DEMA 2006: Final people photos, Nov 11
It is, of course, impossible to walk the halls of DEMA without being stopped every few meters. I snapped photos of some of the brief encounters and wish I could dedicate an entire entry to each of these wonderful people!
Special thanks to Willy Volk of Divester.com for coming to DEMA and providing sister coverage along with Wetpixel. Thanks also to Drew Wong for his fantastic video coverage, and to Paul Ng and Lena Goh for helping to gather information. Jason and Wendy Heller (DivePhotoGuide) served as great company for the few minutes we had each day to socialize without consequences…
DEMA 2006: The Manta Network/Ocean Presence Tech
Robert Aston at The Manta Network was showing off a a new underwater ip camera that is rated down to 250 feet (deep water model). By using above-water wireless transmitters, a camera’s video feed can be sent as far as three miles without the use of cables. The underwater ip camera is manufactured by Ocean Presence Technologies.
DEMA 2006: Nocturnal Lights
Luckily, Tim Lau at Nocturnal Lights found me in the hallways because by the time I got to the Saeko/Nocturnal Lights booth, everyone was pretty much ready to pack up for the year. Nocturnal Lights offers a spread of dive and video lights with housing adapters and tray adapters for all of the major housing manufacturers.
DEMA 2006: Keldan Lights
DEMA 2006: Ikelite
A few Wetpixel members (John Bantin, Drew Wong, Shawn Heinrichs, Dave Haas, me) had a little reunion at Ikelite‘s booth while Dave Haas took us on a tour of this year’s DEMA goodies. Aside from its line of popular dive lights, Ikelite’s booth featured underwater housings for the Nikon D80, Canon Rebel XTi/400D, Nikon D200, and Canon G7 (with ETTL circuitry).
A new underwater flash/handle system with a built-in slave sensor was also on display and will likely be called the “i35 AutoFlash”...
DEMA 2006: NCUPS
DEMA 2006: Fantasea
Howard Rosenstein and Ran Vered of Fantasea showed new underwater housings for the Nikon D80 and Canon Digital Rebel XTi/400D. Fantasea specializes in housings for all Nikon Coolpix cameras. All new models include support for full control of the camera, and housing packages containing tray, arm, flash, and fiber optic cable run under USD $400 retail (impressive).
Fantasea has also been busy producing a line of accessories…
DEMA 2006: Sam in Palau, Bill in Yap
While wandering the aisles, I stopped to chat with the folks we worked with during the Digital Shootout Palau last year. Sam Scott was at DEMA representing Sam’s Tours Palau, and Bill Acker was there for Manta Ray Bay Hotel & Yap Divers, where Wetpixel video moderator Mike Veitch currently serves as photo and video pro.
Regarding Yap, if you’d like to spend some time there receiving photo instruction, check out Photo Week 2007 (June 22-28) with Mike Veitch and others!
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