Want to capture half half images and improve your GoPro underwater shots? Split Dome Port for GoPro Cameras solves three problems that occur in underwater photography due to the different properties of air, water and light. The curvature of a dome ports minimizes the effects of refraction, radial distortion and chromatic aberration. In short – it makes your images sharper and cleaner, it increases the field of view and decreases underwater magnification. And it lets you to take those sick over under photo shots that are half underwater, half above it.
The key here is moving the water line away from the lens – the dome creates the perfect distance allowing you to take the over under photos. It comes in a perfect size so that you can pack it for your travels without any worries about adding too much extra weight. The neoprene cover that you can buy offers great protection in case you pack your dome with the rest of your gear – You don`t want any scratches on the dome. Neoprene also acts as a protection from impact due to its rubbery texture.
Dome port is made out of high-grade Acrylic material & shock resistant ABS plastic. It is waterproof up to 30m. Your GoPro camera is additionally safely stored in a separate housing, similar to standard GoPro housing so it is always safe. This separate housing can be removed from the dome and used on its own if you need it. Dome also fits the original GoPro housing, but using the one that comes with the dome is recommended. Split Dome Port for GoPro Cameras is designed so that all three GoPro control buttons can be used while camera is fixed in the dome and the back LCD screen is visible if you have Hero 4 Silver.
The selection different domes has become pretty big lately with really cheap options out there, but you need to consider a few things before buying.
The quality of the materials – Cheap glass will scratch very easily and the marks will ruin your videos.
The second thing you really need to pay attention to are the joints of the dome, Split Dome Port has been tested many times in different conditions and have proved to be very solid and you can be sure that there will be no leaks when you take the dome in the water.
The SPLIT dome is fully compatible with GoPro Hero 3, 3+ and 4.
There is also the LCD version of the dome that fits GoPro cameras that have LCD bacpac attached to the back of the camera (you need to buy the bacpac separately) so you can always see what you are shooting. Both domes are easy to set up and operate, taking photos with Split dome port and GoPro camera is just point and shoot, anyone can do it. To make the best half half photos, dome also comes with tips and instructions for better split photography. Even more extensive advice on over under photography is available on Splitgadgets.com.
Split dome comes with a lightweight floaty grip that is made out of carbon making it almost indestructible – carbon is 3 times as strong as steel. The mount at the top of the handle is a standard GoPro mount that fits the SPLIT Dome Port as well as ordinary GoPro camera housing or any other extension or gadget that uses this mount. This makes the grip very useful even without the port. Mount can be taken off the grip and used to put your GoPro on a regular photo tripod. There is a threaded insert at the bottom of the grip that holds the wrist strap mount, this mount can also be removed so you can even assemble more grips into one long carbon grip or use the grip as a tripod extension.
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