Subal announces Navy housing line
Subal has announced their Navy line of housings. Designed for military use, they have an anti reflective matt finish and have a subdued handle strap. They are compatible with all Subal ports and accessories and can also be used with specialized options for housing telephoto lenses. The Navy line is available for cameras from Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and GoPro.
Adobe offers Keywording Tutorials
Adobe’s Lightroom Coffee Break’s latest episode is entitled “Using Keyword Sets.” In it, Adobe’s Benjamin Warde explains why Keyword Sets are limited to 9 keywords. In doing so, he reveals a tip that may well make key wording faster. In addition, Julieanne Kost offers more suggestion for speeding up keywording workflow.
Atomos announces Ninja Inferno Monitor/Recorder
Atomos has announced the release of the Ninja Inferno HDR 4K60p 10-bit 4:2:2 monitor recorder. Designed to allow the recording of 4K60p ProRes output over HDMI 2 from the recently shipped Panasonic GH5, it also offers HDR monitoring. Other compatible cameras include the Panasonic GH4, DVX200, HCX1000, UX180, HCX1, Sony FS7, Z100 and the JVC LS300.
PADI sells for $700 million
PADI has been purchased by an entity known as Mandarinfish Holding for $700 million US. PADI is the largest scuba diving training and certification organization in the world. To date PADI has issued more than 25 million certifications. Mandarinfish Holding is comprised of a group of wealthy families and endowments.
Report: The Photography Show 2017
Wetpixel presents a report from the UK’s largest consumer photographic show. Held annually at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, The Photography Show attracts over 30,000 visitors and features exhibits and talks for the leading equipment manufacturers and well known photographers
New waterproof drone with DJI camera is released
A new drone that is waterproof and uses DJI’s 4k camera, gimbal, and app, has been released. The HexH20 Pro V2 is the latest waterproof drone from Quadh20. The drone can fly in wet weather, has buoyancy devices, and can film below the waterline. The ability of the drone to make water landings makes it an appealing choice for underwater photographers looking to add a drone to their camera arsenal. The drone will be available March 31st with an MSRP of $6449.
Electronic goods in carry ons banned on certain flights
Regulations announced in the past 48 hours prohibit carrying most electronic goods (including cameras) as cabin baggage on flights to the U.S.A. and U.K. from certain destinations. For flights to the U.S., flights originating or transmitting via Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are affected.
Humpback whales are gathering in unusually large numbers
Scientists have been observing large gatherings of humpback whales feeding together off the coast of South Africa in recent years. The size of these gatherings numbers from 20 to 200 individuals, behavior that was only known to occur recently. A recently published study in the journal PlosOne examines the hypotheses of these “super-groups”.
- Nikon updates D810 and D810A firmware (via )
- NG photo of the day by Susannah Snowden-Smith (via )
- Fuji’s instant film camera is outpacing its digital cameras (via )
- Panasonic upgrades GH4 firmware to v.2.5 (via )
- Gray whale frolicking in surf at Redondo Beach pier (via )
- IUCN Ocean Photographer of the Year contest now open (via )
- Flickr is up for sale (via )
- 500px cuts royalty rate from 70% to 30% for non-exclusive photos (via )
- The rise and fall of Flickr (via )
- The internet votes to name arctic research ship Boaty McBoatface (via )