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Celebrate the Sea 2008 International Imagery Competition Photo

Celebrate the Sea 2008 International Imagery Competition

Celebrate the Sea has announced a final call for entries. The photo and video competition features over $50,000 in cash and dive destination prizes, and prominent judges include Emory Kristof, David Doubilet, Daniel Mecier, and more.

The deadline for submission is May 10, 2008! Continue reading for the full Celebrate the Sea press release and details about the WOW Philippines Imagery Competition…

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Sea & Sea MDX-PRO Mark III underwater housing review Photo

Sea & Sea MDX-PRO Mark III underwater housing review

The Sea & Sea MDX-PRO Mark III is Sea & Sea’s flagship underwater housing designed for Canon 1D and 1Ds Mark III digital SLRs.  Don Kehoe and I reviewed the housing during a week in Florida photographing manatees in Crystal River and small critters underneath the Blue Heron Bridge.

Continue reading for a detailed description of the housing, including nearly 30 photos, notes about ergonomics, and information about our custom INON viewfinder installation by Backscatter.

UPDATED: see a video of the camera firing at 10 fps… with strobes!

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Diverwire news feed for scuba divers Photo

Diverwire news feed for scuba divers

Check out Diverwire, a scuba-diving news feed from our friends over at DiveNewswire Networks. Diverwire presents regular updates on dive travel, scuba products, photography and videography, and more—all targeted at scuba divers.

Diverwire is free, and is perfect for divers who want breaking news across the entire industry sent via email or RSS. Sign up here, if you’re interested!

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UWP Magazine Issue #41 available for download Photo

UWP Magazine Issue #41 available for download

Underwater Photography Magazine Issue 41 is now available for download. The issue contains articles, reviews, and profiles involving Carol Grant, Mark Baine, Dave Harasti, Mark Webster, Berkley White, Rob Spray, Karin Brussaard, Alex Kirkbride, Aengus Moran, Don Silcock, Joseph Dovala, Martin Edge, and more on topics including the discovery of new species, shark understanding and conservation, equipment reviews, and macro and black and white techniques.

UWP Magazine is a free PDF magazine, published every two months.

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Sea & Sea announces YS-17 TTL strobe, compact camera accessories Photo

Sea & Sea announces YS-17 TTL strobe, compact camera accessories

Sea & Sea has announced the YS-17 TTL slave strobe and five accessory products for use with the Sony MPK-WD MarinePack underwater housings (and other compact digital systems). The YS-17 features a 14 GN, 70-degree beam angle, and 3-second recycle time on 2AA batteries.

The new compact camera accessories include a universal grip, a lighting package (with the YS-17), a 0.6x wide-angle conversion lens for the Sony MPK-WD, and a close-up lens and adapter. Continue reading for the full press release…

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Wetpixel Photo of the Week now on Facebook and WordPress Photo

Wetpixel Photo of the Week now on Facebook and WordPress

Every week dozens of photographers take part in the Wetpixel Photo of the Week contest. It’s generating some amazing photos right from our own community - sharing these images with a larger audience has now been made even easier! Wetpixel’s Cor Bosman has created a Facebook application and a WordPress widget that allows you to add this imagery to your own Facebook profile or WordPress journal.

Both applications will automatically update once a new winner has been announced. In addition, the WordPress widget can be styled to fit your personal website. For examples of these applications, check out Cor’s facebook profile and the side of his WordPress journal.

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Seatool details compact close-up lenses and C40D for Canon 40D dSLR Photo

Seatool details compact close-up lenses and C40D for Canon 40D dSLR

After its availability in Japan was discussed in the forums, Seatool has posted an English version of the product release for the Seatool C40D housing for the Canon 40D digital SLR. The aluminum housing weighs only 6oz underwater using a 60mm macro lens, is compatible with the Inon 45-degree viewfinder, and is rated to 200 ft.

In addition, Seatool has detailed their close-up lenses made specifically for use with the Olympus digicam housings. The lenses are held in mounts from 40.5mm to 67mm diameter in two and three-element lens sets.

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RSMAS 2008 Underwater Photography Contest Photo

RSMAS 2008 Underwater Photography Contest

The RSMAS (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science) is running a photo contest with dive travel and cash prizes with a deadline for submission of March 31, 2008. Only amateur photographers can enter (defined as those who make less than 20% of their income through photography), and no photos that have been accepted for publication will be accepted.

Many Wetpixel members placed in last year’s competition (including Patrick Weir taking the grand prize). You can submit up to three entries in each category (Wide Angle, Macro, Portrait), and entry is free.

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