Video: Anilao Underwater Shootout 2018
Inon announces Front Cover 150
Last day to bid in Sea Save Auction
All the lots in the 2018 Sea Save annual year-end auction end tomorrow, 20 December. Up for grabs are 59 dive travel adventures to some of the most exotic destination on the planet. Currently, most of these amazing trips are listed at considerably less than their list prices so are real bargains. The proceeds of the auction all go directly towards supporting the Sea Save Foundation’s campaigns.
RIP Bob Halstead
Douglas Seifert has kindly shared a moving tribute to author, musician, photographer, scuba pioneer and explorer Bob Halstead who has died after an illness. Bob qualified to dive in 1968 in the Bahamas and moved to Papua New Guinea in the late 1970s, becoming the first person to promote dive tourism in PNG. Widely credited as having invented the genre (and coined the term) of “muck diving,” Bob was well known for exploring areas that other divers had not visited, in a quest for new species and unique environments.
Sony fixes firmware bug in a7 Mark III update
Petapixel reports that the firmware update version 2.1 that Sony released today for the a7 III and a7R III cameras fixes the issues that were inherent with version 2.0 that was released in October. The earlier version was found to cause data loss in some specific circumstances and was removed from Sony’s update server shortly after it was released.
Season 3 of Tales by Light on Netflix
Season 3 of the Tales by Light series will come to streaming service Netflix on Friday 21 December. Episode 2 is entitled “Paradise in Peril” and features filmmaker and conservationist Shawn Heinrichs talking about the mission to protect the amazing biodiverse environment in Misool, Indonesia.
Chinchorro Crocodile Encounters by Don Silcock
Don Silcock presents a photographic essay and review of diving with American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) at Mexico’s Chinchorro Banks. He describes in some depth how the crocodiles are often static until a photographer approaches too close when they can explode into dynamic action. The wranglers keep a close eye on the animals and use large wooden sticks to act as physical barriers if required.
UW Technics releases TTL firmware for Subtronic strobes
UW Technics has announced new firmware that offers support for TTL profiles with Subtronic strobes. The TTL converters equipped with this firmware are available for many housings and is compatible with both current and legacy Subtronic strobes, along with other strobe brands. The TTL circuits offer flash exposure compensation via the cameras’ controls as well as rear curtain sync with Canon cameras.
- Plastic bag found at the bottom of the Mariana trench (via )
- A closer look at the taxidermy anteater photo (via )
- Photo of an osprey with a shark with a fish (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom Classic to 7.3.1 (via )
- Sony updates a7 Mark III firmware to 1.01 (via )
- There is a brewery that ages beer underwater in the Adriatic Sea (via )
- Canon has released firmware 184.108.40.206.00 for the Cinema EOS C200… (via )
- Canon updates EOS 1-D X Mark II firmware to 1.1.6 (via )
- A wildlife photographer’s gear stash (via )
- Nikon updates D5 firmware to version 1.21 (via )