Please vote for the DuikeninBeeld Dynamic Photo Contest winner
The fifth DuikeninBeeld Dynamic Photo Contest is asking people to go over to their public vote page to chose their favourite as an overall winner of the competition. Entries were shortlisted at the Duikvaker Show in January. Please hurry, public voting only stays open until 28 February.
ProGrade Digital offers memory cards for pro users
Ex-Lexar executives have launched a new memory card company. Called ProGrade Digital, it will initially offer CFast 2.0 cards in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities and UHS-II SD-cards in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The new cards are optimized for use in professional cameras, each be tested from component-level down to individual memory chips before leaving the factory and will have a three year warranty. ProGrade are also offering a USB 3.1 Gen. 2 card reader.
Video: ETHER shot with the Sony RX0
Canon announces two new cameras
Canon has announced two new cameras. The EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D in Europe) SLR camera has a 24.1 MP sensor, 9 AF points, a native ISO range of 100-6400 and HD video at 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps). The EOS M50 is a mirrorless camera with a 24.1 MP APS-C sensor. It also features dual pixel AF and 4K video.
A glowing plankton bloom in Big Sur, California
From early January and into February, the waves of Big Sur have been emanating a dim, blue glow. Most divers are familiar with the phenomenon of bioluminescence, however, conditions have to be just right to see it in Big Sur and especially to be able to capture it in a photograph. However, several photographers have been capturing the bloom of glowing dinoflagellates, which are a result of high nutrient levels in the water and a high pressure system preventing the typical winter storms from “stirring up” the waters.
Color Range Masking on Lightroom Coffee Break
Subal announces special edition of ND850 housing
The Seychelles has announced two new Marine Protected Areas
On February 21, 2018, the Seychelles announced the designation of two new Marine Protected Areas, covering an area of roughly 81,000 square miles. The first MPA covers 29,000 square miles around the Aldabra island group which is home to the dugong (the most endangered animal in the Western Indian Ocean) as well as about 100,000 giant tortoises. The second MPA covers the deep waters between the Amirantes Group and Fortune Bank, an area important to tourism and local fishing.
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