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EPIC Photo Contest 2005 Photo

EPIC Photo Contest 2005

EPIC, the Environmentally-aware Photographic Image Competition is now accepting entries for 2005.

Winners will be announced at the Explorers Club in New York during the Rolex Our World Underwater 2005 Scholarship banquet in April. The North American and European winners will be honored. Entry fees from EPIC are directed to the Our World Underwater EPIC Internship yearly.

The deadline for entries is extended to February 14th, 2005.

Entry forms, rules, and additional further information are available on our website at http://www.epicphotocontest.org or by contacting director Gayle Todd.

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Forum Problem Solved

Hi Folks. We had a day or so of downtime due to the Santy Worm, but we have since fixed the problem. Please let us know if you notice any other corrupted areas of the site!

Happy Holidays!

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Fix Light Review Posted Photo

Fix Light Review Posted

Digital cameras, and especially consumer cameras, have difficulty acquiring autofocus lock in dim lighting. Since light is removed by the water column, in many diving situations, it is beneficial to have a supplementary light source to help the camera focus. A bright focused light source is good for spotting, but it can be a problem as it may show up as a hot-spot in slower exposures. The solution is to use a lamp with a diffuser that spreads out the light in an even pattern. One such light is the FIX LIGHT manufactured by Fisheye in Japan . Wetpixel received this light for review and testing and I am happy to report the results.

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Fisheye FIX LIGHT HG20DX Spotting Light Photo

Fisheye FIX LIGHT HG20DX Spotting Light

Digital cameras, and especially consumer cameras, have difficulty acquiring autofocus lock in dim lighting. Since light is removed by the water column, in many diving situations, it is beneficial to have a supplementary light source to help the camera focus. A bright focused light source is good for spotting, but it can be a problem as it may show up as a hot-spot in slower exposures. The solution is to use a lamp with a diffuser that spreads out the light in an even pattern. One such light is the FIX LIGHT manufactured by Fisheye in Japan . Wetpixel received this light for review and testing and I am happy to report the results.

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Hugyfot Nikon D70 Housing Photo

Hugyfot Nikon D70 Housing

A note in our forums informed us that Hugyfot's new Nikon D70 housing will be ready "in the next few weeks." I would like to Hugyfot's website, but neither hugyfot.de nor hugyfot.com has any useful information.

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Trip Report: Uepi Island Resort Photo

Trip Report: Uepi Island Resort

I've just posted a trip report and review of the Uepi Island Resort, which is located on Marovo Lagoon in the Solomon Islands. Uepi offers fantastic diving with backpacker-style accomodations.

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SEA 2004 Correction

Our apologies for leaving John Durden out of the mentioned Wetpixel members. John won first place in the Novice Print category. Congratulations, John!

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