Follow Wetpixel at Beneath the Sea!
We’ve arrived in Secaucus, NJ and will be heading over to the Meadowlands Exposition Center soon to set up for Beneath the Sea 2010. If you’re going to BTS, please stop by booth 109 to say hi! We’ll be showing off our magazine and t-shirts while we cover the show. I bumped into Blake, Norma, Jean and Joe (Aquatica) at the airport and resisted the urge to snap a few photos for pre-show coverage.
We’ve still got a few extra exhibits-only passes for BTS. If you’re interested, follow @wetpixel on Twitter and send us a message with a request! I suspect that there are only a handful of dive folks who use Twitter, but it’s worth a try.
Aquatica announces TLC Tripod
Continuing their flurry of announcements leading up to the Beneath the Sea show, Aquatica launched their all new TLC tripod today for video SLRs and other compact video cameras. The tripod features a pan/tilt head and uses standard TLC arms for the legs.
The TLC Tripod includes three 11 inch segments and will retail for $495. Aquatica will show the new tripod this weekend in their booth at the Beneath the Sea show.
Aquatica announces port adapters for Subal and Sea and Sea
Aquatica today announced that they are releasing a series of port adapters to allow owners of other housing systems to migrate to the Aquatica line. The first will accommodate older generation Subal (Type 3) ports. This adapter actually fits inside the Aquatica bayonet, and does not add any extension to the ports being adapted. As a result, any lenses can be used as they normally would have on a Subal housing, from the Nikon 10.5mm fisheye on up the focal range.
The second port adapter will accept Sea & Sea NX generation ports, but due to size restrictions adds a small amount of extension. This has been specifically calculated to accommodate the Tokina 10-17 zoom without further extension. Both ports adapters are manufactured from anodized aluminum, and are slated to ship this spring with a suggested retail price of $95.
Wetpixel Quarterly Issue 1 is on sale!
Now’s your chance to get the first print issue of Wetpixel Quarterly for only $9.99 (a 38% savings)! WPQ #1 is what started it all, including a portfolio of Norbert Wu, winners of the 2007 OWU and DEEP Indonesia photo contests, and more.
We’ve also discounted what’s left of our 2009 T-shirts to $14.95 each (Mens S, and Ladies S and M). To see our t-shirt selection, click on over to the Wetpixel swag page and scroll to the bottom.
Aquatica announces new Mini Dome 100
The parade of the compact domes continues! Aquatica today announced the launch of their new four inch dome port, the Mini Dome 100 featuring BK-7 coated glass. The dome port is specifically designed for fisheye lenses such as the 10.5mm Nikkor, 10mm Sigma, and ever-versatile 10-17mm Tokina zoom. The Mini 100 joins Aquatica’s exisiting line of dome ports, including their 9.25 inch glass Mega Dome, 8 inch and 6 inch acrylic domes. Aquatica also announced that they will soon be manufacturing this port to fit other brands of housings as well.
The Aquatica Mini Dome 100 will offer optical anti reflection and scratch resistant coatings, and of particular interest to technical divers, is rated to 90m/300ft. The dome port will become available this spring, at a suggested retail cost of $699. Aquatica will have the Mini Dome 100 on display at their booth this weekend at the Beneath the Sea 2010 show.
New Ikelite housings for Canon cameras
Socorro Island, Mexico, re-opens to divers
Adobe CS5 coming out April 12
Adobe has announced the global launch of Creative Suite 5, which will be held on April 12. We’re particularly looking forward to two features: Photoshop CS5’s new “content-aware fill,” which looks like it will be ideal for removing backscatter, and Packager for Flash, a new product that will allow users to create iPhone and iPad applications from Flash.
Continue reading for a video that shows off the new content-aware fill feature.
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