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Strobe tests: Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2 Photo

Strobe tests: Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2

Wetpixel offers the long awaited and definitive test of the Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2 strobes. Carried out over the past 6 weeks in the UK and in Egypt’s Red Sea, each strobe has been cycled several thousand times and used in as wide a variety of situations as possible. Inevitably, there will be some questions that remain unanswered so ,to discuss the results and the strobes further, check out the thread in the Wetpixel forum.

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Field Review: CineBags CB27 Lens Smuggler Photo

Field Review: CineBags CB27 Lens Smuggler

One of the questions that recurs frequently in the Wetpixel forums is about getting ridiculous amounts of camera gear to remote destinations. Airlines are making it more and more difficult to travel with significant amounts of photographic equipment. The CineBags CB27 Lens Smuggler is designed to help professionals get their critical gear safely to the destination, whilst attempting to avoid the eagle eyes of the airline employees. Wetpixel was able to review the bags effectiveness during several recent trips.

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Review: SAGA Trio macro lens system Photo

Review: SAGA Trio macro lens system

SAGA are shipping their Trio macro lens. It is essentially a housing containing +5 and +10 lens elements, which can be actuated via two levers. Attached via an M67 thread, the Trio offers 4 magnification options. Wetpixel were able to test the lens system during their macro workshop in Indonesia and the Gulen Nudibranch Safari.

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Field Review: Nauticam NA-D500 housing Photo

Field Review: Nauticam NA-D500 housing

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a field review of the Nauticam NA-D500 housing. He was able to use the housing for over a month during the Wetpixel Raja Ampat Expedition and Wetpixel/Alex Mustard Macro Workshop in Indonesia as well as subsequently in the UK.

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Alex Mustard: Nikon D5 First Thoughts Photo

Alex Mustard: Nikon D5 First Thoughts

Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard shares his first impressions of the flagship Nikon SLR camera after a few shoots in testing UK conditions. Alex has also shared a gallery of his images taken with the D5 during his testing on Wetpixel’s Full Frame. It is important to note that this article represents some of his thoughts about the new camera, rather than a fully fledged review.

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Review: Seacam Vacuum Test system Photo

Review: Seacam Vacuum Test system

Vacuum housing systems have become de rigueur over the past couple of years, with almost all the major housing manufacturers offering them as either standard fitment, or as an option. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon reviews Seacam’s new Vacuum Test system, including both DIY installation and use in the field.

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Review: Canon Powershot G7 X by Alex Tattersall Photo

Review: Canon Powershot G7 X by Alex Tattersall

Wetpixel Industry member, Alex Tattersall of Nauticam UK presents a review of the performance of the Canon Powershot G7 X compact camera after a trip using it in Lembeh. He highlights the issues that the camera’s lens configuration presents for underwater use, but finds that it is capable of providing excellent image quality in a very small package

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Review: GoPro Professional Guide to Filmmaking Photo

Review: GoPro Professional Guide to Filmmaking

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of the new GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking. The cameras are now ubiquitous, and are an almost standard part of the scuba diver’s equipment. Unfortunately perhaps, the widespread availability of the cameras has not always resulted in an improvement in the films being presented! The new guide will help those new to video to capture, create and shape amazing films

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Preview: Panasonic Lumix GX7 underwater Photo

Preview: Panasonic Lumix GX7 underwater

Peter Rowlands, editor of UwP magazine, kindly offers us his thoughts and insights about the new Panasonic GX7’s underwater performance. During the DEMA show earlier this month, Nauticam were able to supply him with a prototype housing and he spent a day at Crystal River with the camera and housing.

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