Aquatica D2x Prototype Housing Photos
We have received 2 photos of the prototype Aquatica D2x housing. As you can see from this photos, this unit is machined from solid, much like units from Subal and UK-Germany. The photos show the unit after machining and assembly, but it is not painted yet. The housing is designed to work with all of the available Aquatica bayonet mount ports and other accessories. MSRP is reported to be $2,999
Vote for Sport Diver Magazine Cover
Sport Diver Magazine is using public voting to help them choose a cover for their next issue, the Photo Annual. Click through and vote, if you have an opinion! :)
ScubaDiving.com Announces 2005 Photo Contest Winners
This is a little late, but ScubaDiving.com has announced the winners of its 2005 Photo Contest. Congratulations to Wetpixel members Ralph Oberlander and Todd Mintz for receiving honorable mentions!
Aquatica D20 Housing Overview
Tom & Therisa Stack, who have been using the Canon 20D Digital SLR in an Aquatica A20 underwater housing for their commercial shoots, go over the features and benefits of shooting with the housing and camera combination. Included are detailed housing photographs and sample images taken with the rig.
Confessions of a Nikon Traitor
I really didn’t want to do it but I had no choice. I waited like a faithful puppy for Nikon to jump on the bandwagon and kick Canon’s rear but it never happened. I just became an old dog while everyone else was shooting bigger and faster with their Canon cameras.
When Jim Watt showed up in Palau as one of the judges for the underwater photo contest this year with a 10-22mm zoom for his new Canon 20D camera, that was the last straw. The D100s were bid a fond farewell as they served me well. The wonderful 10.5mm lens found a good home as did the 12-24 Nikkor. I cleaned house and restocked with Canon 20D bodies.
So, this is a story of both switching from Nikon to Canon and my first experiences with the Aquatica A20…
UWP Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Issue
Underwater Photography Magazine’s 25th Anniversary issue is now available, free to download from the UWPmag.com website. To mark the anniversary, this special issue includes an impressive list of photographers, including many Wetpixel members, who have contributed to the previous issues of this magazine, as well as all the usual content.
1 to 1 with Alex Mustard: Special digital day at Ocean Optics
On Saturday 9th July, Wetpixel Co-Admin Alex Mustard is running a FREE digital photography day at Ocean Optics in London. From noon, Alex will be on hand to offer one to one advice on how to improve your underwater images. Then as a special evening event Alex will make a presentation to reveal the intricacies of the techniques that he has used to produce his best underwater digital photographs.
The event is free, but with limited space, the talk is by ticket only - contact Ocean Optics to reserve yours. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to learn simple skills that will greatly help you to make better underwater photographs, regardless of the digital camera that you own. And did I mention it is FREE!
Disney ditches shark fin soup
As most of you know, Disney planned to serve shark fin soup at its Hong Kong location, provoking an outcry from conservation groups and much of the general public. In a press release Friday, Disney said it has decided to remove shark’s fin soup from the menu, altogether.
“After careful consideration and a thorough review process, we were not able to identify an environmental sustainable fishing source, leaving us no alternative except to remove shark’s fin soup from our wedding banquet menu,’’ the press release said.
- World’s largest aquatic insect discovered in China (via )
- Blackmagic design updates camera firmware to version 1.8.2 (via )
- Adobe releases Camera Raw release candidate version 8.6 (via )
- Free Aperture to Lightroom migration tool in open beta (via )
- Seahorses growl when stressed study shows (via )
- Artist Nathaniel Stern and his team make underwater scans (via )
- Japan’s prime minister confirms whale hunt to resume in… (via )
- Nikon NX-D software to be released for free in a week (via )
- Stunning school of mobula rays NG photo of the day (via )
- New TSA rules require batteries to be charged before flights (via )