Gear & Camera Reviews

Underwater Photo & Video Camera, Gear and Product reviews
from the Bluewater Photo team

The Canon SL3: The Amazing Budget DSLR No One is Talking About

The Canon SL3: The Amazing Budget DSLR No One is Talking About

Aug 08

A few weeks ago, Ikelite sent me a Canon SL3 to try out. They were excited because the SL3 is the world’s smallest DSLR camera. Combined with the specially Ikelite housing, it becomes the world’s smallest underwater DSLR system. But John at Ikelite wasn’t just excited about the size of this camera. He told me I was going to be pleasantly surprised by just what this camera could...

One of My Favorite Underwater Photography Accessories – the AO Cooler Bag

One of My Favorite Underwater Photography Accessories – the AO Cooler Bag

Jun 07

One thing that does not get talked about much, but is very important for an underwater photographer, is the bag or bags used to transport and keep your gear safe while traveling. Every experienced underwater photographer seems to have their favorite, but I want to convince you that you should think about the one that I use! I shoot an Olympus OM-D E-M1, with Nauticam housing, ultralight arms and...

First look at the KRL-05S Macro Diopter Lens

First look at the KRL-05S Macro Diopter Lens

May 11

Diopter impressions – by Erik Lukas On a recent trip to Anilao in the Philippines to lead the Bluewater Photo Macro workshops I was given the new Kraken KRL-05S macro lens. I was more than excited to give the lens a try while shooting the small stuff, and Anilao is the perfect location. My macro setup includes the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100mm f2.8/L lens. My most commonly used...

Sea & Sea Nikon D850 Quick Review

Sea & Sea Nikon D850 Quick Review

Apr 13

After collecting opinions from a number of underwater photographers/ the sales staff of Bluewater Photo, I’ve composed all of the ‘top benefits’ to the new Sea & Sea Nikon D850 Housing.   Take a look at some of the main points I found to be consistently mentioned:     Overall Design The housing for the D850 is lighter then it’s predecessor, the Sea...

Best Underwater Cameras for Christmas 2017

Best Underwater Cameras for Christmas 2017

Dec 03

Best Cameras for Underwater Photography & Video 12 Ideas For the holidays of 2017 By Scott Gietler, Owner Bluewater Photo Which underwater camera to get? With so many great cameras, lenses and housings out there, the decision is tough. Here are some models that you can’t go wrong with for all budgets, whether your shooting stills or underwater video- and we’ll mention some...

ThinkTank Rolling Bags Comparison

ThinkTank Rolling Bags Comparison

Jun 20

Many customers love the Thinktank rolling bags for travel, but how do you pick the right one? With a variety of options, its best to look at the size and features of each bag to help you determine what you need. Check out the three top Rolling Bags below and a sample packing configuration to help you decide which will be the best for your camera set up!   Why we love the Thinktank...

Diving Silfra with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Diving Silfra with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mar 09

In January I had a chance to take the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera  and PT-EP14 housing out for a spin while on vacation in Iceland. We were diving Silfra, famed for its extremely clear water. This dive falls on many must do lists, and I would highly recommend it, just not in the dead of winter! It was about 17° Fahrenheit (-8° Celsius) outside, making the 40°F (5° C) feel really...