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.
Digital Shootout Fiji 2004 - Updated
Hey, guys. This photo of Berkley White dancing with a local Fijian woman serves to inform you that I have updated the Digital Shootout Fiji 2004 site with image captions and the winning images in the photo contest! Please theshootout.org. If you are interested in future shootouts, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Wetpixel Server Status (IMPORTANT)
Hi, readers. Wetpixel has outgrown its current server, so we may be down intermittently over the next couple of weeks. I'm working on migrating to a different server, which should only take a day or two once I flip the switch. During that time, the forums may be disrupted, but it should only be a temporary problem! Please bear with me while I fix this problem. -Eric
Delkin USB Bridge
Rob Galbraith has gotten a chance to test the Delkin USB Bridge - a product that allows users to connect two USB devices without using a computer. The unit tested was USB1.1 only, not the faster USB2.0 Applications for digital photographers are many, but a few that I can think of right off the bat are: connecting your digital camera directly to a portable USB hard drive, connecting a camera directly to a portable CD or DVD writer, and copying images from one CF card to another using 2 card readers. Rob tested a prototype unit. Delkin's announced price is $70 US.
Free issue of Fathoms
Wetpixel members only: get a free issue of Fathoms, a high-quality dive magazine with great articles and underwater photography spreads! To get your free issue, log-in to Wetpixel and click on "Promotions - Free Stuff" in the side menu area. Look for the Fathoms link, click through, and fill out the form. If you are not yet a Wetpixel member, please sign-up today! We don't share your member information, and would love to have you in our community.
INON Accessory Parts for PT-020 Housing
INON America is now providing a base plate adapter
Digital Shootout Fiji 2004 Webcast
Hello, from Fiji! James and I are having a great time here at the Digital Shootout 2004 in Taveuni. It's been a lot of fun to spend time with the participants and the Backscatter, Light & Motion, and Optiquatics guys. I'm in the process of uploading a web report of the first three days of the Digital Shootout. The modem is slow; expect the upload to be completed in an hour or two!
Digital Shootout Fiji Webcast 2004
Eric Cheng and James Wiseman report from Taveuni, Fiji, where they are participating as staff in this year's Digital Shootout in Fiji. The Digital Shootout is a learning event sponsored by Backscatter, Light & Motion, and Optiquatics. This year's lecturers include Backscatter's Berkley White, professional marine photographer Jim Watt, Adobe evangelists Julieanne Kost and Daniel Brown, Richard Todd of Todd Productions, and Wetpixel's Eric Cheng.
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- New archaeological discovery off Britain to change history (via )
- Sea levels rose 4 inches along the northeast in 2 years (via )
- Olympus releases firmware v3.0 for OM-D E-M1 (via )
- Graveyard of giant lemurs discovered in Madagascar (via )
- Video: Octopus captures a crab, out of the water (via )
- Google’s Eric Schmidt gives $10M to Monterey Bay Aquarium (via )
- NG photo of the day Manatees by Ryan Nelson (via )
- Limpet teeth are nature’s strongest material (via )
- Amazon UK lists Lightroom 6 (via )