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Bali will be plastic bag free by 2018 thanks to these sisters Photo

Bali will be plastic bag free by 2018 thanks to these sisters

Bali is set to ban all plastic bags on the island by 2018, and it is all thanks to teenage sisters, Melati and Isabel Wijsen. The sisters were inspired by learning about great leaders who made a difference in the world. They brainstormed and came up with a plan to ban plastic bags, and the resulting ocean litter, in Bali.

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TH Swiss announces Irix 15mm lenses Photo

TH Swiss announces Irix 15mm lenses

TH Swiss has announced the Irix lens family. The first product is a manual focusing 15mm f2.4 lens. It is available in Nikon F, Canon EF and Pentax K mounts and in two models: Irix Blackstone, which is fully featured and has a Al-Mg body and the Irix Firefly which is lighter. The lens offers an 110° FOV and focuses at 0.28m (0.92ft).

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Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat Photo

Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat

Simon Pridmore and Tim Rock have released a new guide book on Raja Ampat, Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat & Northeast Indonesia. The book features more than 100 diving and snorkeling sites throughout the region, 240 color images, travel advice and Indonesian diving terms. The latest release is volume 5.

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Nauticam announces a6300 housing Photo

Nauticam announces a6300 housing

Nauticam has released details of their new housing for the Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. The NA-6300 is compatible with both the WWL-1 wide angle wet lens and CMC macro conversion lens as well as a wide range of port options. It features Nauticam’s “cold water” shutter release trigger and port locking system. Strobe triggering is via fiber optic or electrical (additional bulkhead required).

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Underwaterphotography.com 2016 winners Photo

Underwaterphotography.com 2016 winners

Underwaterphotography.com just announced the winners of its 2015 entrants. Over 6,000 images were entered in 17 different categories. The underwaterphotography.com Wold Champion this year was given to Terry Steeley, who had the most consistent and complete portfolio from the year according to the website.

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Tagged:2016, news, underwaterphotography.com
Atomos ships Shogun and Ninja Flame Photo

Atomos ships Shogun and Ninja Flame

Atomos has announced new versions of their Shogun and Ninja monitor recorders. The Flame series resolves HDR brightness details and the monitors have a brightness of 1500 nits (as opposed to 400 nits in the current models). Both models have built in armor protection and can take twin batteries. Control is still primarily via touchscreen.

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Sony a6300 not recommended for broadcast video Photo

Sony a6300 not recommended for broadcast video

The Sony a6300 has elicited a lot of excitement for its advanced video specifications. These include Super 35 sensor, internal 4K recording, HD recording at 50mbps and S-Log 2 and 3 gammas. Newshooter have submitted the diminutive camera to EBU tester Alan Roberts to see if it would stack up as a broadcast option. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the results were disappointing and the camera cannot be recommended for producing broadcast quality footage.

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Tagged:ebu approval, news, sony a6300
Thai Dive Sites Closed Photo

Thai Dive Sites Closed

Thai PBS reports that 32 dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea have been closed to divers “to allow officials to check the sea temperatures for fear that sea warming may lead to coral bleaching”. Temperatures of 29.2°C (84.56°F) and 31°C (86°F) have been recorded at depths of 1.3m (4ft), which is significantly higher than normal. (Image from Shutterstock.

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Tagged:coral bleaching, news, thailand
New app: Hedge for Mac Photo

New app: Hedge for Mac

Hedge for Mac is a new app that is designed to import data from still or video cameras. It can import multiple streams simultaneously and automatically verifies copies to ensure that they are all bit for bit perfect. It is available as a free version that limits the user to two simultaneous streams or a subscription based version that gives an unlimited number of streams.

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Inon announces Color Filter Set for GoPro Photo

Inon announces Color Filter Set for GoPro

Inon has announced the release of their color filter set for GoPro housings. The set includes three different filters that are designed for the GoPro HERO4, HERO 3+ and the HERO 3. The filters are designated for green water, shallow water and deep water and are inserted within the GoPro’s housing, allowing the use of correction lenses.

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