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THE BEST DEALS OF THE YEAR ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW

Cyber Monday is here and our Holiday deals are in full swing! Order now to take advantage of the best prices of the year, while they last. See our top deals below!

Custom Light & Motion Sola 3600+ Video Light - 51% OFF
Custom Light & Motion Sola 3600+ Video Light Dual Package - 52% OFF
Olympus TG-6 Camera, Housing, and Light Packages - Save Up To $460
FLIP7 GoPro Color Filters and Macro Lenses - Save Up To 33% OFF
Sea & Sea YS-D2J Strobe - $60 OFF
AirLock Vacuum System - FREE with Mirrorless or SLR Housing
Isotta Mirrorless & SLR Housings - FREE PORT & FREE AIRLOCK
And more!

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BEST PRICE OF THE YEAR FOR THE OLYMPUS TG-6

We love the Olympus TG-6 for its extremely simple operation, outstanding macro ability, and the great image quality produced in both photo and video. It’s our pick for the Best All-Around Underwater Compact Camera in 2019, and it’s an ideal camera choice for not only beginners but also SLR shooters that are looking for a backup or macro-specific camera.

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BUNDLE AND SAVE WITH THESE GREAT PACKAGE DEALS FOR TG-6

With all the great deals this holiday season, bundle up and save by turning your Olympus TG-6 into a complete underwater camera system. We have packages for every shooting style and budget from a slimmed-down super macro rig, a macro addict's strobe, and snoot setup, all the way to dual strobes with a wide angle lens for those bigger subjects.

Not sure which one is right for you? Give us a call and we can walk you through the options for the types of shots you or your loved one wants to do.

You can also read our review and watch our video breakdown on why we think the Olympus TG-6 is the easiest underwater compact camera ever.

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OLYMPUS TG-6 BEST UNDERWATER CAMERA SETTINGS VIDEOS NOW LIVE!

Following on our popular camera settings videos for the TG-5, we've started to release our Best Underwater Camera Settings series for the TG-6. Part 1: Macro Photo with a Strobe and Part 2: Photos with a Video Light are now live. We are continuing to work on the rest of the series so stay tuned for more updates.

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THE ULTIMATE COMPACT STROBE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS

Lightweight, compact, easy to use, easy for travel. These are the reasons why everyone wants a compact camera. With the Backscatter Mini Flash, now there is a flash to match. Small in size, but big on power, the Backscatter Mini Flash has enough juice to light most of the scenes compact cameras are used for. From macro and fish portraits to wide subjects like stingrays, turtles, and reef scenes, it’s a great all-around strobe to keep your rig nice and compact, and easy to use.

Plus with the bright LED focus lights built-in and optional Optical snoot and color filters for creative lighting, this is a strobe with professional-level macro capability you’ll never outgrow.

The Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1 and Optical Snoot OS-1 will begin shipping in mid-December 2019.

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THE BRIGHTEST MACRO SNOOT--YOU’LL NEVER OUTGROW THE MF-1

Watch Backscatter’s Robin Dodd get hands-on and go through all the details, features, and operation of the new Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot in our video review. Our detailed article includes everything you need to know along with more underwater images shot with the Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot. Watch our full hands-on video.

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3800 LUMENS OVER 50% OFF

We contracted Light & Motion to hotrod a Sola 3600+ into a 3800-lumen powerhouse with a super-wide dome diffuser to create the ultimate compact video light. The super-wide dome makes lighting your subjects easier when only using one light. 3800-lumens will pop color into the most challenging conditions and the Sola simplicity and reliability won't let you down. This smoking hot deal is a Backscatter holiday exclusive with very limited quantity.

LIMITED SUPPLY - BUY NOW


81 OR 120 DEGREES OF COVERAGE

The Backscatter M52 wide angle wet lenses were designed with the Olympus TG series 1 through 6 cameras in mind. With a 120 degree or 81 degrees angle of coverage, sharp corners, and no vignetting at 24mm this lens is the perfect combination for the first time wide angle shooter with a TG camera.

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BEST COLOR AT THE BEST PRICE OF THE YEAR

The FLIP7 offers filters customized for different diving depths and professional-grade macro optics that turn your GoPro into a serious underwater camera. The machined aluminum FLIP7 is compatible with the HERO7 and all the way back to the HERO3 making it the most reliable and flexible system available. Please see this article with videos for full details on the FLIP system.

Shipping December 3th.
 


FLIP7 1 Filter Kit
SALE: $39.00
SAVE: $20.00

FLIP7 3 Filter Kit
SALE: $79.00
SAVE: $20.00

FLIP7 Pro Package
SALE: $159.00
SAVE: $40.00

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THE BEST SALE ON THE YS-D2J EVER!

The Sea & Sea YS-D2J is a great strobe for wide angle photography. With a powerful guide number 32 and both 100 and 120 degree diffusers, this strobe can light large reef scenes and shipwrecks with a very wide and even beam pattern. With easy to use controls, running on 4 AA batteries, and compatibility with both electronic and fiber optic sync cables, it is easy to see why the YS-D2 is the a fan favorite among underwater shooters.

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READY TO BUY A MIRRORLESS OR SLR? GET A FREE VACUUM SYSTEM!

If you or the person on your holiday list is ready to buy a mirrorless or SLR housing, we'll throw in a FREE AirLock vacuum system to help keep the water out and we'll teach you how to use it properly. Offer valid only on compatible housings.

Call our underwater experts to redeem this special.

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FREE MACRO PORT OR COMPACT TRAY

Been looking to get into a mirrorless or SLR system? Buy an Isotta SLR or Mirrorless housing, and get a FREE Macro Port. Buy a Compact Housing and get a FREE Compact Tray. Offer Ends Today, December 2nd, 2019.

This is in addition to our offer of a free vacuum system with any compatible mirrorless or SLR housing, so bundle up and save!

To redeem this deal please call one of our expert staff to get you set up. 

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IN-DEPTH REVIEWS




BEAUTIFUL 24 MEGAPIXEL STILLS & 4K 60P VIDEO

The Panasonic S1 is the first full-frame mirrorless camera in the Panasonic Lumix camera line. It joins a crowded field of other full-frame mirrorless heavy hitters, like the Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7, and Sony a7R III. There are two different versions of the camera in the Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R, with the Panasonic S1 specializing in low-light performance while the Panasonic S1R doubles the image resolution at 47 megapixels. Our review focuses on just the Panasonic S1, and why it’s one of our top picks for shooters that want to split their time equally between shooting stills and video.

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FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION

Wide angle photography is one of the more difficult techniques to master underwater.
Do you struggle with strobe position? Balancing ambient light and flash exposure? Do you want to learn the post-processing techniques to take your images from Blah to Ahhh? Then this is the course for you. Our simple approach demystifies what can be an intimidating skill to learn. 

This course is limited to 12 guests in order to maximize your one-on-one time with our instructors, Backscatter CEO Jim Decker, and Lightroom guru Erin Quigley.

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GET YOUR MACRO TOTALLY DIALED

Improve your macro underwater photography skills with Photo Pro Mike Bartick at Crystal Blue Dive Resort in Anilao Philippines. With its healthy reefs and incredible diversity of marine life, Anilao has some of the best macro photo opportunities in the ocean. Known as the nudibranch capital of the world, Anilao is home to over 600 species of Nudibranchs. You’re also likely to see many species of frogfish, octopus, Rhinopias, pipefish, seahorses, and many other macro reef and muck diving critters.

If you've ever wanted to learn to use a snoot or just get dialed in more with strobe positioning, Mike is one of the world's leading experts to make it happen.

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