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MAGIC FILTER 50x50mm Original Magic Filter, Pk of 3


CM - original Magic for digital Compact cameras.

The CM is a 50x50mm sheet of original Magic filter. Given the massive variety of digital compact cameras being used on underwater, we offer this single size of filter for the photographer to trim and fix to their lens.

The original Magic is designed for digital SLR cameras, shooting available light stills or video, although can be used succesfully on compacts and video cameras. This filter is designed to work with the adjustable manual white balance of the camera, and give high image quality while working over a wide depth range and without causing too much loss of light.

The principle is similar to a traditional red filter. However, the Magic filter is not just a single colour, but a precise recipe derived from extensive real world underwater photography tests with digital cameras. Our recipe was derived by us for our own photography. It is not availble off the shelf and other filters sold for underwater photography do not use it. The original Magic filter looks orangey.

The original Magic Filter is designed to work with your cameras white balance, when set manually,to produces great results over as wide a depth range as possible. It will produce vibrantly coloured images from the surface down to 15m (50ft), and then subtler, more muted tones there after, which are still an improvement on reality. That said the filter is designed to work best for available light shooting, in clear blue water, on bright sunny days between 3 and 13m, but users keep sending in great images taken down to 20m or more (the propeller in the video, below, is at 20m).

Magic Filters aren't for every dive, but they do enable underwater photographers to take types of images that they never could before. 

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  • Model: CM3
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5kgs
  • 3 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Magic Filters

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 28 March, 2016.