Wetpixel @ DEMA 2010 Photo

Wetpixel @ DEMA 2010

The annual DEMA show is fast approaching, and as usual, Wetpixel plans to offer full coverage of the event. Sterling Zumbrunn, Norbert Wu and Adam Hanlon will all be at the show, and we aim to bring you regular updates throughout of new products, personalities and events. The show starts on Tuesday 17 and runs through till Saturday 20 November so please keep checking back on the front page regularly.

As already announced, Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide will join forces to offer their infamous cocktail night on Thursday 18 November. Please track down any of us for more details.

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Watershot releases LED focus/video lights Photo

Watershot releases LED focus/video lights

Watershot has announced the release of several new lights in their STRYKR range. The new models all feature 700 lumen LED light units, and are designed to be used as video or focus lights. The STRYKR video is a lighthead for use with a separate battery pack and Watershot has also designed a new battery pack that allows two STRYKR video light heads to be run simultaneously. The STRYKR torch video is a compact video light, suited for use with video DSLRs as a focus or video light.

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Sony announces PMW-F3k S35mm sensor Cinealta Camera Photo

Sony announces PMW-F3k S35mm sensor Cinealta Camera

Sony just announced the PMW-F3k Cinealta camera, which has a S35mm EXMOR sensor and 23.976fps native recording to XDCAM EX codec. The S35mm (APS-C) sized sensor allows the use of PL mount cinema lenses like Arri, Panavision and Leica and has a ISO800 native sensitivity. It is also 3D ready with genlock and control functionality sync available for a dual camera system. The camera comes with a 35mm, 50mm and 85mm T2.0 lenses. Pricing and availability is not yet announced

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Red Digital Cinema’s Epic in Singapore Photo

Red Digital Cinema’s Epic in Singapore

Ted Schilowitz of Red was in Singapore to show off the Epic prototype and the demo reel of the Red One (which are assembled in Singapore) with the Mysterium-X sensor.  The highlights was the 4k demo reel of the HDRx Epic Mysterium-X sensor (which boasts 18 stops of dynamic range), the working Auto Focus using the touch screen LCD and the resolution chart tests of the Epic compared with the Arri Alexa.  Also demonstrated was the touch screen auto-focus LCD monitor using a Canon L lens.  Read Drew Wong’s comments on the Red prototype Epic in his overview of the show. Unfortunately, no delivery dates were not given on the Epic or Scarlet.

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Call for entries: Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia Photo

Call for entries: Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide has announced the call for entries for the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions. The two competitions will run simultaneously, with prizes being awarded live on stage at the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 18-20, 2011), and exhibited at DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta (March 31 – April 3, 2011). The winning video entries will be podcast via the iTunes Divefilm HD channel.

Full details of both competitions are available at UnderwaterCompetition.com and the deadline for entries for both competitions is 17 January 2011.

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Fiber optic ring-flash Photo

Fiber optic ring-flash

Marcell Nikolausz, inspired by recent discussions on fiber optic snoots and Alex Mustard’s home-made ring-flash, has come up with a DIY idea in the forums to merge both: the Fiber optic ring-flash. Marcell has found that by using fiber optic cables, attached with Velcro around the lens port and firing his strobes down the fiber, he can make a ring-flash like look, without the bulk of a reflector.

He has also experimented with using a “half ring” for using with close focus wide-angle techniques.

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Martin Edge and Alex Mustard On Underwater Photography Photo

Martin Edge and Alex Mustard On Underwater Photography

Alex Mustard and Martin Edge played host to over 240 underwater photographers in a packed lecture theatre at Imperial College, London on 6 November. UK equipment suppliers Cameras Underwater organized the event, with tickets on sale via their web site and in their shops. The fact that the turnout was so high is an indications of quite how eagerly awaited the Mustard/Edge combination lecture has been.

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Save the date: DEMA party 2010, Thursday evening, Nov 18 Photo

Save the date: DEMA party 2010, Thursday evening, Nov 18

It’s that time of year again! Wetpixel and our friends at DivePhotoGuide will be hosting our annual DEMA cocktail night on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 7-11pm. I won’t be able to attend DEMA this year, but Sterling Zumbrunn and Adam Hanlon will be in Las Vegas covering the show for Wetpixel. Sterling, Adam and Jason Heller (DPG) will have information about the party, so track them down on the floor! As always, you can also keep your eyes on the Wetpixel.com front page for party details.

Remember: what happens at the Wetpixel/DPG DEMA party stays at the party… unless it is captured on camera and blasted all over the web!

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Wetpixel Alaska expedition, June 11-23, 2011 Photo

Wetpixel Alaska expedition, June 11-23, 2011

Earlier this year, Nautilus announced the Nautilus Swell, a new boat in their liveaboard dive fleet. The Swell is a beautiful, 90-foot ship with 7 ensuite staterooms that accommodates up to 14 divers.

Wetpixel’s June 11-23, 2011 expedition to Alaska will now be aboard the newly-refit Nautilus Swell and will run from Juneau to Sitka. Photographer Jason Bradley leads the trip. We have transferred our charter over from the Explorer, and have 5 spots remaining. Continue reading for full details!

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