DIVE 2009 UK show coverage
Dive 2009 is an annual two-day show held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK and this year more than 320 exhibitors were due to show their products.
Of specific interest to underwater photographers are the stands operated by Cameras Underwater, Ocean Optics,Ocean Visions, Fantasea Line, the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSOUP), Horvarth & Partner and The Underwater Channel. Seminars of interest to photographers will be Paul Duxfield’s (from Cameras Underwater) and Seed Rashid’s ‘Digital Clinic’, Maria Munn’s (Ocean Visions) ‘Fabulous Photography with your Compact Camera’, Cameras Underwater’s ‘Simple Solutions for Stunning Results’ and Mark Addison’s talk ‘High Definition Sharks’.
New book: The Colors in Mexico’s Waters
Team Wetpixel member Karen Doody (NCmermaid) has recently published a book of her images titled The Colors in Mexico’s Waters. This book of photos, accompanied by an engaging poetic text, is designed to inspire and delight the reader with the vibrant flora and fauna found both above and below the waters of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. From the tinest of fish faces to the granduer of the Mayan cenote system, the 8-1/2 x 11” hardback book features some of her favorite diving images.
A preview of The Colors in Mexico’s Waters is available online.
UwP Magazine #51 is now available for download
Our friends over at Underwater Photography Magazine have released issue #51, which is available immediately for free download. This issue includes previews and news about nearly two dozen new products for underwater photographers, as well as articles on technique by Alex Mustard, Simon Brown, and more. Also featured are winners of the Underwater World category of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 competition.
Aquatica announces underwater housing for Nikon D300s
Aquatica has announced a new housing for the Nikon D300s, Nikon’s 12.3 megapixel SLR capable of 720p HD video. With the new housing, Aquatica introduces both optical fiber and regular Nikonos and Ikelite bulkheads for strobe sync. Aquatica also mentions that they provide fingertip access to all camera menus and video controls including both AF-ON activation and AE-AF lock buttons, which are accessible via a single lever.
The new D300s housing will be showcased next week at the DEMA show at booth #969.
Idiot’s guide to sushi
Tony Wu, Douglas Seifert, and Julia Sumerling extended another 6 days of swimming with sperm whales after I left Ogasawara, Japan. I’ve just started receiving some images from their extension, and thought I would share one with Wetpixel’s readership.
Tony calls this image the “idiot’s guide to sushi.” We’ll leave it up to the reader to decide who the idiot is. ;)
Alert Diver redesigned, now in high quality
Alert Diver, a publication sent free of charge to DAN North America members, has been massively redesigned and arrives in member mailboxes this week. I haven’t received mine yet, but I am looking forward to seeing the changes!
Publisher and friend of Wetpixel Stephen Frink is asking for feedback from Wetpixel members. So far, I’ve been hearing great things. If you have received the first redesigned issue and have feedback for the Alert Diver staff, head on over to our forums!
Nauticam housings available in the USA, D90 housing announced
Nauticam USA is a new company dedicated to bringing Nauticam underwater housings to North America. Nauticam USA have announced the availability of a new underwater housing for the Nikon D90 SLR. Designed by photographers, Nauticam emphasizes ergonomics and expandability, with port adapters available for other housing lines. The D90 housing also includes live view and ok/record buttons located near the right handle in a single control to improve ergonomics for shooting video, and includes optical bulkheads for strobes controlled by optical sync.
The NA-D90 housing will be on display at DEMA (booth 767) this coming November 4-7. Continue reading for photos and full specs.
Fujifilm UK selects Fantasea’s Remora flash kit
Fujifilm UK has selected Fantasea’s Remora strobe as an underwater strobe in their line of underwater photography products. As a reminder, the Remora flash was named through an online competition hosted at Wetpixel and other sites.
The Fujifilm Remora flash kit includes strobe, flexible arm, base tray, and fiber optic cable, and is available now from Fujifilm Approved Dive stores for a retail price of £229.99.
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