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INON X2 Canon 10D Housing
Digideep covers BOOT EXPO
Seacam S2 Pro Housing
Wakatobi Workshop 2004
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Dates: Sept 28-Oct 8, 2004
Espen Rekdal and Wetpixel's Eric Cheng have teamed up to offer a Wakatobi Underwater Photo Workshop 2004. Wetpixel will be doing a daily webcast from the island, and both Eric and Espen will be available for daily consultations and advise.
Aquatica A300 Canon Digital Rebel Housing & TTL!
Very exciting news for Canon shooters: We just heard from Blake at Aquatica that they have made a breakthrough and will be offering their Canon 300D digital Rebel housing with TTL strobe control. Aquatica’s electrical engineers have “cracked the E-TTL code” for the Canon 300D and will install special circuitry between the camera’s hotshoe and the housing bulkhead that will enable the camera to communicate with underwater strobes for automatic, TTL strobe control.
One of Aquatica’s beta testers is trying out the 300D housing with TTL right now in Bonaire and should have a report in the coming weeks. We don’t know yet which strobes will be TTL compatible with the setup, but we hope to find out soon - so check back here for more information as it becomes available.
Seacam Fuji S2 Pro Housing Review
Olympus PT-020 Available
Back in October, we reported that Olympus Japan had announced the PT-020 housing for their new Olympus C-5060 camera. According to Ocean Optics (a UK shop), the PT-020 is now shipping! (Our sponsors at Marine Camera Distributors and OceanBrite also have it in stock). The PT-020 is the first PT housing to have an accessory shoe and a bulkhead for external strobe use. Wetpixel has an active forum topic about the PT-020.
Sea & Sea USA -> TUSA
Belated news from Sea & Sea:
Sea & Sea Japan announced on December 10th that they would quit as distributor in the USA for financial reasons as of Dec. 23rd and that TUSA (Tabata USA) will pick up distributorship as of Jan. 1st 2004. Sea and Sea USA will continue to take dealer orders until the 17th of December and continue with fulfillment of these until December 19th. After that all orders will be taken at TUSA headquarters in Long Beach, CA after the Christmas and New Years holidays beginning on January 4th.
The transition is expected to be fairly seamless and under the guidance of TUSA President Stephen Ashmore operations will continue as they were with refinements being made to the program as needed.
The sales force will remain in place and continue to give all of our dealers the same level of professional support they have always given. We look forward to 2004 being a year of rebirth and with all of Sea and Sea's innovative and diverse product line will remain number one in the underwater imaging marketplace.
More discussion in the forums.