Aquatica Working On S2 Pro

In addition to the many inquiries about there current digital product line, visitors to Aquatica's booth at D.E.M.A. 2002 wanted to know when the company would produce an aluminum housing for the Fuji S2. Because of the overwhelming demand, Aquatica's R&D department has begun work o­n a housing design that will accommodate the S2. Like Aquatica's D100 housing, the new design will use the same ports and gears as the Aquatica 90, 100 and F5 housings. The new S2 housing will be ready for delivery in the Spring of 2003. Watch this space,or visit www.aquatica.ca for more details.

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Minolta DiMAGE X Marine Case

Minolta US has announced the availability of the Minolta DiMAGE X Marine Case (we saw the housing at DEMA, and it had been previously announced by Minolta Japan back in May). We have ordered o­ne of these housings, and will post a review at some point in the future.

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Virus, at DEMA 2002 Hilton

Those of you who connected your computers to the Las Vegas Hilton during DEMA should check your computers for viruses! From Tim Baskin, posted o­n the uw-photo mailing list:
Just a little FYI. I was at the Hilton in Las Vegas this last week during DEMA. I logged o­n the high speed Internet offered in the hotel room. Lo and behold I got hit with the first virus I had encountered. It appears it was located o­n the hotel sever and infected any computer the logged o­n that had sharing turned o­n. My mistake. Luckily my virus software caught it in time. Just FYI. (I got a a derivation of the Nimda virus the comes from network connections)

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Ikelite S2 Pro Review

We've just posted a review of Ikelite's Fuji S2 Pro Digital SLR Housing, by James Wiseman: "For a digital shooter who is 'moving up' from a consumer camera to an SLR, there will be a lot to learn but you will also literally laugh with joy o­n your first dive with this setup. The camera's instantaneous response when you press the shutter is like a dream come true."
[read the review]

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Forum Announcements

1. Image uploads now supported!
Forum members may now upload images to our server! Each file is limited to 50Kb, so be sure to downsize your images appropriately. :)

2. James Wiseman, Moderator

Please congratulate James Wiseman (jamesw) who is now a forum moderator! He was gracious enough to volunteer to help us out, and is responsible for more than 20% of the total forum posting volume (1000+ posts, so far!).

3. Introduce yourselves!

In an attempt to build more community here, it would be great to have an overview of who is actually frequenting wetpixel. If you have a minute, please go over to the forums and introduce yourselves (click here to be taken to the introduction thread)!

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Aquatica A5000 Testimonial

Todd Mintz, a frequent wetpixel forum contributor, has written about his experiences with the Aquatica A5000 Housing for the Nikon Coolpix 5000:
"I had read of Aquatica service problems in the past, but I found their service to be excellent. A new owner bought the company roughly a year and a half ago, and he has been working very hard to dispel these past ghosts. Blake kept me updated o­n the progress of the housing's development with both photographs and phone calls, and was more than willing to answer all of my questions. Aquatica's service quality exceeded my expectations."
[full article here]

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