The WD-3 Wide Angle Dome provides a wider angle of coverage underwater without the distorted edges or vignetting (dark shadows in the corners of the image) that are typically present when using a standard wide angle wet lens. At less than 6oz (168g), the WD-3 is also substantially lighter weight than the average wet lens and easier to use. The resulting image is crisp and clear edge-to-edge.
The WD-3 simply slides onto the standard port of the Ikelite housing— no modification to or replacement of the housing's original port is necessary. The WD-3 can be removed and replaced underwater so there is no limit to the camera's zoom or macro capabilities. Approximately 3/4 of the camera's zoom range can be used with the dome in place (varies by camera model).
The conversion dome features a 0.75x conversion factor to correct for the refractive magnification of a flat port underwater. The WD-3 Wide Angle Dome is compatible with any Ikelite housing featuring a 3.0-inch diameter lens port. To check compatibility with Ikelite housings, please refer to the housing instruction manual or webpage.
The WD-3 Dome is only effective underwater. It requires water between the back of the WD-3 and the front of the housing's lens port to affect the angle of coverage. Like any wide angle wet lens, it may be used for split shots (half-in, half-out of the water), but there will be two water lines: one in front of the dome and one behind.
200 ft (60 m) depth rating
Optical grade acrylic
Slightly positive buoyancy in fresh water
Weighs 5.9 oz (168 g)
4" diameter x 1.7" length (101 x 43 mm)
In the Box
Lanyard with cord lock # 0321.11
Neoprene cover # 0200.5