DEMA 2007: Reminder and Update—Wetpixel Happy Hour
Hello, DEMA attendees! The Wetpixel Happy Hour event is still on for Friday night at the Rosen Center Hotel. We won’t actually be in the lobby lounge bar. Rather, we will be 50-100 feet down the lobby in a private nook. Walk to the bar, turn left, walk 50-100 feet, and look to the right.
[UPDATE] See photos from the happy hour.
DEMA 2007: People pictures, November 1
People pictures from roaming around the DEMA floor on November 1, 2007, including shots of the DiveNewsWire staff, Norbert Wu at our booth, Aqua Trek Beqa, Ocean Geographic, Antonio Moreano, and others!
DEMA 2007: Sea & Sea
Sea & Sea’s large booth was merged with TUSA, their parent USA distributor. They had quite a few new products on display.
Kevin McDonald showed me their new housings, which included housings for the Canon 1D Mk III, 40D, and Digital Rebel XTi, and for the Nikon D300. Sea & Sea has so far been the only booth with a D300 housing prototype on display…
DEMA 2007: Ikelite Underwater Systems
Ikelite had a few new products on display in addition to their popular line of SubStrobes. Jean Brigham took me on a tour of their new dive lights, housings, ports, and more.
Ikelite’s PCm LED is a compact little dive light that now uses a single super-bright LED. It uses 4 AA batteries, which will power the light for 3 hours…
DEMA 2007: Diving Almanac & Yearbook
Jeffrey Gallant was showing the 2008 edition of the Diving Almanac & Yearbook, which markets itself as the only almanac, yearbook, book of records, and who’s who of the international diving community. The first edition was launched last year at DEMA.
DEMA 2007: Art Innovation Center
The Art Innovation Center at DEMA was full of works by Wyland, and when I arrived, Wyland was accompanied by a mermaid and was
receiving some sort of trophy
checking out the Wyland Icon Award trophies with Greg Holt of ScubaRadio. Wyland was also doing some live paintings at the show, and the rows behind were full of artwork and photographs.
DEMA 2007: Aquatica
Our friends at Aquatica had all sorts of new products and developments at DEMA this year. As usual, Blake, Norma, Mauricio, and Jean were at the booth.
A new Canon 40D housing prototype was on display with a new finish: black matte, slightly textured, and rubberized. They haven't decided whether to stick with silver or go with the new, stealthy black yet. Aquatica's new Canon housings have a real focus on ergonomics, providing access to the back focus button and both dials from shooting position.
DEMA 2007: Social photos, October 31
Catch-all entry for photos of people taken at DEMA Show 2007 on October 31, 2007. There are so many familiar faces at DEMA that it’s hard to walk 10 meters without getting stopped!
It took me five hours to go through all of my images, caption them, massage them into form for Wetpixel, write up the copy, and post onto Wetpixel. It’s 5am now. This is just like last year—fun, but exhausting. I’ll bet someone says to me (just like last year) “you look like shit” before DEMA ends. :)
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