Von Wong: Shark Shepherd
As usual, Ben Von Wong’s latest photo shoot has gone viral, but this time the resulting image was for a good cause, sharks. Together with Shark Stewards, Von Wong is supporting a petition to create a Malaysian shark sanctuary with his image, Shark Shepherd. The fantastic underwater image required many hands and many hours to create what appears to be a woman and two sharks digitally manipulated to be in the same frame.
Inon ships carbon fiber telescopic strobe arms
Inon are shipping their new telescopic carbon fiber strobe arms. Available is 3 overall lengths, the arms can be extended or retracted underwater to provide different lighting options. In addition, Inon are offering two sizes of buoyancy floats that can be attached to the arms.
Leica announces waterproof camera
Leica has announced the Leica X-U, which is being marketed as the company’s first “underwater” camera. It is actually waterproof to 15 meter (45 feet) without a housing and is equipped with a 16.5 MP APS-C sensor. It has a fixed Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens with a the close focusing distance of 20 centimeters (8 inches).
Borneo from Below: Symbiosis
Borneo from Below’s latest weekly episode is now online. This week features the subject of symbiosis and the underwater creatures around Borneo that participate.
Seacam announces housing for Sony A7 II S/R
Seacam has announced their new housing for the Sony A7 II R/S mirrorless camera. The housing is the first of the company’s compact range of housings for mirrorless cameras. It features full compatibility with Seacam’s port system, as well as electronic strobe triggering with the option of an optical trigger with dual fiber connection.
Subal announces housing for Nikon D5
Subal has released images of their new housing for the Nikon D5 camera. At present, details are not yet available, but it will be available in Subal standard color or black, white, red and blue as an option. The images depict it being equipped with fiber optic ports and electrical ports for strobe triggering. This suggest that it will be compatible with their TTL converter.
Nauticam announces housing for Sony FHD-5 monitor
Nauticam has announced their housing for the Sony CLM-FHD5 HD monitor. The monitor has HDMI input and offers magnification and peaking to assist critical focus as well as false color and level marker for exposure. The housing has a waterproof HDMI cable system and is compatible with a wide variety of battery packs.
Late availability: Bahamas tigers, hammerheads and dolphins
We have a very few spaces available on our 2016 Bahamas shark trips. We will be diving with hammerheads and dolphins in Bimini from 4 to 9 March and then tiger, lemon and Caribbean reef sharks at Tiger Beach from 9-14 March. These venues provide the most amazing photographic opportunities and an underwater experience that you will never forget!
- Hawaii criticizes WA shark cull (via )
- 1956 message in a bottle from oceanographer just found (via )
- MV Kalabia - the floating classroom in Raja Ampat (via )
- New jellyfish species washes ashore in Tasmania (via )
- First fish removed from endangered species list (via )
- New JPG format rivals RAW for quality (via )
- Nikon looking at 4K video on its SLR cameras (via )
- The Japan Times questions the legitimacy of the Taji dolphin… (via )
- The February 2014 issue of DIVE magazine is available to download (via )
- Great Barrier Reef sediment dump approved (via )