Image: Ray with Bannerfish by Václav Krpelik
Nikon announces cut backs and job losses
Nikon Japan has announced a series of cost cutting measures. These include seeking voluntary redundancy for 1,000 workers, a “notice of extraordinary loss” and the cancellation of the DL series of compact cameras. Nikon are citing a “slow-down of the market” as the reason for the planned restructuring.
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017: Results
The Underwater Photographer of the Year has announced its results First place was awarded to Gaby Barathieu for his image of a hunting octopus. The winner of the British photographer contest was Nick Blake. Congratulations to all those that placed in the contest, especially to the many members of the Wetpixel community.
2nd annual Kona Underwater Shootout announced
The second annual Kona Underwater Shootout, hosted by Kona Honu Divers, has been announced. The dates for the shootout are May 12th - 15th 2017. Images need to be shot in Kona during these dates and competitors will need to be present for the awards ceremony. Grand prize is a trip on the Palau Aggressor.
Call for Image submission for tribute to Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart devoted his life to sharks and their conservation. Shortly after his tragic death, Simon Rogerson of Scuba Magazine suggested that we should create a “wall” of shark images to honour his memory. Wetpixel would like to take this idea one stage further, and are seeking submissions from anyone who wishes to take part in a Full Frame feature of shark imagery devoted to Rob Stewart.
Ikelite ships housing for Sony a6500
Firmware updates allows 4K 60P with Shogun Inferno and GH5
Atomos has just released a firmware update for their Shogun Inferno. Version 8.11 allows for 4K 60P 10-bit 4:2:2 external recording with the Panasonic GH5. News Shooter reports that this gives the combination “high-bitrate Apple ProRes recording at a better bit depth and frame rate than any other mirrorless competitor.”
Diver encounters 10 critically endangered sawfish off Florida coast
Earth Touch News has released a video filmed by diver John Dickinson. The remarkable thing about Dickinson’s video is that is shows the ten sawfish he came across in two different locations of Florida’s Jupiter inlet. The sawfish are a critically endangered shark, and to see that number of them in the span of two locations in quite remarkable.
- Fuji announces weather resistant 16mm XF 1.4 lens (via )
- Panasonic updates LUMIX GH4 firmware to v.2.2 (via )
- Apple updates Motion to v. 5.2 and Compressor to v.4.2 (via )
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro to version 10.2 (via )
- Blackmagic Design updates URSA firmware to 2.3 (via )
- LinkedIn acquires Lynda now owns over 500 photo courses (via )
- Leonardo DiCaprio builds an ecoresort in Belize (via )
- Underwater wedding portraits in Hawaii (via )
- Canon updates DPP, EOS utility and Picture Style Editor (via )
- Nikon releases selfie stick (via )