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Forum Problem Solved

Hi Folks. We had a day or so of downtime due to the Santy Worm, but we have since fixed the problem. Please let us know if you notice any other corrupted areas of the site!

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Fix Light Review Posted Photo

Fix Light Review Posted

Digital cameras, and especially consumer cameras, have difficulty acquiring autofocus lock in dim lighting. Since light is removed by the water column, in many diving situations, it is beneficial to have a supplementary light source to help the camera focus. A bright focused light source is good for spotting, but it can be a problem as it may show up as a hot-spot in slower exposures. The solution is to use a lamp with a diffuser that spreads out the light in an even pattern. One such light is the FIX LIGHT manufactured by Fisheye in Japan . Wetpixel received this light for review and testing and I am happy to report the results.

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Fisheye FIX LIGHT HG20DX Spotting Light Photo

Fisheye FIX LIGHT HG20DX Spotting Light

Digital cameras, and especially consumer cameras, have difficulty acquiring autofocus lock in dim lighting. Since light is removed by the water column, in many diving situations, it is beneficial to have a supplementary light source to help the camera focus. A bright focused light source is good for spotting, but it can be a problem as it may show up as a hot-spot in slower exposures. The solution is to use a lamp with a diffuser that spreads out the light in an even pattern. One such light is the FIX LIGHT manufactured by Fisheye in Japan . Wetpixel received this light for review and testing and I am happy to report the results.

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Hugyfot Nikon D70 Housing Photo

Hugyfot Nikon D70 Housing

A note in our forums informed us that Hugyfot's new Nikon D70 housing will be ready "in the next few weeks." I would like to Hugyfot's website, but neither hugyfot.de nor hugyfot.com has any useful information.

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Trip Report: Uepi Island Resort Photo

Trip Report: Uepi Island Resort

I've just posted a trip report and review of the Uepi Island Resort, which is located on Marovo Lagoon in the Solomon Islands. Uepi offers fantastic diving with backpacker-style accomodations.

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SEA 2004 Correction

Our apologies for leaving John Durden out of the mentioned Wetpixel members. John won first place in the Novice Print category. Congratulations, John!

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