DEMA 2006: Patima
Patima had quite a few products on display including a housing for Sony’s HC1 HD camcorder, housed E-TTL and iTTL flashes for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs (respectively), a modeling light, a strange-but-interesting arm light, and a housed high-resolution personal multimedia player (PMP).
DEMA 2006: SeaLife
Pioneer Research’s popular SeaLife cameras showed off two new products at DEMA this year. First was the DC600 Digital Camera, an update to the older DC500. The DC600 is 6.1 megapixels and offers a new “spy mode”, which sets the camera to automatically take multiple, time-delayed shots until stopped. So by setting the camera down and swimming away, a diver might be able to capture images of critters that are particularly shy. I think it’s cool that companies like SeaLife are putting in such interesting new features into their products.
DEMA 2006: NiteRider - Dive Lights International
DEMA 2006: Seacam
I always look forward to seeing Harald Hordorsch’s big smile as he walks around his Seacam booth making sure everything is perfect. Stephen Frink showed me Seacam’s new 1D Mk II N housing, which uses the same front half as the current 1D/1Ds Mk II housing. The rear has been changed to accomodate the N’s larger LCD screen and button placement. Seacam’s housings are known for their high quality and unsurpassed ergonomics.
Also on display was Seacam’s Seaflash 250 Digital Strobe, a hefty strobe which does proper E-TTL and iTTL (for a good time, ask Harald about E-TTL).
DEMA 2006: SEAL Expeditions
SEAL Expeditions is an adventure tour company in South Africa offering sardine run expeditions, great white shark trips, cycle safaris, and more. Last year, Wetpixel used SEAL to take a group of adventurious photographers to experience the sardine run off the eastern cape of South Africa.
Nic de Gersigney and Lauren manned the booth.
DEMA 2006: Reef & Rainforest
I’ve been working with Jenny Collister, Cliff Comfort, and Cheryll Miller at Reef & Rainforest for years to help book dive trips to some of the more exotic places of the world. Chances are, if an airport’s runway has cows and small children on it, you need someone like Reef & Rainforest to help with bookings! (They also work with more traditional locations.)
DEMA 2006: Fathoms Magazine
Fathoms Magazine is probably the highest quality underwater photography magazine on the American market. If you have any interest in underwater photography whatsoever, you should be a subscriber! I managed to catch Chief Editor Ethan Gordon and Publisher David Fishman for a quick photo in between a day full of meetings.
Issue #18 contains digital photography tips by Berkley White, portfolios by Eric Cheng, Brian Skerry, and Ethan Gordon, an interview with Larry Smith, and articles by Tim Rock, Burt Jones & Maurine Shimlock, Diane Richards & Jason Bradley, David Donavel & Andy Martinez.
Fathoms has just re-launched its website at fathomsmagazine.com.
DEMA 2006: Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo
Our good friends at Backscatter had on display at their booth a line of Top Dawg and Light & Motion housings, Macromate accessory diopters for SLRs, and the sexy new Hartenberger Nano modeling and dive light. Berkley White, Jeff Wildermuth, and Sy Harris were behind the booth handling questions and orders.
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