Video: Living Isle
Off the coast of Honduras is a chain of islands known as Cayos Cochinos. The islands have been recognized as a vital portion of the Meso-American Reef and are now protected as a marine sanctuary where commercial fishing is banned. However, the Garifuna people have been living and fishing there since the 18th century and continue to be allowed to do so to this day.
Video: Amanda Cotton Behind the Lens
Underwater photographer Amanda Cotton, in conjunction with Lee Burghard of Wild Shutter Imaging has posted a short film of her in action during a shoot. In the film she explains her motivation in shooting images: “I like to try and tell a story with my images, to show a connection between the person and the environment they find themselves in. The bond between a human being and nature….”
Sony announces new lenses
Sony has announced a series of new lenses and converters. For underwater use, these include the FE 90mm f2.8 macro, the FE 28mm f2 wide-angle, two new wide-angle converters and two fisheye converters.
Video: Wakatobi Part 2 by Earth Touch
This week’s Earth Touch’s World Oceans episode features more footage from Wakatobi. It includes footage of the rare and very camera shy blue-faced angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon), some unusual sea fans and hundreds of different species of fish congregating around vividly coloured corals.
Why starving sea lion pups are showing up on California beaches
So far this year over 900 starving sea lion pups have washed ashore in the state of California. This number is four times as high as what rescue centers normally see and scientists believe it is a result of warmer water.
Sea&Sea announces the MDX-7D Mark II housing
Sea&Sea has officially announced their housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It is compatible with the company’s internal YS converter and its control levers have been re-designed for better ergonomics. It has two fiber-optic bulkheads as well as the option of Nikonos and HDMI connections.
Nikon announces the D7200 SLR camera
Nikon has announced their D7200 DX format SLR camera. It has a 24.2 megapixel sensor, no low -pass filter and the EXPEED 4 processor. Native ISO range is 100 to 25,600 and it has a “51-point autofocus array powered by a new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500II DX high-density system”. Video is available at 1080 at 30/25/24p and 1080 at 60/50p in 1.3x Crop Mode. It looks like the D7200 may fit into some existing housings, for more info, please see the thread on the Wetpixel forum.
Results: Our World Underwater 2015
The results of the 2015 Our World Underwater photography contest have been announced. Jointly hosted by Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide, the winners will share some $50,000 in prizes and the kudos of being placed in the world’s premier underwater imaging contest. Congratulations to Anthony Berberian for his stunning winning image which won the Macro Unrestricted category and was awarded Best in Show. Similarly, congratulations to all the winners, particularly to the many members of the Wetpixel community in the placings.
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