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DIVE celebrates 20 years Photo

DIVE celebrates 20 years

DIVE magazine is celebrating its 20 year anniversary with the issue of a special print edition. In keeping with its “20” theme, the special edition features the 20 top diving spots, 20 best wrecks, Douglas Seifert’s 20 favourite images and 20 contributors favourite moments in diving. The new edition also marks DIVE’s return to print publishing, with a quarterly print edition being launched.

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Sony announces the FS5 compact 4K camcorder Photo

Sony announces the FS5 compact 4K camcorder

Sony has announced the FS5 compact Super 35mm 4K camcorder. It features an e-mount allowing it to be used with sony α and E-mount lenses as well SLR lenses with an adaptor. The FS5 has built in ND filters and 10-bit 4:2:2 full HD 240fps High Frame Rate, with no sensor cropping.

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Sony announces the α7S II camera Photo

Sony announces the α7S II camera

Sony has announced the α7S II full frame mirrorless camera. Its 35mm 12.2 megapixel image sensor and an upgraded BIONZ X image processing engine offer a native ISO range of 100 – 102400. It can record video in full 4K at 100Mbps and utilizes information from all te pixels, as well as 1080 at 120fps. In S-Log 3 gamut it offers 14 stops of dynamic range.

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Shark sanctuaries announced around Dutch Caribbean islands Photo

Shark sanctuaries announced around Dutch Caribbean islands

Over 8,500 square miles of shark sanctuaries have been declared surrounding the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire and Saba. The announcement was made on September 2nd by Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma. The sanctuaries are only the 11th and 12th of their kind in the world and will also include marine mammal protection. (Image from Shutterstock )

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National Geographic Magazine bought by 21st Century Fox Photo

National Geographic Magazine bought by 21st Century Fox

In a deal worth over $725 million, the National Geographic Society has sold a majority shareholding to media mogul, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. This now means that National Geographic magazine will now combine with the Fox-owned National Geographic TV channels. The rationale for doing so is in order to to increase the amount of money available for investment into its science, research and education programs. The magazine has been a non-profit organization for 127 years.

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Anilao: Biodiversity and dive guide launched at DRT Show Photo

Anilao: Biodiversity and dive guide launched at DRT Show

Carlos Trabal has announced that his new book “Anilao Biodiversity and Dive Guide” will be launched at the DRT Show. This book shows the great biodiversity in Anilao waters with more than 350 pictures from contributing international underwater photographers with the aim of helping snorkelers and scuba divers to have a quick reference of the most common marine species that one can encounter while diving and taking underwater stills and video footage around Anilao.

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FIX ships the Neo Aquavolt Mini 5000 video light Photo

FIX ships the Neo Aquavolt Mini 5000 video light

FIX has announced their latest Neo video light. The Aquavolt Mini 5000 offers a maximum output of 5000°K controllable via 4 steps and 55 minute burn time. It has a beam angle of 100° and the batteries can be swapped. Lastly, the light weighs only 565g.

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Canon develops 250 megapixel sensor Photo

Canon develops 250 megapixel sensor

Canon has announced that it has developed a CMOS sensor with approximately 250 megapixels. This has been achieved by advanced circuit miniaturization and signal processing technology allowing the digital information to be moved from the sensor quickly. In fact, it will shoot video at 5fps. Canon see the sensors application in industry and security applications, although the press release also mentions “the field of visual expression.”

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Sea&Sea announces the MDX-EM5 Mark II housing Photo

Sea&Sea announces the MDX-EM5 Mark II housing

Sea&Sea has announced their housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II mirrorless camera. The MDX-EM5 Mark II housing can be used with the Olympus supplied FL-EM3 flash unit to provide fiber optic strobe triggering. It is compatible with the company’s magnifying viewfinders, and has three grip options.

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