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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 LENS DESIGNED FOR MACRO “Whoa! What is that thing?!?" is…
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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 clear tropical waters of Little Cayman and the mucky, macro-rich…
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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, and an image gallery showing creative ways to use a…
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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 shoot both photos and videos underwater. This is our comprehensive…
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Panasonic LUMIX S1 Underwater Camera Review

We got a chance to shoot the Panasonic S1 in Little Cayman at the 2019 Digital Shootout. Take a look at the stunning color, sharp detail, and low-light performance in our 4K 60p underwater test footage. The use of the Canon 8-15mm lens allowed for 180-degree circular images to be captured on the full-frame sensor.…
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Shoot Video & Stills with the Olympus TG-5 & Kraken Hydra Lights

The Olympus TG-5 camera and housing packages have been very popular with a wide variety of divers. The camera shoots great stills as well as 4K video. It has underwater preset modes for snapshot, wide angle and other modes that make life easy. As well it has amazing macro modes that can let you shoot…
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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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New Feature: Keyword Alert

Since the changeover to Xenforo, there are many new features on ScubaBoard.  One extremely useful function is the Keyword Alert.  This is similar to "Google Alerts" and can be easily configured to notify you when someone uses a keyword that is important to you.  This article will explain the usage and implementation of keyword alerts.…
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Live Feed and Nominate

ScubaBoard has recently added a few new functions to the site to enhance the user experience. First, is a "LIVE FEED" (notice link in Nav bar) - this is a realtime (updated every minute) listing of what's being posted on SB right now. Kind of a "new posts" on steroids. Unlike the "What's New" or…
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Video: How to change your usergroup display

This is probably one of the most common questions emailed to site support. How do I change my "badge" under my name? This short video tutorial walks you through that process, and explains the info you see by your username when you post. You need to go to your UserCP and click on PERMISSION GROUPS…
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Video: User CP My Account Settings

This is a video tutorial which covers all of the items under "ACCOUNT SETTINGS" under your User CP. Stay tuned to The ScubaBoard Channel on YouTube for the latest in Video Tutorials on How to Use ScubaBoard.com [YT]_c9z8qdt28I[/YT]
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