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Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing

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Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing

B&H # POC1014 Mfr # C1014
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Product Highlights
  • For Use in Tropical and Blue Water
  • Snap-On Design
  • Optical Acrylic Construction

This Polar Pro Red Underwater Filter is a snap-on filter that is compatible with the GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing. The red color-correction filter is specifically designed to be used in tropical and blue-colored waters from 10-65' deep. The red coloring balances the overwhelming blue cast that is caused by the water in order to provide increased vibrancy and a more natural-looking white balance.

The filter is constructed from durable optical acrylic for increased protection and maintained image sharpness. The snap-on design also allows quick installation and removal of the filter while underwater.

Filter Type Underwater red color-correction
Compatibility For use with GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing
Effect Compensates for blue cast of water
Construction Optical acrylic
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing
  • Tether Cord
  • Storage Bag
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Warrantied Against Manufacturing Defects
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    Polar ProRed Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing
     
    3.7

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Improves picture quality (7)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Tech savvy (5)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (9)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Must-have accessory for GoPro under wate

        While the GoPro Hero and it's underwater housing are rated (quite usefully) to 197 feet, don't bother taking them under water at all without this filter. But make sure you monitor it constantly...Read complete review

        While the GoPro Hero and it's underwater housing are rated (quite usefully) to 197 feet, don't bother taking them under water at all without this filter. But make sure you monitor it constantly for bubbles and smudges, as the Hero's extreme wide angle view (and resulting depth of field) make anything on or under the filter readily apparent in the final image. Since the GoPro offers no viewfinder under water, you won't see the aberations until you're reviewing the images later. So keep an eye on the filter and remove any bubbles or smudges that develop.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Nickel and dimed by GoPro

        I was amazed at the cost of this little snap-on piece of plastic once I saw it. On the positive side, it definitely improves the color quality of underwater photos. On the negative...Read complete review

        I was amazed at the cost of this little snap-on piece of plastic once I saw it. On the positive side, it definitely improves the color quality of underwater photos. On the negative side, the snap-on attachment is relatively loose. I looked down multiple times and noted the filter partly dislodged from the housing in spite of gentle handling.
        Satisfaction on this one part is definitely hindered by the number of accessories I've had to buy for the GoPro. For someone venturing into photography, they've made things much more difficult than necessary.

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        5.0

        Definitely made a difference!!

        By Debtiger

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

            Used on our scuba diving trip in Cozumel, Mexico and worked great!! We did some video with and without the filter and definitely made a difference!!

            Easy to use and more reasonably priced than the other brands.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            CLEARS VIDEOS

            By Shark Lover

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality
            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

            Cons

            • Fragile

            Best Uses

            • Underwater

            Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

            Great for clearing up scuba video during deep dives. Fragile because glass.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Used for Scuba diving

            By novice diver

            from Fayetteville, NC

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

            Product worked great for my GoPro Hero3. It works best when you are below 20 ft and when the sun is behind you under water. If the sun is in front of you or you are looking up to the surface, you will get a red hue to the image. It also does not work well if you are at 80ft or it is dark the added filter just cuts down on clarity. I think it worked really well between 20-60ft in blue water. Because the gopro does not have a LCD screen, I would pop the filter off and on throughout the dive so I would get shots with and without the filter. The only real negative I had with this filter is it does lock on to the camera very well and can come off (you need to tie it to the camera). You can overcome this lack of snapping in place by holding it with the edge of your finger. It was worth the price.

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            4.0

            Works as advertised

            By Mark

            from Norwood colorado

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Close Up Filming

              Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

              This filter was easy to take on and off, fits securely, and most importently it improved the quality of my videos a great deal. You just need to take it off underwater to get all of the bubbles out.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              buy something else

              By Lloyd in Atlanta

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Vacation Diver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Cracks And Breaks
              • Very Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Good Color Correction

              Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

              Scratched almost immediately and then cracked. I was still able to use it for the remainder of our dive trip, but this is a piece of junk. Buy something better. Very disappointed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Snap-On Filter for GoPro Hero 3

              By Lone Wolf

              from Plumas County, CA

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality
              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Close Up Filming

                Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

                Using this product is a snap. Colors are closer to reality at recreational depths. The storage bag is perfect and useful to keep scratches from happening after the dives. The price is very reasonable for the purchase of a backup.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Fits like a glove

                By traveler1937

                from Doylestown, PA

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

                    Plan to use the filter while scuba diving or snorkeling. It really makes a difference in the colors.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Must have.

                    By Luv2dine

                    from Florida

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality
                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting In Blue Water
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

                      I bought this filter to use in Key West, and it was a great choice. It made video at 60' pop and even worked for shallow diving. About the only place it washed out red was above water. My only complaint is that there's nowhere to put it if you're not using it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not so good

                      By Sonj

                      from Corona, CA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

                            The good news is this lens does give the red hue that is missing from the ocean shots. The bad news is the lens is not water tight so drops caught between the lens and the filter show up in the picture and ruin the shot. . After a while we just stopped using it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Nickel and dimed by GoPro

                            By Jan

                            from DFW

                            About Me Technically Challenged

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

                                I was amazed at the cost of this little snap-on piece of plastic once I saw it. On the positive side, it definitely improves the color quality of underwater photos. On the negative side, the snap-on attachment is relatively loose. I looked down multiple times and noted the filter partly dislodged from the housing in spite of gentle handling.
                                Satisfaction on this one part is definitely hindered by the number of accessories I've had to buy for the GoPro. For someone venturing into photography, they've made things much more difficult than necessary.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Must-have accessory for GoPro under wate

                                By Lightbay

                                from Denver

                                About Me Marine Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Picture Quality
                                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Under Water Photography

                                  Comments about Polar Pro Red Underwater Snap-On Filter for GoPro HERO3 Dive Housing:

                                  While the GoPro Hero and it's underwater housing are rated (quite usefully) to 197 feet, don't bother taking them under water at all without this filter. But make sure you monitor it constantly for bubbles and smudges, as the Hero's extreme wide angle view (and resulting depth of field) make anything on or under the filter readily apparent in the final image. Since the GoPro offers no viewfinder under water, you won't see the aberations until you're reviewing the images later. So keep an eye on the filter and remove any bubbles or smudges that develop.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

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