Thoughts on Mini Domes Photo

Thoughts on Mini Domes

Mini-domes have been generating lots of discussion on the Wetpixel forums in the last few months, following new products released by Seacam, Aquatica and Zen, which have been covered here on Wetpixel.

Wetpixel’s Alex Mustard, a long-time fan of mini-domes, shares his thoughts and some tests, some with surprising results, discussing whether this is the next must have accessory.

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Review: The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge Photo

Review: The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge

Popular Wetpixel member, Steve Williams, reviews the new 4th Edition of Martin Edge’s popular book The Underwater Photographer, often referred to as the bible of underwater photography techniques in the Wetpixel forums.

Steve passes on his thoughts on the new book and tackles the question of whether it is worth buying if you already have the 3rd Edition.

Click below to read the review.

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Beneath the Sea 2010, day 3 coverage Photo

Beneath the Sea 2010, day 3 coverage

Day 3 coverage of Beneath the Sea, including a write-up of Equinox, Canon, SeaLife, XIT404, and Pacific Housing Repair, with photos of lots of people including resort and liveaboard operators, well-known photographers, videographers, artists and marine biologists, and more!

Updated with text, 29 March 2010

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Beneath the Sea 2010, day 2 coverage Photo

Beneath the Sea 2010, day 2 coverage

Day 2 of Beneath the Sea was a whirlwind of activity on all fronts. The Wetpixel booth (#109) was crazy busy: subscriptions for Wetpixel Quarterly, boxed sets and t-shirts were flying across the counter all day, while I spent most of the day schmoozing with various equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in an attempt to collect enough information for proper coverage of the show. Even though BTS is smaller than is DEMA, many brands of underwater photo and video gear are represented here, and it’s good to see familiar faces…

UPDATE: text added.

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Beneath the Sea 2010, day 1 coverage Photo

Beneath the Sea 2010, day 1 coverage

Beneath the Sea’s Friday night opening of the exhibit hall runs from 6-9pm—an unusual opening time for a dive expo, but a welcome one because it allows eager beavers to get in before the Saturday rush and exhibitors to warm up before the floor is overrun.

After we set up the Wetpixel booth (#109—come visit!), I decided that I should get an early start on booth coverage and started trekking down the exposition hall, aisle by aisle. It took me over half an hour to get out of our booth…

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UnderWaterVisions is UK distributor for Nauticam Photo

UnderWaterVisions is UK distributor for Nauticam

UnderWaterVisions are pleased to announce the official UK launch of Nauticam housings at the London International Dive Show (March 27-28, 2010). UnderWaterVisions is the official distributor of Nauticam products throughout the UK.

Nauticam is a new underwater housing manufacturer whose product line already includes underwater housings for the Nikon D90, D300s, D300, D700, and the Canon 7D.

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Follow Wetpixel at Beneath the Sea! Photo

Follow Wetpixel at Beneath the Sea!

We’ve arrived in Secaucus, NJ and will be heading over to the Meadowlands Exposition Center soon to set up for Beneath the Sea 2010. If you’re going to BTS, please stop by booth 109 to say hi! We’ll be showing off our magazine and t-shirts while we cover the show. I bumped into Blake, Norma, Jean and Joe (Aquatica) at the airport and resisted the urge to snap a few photos for pre-show coverage.

We’ve still got a few extra exhibits-only passes for BTS. If you’re interested, follow @wetpixel on Twitter and send us a message with a request! I suspect that there are only a handful of dive folks who use Twitter, but it’s worth a try.

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Aquatica announces TLC Tripod Photo

Aquatica announces TLC Tripod

Continuing their flurry of announcements leading up to the Beneath the Sea show, Aquatica launched their all new TLC tripod today for video SLRs and other compact video cameras. The tripod features a pan/tilt head and uses standard TLC arms for the legs.

The TLC Tripod includes three 11 inch segments and will retail for $495. Aquatica will show the new tripod this weekend in their booth at the Beneath the Sea show.

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