Ikelite ships housing for EOS M6
Ikelite are shipping their housing for the Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera. Constructed of white ABS-PC, the housing features an updates shutter lever and the “*” button is located under a thumb lever. The housing’s push buttons have been redesigned and the video record is anodized red to increase its visibility.
Imagery captured of world’s deepest fish
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has captured footage and images of Mariana snailfish at a depth of 8,178 m (26,800 Ft) in the Mariana Trench. The imagery was captured in 4K by a compact halal-lander and the fish were baited using mackerel. The first image of the fish was captured at this depth after 17 hours and 37 minutes.
NUPG announces newcomer splash-in
Results of 2017 DUC Shootout announced
The results of the 2017 Durban Undersea Club (DUC) Shootout have been announced. The contest allowed image entries that had been taken in the geographic area from Mozambique to the Cape during the period between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017. Congratulations to overall winner Jean Tresfon and to all those among the ratings.
Issue 28 of Anima Mundi magazine available
Nikon announces the D850 Full Frame SLR camera
Nikon has released the details of the new D850 FX SLR. It features a 45.7-megapixel CMOS sensor married to the EXPEED 5 processing engine. This gives a native ISO range of 64 to 25,600 and a frame rate of 7fps. Autofocus is the 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K systems from the D5/500 and the camera captures full frame 4K UHD at 24/30fps. There is a thread on the Wetpixel forum discussing the new camera.
Paul Allen finds USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, and a search team from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in Washington D.C. found the resting place of the USS Indianapolis last saturday. The wreck is considered the “last great naval tragedy” of World War II. It was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and came to rest more than 18,000 feet below the surface of the Philippine Sea.
Results of Ocean Views 2017 announced
The results of the 2017 Ocean Views imaging contest have been announced. Rather than existing as a stand alone, the competition has been incorporated into the Windland Smith Rice International Awards as a category. A gallery of all the winning and highly honored images has been posted, along with two bonus galleries (1)(2) of images that “* are too stunning to miss*.” Congratulations to overall winner Andy Sallmon and to all the members of the Wetpixel community that are among the placings.
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- Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota two months early (via )
- SwellPro waterproof drone that also floats and films underwater (via )
- Attenborough’s public opposition halts bridge in Borneo (via )
- New video about the BVI artificial reef (via )
- Scientists find live giant shipworm, the unicorn of mollusks (via )
- Fairy shrimp may be underfoot (via )
- Dead sharks washing up on San Francisco bay area shorelines (via )
- New sieve turns seawater into drinking water (via )
- Apple updates Motion to 5.3.2 and Compressor to 4.3.2 (via )