Issue 92 of Underwater Photography magazine available
Underwater Photography Magazine issue 92 is now available to download. It features articles about the Galapagos, wreck diving in Portugal, whale sharks and the Lembeh Strait. Equipment reviewed includes the Olympus TG Tracker, Zeiss 18mm and Zen DP-200, Nauticam WWL-1 buoyancy collar and cap, Nikon D500 and Ikelite a6300 housing.
Canon announces the C700 Digital Cinema Camera
Canon has announced a new flagship 4K digital cinema camera. The C700 is modular and has 2 sensor options, a Super 35MM 4.5K on the C700 AND C700 PL or a Super 35mm 4K with a global shutter on the C700 GS PL. All versions will record XF-AVC2 and ProRes. Both EF and PL mount lenses are supported.
Canon introduces the XC15 4K camcorder
Sony announces full frame 50mm macro lens
Subal ships housing for 5D Mark IV
Subal are shipping their housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. It features all the standard Subal features and is compatible with Subal’s existing viewfinders and ports. In addition, there is a new 30° prism finder that gives a better viewing angle of the camera’s LCD screen. It has two accessory and two fiber optic ports.
FStoppers review of the Lume Cube
FStoppers has published a review of the Lume Cube, a continuous LED lighting cube that is waterproof down to 100 feet. The Lume Cube has a color temperature of 6000K, 10 different light level settings and can be used as an optical strobe. The light itself can fit in the palm of your hand or be mounted to a camera as small as a GoPro.
Sea&Sea discontinues the YS-250 strobe
Sea&Sea has officially discontinued their large YS-250 PRO strobe. A long time favorite of many underwater photographers, the company has not announced plans to release a replacement model. Some retailers have residual stocks and spare parts, but these are likely to be snapped up pretty quickly. The strobe’s proprietary battery packs tend to be a weak point, perhaps an enterprising individual will be able to build an aftermarket alternative?
Celebrating International Whale Shark Day
30 August is International Whale Shark Day. It is sad to note that this is the first such day since its inception that these amazing animals have ben classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Research suggests a decline in population numbers of between 40 to 92% over the past 75 years. The reasons for this are all human caused: Overfishing, catch as by-catch in net fisheries and ship strike count as the most pertinent causes.
- Porpoise protection ‘insufficient’ (via BBC)
- The Bite of Justice: Man Sentenced for Killing Shark (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Underwater Video with an iPhone (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Extinction: Beyond dinosaurs and dodos (via BBC)
- Elephant poaching ‘out of control’ (via BBC)
- Two hurt in giant lizard attack (via BBC)
- New and Rare Creatures Discovered off NZ (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Nikon D600 and Nauticam NA-D600 Review (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Sony Updates Firmware for NEX Series (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Nauticam Announces Housing for Sony NEX 6 (via DivePhotoGuide)