AOI Announces Wet Lens for Action Cameras and Camera Phones
AOI Announces Compact Strobe
AOI has announced their new Ultra Compact Strobe. Deliberately designed as a simple compact tool, the strobe only offers manual output control, has a three-stage continuous light, and offers a modeling light that fires a burst of flashes that can help users aim and gauge the effect of the strobe’s light on the frame.
Wetpixel Live: Underwater Photography for Topside Shooters
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon and renowned underwater photographer Alex Mustard offer some guidance for topside photographers that may be wishing to take their photographic skills “below the surface.” Some of the differences in equipment selection and the techniques used are obvious, but some are more subtle and profoundly impact the quality of imagery produced.
Wetpixel Live: Photoshop for Underwater Photographers
Wetpixel Live: Nauticam UW Optics Explained
Some of the most discussed topics on the Wetpixel Forums are about Nauticam’s range of water contact optics. To get some answers to some of these queries, Adam chats to Nauticam’s owner, founder, and lens designer, Edward Lai. He provides a perspective on what the lenses are designed to do and some insight in to how to get the best from them.
Wetpixel Live: Housing Buoyancy Primer
Adjusting an underwater housing’s buoyancy and trim can help improve imaging productivity. Depending on the type of diving being carried out, some divers prefer to dive with neutrally or negatively buoyant housings. Alex and Adam discuss the importance of buoyancy and how to add buoyancy to a housing if required.
Wetpixel Live: Developing Water Contact Optics
Call to Action: Maldives Shark Populations Under Potential Threat
In response to questions in Maldivian People’s Majlis or parliament, the Minister of Fisheries, Zaha Waheed, has stated that the ministry was considering lifting the country’s current ban on shark fishing. The reasons stated for this are that this would allow the exploitation of sharks as an economic resource, which ignores the economic benefits that tourism provides. Please click through for ideas about individual advocacy, research, and statements of support from the global marine conservation organization for maintaining the current ban.
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- 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 )