SUBIOS: Seychelles International UW Festival
SUBIOS is Seychelles’ annual underwater festival celebrating the underwater world, through a range of diving and snorkeling activities, and creating awareness with evening programs of film, video and slide presentations by acclaimed local and international guest speakers.
As part of the festival there are also underwater film and photography contests. the Photography and Videography contests run year round, and are open to entries from around the world…
Light & Motion Stringray III Housing for Sony HC21, HC32, HC42
Light & Motion announces the ultra compact Stingray III housing for the latest Sony MiniDV cameras HC21, HC32 and HC42. Nearly half the size of the original Stingray the super compact Stingray III offers all of the same features of the full size model.
INON D-2000 S-TTL: Official Explanation
Our “Slave TTL for Digicams” article written by contributor Julian Scheunemann has elicited an official reply from INON Japan:
“Our latest D-2000 strobe employs dramatically advanced technology comparing to existing underwater strobes. Please let us take this opportunity to show a part of our technology used to the D-2000 for deeper understanding of the product for D-2000 owner and better understanding for future D-2000 owner.”
Continue reading for the full article.
Sony HDR-FX1 and Sony HVR-Z1J HDV Underwater Housings
The Sony Handycam HDR-FX1 and Sony HVR-Z1J HDV camcorders are causing huge waves in underwater digital video, and for the first time, moving images in high definition can be captured by a consumer camera in 1080i. Here is a round-up of the underwater housings available for the HDR-FX1 and HVR-Z1J. Instead of consolidating specs and pricing, we’ve just linked to their respective sites.
Ikelite’s 8-inch dome port
Ikelite now offers a genuine Aquatica 8” dome port fitted with a special base plate for use with their housings.
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iPod Camera Connector
Gizmodo has published a photo of the soon-to-be-released $30 iPod Camera Connector. I hope it’s fast! The old “innovative” Belkin Media Reader for iPod was so slow that it was unusable.
Of course, if you are using your iPod for what it was originally designed for, it may already be full. Still, it could be a good backup in the event of notebook failure while travelling as a photographer.
Hot topic on the forums: Nikon D2x
As part of the new, improved Wetpixel, we plan to post news items about the hot topics in the discussion forums. We hope that these will make the forum content more accessible to a larger number of members.
A current hot topic at Wetpixel is Nikon’s new DSLR, the D2x. Released within the last week, this new 12.4MP camera has been the cause of much debate and excitement in the DSLR Forum. Threads vary from comparisons of this camera with existing models, to discussion of various housing options and even just general excitment of folks who have received or are waiting to get their hands on it!