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Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: My first photographs Photo

Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: My first photographs

In those week’s episode of underwater photographer Norbert Wu’s favorite images column, he tells the story of how he came to be an underwater photographer, and shows us some of the first images he took. They were shot with a Nikonos IV and feature macro images of a spotjaw blenny (Acanthemblemaria rivasi).

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Review: Nikon FX wide-angle lenses Photo

Review: Nikon FX wide-angle lenses

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of most of the available rectilinear wide-angle lens choices for Nikon full-frame camera. The aim is to evaluate individual lens’s performance underwater, but also for this to be a reference for those seeking information about lens choices. As other test lenses come available, the tests will be added to, so please keep checking back for updates

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The Hydrous: Producing 3D Models Underwater Photo

The Hydrous: Producing 3D Models Underwater

Yasmeen Smalley presents an introduction to the uses and techniques of 3D photogrammetry as a scientific tool for measuring coral reefs and assessing environmental impacts on them. An non-profit organization, the Hydrous has used the technique to map coral reefs in Hawaii, the Solomon Islands, the Maldives, Guam and Palau.

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Stop press: Housing compatibility update Photo

Stop press: Housing compatibility update

Wetpixel has spent the day at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. There will be full report to follow, but during the show, we were able to do some testing in terms of housing compatibility with the new models from Nikon and Canon.

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Tagged:5dr, 5ds, article, d7200, housings
Choose your weapon: SLR versus video cameras for filmmaking Photo

Choose your weapon: SLR versus video cameras for filmmaking

Filmmaker Jonathan Bird has written an article suggesting that people re-evaluate the use of SLR cameras for filmmaking. He points out that there are significant drawbacks in doing so, particularly underwater, and that there are very good video camera alternatives available. The article is meant to create discussion and debate, so we have created a topic on the Wetpixel forum for this to spread over on to.

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Test: Optical performance of Nikonos 15mm, flat and dome ports Photo

Test: Optical performance of Nikonos 15mm, flat and dome ports

Inventor, manufacturer and filmmaker Pawel Achtel shares his tests of the performance of cinema lenses behind flat and dome ports as well as the use of the Nikonos 15mm wide-angle lens. They were tested using a RED Epic camera in 5K mode, shooting Spatial Frequency Response charts underwater with the camera held in a rigid frame to ensure repeatable results.

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Howard Hall: Tagging - a celebration of science? Photo

Howard Hall: Tagging - a celebration of science?

Filmmaker Howard Hall explores the issues around the tagging of marine creatures for scientific research. Whilst the technology and data that tagging programs can provide is amazing, are the studies in the animals or the researchers best interests? Is the proliferation on tagging programs really giving us the scientific data we need to protect the creatures, or are we damaging the very animals we seek to protect with them?

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Close to home: Allison Vitsky Sallmon and Andy Sallmon Photo

Close to home: Allison Vitsky Sallmon and Andy Sallmon

Allison Vitsky Sallmon writes about her encounters with, and some of the issues around, diving with large whales whilst diving her “home turf” of Southern California. The article is accompanied by her, and her partner, Andy Sallmon’s images. She relates, for the first time, the actual events that occurred when an inflatable boat on a whale photography tour was overturned by the whales which perhaps emphasizes how vulnerable large cetaceans are to interference by human actions.

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What makes for a great black and white image? Photo

What makes for a great black and white image?

In response to the ongoing black and white challenge currently running on Facebook, Wetpixel posed the question : “What makes a great black and white image?” to a group of eminent underwater photographers. Software now makes for simple mono conversions, but the art of choosing the right image and converting it correctly is much harder to understand. What follows is the definitive guide to creating beautiful black and white underwater images.

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