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Review: Sony a7r V by Alex Mustard Photo

Review: Sony a7r V by Alex Mustard

Alex Mustard provides an in-depth review of his experiences of shooting the Sony a7R Mark V in a Nauticam housing during his recent workshops in the Cayman Islands. He evaluates a few key criteria including autofocus, EVF performance, image stabilization, battery life, and lens choices. He was using the camera with the Nauticam NA-A7R5 housing, and he discusses its performance, along with strobe triggering and water contact lens options.

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Nauticam Announces the NA-R6II Photo

Nauticam Announces the NA-R6II

Nauticam](https://www.nauticam.com/products/na-r6ii-housing-for-canon-eos-r6-ii-camera) has announced their housing for the Canon EOS R6 Mark II. It has an N120 port opening and ships with vacuum electronics (needs an optional valve). It offers fiber optic flash triggering with either manual or TTL boards. In addition, there is space for the Nauticam Mini Flash trigger.

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Nauticam Ships NA-XT5 Housing Photo

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.

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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.

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Review: Scuba Lamp D-PRO Strobe by Giacomo Rossi Photo

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.

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Happy Lunar New Year Photo

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!

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Results: Ocean Art 2022 Photo

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.

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Available: UwP Issue 130 Photo

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.

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