This is a new modular housing setup that allows you to configure the housing to suit different monitor setups, as well as add ‘lens motor modules’ to extent the front of the housing to accomodate lens motors.
The housing is designed to accomodate both EF lenses as well as larger PL and LPL lenses.
We have ports for various cinema lenses included Cooke Panchros and Signature Primes.
The price includes the full kit listed below.
We are unable to seperate modules, and housing is only available to purchase as the full kit.
- Housing shell
- Monitor back for Shinobi 7 and other similar sized monitors
- ‘Dumb’ Back for use without a monitor
- Basic front module, for use with manual control ports
- 100mm lens motor module
- 150mm lens motor module
- Control panel for Alexa Mini LF
- Control panel for Alexa MINI
- Custom paint colour of your choice (multi-colour paint schemes are not possible with this housing)
- CNC machined aluminium base plate and stainless mounting hardware
- CNC machined aluminium dual handle video grips with ODI VANS grips (various colours available)
- ‘CINE’ port front module
- 1x CINE Flat Port to use with Lens Motor Modules
- 1x CINE 8″ Dome Port to use with Lens Motor Modules
The housing offers controls on the Mini LF for:
There is an interchangeable control panel included to suit the original Alexa Mini (non-LF).
This panel includes controls for
CNC machined from 6061 billet aluminium then anodised and painted. All buttons and hardware are 316 stainless steel, providing superior corrosion resistance.
Our ALEXA Mini LF Production Housing is optimised for the following camera configuration:
- ALEXA Mini LF Camera
- Wooden Camera PRO Battery Plate
- Shinobi 7 Monitor (other similar size monitors will fit).
The camera battery, monitor batteries and recording storage can all be changed without removing the camera or monitor from the baseplate.
As standard the housing is configured with our CINE Port Front Module, which allows the fitment of our CINE style ports with manual lens controls on the lens port itself.
You can also choose to add our Lens Motor Modules (LMM), which extends the front of the housing allowing for fitment of cforce mini lens motors. A LMM and appropriate WCU-4 cabling you can have full wired lens control up to 30m away.
There are two different lengths of LMM.
LMM-1 is a shorter module designed for lenses with the control rings closer to the mount, such as a Cooke Anamorphic. LMM-2 is a longer module, designed for lenses with the control rings further down the lens, such as a ARRI Signature Prime.
The LMM houses the lens motors, and then you can choose different ports depending on the total length of the lens.
Our ALEXA Mini housing ships with our ‘CINE’ port system, which suits lenses up to 120mm diameter, which includes most cinema lenses.
Custom ports are available at request, including dome ports and zoom/focus ports.
The front element in all our ports is replaceable in less than 30 seconds by simply unscrewing the front locking ring and dropping in a replacement acrylic screen we offer for purchase. So no more spending hours buffing scratched ports!
The housing ships with two side handle grips. These are CNC machined from 6061 aluminium, and offer a very comfortable ODI Vans BMX grip.
There are several grip mounting points provided on the housing, allowing users to setup the handles to suit their individual requirement. The grips can be positioned at various locations along the housing, in high-mode or low-mode, and/or offset from each other.
The grips are removable with an Allen key for easy transporting of the housing.
Depth Rating: 10m/33ft
Weight: Approx. 7kg (Compact form), up to 10kg (with LMM2).