DEMA 2006: INON Photo


Steve Philbrook and Takuya Torii were at INON‘s booth showing off the new INON X-2 housing for the Canon 10D, 20D, and 30D digital SLRs.  With its external gearing and magnetic focus ring, the X-2 has a look unlike any other SLR housing on the market.  The X-2 ships at the end of November and is built to deliver (3-4 lead time).

INON also showed its Z-240 and D-2000 strobes, along with lots of accessories.

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DEMA 2006: 10bar Underwater Housings Photo

DEMA 2006: 10bar Underwater Housings

L C Ng manned 10bar‘s booth, showing off an almost unlimited number of underwater housing and lighting accessories.  New for this year was a flexible aluminum housing designed for the Canon 20D/30D/5D and Nikon D200 digital SLR.  10bar also offers housings for the Nikon D80 and Canon 400D in plastic, plug housings for topside speedlights.

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DEMA 2006: Nexus USA and Marine Camera Distributors Photo

DEMA 2006: Nexus USA and Marine Camera Distributors

Lee Peterson and Tom Harman of Nexus USA and Marine Camera Distributors showed off a prototype of a Nexus housing for the Nikon D80.  Also on display were Nexus housings for the Canon 5D and 1D/1Ds Mk II, and Nikon D70s, D200, and D2X. As most other manufacturers have done, Nexus has also come out with an accessory viewfinder option, incorporating an INON angled viewfinder into its housings.  It was mounted on a D200 housing at the show.

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DEMA 2006: Great White Adventures/ SDI Photo

DEMA 2006: Great White Adventures/ SDI

Lawrence Groth and Kat were at the Great White Adventures / Shark Diving International booth presenting shark trips to Guadalupe, Fiji, and South Africa.

This past August, Wetpixel teamed up with renowned underwater photographer and cinematographer Norbert Wu to lead a great white shark expedition to Guadalupe led by Great White Adventures.  Stay tuned for 2007 dates!  On our extension trip, Mo Rocca and crew were on board doing a story for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  The broadcast is scheduled for November 21, 2006. I’m afraid of what they will show (specifically, they may make fun of all of us. :).

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DEMA 2006: Green Force Photo

DEMA 2006: Green Force

Green Force had its full range of modular dive and underwater video lights on display.  For an example of how Green Force has worked with a video housing manufacturer to come up with an excellent underwater video light, see Drew Wong’s video roundup and search for “Green Force”.

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DEMA 2006: Gates Housings Photo

DEMA 2006: Gates Housings

Gates Housings have a reputation of being a company that listens to its customers and gives them what they want.  Gates housings are fully manual, giving an option to users who prefer no electronics in their housings.  They have a wide product line supporting many camcorders.

New at DEMA were HID 250 lights, an innovative underwater tripod, and the widescreen, hi-res EM-43 monitor.

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DEMA 2006: Sea & Sea Photo

DEMA 2006: Sea & Sea

Sharing space with parent company Tusa, Sea & Sea had a huge booth with many products on display, including the DX-5D, DX-D80, DX-D200, DX-D50 digital SLR housings and DX-860G and DX-8000G compact cameras.  Also on display were the VX-S1, VX-S2, and VX-FX1 camcorder housings, YS-110 strobe, and a prototype of the upcoming YS-250 PRO strobe.

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DEMA 2006: SeaViewer Underwater Video Systems Photo

DEMA 2006: SeaViewer Underwater Video Systems

SeaViewer Underwater Video Systems had their remote tow and drop camera systems on display.  Featured in documentaries like Air Jaws, the SeaViewer allows a video camera to be dropped to depths of 1500’ (1000’, with warranty).  The system includes a camera, DVR, monitor glasses, cable, and optional GPS video overlay.

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