Canon announces new HD camcorders
Canon has announced two new HD camcorders. The XA35 has an HD/SDI terminal for live output and both cameras have dual SD card slots. Featuring a new CMOS sensor, the cameras have a “wide DR” mode that gives 600% dynamic range. They also both have 26.8 to 576mm lens with 5-axis optical stabilization.
Aquatica ships grip extender kits
Aquatica has announced that they are shipping simple spacers that allow the handles of their housing to be extended outwards. This gives more working space on the controls for those with big hands or wearing bulky gloves. Available in packs of four, they are shipping now.
2015 Raja Ampat contest open for entries
The 2015 Raja Ampat UW Photo Contest is calling for entries. It is soliciting images that feature a wide-angle underwater scene, animals, and/or corals and must be taken in Raja Ampat region only. The deadline for entries is 15 January 2016.
Seaworld to continue orca shows
Contrary to many early reports, Seaworld is revising not ceasing its shows with captive orcas. The new strategy for its California based parks is that the company will replace that act with a more “informative” experience in a more natural setting that will carry a “conservation message inspiring people to act.” (Image by Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)
Wetpixel reports live from DEMA 2015
DEMA is the diving world’s largest trade show. Underwater imaging product suppliers and manufacturers gather to unveil their new products and the a large proportion of the underwater imaging community is also present. As always, Abi and Adam will be on hand over the next 4 days to gather together the people, products and events at the show and report them back to those of you that cannot make it! Keep checking back for live reports….
Aquatica releases Ikelite TTL strobe controller module
Aquatica has announced an external TTL module for Ikelite strobes. This allows most older Aquatica Canon housings to be fitted with Ikelite’s TTL control circuitry that allows the user to control the output of DS series strobes from the housing. The module can be self installed into a free port in the housing.
Aquatica announces slim macro port
Aquatica has announced a new slim profile macro port. It features 77mm threads for the attachment of filters and external lenses, as well as a bayonet that will allow the attachment of the company’s upcoming flip filter holder.
Lembeh and Gulen announce inter resort shootout
Lembeh Resort, Indonesia have partnered with Gulen Resort, Norway in an 8 day contest that aims to pit the critter-laden Lembeh Straits against the equally critter rich Gulen in the Atlantic. The event is going to be held from 20 to 28 May 2016 and the winning images will be decided by public vote on Facebook.
- DPG Announces January Monthly Contest Winners (via DivePhotoGuide)
- World’s largest captive croc dies (via BBC)
- Video of the Week: How Nikkor Lenses are Made (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Sockeye Salmon Use Magnetic Field to Navigate Home (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Shark’s Immune System Inspires Cancer Research (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Apple RAW Updates Compatibility (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Cold-Water Volcanic Vent Discovered (via DivePhotoGuide)
- The Economics of Tuna (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Can Fish Feel Pain? (via DivePhotoGuide)
- VIDEO: Is it a bird… No, it’s penguin-cam (via BBC)