Aquatica announces housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Aquatica has announced their new housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II mirrorless camera. The AE-M1 Mk II offers lever controls for REC and Fn2 buttons and all menu navigation buttons have been moved closer to the edge of the housing. It can be supplied with an opto-electrical converter, Nikonos or Ikelite strobe triggering, has “self finding” controls and a magnetic camera saddle.
Inon ceases production of z240 strobe
Inon has announced that they have ceased production of their Z240 strobe, in preparation for the release of a new model. Once current dealers have sold out of their existing stock, there will be no more new Z240s available. Details of the new model have not yet been announced, but as soon as they are, we will be letting the Wetpixel community know.
Jack O’Neill, pioneer of the wetsuit, has passed away
Jack O’Neill, founder of the O’Neill company and developer of the neoprene wetsuit, has died of natural causes in his home in Santa Cruz, California. O’Neill was 94 years old. In the 1970’s O’Neill lost his eye in a surfing accident, which resulted in his signature eye patch. He was an eternal ocean lover and late in life became an ocean and environmental advocate.
Seacam announces housing for KeyMission 360
Paralenz ships diving action cam
Paralenz has announced that their diving action cam is now available. It can capture 4K at 30fps and has built in depth filters that utilise an on-board depth sensor to automatically color correct its footage. The same sensor can also add screen overlays. The Paralenz camera is waterproof to 200 meters (656 feet).
A black and white series of humpback whales by Jem Cresswell
Photographer Jem Cresswell has released a series of stunning black and white portraits of humpback whales titled Giants. The series was shot over three years in the waters surrounding Tonga where the whales visit during their annual migration. The series is a selection of images weeded down from over 10,000 photos shot during his time there.
Final Call: DUC Shootout 2017
The DUC Shootout is making a final call for entries. Entries must have been taken between 1 December 2016 to 31 May 2017 in Mozambique, South Africa or Namibia. The organisers are keen to get visiting divers to enter images: “If you visited South Africa between 1st of Dec 2016 and 31st of May 2017 to take underwater images be sure to check out South Africa national underwater shootout the DUC Shootout and enter your images.”
Full details of EOS C200 Cinema camera are leaked
The official specifications and press release for the Canon EOS C200 compact Cinema camera have been released. It is capable of recording the new Cinema RAW Light format at 4K DCI 50P and 4K UHD recording at 150Mbps to SD cards in MP4. It has a 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 8.85M and a newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors giving a native ISO range of 100 to 102,400.
- SwellPro waterproof drone that also floats and films underwater (via )
- Attenborough’s public opposition halts bridge in Borneo (via )
- New video about the BVI artificial reef (via )
- Scientists find live giant shipworm, the unicorn of mollusks (via )
- Fairy shrimp may be underfoot (via )
- Dead sharks washing up on San Francisco bay area shorelines (via )
- New sieve turns seawater into drinking water (via )
- Apple updates Motion to 5.3.2 and Compressor to 4.3.2 (via )
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro X to 10.3.3 (via )
- Canon updates EOS 5D Mark IV firmware to 1.0.4 (via )