Nauticam Weapon LT
Introducing Nauticam Weapon LT
The RED Weapon Camera BRAIN
The RED cinema camera system revolves around the BRAIN which houses the sensor and to which all additional components are attached. This modular approach allows the user to use only the parts they need and create a streamlined purpose-fit rig.
The RED Weapon works off the DSMC2 form factor, the smallest and lightest RED BRAIN to date. Weapon BRAINS can be purchased with one of three sensors, each with unique characteristics and resolutions.
Monstro 8K VV
Featuring the Vista Vision full-frame 8K sensor, this is the latest RED Weapon. The 35.4MP CMOS sensor offers full frame lens coverage and over 17 stops of dynamic range.
Helium 8K S35
The Helium 8K 35.4MP CMOS sensor offers Super 35 format and received the highest rating of any sensor on DxOMark.
Dragon 6K S35
The venerable Dragon delivers 75fps 6K video from a 19.4MP CMOS sensor.
Additional Weapon Specs
All Weapon BRAINS are capable of data write speeds of 300 MB/s and are able to write simultaneously in REDCODE RAW as well as Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD allowing for a faster and more streamlined post-processing workflow.
8K offers 17x more resolution than HD and 4x more than 4K allowing for unparalleled sharpness.
RED DSMC2 BRAINS can be configured to accept Canon EF, Nikon, Leica-M or PL lenses by swapping lens mounts. Changing lens mounts is as simple as removing four screws. This also gives access to the OLPF which can also be swapped.
The Nauticam Weapon LT Underwater Housing
The Nauticam Weapon LT housing is the smallest, lightest, and easiest to operate underwater housing for RED Cameras available. On location, the usability of this system is unmatched. Set up and tear down in minutes, easily swap batteries and recording media while the camera is mounted in the housing, and lens changes in seconds. The small size and light weight dramatically decrease resistance in water, especially when free diving.
This version of the housing uses the N120 port system which allows for the use of even the largest diameter DSLR lenses such as the Canon Ultra-Wide Zoom EF 11-24mm f/4 USM. When paired with the Monstro VV sensor the Weapon will capture the full 126º05' rectilinear field of view.
External Monitor Support
The Weapon LT housing supports the use of optional bulkheads to support a variety of external monitors with either SDI or LEMO connectivity. With LEMO support the use of the REDTOUCH monitor is possible removing the need for monitor battery changes as was necessary with SDI monitors like the SmallHD.
Integrated Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with Weapon LT as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory vacuum valve (PN 25625), this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.
The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.
Support and Downloads
What's In The Box:
- (1) 16109 NA-Weapon LT Housing for RED DSMC2
- (1) Nauticam Trim Weights - (2) 1.0kg, (2) 0.5kg
- (1) 28111 Nauticam N120 Housing Body Cap
- (1) Nauticam Left and Right Handles
- (1) 25625 Nauticam M16 Vacuum Valve II (Pushbutton Release)
- (1) 90171 Nauticam Allen Key Set
- (2) 90122 Nauticam Housing O-Ring Red LT
- (1) NAM0084 Nauticam O-Ring Remover Tool
- (1) 25016 Nauticam Lubricant
- (1) Pelican 1620 Wheeled Case with Custom fit foam insert
Nauticam Weapon LT Housing Optional Accessories:
- 16227 Nauticam Epic/Weapon LT Housing Skids
- 16221 Nauticam Top Handle for Epic/Weapon LT Housings
- 16229 Nauticam DSMC2 REDTOUCH 4.7 Monitor Back for Weapon LT
- 16231 Nauticam DSMC2 REDTOUCH 4.7 Monitor Shade Extension
- 16112 Nauticam NA-RT4.7 Housing for REDTouch 4.7" LCD Monitor with Monitor Shade
- 16110 Nauticam NA-RT7 Housing for REDTOUCH 7 LCD Monitor, DSMC2 Pogo Monitor Connection
Patented Port Locking System
Unveiled on the very first Nauticam DSLR housing in 2009, this locking lever has become a signature of the Nauticam brand. No twisting or threading action is required to mount a port, and it locks securely in place with this lever. Nauticam also offers locking port extensions, meaning a dome will never twist, even when used with a long extension ring.
Nauticam engineers have given the discriminating shooter quick and convenient access to all essential exposure and custom controls of the RED Sidekick from the Weapon LT housing handles.
Zoom and Focus Control Knobs
The Weapon LT features oversized mechanical zoom and focus knobs with erasable surfaces for focus/zoom position marks. The internal gearing is moved away quickly via a small external lever to allow removal of the camera without disruption of focus/zoom gear alignment.
Double Battery Support
With its extended rear cover, the Weapon LT allow for a double-stacked battery array when using supported battery systems allowing for additional time between battery changes.
SDI/LEMO Monitor Support
SDI and LEMO monitor support is now available with supported REDTOUCH and third-party monitors including the SmallHD via optional bulkheads.
Tripod and Skid Mounting Points
Quickly switch between optional tripod legs or skids with four integrated attachment points for either 1" ball mounts for tripod legs or skids. 1" ball mounts can also be attached to the skids for ultimate flexibility.