Gates announces Sony F717 housing
Gates Underwater Products announces the availability of the Sony F717 Digital Still Housing. The F717 is the sibling to the highly successful Gates F707 housing. Available in standard and pro versions, the F717 has several lighting options including NiteRider HID video lights or the Gates F1000ES dedicated flash unit, which is directly and actively controlled by the Sony DSC-F717 camera. Now with the F717, underwater photographers have a third option -- using any Nikonos-compatible underwater strobe unit. Owners of Nikonos-compatible strobes can connect them with the new F717 housing and receive flash synchronization from the Sony DSC-F717 camera.
Bi-Monthly Photo Contest
Mike Oelrich has won Wetpixel's first bi-monthly photo contest (theme: sharks); his beautiful shark image has been posted as the photo of the day. If you are interested in participating in our photo contest, please check out our contest forum! We are not yet offering prizes, but stay tuned. :)
ECHENG West Palm Beach/Bahamas 2003
Eric Cheng goes to visit Jim Abernethy to photograph sharks.
Shark Photography Expedition, Bahamas
By popular demand from people I've been meeting here, I've been asked to link to the daily photos I've been posting on echeng.com. I will be joining the Dive Magazine folk from the UK next week aboard Jim Abernethy's Shearwater for a shark photography expedition in the Bahamas. Photos will be posted when I return, of course.
[see the travel log]
[see the travel log]
Aquatica D100 Housing
A review of Aquatica's D100 housing, with high-resolution photos of the housing.
Sea & Sea DX-S2 Pro
Sea & Sea has just announced the DX-S2 Pro, an underwater housing for the Fuji S2 Pro digital SLR. It is very similar to their D100 housing, and it looks like only the controls on the back are different. There is an active discussion going on in the wetpixel forums about this housing. Thanks to Allan, from Underwaterdigital.net for the heads up! [more info at sea & sea]
Backscatter - Sea & Sea DX-100 Housing
Light & Motion Tetra 5050
Light & Motion continues their innovation in underwater digital photography with the introduction of the Tetra 5050 for the 5 megapixel Olympus 5050 digital camera. The Tetra 5050 has all the proven features and reliability of previous models plus the addition of the newest ROC strobe control system. The new ROC system features a double flash exposure system that provides TTL type exposure control as well as 12 manual power settings on most TTL strobes. The Tetra 5050 makes getting that perfect shot a lot easier. [tetra page at light & motion]
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