The Flip Filter System by Backscatter provides you with the most comprehensive filter kit available. We've got you covered underwater with color correction, lens correction as well as topside lenses like neutral density filters and more. Read the comprehensive guide. Flip,Filters,FLIP5,GoPro,Hero,3,3+,4,5 Best,Underwater

Best GoPro Underwater Filter and Macro Lens - Filter Solutions for GoPro 3, 3+, 4 & 5





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Are you new to the GoPro or a long time shooter looking to get the best captures possible with your camera? The Flip Filter System by Backscatter provides you with the most comprehensive filter kit available. We've got you covered underwater with color correction, lens correction as well as topside filters like neutral density filters and more. We also know that good footage involves stable footage, and have come out with our GoPro camera trays, tripods, and more. Read the full article to get caught up to date on our GoPro Underwater Solutions.



Table of Contents:
  1. Challenge #1: Bad Underwater Color
  2. Solution: FLIP5 Color Correction Solutions
  3. Challenge #2: Blurry Close-Up Photos & Video
  4. Solution: Flip +10 Close-Up & +15 MACROMATE MINI
  5. Recommended Underwater GoPro Configurations
  6. The Flip Filters System Chart






CHALLENGE #1: BAD UNDERWATER COLOR

Topside, the GoPro cameras are a no-brainer for capturing stunning, wide angle, HD footage in good lighting conditions. Underwater is a much different story, with the camera needing the addition of a red filter to help correct your images from being all blue or all green. Every diver has noticed that the underwater environment is one of monochromatic hues rather than distinct colors. Depending on your location, objects will take on a blue or green cast at the expense of all things yellow, orange, red, etc. This is because water acts as a filter of red light. The deeper you dive the more the red spectrum is filtered from the ambient light. You can however, emphasize the existing red light by filtering out the blue spectrum with a red filter.



ACTUAL GOPRO IMAGES WITHOUT FILTER & WITH FLIP5 FILTER





Watch the video below to see the examples of the GoPro Camera WITHOUT our color correction filter and WITH our FLIP5 Color Correction System while diving at various depths:







SOLUTION: FLIP5 COLOR CORRECTION SOLUTIONS

As hardcore GoPro users, we discovered that capturing the best underwater color requires the use of multiple filters. After hundreds of hours of testing, we've perfected a multi-filter system and integrated it into our world renowned FLIP design. The FLIP5 Filter System gives you multiple filters at the flip of one finger. Optimal color has never been so easy!







The FLIP5 Filter System features a universal filter shape that works with either in the side or top position. The FLIP5 System features professional craftsmanship made of aircraft grade anodized aluminum. Get the FLIP5 Three Filter Kit for two filters on the same dive, and change them with a flip! Outfit your GoPro 3, 3+, 4 or 5 with SHALLOW, DIVE, and DEEP filters, our GREENWATER filter or add any other filter via our 55MM Filter Holder.



Get Perfect Color in Green Water As Well!

Not shooting in blue water? Try our GREENWATER color filter for perfect underwater color in cold water diving locations like Monterey, Catalina, British Columbia, Norway, fresh water lakes, and more. Below is an short video shot with the GoPro Hero4 Black outfitted with our GREENWATER filter along with our +15 MACROMATE MINI as well as Flip +10 Close-Up!









Diving at night with your GoPro and wanting to take NIGHTSEA photos or video? Get our NIGHTSEA filter. The following filters can mount directly to the side or top flip hinge.



FLIP5 Color Correction Filters Compatible With Side And Top Hinge





The following filters can mount directly to the side or top flip hinge with the use of the 55MM Filter Holder. 55mm Lenses and Filters for Threading Directly to 55mm Filter Holder





CHALLENGE #2: BLURRY CLOSE-UP PHOTOS & VIDEO

Without corrective optics, GoPro 3, 3+, 4 & 5 cameras can only focus to about 1-2 feet underwater. The custom +15 MACROMATE MINI design allows you to get within 3 inches of your subject so you can bring the tiny wonders you find to the big screen. If your favorite underwater subjects are about the size of a golf ball, the +15 MACROMATE MINI is about to become your best friend.





SOLUTION: FLIP +10 CLOSE-UP & +15 MACROMATE MINI

PROFESSIONAL GOPRO MACRO

The Flip +10 Close-Up works great for shooting subjects sized from soccer balls down to golf balls that are roughly 8-12 inches from the camera. However, the +15 MACROMATE MINI brings your focus to about 3 inches allowing you to fill the frame with subjects as small as a golf ball. The video frames below were shot with a GoPro Hero3 in narrow video mode and illustrate the difference between the lenses. The scorpion fish head was about the size of a softball. The camera was moved closer to the subject to get the +15 MACROMATE MINI image. Our staff favorite macro configuration is a FLIP5 with both a +15 MACROMATE MINI and +10 Close-Up Lens so we're ready for all subjects.



Use FLIP Macro Lenses for Stunning Macro Photography

The sample photos below were taken with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black camera set to medium photo mode. The first image is without lens and the second is with the +15 MACROMATE MINI.



Use FLIP Macro Lenses to Bring Tiny Action to the Big Screen

The video below was shot with a GoPro Hero3 camera set to narrow video mode and a +15 MACROMATE MINI lens. While the +15 MACROMATE MINI works in wide, medium, and narrow video modes, the narrow mode gives you the sharpest edges and the most stunning results. Watch this video to see how the +15 MACROMATE MINI has revolutionized GoPro for underwater.











Fumble Free Flip Design Means You'll Never Lose Your Lens

When the action is happening, you don't want to be fumbling with lenses. Our world famous flip design gives you one finger access to color filters and lenses on the same dive without the fear of dropping a lens into the deep. The +15 MACROMATE MINI threads securely to the aluminum 55MM Filter Holder Adaptor so you can always keep it handy. As you know, dive trips are expensive and require a lot of effort. The last thing you want to do is fumble or break gear on a once in a lifetime trip. The FLIP system and +15 MACROMATE MINI will not let you down and more importantly it will revolutionize the way you use a GoPro underwater.



RECOMMENDED UNDERWATER CONFIGURATIONS

Wide Angle / Blue Water

Stable underwater video and perfect color with a flip! Our recommended configuration for wide angle shooting in blue water conditions with your GoPro camera and FLIP5 accessories will have you shooting underwater video like a pro! In addition to our FLIP5 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle Tray (for stable footage), Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights to help light up your footage. Lighting in wide angle scenes dramatically assists the GoPro in acquiring better white balance in camera as well as increasing the contrast of your footage.







Macro

Capture the small and the smallest ocean critters with your GoPro camera. Following our recommended configuration for macro shooting, you'll be able to capture and light those basketball-sized subjects with the +10 Close Focus Lens, and the small wonders with the +15 MACROMATE MINI! In addition to our FLIP5 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle Tray mounted on top of a Joby Gorillapod, Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights run in "spot" mode to help light up your macro footage.







Wide & Macro on Same Dive

Be prepared for whatever swims your way! Setting up your GoPro camera with FLIP5 filters and accessories as shown in our recommended configuration for both wide angle and macro shooting will insure you never miss a shooting opportunity! In addition to our Backscatter FLIP5 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle Tray mounted on top of a Joby Gorillapod, Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights run in "spot" mode to help light up your macro footage.







GREENWATER Wide & Macro

Cold water diving isn't all about the small critters, large scenes abound too! If you hail from the colder climes, use our recommended configuration for GREENWATER wide angle and macro shooting for your GoPro camera and FLIP5 filters and accessories. In addition to our FLIP5 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle Tray mounted on top of the Joby Gorillapod, Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights run in "spot" mode to help light up your macro footage and "wide" mode to light up your scene. Lighting in wide angle scenes dramatically assists the GoPro in acquiring better white balance in camera as well as increasing the contrast of your footage.







THE FLIP FILTER SYSTEM CHART

View this handy System Chart to see all of the FLIP Filter options possible for your GoPro Hero camera! All of the above Recommended Underwater Configurations are also included in the PDF download along with the System Chart!











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