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Canon has introduced such an incredibly powerful line of compact mirrorless cameras over the past year, including the EOS R7, R10, and R50. At the same time, they’re aggressively expanding their RF-mount lens line up. One of the lenses we were most excited about shooting underwater is the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM. Jean Rydberg returned from a week in the Bahamas and shares a deep dive on what she liked and didn't like about the Canon RF85mm Macro lens.
Watch the video: Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro Underwater Review and Tips [VIDEO]
Canon introduced their line of APS-C mirrorless cameras with the R10 and R7. While both cameras share many similarities, they have their differences too. In this video, Ikelite video producer Logan Wood walks through some of the biggest differences for underwater photographers and videographers. From button tactility to video resolution, find out exactly which system is best for you.
Some lenses require the addition of a +4 diopter to focus underwater. We do a deep dive on everything you need to know about why you may need a diopter, how to buy one, and what the implications are. Plus, you'll learn more about how dome ports work and how they bend light underwater. Whether you're in the market for a diopter or just want to learn more about the technical dynamics of underwater photography, this is an article you don't want to miss.
Read the article: Why Your Lens May Need a +4 Diopter Underwater
This is the ultimate life hack for underwater photographers. Can you imagine being able to charge your camera and transfer photos without taking your camera out of the housing? Now it's possible with the USB Charging & Data Transfer Bulkhead for 200DL Underwater Housings. Hundreds of photographers are already saving time and energy with our new USB-C Charging and Data Transfer Bulkhead. Find out what the hype is all about.
We did the research so you don't have to. Choose one of the best lenses for shooting underwater with your Canon RF-mount compact mirrorless camera. Shooting with a cropped sensor compact has some implications for lens selection. We are looking for lenses that provide amazing image quality without compromising the size, weight, or affordability of the system. Find out what we’re shooting when we take these cameras underwater.
Read the article: The Best Canon RF-Mount Lenses for DLM Underwater Housings
OM Systems finally dropped the new TG-7 but is it worth the upgrade? This article does a deep dive on the upgrades to the TG-7 - or lack thereof - and how you might get more bang for your buck by upgrading to the Canon mirrorless system with the Canon R100.
Read the article: I Shot the TG-6, Here's Why I WON'T Upgrade to the TG-7
Today it seems like you can record jaw-dropping, 4K footage and high resolution images on any camera. So it’s always exciting to see innovation in areas other than image quality. The new Sony a7R V is a perfect example of this, and you can take it underwater right now. This video covers a few of the key specs of the Sony a7R V plus an overview of our housing, and why you might already own it.
Watch the video: Take the Sony a7R V Underwater RIGHT NOW! [VIDEO]
Photo contests provide excellent opportunities, not just for prize money and exposure, they're also a great tool for self-improvement. Whether you're a seasoned pro or you're just looking to dip your toes into the waters of photo contests, we've got you covered with this list of available contests that will help you start getting rewarded for all your hard work. Stay tuned to this page in 2024 as we will keep this article refreshed with new contests and updated contest deadlines as the year progresses.
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Read the article: Underwater Photo Contests to Enter Today
One of the most fundamental and important settings in underwater videography is white balance. As underwater videographers, we rely heavily on manually setting our white balance to correctly render colors in often colorless environments. This video covers the way we set our manual white balance on the compact mirrorless Canon R7 camera.
The Olympus Tough TG-Series cameras have dominated the underwater compact camera market for over a decade now, thanks largely to their small size and waterproof sealing. After more than 4 years and a branding change, we finally got eyes on the successor to the incredibly popular Olympus Tough TG-6 waterproof camera.
Read the article: OM Systems Tough TG-7 to Replace Olympus TG-6
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