OWU and DEEP 2017 contests open for entries
The 2017 Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia contests are now open for entries. Co hosted between Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide, these two contests represent the very best of underwater imaging and some amazing prizes area available. The deadlines for entries are 4 February and 25 February 2017 respectively
Free eBook: Lightroom Performance
Victoria Bampton, aka the Lightroom Queen, has released a free pdf eBook which gives practical information about how to improve Lightroom’s performance. She delves into how Lightroom works, how to set it up, hardware choices and workflow techniques, all in the aim of improving its speed and performance.
Humpback whale hanging out in Hudson River off NYC
For about a week now, a humpback whale has been spotted in the Hudson River off New York City. About a year ago a similar sighting of a lone humpback whale in the Hudson River was made, which indicates this may be a new annual occurrence. Efforts have been made in recent decades to clean up the waters of the Hudson River as well as limiting menhaden fishing, a known humpback whale food source.
Sea&Sea releases housing accessories
Sea&Sea announces housing for EOS 5D Mark IV
Previewed at DEMA, Sea&Sea has announced their MDX housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The new housing offers levers for important controls, dampers to ensure that the command dial controls do not slip and the shutter release tension is adjustable. The MDX-5D Mark IV is compatible with Sea&Sea’s Optical YS Converter (in manual mode only currently), ports and viewfinders.
Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder
Sony has announced the FS7 Mark II camcorder. It has the features of the original FS7, but adds electronic ND filters, a lever lock E-mount and “mechanical design improvements” It records to an XQD card and Sony has also announced a 256GB version, which allows for 45 minutes recoding at 4K 60P.
Video: Teleconverter vs Cropped Sensor
Show Coverage: DEMA 2016
In an ideal world, the whole Wetpixel community would be able to attend (and many do), but for those of you that cannot, Adam Hanlon, Abu Mullens and Drew Wohl (together with a guest appearance by Eric Cheng) plan to bring the show to you. We will be reporting from the show every day, so please keep checking back for updates. If you are at the show and see us wandering around, please come over and say hi!
- Underwater NG photo of the day by Alejandro Pietro (via )
- FISH-i Africa working to halt illegal commercial fishing (via )
- NG photographer Cotton Coulson dies while diving in Norway (via )
- Live walrus cam in Round Island, Alaska (via )
- Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark passes at 75 (via )
- Nikon updates D750 firmware to 1.02 (via )
- Canon updates EOS 7D Mark II firmware to 1.04 (via )
- Long exposure portraits lit by bioluminescent plankton (via )
- Tenba unveils self-stowing camera bag (via )
- Motion updated to version 5.2.1 (via )