Join Wetpixel for Whale Sharks 2020
Wetpixel is very happy to announce that we will be returning to Isla Mujeres, Mexico once again to witness and document the amazing aggregation of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus). Each year hundreds of these amazing animals gather to feed on the abundant planktonic eggs, providing an amazing and unique natural spectacle. Our trip this year will run from 21 to 27 July, with 5 days on the water, and is strictly limited to a total of 12 participants.
Nauticam ships housing for Sony A7R Mark IV
Nauticam is shipping their housing for the Sony A7R Mark IV. The NA-7RIV aluminum housing has an increased gear ratio on their zoom/focus gears and a new handle bracket design. It also features an HDMI 2.0 compatible M24 accessory port along with M14 and an M16 port on the rear door.
Ikelite announces lens accessories for Nikkor 14-30mm and Zeiss 18mm
Think Tank Photo launches lightweight roller bag
Think Tank Photo has announced a new lightweight roller bag. The Airport Advantage XT weighs in at 7.5 lbs. (3.4kg), fits in most international and regional overhead lockers and can accommodate two Gripped SLRs with lenses attached, plus 5–8 additional lenses and a 17” laptop. It remains to see whether a housing will fit!
Ikelite announces housing for Sony A7R Mark IV
Blackmagic Design announces new Video Assist models
Blackmagic Design has announced the Video Assist 12G. It features screens suitable for HDR, a tally indicator, 4 built-in scopes, enhanced focus assist features, 3D LUTs and native Blackmagic RAW recording from supported cameras. Available in both 5” and 7” variants, both are controlled by touch screen and record to SD cards.
Report: CMAS World Underwater Photography Championship
Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon reports from the 2019 CMAS World Underwater Photography and Video Championship, being held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The 2019 Championship has 93 entrants from 20 countries (with 10 teams in the video category from 10 countries). Most teams consist of a photographer or videographer and an assistant, competing for the coveted title of “World Champion.”
New tutorials from Erin Quigley
Digital imaging guru Erin Quigley has added two new tutorials to her GoAskErin site. The first is entitled “The secret life of collections in Lightroom” and explains how these can be used as powerful organizational tools, while the second “Texture vs Clarity vs Dehaze” shows how the effects of these adjustments vary and how they can be used on different images.
- Nikon updates D850 “C” Firmware Version 1.02 to 1.03 (via )
- RED releases DSMC2 beta V7.1 firmware to all users (via )
- Nikon updates NX-D to 1.5.0 (via )
- Nikon releases new versions of Nikon ViewNX-i, NRW Codec and… (via )
- Olympus releases firmware version 2.2.1 for E-M1 Mark II (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Camera Raw (via )
- Sony updates A9 firmware to 3.01 (via )
- Skylum updates Luminar to version 1.3.0 (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS 6D Mark II to version 1.04 (via )
- Nikon updates firmware for Df, D810, D610 and Coolpix cameras (via )