Aquatica developing a Kodak DSC Pro SLR/N Housing
Press Release Excerpt: Aquatica, one of the world’s true leaders in underwater housing design and development has recognized the potential of [the Kodak DSC Pro SLR/N] and is already producing the tooling for the first prototype housings for the new [camera]. The new housing will access all the key functions to a working depth of 300 feet. All ports will be interchangable with those of other Aquatica housings, keeping in line their policy of interchangability between systems…
Commercial Dive Trips Forum
We’ve just created a new forum category called “Commercial Dive Trips” for commercial dive trip listings. In the past, we’ve been sensitive about non-Wetpixel trips being advertised in our forums, but now you have our blessing to be as blatantly commercial as you would like to be – as long as you stay within the boundaries of the “Commercial Dive Trips” forum. :) Please read the ground rules in the forum category before proceeding.
INON Digital Converter Available Soon
We’ve just heard that the controversial INON Digital Converter will be available soon in limited quantities through Wetpixel sponsor Marine Camera Distributors. As far as we know, the digital converter will not be marketed officially through INON America due to a patent dispute, but will probably still be available unofficially through shops that import from Japan.
Nexus D70 Housing Exclusive Photos
Lee Peterson over at Wetpixel sponsor Marine Camera Distributors has sent us some exclusive photos of a prototype Nexus D70 housing. The D70 housing will have more controls on it than the D100 housing does, and they both are set up for external operation through 2 extra ports (i.e. possible remote trigger, external battery packs etc.). There is also a new handle with different hole patterns for strobe mounting, and a beautiful new 8mm thick glass multi-coated dome port that is just under 8” in diameter. Expected ship date for the new housing is mid-May. Contact Marine Camera Distributors for more information! (go to related link for photos of the housing, or discuss in forums)
Epoque EHN-5400 housing for Nikon Coolpix 5400
Check out the new Epoque EHN-5400 housing for the Nikon Coolpix 5400: it's compact, made of high intensity ABS resin, and has a reinforced optical glass port. The Epoque housing has dual o-ring seals, is depth rated to 45m, and has an external flash sync connector or fiber optic sync connector.
Nexus D70 Housing Prototype Images
Marine Camera Distributors H2O-D Leek Detector
5th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition
The 5th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition is scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, October 1 & 2, 2004 at the state-of-the-art, large-format theater at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. Film submissions must be received no later than July 1, 2004. Continue reading for more information.
- Local Hawaiians killing Monk Seals (via )
- Review of the Nikon AW1 (via )
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )
- New marine conservation zones for UK (via BBC)
- Video: Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef (via BBC)