Results: Eilat Red Sea and World Shoot Out 2014
The Eilat Red Sea and World Shoot Outs concluded last Sunday 13 September with an award ceremony held in Eilat. 67 participants from 9 countries competed for prizes in nine categories during the actual shoot out, whilst the World Shoot Out attracted online entries from all over the world. The shoot out also hosted an attempt for the world’s largest live-streamed underwater event.
Appeal: Water filters for Hurricane Odile survivors
Hurricane Odile has cut a swath through Baja, causing large amounts of flooding and disrupting travel and infrastructure. Wetpixel’s friends, Solmar V are responding by providing portable water filters to those left without safe drinking water. They are seeking donations to help sustain this, please visit their Waves for Water fundraising page to assist their efforts.
Filmmaker Martin Dohrn creates special camera to film bioluminescence
Call for Entries: Underwater Photographer of the Year London 2015
The Underwater Photographer of the Year, London 2015 (UPY London), is calling for entries. It features categories for UK and international entries and for images shot in UK or international waters. The the Underwater Photographer of the Year and other winners will be announced on 14 February 2015 at an award ceremony on stage at the London International Dive Show. The deadline for entries is 5 January 2015.
Subal, Nexus and Seacam announce D810 housings
Seacam Nexus and Subal have announced their intention to support the Nikon D810 SLR camera and have images of their new housings. Seacam’s version is shipping now and is priced the same as their D800 version , with Subal’s housing scheduled to follow sometime in October and Nexus’s available for pre-order. Full details of the housings as well as Nexus and Subal’s prices are not yet available, although as soon as we have them, we will post them.
Panasonic announces the LX100 4K compact camera
Amongst the inevitable slew of pre-Photokina announcements, Panasonic has announced the LX100 compact camera. Featuring a 12.8 megapixel Micro 4/3 sensors and a 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 lens, the camera is capable of capturing 4K video at 30/25fps in MP4 format. It also offer an option of a “4K Photo mode”, which allows the user to capture stills from the 4K footage and has focus peaking available.
Canon unveils the G7 X large sensor compact
Canon has unveiled the PowerShot G7 X camera which features a 1” 20.2-megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor. This gives it an ISO range of 125 - 12,800 and as it is also equipped with the DIGIC 6 processing engine, shooting speeds of up to 6.5 fps. The lens is a 24-100mm equivalent with a built in ND filter. Controls include a programmable front control ring an EV dial, and tow customizable buttons.
Canon announces the EOS 7D Mark II
Canon has announced their long awaited successor to the 7D SLR camera. The EOS 7D Mark II features a new 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, giving an ISO range of 100-16000 and a burst rate of up to 10fps. AF is 65 point all Cross Type with -3 EV and the company’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, combined with the iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) scene recognition system.
- 11 More pilot whales found dead in Florida Keys (via )
- Local Hawaiians killing Monk Seals (via )
- Review of the Nikon AW1 (via )
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )
- New marine conservation zones for UK (via BBC)