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Panasonic announces the GH5 camera Photo

Panasonic announces the GH5 camera

Panasonic has announced the specifications of their LUMIX GH5 mirrorless camera at the CES Show. It has a 20.3 MP sensor with a new Venus image processor and a native ISO of up to 25,5600. It also offers a 6K 30 fps “burst mode” for action shots. Perhaps more notably, it offers video at 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p with internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording.

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Ikelite announces vacuum kits Photo

Ikelite announces vacuum kits

Ikelite has released two vacuum leak check systems for their housings. Both are self install, one has a valve suitable for 1/2 inch holes and the other, 3/8 inch. The kits include a pump with a gauge and the necessary tubing. Ikelite is also offering all the parts separately.

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NOAA consults on oceanic whitetip protection Photo

NOAA consults on oceanic whitetip protection

NOAA has proposed that the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) be offered protection by being listed as a “threatened species”. The proposal is currently open for public consultation, with comments being solicited electronically via the Federal Register announcement. The deadline for comments is 29 March 2017. Image from Shutterstock.

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Tagged:news, noaa, oceanic white tips
Issue 94 of UwP Magazine available Photo

Issue 94 of UwP Magazine available

Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) has kicked off 2017 by releasing issue number 94. Featured are reviews of the Canon 1Dx MK11, Fantasea housings, and a revisitation of older home-built housings. In terms of life, Jack Perks highlights UK freshwater fishes while the locations visited are the Poor Knights in New Zealand and Paim Beach, Florida. Parting Shots are by Alex Mustard and Dan Bolt.

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Nauticam announces housing for Hassleblad H4D and H3D Photo

Nauticam announces housing for Hassleblad H4D and H3D

Nauticam has announced their NA-H4D housing for the Hasselblad H4D/H3D digital medium format camera systems. It features Nauticam’s two stage shutter release, A customizable lever on the right hands side for AEL or focus functions and multi direction pad on the left for image browsing and menu function access.

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New Year’s greetings to the Wetpixel Community Photo

New Year’s greetings to the Wetpixel Community

All off us at Wetpixel wish everyone celebrating the Gregorian New Year a very happy New Year. 2016 has been another amazing year in the Wetpixel community largely due to the amazing willingness of people to share their skills, time and experience so freely. May 2017 bring you amazing encounters, hassle free travel, phenomenal light and safe diving!

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Scientists determine fish are magnetic Photo

Scientists determine fish are magnetic

In a study recently published in Current Biology, scientists from the University of Oldenberg in Germany have determined that fish use magnetic fields to find their way back to their birthplace. Consistent experiments show that the larvae of Doederlein’s cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus doederleini, will swim south south-east after being thrust into the ocean’s currents. However, when scientists applied a magnetic field to tanks of newly hatched larvae, and then adjusted it by 180-degrees, the fish adjusted their direction every time.

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National Geographic and NPS explores inside the well preserved USS Arizona Photo

National Geographic and NPS explores inside the well preserved USS Arizona

Archaeologists from the National Park Service and photographers from National Geographic have just completed a 10-day expedition to document interior portions of the U.S.S. Arizona that have previously not been seen since the ships’ sinking in 1941. The 608-foot long battleship sits in 40-feet of water and is one of the most well studied shipwrecks, but sections within the ship have been unreachable until now.

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Tagged:news, pearl harbor, uss arizona
Call for Entries: UPY 2017 Photo

Call for Entries: UPY 2017

The Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest is making its final call for entries for the 2017 competition. This year it offers 11 categories, including one for the Underwater Photography Book of the year. The deadline for entries is 2 January 2018, with the results due to be announced in early February.

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Tagged:call for entries, news, upy2017