Why should I get an external flash?
Since water tends to absorb color and light, the deeper you go, the darker and bluer your images will turn out to be. Because long wave light is absorbed first, in shallower depths you lose the red and the orange colors, and in deeper water, you might even lose the yellow and green colors. This explains why a fish that appears so colorful in a Fish Guide Book might look as if it was totally blue in your images. How can you solve this? By using an artificial light source that retrieves the colors and light to your images.
Underwater Flashes & Strobes professionally improve the color in your underwater photographs. Since light and color are absorbed even in a depth of 1 meter, using an external flash is recommended in all depths, during daylight and night dives.
In addition to retrieving the colors, underwater flashes also enhance images by producing creative light angles on your objects, assist in reducing the amount of backscatter in your images and prevent the shadowing effect caused by using the camera's internal flash when accessory lenses are mounted on the housing.
Fantasea underwater flashes are slave strobes that trigger in sync with the camera internal flash. They were specially designed to be compatible with almost any compact digital camera housing and can be used with or without a fiber optic cable. Complete Lighting Sets are available as well, including a slave strobe, tray & arm system, fiber optic cable, padded housing bag and an optional focus light.
In order to figure out which accessories are compatible with your compact digital housing, please visit the Fantasea Accessory Finder Page.
Please note that only some of the housings compatible with Fantasea underwater photo accessories are listed on this page. If you can't find your housing listed on this table, please contact us with your housing model and we will assist you with finding accessories compatible with it.