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Best Buoyancy Solutions For Underwater Cameras

We consider buoyancy the number one reason divers struggle with underwater photography. A camera system with comfortable buoyancy is much easier to use, will result in better photos, make your dive more enjoyable, and protect the reef. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for buoyancy, but…
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THE BEST UNDERWATER LENSES FOR COMPACT CAMERAS 2020

  THE BEST UNDERWATER LENSES FOR COMPACT CAMERAS 2020 From the Caribbean to the Coral Triangle, the Backscatter team has spent hundreds of hours shooting compact cameras underwater. The team has shot and tested dozens of compact (a.k.a. point-and-shoot) cameras with accessory lenses to find…
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BACKSCATTER IS SHIPPING DAILY WITH FULL TECH SUPPORT

BACKSCATTER IS SHIPPING DAILY WITH FULL TECH SUPPORT In an effort to keep the Backscatter staff and customers safe our is working with a very small (and very sterilized) shipping team at the Backscatter headquarters in Monterey, with the rest of the staff working from…
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WEIRD UNDERWATER LENSES

WEIRD UNDERWATER LENSES Let’s Get Weird 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 spectrum. These have long been the go-to types of…
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BEST UNDERWATER CAMERAS OF 2020: COMPACT CAMERAS

BEST UNDERWATER CAMERAS OF 2020: COMPACT CAMERAS Compact cameras are some of the best cameras for shooting underwater, as they are often easy to learn, easy to dive and travel with, and less expensive than their SLR counterparts, while still yielding outstanding image results and…
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MANTA UNDERWATER PHOTO TIPS FOR SOCORRO

MANTA UNDERWATER PHOTO TIPS FOR SOCORRO by David Serradell TIPS FROM BACKSCATTER'S AUTHORIZED PHOTO CENTER - NAUTILUS, CABO MEXICO My name is David Serradell and I am the Backscatter Authorized Photo Pro working on Nautilus Liveaboards in Baja California Sur. SeeCreatures, the Nautilus Dive Center…
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Sony a7R IV Underwater Camera Review

The Sony a7R IV video looks really good in the right conditions. Macro is its strong point, but the ambient light wide angle looks good down to about 45 feet. Backscatter has been busy putting the new Sony a7R IV to the test in the…
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Laowa Venus 24mm f/14 Macro Probe Lens–Underwater Lens Review

Tracking a subject on the move with manual focus, lighting with a snoot, and with a secondary subject in the background made for a very challenging shot with this cuttlefish. Over 90 shots later, the effort was worth the end result. A 24MM WIDE ANGLE…
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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-side comparisons of the same subjects with and without a snoot to see the difference,…
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Olympus TG-6 Best Underwater Camera Settings

In Part 1, we will cover all the settings and techniques you need to know for capturing outstanding Macro Photos with the Olympus TG-6 and a single Strobe. The Olympus TG-6 is a popular camera for divers looking for a compact and affordable way to…
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Best Underwater Compact Strobe - Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1

THE ULTIMATE COMPACT STROBE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS Lightweight, compact, easy to use, easy for travel. These are the reasons why everyone wants a compact camera. With the Backscatter Mini Flash, now there is a flash to match. Small in size, but big on power, the…
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