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Olympus E-PL10 Underwater Camera & Housing Review

OLYMPUS E-PL10 UNDERWATER CAMERA & HOUSING REVIEW The Best Bang For Your Buck in Underwater Photography 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 Housing create a system that is not only more affordable…
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THE ZEN OF UNDERWATER STROBE PLACEMENT

The Zen of Underwater Strobe Placement WHERE THE %$#@! DO I PUT MY STROBES?   By Jim Decker   Watch our video to get started on your path to becoming a strobe placement master. Over the years I have taught thousands of people how to shoot underwater. By far the number 1 question I am…
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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 photographers for so many reasons. To name a few: clear blue water, the virtual absence of currents, friendly fauna,…
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Guide for the Best Filter for your GoPro

FLIP8 | Underwater Video Test Footage FLIP8 | Overview & Installation Instructions LOOK NO FURTHER Are you new to the GoPro or a long time shooter looking to get the best imagery possible with your camera? The Flip Filter System by Backscatter provides you with the most comprehensive filter kit available. We've got you covered…
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Sony RX100 VII Underwater Camera Review

On the surface, the Sony RX100 VII looks almost identical to the previous Sony RX100 VI camera. Under the hood, however, it packs a new upgraded sensor and an improved autofocus system. The new autofocus system, in particular, is completely game changing for compact cameras. Read on to see the details on the latest updates…
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Frogfish Underwater Photo Tips For Lembeh

FROGFISH UNDERWATER PHOTO TIPS FOR LEMBEH by James Emery TIPS FROM OUR BACKSCATTER AUTHORIZED PHOTO CENTER LEMBEH RESORT, INDONESIA My name is James Emery and I am the Backscatter Authorized Photo Pro working at Lembeh Resort in Indonesia. Lembeh Resort is a luxurious boutique resort situated in a private cove on Lembeh Island. Within the…
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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 there are some ground rules. First, make sure you understand…
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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 the best match between performance, price and the goals of…
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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 home. Rest assured that we are still answering every phone…
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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 lenses for creating classic underwater photos and with good reason.…
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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 fast shooting speeds. Backscatter compiles this guide every year to…
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