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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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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