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X-Ray Magazine issue 66 is available Photo

X-Ray Magazine issue 66 is available

Issue 66 of X-Ray Magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue is diving in the Bosphorus Strait, British Columbia’s freshwater interior, India’s Andaman Islands; Micronesia’s Yap and the sea lions of Los Islotes. Also included are articles about Bimini Shark Lab, lighting for underwater photography and a profile of photographer Tina Christiansen.

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RGBlue announces image magnifier Photo

RGBlue announces image magnifier

RGBlue has released a magnification system that enlarges the view of a camera’s LCD screen. The magnifier uses “light condensing lens technology” to overcome the loss in magnification caused by water contact with the lens. The company has also released a micro flex arm to mount the magnifier.

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Issue 84 of Underwater Photography Magazine is available Photo

Issue 84 of Underwater Photography Magazine is available

The May/June edition of Underwater Photography Magazine is available to download. It includes reviews of the Nauticam CMC, Saga Dive Fiber Optic Ring Flash, Vivid Housings Leak Sentinel and the G7 X compact camera. In terms of marine life, it has images of a thresher shark birth S and giant Australian cuttlefish. Featured locations include Cuba, the Mergui Archipelago and Wakatobi.

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Sea&Sea announces housing for Sony a7 Mark II Photo

Sea&Sea announces housing for Sony a7 Mark II

Sea&Sea has announced their housing for the Sony a7 Mark II mirrorless camera. In addition, the company is supply a conversion ring that will allow the use of NX ports as well as the standard ML ones. The MDX-a7II is compatible and can be supplied with the internal Optical YS-Converter which converts the camera’s electrical flash triggering into an optical signal.

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National Geographic uses new deep ocean camera Photo

National Geographic uses new deep ocean camera

Getting footage of the deep ocean and its inhabitants can prove to be time consuming and extremely expensive. National Geographic mechanical engineer, Alan Turchik, has adopted the methods used by oceanographic research scientists to film deep water animals much more economically than using a manned or unmanned ROV.

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Apple patents underwater photography image editing tools Photo

Apple patents underwater photography image editing tools

In a move that should be of note to underwater photographers, Apple has patented underwater photography image editing tools. The editing tools aim to color correct for the underwater color loss of foreground subjects independently while retaining the blueness of the water itself.

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Sealux ships housing for Panasonic HC-X1000 Photo

Sealux ships housing for Panasonic HC-X1000

Sealux is shipping their housing for the Panasonic HC-X1000 4K camcorder. Constructed of aluminum, it features a 5 inch rear display and all-mechanical controls. It has interchangeable front ports and although it is supplied with a flat port, it can be fitted with a dome if required. It has internal close-up and ND flip filters.

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Second ever pocket shark described Photo

Second ever pocket shark described

Scientists have just discovered the second specimen ever collected of a small shark known as a pocket shark. The first pocket shark (Mollisquama parini) was discovered in 1984 off the coast of Peru. This second species was inadvertently collected by scientists in the Gulf of Mexico studying sperm whales.

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