Wetpixel July 2010 JASA Sharks & Dolphins trip journal
Alex Mustard is out in Palm Beach at the moment about to kick off the first Wetpixel sharks & dolphins expedition of the year! He’s started the customary trip journal topic in the the forums, where there are sure to be updates from the field as participating photographers (and Wetpixel members) take and post photos.
At the moment, Alex and gang are diving the renowned muck site at the Blue Heron Bridge. Tomorrow evening, they will head off to the Bahamas for sharks!
Amphibico releases housing for Convergent Designs nanoFlash
Amphibico has released an external housing for the Convergent Designs nanoFlash CompactFlash HD/SD SDI and HDMI Recorder/Player. The nanoFlash allows captures at a high Bit-Rate in 4:2:2 color and was recently approved for use in BBC broadcast footage. The new NanoSplash housing allows access to all the recorders features and is depth rated to 330 feet (100 meters.)
Video of M.V. Keith Tibbetts shot with Canon 5D MkII
Berkley White and Rusty Sanoian recently shot some HD video of the wreck M.V. Keith Tibbetts off Cayman Brac whilst attending the Digital Shootout. All footage shot with a Canon 5D MKII and using a scooter. The camera was attached to the scooter with a stabilization mount, allowing for very smooth movement.
Bent Christensen posts review of Nauticam viewfinder
Bent Christensen has posted a guest review of the Nauticam viewfinder on the Nauticam USA blog. He outlines the procedure for attaching it to his Ikelite housing, and then compares its performance to that of the standard viewfinder.
“The Nauticam covers 100% of the picture, is far brighter, seems to be sharper, and it is possible to read the lcd-strip information at the bottom of the camera viewfinder.”
During his testing, and using it for super macro, he found that the viewfinder allowed him to see exactly where the focus point was.
DRT Show 2010 - Day 1, Hong Kong
Underwater photographer Stephen Wong sent us a bunch of photos from the first day of the Diving & Resort Travel Expo in Hong Kong (DRT Show). The 3-day show is packed full of seminars and presentations from 8 renowned speakers.
If you happen to be in Hong Kong this weekend, head to the show to check it out!
Entries open for NCUPS beach and boat competition
Entries have opened for the North California Underwater Photographic Society’s (NCUPS) annual beach and boat photo/video competition. The 24 hour event will be held over 6-8 August 2010 at Monterey Bay, California. All entries must be taken during the competition period, and in Monterey Bay.
Other events scheduled over the weekend include a cocktail party, dinner and technique seminars. There will be an awards ceremony for the winning photos and videos on 8 August.
Sony launches first interchangeable lens HD camcorder
Sony has launched the first prosumer interchangeable lens HD camcorder, the NEX-VG10. In many ways, this is a development of their NEX series of cameras; in fact it uses the same 14.6MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. The dedicated camcorder, however, is capable of recording full 1920 x 1080 HD video at 24mbps. Additionally, the NEX-VG10 features a “Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone” which uses advanced processing algorithms to combine signals from four individual microphone capsules to provide better channel separation.
“Visions in the Sea”: halfway report
“Visions in the Sea” has organized a series of underwater photographic events around the UK during the summer of 2010. The first three events have already taken place, the first at Capernwray Diving Center over 8/9 May, the second in Northumberland over 26/27 June, and the third in Cornwall over 3/4 July. Caroline Robertson-Brown, one of the event organizers has described the events purpose:
“The “Visions in the Sea” Summer Series was designed to get underwater photographers into UK waters to practice different types of photography, get tips from pros and peers, and to have fun diving some of the best sites and experiences the UK has to offer.”
- Sony updates a7 Mark III firmware to 1.01 (via )
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- Canon has released firmware 126.96.36.199.00 for the Cinema EOS C200… (via )
- Canon updates EOS 1-D X Mark II firmware to 1.1.6 (via )
- A wildlife photographer’s gear stash (via )
- Nikon updates D5 firmware to version 1.21 (via )
- Insect photographer sues pest control company for $2.7m (via )
- Nikon updates D800 firmware to version 1.11 (via )
- A $3 million camera (via )
- The ocean’s most efficient jet engine is the chambered… (via )