James Wood to be Associate Director of Waikiki Aquarium
James B. Wood, Wetpixel moderator , has accepted the position of Associate Director at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii. James is an educator, author, webmaster, research scientist and pioneer in informal education. He has been featured in several Discovery Channel specials on squid and octopuses. Waikiki Aquarium is the 3rd oldest public aquarium in the US and part of the University of Hawaii system. The aquarium serves 320,000 guests a year.
This is Your Ocean: Sharks trailer released
Featuring marine artists Wyland, Guy Harvey and Jim Abernethy and edited by George Schellenger, This is Your Ocean:Sharks sets out to change the way the world looks at sharks. Featuring footage from the Bahamas, the trailer has now been posted on Vimeo. Please stay posted for updates on the film’s progress.
Aquatica releases renderings of AD7000 housing
Aquatica has released renderings of their new AD7000 housing for the Nikon D7000 SLR. A full press release is expected next week, but expected features include: A combined port lock / lens release and pinion gear relief lever, the multi controller pad is relocated further to the right for easier access and its design replicates the one found on the camera and the internal flash actuation lever operates with one press to flip it open and then just lift to close.
Firmware updates for Canon EOS 7D and Rebel T2i (550D)
dpreview reports that Canon has announced the release of firmware updates for the EOS 7D and Rebel T2i (EOS 550D). Both updates comprise bug fixes for issues with each camera, in the case of the 7D firmware v.1.2.3 fixes issues with using speedlights and macro lighting, and for the T2i, firmware v 1.0.9 prevents an issue with the Auto Lighting Optimizer settings.
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Results of Hugycup 2010 announced
The results of the Hugycup 2010 competition have been announced. At a ceremony last week at the Seraya Beach Resort, Bali, venue for the event, over €30,000 worth of prizes were given away. More then 100 participants from 9 different countries competed in 9 photo categories and in two video categories. The Hugycup 2011 will possibly will be held in Dahab, Egypt.
Full results and the winning images are available on the events website.
Bull sharks killed at Playa del Carmen
Last week, a local fisherman from Puerto Morelos, Mexico killed nine bull sharks, part of a group that had entertained divers on the reefs around Playa del Carmen. Seven were pregnant females and a total of 50 pups were pulled from their bellies. Shark fishing is not illegal in Mexico, however dive shops in the area have established a tourism market around the bull shark season and the local diving community has encouraged fishermen to leave the sharks alone. (via DivePhotoGuide).
Sony adds AF to Handycam NEX-VG10E with A-mount lenses
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