Digital Shootout, July 2005 - Bonaire
There are still spots available in this year’s Digital Shootout! Join Jim Watt, Berkley White, Eric Cheng, and Dan Baldocchi in Bonaire from July 23-30, 2005. Book soon if you’re interested because flights may be difficult to get if you wait too long!
SEASPACE 2005 - June 4-5, 2005
A reminder: SEASPACE 2005 runs from June 4-5, 2005 at the Reliant Center in Houston, TX. Wetpixel’s Eric Cheng and James Wiseman will be there wandering the halls (James is there in official capacity; I’ll just be socializing), so please introduce yourselves if you see us! Continue reading for the press release.
Nexus Nikon D2X Housing Images
Dive with Brian Skerry, or nubile nymphs?
Blue Sphere Pubs is running an interesting poll. Would you rather dive (scuba dive) with Brian Skerry, a National Geographic Photographer, or two nubile nymphs? Skerry tells me he’s never lost an election, but I suspect that this one will be close, depending on how many people he managed to bribe.
To vote, go to the site and left-click on your choice. If it makes any difference, Brian has just gone digital, and will be shooting his next assignment with a couple of Nikon D2X digital SLRs.
Wetpixel, intermittently down
Wetpixel has been down intermittently for the past two days, and has fallen prey to the “dst cache overflow” problem. It may have been related to a DoS attack (or so the messages I’ve been reading say) and the repeated hack attempts I’m seeing in the logs. We’re working on a fix, so please bear with us!
*UPDATE, MAY 12* I’ve updated the kernel, which supposedly fixes the problem. Thanks to our hosts at Austin Web Development for their fantastic support!
INON Accessories for Canon WP-DC40 Housing
Inon America is now supporting the Canon WP-DC40 housing with a new AD Bayonet Mount Base and fiber optic kit. The Mount Base securely attaches to the PT-026 housing, providing stable attachment points for various accessories. The new accessories will be available from about May 15. Continue reading for more information and photos.
INON Accessories for Olympus PT-026 Housing
Inon America is now supporting the Olympus PT-026 housing with a new AD Bayonet Mount Base and fiber optic kit. The Mount Base securely attaches to the PT-026 housing, providing stable attachment points for various accessories. The new accessories will be available from late April. Continue reading for more information.
INON -1.5 Diffuser System
In addition to previously released –0.5 and –3 diffusers, Inon Japan has developed a –1.5 system, for greater ability to widen and soften strobe light, and control flash output. Each diffuser includes a “Light Filter Set” consisting of red and blue filter inserts. The filters snap into the diffuser to correct strobe’s focus light color temperature, useful in some conditions. These new diffusers will be available from Inon America in late April.
Adobe Camera Raw 3.1 Released
Adobe has released Adobe DNG Converter and Camera Raw 3.1 Update. Camera Raw 3.1 adds support for the following cameras: Canon EOS Rebel XT (EOS 350D/EOS Kiss Digital N), Nikon D2X, Olympus EVOLT E-300, and Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom. As discussed in earlier posts, their support for the D2X may be rudimentary until the encrypted white balance issue is resolved. DNG Converter enables you to convert more than 75 RAW file types to Adobe’s “universal” Digital Negative (DNG) format (to safeguard against old RAW formats becoming obsolete).