Datacolor releases the Syder5 monitor calibration solution
Datacolor has announced the release of their Spyder5 monitor calibration solution. Featuring a redesigned optical engine, the company claims a 55% improvement in tonal response. It is available in 3 versions: EXPRESS, PRO and ELITE, each version giving increased control over the calibration process.
Video: Shrimps and eels
Wild Oceans continues to catalog marine behavior from Bikini Reef, Sodwana Bay, South Africa in this week’s episode. It features footage of an apparent symbiotic relationship between shrimps and black-cheek moray eels (Gymnothorax breedeni) and the plethora of shrimp varieties on the reef. A reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) also pays a visit.
Ikelite announces new Canon compact housings
Ikelite has announced new housings for the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS/IXUS 170 and ELPH 160/IXUS 160 compact cameras. Featuring the companies signature polycarbonate construction, both are equipped with integrated flash diffusers and 67mm threads on the lens ports to facilitate the use of wet lenses, filters and diopters.
Final call: Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is making a final call for entries. The contest closes on 7 April at 17:00 GMT. The contest offers: “an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality”.
Magic Lantern runs Linux on Canon SLR cameras
The team at Magic Lantern have successfully managed to make Linux run on a Canon SLR camera. So far, it has been successfully tested to work on EOS 60D, 600D, 7D, 5D Mark II, and 5D Mark III. Previously, Magic Lantern had piggy-backed their software on top of the existing Canon firmware.
Tutorial: Ron Lagerlof on 4K imaging underwater
During DEMA 2014, Gates Underwater Products sponsored Ron Lagerlof to present a session on 4K imaging at the Imagining Resource Centre. Entitled “Not all 4K is 4K”, he explains what 4K is, overviews some of the devices that are capable of capturing it, outlines some workflow ideas and lists the potential advantages of using it.
Video: Lembeh Straits - a macro symphony by Kay Burn Lim
Activists take legal action to prevent mining on Bangka
Off the north end of Sulawesi Island in the Coral Triangle lies Bangka. Bangka borders a marine park that contains two world famous dive sites, Bunaken and Lembeh. This tiny island is at the heart of a conflict between a mining company hoping to extract iron ore and activists and dive operators who say that the impact to the surrounding coral reefs would be devastating.
- WWF to Use Drones to Stop Poachers (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Porpoise protection ‘insufficient’ (via BBC)
- The Bite of Justice: Man Sentenced for Killing Shark (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Underwater Video with an iPhone (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Extinction: Beyond dinosaurs and dodos (via BBC)
- Elephant poaching ‘out of control’ (via BBC)
- Two hurt in giant lizard attack (via BBC)
- New and Rare Creatures Discovered off NZ (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Nikon D600 and Nauticam NA-D600 Review (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Sony Updates Firmware for NEX Series (via DivePhotoGuide)