Gates Alexa Mini LF Housing


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Gates Alexa Mini LF Housing

Designed for the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and ARRI Alexa Mini original.

Gates Alexa Mini LF Housing

Cinema, TV, Natural History, whatever: configure the MINI LF Housing to suit your needs. Diver independent operation or complete surface DP control. Virtually any lens, cinema / anamorphic / DSLR. 8 and 10" Dome / Flat Ports. And shoot either ARRI ALEXA Mini or Mini LF cameras.

Like it's predecessor, the MINI LF is a deeply integrated marine imaging system, blurring the lines between housing and camera. Twelve user-assignable controls interface directly with the ARRI Mini allowing access to frequently used functions like white balance, peaking, display overlay, and frame rate. Gates familiar mechanical Focus / Iris / Zoom controls provide precision handling of hundreds of LPL, PL, Anamorphic and DSLR lenses with the same adaptable Lens Gear Drive system found in the Gates cinema-grade family.

When setup with Gates SPR80 Stackable Port Ring system, the MINI LF Housing is a compact kit. Travel friendly in two carry-on size cases. The larger SPR110 Stackable Port Rings accommodate ARRI cForce mini motors, giving the topside DP full lens and camera control. Add SDI surface video for complete surface operational command and control.

The MINI LF is Gates through-and-through: durable machined aluminum, stainless construction; clean, uncomplicated, user friendly design; Gates precision ports for clear, sharp images; extensive line of accessories and custom configurations; and Seal Check II for housing integrity verification. Experts know that failure is not an option, so they never take a chance…. they take a Gates!

MINI to MINI LF Housing upgrade is available. Contact us for full details.

Compatible Cameras: ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and ARRI Alexa Mini original

Housing Features
Depth Rating:
76m / 250ft
Construction Material :
Machined Aluminum
Includes Moisture Alarm System:
Includes Vacuum Seal System:
Sync Cord Compatibility :
TTL Converter Installed:
Interchangable Port System:
Compatible Port System:
Cold Shoe Mount :
Includes Tray and/or Handles:
Access to All Camera Controls:
460 x 300 x 300mm / 18 x 11 x 11.6in
Weight- Land/Water:
7.8kg (272oz) / Fully adjustable buoyancy
External Monitor Compatibility :


Controls (All Mechanical):

  • Power On/Off
  • Record / Standby x2 (Remote & Manual)
  • Assignable x 12.   List of Assignable Functions
  • Direct lens coupled (manual) Focus
  • Direct lens coupled (manual) Iris
  • Direct lens coupled (manual) Zoom

Dimensions: Basic Shell (preliminary):

  • 18″ L x 11″ H x 11.6″ W (15.5” w/Handles)
  • 46 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm


  • Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish.
  • Stainless steel hardware.

Depth Rating:

  • 250 feet / 76 meters.


  • 2 Years Renewable.

Weight in Air (preliminary):

  • 17 lbs / 7.8 kg (Housing only, transport)

Weight in Water:

  • Fully adjustable buoyancy / trim


  • V-Lock type.  Contact Gates for non-standard battery size compatibility.

Included Items:

  • NVS or ST5 External Monitor shell only (monitor not included)
  • Seal Check II
  • Pelican Case
  • Tool & O-Ring Kit

Equipment Required:

  • Camera: ARRI ALEXA Mini LF or Mini original
  • ARRI General Purpose IO Box GPB-1 (Item # K2.0007642)
  • Recording Media (CODEX Compact Drive or CFast Card)
  • Transvideo StarLite LCD Monitor (for ST5 External Monitor)
  • V-Lock type battery
  • LENS of choice.  GATES Lens Compatibility Reference

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