Kongsberg Digital Camera Housing - 250m Depth Rating Photo

Kongsberg Digital Camera Housing - 250m Depth Rating

The maritime company Kongsberg Simrad is now offering a digital still camera housing for deep diving work.  This 5-megapixel housed camera system is rated for 250 meters. According to the manufacturer: “The oe14-308 is a digital still colour camera ruggedly designed for use by the commercial diver.  When used with the dedicated flashgun (oe11-342) flash synchronisation is achieved via an optical link.”  We’re not sure which camera the housing is designed for, but since it uses a 1/1.8 inch CCD and 38 - 114mm lens we can probably guess.

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Hornby Island: Instrumented Steller Sea Lions Photo

Hornby Island: Instrumented Steller Sea Lions

For the last five years I’ve been traveling to Hornby Island, BC to dive and play with the Stellar sea lions that migrate there during the winter months to wait to feed on the annual herring spawn. They are an incredibly friendly bunch who are accustomed to divers visiting and interacting with them.

This year we ran into one special pup who appeared to be “instrumented”...

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London International Dive Show (LIDS) 2005 Photo

London International Dive Show (LIDS) 2005

“The London International Dive Show (LIDS) is the first big dive show of the year in United Kingdom. One would have thought that the near Artic conditions and inches of snowfall in London would have deterred all but the most hardy from attending. This was not however the case. The crowds gathered in large numbers at the Excel exhibition centre yet again to attend the largest LIDS show to date with over 250 exhibitors offering all manner of diving and diving related services…”

Also in the article are photographs of Hugyfot’s HFN D70 Delrin Housing for the Nikon D70.

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Ikelite Olympus C-7070 Housing Photo

Ikelite Olympus C-7070 Housing

Ikelite wrote us to inform us that the Olympus C-7070 camera fits into their existing C-5060 housing by simply peeling off a rubber bumper.  This makes a nice migration if C-5060 camera trouble is ever experienced.  Ike’s Olympus housings also provide conversion circuitry, allowing real Olympus TTL control for Ikelite SubStrobes.

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Subal CD1D Housing for Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II Photo

Subal CD1D Housing for Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II

Tom Stephens takes readers through his first trip with a Subal CD1D Underwater Housing for the Canon 1D/1Ds Mk II digital SLR.  Includes notes on packing, assembly, ergonomics, and first impressions.  Also includes a few of Tom’s underwater images taken in Tobago.

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Ocean Optics of London is moving

Ocean Optics, one of the world’s best known underwater camera shops, is moving (although not very far) to new premises in Central London (UK). Ocean Optics, specialists in underwater photography since 1976, are the UK dealers for Subal, Nexus, Inon and Subtronic.

Steve Warren of Ocean Optics told Wetpixel “We are delighted (and excited!) to announce that we are moving to new premises on London’s Strand. This expansion for Ocean Optics is much overdue and will provide us with much more space for properly displaying and demonstrating our equipment ranges.”

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