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Call for entrants: 2016 Monterey Shootout Photo

Call for entrants: 2016 Monterey Shootout

The Monterey Shootout is being held at Monterey, California from 26 to 28 August. The event will include the Backscatter Party and seminars from eminent underwater photographers. It is organized by the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society and the $25 entry fee gives access to the contest, Backscatter party and the seminars.

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Ikelite announces housing for D500 and port system Photo

Ikelite announces housing for D500 and port system

Ikelite has announced their new housing for the Nikon D500 camera along with a whole new port mounting system. Available is three versions, the housing is made of Ikelite’s white ABS-PC and has a redesigned zoom/focus knob and AF ON lever. The new port mount is a press-fit O ring sealed system that eliminates water from entering the housing during port changes and accommodates large diameter lenses.

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From underwater model to underwater photographer Photo

From underwater model to underwater photographer

FStoppers just published an article about underwater model and underwater photographer Kristina Sherk. Sherk is well known for her collaborations with Chris Crumley as mermaid model. However, lesser known is that she is an accomplished photo editor and recently dove into the world of underwater photography herself.

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Nikon announces entry level D3400 SLR camera Photo

Nikon announces entry level D3400 SLR camera

Nikon has announced the D3400 SLR camera. It features a 24.2 megapixel DX CMOS sensor with a native ISO range of 100-25600. It is equipped with SnapBridge Bluetooth technology and has an improved battery life over that of its predecessor. Nikon’s entry level cameras offer limited lens compatibility and since there is no fisheye lens option, the D3400 is of limited use for underwater imaging.

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Brooks Institute to close in fall after 70 years Photo

Brooks Institute to close in fall after 70 years

The well known and regarded Brooks Institute has announced plans to close its doors on October 31st of this year. The Ventura, California based school was one of the few places that offered higher education in the field of underwater photography.

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Sony releases details of X-OCN RAW format Photo

Sony releases details of X-OCN RAW format

No Film School has posted details of Sony’s new X-OCN RAW file format. It offers a compromise between file size and quality that Sony say is visually identical to F55 RAW footage. It will be available in “both ST (Standard) and LT (Light) versions, with LT coming in at about 1/3 the data rate of traditional RAW for the same settings.”

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The UK’s tallest mountain is underwater Photo

The UK’s tallest mountain is underwater

Scientists have just returned from a deep sea exploration of four underwater mountains off the west coast of Scotland. The survey is known as The Deep Links project and is a collaboration between Plymouth University, the University of Oxford, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the British Geological Survey. What they found was an underwater realm teaming with life and many species that have yet to be scientifically described.

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Greenland sharks live for over 270 years Photo

Greenland sharks live for over 270 years

Science reports on a new paper cataloging the longevity of Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus). Danish scientists have used the presence of carbon 14 caused by the atom bomb testing on the 1960s to generate a growth curve and radiocarbon dating of eye lens nuclei from 28 female Greenland sharks to reveal that they have a life span of at least 272 years. It is conjectured that some individuals may be 400 years old.

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