Nauticam Introduces Housing for Canon EOS-R50
Nauticam is accepting pre-orders for their housing for the Canon EOS R50 with the RFS 18-45mm lens. In a departure from previous designs, the NA-R50 has a fixed port with a bayonet mount that can accommodate water contact optics. The fixed port makes for very compact housing. Strobe triggering utilizes the camera’s built-in flash via fire optic bulkheads.
Retra Announces Voice Control Firmware
Retra has announced that they have developed full voice control for their Retra Pro Flashes in a significant technological leap forward. With the new firmware, photographers can now adjust the flash’s output by simply talking to it, or by asking it questions.
Call for Submissions: ADEX Ocean Gallery 2023
ADEX is calling for submission to their 2023 Ocean Gallery. This is billed as the world’s largest digital photo gallery with 3000 images. The display will be featured during the 2023 ADEX show in the Sands Center, Singapore from 31 March to 2 April.
Call for Entries: UN World Oceans Day Contest 2023
The United Nations are soliciting entries to the tenth World Oceans Day Photo Contest. Categories include: No Time To Waste, Putting the Ocean First, The Wonderful World of Tides, Ocean is Life, Big and Small Underwater Faces, and Underwater Seascapes. The deadline for entries is 23 April, with the winning images being announced at the UN on 8 June during the World Oceans Day celebrations.
UN Agrees High Seas Treaty
The BBC reports on the passing of the High Seas Treaty by the United Nations last week. The agreement aims to add 30% of the planet’s high seas into marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2030. The new MPAs will only allow activities within these areas but only “provided they are consistent with the conservation objectives.”
Wetpixel Live: Winning Images of UPY 2023
Alex and Adam discuss a selection of the winning images from the 2023 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. As is the case with these reviews, they provide a critical review of what they like (or dislike) in each image and attempt to explain the reasons for the image’s success.
March/April Edition of UwP Magazine Available
Issue 131 of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is available to download. It has articles about the UPY 2023 and Wetpixel/DPG Masters winners and reviews of the Marelux SOFT Pro snoot by Kate Jonker and Sony strobe triggers. Great White sharks and Hanifaru e are featured, along with Baja and Sulawesi.
Reef ID Books Releases Guide to Marine Worms
Reef ID Books has released a pictorial guide to marine worm species. It has over 820 color images and over 440 plus species, some unique to this book, from an extensive geographical area. It is available as a cross-platform eBook, a paper book and an Apple iBook.
- Canon Releases firmware version 188.8.131.52 for EOS R5 C (via )
- Canon Announces updates firmware for C300 and C500 Cinema cameras (via )
- Nikon updates Z6 and Z7 firmware to version 3.5 (via )
- Nikon updates Z9 firmware to version 3.0 (via )
- Panasonic GH6 firmware version 2.2 is available (via )
- Blackmagic Design updates DaVinci Resolve to 18.0.3 (via )
- Nikon D7500 firmware update version 1.11 released (via )
- Topaz releases DeNoise AI to v3.7 (via )
- Black Magic updates DaVinci Resolve to 18 beta 5 (via )
- Capture One announces version 15.3.0 (via )