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Aquatica unveils the AGH4 housing
Aquatica has released details of their forthcoming housing for the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 mirrorless camera. It features a left thumb operated lever for controlling ISO and a “silky smooth” geared zoom/follow focus dial. The AGH4 also has the shutter release, video record lever, aperture control, shutter knobs and AE/AF LOCK lever on the right.
Nikon D810 testing on Wetpixel
The Nikon D810 started shipping last week, and we are proud to report that we should have one with us during the Wetpixel Whale Sharks expedition, which begins on 26 July. the plentiful whale sharks at Isla Mujeres will also provide excellent subjects for testing the cameras underwater performance. We will be posting updates from the trip in the forum so please check back often.
RIP John Petty
Wetpixel member John E Petty (63) has been lost following a dive off Tiger Beach, Bahamas. Wetpixel would like to send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends, and we are shocked and saddened by the loss of one of our own. If people wish to leave comments, thoughts and condolences, there is a thread on the forum.
Dive and See releases new broadcast monitors
Dive and See has released details of their new broadcast quality underwater monitors. These are factory sealed with internal rechargeable batteries and are neutrally buoyant. They are available with HDMI or 3G-SDI inputs and with a loop through to allows another monitor or a recorder to be connected into the video feed.
Nauticam announces housing for Sony RX100 III
Nauticam has announced the imminent release of their housing for the Sony DSC RX100 III compact camera. It features the Nauticam vacuum system electronics and two bulkheads. Strobe triggering is available via fiber optic cable.
Video: Curious octopus removes piece of underwater camera
Underwater photographer Joe Kistel was diving off Jacksonfille, Florida for the nonprofit artificial reef organization TISIRI on July 6th when he found a curious octopus. The octopus was so curious in fact that it came right up to the camera and disassembled a key piece of the underwater housing.
Anchovy school near Scripps pier in San Diego
The largest school of anchovy, that scientists have seen in more than three decades, formed off La Jolla Shores in San Diego, California last week. Scientists are unsure why the anchovy are schooling in such large numbers this year.
- Fisherman receiving backlash for mako shark catch off CA (via )
- Whale deaths to be minimized as shipping lanes moved (via )
- DIVE magazine’s June issue is available to download (via )
- Issue 27 of African Diver is now available to download (via African Diver)
- EU plans to reform fishing policies to end exploitation (via )
- Think Tank launches the “About a Photography” video… (via )
- Issue 28 of the The Underwater Journal available to download (via )
- Basking sharks avoiding Scotland’s cooler waters (via )
- BBC revisits Final Cut Pro X (via )
- Canon produces its 90 millionth EF lens (via )