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Issue 97 of UwP Magazine is available Photo

Issue 97 of UwP Magazine is available

Underwater Photography (UwP) Magazine issue 97 is now available to download. It features reviews of the Olympus TG-5, Cinebags CB27, Olympus 8mm and Nauticam 140mm dome and the Videux video management app. Phil Rudin celebrates his fiftieth article in UwP and Chris Knight talks about the Cay of Pigs in the Bahamas. As always, UwP is also full of information about new products, books and imagery.

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Fantasea ships FML system ports Photo

Fantasea ships FML system ports

Fantasea has announced their FML range of ports, extension rings and zoom gears compatible with their FA6500 housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The ports give support for the following Sony lenses: E 10–18mm f/4, E PZ 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6, E 30mm f/3.5 Macro, FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro and the E 16mm f/2.8 with or without Sony’s Fisheye Lens or Ultra-Wide Lens Converters

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The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 2 Photo

The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 2

In the second part of our editorial series “The Ethics of Octopus Imagery,” Lauren Siba, the dive center manager at Critters@Lembeh Resort, relates her frustration with the methods used by National Geographic in obtaining a series of images for an article about octopus, and the magazine’s subsequent refusal to enter into a debate about this. During the shoot, wild octopus were removed from their habitat and photographed in tanks on land in order to obtain a white background.

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Micron Discontinues Lexar memory cards Photo

Micron Discontinues Lexar memory cards

Micron Technology announced today that it is discontinuing its retail sales of the ubiquitous Lexar memory cards in order to focus on “increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels.” Micron are seeking a buyer for al or part of the Lexar business. If this is unsuccessful, Lexar as a brand will cease to exist.

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The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 1 Photo

The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 1

In an editorial based on the Smithsonian Magazine’s response to the fact that that one of the finalists of their “Natural World” contest was displaying anything but natural behavior, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon points out some of the issues around the ethics of major wildlife photography contests. At the time of the contest and in their subsequent email statements, the Smithsonian specifically excluded images that had been “manipulated” in post production, but allowed images that featured wildlife subjects that had been deliberately manipulated at the point of capture.

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