Wetpixel’s Dr. Alex Mustard is pleased to announce the launch of a new filter - the Auto-Magic, which is made specifically for underwater photography with digital compact cameras. The filter is designed to make the great colors of Magic filter images simple for everybody to produce. This filter works with the camera’s automatic settings, so all you need to do is to turn off your flash and point and shoot for vibrant and colorful images. For more details and sample photos see www.magic-filters.com.
Unlike the camera’s white balance feature - which alters the mix of light already collected by the sensor - the Magic Filter alters the mix of light before it enters the lens. Since reds and oranges disappear from the underwater spectrum quickly, the Magic Filter provides a better mix of light for the camera’s white balance function to utilize.