For Sale; is for a Gates - Fathom Imaging SWP44C Super Wide Angle Port. If you are looking at this, you already know what it is. This port is made explicitly for the following Gates Housings: Sony EX1; Sony EX1R; and Panasonic HVX200A High Definition Broadcast Underwater Video Systems. This Port was never used, and has never been underwater. I bought it from Gates at a discount because it has a slight ding / blemish to the sun-shade. The blemish is so small it doesn't seem to appear in the pictures, but it is obvious to the naked eye. In any case, the ding does not effect the optical quality of this incredible lens. This lens sells new retail for $5300. I bought this intending to buy an EX1R system; but my plans have changed; so this is now for sale here. It is sold as-is, as-described, and as-pictured. Asking Price does not include shipping/insurance.
Asking Price: $3750
Email with questions or to purchase: Doriadiver11@aol.com
Manufacturer's Description follows:
The Gates SWp44c Fathom Imaging Wide Angle Port is designed for use with the Gates EX1, EX1R and HVX 200a 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.
Gates Super Wide Ports are exceptional designs because they provide both super wide field of view (up to 120 degrees) and full zoom through capability for ~1.5in / 38mm macro. A single Hi Performance port now supports a vast range of shooting situations with no loss of clarity or sharpness through the entire camera zoom range. A member of the Gates family of premium ports, these underwater optics are analyzed and tested for compatibility with HD cameras to ensure no degradation of image quality.
To achieve this performance first requires a design by Fathom Imaging that includes several (up to 6) optical-grade glass elements. They are protected with an anti-reflective (AR) coating, then nitrogen purged / vacuum sealed into an aluminum shell. While the front dome element has a hard AR coating and protected by a shade, it is not field replaceable. Care must be exercised to avoid contact with sharp objects (like coral).
Super Wide Ports are a must when this type of flexibility is required with no loss of optical quality. Working professionals and experienced videographers are most likely to utilize the full potential of these ports.
9 Glass Element construction
120 Degree FOV
Full Zoom Through Capability
Distortion Free- Edge to Edge Corner sharpness
Nitrogen Purged/vacuum sealed optics
Retail Price: $5299
Sale: Gates Fathom Imaging SWP-44C Super Wide Port Sony EX1 EX1R Panasonic HVX200A
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