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Magic Filter now available!

Magic Filter now available!

Post Number:#1  Postby Scuba Symphony » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:25 pm

We are now authorized dealer for Magic Filter and have ALL products ready stocked in our shop.

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The Auto-Magic filter is made specifically for digital compact cameras. We have designed this filter to make the great colours of Magic images simple for everybody produce. Just turn off your flash and take colourful underwater pictures and videos.

This filter can work in two ways. You can either use it with the with the camera’s default automatic white balance and exposure, giving you vibrantly coloured images with point and shoot simplicity. Or you can use it with manual (custom) white balance giving you much more control and images over a wider depth range.

The Auto-Magic filter allows you to take colourful underwater pictures and videos without the hassle and difficulty of getting good results with the internal flash or an external strobe. The Auto-Magic delivers great colours without the risk of backscatter. The before and after images on this page show the effect of adding the Auto-Magic filter while on Auto white balance and Auto Exposure.

The original Magic is designed for DSLR although can be used succesfully on compacts and video. This filter requires more input from the user as it works with the adjustable manual white balance of the camera. This filter is designed to give high image quality while working over a wide depth range and without causing too much loss of light.

The original image of the Giannis D wreck (below) was taken on film in 2001, the Magic image was taken on digital with a Magic Filter in 2005. Both are lit with only ambient light.

Magic Filters are designed to fit on all the common wide angle lenses used underwater by DSLR photographers - we supply 5 sizes for DSLRs. If you are after a filter for the popular Tokina 10-17mm click here. For compact cameras or other applications we provide a one size fits all 50x50mm square of filter - this can easily be cut to fit your lens with a pair of scissors. Click on the "more info on the filters" link at the bottom of this page to see more on the filter and sizes.

The Magic not only makes underwater easy, it also solves the technical shortcomings of getting colour with flash. Flashguns cannot light up large subjects, but with a filter you can get colour over massive areas. Strobe light also falls off rapidly with distance, but with the filter you can taken shots where colour penetrates deep into the images away from the lens.
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The original Magic Filter was 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.

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

COMPACT CAMERAS

AUTOMAGIC

AM1 Square Filter 50x50mm + stencil for cutting
AM3 Square Filter 50x50mm + stencil for cutting

ORIGINAL MAGIC

CM1 Square Filter 50x50mm + stencil for cutting
CM3 Square Filter 50x50mm + stencil for cutting

GREENWATER MAGIC

GWCM1 Square Filter 50x50mm + stencil for cutting
GWCM3 Square Filter 50x50mm + stencil for cutting

DSLR CAMERAS

ORIGINAL MAGIC

Code Lenses

MN10.5St Nikon 10.5 F2.8 fisheye & 14mm
MN10.53t Nikon 10.5 F2.8 fisheye & 14mm
MN16St Nikon 16mm fisheye & 15mm AIS
MN163t Nikon 16mm fisheye & 15mm AIS
MC15St Canon 15mm fisheye, 14mm, 16-35mm & 17-40mm
MC153t Canon 15mm fisheye, 14mm, 16-35mm & 17-40mm
MS15St Sigma 15mm & 8mm fisheye, 12-24mm & 15-30mm
MS153t Sigma 15mm & 8mm fisheye, 12-24mm & 15-30mm
M77St Nikon 12-24, 17-35, 18-35mm, Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 10-20mm
M773t Nikon 12-24, 17-35, 18-35mm, Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 10-20mm

DSLR ACCESSORIES

77fht S/h 77mm filter holder ring

GREENWATER MAGIC

Code Lenses

GWMN10.5St Nikon 10.5 F2.8 fisheye & 14mm
GWN10.53t Nikon 10.5 F2.8 fisheye & 14mm
GWN16St Nikon 16mm fisheye & 15mm AIS
GWN163t Nikon 16mm fisheye & 15mm AIS
GWC15St Canon 15mm fisheye, 14mm, 16-35mm & 17-40mm
GWC153t Canon 15mm fisheye, 14mm, 16-35mm & 17-40mm
GWS15St Sigma 15mm & 8mm fisheye, 12-24mm & 15-30mm
GWS153t Sigma 15mm & 8mm fisheye, 12-24mm & 15-30mm
GWM77St Nikon 12-24, 17-35, 18-35mm, Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 10-20mm
GWM773t Nikon 12-24, 17-35, 18-35mm, Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 10-20mm

DSLR ACCESSORIES

77fht S/h 77mm filter holder ring

Photos and text  reprinted here with permission from Peter Rowland and Dr. Alex Mustard.

For more infos, visit www.magic-filters.com
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