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Mangrove video housing MVHS-FS700 compatible with Sony NEX-FS700 & FS100. Whether your serious about getting into video or a pro already, this housing is designed to make the experience rewarding! It is depth-rated to 200m/660 feet, making it the deepest-operating video housing on the market.
Mangrove video housing’s front case is constructed from marine grade aluminium, machined, anodized and the rear case is machined from solid Delrin. The housing’s sleek, ergonomic design feels like a natural extension of your hands and makes capturing that perfect video sequence fluid and easy. Redundant double O-ring seal system on the rear case provides maximum protection and does not depend on clamping pressure for security. The design benefits of interchangeable port system, the camcorder mounts on a specially engineered universal camera tray that can be adjusted by the customer in any position in just a few minutes.
Its solid build quality and elegant ergonomics make shooting underwater video a pleasure. Whether your serious about getting into video or a pro already, this housing is designed to make the experience rewarding! It is depth-rated to 200m/660 feet, making it the deepest-operating video housing on the market.
SUPPORTED CAMERA MODELS:
The Mangrove MVH is mainly electronically controlled housing that uses the LANC connector, the external controls on the housing are linked by 12 electromagnetic pushbuttons to corresponding controls on the camera inside the case, there is only one mechanical control at the front of the housing which allows to access the zoom gear ring. The electromagnetic controls do not penetrate the housing wall and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. With non-penetrating electronic controls there is virtually no risk of the housing leaks typical with full mechanical through-hole designs. Another convenient feature of this type of system is that the controls for the housing are grouped together in three locations, to the left, right and under the in-built monitor, so that each function can be operated by your thumbs while maintaining a steady grip on the handles. In this position you can instantly see the labels for the names of each control, as compare to a mechanical housing where you must either memorize the location of the controls or rotate the housing to read the name of the control you want to operate. Grouped electronic controls are very convenient on deep dives where nitrogen narcosis may be a factor.
HOUSING CONTROL SET
Rather than viewing the underwater world through a small viewfinder, the housing incorporates a High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor built into the back of the case that gives you a large 3.5” image; you see what the camera is recording, in full colour, while holding the housing at arm’s length. Not only will the larger image be of great assistance in composing your shots, you can instantly see the results when you change manual focus, turn on lights, or use your filter, you will also see all the status information normally displayed in your camera’s screen/viewfinder. An optional AUO 3.5" 16:9 ultra high resolution monitor can be installed instead of the standard TFT-LCD monitor, the resolution of this new AUO LCD is 2400(W) x 480(H), which is 5.5 times higher than the standard TFT-LCD, and the brightness is 500 cd/m2, twice the TFT monitor.
The in-built monitor has a hood that eliminates glare and reflections from your surrounding, which also allows viewing even in strong ambient light; furthermore the LCD screen is 25 degrees angled for enhanced viewing at arm’s length. The monitor is powered by their own Lithium batteries so they do not rob any power from the camera’s battery.
The rearward placement of the handles is also a boon for those who suffer from Hyperopia and Presbyopia. Rear monitor housings can be difficult for bad eyesight sufferers and often you can see many people shooting with arms straight out to be able to focus. A few inches does make a difference for many and the handle position allows all but the most farsighted divers to comfortably maintain relaxed arms for steady shooting.
A live video feed to the surface is also available, you can use your Mangrove external monitor or any standard monitor with a 100 m (333 feet) extension cable and have a perfect view of the diver assisted or tripod mounted Mangrove housing from the boat.
AUDIBLE & VISUAL LEAK DETECTOR:
As with all our housings, the MVH-FS700 is offered as standard equipment with a leak detector that will immediately activate a loud buzzer and a LED located at the rear of the housing in the event water should find its way past the o-ring seals, the water detector is located next to O-ring sealing and at the lowest point (in usual operating position) of the case
INTERCHANGEABLE PORT SYSTEM:
The housing MVH-FS700 comes with a bayonet lens mount system, the housing is manufactured in two versions, one that accepts ports for the Sony E-mount lens system, and the other accepts the Sony adapter LA-EA2 and ports for the Sony A-mount lens system.
Given that the Sony FS700U camcorder features a Super 35mm E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System, a great variety of current and future E-mount lenses from Sony Zeiss, are compatible.
The Sony adapter LA-EA2 allows α A-mount lenses to be used with E-mount camera bodies like the FS700 and supports full-time continuous Phase Detect AF. It's the world's first mount adaptor equipped with Translucent Mirror Technology that makes high speed, accurate AF possible when shooting both still images and action-packed video using a 15-point AF system and 3 cross sensors.
Full HD cameras demand the finest optics - the flaws of poor quality lenses will show up when watched on big HD TV screens or projected. Changes to the way land lenses see when taken under the water can compromise your underwater videography. To ensure users of Mangrove video housings obtain the best quality footage, Aditech offer a range of underwater flat and dome ports to meet your exact requirements. You can shoot the smallest critters to hulking shipwrecks. This flexibility is ideal for working with sharks as you can video the entire shark and its backdrop, then zoom in for a head shot without losing focus. As always, it's vital to think carefully about the subjects you will want to portray in your underwater videos and the likely filming conditions before selecting the right lens to match your needs.
VIDEO LIGHTING SYSTEMS:
Once you descend beyond the effective range of your correction filter, or if you are diving at night, in a cavern, or on a particularly overcast day, you are going to need some type of supplementary lighting system to provide colour, contrast, and excitement to your videos. Fortunately Mangrove’s Video Lighting Systems combine remarkably even lighting coverage with a compact design that attaches easily and maintains exceptionally balance of the housing. The VC-2L6 and VC-4L6 are lightweight compact halogen lights that can be used for video as well as a modelling light to aid with auto focus on your underwater still camera. The VS and MVS series are video lights engineered to equalized weight and maximize balance, the light heads and batteries are separate units, because the battery module is mounted beneath the housing, the light head is small, lightweight, and easy to position. All lighting systems are powered by Lithium Ion battery packs, also included is the smart charger for worldwide use.
Aditech provides a limited warranty to the original purchaser against all defects in original workmanship and material under normal SCUBA use and service as outlined in the owner's manual for 2 years from the date of purchase, with the following exceptions: