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Backscatter Publishes Roundup of Best Strobes in 2021
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, July 22, 2021 @ 08:00 PM (EST)

Choosing a camera and housing is only half the battle when it comes to putting together your dream underwater imaging rig. In an increasingly cluttered strobe market, getting the right flashes for your purposes isn’t the simple proposition you might think it is. While there are well-known brands like Ikelite, Inon and Sea&Sea, there are also plenty of lesser-known strobe makers—AOI, Kraken, OneUW—that have been making a splash in recent years, complicating things further.

Enter Backscatter, your trusty purveyor of all things underwater imaging, with their latest gear article: “Best Underwater Strobes & Flashes of 2021,” a very handy roundup of (pretty much) every strobe out there at the moment. Whether you’re on a tight budget, prefer a strobe specially suited for macro, or need an all-rounder that can handle any situation, Backscatter has a recommendation for you. And with a wide range of prices—$300 to (gulp!) $2,200—you should be able to find a flash that won’t upset your accountant (too much).

For DPG’s recent detailed reviews of some of the strobes featured in the roundup, check out:

The Backscatter Boys: They test everything they sell—and they look awesome doing it!



Isotta Housing for OM System OM-1 I & II
SeaLife SportDiver Smartphone Housing
Nauticam Fisheye Conversion Port (FCP)
Ikelite RC1 TTL Receiver for AOI and Backscatter Octo Housings
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