Articles & News Tagged “News”
Achtel Limited announces housing for Sigma fp Cinema camera
Achtel Limited has announced their housing for the Sigma fp Digital Cinema Camera. Similar in size and weight to the original Nikonos V camera, the housing has a titanium lens mount that allows the use of Nikonos water contact designed manual focus lenses. It allows for internal and external recording to SSD and has a vacuum valve as standard.
UW Technics ships TTL circuit for Sony mirrorless cameras in Sea&Sea housings
UW Technics has announced that their TTL converter for Sony a7 cameras in Sea&Sea housings is now shipping. It offers manual and TTL support for most Inon, Ikelite, Sea&Sea, and Subtronic strobes via either fiber optic or electrical connection. The TTL board can be installed by the user.
Backscatter announces MF-1 Mini Flash and OS-1 Optical Snoot
Recently announced at DEMA, Backscatter has released full details of their MF-1 Mini Flash and OS-1 Optical Snoot. Designed for macro shooters, it is also suitable for compact cameras and creative macro imagery. Powered by a single Nitecore 18650 cell, it has an integral focus light and modeling flash and the strobe ships with light masks.
CineBags ships updated Square Grouper
Cinebags are shipping an updated version of their Square Grouper. Updates include a new shoulder strap, zipped pouches in the flap, updated traction material on the underside, and a heat welded bottom insert. The Square Grouper is designed to protect assembled housings and act a rinse tank if required.
Shark fin ban Bill passes through House
The Sharks Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 (H.R.737) has passed the US House of Representatives by a vote of 310 vs 107. The bill “makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.”
Isotta announces housing for Canon G7X Mark III
Easydive announces iPhone 11 compatibility
Easydive has announced that their Leo 3 SMART and Diveshot housings are compatible with the iPhone 11. With the Diveshot, it is simply a matter of downloading the Diveshot App onto the new iPhone. With the Leo3 Smart, it is necessary to order a new camera holder panel and then download the Leo3 Smart App.
Housing importation duties levied at Baja airports
Wetpixel member divrndeep has reported on the forum that Mexican customs officials at Cabo San Lucas (SJD) and La Paz (LAP) airports are enforcing a policy of charging an importation fee on underwater camera housings. She reports that the fee is based on 16% of the housing’s worth and that customs officials will use Google to ascertain a housing’s value. At the time of writing, there are no reports of this being implemented at other points of entry.
Getty Images abandons Right Managed image licensing
Getty Images has announced via email that from 6 November, they will no longer accept any new images under rights-managed (RM) licensing agreements. All images managed by the agency will only be on a Royalty Free licensing model. Images currently held by Getty under RM arrangements will be removed by the end of January 2020, with the RM licensing model being deleted completely by November 2020.