Best Underwater Snoots

An underwater snoot generally looks how it sounds. It is a device or a tube which is meant to narrow down a beam of light from your underwater strobe or video light in order to highlight your subject. Underwater photographers employ this creative tool to produce very striking and creative photos with sharp contrast and often black backgrounds. Because the beam from a snoot is small, it highlights a small area, leaving the rest of the image to exposed (or not exposed) by ambient light.

When you are shopping for an underwater snoot, there are a few things to keep in mind. Aiming a snoot beam is very difficult. Some snoots have a built-in targeting light that helps you aim the beam on your subject before you take the shot. Other underwater snoots are compatible wih the targeting light from a certain strobe that they can also use to aim. Some snoots don't have targeting lights, but they do have flexible arms to help aim their beam. These snoots are called "fiber optic snoots," and they use a bundle of fiber optic cables to move light from your light source to the subject. All snoots take some time to get used to.


Marelux Smart Optical Flash Tube Light Snoot

*Professional High-End Snoot, Adjustable Aperture, Built-In Aiming Light*

Marelux SOFT Lite Specs

  • 21700 Lithium battery - 10 hours of continuous use
  • Depth rating of 100m
  • Construction: Plastic (weighs 600g)
  • Length : 155mm
  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • Focal length (in water) : 130mm
  • Light spot adjustable range : 3~50mm
  • Aiming Light Options: Red, White or Red & White

Marelux unveils its latest innovation designed exclusively for macro underwater photographers – the new Lite design Mareux SOFT Lite Snoot.

.What sets this gadget apart from the rest? Versatility and precision! Compatible with a wide range of popular strobes, the Marelux SOFT-Smart Optical Flash Tube Lite boasts an automatic aiming light that seamlessly switches off when the strobe flashes. This ensures you capture those perfect shots without any unwanted distractions. The all new Lite is smaller and lighter, which makes travelling a whole lot easier.

Take complete control over your lighting with the built-in aperture, effortlessly adjusted by an external dial. Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to precision. Tailor the light shape to your exact needs, enhancing your macro underwater photography like never before.

The Marelux Soft Pro Snoot Lite isn't just about precision; it's also about delivering stunning results. With a focus point positioned precisely at 170mm from the tube's end and a versatile diameter ranging from 2mm to 60mm, your subjects will come to life with unparalleled clarity and detail.

  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Adjustable Aperture
  • Built-In Aligning Light
  • Uses 21700 Battery

Reefnet Fiber Optic Snoot

*Flexible for Quick & Easy Aiming, Choose 1 or 2 Light Points*

Reefnet Fibre Optic Snoot Specs

  • Single 1-foot arm with .5" snoot opening included
  • Adaptor plate for your Strobe included
  • 150 x 0.75mm fiber optic cables inside arm
  • Optional second fiber arm
  • Ikelite 125, 160, 161
  • Inon D2000, S2000, Z220, Z240
  • Sea & Sea YS-D1, YS-01(can only accept one arm), YS-250

The Reefnet Fiber Optic Snoot has a simple yet very effective design. It is built from a 3D printed strobe mount with locline arms and fiber optic cables that carry light through the center of each arm. The fiber optic cables are bundled into multiples for optimal light transmission. The flexible arms are also an advantage for easy and quick aiming. An optional second arm can be attached which gives you the versatility of having two light sources for more creative options. While the Reefnet snoot doesn't have a targeting light, we find it to be easy to use after some practice. We recommend visualizing the distance between the snoot and practice subject and use the same visualized distance on real subjects.

  • supports up to two flexible arms which gives you options of have more points of light.
  • Fiber optics provides good light transmission
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • No electronics and durable
  • No aiming or guide light

Sea & Sea YS-D3 Snoot (Strobe Not Included)

*Designed for YS-D3, Removable Underwater*

Sea & Sea YS-D3 Snoot Specs

  • 25mm light opening
  • Internal prism that aligns target light

The Sea & Sea YS-D3 Snoot is an awesome snoot attachment for the Sea & Sea YS-D3 Strobe which allows you to concentrate the light source to a single point. It is lightweight and can be attached and removed underwater. It also has an internal prizm which aligns to the strobes pilot light to help target your subject when shooting.

  • Lightweight & Compact
  • Can be attached and removed underwater
  • Designed to be used with Sea & Sea YS-D3 Strobe
  • 25mm snoot opening

Scubalamp OSD Optical Snoot Shaping Device

*Crafted from durable aluminum, compatible with a range of strobes*

Sea & Sea YS-D3 Snoot Specs

  • Compatible with Many Strobes by Optional Adapter: SUPE Scubalamp D-Max,D-Pro; Inon Z330,Z240, Seacam 150D; Ikelite 161,160; Sea&sea YS-D2, YS-D3 and Retra Stobe    
  • Adjustable aperture at 8 modes.  
  • Easy installation and release.
  • With neck for Landyard in case of loss.
  • Future-Proof and water-proof
  • Beat working distance is 150-200mm

The SUPE OSD (optical shaping device) distinguishes itself from other snoots by using a special method to change the light beam. It has an innovative built-in aperture system that offers eight variable aperture sizes instead of depending on traditional masks. You can easily achieve the required effect by simply adjusting the aperture with a handy knob on the side of the OSD, regardless of whether you want a narrower or larger beam.

Made from strong aluminum, the SUPE OSD is incredibly sturdy. By using glass lenses, it guarantees better light quality from the strobe and improves the focus and intensity of the light emitted. This device is the ideal combination of portability and functionality, measuring only 117 x 114 x 99 mm and weighing 522 g.

A variety of strobes, such as the Scubalamp D-Max and D-Max Pro, Seacam 150D, Ikelite 161 and 160, Retra, Sea&Sea YSD2 and YSD3, as well as the well-liked INON Z-330 and the earlier INON Z-240 models, are compatible with the OSD.

10Bar Snoot with Red Laser Pointer

*Laser Guided Aiming for Superior Accuracy*

10Bar Snoot Specs

  • Red Laser Beam is Centered Inside Snoot for Precise Aiming
  • Laser will Shut Off Automatically when Flash is Fired
  • Front Sections of Snoot Removable Individually to Adjust for Light Source Size on Subject
  • Laser Unit Powered by 3 x LR44 Button Cell
  • Anodized Marine Grade Aluminium

The 10Bar Snoot is made from machined aluminum material which also features a guiding laser to provides great accuracy when shooting. The diameter of the snoot can be adjusted by unscrewing the small tube from the body. It is also lightweight and easy to travel with.


Kraken Sports Hydra Optical Snoot

*Easy to use, designed for Kraken Hydra Lights*

Kraken Sports Hydra Optical Snoot Specs

The Kraken Sports Hydra Optical Snoot is a great tool for getting amazing snoot shots or recording videos against black backgrounds. All you need to do to start shooting is screw on the snoot to your Hydra video light. It is quite simple to verify that your subject is lighted before taking a picture because the light is continuous. It also has an aperture mask, which allows you to adjust the output size to suit your subject exactly.

DivePro MP30 Macro Snoot Light

*small & compact yet very powerful snoot light*

DivePro MP30 Snoot Specs

  • Output light: 210000 lumens
  • runtime: 110min
  • Beam Angle: -5°
  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • 1x 18650 DivePro Li-Ion Battery
  • Charge Time: 8hrs

The DivePro MP30 Macro Snoot is one of our preferred snoot light for underwater video because it condenses the light it emits into an extremely narrow, -5° beam using a series of internal lenses. This implies that the light beams truly condense to a point just in front of the light, enabling you to modify the light's strength and beam breadth on the topic. The only snoot light available that will let you take videos with respectable ISOs and shutter speeds is this one, especially if you wish to shoot footage with a dark background. The MP30 snoot light has a 110-minute runtime and a maximum power output of 210,000 Lux. Applications for snoot photos can also be made using it. Because the beam can be traced and seems like an underwater search light, it is very simple to aim.

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