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Gates announces Sony F717 housing

Gates Underwater Products announces the availability of the Sony F717 Digital Still Housing. The F717 is the sibling to the highly successful Gates F707 housing. Available in standard and pro versions, the F717 has several lighting options including NiteRider HID video lights or the Gates F1000ES dedicated flash unit, which is directly and actively controlled by the Sony DSC-F717 camera. Now with the F717, underwater photographers have a third option -- using any Nikonos-compatible underwater strobe unit. Owners of Nikonos-compatible strobes can connect them with the new F717 housing and receive flash synchronization from the Sony DSC-F717 camera.

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Light & Motion Tetra 5050

Light & Motion continues their innovation in underwater digital photography with the introduction of the Tetra 5050 for the 5 megapixel Olympus 5050 digital camera. The Tetra 5050 has all the proven features and reliability of previous models plus the addition of the newest ROC strobe control system. The new ROC system features a double flash exposure system that provides TTL type exposure control as well as 12 manual power settings o­n most TTL strobes. The Tetra 5050 makes getting that perfect shot a lot easier. [tetra page at light & motion]

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Sealux CD 100

Once again, Digideep has useful information about a newly announced housing. The CD 100 is a new Nikon D100 housing by German manufacturer Sealux. From Digideep's website: "Special features of the CD 100 are an optional "grand viewfinder" and a housing for Nikon's SB-80DX flash with an integrated pilot lamp. Interesting for everyone seeking a true TTL solution for the D100, which just skipped the Nikonos TTL protocol for the sake of many photographers who already owned Nikonos TTL compatible strobes." [more about this housing at at Digideep]

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