Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Olympus TG-5 Best Underwater Camera Settings

The Olympus TG-5 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 and video, and wide-angle photo and video. If you’re just looking for quick jump settings, scroll to the bottom for our quick…
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8 SMOKING HOT HOLIDAY DEALS FOR UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHERS

  8 SMOKING HOT HOLIDAY DEALS FOR UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHERS This holiday season we're offering unbelievable deals on the hottest gear every underwater photographer wants! Whether you're seeking a gift for that special diver in your life or treating yourself to a little something special, now is a great time to take advantage of our limited…
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Sony RX100 VI Underwater Camera Review

The Sony RX100 VI follows a long line of excellent cameras that has evolved over the years in the RX100 line. With the Mark VI, Sony has made a major change with an all-new 24-200mm lens, making this the most versatile RX100 camera to date. This is the biggest game changer and has both pluses and minuses.…
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GoPro HERO7 Black Underwater Camera Review

GoPro HERO7 Black Underwater Camera Review GoPro is out with the latest in its HERO line, the GoPro HERO7 Black. Below is everything you need to know when taking this powerful little action camera underwater. So what’s new and exciting about GoPro HERO7 Black? The biggest new features are the Hypersmooth image stabilization, overall improved image quality,…
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Backscatter M52 Underwater Wide Angle Wet Lens

The Backscatter M52 wide angle wet lens was designed with the Olympus TG cameras in mind. The 52mm threaded mount is compatible with Olympus underwater housings for TG-1 through Olympus TG-5. With a 120-degree angle of coverage, sharp corners, and no vignetting at 24mm, this lens is the perfect combination for the first time wide angle shooter. 120-degree…
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Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live

Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live at www.thedigitalshootout.com Held every year in June and sponsored by Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo, full coverage of the world’s largest and longest running underwater photography and videography learning event, the Digital Shootout is now live. This year’s event was hosted by Coco View Resort (www.cocoviewresort.com)…
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Nikon D850 VS Sony a7R III Underwater Review

Nikon D850 DSLR Camera VS Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera Underwater Comparison FULL FRAME SHOWDOWN! Over the last few months, we’ve had a chance to test two of the world’s most popular professional camera bodies, the Sony a7R III and the Nikon D850, to gauge their strengths and weaknesses shooting underwater. Backscatter CEO Jim Decker…
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Olympus TG-5 Underwater Camera and Housing Review

OLYMPUS TG-5 AND PT-058 UNDERWATER CAMERA AND HOUSING REVIEW Still the Undisputed King Of Macro Olympus was able to get us an early release of the new Tough TG-5 camera and PT-058 housing. We were able to shoot it on the island of Bonaire for some macro and wide angle testing, and to see how this new…
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Nocturnal Lights M700i Underwater Video/Spotter Light

Nocturnal Lights M700i Underwater Video/Spotter Light Nocturnal Lights $179.00 Review by Steve Douglas When first I received two of the new underwater video lights produced by Nocturnal Lights, a well known company in the underwater community, I had some serious doubts about these lights being used effectively for any video systems that were not limited…
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High Dynamic Range Plug in for GoPro Cams

December 17, 2012 CrumplePop's HDR for GoPro www.crumplepop.com - $49.00 Review by Steve Douglas There are so many videographers, hobbyists, and professionals, using the GoPro Hero camcorders these days, it makes me wish I had some stock in the business. Finally, an investment that might pay off for me. Often the footage I and others…
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CrumplePop Fisheye Fixer for GoPro

CrumplePop Fisheye Fixer for GoPro www.crumplepop.com - $49.00 Review by Steve Douglas The POV camcorders like the GoPRO HERO HD have been flooding the market. They are relatively inexpensive, easy to use, easy to place in those tight spots, and can produce some incredible 'you are there' footage. With the GoPro's super wide angle lens,…
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