Underwater 3D stereoscopic video housing, unboxing / setup
A few days ago, I took delivery of a BS Kinetics DuoDive housing, which is designed to house 2 consumer camcorders for use in capturing underwater 3D video. The housing is a carbon fiber + epoxy oval (as opposed to being a rigid cylinder or machined aluminum housing, which is more typical), and features a flat port, red/orange filter, hinged port cap, and rear LCD that toggles between left and right camera display…
DRT Show 2010 - Days 2-3, Hong Kong
Check out underwater photographer Stephen Wong’s second and third day photo gallery from the Diving & Resort Travel Expo in Hong Kong (DRT Show). The esteemed Mr. Wong and his wife, Miss Takako Uno, gave a slideshow presentation that attracted over 120 people, blocking traffic in the aisles. I wish I had been able to attend!
Shark Savers debuts anti-shark finning campaign in Hong Kong
Shark Savers recently launched the “Say ‘no’ to shark fin soup” campaign (an extension of WildAid’s campaign in China) in Hong Kong at the DRT Show 2010. The campaign will encourage people to stop eating shark fin soup and aimed to get 20,000 expo visitors to pledge not to eat or serve shark fin soup. Wetpixel applauds Shark Savers for extending its efforts in shark conservation into the area that needs it the most.
Click through to read the full press release. Also included is a teaser video from the campaign and some anti shark-finning banners you can use on your own website.
New Ikelite photo and video housings
Arctic under Pressure: Deep sea life video
Environmental organization Greenpeace has recently explored the ocean floor around Svalbard up in the high Arctic. The aim of the expedition was to highlight an ecosystem which has never been seen but is now threatened by encroaching fishing operations.
This video clip is part of a new documentary: The Polar Explorer. Filmed by Mark Terry, filmmaker of the award-winning The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning, it chronicles the Greenpeace scientific expedition crossing the Northwest Passage and shows new climate data from both the Arctic and Antarctica.
Amphibico’s Phenom underwater housing for Sony HXRNX5U
Amphibico has started shipping its new NX5 SE Pro underwater housing for the Sony HXRNX5U professional camcorder. The electronic housing features 14 controls as well as full menu control so you can control every aspect of the camera.
The Phenom NX5 SE Pro has no listed price. Instead, you must contact Amphibico directly—but you know how the saying goes. If you have to ask…
While I was in Sacramento last weekend giving a workshop at Dolphin Scuba, my host John Daniels happened to have a NX5 SE Pro sitting in his office. I started salivating immediately and took a bunch of photos for Wetpixel readers to see (click through).
Under the Bridge: A new book by Suzan Meldonian
Blue Heron Bridge in Florida is a much-loved macro site for underwater photographers. Under the Bridge is a new 250 page book by Suzan Meldonian celebrating the diversity of life sometimes found at a single dive site.
The book is not only a fantastic record of the dive site, but also an indication of the treasures to be found by diving repeatedly at your local site. In fact, Alex Mustard was diving with Suzan at Blue Heron Bridge yesterday and despite having just written the book, she still had two first sightings of new creatures during the dive.
Wetpixel July 2010 JASA Sharks & Dolphins trip journal
Alex Mustard is out in Palm Beach at the moment about to kick off the first Wetpixel sharks & dolphins expedition of the year! He’s started the customary trip journal topic in the the forums, where there are sure to be updates from the field as participating photographers (and Wetpixel members) take and post photos.
At the moment, Alex and gang are diving the renowned muck site at the Blue Heron Bridge. Tomorrow evening, they will head off to the Bahamas for sharks!
- Brian Skerry’s new book Sharks (via )
- A drop of water used as a lens (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS 5DS and 5DS R to v.1.1.1 (via )
- Humpback whales return to NYC in large numbers (via )
- DiCaprio and Mexican government draft plan to save Vaquita (via )
- Asian nations make plastic oceans promise (via )
- Great whites spotted off Santa Cruz beach (via )
- 10,000 coral transplanted in Bonaire (via )
- Nikon releases KeyMission 360/170 utility version 1.0.3. (via )
- After Effects CC version 14.2.1 is available (via )