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Which Dimension Dome Port is Right for you?

Aug. 12, 2020

As a Dome Lens Manufacturer, share with you. One of the most common inquiries we are asked is: what size dome should I use?

Underwater Camera Dome

Underwater Camera Dome

Well, the answer mostly depends on what style of shooting you do, what lens you are aiming to use in the dome, as well as often your budget plan.

When we talk about the size of the dome port we are describing the general size of the acrylic aspect.

Other variables with domes are the elevation of the acrylic element, as well as the size of the port itself. We have done the effort and also optimized the height of the acrylic for all diameters of dome so you do not need to fret about this. However, you will certainly require to take into consideration the size of the port based on what lens you are aiming to utilize in the dome. We will certainly discuss this in the direction of completion of this post.

First, allow's consider the dome ports we provide, and what the advantages and disadvantages of each.

4-Inch Dome-- The very best for shooting above water, in-barrel shots with a fisheye lens.


Small size

Tiny surface, minimising prospective for water decreases and representations

Least expensive


Can lead to un-sharp picture edges when shooting undersea

Tough to shoot over/under shots.

6-inch Dome-- The most preferred and also versatile alternative


Fairly portable size, especially on larger mirrorless or DSLR real estates

Sharp image corners when shooting underwater and when correctly matched to the length of your lens.

Over/under shots are possible with this dimension dome.


Larger surface area, compared with the 4-inch, raising the possibility for water declines as well as reflections when capturing above water.

8-inch Dome-- Ideal for undersea as well as over/under shots


Over/under shots are easy with this size dome.

Sharp image edges when shooting underwater


Larger and bulkier, challenging to store/carry.

Larger surface, compared with the 4-inch as well as 6-inch, increasing the potential for water drops and also reflections when shooting over water.

Our company also has an Underwater Camera Dome for sale, welcome to consult us.