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GoPro underwater..... filters or lights ?

Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by Nigel Bryant, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Nigel Bryant

    Nigel Bryant Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: England
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    Sorry if this is a stupid question.... I am diving regularly in UK mainly inland so lots of green water, I also dive in the Red Sea where I do want to get good footage. If I have to choose I want good footage in the Red Sea even if the payback is less quality in UK water.
    My question is.... Am I better to put my money torwards a good filter set up like a backscatter flip system or on a tray and light set up. I am not looking to spend more than £200 so I wouldn’t be buying expensive lights.
    I have a GoPro 3 silver and a GoPro 7 black so do have a choice of cameras to take under with me.
     
  2. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
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    Strong light will achieve better color than filters but lights are only good for a range of a few feet. I use lights for closeup and filters for wide angle. You'll want a red filter for blue water and a magenta filter for green water.
     
  3. Nigel Bryant

    Nigel Bryant Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: England
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    Thanks. I am now thinking of getting a seadragon 2500 light and the flip filters. Hopefully I will get some good footage.
     
  4. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    Ditto.
     

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