KSD6ss Dome Port for HERO6 and HERO5
KSD6ss Dome Port for HERO6 and HERO5
With the KSD6 Dome Port we created an entirely new product category for the GoPro. Now we are taking it to the next level with the KSD6ss Dome Port for the HERO6 and HERO5 in the Super Suit Housing. This semi-hemispherical 6” dome port is one of the most advanced GoPro accessories available. By moving the waterline away from the lens we dramatically improve underwater functionality and image quality. The field of view is over 30% wider and images are cleaner. During production we pressure test the KSD6ss Dome Port to a depth of 135ft. If you use a GoPro underwater without the KSD6ss Dome Port you are missing out on all that your camera has to offer. If you are in professional production this is a mandatory addition to your set of tools.
In addition to improved underwater use the KSD6ss makes it possible to capture images both above and below the water simultaneously. These are often referred to as half and half, 50/50, over under or split-level pictures. Until now one would need to invest thousands of dollars in high-end camera equipment in order to create these images. Even with the best gear producing quality over under results would be a challenge due to the complexity of focus, exposure and depth of field management. The KSD6ss paired with the GoPro overcomes all of this. The simplicity of operation, nearly infinite depth of field, wide-angle lens and video/still image quality make the GoPro perfectly suited for this application. Just slide the KSD6ss Dome Port onto the GoPro Super Suit Housing and produce stunning imagery above, below and in-between.
The KSD6ss utilizes a semi-hemispherical acrylic dome that we have custom made just for KNEKT. This dome has been optically matched to work with the GoPro lens. The use of a semi-hemispherical dome eliminates the perpendicular angle between the backing plate and the dome. The benefits of this are the elimination of circular reflection and improved water sheeting while reducing the form factor and maintaining full front face surface area. By utilizing an interlocking two-piece design the dome is captured mechanically to create an O-ring compression seal, no glue or silicone is used anywhere. This design allows the dome to be fully disassembled for cleaning and service. If the acrylic is scratched or cracked it can be replaced. The KSD6ss works with the HERO5 Super Suit Housing and does not require any special modifications or separate accessories. The GoPro is just as secure as always since the KSD6ss slips right onto the housing, it does not alter the depth rating of the GoPro housing. The KSD6 provides access to all of the camera's buttons while installed. The built in front LCD window provides visibility to battery life, camera settings and memory card data. The cut-away backer bar allows the user with view the rear-LCD screen on the HERO5. There is also a custom machined waterline indicator on the backing plate to assist in getting the perfect over under shot.
The KSD6ss can be used as a stand-alone product, it does not require the use of a handle or trigger to function. The KSD6ss is compatible with the KNEKT FPSH Pole, KDT Dive Trigger and KTP18ss Trigger Pole.
- Depth Tested to 135ft
- 30% Wider Image Capture Underwater
- 50% Minimal Focal Length Improvement
- Semi-Hemispherical Design
- Optically Correct Acrylic Dome
- Access to Mode, Shutter and Power Buttons
- H2O Waterline Indicator on Backing Plate
- View and Touch Access to rear LCD Screen on Hero 4 Silver
- Front LCD View Window
- Two Piece Mechanical Port Capture
- Triple O-Ring Construction, No Glue or Silicone Used
- Compatible with HERO5 Super Suit
- Compatible with KTP18ss and KDT Dive Trigger
- Materials – Military Grade Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Acrylic
- Mounting – Custom GoPro to KSD6ss O-Ring Interface
- Dimensions 6” x 6” x 4”
- Weight – 10 oz
In the Box
- KSD6ss Dome
- View Window Backer Bar
- ¼-20 Screw (2)