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Just Posted: Inon D-2000 Review Photo

Just Posted: Inon D-2000 Review

At DEMA 2004 here in Houston, Mark Rupert from Inon America took a few minutes to explain the functions of their new D-2000 Strobe. This is an optically-triggered only strobe, meaning there is no place to connect an electronic sync cord. It is specifically targetted at the underwater consumer camera photographer using a Canon, Olympus, or Nikon OEM housing, and wanting automatic flash exposure control. Inon Japan leant Wetpixel some equipment to review and test, as there is a lot of interest in the D-2000 and many questions about how well it works.

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Sigma 150mm Macro - Test Photo Mini Review Posted

Sigma just released a new macro lens called the 150mm f2.8 APO DG HSM (it's quite a mouthful) at a price of $600. I purchased this macro lens based on advice from Wetpixel moderator Craig Jones. It uses an ultrasonic motor for focusing, so FTMF is possible, and it's also an internal focusing lens, so the front doesn't rack out. I believe it is the fastest macro lens at this focal length and working distance. Since I have two 8 megapixel cameras, one with a 1.25x cropped sensor, and one with a 1.6x cropped sensor, I decided to take some test photos to see what the lens is cabable of.

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Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO DG EX

Sigma just released a new macro lens called the 150mm f2.8 APO DG HSM (it's quite a mouthful) at a price of $600. I purchased this macro lens based on advice from Wetpixel moderator Craig Jones. It uses an ultrasonic motor for focusing, so FTMF is possible, and it's also an internal focusing lens, so the front doesn't rack out. I believe it is the fastest macro lens at this focal length and working distance. Since I have two 8 megapixel cameras, one with a 1.25x cropped sensor, and one with a 1.6x cropped sensor, I decided to take some test photos to see what the lens is cabable of.

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Ocean Images: Dolphin Housings Photo

Ocean Images: Dolphin Housings

Thanks to Jim Bullit from OceanBrite for letting us know that Ocean Images has just released the new Dolphin Housing for the PANASONIC GS150, GS200, GS250 & GS400 3-Chip MagicWire Camcorders. The Dolphin Panasonic Housing brings electronic controls and a wide open LCD screen to the Panasonic Housing market for the first time!!! The Camcorder fits snugly in the Housing, reducing excess space and keeping the Housing size and weight to a minimum. This Housing allows the user full use of the LCD display on the Camcorder. The clear acrylic rear closure plate provides a full view of the Housing interior and the Camcorder' LCD display.

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Ikelite 20D Housing with eTTL2 Converter Photo

Ikelite 20D Housing with eTTL2 Converter

This review is a concise test of the Ikelite eTTL2 conversion circuitry in a real-world dive scenario. The equipment used was a Canon 20D with 100mm macro lens, an Ikelite housing for the 20D, maunal focus capable flat port, and dual DS125's with a dual eTTL sync cord.

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Big Blue Squid - Contest

Big Blue Squid, Ireland's first dedicated underwater camera shop has put up a reward of over £500 worth of camera equipment and prizes for the ‘capture’ of the killer of the rare White Dolphin...

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Proper Dome Size and Placement

Hi eveready, following a tread on dome optic/clown fish in the gallery section, Jean Bruneau and CeeDave aka Chris came up with this diagram. His textual approach to this complex phenomenom is one of the best, so I have contributed my illustration talent to his talentuous text. hope you enjoy,.

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Beneath the Sea 2005 Winners Posted.

Congratulations to Wetpixel members Kasey Kanton, Linda Cline, Larry Oberlander, Rand McMeins, Istvan Juhasz and James Wiseman for their winning entries in the Sea 2005 Photo and Video competetion (apologies if I've left any members out). The winners of the Beneath the Sea 2005 Worldwide Photo/Video Competition will be shown at the Saturday Night Film Festival during the weekend of Beneath the Sea's Ocean Adventure and Travel Exposition, March 18th, 19th, and 20th , 2005, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. I have received an email from Robert Schrager with the winners - click on this item to view the full results.

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Wetpixel Redesign

Hello all. Wetpixel will migrate to a new server and design in a matter of weeks (goals: speed, simplicity, and scalability). All content will migrate over except for forum attachments, private messages, and (probably) avatars. It is unfortunate that forum attachments will be lost, but I will get the old Wetpixel running on a subdomain so you can retrieve them if you need them.

Because we have changed the way logins work, everyone will be required to go through the new "Lost Password" procedure on the new server. In order to make sure this all goes smoothly, please take the time now to make sure the e-mail address in your Wetpixel profile is accurate!

Stay tuned! You'll have a few days notice once we kick off the server migration.

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