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BS Kinetic announces LUT housing for Sony A77


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#1 Drew

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

BS Kinetic, the german housing manufacturer which uses carbon fiber for housings, has announced the LUT for the Sony A77.
The housing will have 24 controls on the camera but details aren't online yet. Still for someone who wants 8fps RAW @ 24MB and not worried about ISO performance above 800, this is great news. 1080/60p video as well and all for $1400!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:17 AM

oh crap now the A77 upgrade is very, very (did I say "Very" yet???) tempting.....

Current rig: Sony SLT-alpha55 in Ikelite housing, Sigma 105mm f2.8 DC Macro w/ Ike 5505.58 flat port or Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM behind UWCamStuff custom 5" mini-dome. Dual INON z240 Type IVs triggered with DS51 for TTL mimicry, or DS51 alone with home-made ringflash assy for macro.

 

Topside, unhoused: Sony SLT-alpha99, Sigma 150-500mm + 1.4TC (Saving for Sony 70-400 G2), Sigma 15mm diagonal fish, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 CZ, Tamron 180mm f2.8 Macro...all the gear and nary a clue...


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:18 AM

I'd check the dome port situation first.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

Good point. I've never (in surfing BSK's website) been able to figure out their port situation, period.

What is available? Is their port compatible with 3rd parties of any kind? How about zoom gearing? etc. etc.

Plus does their housing allow raising the internal flash for fiberoptic coupling? I see the images you linked indicate some sort of hotshoe mount - is their included TTL electronics or is the for manual triggering only?

At my level of photography (poor) and frequency of diving (too rare), straying away from Ikelite just doesn't make sense. But then I really really like the A77 (it would fix the few flaws I see in my A55, and add a whole lot of useful features like focus peaking) and Ike ain't housing it....

Current rig: Sony SLT-alpha55 in Ikelite housing, Sigma 105mm f2.8 DC Macro w/ Ike 5505.58 flat port or Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM behind UWCamStuff custom 5" mini-dome. Dual INON z240 Type IVs triggered with DS51 for TTL mimicry, or DS51 alone with home-made ringflash assy for macro.

 

Topside, unhoused: Sony SLT-alpha99, Sigma 150-500mm + 1.4TC (Saving for Sony 70-400 G2), Sigma 15mm diagonal fish, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 CZ, Tamron 180mm f2.8 Macro...all the gear and nary a clue...


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

Well with the hitting new lows, it's a good time to pick up all things european! :)

You'll have to ask them the questions... I'm more interested in their FS700 housing. :D

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