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Sony A9 III Underwater: Review & Initial Thoughts

Sony A9 III Underwater: Review & Initial Thoughts

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on November 13th, 2023

Sony has once again revolutionized underwater photography. With the Sony A9 III the coveted, long awaited, and seemingly unattainable "global shutter" is here. For years, the idea that every pixel on a sensor could be recorded and sent to the processor instantaneously felt more like a thought-experi …
Canon EOS R100 Underwater Settings

Canon EOS R100 Underwater Settings

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on November 4th, 2023

The Canon EOS R100 is an incredibly affordable APS-C mirrorless camera with a 24 megapixel image sensor. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a higher end camera, it's hard to deny the professional-grade image quality for an entry level price point. Fortunately, the simplicity of …
Mantis Sub RS360 Housing Review

Mantis Sub RS360 Housing Review

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on October 11th, 2023

If you were excited by the announcement of the Mantis Sub housing for the Insta360 Pro/Pro2 but it was just outside your budget, we've got exciting news! Mantis Sub has just announced their new  Insta360 One RS 1-inch 360 edition underwater housing - a model that is more accessible …
Canon R8 Underwater Review

Canon R8 Underwater Review

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on October 5th, 2023

The Canon R8 is Canon's most affordable and compact full-frame mirrorless camera. At $1499 for the body, it is comparable to the Canon R7 APS-C flagship in price, making it a difficult decision between the two cameras. While the R8 has arguably less features than other Canon full-frame cam …
Canon R100 Underwater Review

Canon R100 Underwater Review

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on October 1st, 2023

The Canon EOS R100 introduces a new level of affordability to underwater photography! At the same time, compact cameras like the OM System TG-7 have become more expensive with smartphones rising in popularity and squeezing the market. In this landscape it makes sense to look …
DiveVolk SeaTouch 4 Max Review

DiveVolk SeaTouch 4 Max Review

Posted by Anthony Grote on September 29th, 2023

The new  Dive Volk SeaTouch 4 Max Underwater Smartphone Housing has become immensely popular with divers and snorkelers. This housing features an easy to use interface and full access to your phone's touchscreen unlike other popular bluetooth smartphone housing brands such as the&n …
Sony ZV-E1 Underwater Review

Sony ZV-E1 Underwater Review

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on September 29th, 2023

As Sony's smallest ever full-frame camera, the Sony ZV-E1 is an incredible value for underwater video shooters. At $2198 for the body, it offers almost the same feature set as the ever popular Sony A7S III and Sony FX3. This even includes the ability to capture 4K/120p, and many …
Sea & Sea YS-D3 Duo Strobe Review

Sea & Sea YS-D3 Duo Strobe Review

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on September 28th, 2023

Sea & Sea has been at the forefront of underwater lighting for over four decades. The Sea & Sea YS-D3 Duo is the latest flagship in the yellow submarine strobe line. It replaces the Sea & Sea YS-D3 Mark II, which is still available at a slightly more affordable price poin …
OM System TG-7 Underwater Review

OM System TG-7 Underwater Review

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on September 28th, 2023

The OM System TG-7 is the successor to the popular Olympus TG-6 compact camera. TG-6 shooters will be happy to know that the OM System TG-7 underwater housings are the same as the TG-6. However, this also means that the TG-7 is almost exactly the same as the TG-6. There have only been …
Step Aside Olympus: How Canon Has Replaced Micro Four Thirds with the R100

Step Aside Olympus: How Canon Has Replaced Micro Four Thirds with the R100

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on August 27th, 2023

A Promising BeginningAt the start of the mirrorless revolution (circa 2012), Olympus cameras were all the rage for underwater photographers - and Panasonic was the undisputed video king. Cameras like the Olympus PEN , OMD, and Tough lines were very popular at Bluewater Photo. Vid …
A First Look at the Sea & Sea YS-D3 Duo Strobes

A First Look at the Sea & Sea YS-D3 Duo Strobes

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on August 27th, 2023

Before Hurricane Hillary tore through the west coast this August, I had the opportunity to sneak into the relatively warm, crystal blue water that only occurs off Southern California's coast at the end of summer. Fortunately I had a few new toys to play with - the new Sea & Sea YS-D3 duo st …
Scubalamp D-Pro Strobe Review

Scubalamp D-Pro Strobe Review

Posted by Nirupam Nigam on July 21st, 2023

Although underwater strobes are essential tools for bringing back color and detail into your underwater photos, it's not every day that a new one enters the market. The Scubalamp D-Pro is the newest underwater strobe found exclusively at Bluewater Photo capable of a 160 Ws output (GN …

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