Wetpixel Live: Compact Cameras for Underwater Photographers
We all use devices with very capable cameras almost every day. This explosion in very competent devices has caused a significant change in the camera market, with people typically no longer purchasing dedicated cameras for everyday use. Adam and Phil Medcalf of Alphamarine Photography discuss the shortcomings of smartphones when they are used underwater, and why compact cameras are probably still the best option.
Review: Marelux Sony a1 Housing by Phil Rudin
Phil Rudin (@Phil Rudin) kindly shares his thoughts about the new Marelux housing for the Sony a1 mirrorless camera. Marelux is a new player on the underwater camera housing scene and offers housings for mirrorless Sony, Nikon, and Canon cameras, along with anticipated housings for top-end video cameras. Phil gives a thorough rundown of the housing’s pedigree and his impressions from being able to use a prototype version underwater.
Nauticam Ships Housing for Panasonic GH6
RIP David Cheung
It is very sad to report that David Cheung, doyen of the underwater imaging scene in Singapore, has died after an illness. David, with his shop Scubacam, was a fixture for both residents and those passing through the country and was well known as an inventor, innovator, and inveterate tinkerer with underwater camera gear and systems. Our thoughts go out to his family and many friends around the globe. Please feel free to add your thoughts and memories of David to this thread. Rest in peace David, we miss you.
Call for Entries World Ocean Day Photo Contest 2022
Aquatica Ships Housing for Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II
Aquatica is shipping their housing for the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II mirrorless cameras. It ships with either Nikonos, Ikelite, or optical strobe triggering and Aquatica’s Surveyor vacuum system as standard. It is compatible with Aquatica’s SLR ports and can be used with the Nikon ZF adapter or native Z mount lenses.
Wetpixel Live: Choosing a Strobe
Photography is in essence the capture of light. Given that most underwater images are captured using artificial light, often in the form of strobes, perhaps we should consider our choice of strobe as being the single most important equipment decision we make. Alex and Adam discuss this and offer some guidelines for underwater photographers considering purchasing underwater lighting.
Wetpixel Live: UW Photographers Guide to Teleconverters
- Nikon updates D5, D850 and D500 firmware (via )
- Panasonic updates firmware for G9 and G100 (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS R6, R, Ra, Rp and 1D X Mark III (via )
- Olympus updates OM-D E-M1X firmware to version 2.0 (via )
- Apple updates video apps including Final Cut Pro (via )
- Nikon updates Z6 II firmware to 1.01 (via )
- Canon updates 1D X Mark III firmware to 1.2.1 (via )
- Retra Flash PRO/Prime firmware is updated to version 2.5 (via )
- Nikon updates Z5 firmware to 1.02 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 and EOS R6 to version 1.1.1 (via )