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Results of Hugycup 2010 announced Photo

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.

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Bull sharks killed at Playa del Carmen Photo

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).

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Tony Wu reviews Totomega insect eye lens Photo

Tony Wu reviews Totomega insect eye lens

Tony Wu has posted a review of the new Totomega insect eye lens on his blog. He has been using one to shoot stills and video on the recent Wetpixel Ambon Night Safari. He compares it to the similar Inon lens and finds:

“The bottom line is that the two lenses were created with a similar objective, but have different optical characteristics. Both are a challenge to shoot, but the unique perspective can make the effort worthwhile.”

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DEMA show 2010: Coverage Photo

DEMA show 2010: Coverage

The annual DEMA show is the biggest trade only dive event in the world. Just about every company involved in the industry has some form of presence here, including all the major underwater imaging equipment companies. The Image Resource Center is an enclave within the show which caters specifically these companies and has a program of regular seminars.

For DEMA 2010, Sterling Zumbrunn and Adam Hanlon attended the show for Wetpixel, and have provided detailed coverage of many of the booths featuring imaging products. Click though for the final show report.

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Nikon D7000 video licenses Photo

Nikon D7000 video licenses

Nikon Rumors has reported that AVC codec used by the newly released Nikon D7000 camera is only available for personal and non-commercial use. This is as stated in the D7000’s user manual (page xvii) and is currently being debated on the forums.

There is an interesting article about “Know Your Rights: H.264, patent licensing, and you” on engadget.

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