DEMA 2006: Ultralight Control Systems (ULCS)
Terry Schuller and David Reid of Ultralight Control Systems seem to always be mobbed by people buying their popular underwater camera trays, handles, arms, and adapters. New this year is the AC-NU neck ball adapter, which fits anywhere in a ULCS system around the short neck underneath am existing ball, providing an extra fixed ball as opposed to when using something like a triple clamp.
Also new are modifications to the Amphibico Phenom and Invader ball adapters. The new adapters are stainless steel and will not spin when torque is applied.
DEMA 2006: Subal
Subal showed off their formidable line of underwater digital SLR housings at their booth. New for the show was a prototype port for Nikon’s 105VR macro lens and a prototype housing for the Nikon D80 SLR. The D80 housing will ship in January of February, 2007. Also on display were Subal’s Canon 30D and Nikon D200 housings…
DEMA 2006: Intova/Snap Sight
Mark Zanetti at Intova took me through the entire line of Intova’s underwater camera products, including the new IC 600 6-megapixel camera, the Pixtreme PX2, and Pixtreme PX-21 flash kit.
The housed IC-600 underwater camera is priced aggressively and should retail between USD $249 and $299. Intova also offers reusable underwater film cameras and a waterproof MP3 player.
More DEMA coverage is coming…
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More DEMA coverage is coming! Please be patient. I am going chronologically in coverage, and no preferences have been given to any entity in coverage order.
Bali dive trip report by Andrea and Antonella Ferrari
The article features photographs of unusual species, and takes you through not one, or two, but five different resorts in the clear, descriptive writing style present in so much of the Ferrari’s work.
Continue reading for the full trip report…
Sipadan Water Village announces winners of Photo Week 2006
Sipadan Water Village has announced the winners of its Photo Week competition, which has been held annually since 1997. This year, the event featured photo pros Marty Snyderman, Mauricio Handler and Clay Wiseman, and equipment pros Joe Wysocki, Fred Dion, and Andrew Wallace.
Wetpixel member Larry Chan (LChan) took Best of Show with an image of a giant grouper surrounded by juvenile golden trevally.
DEMA 2006: People pictures, Nov 9
During my first year at DEMA four years ago, I was able to wander around the halls totally unnoticed. These days it is very difficult to cover the show because I get stopped in the hallway every ten feet! But it’s these reunions combined with the opportunity for serendipitous business deals that make DEMA so much fun. And did I mention how much I love Orlando?
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).
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