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New York Times, Digital Underwater Photo

New York Times, Digital Underwater

A year ago, Douglas David Seifert took a photo with his Canon D60 that became the first digital cover for Dive Magazine. In tomorrow's New York Times, the Science section will feature a story on the annual snapper spawning ritual in Belize, which will contain two digital underwater images of whale sharks, also taken by Douglas. One was snapped with a Canon EOS D60, and the other with a Canon EOS 1Ds.

Also be on the lookout for the current issue of Nature's Best, which -- surprise! -- features both film-based and digital whale shark photos by Mr. Seifert.

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UwP Mag Issue #19 Photo

UwP Mag Issue #19

Underwater Photography Magazine Issue #19 is out, and as usual, it features many great articles and photos. It even has a blurb about the recent Digital Shootout Fiji, and includes a reprint of all of the first place images in the Shootout Photo Contest!

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Fantasea CP-3N for Coolpix 2200, 3200, 4100 Photo

Fantasea CP-3N for Coolpix 2200, 3200, 4100

Fantasea have announced that the newly announced Nikon 4100 digital camera fits perfectly in their P-3N molded plastic housing, originally designed for the Nikon Coolpix 2200 and 3200.

The Fantasea P-3N Housing features 4 function control buttons including zoom and image review. The maximum operating depth is 40meters/130 ft. The P-3N retails for $149.95 and includes one year of flood insurance. More information can be found on Fantasea's website.

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Nexus D70 Housing Photo

Nexus D70 Housing

Our sponsors over at Marine Camera Distributors sent us photos of one of the the first production D70 housings. The Nexus D70 housing was on display at the Long Beach Show a week ago. We're looking forward to seeing it ourselves!

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The Mystery of RAW Converters

Wetpixel editor Eric Cheng writes about different RAW converters and what you might expect from each of them. Is JPG better than RAW in certain situations? Why do sunballs look so bad after RAW conversion? Note that there is a Canon slant to the article, so you Nikon folk out there might want to get your barf-bags ready.

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