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Olympus announces new 8mm fisheye and 7-14mm wide-angle lenses Photo

Olympus announces new 8mm fisheye and 7-14mm wide-angle lenses

Olympus has announced the release of two new micro 4/3’s lenses. The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO has a minimum focus distance (MFD) of 7.5cm (3”) while the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm Fisheye PRO has an MFD of just 2.5cm (1”). This should make both these lenses significant for underwater imaging. Olympus has also announced a lens port for the fisheye for use with the OM-D E-M5 or OM-D E-M1 underwater housings.

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Oceano Profundo expedition discovers two new deep sea creatures Photo

Oceano Profundo expedition discovers two new deep sea creatures

During the third leg of the expedition Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs, scientists explored the deep sea off Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. What made this expedition unique was the high-definition video that was live streamed to land based scientists all around the world. This allowed real time input from top experts that were not able to join the expedition and lead to suggestions and guidance as if they were on board the ship.

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Spaces available on Wetpixel Whale Sharks expedition Photo

Spaces available on Wetpixel Whale Sharks expedition

Due to a cancellation, we have two spaces available on our Ultimate Whale Sharks trip that is running from 07/26/2015 to 08/01/2015. The trip, led by Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon and underwater filmmaker Cristian Dimitrius, will provide amazing imaging opportunities at one of the most spectacular underwater events. Previous years have reliably enjoyed hundreds of whale sharks in a dense conglomeration.

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FIX ships the Neo 3000 video light Photo

FIX ships the Neo 3000 video light

FIX is shipping their Neo 3000 video light. Offering 3000 lumens with a spread of 100°, the light features interchangeable batteries and output that is variable in 1% increments. The batteries can be externally or internally charged as required and burn time is 55 minutes at full power.

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Video: Confluence - man and sharks by Monty Halls Photo

Video: Confluence - man and sharks by Monty Halls

UK television presenter and marine biologist, Monty Halls, presented a talk entitled “Confluence - the turbulent relationship of man and shark” at the TEDxVilnius event in late April. In it, he describes the changes that he has observed in the oceans over the two decades of his lifetime and the prospects for the marine environment if the current industrial scale eradication of sharks is continued. (Image by Simon Rogerson)

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