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Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover (Port Body Not Included)

B&H # IK5510.45 Mfr # 5510.45
You Pay: $399.95

This Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade is for wide angle lenses when used in Ikelite digital SLR housings. A port body (not included) is required to attach the port to the housing. The 8" dome port reduces edge distortion on photos taken with certain fisheye and super wide-angle lenses. With this port kit over / under photos are now possible.

The Ikelite 8" dome shade is included. The shade helps prevent lens flair when shooting towards the surface. The port cover that goes over the dome with the shade attached is included.

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Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover (Port Body Not Included)
  • Dome assembly (5510.40)
  • Port Shade
  • Port Cover
  • 1 Year warranty
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    Ikelite8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover
     
    4.6

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Functional (11)
    • Weather proof (11)
    • Good depth range (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (12)
      • Snorkeling (5)
      • Swimming pool (4)
      • Lake (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great wide angle improvment from Ikelite

      Used the new 8" dome for the first time last week taking wide angle shots of sharks at South Africa's Protea Banks. When used with my 10-17mm FE lens I got significantly...Read complete review

      Used the new 8" dome for the first time last week taking wide angle shots of sharks at South Africa's Protea Banks. When used with my 10-17mm FE lens I got significantly less vignetting than with the old 6" Ike dome. Easy to use and the increased volume of air inside the port gave me an almost completetly neutrally bouyant set up whem combinde with twin stobed. However, although I've had no problems Ikelite's dual port clips do leave one with a slight sense of fragiltiy. On a recent dive a friend of mine did have his dome come loose resulting in a carastrohpic flood. Of course this may have been user error!! personally I'm extremely happy with the port and find mysel moving more from my first love of macro photography to more and more wide angle work.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Decent Results, but not perfect

      I use this dome with my Nikon 10-24mm and fisheye lens underwater with my Ikelite D300 housing. Thus far, results have been decent-- only the quality of the materials is questionable....Read complete review

      I use this dome with my Nikon 10-24mm and fisheye lens underwater with my Ikelite D300 housing. Thus far, results have been decent-- only the quality of the materials is questionable. Even when attempting to clean the lens with the softest microfiber cloth, I noticed swirl marks appearing on the dome itself. I was not thrilled about this or with the difficulty of cleaning the inside of the dome. All that being said, this product is relatively inexpensive compared to other brands and the dome itself has yielded excellent results thus far. This is also the most critical piece in the modular port system-- it's hard to avoid buying this dome if you're going wide underwater. I'd just like it a lot more if the dome surface was coated with something more resilient.

      No issues whatsoever with leakage, although as you descend, you might hear a few noises as pressure on the housing mounts. These noises made my heart skip a beat the first few times because it almost sounded like something was cracking, but it turned out to be nothing.

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      5.0

      Very happy with the 8" Dome Port

      By Scubacoup

      from St. Thomas, USVI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

            The Dome came very well packaged and in perfect condition. I use with a 17 - 40 mm lens and photos are great

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Ikelite Dome for wide angle lens

            By cois of Hawaii

            from Maui, Hawaii

            About Me Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Coverage

            Cons

            • Acrylic
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Big Angle And Fish Eyes
            • Spilt Shot
            • Under Water

            Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

            The only raison I don't give it a 5 stars is because is an acrylic dome.I use it with a 24mm lens and it give me great result even for split shots.The acrylic dome doesn't shed the water drop as much than a glass dome...Images from the first shoot came out great!I recomand it over the 6" dome that I have used for years.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great dome

            By chufilawrie

            from Miami

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                Fits perfect with my case, good quality, no leaks

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great for half over and half under shots

                By VIP-Concepts

                from Kona, Hawaii

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Depth Range
                • Water-tight Seals

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Diving
                  • Lake
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming Pool

                  Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                  This dome port is great for half over and under shots. I am using it with a 15 mm fisheye and the results are great.

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                  5.0

                  Much better than the 6" dome

                  By Shoots 4K

                  from Kona, HI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                        I moved up to the 8" dome from the 6", and the difference in my footage using a Tokina 11-16 was dramatic. The corners are sharper and since I have a "look around" area visible on my monitor, I can see that the edges of the dome are much farther away from the edges of the sensor's recorded area. Feels like I'm shooting through the sweet spot in this dome instead of barely fitting in the image. As other have mentioned, it's BIG, so be very sure the dimensions are acceptable to your specific housing. Also, I use a shower cap over the port opening when it's off the housing to prevent any dust/etc. from falling inside, because the inside of this dome is not easy to clean.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great look

                        By critaco

                        from veracruz mexico

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Functional
                        • Water-tight Seals

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Diving

                          Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                          awesome for fisheye

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                          5.0

                          Lets go big or go home

                          By Coach T

                          from Wildomar, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Water-tight Seals

                          Cons

                          • Too Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Diving
                          • Lake
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Swimming Pool

                          Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                          Great for wide angle lenses but hard to store.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again and again

                          By robert

                          from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • UW photography

                            Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                            used with the Ikelite Canon 5D Markll underwater housing

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect with a wide angle lens

                            By dcphotog

                            from Charleston SC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Wide angle

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Action Photos
                              • Close Up Filming
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                              Great to use with a VERY short lens, 15mm is perfect especially on a Canon 7D. Make sure you blow off the port if you are shooting above water to remove the water droplets.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great value

                              By Seepofant

                              from Zurch, Switzerland

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Depth Range

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Diving

                                Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                New 4 port locks makes a great product even better.
                                8" port for the third of the next competitors price.
                                Take care not to scratch the port inside. Scrachtes on the outer part don't matter much 'cause watter has almost the same index of diffraction so the scratches become invisible.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great dome!

                                By jcoffey

                                from Maui, HI

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Depth Range
                                • Water-tight Seals

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Diving
                                  • Snorkeling
                                  • Swimming Pool

                                  Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                  I love how versitile this dome is! I us this formultiple lenses!!!

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Don't bump into anything!

                                  By deborah, the video queen

                                  from alexandria, va

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Water-tight Seals

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving

                                    Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                    This is a very large dome & if you're unaccustomed to underwater video/photography, you can easily bump into coral or other & scratch the surface as I did. It does provide the widest possible view using a wide angle lens. No leakage during frequent underwater sessions.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    perfect for the Tokina 10-17mm

                                    By Ian

                                    from Espoo, Finland

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Depth Range
                                    • Water-tight Seals

                                    Cons

                                    • Too Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving

                                    Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                    I use this with the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens.
                                    The image quality in this port is really good.
                                    The only bad thing is the huge size of a 8" dome, but that can't be helped if you want the IQ :-)

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                                    5.0

                                    Does what they say it does,

                                    By Kiwi

                                    from Cancun, Mexico

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Depth Range
                                    • Water-tight Seals

                                    Cons

                                    • Sligthly heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving

                                    Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                    Easy to clean, easy to attach, and not that easy to scratch.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Decent Results, but not perfect

                                    By Buttermilk

                                    from Hong Kong

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Critical Piece
                                    • Functional
                                    • Relatively Economical
                                    • Water-tight Seals

                                    Cons

                                    • Material Quality
                                    • Prone to ScratchSwirl

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving
                                    • Wide Angle

                                    Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                    I use this dome with my Nikon 10-24mm and fisheye lens underwater with my Ikelite D300 housing. Thus far, results have been decent-- only the quality of the materials is questionable. Even when attempting to clean the lens with the softest microfiber cloth, I noticed swirl marks appearing on the dome itself. I was not thrilled about this or with the difficulty of cleaning the inside of the dome. All that being said, this product is relatively inexpensive compared to other brands and the dome itself has yielded excellent results thus far. This is also the most critical piece in the modular port system-- it's hard to avoid buying this dome if you're going wide underwater. I'd just like it a lot more if the dome surface was coated with something more resilient.

                                    No issues whatsoever with leakage, although as you descend, you might hear a few noises as pressure on the housing mounts. These noises made my heart skip a beat the first few times because it almost sounded like something was cracking, but it turned out to be nothing.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Awesome wide angle!

                                    By Hankk

                                    from Mexico City

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Depth Range
                                    • Water-tight Seals

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving
                                    • Snorkeling

                                    Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                    I used this recently on a trip to Baja with a Canon 10-22 lens. Given the fact that this is relatively low-production, high-end stuff, no complaints. The optical quality is great compared with previous compact digicam housing I've used. This is the only dSLR dome I've used, so I can't make a comparison there. But there is certainly no obvious vignetting or aberration, all the way to the edges. It's awesome.

                                    As a potential purchaser, there are a few things to keep in mind:

                                    1. The dome is *plastic*. You gotta be careful to not scratch it.

                                    2. It's uncoated. If you shoot over-unders with the sun in the frame, you can get a reflection of the lens itself in your images, if you're not careful.

                                    3. It's very large. The dome and port body are together about as big as the dSLR housing they're attached to.

                                    4. As with wide-angle photography, the large depth-of-field means that bubbles, dirt, etc. on the dome are going to show up very easily.

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                                    5.0

                                    Much better than 6" dome

                                    By Riker

                                    from Budapest

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                    I purchased this the 8" dome to replace my 6" dome becuse it showed bad distortion on the sides of all images at very wide angles (10-15mm on 40D). The 8" dome shows much better results.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very nice dome port

                                    By mgokalp

                                    from Bodrum, Turkey

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                    I like the fact that the parts attach each other quite nicely and provides a good sealing and conforting you that it will prevent the water inside the system.

                                    Its a very good port for wide angle lenses works good when you are out of the water as well

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                                    5.0

                                    Very cool!

                                    By DK

                                    from Vancouver Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable Operation
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Underwater scenery shots

                                      Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                      Little chance to use it much yet but a great new tool in my underwater kit! I really look forward to seeing what I can do with this baby!

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                                      5.0

                                      the product I needed

                                      By sub.toni

                                      from sant feliu barcelona, Spain

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Design

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports Photography

                                        Comments about Ikelite 8" Dome Port with Shade and Cover:

                                        It's very easy to use it with the housing, very dificult to make a mistake, the best way to forget the water inside your housing

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