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RAW vs JPEG

As the RAW format becomes widely available, many digital shooters wonder if this format is “better” than shooting JPEG - of course, “better” often depends on the circumstances. This short column will describe the difference between the two formats and pros and cons of shooting one versus the other.

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Correcting Wideangle Distortion

Wide angle pictures frequently suffer from distortion. Fortunately there is a software fix for this problem called PanoTools. Contributor Peter Schultz explains how to use this powerful tool.

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Ocean Brite and Equinox Housings

Ocean Brite Systems and Equinox Underwater Products are proud to announce the pending release of new, affordable housing for the Canon EOS 300D, the Nikon D70, the Canon Powershot Pro 1, the Nikon Coolpix 8700 and the Olympus C8080Z Digital Cameras.

The Housings will become available as the cameras become available in the USA market, the first being the Canon 300D Digital Rebel Housing, with shipments commencing in April 2004.

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Site Additions (Short URLs, etc.)

Hello, readers. I've been working hard tonight, and have completed a few updates to Wetpixel's feature-set:

1) Digideep POTW Syndication
2) Affiliate Links
3) User Interface Tweaks
4) Short URL Implementation

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Aquatica D100 w/Nikon 10.5mm Photo

Aquatica D100 w/Nikon 10.5mm

Aquatica's Jean Bruneau gives his first impressions of the Nikon 10.5" fisheye lens (with Nikon D100 and Aquatica D100 housing). *UPDATE* - March 15, 2004 - Photos from under the ice, by Jean Bruneau.

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Whalesharks wanted

We would like to spread the word about a public call to photographers for helping to protect the biggest fish on earth. In Jan 2004 sharktrust.org lined up together with Project-A.W.A.R.E to start tracing the migration routes of whale sharks. These routes maintain yet unknown and are essential for enforcing the protection of this lovely species.

If you have photos of a whale shark, you can help! All you have to do is to send a copy to sharktrust.org or Project-A.W.A.R.E, and quote the place and date you took the picture.

Scientist are going to match the dot pattern with other photos from their database to identify the shark.  The dot pattern o­n the whale shark is unique as a human fingerprint The more submissions are forwarded to scientists, the more precise the estimation of the migration routes is going to be.

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