3D Underwater Housing

DeepX - Sharp to the EdgeTM

DeepX - The ultimate underwater housing for RED EPIC and SCARLET cameras using Nikonos lenses.

DeepX - The Ultimate Combination for Underwater Cinematography

Main Features

DeepX RED Epic camera housing features

DeepX underwater housing for RED Epic
DeepX underwater housing for RED Epic
DeepX Unique Features
  • The only housing for RED Epic featuring true 6k+ ultra-wide angle underwater optics
  • No distortions, no field curvature, no chromatic aberrations or astigmatism found in flat or dome underwater ports
  • Ultra-light and small - 10kg (22 pounds) ready to dive!
  • Change lenses in seconds without opening the housing
  • Depth rating is 60m (unlimited with pressure compensation)
  • Simple, modular design allowing unlimited configurations
  • Two Low Pressure (LP) ports for pressure compensation and seal check
  • All controls made of grade 4 Titanium alloy offers uncompromised safety and reliability
  • Multiple internal and external power and monitoring options
  • Precision, patent pending lens mount incorporated in the housing
  • Strong, durable precision machined from solid block of marine-grade aluminium and hard anodized (type III)
  • Responsive, friendly and knowlegable customer support and service
  • Complies with ISO 9001 quality standard for your peace of mind
  • The Winner of the Innovation Award at NAB Show 2013, Las Vegas

Achtel's DeepX and 3Deep underwater camera housing win StudioDaily Innovation Award

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 - trully 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.

Nikon Nikonos Lens Test

Only DeepX that uses Nikon Nikonos lenses reaches the Nyquist frequency limit - the theoretical maximum resolution of the camera sensor. Find out more why Nikonos is the ultimate underwater optics [here]

    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.
  • No more porthole view, port distortions, aberrations or fuzzy edges.
  • Nikon Nikonos submersible lens compatibility achieves uncompromised image quality underwater.
    Compatible Lenses:
  • Nikon UW-Nikkor 15mm F/2.8N
  • Nikon UW-Nikkor 20mm F/2.8 (Dragon only)
  • Nikon UW-Nikkor 28mm F/2.8 (Dragon only)
  • 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
  • Sea&Sea 12mm Fisheye
  • Aquatica Aqualens for Nikon AIS manual lenses
Compatible Cameras
  • RED Epic MX and Scarlet MX 5K digital cinema cameras.
  • RED Epic Dragon and Scarlet Dragon 6K digital cinema cameras. (with front FAN 1.0)
Recommended Accessories
  • RED Quad Battery Module
  • RED Dual Battery Module
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DeepX is designed and manufactured in Australia to ISO 9001 quality standards.

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