New TSA security measures for cameras in carry on bags
There were announcements last week stating that the US Transport and Safety Administration (TSA) was now requiring travellers to unpack any cameras in carry on baggage in order to carry out additional screening. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon recently travelled via the U.S.A. with camera gear and is able to provide some first hand insight into the new rules’ implementation.
Nauticam ships housing for Sony a9
Nauticam are shipping their NA-A9 housing for the Sony A9 mirrorless camera. It uses the same port systems as that of the NA-A7II and offers lens support for 13 Sony lenses, Canon EF lenses (via a port adaptor and lens converter) and Nauticam’s water contact lenses. The housing “inherits the core design elements from the Nauticam pro DSLR range, and bundles them in a more compact package.”
Megamouth shark filmed in Komodo
Divers Penny Bielich and Heikki Innanen were scuba diving in the right place at the right time (with a camera filming, too) when a Megamouth shark happened to swim by. The divers were visiting Komodo National Park in Indonesia aboard the Samata Luxury Liveaboard and diving at the Shotgun dive site. Bielich captured the incredible footage on his camera. They estimate that the shark was 5 meters long.
Nikon trails the D850
As a part of the celebrations marking the company’s centenary, Nikon has trailed then release of anew FX format pro camera called the D850. As yet, there are scant concrete details beyond that it will be “next frontier in full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed SLR cameras.” As more official information becomes available, Wetpixel will keep updating this post.
Interview: Jeff Orlowski on the gear used to film Chasing Coral
Jeff Orlowski, the director of the film “Chasing Coral,” recently released on Netflix, was interviewed in Moviemaker’s “What’s in Your Kit? column. he article lists the equipment used and also mentions the way the team used laser pointers and laminated reference photos to position cameras for time-lapse sequences.
Michael Phelps didn’t race a real shark on Shark Week and the Internet wasn’t happy
The much anticipated Discovery Shark Week is now in full swing. After months of hype about the race between Olympian Michael Phelps and a great white shark, the race aired last night in the United States. Spoiler alert, Phelps did not in fact race a great white shark. Researchers took the average speed of a great white shark and Michael Phelps raced a cgi version of it. Of course for many reasons the race was logistically implausible to begin with, but regardless the Internet was not happy.
Anglerfish ships version 2 of their remote strobe trigger
Anglerfish Creative Lighting has announced version 2 of their optical remote strobe trigger. Trigger version 2 is lighter, smaller and has a sensor that has a wider field of view. Features carried over from version 1 include optical and electrical sync cable options and a built in rechargeable battery. It has a depth limit of 100 m (330 ft.).
Aquatica announces AGH5 housing
Aquatica has announced their AGH5 housings for the Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera. It features a redesigned shutter lever, levers for ISO and white balance, and easy access to Fn2 and Fn5 programmable buttons. There are 3 ports for accessories and electrical or optical strobe triggering options.
- Panasonic updates GH5 firmware to version 1.1 (via )
- Great white feasts on towed whale carcass (via )
- Grunion run on California beaches (via )
- Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota two months early (via )
- 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 )