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Nauticam Weapon LT

for RED DSMC2 Camera System (N120 Port)

SKU # 16109

$ 13,337.00

The RED Weapon series of DSMC2 cinema cameras brings the option for capturing up to full-frame 8K resolution RAW underwater video. A camera this capable deserves a housing equally powerful and customizable. The Nauticam Weapon LT housing supports a wide variety of options to take full advantage of the latest RED cinema cameras in the lightest and easiest to operate underwater housing for cinema cameras available today. This housing also supports the full line of RED DSMC2 BRAINS including the Epic-W 8K, Scarlet-W 5K, and Red Raven 4.5K.

Technical Specifications

Depth Rating 80m
Weight 5.5kg
Dimensions 252mm (W) x 200mm (H) x 300mm (D) (without handles)
Port Opening N120

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.

Gemini 5K S35

Gemini is RED's highest sensitivity sensor to date and offers significantly increased performance in low-light settings and improved performance in shadows.

Dragon-X 6K S35

Dragon-X features the industry workhorse and award-winning DRAGON sensor, now with IPP2, delivering 6K cinematic imagery in a Super 35 format.

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.

Required RED Components:

  • RED DSMC2 Sidekick - This allows control access within the housing.
  • RED Lens Mount
  • Battery Mount and Input/Output Adaptor
    • RED DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander (All in one solution)
    • RED DSMC2 Base Expander, plus one of the following:
      • RED DSMC2 V-Lock Battery Module
      • RED DSMC2 Redvolt XL Module
      • Wooden Camera Cable-less V-Mount - This is most versatile as it allows you to mount the battery lower allowing taller batteries to fit within the housing.
  • RED Mini-Mag

Supported Battery Configurations:

  • RED DSMC2 Redvolt XL Module
    • Redvolt XL Battery
  • RED DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander
    • 1 or 2 PAGLink PL96 or PL150 Batteries
    • Switronix Hyper Core Slim
    • IDX Endura CUE-D150 146Wh
  • RED DSMC2 Base Expander with Wooden Camera Cable-less V-Mount (low position)
    • 1 or 2 PAGLink PL96 or PL150 Batteries
    • Switronix Hyper Core Slim
    • IDX Endure CUE-D150 146Wh
    • RED Brick
    • BLUESHAPE BV065-BV150
    • BeBob V98RM Cine
    • IDX Endura CUE-D150 146Wh
    • SWIT S-8192S 92 +92Wh Split Style V-Mount
  • RED DSMC2 Base Expander with Element Technica V-Mount Module
    • 1 or 2 PAGLink PL96 or PL150 Batteries
    • Switronic Hyper Core Slim
  • RED DSMC2 Base Expander with Element Technica Gold Mount Moduler
    • Anton Bauer Dionic HC

*This list is only what has been tested and is not all encompassing.


What's In The Box:

  • (1) 16109 NA-Weapon LT Housing for RED DSMC2
  • (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) 90121 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.

Mission Control

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.