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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13Sep

SUUNTO TRANSMITTERS FOR UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHERS

I would like to thank Suunto for their kind support throughout the year by writing something about their excellent transmitter products.  I’m by no means an expert on dive computers so pardon me if this is written in layman terms. During my last couple of camera-testing trips I’ve dived with a Suunto D6i computer along […]

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22Aug

NEWS: CANON ANNOUNCES WP-DC51 AND WP-DC52 HOUSINGS

Canon has today announced two new cameras that will be undoubtedly used in the future by many underwater photographers. The new models are the PowerShot G16 and PowerShot S120. These are very moderate upgrades from the previous G15 and S110 models. My “secret” Canon source also spills the beans about the two new housings: Canon […]

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14Aug

QUICK REVIEW: FISHEYE FIX NEO 2000DX UNDERWATER VIDEO LIGHT

Another week, another light…. Well that is almost what it feels like, as I have, in front of me, another great looking underwater video light. They sure come thick and fast at the moment. (read the recent reviews of other new underwater video lights from these pages) This time around the light under scrutiny is […]

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24Jul

QUICK REVIEW: F.I.T PRO LED2400 WSR LIGHT

F.I.T is a Taiwanese company whose products have featured in Deepshots every now and then and although they are known for often manufacturing  no-frills “value” products many of them end up being…  well…  good value. The latest F.I.T product the Pro LED2400 WSR video/dive light is once again very respectfully priced as it comes at […]

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13Jul

CLOSE-UP LENS TEST PT2: INON UCL-100 VS. SUBSEE +10

While back I tested the most common underwater close-up / macro lenses available here in the UK. If you are interested read all about it HERE. There is now a new lens on the market by Inon that was left out from the original test and I thought it would be a good time to […]

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03Jun

QUICK REVIEW: NAUTICAM NA-EPL5 HOUSING FOR OLYMPUS E-PL5

Before you start reading this review you should read my previous review of the Nauticam NA-EM5 housing HERE. Everything said here will be heavily referenced to the NA-EM5 housing text as the new case for the Olympus E-PL5 is very similar, and that goes for the camera as well. I’m glad to see that Olympus […]

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28May

VIDEO: DIVING WITH GOPRO HERO3

Action cameras or Point of View (POV) cameras as they also have been called have become very popular among underwater snappers and videographers. So far I have dismissed them as toys and as not really being useful for divers but I now have decided to give them a go and got a GoPro Hero3 wet […]

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29Apr

QUICK REVIEW: RGBLUE SYSTEM 01 VIDEO LIGHT

Underwater lights today are now almost 100% LED and just as you thought the evolution of these lights might have stopped or at least calmed down new products keep popping up. One of these units is the brand spanking new video/constant light from a company called RGBlue. The System 01 light is the first product […]

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12Apr

COMPARISON TEST: PATIMA AND RECSEA GOPRO HERO3 HOUSINGS

So far I haven’t bothered to write about Gopro Hero cameras as they don’t really offer that much of concern for underwater photo/videographers. The cameras are terribly limited for underwater use and lack even the most crucial underwater settings. However, they seem to be increasingly popular among scuba divers to the point that many third party […]

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03Apr

QUICK REVIEW: NAUTICAM NA-G15 HOUSING FOR CANON G15

Canon’s G-range cameras, although sold in big numbers for divers, have always lacked the crucial wide-angle lens options due to their long lenses. For ages the only suitable wet “wide”-angle lens for the Powershot G cameras was the push-on big-eye dome port sold under various brands and names. The trouble was that they were all […]

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30Mar

LENS TEST: INON UWL-S100 ZM80 WITH CANON G15

I already tested the Inon UWL-S100 ZM80 lens with a Fuji (read HERE) set-up some weeks ago, but as those results proved inconclusive, I once again filled up my tank again and dunked in the latest Canon G15 camera plus its WP-DC48 housing.  With the Fuji housing I suspected that the issues with the Inon […]

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13Mar

LENS TEST: SEALIFE FISHEYE WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR DC1400

Sealife is an American company that sells quite popular underwater cameras that they claim are especially designed for underwater use. They also advertise their cameras, like the DC1400, to be waterproof self-contained all-in-one machines when in truth Sealife themselves only make the housing, the camera itself is actually sourced from somewhere else. This unfortunately means […]

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24Feb

QUICK REVIEW: ACQUAPAZZA RX100 UNDERWATER HOUSING

Sony’s RX100 is a very popular underwater camera and all the usual suspects have now brought out a housing for it. (Nauticam, Patima, Recsea, Leakalot, etc..) There is however one more company, be it late, that joins the race. Reviewing housings is not always super exiting as in the end the cases are not much […]

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04Feb

QUICK REVIEW: LIGHT & MOTION SOLA NIGHTSEA FLUORO-LIGHT

Fluorescent night diving with ultra violet filters is hardly a new thing and it pops into fashion every now and then. Now there is a new and reasonably easy way to experience the underwater florescence effect with a new compact dual use light from Light & Motion. The L&M Sola Nightsea is related to the […]

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16Jan

LENS TEST: INON UWL-S100 ZM80 WIDE-ANGLE WITH FUJI F600EXR

For years I have advised against super zoom cameras like the Fuji F600 or the Panasonic TZ30 for underwater use. Wide-angle lenses are an important tool for underwater photography and none of these cameras and their housings are able to accommodate one. Even extremely popular cameras like the Canon G12 and the new G15 suffered […]

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