The all new Backscatter Flip3 - A complete filter and lens system for GoPro Hero3
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The all new Backscatter Flip3 System has the same professional craftsmanship of our previous models, but features a smaller size and optional second flip filter on top. Outfit your GoPro Hero3 with both a shallow water and deep water flip filter at the same time and even a sharp macro lens for detail shots on the reef.
- Aircraft grade anodized aluminum construction
- Easy to use flip mechanism for one finger on / off control
- Simple installation with rugged clamp-on design
- Unobstructed view of front LCD display
- Easy front camera button access with thick gloves
- Open the camera housing without removing filter
- Fumble-free flip design means you'll never loose a filter
- No vignetting in any underwater shooting mode
- Optional top flip deep water filter, macro lens, and 55mm threaded filter mounts (coming soon)
The Backscatter Flip3 is only compatible with the GoPro Hero3 series cameras
If you have a GoPro Hero1 or Hero2 camera, please see Backscatter Custom GoPro Housing and Backscatter Flip Filter for GoPro Dive Housing for other filter options.
Snap lock a lens or filter with just one finger
The hinged design of the Backscatter Flip3 offers the ultimate solution for above and below water shooting. Other designs use internal gel filters that require you to break the factory sealed lens and can't be removed for above water shooting. Other press-on filters can be removed, but are easily lost or damaged and frequently require multiple hands to install. Filters on the Backscatter Flip3 can be flipped out of the way with just one finger and lock into on / off positions with a positive snap.
Why is our all new Flip3 color formula the best? - Countless hours of in-water testing!
We've taken our world renowned GoPro Flip2 filter design and made it even better. The Backscatter test team has spent the last 3 months testing an exciting new filter formula in a variety of real world conditions around the globe. While it's possible for a manufacturer to select a filter formula by the numbers or a few test dives in one location, we know only an elaborate battery of controlled tests will produce the ultimate GoPro filter. Here's why...
"Blue water" is a moving target
Blue water comes in many flavors around the world. From the gin clear waters of the Bahamas to the blue-green waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, each region has its own signature color. Add the effects of weather, tides, shallow depths, and deep depths to these regional variations and you end up with a very broad definition of "blue water." The Backscatter test team has shot countless hours of footage in all conditions around the globe to redefine the ultimate universal blue water filter formulas.
Not all GoPro cameras are created equal
We discovered early on that individual GoPro Hero1 and Hero2 cameras have a different color bias underwater. One Hero2 camera might shift yellow and another Hero2 might shift green. The same is true with the Hero3. The Backscatter test team has gone to extraordinary lengths to evaluate multiple copies of both the Hero2 and Hero3 cameras in every situation with our new protype designs. We're confident our tweaked and re-tweaked formulas will not only best match "typical blue water conditions" but also harmonize with the variations in GoPro cameras.
The result - the best GoPro filter available
We didn't go over our R&D budget and timeline just to make the best filter for our customers. The team here at Backscatter have demanded the best filter for our personal shooting as well. We're confident that you'll agree the new Flip3 is well worth the wait. Most importantly, you'll get the best color out of your GoPro investment regardless of the blue water you find on your next dive.
New Scratch Resistant Material
Unlike acrylic and polycarbonate, the Flip3 is optically superior and much more resistant to scratches and abrasions. It is a special plastic polymer commonly used in eyeglasses. Thus, it will be much less likely to scratch. In a nut shell, it's the best of the plastics optically and in durability.
Optional top flip for second filters and lenses - price and availability coming soon!
A series of top mounted flip lenses and filters can be added to the Backscatter Flip3. Choose from deep water filters, green water filters, a custom macro lens for razor sharp close-ups, and a universal 55mm threaded mount to add any lens or filter to your GoPro Hero3. Viva creativity!
Green water side flip filter option - price and availability coming soon!
Don't worry cold water friends! We have a new green water filter that can be swapped for the side flip blue water filter. You'll be able to enjoy the combination of green water color correction and a top mounted macro lens in the kelp forests and lakes many of us call home.