Scientists solve mystery of sea star wasting syndrome on west coast
In research published monday of this week, scientists have finally isolated the virus that is causing a mass die off of sea stars along the pacific west coast. The scientists have isolated the virus and refer to it as sea star associated densovirus.
Field Review: Nikon D750 and Nauticam NA-D750
Wetpixel’s Associate Editor, Alex Mustard presents a very comprehensive review of Nikon’s new D750 full frame SLR and the Nauticam NA-D750 housing. Alex was able to take the first housing off the production line with him during one of his recent Red Sea workshops. In terms of the camera, Alex looks at its AF system, image quality, sensor performance and dynamic range.
DEMA 2014 coverage on Wetpixel
Wetpixel’s staff are currently winging their way towards Las Vegas for the 2014 DEMA show. For those who haven’t followed our coverage of the show before, our aim is to try to give people who can’t be there, a flavor of what it is like to attend. We will be posting “live” updates each evening over the next four days, each full of new products, trends and gossip about the underwater imaging industry. Of course, there will also be coverage of the infamous Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide Imaging Party, so remember, what happens in Vegas….will be posted on Wetpixel!
Alert Diver-Bahamas Underwater Photo Week issue
The Fall 2014 issue of Alert Diver is now out and print copies will be arriving in DAN US members’ mailboxes over the next few days. For those that live in other parts of the world, the magazine is available from today as a download via the Apple App store or as an online version on the Alert Diver website.
Ikelite announces housing for EOS 7D Mark II
Ikelite has announced their new housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. As always, the company are early “adopters”, offering a housing very quickly after the camera’s release. Constructed of acrylic, the housing has the company’s TTL strobe connections and includes a double handled tray.
TLC announces new and revised products
Technical Lighting Control (TLC), a division of Aquatica, has announced a redesign of its arms and components as well as new products. Amongst the changes are a new clamp design, o rings on the ball arm ends, buoyancy arms and a range of GoPro mounting accessories.
Review: Nauticam 140mm dome port by Alex Mustard
Wetpixel Associate Editor, Alex Mustard has just returned from a week in the Egyptian Red Sea, where amongst the things, he was able to test the new Nauticam 140mm dome port. The dome is designed for use with fisheye lenses and full frame cameras. In his review, Alex discusses not only this dome’s performance, but also some general pointers about dome port use and selection.
Video: Wetpixel Channel Islands 2014 by Drew Kinsman
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