Backscatter Flip Filter System and Accessories


Backscatter FLIP FILTERS are the ultimate underwater filter and lens system for GoPro cameras, compatible with GoPro Hero 7 Black, 6, 5, 4, 3+ and 3. Flip Filters offer the best color and most rugged design of any filter on the market.

The FLIP filters system allows for a combination of Flip Filters, flat or 55mm threaded round, to be used on your GoPro whether you need multiple choices of colour correction or magnification (or both together!).

Choose between the most affordable FLIP Single Filter Kit ideal for colour correction at fixed depths or to use with a single macro lens, the Three Filter Kit for multiple choices at once or the most popular FLIP PRO PACKAGE (including 3 filters, 15+ Macromate Mini lens and 55mm filter holder). Simply clip the Flip frame onto your existing GoPro 3, 3+, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Black standard or underwater housing/SuperSuit and you're ready to go.


The FLIP series consists of 3 separate filter kits, an extensive range of flat flip and 55mm round flip filters, two (10+ or 15+) closeup/macro lenses, a 55mm filter adapter and a very nifty GoPro Hero5/6/7 lens removal tool. Jump to our Backscatter Product Page and see all the products!....


Backscatter Flip 5 1 Filter Kit Backscatter Flip 5 3 Filter Kit Backscatter Flip 5 Pro Package
Side (DIVE) filter only.
Comes with DIVE filter, the best all around filter for typical dive profiles. Only one filter can be used at a time. Optional filters as well as 55mm filter holder and +10 or +15 Macromate mini filters can also be attached.
Side and Top filters.
Comes with SHALLOW, DIVE and DEEP colour correction filters. Versatile, allowing the use of two filters, a colour filter and (optional) macro filter, two (optional) macro filters at the same time.
Side and Top filters +15 Macro. Comes with SHALLOW, DIVE and DEEP colour correction filters plus the 55mm filter holder and +15 Macromate mini filter. Most popular package for those who need macro as well as colour correction. Includes all of the 3 Filter Kit components.

Fits GoPro Hero 3, 3+, 4, 5, 6, 7BL
Standard and Dive Housings
Side flip only
1 DIVE filter

Fits GoPro Hero 3, 3+, 4, 5, 6, 7BL
Standard and Dive Housings
Side and Top flip

Fits GoPro Hero 3, 3+, 4, 5, 6, 7BL
Standard and Dive Housings
Side and Top Flip
55mm Filter Adapter
+15 MACROMATE Mini Filter

Best for UK (1 at a time):
Dive Filter (included)

Deep Filter (Optional)
Greenwater Filter (Optional)
+10 Closeup Filter (Optional)
+15 Macromini Filter (Optional)

> See available filters
Best for UK (2 at a time):
Dive Filter (included)
Deep Filter (included)
Shallow Filter (included)

Greenwater Filter (Optional)
+10 Closeup Filter (Optional)
+15 Macromini Filter (Optional)

> See available filters
Best for UK (2 at a time):
Dive Filter (Included)
Deep Filter (included)
Shallow Filter (included)
+15 Macromini Filter (included)

Greenwater Filter (Optional)
+10 Closeup Filter (Optional)

> See available filters
* All filter sets come professionally boxed and include a neoprene filter holder, adapters for different types of GoPro housings and a special lens removal tool to easily remove the lens of a Hero5 camera while installing in the SuperSuit.


The following FLIP Color Correction Filters are compatible both with Side And Top Hinge and can be used on any FLIP system, mounting directly on the frame.

Backscatter Flip5 Colour Correcting Filters

The following filters can mount directly to the Side or Top flip hinge with the use of the a 55mm Filter Holder/Adapter. These are the 55mm Lenses and Filters for Threading Directly to 55mm Filter Holder:

Backscatter Flip5 55mm Filters

The Backscatter Flip5 / Flip6 (identical) filter systems give you a vast choice of filters in many different combinations. By using the side and top flip hinges you can choose between two different filters on a single dive, a filter and a macro lens or even double macro lenses. Alternatively if you need only one filter (i.e. Greenwater or Dive for UK-type conditions, you can use the 1 Filter Kit with the side hinge only.

A complete filter and lens system for GoPro Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4 & Hero5 / Hero6 / Hero7 Black

The FLIP System has the same professional craftsmanship of Backscatter's previous models with improved ergonomics. The FLIP offers the best color and most rugged design of any filter on the market.
    •    Aircraft grade anodized aluminum construction
    •    Easy to use flip mechanism for one finger on / off control
    •    Simple installation with rugged clamp-on design
    •    Unobstructed view of front LCD display
    •    Easy front camera button access with thick gloves
    •    Open the camera housing without removing filter
    •    Fumble-free flip design means you'll never loose a filter
    •    No vignetting in any underwater shooting mode
    •    SHALLOW filter optimized for diving between 5 and 20 feet
    •    DIVE filter optimized for diving between 20 and 50 feet
    •    DEEP filter optimized for diving beyond 50 feet
    •    Optional 55mm threaded mount provides the ultimate filter solution; easily add our +10 close-up lens, polarizer, split neutral density, or any other filter to your GoPro for topside or underwater use.


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Snap lock a lens or filter with just one finger

The hinged design of the Backscatter FLIP offers the ultimate solution for above and below water shooting. Other designs use internal gel filters that require you to break the factory sealed lens and can't be removed for above water shooting. Other press-on filters can be removed, but are easily lost or damaged and frequently require multiple hands to install. Filters on the FLIP can be flipped out of the way with just one finger and lock into on / off positions with a positive snap.

Versatile Filters

A series of lenses and filters can be added to the Backscatter FLIP6. Choose from SHALLOW, DEEP, and GREEN WATER filters, as well as a universal 55mm threaded mount to add any lens or filter to your GoPro Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4, Hero5 & Hero6 as well as Hero7 Black. Viva creativity!

Backscatter colour correction filters

Why is Backscatter's FLIP6 color formula the best? - Countless hours of in-water testing!

The Backscatter test team has spent years testing exciting new filter formulas in a variety of real world conditions around the globe. While it's possible for a manufacturer to select a filter formula by the numbers or a few test dives in one location, we know only an elaborate battery of controlled tests will produce the ultimate GoPro filter. Here's why...

"Blue water" is a moving target

Blue water comes in many flavors around the world. From the gin clear waters of the Bahamas to the blue-green waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, each region has its own signature color. Add the effects of weather, tides, shallow depths, and deep depths to these regional variations and you end up with a very broad definition of "blue water." The Backscatter test team has shot countless hours of footage in all conditions around the globe to redefine the ultimate universal blue water filter formulas.

Not all GoPro cameras are created equal

Backscatter discovered early on that individual GoPro cameras can have a different color bias underwater. One camera might shift yellow and another camera might shift green. The Backscatter test team has gone to extraordinary lengths to evaluate multiple copies of both the Hero3, Hero3+ & Hero4 cameras in every situation with their new protype designs. They're confident the tweaked and re-tweaked formulas will not only best match "typical blue water conditions" but also harmonize with the variations in GoPro cameras.

The result - the Best GoPro filters available

Backscatter didn't go over their R&D budget and timeline just to make the best filters for their world-wide customers. The team  at Backscatter has demanded the best filters for their own personal shooting as well. They're confident everyone will agree the new FLIP6, SHALLOW, DIVE, and DEEP filters are well worth the wait. Most importantly, you'll get the best color out of your GoPro investment regardless of the blue water you find on your next dive.

Optical Grade Scratch Resistant Material

The FLIP5 filter material is resistant to scratches. It is similar to the optical acrylic used in eyeglasses. Most filter damage occurs during travel to and from the dive site. Youll discover that most accidental scratches will not show up in your videos. Acrylic polish such as Novus can be used to buff out any unsightly scratches.

Optional Greenwater Filter

Don't worry cold-water friends! We have a new green water filter that can be swapped for the side flip blue water filter. You'll be able to enjoy the combination of green water color correction and a top mounted macro lens in the kelp forests and lakes many of us call home.

Going Macro with the GoPro!

Use GoPro VIDEO MODE to bring tiny action to the big screen

The video below was shot with a GoPro Hero3+ camera set to narrow video mode and a +15 MacroMate Mini lens. While the +15 MacroMate mini works in wide, medium, and narrow video modes, the narrow mode gives you the sharpest edges and the most stunning results. Watch this video to see how the +15 MacroMate Mini has revolutionized GoPro for underwater.


Why do you need a macro lens?

Without corrective optics, GoPro Hero3, Hero3+ & Hero4 cameras can only focus to about 1-2 feet underwater. The custom +15 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 +15 MacroMate Mini is about to become your best friend.

Fill your frame with golfball sized subjects

The FLIP +10 Close-Up Lens works great for shooting subjects sized from soccer balls down to golfballs that are roughly 6-12 inches from the camera. However, the +15 MacroMate Mini brings your focus to about 3 inches allowing you to fill the frame with subjects as small as a golfball. The video frames below were shot with a GoPro Hero3+ in narrow video mode and illustrate the difference between the lenses. The scorpion fish head was about the size of a softball. The camera was moved closer to the subject to get the +15 MacroMate Mini image. Our staff favorite macro configuration is a FLIP4 with both a +15 MacroMate Mini and +10 Close-Up Lens so we're ready for all subjects.

The +15 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.

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