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999 | 999 | 2020-10-13T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Underwater Video Light - The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Has You Covered

The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light is the ultimate video light for any video or photo shooter. Its compact size is great for travel, it’s versatile for macro and wide shooters, and offers pra...

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998 | 998 | 2021-12-17T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Sony a1 Underwater Camera Review

The Sony a1 on paper looks like the “one” camera to rule them all. With high resolution (50mp), speed (up to 30 fps stills), and 8K 30p/4K 120p video, can this camera live up to being a jack of all tr...

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998 | 998 | 2021-09-28T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

GoPro HERO 10 Underwater Review

The GoPro Hero 10 Black offers new 4K 120p & 2.7K 240p super slo-mo video, new HyperSmooth 4.0 digital image stabilization with automatic Horizon Leveling, and a new processor that makes the touch...

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998 | 998 | 2021-07-22T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Underwater Strobes & Flashes of 2021

The Backscatter team has taken all of the best strobes for underwater photography and put them to the test to determine which strobe is our Top Pick for different applications and budgets. Whether see...

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998 | 998 | 2021-05-01T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Underwater Mirrorless Cameras 2021

The Backscatter staff have spent plenty of time shooting mirrorless cameras in the water around the world in all sorts of conditions, from our home waters of Monterey, CA, to the Caribbean, and the In...

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998 | 998 | 2020-11-30T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Introducing the Backscatter Color Filter System

Add a new dimension to your videos and photos with the Backscatter Color Filter System. The Backscatter Color Filter system is compatible with the Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1, Backscatter Macro Wide 4...

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998 | 998 | 2018-05-23T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Underwater Cameras of 2022: Compact Cameras

The Backscatter team spent hundreds of hours testing the best underwater cameras to find the best and not-so-good cameras for underwater photography. We publish this article annually from the results ...

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997 | 300 | 2020-11-30T00:00-08:00 | How to Articles

Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 – How To Guide

This how-to guide will give you the highlights of the instruction manual in video format. If you’re new to the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300, be sure to check out our comprehensive article on the featur...

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975 | 400 | 2021-07-27T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

GoPro HERO 9 Best Underwater Photography Settings

The GoPro HERO9 is one of the most compact and easy-to-use cameras for capturing 4K video underwater. It’s also great for photo shooters who want simplicity with easy point-and-shoot operation. Our te...

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975 | 350 | 2021-02-11T00:00-08:00 | How to Articles

Olympus TG-6 and Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light Demo Reel—How it Was Shot

Olympus TG-6 and Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light Demo Reel—How it Was Shot

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967 | 375 | 2021-03-03T00:00-08:00 | How to Articles

Testing the Z CAM E2 at Georgia Aquarium

Our friends at Georgia Aquarium reached out to us about their needs for a new underwater video system as part of their new immersive underwater shark experience. After discussing the needs of the proj...

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965 | 965 | 2020-12-09T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Sony a7S III Underwater Camera Review

The Sony a7S III camera looks and feels similar to other cameras in the a7 series, but under the hood, it is dramatically different. This camera was made for video shooters. The camera allows for shoo...

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960 | 960 | 2020-07-29T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Olympus E-PL10 Underwater Camera & Housing Review

Striking a balance between value, performance, and ease of use is the ideal trinity of underwater photography equipment. The Olympus PEN E-PL10 camera and limited edition Backscatter E-PL10 Octo Housi...

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959 | 200 | 2020-11-11T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

Olympus PEN E-PL10 Best Underwater Camera Settings & Gear

The Olympus E-PL10 is one of our favorite mirrorless underwater camera systems. We’ve already called it the Best Bang For Your Buck in Underwater Photography in our comprehensive review, and now we’re...

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953 | 100 | 2020-07-01T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

The Zen of Underwater Strobe Placement

Over the years I have taught thousands of people how to shoot underwater. By far the number 1 question I am asked is “Where do I put my strobes?” My simple Zen master answer to the student is always, ...

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952 | | 2020-07-28T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

Stingrays Underwater Photo Tips for Little Cayman

Hi there! My name is Tiago Peixoto and you can find me shooting in Little Cayman as the Backscatter Photo Pro for the Reef Divers Photo Center. Little Cayman is truly a fantastic place for underwater ...

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951 | | 2020-06-17T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

Frogfish Underwater Photo Tips For Lembeh

Lembeh Resort is a luxurious boutique resort situated in a private cove on Lembeh Island. Within the resort you will find the Authorized Backscatter Photo Centre where our Backscatter trained staff wi...

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950 | | 2020-04-15T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

Manta Underwater Photo Tips For Socorro

Positioned in the Pacific, 240 nautical miles off the southwest coast of Baja you can find a magical place like no other: the Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as the Socorro Islands. This protect...

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940 | 900 | 2020-03-25T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Backscatter Mini Flash Demo Squad Images

The new Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot combo is one of the easiest to use and most versatile underwater flash systems available today. As we covered in our comprehensive review, the Mini Fla...

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925 | | 2017-04-04T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

The Best Underwater Lenses for Compact Cameras 2022

From the Caribbean to the Coral Triangle, we've spent hundreds of hours shooting compact cameras underwater. We've shot and tested dozens of compact (a.k.a. point-and-shoot) camera lenses to...

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920 | 700 | 2020-05-05T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Buoyancy Solutions For Underwater Cameras

Diving with a camera system and shooting underwater images or video is difficult enough. Adding a camera and housing that is too negatively or positively buoyant can turn a fun dive into a challenging...

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910 | 910 | 2020-04-10T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Weird Underwater Lenses

When it comes to underwater photography lenses, the best performance and most reliable results are going to come from either the ultra-wide fisheye or high-magnification macro ends of the lens spectru...

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900 | 800 | 2017-02-01T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Guide for the Best Filter for your GoPro

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 len...

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700 | 50 | 2018-04-26T00:00-07:00 | How to Articles

Olympus TG-6 Best Underwater Camera Settings

The Olympus TG-6 has been a popular camera for divers looking for a compact and affordable way to shoot both photos and video underwater. Here’s a quick look at our favorite settings for macro photo a...

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650 | 600 | 2020-07-21T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Sony RX100 VII Underwater Camera Review

On the surface, the Sony RX100 VII looks almost identical to the previous RX100 VI camera. Under the hood, however, it packs a new upgraded sensor and an improved autofocus system. The new autofocus s...

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600 | 550 | 2019-07-26T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Olympus TG-6 Review: The Easiest Underwater Compact Camera

We love the Olympus TG-6 for its extremely simple operation, outstanding macro ability, and the great image quality produced in both photo and video. It’s our pick for the Best All-Around Underwater C...

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585 | 925 | 2019-12-06T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Backscatter Mini Flash Field Test—What is a Snoot and Why You Need One

The new Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1 and Optical Snoot OS-1 can turbo-charge your macro creativity by isolating subjects and creating a completely new perspective for your shots. We’ll look at side-by-...

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575 | 525 | 2020-02-20T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Sony a7R IV Underwater Camera Review

Backscatter has been busy putting the new Sony A7R IV to the test in the clear tropical waters of Little Cayman and the mucky, macro-rich black sands of the north coast of Bali. While the big news wit...

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550 | 500 | 2019-11-29T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Laowa Venus 24mm f/14 Macro Probe Lens–Underwater Lens Review

“Whoa! What is that thing?!?" is the most common question I get when people see the Laowa Venus 24mm ƒ14 Macro Probe Lens on my underwater camera rig. The best way to describe it is a super macro...

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525 | 950 | 2019-10-17T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Best Underwater Compact Strobe - Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1

Most of the conventional wisdom surrounding underwater strobes is that brighter and wider always equals better. While no one can deny that bright and wider is better for super-wide scenes and large su...

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515 | 499 | 2019-09-05T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K - Underwater Camera Review

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (or BMPCC4K for short) is one of the most affordable cameras for capturing stunning cinematic 4K 60p video. It possesses a unique combination of Micro Fou...

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505 | 491 | 2019-02-11T00:00-08:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens Review

The M52 Wide-Angle Air Lens is a wet-mount wide angle conversion lens designed to work best with Olympus TG series cameras. The lens cancels out refraction and restores the camera’s topside field of v...

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165 | 400 | 2018-02-20T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Nikon D850 Underwater Camera Review

When the specs for the Nikon D850 were released, we couldn’t help but lick our chops. With high resolution, fast frame rates, and some big claims in the video arena, the camera sounded too good to be ...

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6 | 99 | 2017-07-12T00:00-07:00 | Gear Guides & Reviews

Panasonic Lumix LX10 Underwater Camera Review

When the Panasonic LX10 was released, all the specs pointed in the direction of a perfect compact camera. Large sensor, 4K video, and a zoom lens that does not require any housing port changes for wid...

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