MagicFilter AutoMagic 50x50mm Gel Filters Pack of 3 (AM3T)
The Auto-Magic filter is designed to produce colorful underwater photos with digital compact cameras without the need for flash. It works equally well for shooting still images or video.
The principle of this filter is similar to a standard red filter. However, MagicFilter is a more complex recipe, not just a single color. Their unique formula was refined simply by testing different filter recipes by taking real underwater photos with digital compact cameras underwater. The Auto-Magic filter recipe is not available off the shelf and other filters sold for underwater photography do not use it. The Auto-Magic filter looks orangey-red, but there is much more to it than the color it looks.
The Auto-Magic allows you to take colorful underwater pictures without the hassle and difficulty of getting good results with the internal flash or an external strobe. It delivers great colors without the risk of backscatter.
The Auto-Magic 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 colored images with point and shoot simplicity. Or you can use it with manual (custom) white balance giving you much more control and the ability to shoot images over a wider depth range. Most users start using the filter in fully auto mode and then switch over to using it with manual white balance.
The fact that this filter is designed to work without white balance makes it highly suited for use with cameras without manual white balance control. For example, we recommend the internal mounting Auto-Magic as an underwater filter for the GoPro HDV video.
In short, the Auto-Magic delivers great colors 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 Auto-Magic filter is also perfect for shooting movies with your compact camera, where a flash or a strobe cannot be used. All compact cameras offer video functions and the Auto-Magic allows you simply switch between photography and videography during a dive.
Another advantage of switching off your flash and shooting stills with a Magic Filter is that it will make your battery last longer and will also reduce the likelihood of your housing steaming up (which is caused by the heat produced by the flash firing). The Auto-Magic filter works particularly well with wide angle accessory lenses, for scenic and diver photography. The filter is designed for relatively shallow diving in sunny tropical conditions. On Auto white balance it works best between 3m and 10-12m (9-35/40ft) depending on the camera. Below that depth, or in darker conditions, you will need to use manual white balance.
These are gel filters that can easily be cut with scissors to the desired internal port size of your camera or housing. Pack of 3 filters.
All Magic filters are supplied with detailed instructions
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