Nikon D2x Review Posted at DPreview and Steve’s
Phil Askey has posted an in-depth review of the Nikon D2x digital SLR camera. This model has recently raised quite a lot of interest in the underwater photography community and Phil’s review is a “must-read” for photographers considering purchasing this camera.
Steve Sanders has also posted an in-depth review at Steve’s Digicams.
Canon Posts Firmware Updates for 350D, 1DmkII, and 1DsmkII
Seaspace 2005 This Weekend - Photo Events
Seaspace 2005 is coming up this weekend and this year’s show is packed with events of interest to the digital underwater photographer. Eric Cheng and I will be there, along with many of the Sponsors that help support Wetpixel. If you run into us, please say “Hi.” Here is a short list. Click below for the complete lineup:
Film Festival Featuring Norbert Wu, James Watt, and Guy Harvey: Saturday 7pm
James Watt Digital Workshop: Sunday 10am
Barry Guimbellot Photoshop Workshop: Saturday 2pm
Tim Blanton Digital Underwater Video Workshop: Sunday 1pm
EPIC Announces 2005 Winners
Last week, EPIC, the The Environmentally-aware Photographic Image Competition, announced the winners of its 2005 competition. Please join me in congratulating all of the winners!
Wetpixel Shark Expedition, March 2006
If the image on the right doesn’t convince you to come with us to the Bahamas next year, I don’t know what will!
Trip dates are March 12-20, 2006, and will (weather permitting) resemble this year’s trip, with numerous tiger sharks and great hammerhead posing for photographs.
Wetpixel co-admins James Wiseman and Alex Mustard will be joining me to ensure that your photography needs are well taken care of…
UPDATE 5/30/05: Trip is booked full. Get in contact with me to get on the waiting/notification list (in case there are cancellations or a second trip planned).
John E. Randall’s new South Pacific ID book
Jack E. Randall and the University of Hawai’i Press have published a new fish identification book from the South Pacific. This book may be more interesting than other ID books because it is full of entries containing scientific names, dates described, and accounts by the author(s) who first described the fish.
The UH Press site is running a 20% sale through the month of May, but if would like to purchase the book after May, you can use this .pdf coupon for 20% off until the end of the 2005.
UR Pro Shallow Water Filter Review
Alex Mustard reviews the new UR Pro SW-CY shallow water filter, which was designed for available light photography in tropical waters between 0 and 25ft. This new filter will be available in June 2005.
Excerpt: “UR Pro’s Colour Correction filters have long been favourites of videographers. A quote from Stan Waterman on the UR Pro website sums it up for me: “URPRO filters provided dependable color balance to an otherwise monochromatic blue world…I depend on them”. If they are good enough for Stan, then I reckon they are worth a try…”
Wide Angle White Balance
There is an excellent discussion going on in the forums about techniques for obtaining the proper white balance for a wide angle photo. The discussion primarily centers around mixed lighting photography (no filters) where the photos are taken in RAW format and the white balance is set using the software converter. We also have a few articles on this topic in the Wetpixel Features section with more coming soon.
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