Ocean Optics of London is moving
Ocean Optics, one of the world’s best known underwater camera shops, is moving (although not very far) to new premises in Central London (UK). Ocean Optics, specialists in underwater photography since 1976, are the UK dealers for Subal, Nexus, Inon and Subtronic.
Steve Warren of Ocean Optics told Wetpixel “We are delighted (and excited!) to announce that we are moving to new premises on London’s Strand. This expansion for Ocean Optics is much overdue and will provide us with much more space for properly displaying and demonstrating our equipment ranges.”
St. Patrick’s Day - Post Green Photos!
Well, guys, I’ve been doing what seems like endless tweaking on the new design. Today, I put the diver’s silhouette back into the logo to remind us of what Wetpixel used to be. I also added a “Last N forum posts” area to the main page, which you can find in the right-hand area under FORUM ACTIVITY.
Boston Sea Rovers 51st Clinic 2005
After the tremendous fortune of being invited to give a seminar on underwater digital photography last year, I returned this year to give two 3-hour workshops at the 51st Boston Sea Rovers Clinic, held as usual at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Unlike the wonderful weather we had last year, this year’s clinic was held buried in snow—just before the arrival of a massive New England winter storm.
On the evening of Friday, March 4th, the speakers, sponsors and Sea Rover members assembled at the Gamble Mansion for a party. The Sea Rovers Clinic is known for attracting household names in the industry, and this year’s event was no different…
Fuji S3 Pro - 10-stop dynamic range
DPReview has posted a review of the Fuji S3 Pro, the successor to the popular S2 Pro, which many underwater photographers used for Nikon-mount lens and TTL strobe compatability. The S3 Pro has done away with TTL compatibility, but claims to offer a greater dynamic range than cameras have using traditional sensors.
Phil says, “The S3 Pro’s unique selling feature, its extended dynamic range, really does exist and does work. We measured up to 10 stops of dynamic range in the camera’s “Wide 2” mode…”
Inon D-2000 S-TTL Strobe
BBSR Scientific Photography Course
Cephalopod expert Dr. James Wood is offering a course on scientific photography at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR) this July 31 to August 20th, 2005. The intense, three week course is open to members of the public with a science or photography background, and will cover the photography basics and more advanced topics, like underwater photography.
Nikon D2X and Subal ND2 Review
For the last couple of years Nikon photographers have looked across pretty jealously at the top of the range digital SLRs offered by Canon. In the prosumer DSLR category the Nikon D70 is a good alternative to Canon’s offerings, but at the high spec end the Canon 1DS and 1DS Mk2 have stood pretty much unchallenged by Nikon. That was until two weeks ago, when Nikon finally released the highly anticipated 12.4 Megapixel D2X.
Wetpixel Co-Admin, Alex Mustard has just returned from a week in the Red Sea shooting underwater with this camera. Here is his report.
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