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Aquatica A300 Reviewed by Herb Ko Photo

Aquatica A300 Reviewed by Herb Ko

Aquatica was very kind to rush ship me the A300 housing so I would have it in time for my Thailand trip while they continued work on a few details. I reconfigured the shutter release before spending a couple of wonderful weeks diving the Similan Islands with it.

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Gates announces new Canon GL2 / XM2 / XV2 housing Photo

Gates announces new Canon GL2 / XM2 / XV2 housing

San Diego, CA - July 9th, 2004 - Gates Underwater Products, the global leader in reliable underwater housings, is pleased to announce the availability of a new housing for the Canon GL2 / XM2 / XV2 cameras. Compatible with Fathom Imaging ports, the GL2 / XM2 / XV2 housing is another fine member of the Gates family of professional-grade underwater video systems providing fine creative control of marine images.

The GL2 / XM2 / XV2 includes many Gates hallmark traits, including reliable fingertip mechanical controls, durable

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POTW Rehash

Hey, guys. Sorry for the delays in getting the POTW running in a more timely fashion. Wetpixel moderator Herb Ko has agreed to help us out with running the POTW, so things should be smoother in the future. Thank you, Herb!

Also, there seems to be some confusion in POTW rules. I've changed the wording to: "Submitted images cannot be prior competition or Wetpixel POTW winners. Any one person may win up to $90/year in POTW prizes. Feel free to enter the POTW as many times as you want, as long as you do not submit images that have already won."

As long as you haven't won too many major competitions, you are free to participate in the POTW as much as you'd like to, with one caveat: you can't win more than $90 in POTW prizes per year (3 wins). If this happens, we'll probably select two winners for the week in question and award the prize to the second winner.

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Subal’s new GS Viewfinder Photo

Subal’s new GS Viewfinder

Berkley White of Backscatter (a Wetpixel sponsor) sent us images of Subal's new GS Viewfinder:

"Here's a pic of Subal's new GS Viewfinder (180 style). We will begin receiving them on D70 and 1Ds/MkII housings in a few weeks as a $960 option. The Subal Digital Rebel housing will have a new back option, but the Nikon D100 housing may or may not have an upgrade available."

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Sensational Seas DVD Production Photo

Sensational Seas DVD Production

PRESS RELEASE: "Jacksonville, Florida - July 4th, 2004 - New World Publications is pleased to announce the DEMA premiere of Sensational Seas, a collaborative collection of exciting, unexpected, and spontaneously fun underwater images...

"REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) - a nonprofit group of volunteer recreational divers who document marine life and population trends -- will receive all proceeds."

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Monterey Shootout 2004 Photo

Monterey Shootout 2004

Film Festival - Seminars - Contest, Aug 13th - 15th, 2004

At the 10th annual Monterey Shootout, over 150 underwater photographers will gather for a weekend of seminars, shooting and socializing.  The divers will have 24 hours to shoot their best and compete for over $15,000 in prizes.

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Sea and Sea DX-D70 A Review by Rich Todd Photo

Sea and Sea DX-D70 A Review by Rich Todd

What a great opportunity! I was in Guayaquil , Ecuador with a D70 and instruction book flying out to Galapagos the next day. I had planned to use my newly acquired Nikon D70 for topside shots, when Eric called me from Houston 's Seaspace. SEA & SEA distributor Underwater Camera Pros ( http://www.underwatercamerapros.com/ ) would provide for review a brand new DX-D70 housing to put through the paces.

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