Olympus announces new housings
Melville, New York, March 3, 2003 - Olympus America today introduced three new heavy-duty housings to support underwater digital imaging enthusiasts. The PT-014, PT-015, and PT-016 underwater housings are designed for use with Olympus C-50 Zoom, C-5050 Zoom and Stylus 300 or 400 digital camera models, respectively.
These models have been available for a long time now from Japan, and this press release probably means that Olympus is going to start distributing the housings in the USA.
Printing Digital Images (for beginners)
James Wiseman provides an introduction to digital image printing.
Diving Abroad with a Digital Underwater Camera (for beginners)
James Wiseman discusses important travel considerations with your underwater digital camera setup.
Sea & Sea announces DX-3000
Carlsbad, CA (Feb. 25, 2003)
Mauricio Handler’s Aquatica D100 Review
A snippet from the review: “The first thing I noticed when I took an initial look at this fully functioning prototype was that it was very similar in look, size and feel to other Aquatica housings particularly the A100. The cast aluminum housings are anodized black and painted using a durable polyurethane powder paint with a clear top coat giving the housing a very stylized finish. The housing felt comfortable in my hands…” [read the review]
Gates announces Sony F717 housing
Gates Underwater Products announces the availability of the Sony F717 Digital Still Housing.
The F717 is the sibling to the highly successful Gates F707 housing. Available in standard and pro versions, the F717 has several lighting options including NiteRider HID video lights or the Gates F1000ES dedicated flash unit, which is directly and actively controlled by the Sony DSC-F717 camera. Now with the F717, underwater photographers have a third option – using any Nikonos-compatible underwater strobe unit. Owners of Nikonos-compatible strobes can connect them with the new F717 housing and receive flash synchronization from the Sony DSC-F717 camera.
Bi-Monthly Photo Contest
Mike Oelrich has won Wetpixel’s first bi-monthly photo contest (theme: sharks); his beautiful shark image has been posted as the photo of the day. If you are interested in participating in our photo contest, please check out our contest forum! We are not yet offering prizes, but stay tuned. :)
ECHENG West Palm Beach/Bahamas 2003
Eric Cheng goes to visit Jim Abernethy to photograph sharks.
- 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)
- Video: Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef (via BBC)
- Hawaii’s Lake Waiau mysteriously disappearing (via )
- Tube worms fluorescence due to Vitamin B (via )