Wetpixel Live: Lens Port Primer for UW Image-Makers
One of the most critical components of an optical system for use underwater is the device that interfaces between air and water or the port. Incorrect port choice, or choosing an incompatible lens and port combination can seriously affect image quality. Alex and Adam discuss the types of ports that are available, when to use them and how to choose the right port.
Sigma Announces fp L mirrorless camera
Sigma has announced the fp L mirrorless camera. It has a full frame 61MP Bayer sensor with on-chip phase-detect AF (along with contrast), with a potential upper native ISO of 100,400, and uses L mount lenses. It will record 8 Bit CinemaDNG UHD 4K at 24p internally or 12 Bit CinemaDNG 30p or RAW to an external drive/recorder.
Final Call: Underwater Tour Awards
The Underwater Tour Awards is making its final call for entries. It offers 5 categories: Underwater Characters, Underwater Scenes, Topside Scenes, Aquatic Abstract, and Underwater Black and White. In addition, the Max Benjamin award is for creatives in any medium, and there is a public choice contest. The deadline for entries is 31 March 2021 at 23:59hrs AEST.
Book Review: 101 Tips for UW Photographers
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon reviews 101 Tips for UW Photographers, an eBook written by Marty Snyderman and Eric Riesch. The book presents a treasure trove of useful information relevant to all underwater image-makers. It is laid out in a style that lends itself to photographers of all abilities and experience levels.
Nauticam Announces Housing for Fujifilm X-T4
Sea&Sea Ships Housing for Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II
Sea&Sea is shipping their MDX housing for the Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II. It offers compatibility with both Z and F mount lenses (via the FTZ adapter) and uses the MDX series lens ports. It can be fitted with the YS TTL optical converter and the camera’s top control panel can be viewed via a dedicated window in the housing.
Book Release: Bahamas Underwater by Shane Gross
Wetpixel Live: Retra UWT Celebrates Ten Years
Retra is celebrating 10 years since its original launch. Adam Hanlon sits down with founder and owner Oskar Zupančič to discuss their first 10 years and how the company has progressed over this time. During the conversation, Oskar lets slip that they have released new products to celebrate their anniversary, and goes on to chat through their key features with Adam.
- Nikon updates Z5 firmware to 1.02 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 and EOS R6 to version 1.1.1 (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to 1.10 (via )
- Canon releases RAW Plugin 2.0 for Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9 (via )
- Nikon Z50 firmware updated to v.2.01 (via )
- EOS-1D X Mark III firmware updated to version 1.2.0 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 firmware to v.1.1 (via )
- Premiere Pro v. 14.3.2 is available (via )
- Adobe updates Photoshop to v. 21.2.2 and Camera Raw to 12.4 (via )
- Adobe updates all versions of Lightroom (via )