Nikon D2x and Nexus Housing Review Photo

Nikon D2x and Nexus Housing Review

Depending upon one’s chosen perspective, the D2x is either ridiculously expensive or immensely functional, probably both at once. Weighing in with 12 mega pixels of resolution and a host of updated features, the D2x is, for the digital moment, Nikon’s top of the line camera. After a good deal of investigation, procrastination, and soul searching, the D2x is what finally got me back into a single lens reflex for my underwater photography. This report is the result of my first outing with the D2x, ensconced in a Nexus submersible housing…

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Patima housing for the Canon 350D Photo

Patima housing for the Canon 350D

Patima has announced a housing for the popular Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT.  The EHC-350DX is an aluminum housing with a screw thread port system.  Patima also has plans to introduce a housing for the Canon 580EX Speedlite.  Update: Continue reading to view new photos of the Patima 350D and 580EX housing sent in by Wetpixel sponsor Marine Camera.

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Possible Failure of Cameras Using Certain Sony Sensors

Today, a number of camera companies have announced product “advisories” due to discovered defects in their cameras.  If these defects posed safety hazards, they would be called “recalls” but since they are more of a nuisance, they are called “advisories” so that the companies do not assume liability.  I make this point not because I’m annoyed at the companies (although I am) but to explain the difference between a “recall” and a “product advisory.” 

In any case, apparently, a few batches of Sony manufactured sensors are exhibiting problems which result in a distorted image, or a black image.

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Visions In Sea Conference 22nd Oct

The popular Visions In The Sea Conference is taking place in London (UK) on Saturday 22nd October. This is a conference that invites top underwater photographers and gets them to provide the Visions delgates with real world skills that they can apply immidiately to their own photography. Visions is not just about the speakers showing their best shots, instead they are encouraged to talk specifically on certain subjects and show both their images that worked and those that didn’t. The focus of the event is firmly on digital this year. This years speakers include Martin Edge, Charles Hood, Jason Isley, Peter Rowlands and Wetpixel Co-Admin Alex Mustard. Tickets for the whole day cost £69 and are available from Ocean Optics.

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Wetpixels Reaches 10000

Wetpixel once again confirms its number one place on the Internet for Digital Underwater Photography by reaching 10000 discussion topics in our Forum! That’s right, the 4250+ Members of Wetpixel have started over 10,000 different digital discussions on the various aspects of underwater photography. Our recently expanded moderation team helps keep these in check and makes it easier for you to find the most important discussions by pinning them at the top of the forums. Classic discussions are later transfered to the Best of Wetpixel Forum. Another tip for finding the most exciting discussion topics is to look at the number of views - anything that has been viewed more than 1000 times should not be missed. So jump in and get involved in the forum’s today.

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Magic Filter Review Photo

Magic Filter Review

When Alex Mustard first announced the Magic Filter I was pretty excited as I was in the market for a red filter for my newly purchased 10.5mm wide angle lens.  I was interested in a red filter because I wanted to experiment with the manual White Balance option that a digital SLR offers.  As a full time underwater image maker, a lot of my work involves video and in the realm of underwater video, the red filter is king.  When shooting video without lights and manually white balancing off a slightly off white slate, rich saturated colour can be captured from further away than what can be obtained using strobes on a still camera.

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Scubadru’s Open Letter to the TSA

Have you found items missing from your checked luggage after a US flight? Anyone who’s traveled with expensive equipment can relate to the problems, especially frequent travelers. With the arrest of TSA inspectors and officers for theft and the losses incurred by travelers, it is time for US travelers to take action against the disorganized and ineffective TSA. TSA funding is allocated by federal lawmakers , i.e . congressional and senate control.  If US citizens make it known of their displeasure and the inefficiencies of TSA, perhaps we will garner the change necessary to make our airport and airline security safer yet more traveler friendly.

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