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Lars Kirchhoff: Middle-German Champion Photo

Lars Kirchhoff: Middle-German Champion

Congratulations to Lars Kirchhoff (digideep‘s technical admin), who scored 4th and 2nd place in category E (Beginner Digital) during the Middle-German Championship in underwater photography.

Due to the two leading positions he was awarded with the title “Middle-German Champion” in this category. The ceremony was held on 19th March 2005 near the Olympic Stadium in Berlin by the Landestauchportverband Berlin a division of the German Diving Association VDST .

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Adobe Announces Photoshop CS2 Photo

Adobe Announces Photoshop CS2

Adobe has announced Version 2 of it’s popular RAW conversion and image editing software.  There are many new features (new file browser, optical lens correction, noise reduction), but the one I find the most exciting is multiple RAW image conversion.  This function is the main draw of Adobe’s competition’s package (Capture One) - as it lets the user set up a batch of raw conversions, all with different settings, and then process the RAW files all at once in the background.

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Olympus Announces PT-E01 Underwater Housing for the E-300 Photo

Olympus Announces PT-E01 Underwater Housing for the E-300

Olympus has announced a polycarbonate housing for their Evolt E-300 digital SLR camera called the PT-E01.  The housing is rated to 60 meters and accepts interchangable ports.  The release date is targetted for June.  The unit comes wired with a proprietary bulkhead, but it’s probably simple to change out with a third party N5 bulkhead, allowing the use of most underwater strobes.

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Light and Motion Mako PC1000 Photo

Light and Motion Mako PC1000

Light & Motion has announced the introduction of the NEW Mako housing for the first ever 3 chip Video, 3 megapixel Still camera,  Sony DCR-PC1000.  Available accessories include a Super Wide Angle lens that increases the angle of coverage and a 2.5” color Monitor Back.

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San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition Photo

San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

We’ve received the announcement for the 6th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings, October 14 & 15, 2005 at the state-of-the-art, large-format theater at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.  Continue reading for more details and how to enter.

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Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition Photo

Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition

UPDATE - Spot filled.  Thank you! Thurs, Mar 24 - We’ve just had a another last-minute cancellation (due to medical reasons) on our upcoming Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition, which leaves this Sunday out of West Palm Beach, Florida.  We leave from Riviera Beach at 6pm on Sunday, March 27th, and return at 8am on Monday, April 4th.  Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ASAP if you are interested!  For more information, see our post in the forums, or see the trip report from last year.

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DivePhotoGuide.com Launches Beta Photo

DivePhotoGuide.com Launches Beta

DivePhotoGuide.com launched in beta during the Beneath the Sea show this past weekend. Currently, divers and photographers can sign up for a free beta-membership with access to photo galleries from some of the top underwater photographers in the world, photo contest calendars and breaking news.

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Beneath the Sea 2005 Dive Show Report Photo

Beneath the Sea 2005 Dive Show Report

Wetpixel members storm the floor at Beneath the Sea 2005 and send in photographs and reports of the largest consumer dive show in America.  BTS is held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.  Special thanks to Larry Oberlander, Jason Heller, Terry Schuller, and Al Vinjamur!

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Kongsberg Digital Camera Housing - 250m Depth Rating Photo

Kongsberg Digital Camera Housing - 250m Depth Rating

The maritime company Kongsberg Simrad is now offering a digital still camera housing for deep diving work.  This 5-megapixel housed camera system is rated for 250 meters. According to the manufacturer: “The oe14-308 is a digital still colour camera ruggedly designed for use by the commercial diver.  When used with the dedicated flashgun (oe11-342) flash synchronisation is achieved via an optical link.”  We’re not sure which camera the housing is designed for, but since it uses a 1/1.8 inch CCD and 38 - 114mm lens we can probably guess.

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