only 3Deep® that uses Nikon Nikonos lenses reaches (and exceeds) the Nyquist frequency limit - the theoretical maximum resolution of the camera sensor.

    Benefits of using Nikonos lenses underwater:
  • Nikonos lenses are the only optics currently available that out-resolve the RED Epic sensor across the entire frame.
  • Optics covers full frame up to 36 x 24mm including 6k Dragon sensor
  • No more porthole view, geometric distortions, chromatic aberrations, astigmatism or fuzzy edges.
  • Nikon Nikonos submersible lens compatibility achieves uncompromised image quality underwater.
    Compatible Lenses:
  • Nikon UW-Nikkor 15mm F/2.8N
  • Nikon LW-Nikkor 28mm F/2.8 (water resistant, land only use)
  • Nikon UW-Nikkor 35mm F/2.5
  • Nikon W-Nikkor 80mm F/4.0
    Compatible Cameras
  • Specifically designed for RED Epic and Scarlet digital cinema cameras.

3Deep® is designed and manufactured in Australia to ISO 9001 quality standards.


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    Optional Accessories:
  • Internal green water filters for Nikon UW-Nikkor (Nikonos) 15mm F/2.8 wide angle lens
  • HD-SDI Monitor cable to surface
  • Light arms, supports and grips
  • External monitors
  • Seal check pressure gauge and pump.
    Achtel Pty Limited specialises in all aspects of 3D underwater production:
  • Underwater DOP
  • Underwater Stereographer
  • Colour Scientist (above and underwater)
  • Underwater Production, Budgeting and Equipment
  • Underwater Cinematography Courses
  • Commercials, Drama, Features and Natural History Genres specialising in productions for large screen (IMAX).
  • Underwater equipment, housings, lighting, configuration, setup and maintenance training
  • Offering Unmatched Underwater Image Quality and Expertise.
  • Underwater Production Safety (complying with local work, health and safety legislation) and Logistics

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3Deep® is registered trademark of Achtel Pty Limited

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