A split shot, also known as a 50/50 shot or over under shot, is a single photo or video that captures both under the water and over the water at the same time.
Why an extension port
The GDome 80mm Lens Port Extension is used to extend the distance from your camera lens to the lens element (PDS Dome or Flat Lens). By extending the distance an additional 80mm, the water is pushed further away from the camera lens, allowing the image to effectively be "zoomed out" as if you are using a wide-angle lens without losing any image quality. The additional distance will allow you to make use of the full extent of the PDS dome port, one user has described the experience as "it's almost like having a 10-inch dome port! It is so easy to capture split shots now without having to use the wide setting on my iPhone".
As the Extension Port acts as a massive lens hood over the camera lens, reflections are significantly reduced when using either the PDS Dome or Flat Lens Element. The team has had massive success shooting with the 80mm Lens Port Extension in poor lighting conditions.
*Please note that this product has been developed as an 80mm extension, as all cameras/phones are different, it is impossible to accommodate the field of view perfectly while trying to maximise the split shot potential. Thus you may need to adjust the zoom level on certain cameras/phones in order to ensure you don't get any vignetting or crop any vignetting in post-production.
What is a split shot?
This is the device you need to get them
✅ Works with the Action Cameras as well as mobile phones and more
✅ Capture portrait shots
✅ Rear touch functionality
✅ Works with 3rd party external filters and lenses
✅ Individually pressure tested
✅ Waterproof to 10m
Images so good you wouldn't think they were shot through a dome
Finding the solution for improving our already great optics posed a challenge from the get-go. We finally got this right by adding to our unique mix of ingredients to give us the perfected GDome optic lens. This V1 dome lens has been successfully used on all of our PDS systems to date. With the release of GDome PDS we took this mix and improved on its makeup. The new V2 lens will go to the market with each unit. The new V2 lens will be implemented across our existing range as soon as we start shipping.
With our open lens design, the sky is the limit!
Use wide-angle lenses, ND filters, CPL filters and more. Filters are an awesome accessory allowing you the freedom to get creative. Adjust the light hitting your camera lens by using a wide range of different lenses and filters. Filters allow you to capture wider apertures for greater depth or adjust shutter speeds for time-based effects. Capture twice the image with wide-angle lenses while the image remains crisp.
The intention of the GDome is to be as user-friendly as possible. With built-in handgrip support, this GDome is very easy to use and feels extremely comfortable in hand. We have made it modular so you can easily add extra items to take the standard setup into a professional rig. Start building yours today!
EASY TO USE
Once the camera has been placed in position and the backplate secured it’s as easy as point, touch and capture.
WHAT IS IN THE BOX
· GDome Mobile
· 80mm Extension Port
· Flat Port Element
· 2 x Foam Inserts
· Side Grip
· Spares Kit
· Anti Water Droplet Spray
· Thumb Screw Tightener
BLUETOOTH REMOTE INCLUDED
SPECS, MATERIALS AND PERFORMANCE TESTING
· Glass-filled nylon body
· Optically correct 6.1-inch dome lens (excluding flange)
· Marine-grade stainless steel screws and bolts
· Total assembled weight 800 grams
· Length 25cm (9.85 Inches), width 18cm (7 inches) & height 7.5cm (2.95 inches)
Our robust glass-filled nylon housing is made structurally rigid, its torsional rigidity allows the housing to maintain its seal as one descends deeper.
We have spent years and thousands of dollars developing our products.
In order to protect our designs and concepts, we have filed for the following full & or design patents:
US Patent Appl No. 16/562,662
South African Patent Application No. 2019/05878
Shipping, Customs & Duties
International distribution is something we have learned to overcome with great shipping partners.
International freight does come with its own set of challenges. As a business who has acquired all of the necessary permissions and licensing we abide by all laws and legislation. With this in mind, we cannot mark any item as a 'gift' or as other items. It is illegal to do so.
Please note import duties and taxes are NOT INCLUDED. These charges vary by country and are not in our control.
We ship the GDome Mobile all over the world and it is impossible for us to build the various customs charges into our website.
You can use this tool to estimate additional costs.
Remember, we are the creators of GDome and GDome Mobile and not international customs, we make no money off local taxes and duties.
You can use this tool as estimates when determining additional costs in receiving our products.
For absolute peace of mind
We guarantee all of our products and our reviews stand testament to this. All units are hand-assembled, pressure tested and have to pass our quality control measures. We manufacture all of our products in house to ensure the best care is taken right from raw material inspection to final product testing.
The GDome is a waterproof housing made to be used on the surface of the water. Although we have dived to 30ft plus with the GDome, this was purely for testing purposes regardless of the fact it did not leak or damage the camera.
The use of the touch membrane was not designed with great depths in mind.
They say Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.
Our team makes the GDome dream possible.
We pride ourselves on our customer service, innovation and truly stand behind the products we take to the market.
Other Ways You Can Help
GDOME has established itself in the dome housing market over the last 6 years.
Please share our content and engage with us - it helps us continue to grow!
We would love to hear from you and see your awesome GDome shots in the near future.
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|Australia||4 - 10 Days|
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- All orders for GDOME customers are manufactured and shipped from South Africa.
- You'll get an automated tracking number when your order has been dispatched.
- Delivery times are faster for metro areas than regional. The shipping times above are estimates and some orders can take longer due to factors outside of our control.
- Please note some international orders will occasionally be charged customs or import charges upon arrival in the destination country. We are not responsible for these charges. This includes Local VAT.
- If you are ordering from United States of America, import duties will not be charged for orders under $800.
- If you are ordering from Australia, import duties will not be charged for orders under A$1000.
Can you ship to me?
We have shipped our awesome water housings to almost every country!
- We deliver directly to your home or office, anywhere in the world with DHL or Fedex Express.
- We are currently averaging 3-9 working days for express international deliveries.
ABOUT OUR SHIPPING
We offer a 100% reliable delivery services via trusted DHL / Fedex Express courier services around the world.
- Shipping is calculated automatically by DHL on checkout.
- DHL will also give you a live view of the estimated delivery time.
- We also offer a variety of affordable priority and FREE shipping options, these do take slightly longer than or express options.
- We’ll need your daytime address and cellphone number for door-to-door delivery and, once sent, provide you with the tracking number for the parcel.
- All Prices exclude your local taxes and duties, please check your local taxes and duties before placing your order.
- We cover all shipping costs but do not cover local taxes (such as VAT, customs duties ect).
If you would like to calculate the taxes and duties, click HERE
We shall use our best endeavors to ensure that all products purchased on the GDOME SHOP website will be delivered to major city centers within the estimated shipping time.
We offer a reliable delivery services via trusted DHL Express courier services around the world.
Shipping is calculated automatically by DHL on checkout before you have to make payment.
DHL will also give you a live view of the estimated delivery time.
We also offer FREE shipping options to select locations, these do take slightly longer than or express options.
We’ll need your daytime address and cellphone number for door-to-door delivery and, once sent, provide you with the tracking number for the parcel.
All Prices exclude your local taxes and duties, please check your local taxes and duties before placing your order.
- We cover all shipping costs but do not cover local taxes (such as VAT, customs duties ect).
GDome ships exclusively through DHL International and TUNL for International orders.
By purchasing items from GDome, you acknowledge that GDome is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Please refer to your tracking number to get details of where your shipment is. If your package shows it was successfully delivered, and you did not receive it, please contact us immediately.
Insurance for packages is charged separately by DHL and TUNL, we offer the option to insure your package with Shipping Protection on checkout.
By deselecting Shipping Protection, GDome is not liable for items that are lost, damaged, or stolen during shipping.
HOW DO I TRACK MY ORDER ONLINE?
Once we’ve received your order, we’ll send you an email with LIVE tracking details with the company it was sent out with.
GDome offers a 14-day (once received) return policy for new items purchased directly through our online store or at our physical store.
GDome will only provide exchanges or store credit for change of mind or incorrectly ordered products. GDome will not refund any shipping and credit card costs.
GDome purchases made at www.getgdome.com can be returned for any reason within 14 days of receiving the product/s.
All returned items must be in new, resalable condition and include original packaging and all hardware and or accessories.
Return shipping costs are for your expense, you can send it back using any means from courier to postal service (there is no time limit, you just need to inform us of the return within the first 14 days).
After 14 days, non-warranty related returns are at the SOLE DISCRETION of GDome.
If the reason for your return is not because of a GDome error, any shipping costs and handling fees, incurred by GDome may be deducted from your refund.
Please note: if you return an item and did not originally pay shipping costs (FREE SHIPPING), the shipping cost incurred by GDome will be deducted from your refund, we will supply you with the shipping invoice as per what we paid on request.
Returns are to be sent to:
Action Distribution (attention: Allison Bell)
+27 84 559 0801
Please mark the item as a return for refund and give it a value of $5.
Please see our full return policy here.
If you would like to exchange your items for something else, please return to us for a refund and place a new order for the product you want at the same time. All items that you would like to exchange must be in a new, resalable condition and include original packaging and all hardware and or accessories.
When choosing a shipper to return products, keep in mind that GDome cannot be held liable or responsible for items lost in transit. We recommend using a carrier that can provide tracking and insurance.
Please indicate your GDome invoice number clearly on the shipping label.
After 14 days, non-warranty related returns are at the SOLE DISCRETION of GDome. Products must be shipped to our warehouse and will be checked. If your returned product has been checked and the products are not in a new, re-sellable condition, a repackaging, restocking, and/or damaged goods fee may be deducted from the refund or the product will be shipped back to you. We strongly urge you to repackage the products with care. If you need advice on how to re-pack the gear, please contact us.
It generally takes 3 – 5 days after the package arrives at our warehouse for your return to be processed and a credit to be issued.
As soon as the return is processed you will get an email confirmation.
THE FINE PRINT
GDome gives its utmost to serve customers as quickly as possible.
In actual fact, it excites us to do it quicker every day.
It is, however, a reality that delivery companies are sometimes subject to strikes and other delays.
It is most certainly in the minority that a problem arises.
Should any delay happen, we will follow up, lodge and handle queries with the particular courier company.
If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at +27 84 559 0801.
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