The Ikelite dome is injection molded specifically for underwater photography, and represents the finest optics in the industry. Recommended for wide angle lenses from 17mm to 28mm, and short zoom lenses
Zoom lenses require a +4 diopter close-up lens available from camera stores. Wide angle lenses will focus at 12" and do not require the addition of any close-up lens when used in a dome port.
Other ports available
#5503.... Lens length less than 3" (7.6cm)
5503.50 Lens length less than 4" (10.1cm)
#5503.55 Lens length less than 4.5" (11.4cm)
#5503.80 Lens length less than 5" (12.7cm)
#5503.85 Lens length less than 6" (15.2cm)
SUPER-WIDE DOME PORT
For lenses with a 110 to 170 degrees angle of coverage. This port does not allow use of a port shade, and may not be fully functional with some lenses in the MD-size housing.
#5503.15 Lens length less than 2.5" (6.3cm
For standard, macro and telephoto lenses.
#5501..... Lens length less than 2.5" (6.3cm)
#5502...... Lens length less than 3.5" (8.9cm)
#5502.41 Lens length less than 4.1" (10.4cm)
#5505...... Lens length less than 4.5" (11.4cm)
#5505.45 Lens length less than 5.1" (13cm)
#5505.5 .. Lens length less than 5.5" (14cm)
#5505.58 Lens length less than 6.1" (15.5cm)
FLAT PORTS WITH FOCUS
For long lenses whose focus collar extends beyond the housing focus
#5506.... . Lens length less than 4.5" (11.4cm)
#5506.5... Lens length less than 5.5" (14cm)
#5507...... Lens length less than 6.5" (16.5cm)
#5508...... Lens length less than 7.5" (19cm)
#5508.05 Nikon 105mm Micro-Nikkor lens only
(allows switching from manual-auto focus u/w)
Maximum lens diameter is limited to 8.4cm (3.3"). The diameter for attachment of zoom or focus clamps is limited to 7.1cm (2.8"). Lens length is measured as the maximum extended length from attachment point on the camera body.
Only lenses with rotating barrel control for zoom can be used. Push-pull zoom control can not be operated.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I do underwater photography in the Caribbean with a Canon 6D, Ikelite housing, dual 161 strobes. I purchased this dome for my new 28mm and a new 40mm. The dome is perfect for both applications. What I love about the plastic dome is that if it gets scratched in the camera tank or on deck, once it's in the water,the scratches are gone, not visible at all! I can't think of a single negative thing so I guess thats it.
Just switching from film to digital. This port is easy to seal and can be used with confidence. No distortion or loss of light.I am thrilled with this port and in the New England area where vizability is at most times only two or three green feet the port is excellent. Easy to clean and maintain but remember it is plastic and can be scratched.
Very functional with Ikelite SLR housing and DS strobes. Excellent optices with 24mm lens. Prefer it to 8" dome. Only negative is ease of scratching dome's plastic lens.