Gates ships Sony PC350 video housing Photo

Gates ships Sony PC350 video housing

Gates is now shipping their new housing for Sony's PC350 digital camcorder, which will also snap 3 megapixel still imgaes. The PC350 also features a "hybrid" LCD, which enables the viewer to frame and playback video even under high contrast conditions (or so the marketing literature states).

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Manta Network Photo Contest Photo

Manta Network Photo Contest

The Manta Network Photo Contest and Exhibition will contain visually stunning images of manta rays to entertain, educate and inspire an appreciation for these magnificent creatures from competing professional and amateur underwater photographers and videographers from around the world. More than a fundraising event, the photo and video competition will assemble a collection of images to aid our scientific understanding of Manta birostris and related Mobula rays. It will also publicize the need for action to protect and conserve an important species.

Free registration required for entry. Deadline is the end of 2004.

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ScubaCore Issue 2 Photo

ScubaCore Issue 2

ScubaCore wrote us to let us know that issue 2 of their DVD magazine is shipping.

ScubaCore Issue 2 features in-depth Dive Portraits of Truk Lagoon with its famous WWII wrecks aboard the Truk Odyssey, diving in a marine preserve on Bonaire, a trip to the Cay Sal Bank with the Nekton Rorqualand a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Wakatobi Dive Resort.

In the Reports section, an interview with photographer Eric Cheng, a chat with representatives of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and NOAA, and a feature on Amoray Dive Resort in Key Largo, one of the hidden gems of Florida diving.

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Sensor Brush and Sensor Clean

Brian Skerry wrote me yesterday about a product announcement/review at RobGalbraith.com that I'm definitely going to check out. Those of you out there who use digital SLRs know that dust is a big problem.

Rob Galbraith writes: "The Sensor Brush and its companion Sensor Clean liquid/swab combo, from Canadian company Visible Dust, are the first products of their type we

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Dome Theory

Wetpixel user Julian Scheunemann ("Jolly") shares a bit of the theory behind underwater dome and diopter optics. This article is technical.

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New INON housing supports Photo

New INON housing supports

Inon America is now stocking new AD Bayonet Mount Bases and fiber optic kits for the Nikon WP-CP1 and WP-CP2 housings, Fijufilm WP-FX701 housing, and Olympus PT-024 housing. The Mount Bases securely attach to the housings to provide stable attachment points for various accessories.

For more information, see Inon's website:

Nikon CP1 & CP2 Housing Support [Press Release] [News Release]

Fujifilm FX701 Housing Support [Press Release] [News Release]

Olympus PT-024 Housing Support [Press Release] [News Release]

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