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GDome Mobile Pro Edition Mobile Phone Dome Housing

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The worlds first universal semi-rigid modular surf housing

Semi-rigid back door that allows you to have access to your rear controls

The perfect housing for any beginner looking to get their DSLR | Mirrorless camera into the waves for the first time

The GDome XL Surf Housing will work with almost any mirrorless / DSLR camera right out of the box

Fully customisable to your camera and lenses needs

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THE WORLD'S FIRST SEMI-RIGID UNIVERSAL HOUSING FOR DSLR AND MIRRORLESS CAMERAS

USING PATENTED TECHNOLOGY

 

HOW IT WORKS

UNIVERSAL

We have designed our housing to work with a number of different camera bodies and lenses.

As long as your camera has a wired shutter input and fits within the dimentions of our housing, it will work!

SOLID BACKDOOR

Looking to shoot in heavy conditions?

Our solid backdoor can take a beating with a metal hammer! So we know it will handle your local shorebreak!

Furthermore, we individually pressure test each housing with the solid backdoor to 18m.

FLEXIBLE MEMBRANE

Need to adjust settings, preview shots or change the shooting mode?

No problem at all, we also include the "flexible backdoor" with full access to the back of your camera through our ultra flexible rear membrane.

Our new V2 handle is fitted with a IP69K waterproof button that triggers the camera’s shutter via a female 2.5mm aux jack, the male 2.5mm camera specific jack attaches directly and connected to the cameras ‘remote’ port.

A pistol grip allows you to hold (and trigger) the camera with only one hand, which makes it easier to swim with your housing especially in heavy surf conditions.

Comes with single stage pistol grip.

Featuring a ‘one-press’ button that focuses and fires the shutter with one press.

ADJUSTABLE BASEPLATE

Our mounting plate has multiple holes that allow you to position the camera backwards and forwards.

As these are holes and not slots, the camera can not slide backwards or forwards in heavy surf conditions (like it would if it was a slot hole design).

This allows the users to get the camera the adjust distance from the back of the dome or flat port.

COME WITH DOME, FLAT LENS & PORTS

Looking to shoot the perfect split shot?

Then you need our dome port.

Want a capable all rounder for the surf and underwater?

Our 55mm port and flat lens are for you.

Unlike our competitors, we give you both ports and lens elements with your housing.

Ever taken a hit with a huge wave and your camera moves slightly off to the left or right?

Not with our rear anti-movement bar, it locks your camera in a horizontal plane.

You don't have to over tighten the bottom baseplate screw or worry about your camera moving off plane while in the water.

TOOL-FREE BACKPLATE THUMBSCREWS

Close your housing quickly with our included tool-free thumbscrews for the XL's backplate.

We know how difficult it is to loosen thumbscrews with wet, cold hands.

We have included a lazer cut thumbscrew loostening tool for your convenience.

OFF THE SHELF CABLES

Firstly, we supply our housings with the cables that you need for your camera.

Ever want to change cameras?

No need to import expensive proprietary cables that could take weeks to ship.

Our trigger box take off the shelf 2 pin 2.5mm male jacks.

 

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WATERPROOF SURF HOUSING FOR DSLR & MIRRORLESS CAMERAS

The GDome XL Surf Edition is focused on water-based content creators that need to shoot with a pistol/trigger grip (one arm operation) in extreme conditions.

The GDome XL Surf Bundle is the perfect housing for any surf or water based photographer looking for a universal water housing for their DSLR or Mirrorless camera without breaking the bank and yet getting a comprehensive surf focused water housing kit that can be used for a number of different camera brands and lenses. As our housing is universal, you will not have to buy new water housings or ports as you upgrade your cameras and lenses (as long as they will fit in our housing).

Advanced underwater photographers/videographers that already have professional kits could use the GDome XL for unique specialised camera bodies or lenses that are not compatible with their current housings or port configurations.

Rental houses or individuals will be able to rent out the GDome XL, given the current rental rate charged for underwater housings, this could be extremely profitable.

 

The world's first universal semi-rigid modular underwater housing

Yes, this is a loaded description so we will need to break it down for you so that you can really see the value of this universal underwater housing.

When we say that the GDome XL is a universal water housing, we really do mean it! The GDome XL will work with almost any mirrorless or DSLR camera right out of the box (check the internal sizing chart to confirm this as cameras like Canon 1D could be too tall for our housing).

You might think this is not unique as there are a number of housings that can do this. These housings are either completely 'soft' (made from a rubberised or PVC material) meaning that you can not add dome ports/lens extensions or even lights and GoPros to the housing. Where as the 'hard' housings have extremely limited functionality (no ability to change settings or functions).

Our housing is considered semi-rigid as the housing and ports are injection moulded and only the rear screen is made from a flexible membrane, we do also include a solid backdoor that is individually pressure tested to 18m before leaving our office.

Having a flexible rear screen, allows us to give the user full access to the camera's rear functionality. When it comes to modularity the GDome XL is fully customisable to your camera and lenses needs. Included in the box is a 55mm port adapter with a flat lens element as well as a 40mm dome port extension adapter and dome lens element. Our 80mm extension port (Optional Extra + $49) is fully compatible with the dome port adapter if you need a further extension to your GDome XL.

 

CONSTRUCTION

Our housings and ports are injection moulded with glassfilled nylon, which is one of the strongest engineering materials on the planet.

Our backplates are injection moulded from high impact policarbonate.

  • All of our bolts are 316 stainless steel to protect against salt water corrosion.

 

SAFETY

Our seals are custom moulded specifically for us from silicone. Silicone has close to zero memory, excellent resistance to weathering, UV exposure and lasts approximately four times longer than rubber.

  • We do not use glued seals in the GDome XL.
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  • Clips are convienient and efficient, however, the bolts we use are failproof in rough conditions and cannot be accientally opened when in the water.

 

We have never had an XL leak due to a product fault as all of the parts are precision moulded (so there is no space for errors), we do not glue our seals and we pressure test each housing with the solid backdoor to 18m before leaving the office.

The only real chance of a leak is if you do not tighten up the screws of the ports or backplate when using the housing.

Another key feature of our housing is that the camera sits on a heightened baseplate so even if water did get in the housing, the camera is lifted away from contact with the water, allowing you to get out the water and get your camera out without damage.

 

WEIGHT

With pistol grip, base plate and dome port and accessories = approx. 1.7 kg

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GDOME XL

Introducing the GDOME XL

Limitations

1) Our housing does have 10 rear bolts. Undoing these do take time in order for you to open and close the housing to get to your camera. While other housings may use fewer bolts (2-4) or latch systems, making it much quicker to open and close the housing, we have opted for a much lighter, thinner injection moulded backplate frame in order to reduce the weight, cost and production time of making the housing. While we could have used fewer bolts we opted to rather use more in order to ensure that your housing is sealed fully without a doubt.

2) When your camera is inside the GDome XL, you will not be able to control the zoom on your lens. Thus you will need to set the zoom when you put the camera into the housing before you close it up.

3) The GDome XL is rated for 5m/15ft max depth, we know it can go deeper however we limit the rating for the safety of your camera. The GDome XL is not a dive housing and should not be treated as a dive housing due to the flexible rear membrane. If you would like a housing with a solid backdoor (that will be able to achieve a deeper depth), they are available (optional extra +$35), however, you will need to add your own buttons in order to get the functionality that you require.

If you can accept the above limitations then the GDome XL is definitely the perfect housing for you.

1) Our housing does have 10 rear bolts. Undoing these do take time in order for you to open and close the housing to get to your camera. While other housings may use fewer bolts (2-4) or latch systems, making it much quicker to open and close the housing, we have opted for a much lighter, thinner injection moulded backplate frame in order to reduce the weight, cost and production time of making the housing. While we could have used fewer bolts we opted to rather use more in order to ensure that your housing is sealed fully without a doubt.

2) When your camera is inside the GDome XL, you will not be able to control the zoom on your lens. Thus you will need to set the zoom when you put the camera into the housing before you close it up.

3) The GDome XL is rated for 5m/15ft max depth, we know it can go deeper however we limit the rating for the safety of your camera. The GDome XL is not a dive housing and should not be treated as a dive housing due to the flexible rear membrane. If you would like a housing with a solid backdoor (that will be able to achieve a deeper depth), they are available (optional extra +$35), however, you will need to add your own buttons in order to get the functionality that you require.

If you can accept the above limitations then the GDome XL is definitely the perfect housing for you.

Delivery Info

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.
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  • 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.

 

Duties

Please note international shipments could be charged vat, tax or customs duties depending on the destination country.

We are not responsible and do not cover 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.
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  • If you are ordering from Australia, import duties will not be charged for orders under A$1000.

 

Can you ship to me?

We ship awesome water housings to most countries...

  • We do not currently ship to Russia, Ukraine or Belarus.


Express COURIER:

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 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 FREE shipping options to select locations, these do take slightly longer than or express options.

Each parcel is packed with care and insured to the full value of the contents.

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). 

 

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.

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WILL MY CAMERA & LENS FIT IN THE GDOME XL?

We have made a short list of some of the cameras that we know fit the GDome XL - there are many many more that fit! Please use the measurements below to see if your camera & lens will fit:

Sony

A7 / A7MarkII / A7MarkIII / A7R / A7RMarkII / A7RMarkIII / A7RMarkIV/ A7S / A7SMarkII / A7SMarkIII / A9 / A58/ A68/ A3000 / A3500 / A5000 / A5100 / A6000 / A6100 / A6300 / A6400 / A6500 / A6600 / HX50 / HX60 / HX80 / HX300 / HX400 / NEX-3N / RX10 /RX10MarkII / RX10Mark III / RX10MarkIV/ RX100 / RX100MarkII / RX100MarkIII / RX100MarkIV/ RX100MarkV/ RX100Mark VI / RX100MarkVII ... and more!!

Nikon

D7200 / D7100 / D7000 / D5500 / D5300 / D5200 / D5100 / D5000 / D3300 / D3200 / D3100 / D810 / D800 / D800E / D750 / D700 / D610 / D600 / D500 / D300 / D300s / D200 / D100 / D90 / D80 / D70s / P7700 / P7800 ... and more!!

Canon

EOS 1300D / 1200D / 1100D / 1000D / 650D / 550D / 500D / 450D / 400D / 350D / 300D / 90D / 80D / 70D / 60D / 50D / 40D / 30D / 20D / 20Ds / 10D / 7D Mark II / 7D / 6D / R5 / R6 / 5D / 5D Mark II / 5D Mark III / 5D Mark IV / SX50HS / Powershot G10 / G11 / G12 / G15 / G1x / G1x Mk II ... and more!!

Fujifilm

Finepix S1 / S3 PRO / S5 PRO / X30 / X70 / X100F / X100T / X-100V / X-A1 / X-A2 / X-A3 / X-A5 / X-A7 / X-A10 / X-E1 / X-E2 / X-E2S / X-E3 / XF10 / X-H1 / X-M1 / X-Pro2 / X-Pro3 / X-Q1 / X-Q2 / X-T1 / X-T2 / X-T3 / X-T4 / X-T10 / X-T20 / X-T30 / X-T100 / X-T200 .. and more!!

Panansonic

GH6 / GH5 / GH4 / GH3 .. and more!!

 

Pentax

K-5 II / K-5 IIs / K-5 / K-7 / K10 / K20 / K50 / K100 / K200 / K500 and more!!

Samsung

GX10/GX20 and more!!

Again, the general rule of thumb is if your camera body is the same size or smaller than a Canon 5D MK4 then it will fit the the GDome XL!

 

HOW FLEXIBLE AND STRONG IS THE SOFT BACKDOOR?

Our flexible rear membrane is unbelievably strong and flexible as they are custom moulded specifically for us from silicone. Silicone has close to zero memory, excellent resistance to weathering, UV exposure and lasts approximately four times longer than rubber.

Please keep in mind that they are not made to with-stand inpact or pressure from sharp edges or points.

We suggest storing the silicone screens in a ziplock bag when in transport or not in use.

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CAN I STILL ACCESS MY CONTROLS ONCE MY CAMERA IS IN THE HOUSING?

  • If you are using the flexible rear membrane screen, it will give the user full access to the camera's rear functionality.
  • If you use the solid back door, you will not be able to change settings. You will have to set up your camera before closing the backdoor.

WILL I BE ABLE TO USE VARIOUS CAMERAS & LENSES IN THE HOUSING?

  • As our housing is universal, you will not have to buy a new housing or ports as you upgrade your cameras and lenses (as long as they will fit in our housing).
  • We also have the 80mm extension ports available (these are stackable). If you need a longer port for your lens, we have you sorted.
  • If you change camera brands, you will simply need to get the correlating 2.5mm remote cable.
  • Although the XL waterproof housing is universal, remote cables are specific to your camera.

HOW DEEP CAN I GO WITH THE GDOME XL?

  • The GDome XL is rated to 5m/16ft housing with the flexible rear membrane.
  • The GDome XL is rated to 25-30 feet max depth with the solid backdoor.
  • We do individually pressure test each housing with the included solid backdoor to 18m / 59ft.
  • The GDome XL can handle any size surf you have the balls to swim into.
  • These are not dive housings and they should not be treated as such.
  • This housing is intended for surface use.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE THAT THE FRONT OF THE LENS IS THE CORRECT DISTANCE FROM THE BACK OF THE DOME? 

  • Our mounting plate has multiple holes that allow you to position the camera backwards and forwards.
  • Take a look at it here:
 
  • While a user might not get it correct to the micron, like you would for camera specific housings, the adjustability allows the users to get it pretty close, if not spot on with a bit of tinkering.

WHY USE A PISTOL TRIGGER GRIP?

What is a pistol trigger grip for surf photography?

A handle known as a pistol grip is fastened to the housing's base. A button on the handle activates the shutter of the camera by connecting a cable to the device's "remote" connection.

Why use a pistol grip trigger when shooting?

It is simpler to swim with your housing and to position yourself into key wave sections for the finest shots when you shoot with a pistol grip because you can hold (and trigger) the camera with just one hand.

With fisheye or wide-angle lenses, where you might not always be looking through your viewfinder when shooting, a pistol grip trigger is frequently employed. Even while some photographers prefer to utilize the top shutter button for a more comfortable hold when peering through the viewfinder, you can still use a pistol grip when using longer lenses.

What distinguishes a "single-stage pistol grip" from a "two-stage pistol grip"?

A "one-press" button is present on the single stage handgun grip. With a single press, this button activates focus and the shutter.

The "half-press to focus" and "full-press to fire" buttons are part of the two-stage pistol grip. With the pistol grip, it is quite simple to use one-handed autofocusing because there is a tactile click at the halfway point and another click at the full push.

Why would I want to use a pistol grip with a single stage trigger?

The single-pistol grip is the best choice if you shoot with a manual focus lens or when using the back button to focus. You won't ever miss a snap because to its incredibly quick shuttering time.

What happens if I pair auto-focus lenses with a single-stage pistol grip?

The shutter may fire with a slight delay if you have not disabled half-press focusing (also known as "AF with Shutter" on Sony cameras), as the camera will first try to focus.

As an alternative, the camera might begin to shoot but need a few frames to lock on focus. It is comparable to swiftly focusing your camera without first clicking the shutter button.

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DOME PORT WITH DOME ELEMENT

FLAT PORT WITH FLAT LENS ELEMENT

SOLID BACKDOOR WITH SEAL

2.5MM CAMERA SHUTTER CABLES

(CLEAR) SNAP ON DOME LENS COVER

AMBIDEXTROUS SIDE GRIP

ANTI-WATER DROPLET GEL

WRIST TETHER STRAP

BASEPLATE STABALISER SYSTEM

WHAT EXACTLY IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR XL SURF?

✅ Camera housing with built in pistol grip and single stage shutter trigger

✅ Dome port with dome lens element

✅ Flat port with flat lens element

✅ Solid backdoor

✅ Flexible backdoor

✅ 2 x flexible membranes

✅ GoPro Mount and saftey tether

✅ Ambidextrous side grip

✅ Anti-water droplet gel

✅ Wrist tether strap

✅ Removable baseplate with stabaliser wings

✅ Dome lens cover

✅ Anti-movement backplate

✅ 2.5mm camera shutter cables (we will contact you to confirm your camera and cable prior to shipping)

✅ Finger thumbscrews for rear backplate

✅ Finger thumbscrew loosening tool

✅ Backplate stabaliser and thumbscrews

✅ All the required seals and screws

✅ Seal lubrication gel

✅ Thank you card

✅ Scannable QR code for instructions

SOME OF OUR USERS SHOOTING WITH THE GDOME XL:

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GDOME XL HERE:

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GDOME XL BY FOUNDER BRETT EAGLE

THE BEST ADD-ONS FOR THE XL

ATTACHING THE SHUTTER CABLE

UNBOXING THE GDOME XL


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