Aquatica ships AD850 housing for Nikon D850
Aquatica (PDF) are shipping their housing for the Nikon D850. It is machined with Aquatica’s new 5-axis milling machine, which has made in 12% lighter than their D800/D810 housings. It features self aligning controls and ergonomic access to camera functions including a redesigned lever for AF-ON and a low profile ISO lever.
UK Government relaxes cabin baggage restrictions for Egypt flights
The UK government has begun lifting the recent restriction on electronics in cabin baggage that were imposed on inbound flights from the Egyptian Red Sea airports at Hurghada and Marsa Alam. Passengers will now be able to carry cameras, laptops and other electronic items in the cabin as was the case prior to 28 July 2017.
Full details of the Inon Z330 strobe announced
Inon has formally released the full details and specifications of their new Z330 strobe. Featuring a guide number of 33 and a native coverage of 110°, it also has a rapid quench time, an integrated heat sync, 220 lumen focus light aligned to strobe output and a redesigned control interface. There is an active thread about the Z330 in the Wetpixel forum, and Wetpixel are currently evaluating the strobes too.
Communities agree further MPA in Raja Ampat
In a ceremony, community officials from the villages of Pam, Saukabu, and Saupapir in the Fam (locally Pam) Archipelago of Raja Ampat signed an agreement to protect their waters with the provision of a Marine Protected Area (MPA). This agreement will now move forward through the legal process. Thereafter, the MPA can be formally declared and join the other 5 that are already established within Raja Ampat.
Adobe releases final version of Lightroom perpetual app
Adobe has announced the release of Lightroom update version 6.14. This will be the last release of the perpetual version of the app. The new version adds new camera and lens support and fixes some bugs, but does not add any new features. In future, Adobe recommends that photographers convert their files to DNG if support for forthcoming cameras is not available.
Last chance: Bid on amazing lots in Sea Save Auction
The annual Sea Save Foundation Year End charity auction is coming to a finale very soon. Now is your final chance to bid on 61 lots, which include dive trips, fine art, travel and training courses. Many of the lots are currently at better than retail price, so represent both a bargain and an opportunity to support the charity. The listings all close in a little over 6 hours, so please don’t wait…bid now!
Bureo makes Jenga, skateboards, and more from 100% recycled fishing nets
Bureo is a company based in Chile that makes products from 100% recycled fishing nets. Products include Ocean Jenga, a frisbee (a collaboration with Jack Johnson), and a skateboard. Bureo also sells a surfboard fin that brings awareness to the plight of sharks and donates a percentage of proceeds towards anti shark finning activism. The recycled material is known as Netplus and the fishing net recycling program in Chile is called Net Positiva.
Happy Holidays 2017
Wishing the Wetpixel community the very best and happiest of holidays for 2017. For those that exchange gifts, we hope that you get the imaging tools that your hearts desire, for those that celebrate with family and friends, may they be merry and for those that will be underwater over the holidays, we hope that your dives will be enjoyable and productive!
- Nikon D5 “C” firmware updated to 1.20 (via )
- Nikon updates D500 “C” firmware to 1.13 (via )
- One woman’s story on how she became a NG photographer (via )
- The weird world of lobster sex (via )
- Sea spiders breathe through their legs (via )
- A comparison of major stock photo services (via )
- Winners of Nikon 2016-2017 photo contest announced (via )
- Mexico commits to save the Vaquita (via )
- The review of National Marine Monuments is now open for comments (via )
- Nikon updates Distortion Control Lens Data to version 2.016 (via )