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Canon announces the EOS 70D Photo

Canon announces the EOS 70D

Canon has announced its release of the EOS 70D SLR. Positioned as a mid-level camera, it features a new APS-C 20.2 megapixel sensor with enhanced low-light performance and a native ISO range of 100-12800. It is also equipped with Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF phase detection autofocus and a new DIGIC 5+ image processor. For video, it will shoot 1080p full HD video up to 30 fps in either ALL-I or IPB codecs.

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Federal government denies protection to great white sharks Photo

Federal government denies protection to great white sharks

The U.S. Federal National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has declined to protect great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) off the coast of California under the Endangered Species Act. This was despite there being significant scientific evidence that the Californian populations consists of less than 350 animals. (Image from Shutterstock)

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Tagged:environment, great white sharks, news
Lionfish found at depth off Florida Photo

Lionfish found at depth off Florida

The submersible Antipodes has just found significant concentrations of invasive lionfish (Pterois sp.) at depths of between 100 and 265 ft off Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The fish are very efficient predators and since 1985, when they were first sighted in Florida, have been out-competing native species for prey.

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Cenderawasih dive resort forced to close Photo

Cenderawasih dive resort forced to close

Reports are coming in that Ahe Dive Resort, Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia has been forced to close by the West Papua provincial government. Ahe was owned and operated by the local West Papuan community and was known for proving tourists with access to the interactions between local fishermen and whale sharks. (Photo from Shutterstock)

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Sony updates its top-end compact cameras Photo

Sony updates its top-end compact cameras

Sony has announced upgrades to its top-end compact cameras. The RX100 II has an 20.2 megapixel back-illuminated APS-C Exmor sensor, which gives superior low light performance. It also now has a “multi interface hot shoe and HD filming in 24p/25p. The full frame sensor RX1 has been changed to the RX1R by having its low pass filter removed, giving superior details.

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Three new Asia-Pacific airlines ban shark fin as cargo Photo

Three new Asia-Pacific airlines ban shark fin as cargo

Three new Asia-Pacific based airlines have promised to ban shark fin as cargo on their planes.The latest airlines to agree to a shark fin cargo ban are Asiana, Korean Air, and Air Pacific (Fiji Airways). These airlines join Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand in their ban of shark fin on flights. (Image from Shutterstock).

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Tagged:airline cargo, news, shark fin ban
Scientists describe new species of orca Photo

Scientists describe new species of orca

A study in the journal Polar Biology has described a new species of orca that has been discovered off the coast of New Zealand. The whale has been classified as Orcinus orca Type D and is characterized by a very small white eye-patch and bulbous forehead.

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Google+ Hangout: Backing up your Photos Photo

Google+ Hangout: Backing up your Photos

Wetpixel Publisher Eric Cheng has taken part in a 2 hour-long Google+ Hangout all about back up strategies for photographers. He joined Trey Ratcliff, Scott Jarvie, Dave Veffer, John Pozadzides, Peter Adams, and Scott Kublin for an extensive discussion. It includes the use of physical and cloud based storage, network attached versus direct attached drives and workflow based issues. (Image from Shutterstock).

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Crumplepop on FCP X’s success Photo

Crumplepop on FCP X’s success

In an article on the company’s blog, Final Cut Effects designers Crumplepop’s co-founder Gabe Cheifetz has written an interesting view on Apple’s NLE Final Cut Pro X (FCP X). Crumplepop’s sales of Effects for FCP X were strong right from the program’s release, which contradicts the apparent industry-wide spurning of it. He also notes that FCP X’s “remarkable Effects architecture” has spurred the creation of a new crop of plugin developers to add new and exciting options to the app, which simply would not have been possible with previous iterations of FCP.

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R.I.P. Hans Hass Photo

R.I.P. Hans Hass

Hans Hass, underwater filmmaker and diving pioneer, died last weekend aged 94 in Vienna. He was perhaps the original creator of the niche underwater filmmaking with his 1951 film, “Adventure in the Red Sea,” being one of the first films to make the underwater world observable to all. During his long career, he published 32 books, produced 73 films and was awarded numerous accolades.

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