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Holiday Shopping Guide - 2016

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Holiday Shopping Guide - 2016




SAVE 40-50% ON OUR FAVORITE UNDERWATER GEAR!


This holiday season we're offering some unbelievable deals on the hottest gear every underwater photographer wants! Whether you're shopping for essential GoPro accessories, cameras, underwater housings, or incredible lighting packages, we have gifts for every budget, to make your underwater image-maker smile from ear-to-ear!

SMOKING HOT DEALS



OUR FAVORITE VIDEO LIGHT TO MAKE YOUR VIDEO POP WITH COLOR

With 2500 lumens, a 90 degree beam, and 60 minute run time, the Light & Motion Sola 2500 is the perfect companion for a GoPro or a compact camera system. Originally $699 this light is available for a limited time for only $349!

MSRP $699.00
Sale Price $349.00
You Save: $350.00
LIMITED SUPPLY







OUR FAVORITE DUAL VIDEO LIGHT PACKAGE AT A SMOKING HOT DEAL!

The Sola 2500 Dual Video Light Package is an excellent combo for the GoPro and other compact camera systems. With dual video lights, you will be able to cover a larger area with very even light. This package will sell-out fast, so don't miss this awesome deal!

MSRP $1,554.98
Sale Price $699.00
You Save: $855.98
LIMITED SUPPLY






TOP LEVEL MIRRORLESS CAMERA SYSTEM PRICED AS LOW AS A COMPACT

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Camera and Underwater Housing Package is perfect for someone who wants to get into a pro level camera at an entry level price. We've referred to this deal as the best "bang for your buck" in underwater photography. Don't let the price point fool you; this system has been one of the top mirrorless cameras in our annual Best Compact Cameras review. The E-M1 boasts 16 megapixels, 5-axis image stabilization, 1/320th sec strobe sync speed and shoots 10 fps continuous in RAW. And now with lens ports from AOI, a full range of lenses are now compatible with the Olympus OM-D housing at a very affordable price. This is a system that will grow with you. There is only a very limited supply left, and we can't get any more at this price once this deal sells out.

Check out our full review of the Olympus E-M1.


Package Includes:

  • Olympus E-M1 Camera
  • Olympus PT-EP11 Underwater Housing
  • 14-42mm Lens
  • Zoom Gear
  • Lens Port
MSRP $3,109.95
Sale Price $1,699.96
You Save: $1,409.99
SOLD OUT







FREE VACUUM SYSTEM WITH ANY COMPATIBLE MIRRORLESS OR SLR SYSTEM

Purchase ANY compatible mirrorless or SLR underwater housing and receive a FREE Backscatter Airlock. Or purchase any Nauticam SLR underwater housing or a Nauticam housing for Sony A7, Olympus E-M1, or Panasonic GH4 and receive a free Nauticam Vacuum System.

No camera should dive unprotected from human error. Most camera housing floods are preventable with good assembly technique, but even the most experienced shooter can get in a rush and make a fatal error. These vacuum verification systems will verify your housing is leak-proof before you jump in the water.

Call one of our underwater experts to redeem this special.

Save Up To $399







Save Big On Our Limited Supply Of Great Items

Santa is cleaning out his workshop to make room for all the new cameras and housings. Pricing on all items on clearance are limited to quantity on hand and will sell very quickly, so act now!

MSRP
Sale Price
You Save
Nauticam NA-G7X Housing for Canon G7X $1,100
$799
$301 27%
Fantasea FRX100 III Housing for Sony RX100 III $549
$299
$250 45%
Recsea WHC-G16 Housing for Canon G16 $1,090
$499
$591 54%
Sea & Sea MDX-D7100 Housing for Nikon D7100 & D7200 $2,999
$1,999
$1,000 33%
Keldan UV 4x Fluorescence Video Light $1,560
$899
$661 42%
Wahoo Monitor Housings $1,324
$799
$525 39%
Olympus PT- EP13 Housing for Olympus E-M5 II $999
$699
$300 30%


CLICK HERE to see all of our clearance items.





NOT QUITE SURE WHAT YOUR SHOOTER WOULD LIKE?
A GIFT CERTIFICATE IS THE PERFECT GIFT!

Backscatter credit is as good as gold for the picky person on your list. Our expert staff will help them decide what item best meets their personal needs and shooting goals. Click here to purchase a gift certificate.






OUR FAVORITE GEAR LESS THAN $100





See the benefits of using a GoPro with our
FLIP4 Color Correction System
The 1 Filter Kit includes the DIVE (20-50 feet) filter to cover the majority of diving depths. our best all around filter for typical dive profiles. FLIP is designed to survive the drops and abuse that we regularly give our own gear.

MSRP $49.00
Sale Price $39.00
You Save: $10.00









The 3 Filter Kit includes the SHALLOW (5-20 feet), DIVE (20-50 feet), and DEEP (50+ feet) filters to cover any depth. Flip between any 2 filters on the same dive with the touch of a finger.

Want to get a run down on all of the offerings and benefits of the Flip filter system? Check out our GoPro Solutions article.



MSRP $99.00
Sale Price $79.00
You Save: $20.00


Order the Flip4 3 Filter kit now and your order will ship first week of December.






INTRODUCING THE NEW FLIP5
A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL FILTER SYSTEM THAT WORKS WITH 4 GENERATIONS OF GOPRO



FLIP5 COMPATIBLE WITH GOPRO HERO3, 3+, 4 & 5!

The Flip5 continues the Backscatter Flip line with the best underwater color for your GoPro Camera. The Flip5 is compatible with Hero 3, 3+, 4, and 5 right out of the box! Pre-order now and get a free protective pouch with the order of a 1 Filter Kit or 3 Filter Kit, and a free pouch and a +10 close up lens with the purchase of the Pro Package.

Order now and your order will ship in January.


FLIP5 1 Filter Kit

Only $49.00
FREE POUCH!

FLIP5 3 Filter Kit

Only $99.00
FREE POUCH!

FLIP5 PRO Package

Only $179.00
FREE +10 LENS & POUCH!





OUR FAVORITE GEAR LESS THAN $400






GOPRO WIDE ANGLE AND MACRO ON THE SAME DlVE!


The FLIP4 Pro Package includes:
  • FLIP4 Dual Flip Frame
  • SHALLOW, DIVE and DEEP Underwater Color Correction Filters
  • +15 MACROMATE MINI
  • 55mm Filter Holder
  • +10 Close-Up Lens - FREE
  • Protective Neoprene Pouch - FREE


When you purchase a FLIP4 Pro Package, compatible with GoPro Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4, you'll get a FREE +10 close-up lens and protective neoprene pouch!

Want to get a run down on all of the offerings and benefits of the Flip filter system? Check out our GoPro Solutions article.

MSRP $223.90
Sale Price $159.00
You Save: $64.90

Order the Flip4 Pro Package now and your order will ship first week of December.







OUR TOP PICK FOR ENTRY LEVEL DUAL LIGHTING KIT

The GoBe Action 850 Dual Video Light Package is an excellent combo for the GoPro and other compact camera systems. With dual video lights, you will be able to cover a larger area with very even light. The GoBe 850 lumen lights will work great in both day and night dives. Make sure you take advantage of this package!

MSRP $578.94
Sale Price $449.00
You Save: $129.94







TAKE YOUR MACRO SHOTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Snoots are a great way to add more drama to your macro pictures and rekindle your love for all things small in the ocean. The 10Bar Snoot will narrow the beam of your strobe, concentrating the light on just the subject and not the surrounding reef. Aiming a snoot can be challenging so 10Bar added a laser pointer to see where the strobe light will land while you're framing your shot.

Not sure exactly what a snoot does? Check out our snoot article with underwater images showing you the way.


10Bar Snoot Set with Laser for Inon Z- 240 & D-2000 Strobes
$150
10Bar Snoot Set for Sea & Sea YS- D1 & YS- D2 Strobes
$120
10Bar Red Laser Target Pointer
$75





OUR FAVORITE GEAR LESS THAN $1000



THE SUPER COMPACT S2000 STROBE

This is the most compact strobe on the market. Its small size makes it the perfect strobe for macro shooters. The Inon S2000 does not skimp out on power however. With a guide number of 20, you can be sure that this strobe is more than just for macro shooting.


MSRP $739.44
Sale Price $499.00
You Save: $240.44






OUR TESTER'S CHOICE FOR BEST COMPACT MACRO CAMERA

Get amazing macro images with the Olympus TG-4! This is the first of the Olympus Tough series cameras to shoot in uncompressed RAW formats. But what the TG-4 is really known for is crazy close-up macro to capture the smallest sea critters--all without the need for an accessory macro lens. The camera is waterproof on its own to 50 feet; put it in a housing and it's waterproof to 150 feet! Add the GoBe 850 wide video light for incredible macro still images and video. It's THE perfect starter rig for the budding underwater photographer, especially the one who likes the small critters of the ocean.



TG-4 Camera $379
PT-056 Dive Housing $299

Or get the Package: Best Value!

Package Includes:

  • Olympus Tough TG-4 Camera (Waterproof to 50 feet!)
  • Olympus PT-056 Underwater Housing
  • GoBe 850 (wide) Video Light
  • YS light and cold-shoe mount
MSRP $938.96
Sale Price $799.00
You Save: $139.96






OUR FAVORITE INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED SYSTEMS

OUR FAVORITE OLYMPUS MIRRORLESS CAMERA WITH THE BEST CONTROL SET AND PROFESSIONAL LEVEL IMAGE QUALITY

The OM-D EM5 MkII is currently the top of the line mirrorless camera from Olympus. The control set very closely resembles that of the EM-1, which we thought was one of the best control sets of any camera, period. In addition, the 16 megapixel sensor combined with razor sharp Olympus lenses, yields excellent image quality that will rival cameras from the SLR category.

Package Includes:

  • Olympus E-M5 II Camera
  • Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing
  • 9-18mm Lens
  • Zoom Gear
  • Lens Port
MSRP $2,599.97
Sale Price $2,199.98
You Save: $399.99
LIMITED SUPPLY






APS-C SIZE SENSOR IN A SUPER COMPACT BODY

The Sony a6300 is an APS-C sized mirrorless camera that shoots 24 MP stills, 4K video, with a bit rate of 100mbps. Read our review article to see photos and 4K video from this revolutionary camera.



Need help navigating the many options in setting up a complete camera system?

Call one of our underwater imaging experts to help!

Sony a6300 Camera
Aquatica a6300 Housing
Ikelite a6300 Housing
Nauticam NA-A6300 Camera
Sea & Sea MDX-a6300 Housing
$999.99
$1,650.00
$975.00
$1,650.00
$1,799.95






NIKON'S SPEED DEMON PRODUCES PROFESSIONAL RESULTS

The Nikon D500 is a crop sensor DSLR camera that shoots 20 MP stills and 4K video. With wicked fast autofocus and 10 frames per second, getting more keepers is easier than ever before. Read our review article to see photos and 4K video from this revolutionary camera.




Nikon D500 Camera

$1,999.95
Aquatica AD500 Housing
$3,195.00
Ikelite D500 Housing

$1,395.00
Nauticam NA-D500 Housing
$3,500.00
Sea & Sea MDX-D500 Housing
$3,599.95
Subal ND500 Housing

$3,949.00






THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF CAMERAS

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a full frame DSLR camera that shoots 30 MP stills, 4K video, in a 4:2:2 color space and has great low light capability. With its great underwater custom white balance, it is easy to capture pro level video and photos on the same dive without compromise. Read our review article to see photos and 4K video from this jack of all trades camera.



Canon 5D MkIV Camera
$3,499.00
Aquatica A5DMKIV Housing
$2,795.00
Ikelite 5D MkIV Housing
$1,495.00
Nauticam NA-5DIV Housing
$3,800.00
Sea & Sea MDX-5DMKIV Housing
$3,899.95
Subal CD5M4 Housing
$3,849.00





GIVE THE GIFT OF DIVING IN 2016!


The Digital Shootout - Join us in 2017

THE DIGITAL SHOOTOUT

starting at $2399 per person, double occupancy
June 10th - 24th, 2017

THE WORLD'S BEST LEARNING EVENT

Take it seriously or take it slow, the Digital Shootout is an underwater photography/videography vacation designed to take the shooter in the group to the next level. If you're a new or an intermediate shooter, the Digital Shootout is our fast-track to better underwater imaging. In six days of seminars and diving, the Digital Shootout team will help dial in your underwater system and shooting techniques. Enter your best images in the final contest to win trips, gear, and more from our great sponsors. Since 2001, the Digital Shootout has pulled together the most advanced staff of underwater experts for a week of learning the latest in gear and shooting techniques. Our on-site staff includes the top-level experts at Backscatter, Aquatica, Nauticam, Light & Motion, Canon and more. If you have a new camera, want to become more self-sufficient, or just want to try out cutting edge systems, this week will fast track your skills and will offer one-on-one time with the best gear experts in the underwater industry. Don't miss this once a year opportunity to learn and explore in a very supportive environment!






Lightroom Total Immersion Workshop

LIGHTROOM TOTAL IMMERSION WORKSHOP - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

starting at $2399 per person, double occupancy
January 28th - February 4th, 2017

This 7-day total immersion workshop is the perfect combination of fantastic diving and expert Lightroom training. You'll learn how to apply Erin's simple step-by-step workflow and image editing techniques to photos you shoot during the week at beautiful Little Cayman Beach Resort. This workshop is hands-on, high-intensity, and FUN! Think Bootcamp in Paradise. In order to get the most out of this workshop, you must have basic computer skills and understand how to navigate your computer's operating system.






FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON WEB ORDERS OVER $200

Important Shipping Dates:

Wednesday, December 21st - Last day for UPS 2-Day Air Shipments to be delivered by December 23rd

Friday, December 23rd - Last day for UPS Next Day Air Shipments to be delivered by December 24th. Cut off time is 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time.


More details about Free Shipping »


EXTENDED HOLIDAY RETURN POLICY

Not sure what your underwater photographer wants? No worries! All items purchased in December are eligible for our special holiday return policy, extending our normal return window until January 6th. Our expert staff will help your shooter select something else.










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