Inon announces UCL-67 close up lens
Inon has released their UCL-67 close up lens. Consisting of 3 coated lens element in 4 groups, the lens offers equivalent magnification to a +15 diopter along with a reasonable working distance. Mounting options including M67 (UCL-67 M67) and Inon LD mount (UCL-67 LD) and there is a stacking ring available.
Canon has announced two new entry level SLR cameras
Canon has announced two new entry level EOS series SLR cameras. The Rebel T7i (EOS 800D in Europe) and 77D both feature a 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and a 45-point all cross-type Dual Pixel phase detection AF system. Image processing is via the DIGIC 7 Image Processor with a native ISO range of 100–25600.
Canon has announced the EOS M6 mirrorless camera
Canon has announced the EOS M6 mirrorless camera. It has a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor which combined with a DIGIC 7 processor give a native ISO range of 100-25600. Autofocus is Dual Pixel CMOS, video is available in HD resolution at 60p and it is compatible with EF1, EF-S1 and EF-M lenses.
Pollution levels in the Mariana Trench are at ‘Extraordinary’ levels
In a recently published study, scientists have shown that organic pollutants are present in full ocean depths at many times higher than even the most polluted river in China. Scientists found that pollutants in crabs collected in the Mariana Trench, which is 36,000 feet deep, were 50 times higher than crabs found in the Liaohe River, one of the most polluted rivers in China. Two chemicals found were POPs that were produced between the 1930’s and 1970’s, showing a long term effect on the environment.
Image: Ray with Bannerfish by Václav Krpelik
Nikon announces cut backs and job losses
Nikon Japan has announced a series of cost cutting measures. These include seeking voluntary redundancy for 1,000 workers, a “notice of extraordinary loss” and the cancellation of the DL series of compact cameras. Nikon are citing a “slow-down of the market” as the reason for the planned restructuring.
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017: Results
The Underwater Photographer of the Year has announced its results First place was awarded to Gaby Barathieu for his image of a hunting octopus. The winner of the British photographer contest was Nick Blake. Congratulations to all those that placed in the contest, especially to the many members of the Wetpixel community.
2nd annual Kona Underwater Shootout announced
The second annual Kona Underwater Shootout, hosted by Kona Honu Divers, has been announced. The dates for the shootout are May 12th - 15th 2017. Images need to be shot in Kona during these dates and competitors will need to be present for the awards ceremony. Grand prize is a trip on the Palau Aggressor.
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- Special deal on Creative Cloud Photography plan at Amazon (via )
- Canon announces firmware updates for C300 (via )
- Nikon updates D500 C firmware to 1.11 (via )
- Video: South Africa’s sardine run (via )
- Vibrations from whale songs detected more than 650 feet away (via )
- Apple drops price on USB-C cables (via )
- Two-headed sharks keep turning up (via )
- The NYTimes unveils the daily 360 (via )