Field Review: Seacam Seaflash 60D Strobes
Wetpixel offers a comprehensive review of the performance of the Seacam 60D strobes. Small and lightweight, these have an output of 60Ws at a color temperature of 4400°K without any diffuser. The review has seen the strobes being used over multiple assignments and in the creation of around 10,000 images of almost every type.
Results: Ocean Art 2019
The 2019 Ocean Art Contest has released its results. The overall winner was Duncan Murrell with a lovely image of 3 devil rays feeding in loops. Congratulations to him and to all the other Wetpixel members among the placings.
Film: Shadows in a Desert Sea by Howard Hall
Howard and Michele Hall of Howard Hall Productions have shared the remastered version of their award-winning film, Shadows in a Desert Sea. Originally shot with 16 mm film, it has been converted to a 16:9 aspect ratio and some of the original footage has been replaced by recent HD imagery. The full 1080p version is available to view on Amazon Prime Video.
Nikon Z series firmware to offer ProRes RAW over HDMI
As a part of their press release about the products on display at the CES show, Nikon has announced an upcoming firmware update for the Z series cameras that will add the possibility of recording ProRes RAW output on the Atomos Ninja recorder over an HDMI connection. Also, it will add support for CFexpress format cards and Eye AF.
Nikon announces 14-30mm Z mount lens
Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens for the Z6 and Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras. Despite being a 14 mm lens with a 114° field of view, it offers direct filer attachment. Minimum focus distance is is 11 in. (0.28 m.) from the focal plane at all zoom positions, so it may work behind a dome port.
Conversations with Underwater Photographers: Mike Bartick by Henley Spiers
Underwater photographer Henley Spiers has shared the second of his series of interviews entitled “Conversations with Underwater Photographers” wherein he interviews Mike Bartick. Henley is fascinated by the life story, process, and experiences of his favorite underwater photographers.
RIP Dean Burman
It is with tremendous sadness that I share the news that Wetpixel member and contributor Dean Burman (DeanB) suddenly passed away over the New Year’s holiday. Dean was a filmmaker, with numerous film credits including a film featuring some amazing behavior footage of pike in an award-winning short film called “Lair of the Water Wolf.” He is survived by his daughter and parents, and our hearts go out to them along with his many other friends at what must be a devastating time
The Sharks of Protea Banks by Don Silcock
Don Silcock describes the incredible shark encounters that occur at Protea Banks, off the East coast of South Africa. The bank is washed by the fertile Agulhas current, bringing nutrients and food that allows a significant population of apex predators. Don describes diving with blacktip, ragged tooth, Zambezi, tiger and hammerhead sharks and shares the beautiful images of his experiences.
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