Underwater Focus Light
An underwater focus light is an essential piece of equipment for underwater photography. To focus on a subject digital cameras use contrast detect autofocus points, phase detect autofocus points, or a hybrid mix. Each autofocus system requires an image to have contrast, color, and detail. However, due to a process called light attenuation, we lose light underwater. This makes it difficult for cameras to find focus underwater without assistance. A focus light brings back some light into the scene in order to help your camera focus quicker, without blemishing the scene with a hotspot. Therefor focus lights must be bright, but not too bright. A quality underwater focus light is always recommended with your underwater photography kit.
Look for a light that is small, easy to attach to your camera system, and includes both a white and red mode. Many fish and marine creatures do not see the red spectrum, so a red light can be used to focus on subjects without scaring shy critters that can't see red. Some lights will offer other advanced features such as auto shut off, or have a higher lumen rating allowing you to use them as a back up video or dive light. Choose the best light to fit your shooting needs and budget.
UNDERWATER FOCUS LIGHTS:
Kraken Sports Hydra 1000 Focus Edition
Free Snoot Attachment and Multi-Color Filter
*Small & Compact, With Burst Mode*
The Kraken Sports Hydra 1000 Focus Edition is one of the best focus lights on the market. Aside from the affordable price, it has lots of great features. It is small and compact, yet packs a 1000-lumen punch. It also has a long burn time of 85 mins. One noteable feature of the focus light is its burst mode allowing it to act as a mini strobe. The focus light also now comes with a snoot attachment which is excellent for macro and super macro shooting. It also comes with a multi-color filter which gives you infinite options for creative shots.
- 1,000 Lumens
- 100° Beam Angle
- Burst Mode of 1500 Lumens
- Color Temperature 5500K
- Single Button Operation
- Free Snoot & Multi Color Filter
*Easy to Use, with Red Focus Mode*
The Light & Motion Sola 1200 Photo Light is an excellent high end focus light. It features quality LED's with a wide white beam and a red focus beam. The light is fully sealed to prevent flooding. The magnetic slider switch makes it easy to turn the light on and off. Finally, the Sola 1200 photo is extremely light and compact - great for travel.
- 1,200 Lumens
- 60° Wide White Beam and Red Focus Beam
- Fully sealed - no o-rings to grease!
- Compact and lightweight
- 50 min battery life on full power
Big Blue AL1200WXP Focus Light
*Small, Wide Beam Angle, & Long Battery Life*
The Big Blue AL1200WXP Focus Light is a tiny, ergonomic, 1,200 lumen focus light. This light features a wide white beam with multiple power levels. The single push buton control is very simple to operate. The best part about this light is it's long battery life - 2 hours on full power and up to 20 hours on low! This is great if you dive often in places where you cannot recharge or swap batteries safely between dives.
- 1,200 lumens
- Wide beam angle of 120°
- Small and compact
- 2 hour battery life on full power, up to 20 hours on low!
*Multiple Modes and High Powered Focus Light*
The Kraken Sports Hydra 1500+ WSR is the most versatile of the focus lights available. This light features a wide beam, spot beam and red focus beam. In addition it has an auto off feature which shuts the light off for 1 second when a strobe fires. WIth 1,000 lumens and a wide 100° beam angle all in a compact body it's a great choice for all levels of photographer.
- 1,500 lumens
- Wide beam angle of 100°
- Wide, Spot, Red Beams
- Auto flash off feature
- 85 minute battery life on full power