Backscatter launches Macromate Mini

Backscatter has announced the release of their Macromate Mini Underwater Macro lens for the GoPro HEROS 3 and 3+. Constructed of aluminium, the lens can be attached to the company’s Flip 3.1 bracket when attached via a 55mm threaded adaptor. The Macromate Mini reduced the GoPro’s minimum focus distance to around 3” (75mm).

It is available now at a U.S.A. retail price of $89.

Press release

Macromate Mini Underwater Macro Lens for GoPro FLIP Systems

Why do you need a macro lens?

Without corrective optics, GoPro 3+ and 3 cameras can only focus to about 1-2 feet underwater. The custom Macromate Mini design allows you to get within 3 inches of your subject so you can bring the tiny wonders you find to the big screen. If your favorite underwater subjects are about the size of a golf ball, the Macromate Mini is about to become your best friend.

Macromate Mini is the only true macro lens for the GoPro.

Two custom designed glass optics are mated together and sealed in a vacuum resulting in a lens that is perfected for underwater use. This design delivers sharper images, higher contrast, and deeper blacks than any other GoPro lens designed to date. It’s state of the art and born from countless hours of in water testing.

No plastic parts to break - rugged aluminum construction.

The FLIP3.1 filter system is machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is designed to withstand the bumps and grinds of professional underwater use. The aluminum FLIP3.1 frame clamps securely to your GoPro and a precision machined hinge keeps your lenses and filters flipping year after year. We’ve put the same attention to detail in the Macromate Mini and carve each lens ring from a solid block of aluminum. All engineering, machining, laser cutting, and assembly is performed in our USA facility.

Fumble free flip design means you’ll never lose your lens.

When the action is happening, you don’t want to be fumbling with lenses. Our world famous flip design gives you one finger access to color filters and lenses on the same dive without the fear of dropping a lens into the deep. The Macromate Mini threads securely to the aluminum 55mm flip adapter so you can always keep it handy. As you know, dive trips are expensive and require a lot of effort. The last thing you want to do is fumble or or break gear on a once in a lifetime trip. The FLIP system and Macromate Mini will not let you down and more importantly it will revolutionize the way you use a GoPro underwater.

Shoot WIDE or MACRO with just a flip.

With the MACROMATE MINI installed on the 55mm filter holder, you can run a DIVE filter on the other during the same dive, allowing you to be able to capture both wide angle footage and macro footage during the same tank of air.