Nauticam Ships NA-XT5 Housing
Nauticam has announced their NA-XT5 housing for the Fujifilm XT-5 camera. It uses the N100 port system and has an M26 port for HDMI 2.0 out. Fiber optic strobe triggering offers the option of either using an external flash or a flash trigger. There is a dedicated space for an external USB-C battery pack within the housing.
Wetpixel Live: Sony a7R V for Underwater Shooters
During his recent Grand Cayman workshops, Alex Mustard was lent and used extensively a Sony a7R V mirrorless camera. The camera is now receiving favorable reviews in the “above water” photographic community, so this is a rare opportunity to get an early opinion specific to underwater use about an exciting new camera body. Joined by Adam, the duo had some technical issues with the recording; this episode has a few glitches. However, the information presented is important and is worth watching.
Review: Scuba Lamp D-PRO Strobe by Giacomo Rossi
Giacomo Rossi kindly shares his impressions of the new Scuba Lamp D-PRO strobe. He reviewed the previous D-MAX version in 2021 and was also able to compare the new version to the performance of a Retra Pro. The new D-PRO has added a significant number of improvements and modifications, which Giacomo discusses and notes how they improve the strobe’s performance and usability.
Happy Lunar New Year
We hope that the Year of the Rabbit will bring you longevity, peace, and prosperity. May your dives be safe and enjoyable, your subjects fascinating and cooperative and your travels smooth and worry-free. Gung Hei Fat Choi! 恭喜發財! Happy New Year!
Results: DPG/Wetpixel Masters 2022
Wetpixel and our sister site DivePhotoGuide are very pleased to announce the results of their 2022 Masters of Underwater Imaging contest. Huge congratulations to Martin Broen for his stunning image from Mexico’s Yucatan, The winning portfolio is stunning. Our fabulous judges had an unenviable task in trying to select their winners.
Results: Ocean Art 2022
The Ocean Art Contest has announced the winners of its 2022 contest. There are over 70 images among the placings, with many from members of the Wetpixel community. Congratulations to Kat Zhou, whose image of the Caribbean octopus (Octopus briareus) that was at Blue Heron Bridge last year, was awarded Best of Show.
Panasonic announces S5 II Cameras
Panasonic has announced the DC-S5 II and S5 IIX full frame mirrorless cameras. Using the L mount, they both feature on-chip phase detection.
Available: UwP Issue 130
The January/February issue of Underwater Photography magazine (UwP) is now available to download. It includes reviews of the Nauticam WACP-C, Isotta housing and large diameter domes. Techniques discussed include freediving photography and photographing crocodiles, while Tobias Friedrich writes about judging UPY. The travel section has a welcome back and freediving Gorontalo.
- Canon updates EOS R6 firmware to 1.5.2 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 firmware to 1.5.2 (via )
- Nikon updates D780 firmware to 1.03 (via )
- Nikon updates D500 firmware to 1.31 (via )
- Atomos updates AtomOS to 10.73 (via )
- Blackmagic Design releases Davinci Resolve 17.4.4 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 and R6 to 1.51 (via )
- Nikon updates Z7II to 1.31 (via )
- Panasonic updates G9 and GH5s firmware (via )
- Nikon updates Z9 firmware to Version 1.10 (via )