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London International Dive Show (LIDS) 2005 Photo

London International Dive Show (LIDS) 2005

“The London International Dive Show (LIDS) is the first big dive show of the year in United Kingdom. One would have thought that the near Artic conditions and inches of snowfall in London would have deterred all but the most hardy from attending. This was not however the case. The crowds gathered in large numbers at the Excel exhibition centre yet again to attend the largest LIDS show to date with over 250 exhibitors offering all manner of diving and diving related services…”

Also in the article are photographs of Hugyfot’s HFN D70 Delrin Housing for the Nikon D70.

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Ikelite Olympus C-7070 Housing Photo

Ikelite Olympus C-7070 Housing

Ikelite wrote us to inform us that the Olympus C-7070 camera fits into their existing C-5060 housing by simply peeling off a rubber bumper.  This makes a nice migration if C-5060 camera trouble is ever experienced.  Ike’s Olympus housings also provide conversion circuitry, allowing real Olympus TTL control for Ikelite SubStrobes.

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Subal CD1D Housing for Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II Photo

Subal CD1D Housing for Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II

Tom Stephens takes readers through his first trip with a Subal CD1D Underwater Housing for the Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II digital SLR.  Includes notes on packing, assembly, ergonomics, and first impressions.  Also includes a few of Tom’s underwater images taken in Tobago.

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Ocean Optics of London is moving

Ocean Optics, one of the world’s best known underwater camera shops, is moving (although not very far) to new premises in Central London (UK). Ocean Optics, specialists in underwater photography since 1976, are the UK dealers for Subal, Nexus, Inon and Subtronic.

Steve Warren of Ocean Optics told Wetpixel “We are delighted (and excited!) to announce that we are moving to new premises on London’s Strand. This expansion for Ocean Optics is much overdue and will provide us with much more space for properly displaying and demonstrating our equipment ranges.”

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Endless Tweaking

Well, guys, I’ve been doing what seems like endless tweaking on the new design.  Today, I put the diver’s silhouette back into the logo to remind us of what Wetpixel used to be.  I also added a “Last N forum posts” area to the main page, which you can find in the right-hand area under FORUM ACTIVITY.

I have a few more articles to post in my TODO list, and will then be out of town from March 27th until April 28th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please use our contact page.  As always, news and articles should be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), which goes to a list of people who will be able to post while I am gone.

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Boston Sea Rovers 51st Clinic 2005 Photo

Boston Sea Rovers 51st Clinic 2005

After the tremendous fortune of being invited to give a seminar on underwater digital photography last year, I returned this year to give two 3-hour workshops at the 51st Boston Sea Rovers Clinic, held as usual at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Unlike the wonderful weather we had last year, this year’s clinic was held buried in snow—just before the arrival of a massive New England winter storm.

On the evening of Friday, March 4th, the speakers, sponsors and Sea Rover members assembled at the Gamble Mansion for a party. The Sea Rovers Clinic is known for attracting household names in the industry, and this year’s event was no different…

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Fuji S3 Pro - 10-stop dynamic range Photo

Fuji S3 Pro - 10-stop dynamic range

DPReview has posted a review of the Fuji S3 Pro, the successor to the popular S2 Pro, which many underwater photographers used for Nikon-mount lens and TTL strobe compatability.  The S3 Pro has done away with TTL compatibility, but claims to offer a greater dynamic range than cameras have using traditional sensors.

Phil says, “The S3 Pro’s unique selling feature, its extended dynamic range, really does exist and does work. We measured up to 10 stops of dynamic range in the camera’s “Wide 2” mode…”

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