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Rob Galbraith: CF Performance w/ the D70

Rob Galbraith has updated his compact flash card performance database to include the new Nikon D70 digital SLR camera. I was shocked to see that when used with the fastest card in the test, the D70 records a RAW file at an amazing 4670K/sec! This is twice as fast as the older Nikon D100 and Canon 10D and almost three times as fast as the Canon Digital Rebel.

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Aquatica developing a Kodak DSC Pro SLR/N Housing

Press Release Excerpt: Aquatica, o­ne of the world's true leaders in underwater housing design and development has recognized the potential of [the Kodak DSC Pro SLR/N] and is already producing the tooling for the first prototype housings for the new [camera].  The new housing will access all the key functions to a working depth of 300 feet.  All ports will be interchangable with those of other Aquatica housings,  keeping in line their policy of interchangability between systems...

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Commercial Dive Trips Forum

We've just created a new forum category called "Commercial Dive Trips" for commercial dive trip listings. In the past, we've been sensitive about non-Wetpixel trips being advertised in our forums, but now you have our blessing to be as blatantly commercial as you would like to be -- as long as you stay within the boundaries of the "Commercial Dive Trips" forum. :) Please read the ground rules in the forum category before proceeding.

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Nexus D70 Housing Exclusive Photos Photo

Nexus D70 Housing Exclusive Photos

Lee Peterson over at Wetpixel sponsor Marine Camera Distributors has sent us some exclusive photos of a prototype Nexus D70 housing. The D70 housing will have more controls o­n it than the D100 housing does, and they both are set up for external operation through 2 extra ports (i.e. possible remote trigger, external battery packs etc.). There is also a new handle with different hole patterns for strobe mounting, and a beautiful new 8mm thick glass multi-coated dome port that is just under 8" in diameter.  Expected ship date for the new housing is mid-May. Contact Marine Camera Distributors for more information! (go to related link for photos of the housing, or discuss in forums)

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Epoque EHN-5400 housing for Nikon Coolpix 5400 Photo

Epoque EHN-5400 housing for Nikon Coolpix 5400

Check out the new Epoque EHN-5400 housing for the Nikon Coolpix 5400:  it's compact, made of high intensity ABS resin, and has a reinforced optical glass port.  The Epoque housing has dual o-ring seals, is depth rated to 45m, and has an external flash sync connector or fiber optic sync connector.

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