Ikelite DC3 6 Inch Dome for Compact Housings 6403

Ikelite DC3 6 Inch Dome for Compact Housings 6403

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$639.50

DC3 6 Inch Dome for Compact Housings

About this Product

Want to shoot split shots (half-in, half-out of the water) with your compact digital system? Wet lenses will increase your angle of view but create a difficult double water line when used at the surface. The answer is a 6" diameter dry dome which lengthens and smoothes the waterline yet remains compact and lightweight for travel.

Underwater, the dry dome increases your angle of coverage significantly compared to a flat port. The dome exhibits much less edge distortion than an external wet wide angle lens.

See photos taken with the DC3 Dome and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI underwater...

Wide angle and zoom

Underwater, the dome corrects for refraction to provide the full wide field of view. That's substantially wider than a flat port, which magnifies the image 1.33x and reduces the field of view. Approximately 3/4 of the camera's zoom range is usable with the dome installed.

Sony RX100 VI Underwater Photo by John Brigham

ISO 100 • f/9 • 1/125 • 24mm equivalent • DC3 6" Dome Port with Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI

Over-unders

At the surface, the large dry dome gives you greater control to get a clean, smooth water line when shooting split shots (half-in, half-out of the water). This type of shot can be impossible to get with a flat port, and extremely difficult with a wet lens or dome where you're fighting double water lines. 

Learn more about how to shoot split shots...

Sony RX100 VI Underwater Photo by John Brigham

ISO 100 • f/9 • 1/125 • 24mm equivalent • DC3 6" Dome Port with Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI

Ease of use

The dome replaces the standard port on the housing. Simply unthread the standard flat port and thread in the DC3 Dome unit. We recommend a rubber strap wrench commonly available at your local hardware store or as product # 0945.01 (not included). The included dome shade reduces reflections, protects the dome, and allows you to set the housing down on its face for easy assembly and disassembly. 

Sony RX100 VI Underwater Photo by John Brigham

ISO 100 • f/22 • 1/125 • 60mm equivalent • DC3 6" Dome Port with Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI

 

Compatibility

  • Ikelite Housing for Canon PowerShot G16 TTL # 6146.17
  • Ikelite Housing for Canon PowerShot SX620 # 6242.62
  • Ikelite Housing for Canon PowerShot SX700, SX710 # 6148.70
  • Ikelite Housing for Canon PowerShot SX720 # 6148.72
  • Ikelite Housing for Canon PowerShot SX730 # 6148.73
  • Ikelite Housing for Panasonic Lumix ZS100, TZ100 # 6170.10
  • Ikelite Housing for Panasonic Lumix ZS200, TZ200 # 6170.12
  • Ikelite Housing for Panasonic Lumix ZS50, TZ70 # 6170.50
  • Ikelite Housing for Panasonic Lumix ZS70, TZ90 # 6170.70
  • Ikelite Housing for Panasonic Lumix LX100 I, LX100 II # 6171.11
  • Ikelite Housing for Sony Cyber-shot HX50, HX60 # 6115.50
  • Ikelite Housing for Sony Cyber-shot HX80, HX90, HX99, WX500 # 6115.90
  • Ikelite Housing for Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark VI # 6116.17 / 6116.18

In the Box

  • Dome Port
  • Dome Shade # 5516.05 (installed)
  • O-ring # 0119.2 (installed)
  • Neoprene cover # 0200.1
  • Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
  • Acetyl body with acrylic dome
  • 13 oz (376 g)
  • 5.75" diameter x 3.25" (146 x 83 mm)