INON Announces D-100 Optical Converter
[Note from Eric: This is the same optical converter we saw at DEMA briefly before it was yanked due to patent issues with another company (unresolved). It looks like it may never hit the market in the States, so if you want one you may have to source it from a Japanese vendor.]
Wetpixel Announces Bi-Monthly Photo Contest
Hello, readers. I'm excited to announce a new photo contest here at Wetpixel.com. If you have time, please forward the entire press release on to anyone you think might be interested (friends, local underwater photography societies, mailing lists, etc.)!
San Francisco, March 22, 2004 - Wetpixel.com, a website dedicated to the sharing of information about digital underwater photography, has announced a new bi-monthly underwater photography contest for both digital and scanned film images, which will compete on even footing for significant prizes donated by sponsors Aquatica, Pictopia, Ikelite, Gates Housings, Ultralight Control Systems, Marine Camera Distributors, and INON America. Contests will run every two months, and at the end of the calendar year, grand prize winners will be chosen and awarded prizes valued at more than $5,000 USD! Entering the contest is completely free.
Ikelite Control Enhancement
"Since spring loaded buttons are the norm now on most digicam housings, Ikelite has implemented a feature to keep these buttons functioning over the course of a housing's lifetime. When I received my new Ikelite EOS 300D housing I noticed an extra little "flushing hole" alongside each spring loaded control. This larger diameter hole doesn't go as deep as the actual control hole, but allows you to pump more fresh water down into the tight area these little controls inhabit during a post-salt water dive rinse. A seemingly simple idea, I think shows they're constantly refining features on their products."
MCD INON Z-220 Filter Holder
Kodak accounces DCS Pro SLR/c
HANNOVER, Germany, March 18 - Providing professional photographers with a choice of lens mounts on its new digital SLR cameras, Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c - a digital camera compatible with the popular CANON EOS lens mount. It offers the same superior resolution, broad ISO performance and extended burst depth found in the acclaimed KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/n digital camera built on a NIKON F-mount and introduced in February, 2004.
More photos with Nikon 10.5mm fisheye
Aquatica D70 Housing Prototype
Ocean Brite/Equinox Digital Rebel Housing
Light & Motion announces Tetra C5060
The Tetra 5060 is a compact housing that provides access to most camera controls and the LCD screen for instant feedback and accurate subject composition. Multiple lens options are available including a wide angle lens that delivers 95 degrees of coverage, and a wetmate macro underwater changeable lens system.
The Tetra 5060 includes the newest version of the ROC strobe controller. The new ROC features a double flash exposure system that monitors and duplicates the camera pre-flash and actual flash sequence with compatible strobes. ROC also allows for full manual exposure and provides for 12 manual adjustments on most TTL compatible strobes.