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Sea&Sea announces housing for EOS 5D Mark IV Photo

Sea&Sea announces housing for EOS 5D Mark IV

Previewed at DEMA, Sea&Sea has announced their MDX housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The new housing offers levers for important controls, dampers to ensure that the command dial controls do not slip and the shutter release tension is adjustable. The MDX-5D Mark IV is compatible with Sea&Sea’s Optical YS Converter (in manual mode only currently), ports and viewfinders.

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Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder Photo

Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder

Sony has announced the FS7 Mark II camcorder. It has the features of the original FS7, but adds electronic ND filters, a lever lock E-mount and “mechanical design improvements” It records to an XQD card and Sony has also announced a 256GB version, which allows for 45 minutes recoding at 4K 60P.

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Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide party at DEMA 2016 Photo

Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide party at DEMA 2016

Join Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide for our annual DEMA underwater imaging party. It will be held on Thursday 17 November on the rooftop of the Westgate Hotel. As always, it is likely to be busy event and it has a well deserved reputation for being the best DEMA party!

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Whale shark encounter database helps scientists track largest fish Photo

Whale shark encounter database helps scientists track largest fish

A whale shark database, known as Wildbook for Whale Sharks, is helping scientists track and study the largest fish in the sea. Marine biologist Brad Norman developed the online database as a way to recruit the help of schoolchildren, divers, fisherman, and tourists to learn more about the mysterious fish. Through more than 36,000 encounters posted to the database, 7,000 whale sharks have been tracked around the world.

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Aquatica ships AD5 housing for Nikon D5 Photo

Aquatica ships AD5 housing for Nikon D5

Aquatica are shipping their housing for the Nikon D5. It provides access to Fn1, Fn2 and Pv controls and is optimized for video, including a specially designed lens gearing system. ISO is controlled via a quick lever and the Live View lever has been repositioned.

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Nikon announces the D5600 SLR camera Photo

Nikon announces the D5600 SLR camera

Nikon has announced the D5600 SLR camera. It is an entry level model, featuring a DX 24.4MP sensor with a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. It does not have a built in lens focusing motor so lens choices for underwater use are unfortunately limited.

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GoPro recalls all Karma drones Photo

GoPro recalls all Karma drones

GoPro has issued a recall notice for all 2,500 Karma drones sold since they were released a little over two weeks ago. It was discovered that a few of the drones can lose power and fall out of the sky. So far no one has been injured.

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Fantasea announces RX100 Mark V compatibility Photo

Fantasea announces RX100 Mark V compatibility

Fantasea has announced that its existing polycarbonate FRX100 IV housing is fully compatible with the new Sony RX100 V camera. Housing features include access to all “essential” camera controls, an integrated electronic leak detector and an M67 port adaptor to allow the use of accessory wet lenses.

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New app helps find airport wifi Photo

New app helps find airport wifi

As underwater image makers, we tend to spend more than our fair share of our lives marooned in transit. Often, part of this is spent trying to be productive by getting online. A new app, WiFox created by travel blogger Anil Polat provides a crowd sourced list of free wifi networks in airports worldwide to assist with this.

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