Outex Domes Summary
Outex makes 2 Domes: 120 mm, and 180mm. These are diameter measurements in millimeters. Both domes work with all/any lens, past present or future. There's additional information about the benefits, advantages, and comparisons elsewhere in our FAQ Questions pages.
All of the Outex flat lenses screw onto your lens' filter thread (just like a UV filter or polarizer) and can work with any lens. But some lenses, such as unthreaded, fisheye, or hooded lenses do not accommodate a filter thread and often have curved lenses in the front. Those require one of the Outex dome ports. Both Outex domes work with any lens in the market, past, present, and future, because the domes are designed to be universal, and anchor to specific lenses thru adaptors or clamps.
Outex dome adaptors match the lens filter thread size, just like our flat ports would. We support all thread sizes.
Outex dome clamps anchor to the lens thru an adjustable clamp, and connect to the dome to optimize optical properties based on placement, as well as maximize stability as an additional anchoring point within the housing/cover.
The two Domes use different adaptors and clamps engineered to optimize optics and usability of each. And both are available in Accessories as kits (bundles of products) as well as in Parts where you can purchase all of our products independently. You just use different adaptors or clamps over time as you needs evolve.
Using Dome 120mm vs. the Dome 180mm is not a definitive difference maker, just as using different lenses. As explained above, the larger dome increases the variety, frequency, and compatibility of your use with your camera, lens, and set of conditions. In other words, the larger dome make it easier to "get the shot" more often, regardless of what equipment you're using, and the conditions. The smaller, more travel friendly, more affordable dome can yield the same desired outcomes. But it may force you to work "harder at it" - meaning a "more controlled" set of variables like camera, lens, focal length, setting, proximity to subject, lighting, lighting type, framing, composition, etc. And that difference is exacerbated for split level (over/under) work.
Both of our domes are also compatible with all/any of our covers, kits, and accessories.
Shopping for the DomesOur domes work with any/all lenses and Outex systems/covers etc., so you can always add a dome at any time or upgrade the rest of the system around it. The domes work with threaded lenses as well as fisheye and hooded lenses with no threads thru Outex clamps that mount onto the adaptors. This way your investment is protected and you can simply purchase the adaptors you need for additional lenses from Parts, and use with the dome you already have. If you have questions or need help contact us.
If you're purchasing a kit (bundle of products) those include any one (1) size adaptor or clamp you specify. If you don't know what you need, tell us the lens for which you plan to use it with specificity. For example, list "Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens", not just "24-70mm". You can add clamps or adaptors from Parts.