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Review: Spyder5 monitor calibration system Photo

Review: Spyder5 monitor calibration system

As underwater image makers, we often ignore the devices that we use to store and edit our imagery on. Color management is a key ingredient in ensuring that images look their best, both on screen and in print and key ingredient in this is the calibration of monitors to ensure that they accurately reflect colors. Datacolor has just released their Spyder5 monitor calibration system, and Wetpixel has been able to test it.

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Lembeh macro with a Nikon D750 Photo

Lembeh macro with a Nikon D750

Wetpixel member Fabian Schorp presents his experiences of shooting macro on the full frame Nikon D750 SLR camera. Fabian got the camera just before his trip to the Lembeh Straits in Indonesia, so also provides some important information for those planning to visit the area in term of equipment selection and shooting technique.

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Field review: Inon GoPro accessory system Photo

Field review: Inon GoPro accessory system

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a field review of Inon’s GoPro accessory system. It features a cage mounting system, two wet conversion lenses, arms and lights. The review was carried out at Tiger Beach during the Wetpixel Tiger Sharks Expedition.

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Field Review: Nikon D750 and Nauticam NA-D750 Photo

Field Review: Nikon D750 and Nauticam NA-D750

Wetpixel’s Associate Editor, Alex Mustard presents a very comprehensive review of Nikon’s new D750 full frame SLR and the Nauticam NA-D750 housing. Alex was able to take the first housing off the production line with him during one of his recent Red Sea workshops. In terms of the camera, Alex looks at its AF system, image quality, sensor performance and dynamic range.

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Review: Nauticam 140mm dome port by Alex Mustard Photo

Review: Nauticam 140mm dome port by Alex Mustard

Wetpixel Associate Editor, Alex Mustard has just returned from a week in the Egyptian Red Sea, where amongst the things, he was able to test the new Nauticam 140mm dome port. The dome is designed for use with fisheye lenses and full frame cameras. In his review, Alex discusses not only this dome’s performance, but also some general pointers about dome port use and selection.

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Review: Seacam strobe adaptors Photo

Review: Seacam strobe adaptors

Adam Hanlon reviews a Seacam adaptor that allows Seaflash 150 strobes to be used with a wide variety of housings. Amongst other things, the adaptor allows the strobes to be used in TTL mode with Nikon cameras and also to be used with housings that have only one bulkhead available for strobe triggering.

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Review: Reikan FoCal Pro AF calibration software Photo

Review: Reikan FoCal Pro AF calibration software

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of Reikan FoCal Autofocus fine tuning software. High resolution digital cameras tend to show any flaws that are present in the lens, and minute differences in manufacturing tolerances in both lenses and cameras can result in sub optimum results. Calibration software can be used to correct these idiosyncrasies, and FoCal offers a fully automated solution.

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Wetpixel Nikon D810 review Photo

Wetpixel Nikon D810 review

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of the underwater performance of the Nikon D810 SLR camera. The camera was released on 17 July, and Adam was fortunate enough to get hold of one to use on the Wetpixel Whale Sharks expedition later that month. The review is neither conclusive nor concluded, so please check back regularly for updates as he carries out further testing.

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Review: CM custom strobe diffusers Photo

Review: CM custom strobe diffusers

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of CM custom strobe diffusers. These provide smooth even illumination and a superb quality of light, and are available for many popular strobes. Adam used both wide-angle and macro versions extensively during the review

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Review: Lightroom for the Underwater Photographer Photo

Review: Lightroom for the Underwater Photographer

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of Doug and Lorenza Sloss’s tutorial series entitled “Lightroom for the Underwater Photographer.” This comprises over 15 hours of lessons, split into 68 individual videos and covers virtually every facet of using Lightroom to manage and process digital images and video. The tutorials can be loaded onto most devices, including iPads, iPhones, Macs or PCs.

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