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Laura James: Underwater 360° cameras and Insta360 review Photo

Laura James: Underwater 360° cameras and Insta360 review

Laura James presents a round-up of the desirable features of current underwater 360° cameras and housings, along with a review of the Insta360 camera in its dive housing. In general, Laura finds that the Insta360 is a good choice, although this should be seen within the parameters of it being relatively inexpensive.

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Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints Photo

Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints

Wetpixel presents a review and guide to getting the best from underwater images when printing on metal. Bespoke metal print house, Shiny prints provided a metal print and Wetpixel has reviewed the process of ordering from the company and the quality of the prints they produce. As a special benefit to the Wetpixel community, Shiny Prints are offering a 30% discount on member’s first orders.

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Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 2 Photo

Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 2

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon also presents a review of the Loupedeck photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. He has used it to process a large number of images taken during the Wetpixel Whale Sharks trip as well as for processing images from two other large shoots. He found that the device made image editing more visual, which helped the creative process.

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Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens Photo

Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens

Wetpixel presents a comprehensive review of the performance of the Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens. Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon has shot extensive test sessions with both FX and DX cameras in the pool, as well as in fresh water in the UK. Associate Editor, Alex Mustard had the lens for a week or so in the Red Sea, and adds his thoughts and imagery from the trip to the review

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Field Review: MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L Photo

Field Review: MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L

Wetpixel reviews the MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L camera backpack. It “is designed for the traveling photographer ferrying large camera bodies and telephoto lenses in and out of airports and deep into the world’s most remote places.” It does double duty as a carry-on compatible travel bag with a fully fledged backpack on the trail. It has a “proper” carrying system which can help manage the weight of equipment that underwater image makers drag around on there travels.

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Review: CineBags Underwater Dome Port Pouches and Tool Bags Photo

Review: CineBags Underwater Dome Port Pouches and Tool Bags

In late 2016, CineBags Underwater released a series of pouches specifically designed to protect lens ports and other underwater imaging equipment in transit. The range includes pouches for different sized dome and macro ports, housing carriers/portable rinse tanks and tool bags. Wetpixel was able to test their Jumbo Dome Port and Tool Pouches, along with the company’s Neoprene Work Mat during recent trips.

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Field Review: UWTechnics External Optical TTL Converter Photo

Field Review: UWTechnics External Optical TTL Converter

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of the UWTechnics External Optical TTL converter. Suitable for any housing that has an M14 port, the converter converts the electronic flash triggering signal from a camera’s hot shoe to an optical signal that can be used to fire strobes via a fiber optic cable. The review was carried out during the Gulen Nudibranch Safari. The converter can be used in both TTL and manual modes

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Preview: Retra Strobe by Alex Mustard Photo

Preview: Retra Strobe by Alex Mustard

Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard has provided a preview of the forthcoming Retra strobe. Any new strobe release is big news in the underwater imaging world and Retra has set out to produce an innovative new product. Alex was able to test a working prototype during his recent trip to the Bahamas.

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Book Review: Secrets of the Seas Photo

Book Review: Secrets of the Seas

Wetpixel reviews Callum Roberts’ and Alex Mustard’s book “Secrets of the Seas: A Journey into the Heart of the Ocean”. This large format, visually impressive book features some amazing imagery, but also weaves a tale about the oceans’ history, present conditions and some thoughts about their possible future.

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Review: Vivid-Pix Scuba Picture Fix Photo

Review: Vivid-Pix Scuba Picture Fix

A review of Vivid Pix Scuba Picture Fix app. This app is designed to simplify and streamline the process of editing images captured underwater. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon puts it through its paces.

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