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Saga Ships 4’ Dome Port for Ikelite Photo

Saga Ships 4’ Dome Port for Ikelite

Saga has announced a new BK-7 optical glass 4” (100mm) dome port for use with Ikelite DL port system housings. The dome has an external coating that maximizes light transmission, and an internal anti-reflective one. The port is optimized for use with fisheyes lenses, specifically, the Tokina 10-17mm and both Nikon and Canon 8-15mm lenses. The shade and back pane is constructed of anodized aluminum, and the shade is removable to allow for full circle images.

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Wetpixel Live: Mini Dome Port Primer Photo

Wetpixel Live: Mini Dome Port Primer

Responding to a recent discussion thread on the Wetpixel forum, Alex and Adam chat through small dome ports’ pros and cons. These offer some unique creative possibilities, reduced cost, and portability advantages, and have limitations that should also be considered.

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Wetpixel Live: Dome Port Choices Photo

Wetpixel Live: Dome Port Choices

Alex and Adam set out to answer some of the questions that are commonly asked about dome port choices on the Wetpixel forums. They include in their discussion: Port size, extensions, materials, and lens choices. There is no physics or optical theory!

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Wetpixel Live: Dome Port Choices Photo

Wetpixel Live: Dome Port Choices

Dome ports are a crucial part of the optical systems that we as underwater photographers deploy. Judging by questions and comments on the Wetpixel Forum, they are also somewhat misunderstood. This is in part because the underlying optical theory of dome ports is somewhat complex, and is hence avoided. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon attempts to demystify this, by offering some thoughts on dome port choices on Wetpixel Live.

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Preview: Sea&Sea 210AR Dome by Morten Bjørn-Larsen Photo

Preview: Sea&Sea 210AR Dome by Morten Bjørn-Larsen

Morten Bjørn-Larsen presents a preview of the new Sea&Sea 210AR Universal Dome port. Constructed of a new material called Plantex, which Sea&Sea claims, offers improved optical performance and durability. It also holds an anti-reflective coating. Morten has been able to try the dome out in challenging conditions and records his findings in his preview.

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