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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."
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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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DEMA This Week

Everyone in the dive industry is running off to the DEMA (Dive Equipment & Marketing Association) show in Las Vegas this week. Wetpixel will be there too - wandering around and getting the latest info for you o­n underwater digital camera products. If you are there and happen to recognize Eric or Dave at the show, pull them over and let them know you wetpixel (Dave is the really tall o­ne). Also please check out a sponsor booth, Marine Camera at Booth #1800B (Showing the New Nexus D100 Housing!). And don't forget to check out all the manufacturers that make wetpixel possible.

First update: Eric's People Journal We're still working o­n the equipment/booth overview, and hope to have that up by the end of the weekend! In the meantime, talk about it in our forums!

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Forum software replaced!

The old forum software (which served us fairly well in Wetpixel's infancy) has been retired! A new, more powerful forum has been set up in its place. This o­ne scales well with users.

It's worth noting that the old forum had 844 topics, 4555 posts, and 484 members at retirement time. You guys rock!

*UPDATE* User accounts and messages have been migrated over from the old forum.

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Gates - Howard Hall and Brian Skerry, at DEMA

John Ellerbrock, of Gates Underwater Products, wrote us to inform us of a book signing event with Howard Hall and Brian Skerry at their DEMA booth 1701A&B. The current schedule is Wed, Oct 23rd, between 2-4pm and Thurs, Oct 24th, between 10:30-12:30pm.

"We are very pleased to host the respected Howard Hall and Brian Skerry for a book signing event," comments John Ellerbrock, President of Gates Underwater Products. "The new wave of digital underwater photographers will find the tried and true tenants of ["Successful Underwater Photography"] an instant classic."

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