15Sep

NEWS: CANON ANNOUNCES WP-DC54 HOUSING FOR G7 X CAMERA

Sony’s RX100 camera range has been immensely popular high-end compact camera for underwater photography. Its large 1″ sensor combined with high quality optics have placed it in its own category without much competition. Whilst companies like Sony and Olympus have been innovating with complete new levels of cameras Canon, as always, have been like a […]

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01Sep

DEEPSHOTS GEAR REVIEW FOR UWP BY PHIL RUDIN

Deepshots gears were reviewed for the latest UWP Magazine by Phil Rudin. Here’s the text in full in case you don’t want to go to the source. Thank you Phil for the review: Deepshots is a small manufacturing company located in London, UK which is operated by Jussi Hokkanen. Deepshots “missing bits store” designs and […]

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15Jul

HOTBOX: DEEPSHOTS UNDERWATER SOFTBOX FOR INON S-2000

Introducing an underwater softbox for Inon S-2000 strobes! In my previous life, before becoming a crazy inventor, I did lots of studio photography and used all sorts of light softeners including giant soft boxes. In my recent trip to Philippines I came up with a thought to design a uw softbox for my Inon S-2000 […]

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19Jun

QUICK REVIEW: NAUTICAM NA-EM10 HOUSING FOR OLYMPUS E-M10

Olympus’ OM-D EM camera series have already gained almost legendary status as underwater cameras. When it all started few years back they also were legendarily expensive in comparison with their peers. The latest Olympus m34rds camera the OM-D E-M10 has been out for a while now and it is much pleasantly priced as it starts […]

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11Jun

DIVING WITH ACQUAPAZZA APSO-RX100II HOUSING

A while back I introduced a fairly new housing company, called Acquapazza, onto this website. The Japanese outfit has shown lots of promise lately and produce a growing range of beautiful and slightly alternatively designed housings. Acquapazza has especially been concentrating on Sony cameras and now I have finally spend almost two weeks in the […]

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03Jun

NEW DEEPSHOTS PRODUCTS: 60mm FOCUS AND 14-42mm EZ ZOOM GEAR

There are now two additional gears joining the small but clever Deepshots gear community. First one is the Olympus 60mm macro focus gearing for Nauticam housings. This 3D printed gear is a great and cheap alternative for the Nauticam’s original gear. It costs £60 and comes with a small slit at the side of the […]

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29Apr

VIDEO: STORY OF CREATION

Story of 12-50 gearing creation: This gear is now available for £60. email me for more details.    

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27Apr

INTRODUCING: MISSING BITS BY DEEPSHOTS

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted anything for a while. This is because I have been busy with a new project. In the future Deepshots will also take a new direction. See… Lately I’ve had my inventors hat on. Introducing Missing bits by Deepshots. The latest revolution in manufacturing is upon us. Manufacturing […]

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14Mar

HANDS ON: FUJI XQ1 CAMERA WITH WP-XQ1 HOUSING

I managed to have little hands on time with the upcoming Fujifilm WP-XQ1 housing in the Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham last week. The new housing should be available shortly and it will fit the not-anymore-so-new  XQ1 camera by the same company. Here’s just a quick recap what you can expect from this new […]

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03Mar

HANDS ON: CANON POWERSHOT D30 WATERPROOF CAMERA

Today I had a chance for quick hands on experience with Canon D30 camera at Canon’s busy stand at the Photography Show. Although the camera I saw was still a pre-production model, according to the show staff it was 99% ready to go. The PowerShot D30 camera will very soon replace the previous Canon PowerShot […]

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26Feb

QUICK REVIEW: NAUTICAM NA-BMPCC FOR BLACK MAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA

Some years ago, to capture anywhere near broadcast quality underwater HD-video, you needed giant cameras inside even bigger housings, not to even mention the prices yet. Then came video DSLRs and now we also have various POV cameras with increasingly high image qualities. One thing was still missing though: a small and compact camera capable […]

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27Jan

QUICK REVIEW: NAUTICAM NA-EM1 HOUSING FOR OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1

Compact system cameras have already pretty much replaced low and mid-range DSLR cameras when it comes to underwater photography. The killer combination of size, value and high-quality results make them an easy choice for almost all underwater photographers apart from a few hard-core professionals. In the last couple of years the mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras […]

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30Dec

QUICK REVIEW: FISHEYE FIX NEO REMOTE CONTROLLER FR1 FOR FIX VIDEO LIGHTS

Almost everything seems to be already invented for underwater photography so it’s quite rare to bump on to a novel product. However, when I do, I still get a bit excited. Fisheye’s FIX light remote system has been bubbling under for some time so it’s not necessarily news for the initiated but now the system […]

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13Dec

QUICK REVIEW: NAUTICAM NA-S120 HOUSING FOR CANON POWERSHOT S120

It’s been awfully quiet lately in the field of new underwater photography products. There seems to be new stuff on the pipe-line, since the Dema show, but not much of that is yet ready for action. Nauticam however, is busy as always and there is a pile of new housings hitting the market as we […]

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06Nov

QUICK REVIEW: ACQUAPAZZA APSO-RX100II HOUSING FOR SONY RX100 MKII

The first Acquapazza housing I ever handled was made for the Sony RX100 camera and that was only roughly half a year ago. Things move fast in the digital compact camera world and it is already time for the second generation camera and new housing. The earlier Acquapazza RX100 housing made a very good impression […]

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22Oct

QUICK REVIEW: CANON POWERSHOT G16 AND WP-DC52 HOUSING

Only a year ago I would have advised against Canon’s G-range cameras for serious underwater use because of the lack of wide-angle lenses available for them. Now as the G-range is compatible with the Inon UWL-S100 ZM80 lens they are much more interesting for the serious/ semi-serious underwater photographer. The latest of the G-cameras has […]

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01Oct

THE NEXT BIG LITTLE THING FOR UNDERWATER VIDEO: GOPRO HERO3+

Almost precisely one year ago GoPro announced their new GoPro cameras; the Hero3, that ultimately cemented the status of the Hero camera as the most popular point of view video camera for all action sports. While never really intended for underwater use the Hero cameras also have become extremely popular amidst the diving community. Now […]

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30Sep

QUICK REVIEW: NAUTICAM NA-RX100II FOR SONY RX100 II

Before reading this, and especially if you are new to the Sony RX100 world, I would recommend that you read my previous NA-RX100 review HERE. This quick review will be leaning heavily on the previous text. The release of the original RX100 was in a way a surprise move by Sony and the camera very […]

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