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UW Technics releases TTL converter Photo

UW Technics releases TTL converter

At the recent BOOT Show, Subal, Nauticam, BS Kinetics and others were showing or offering new TTL circuitry that enables both electric and fiber optic TTL (and manual) triggering of strobes. Wetpixel has done a little digging, and can now reveal the actual specifications of the board. Currently available only for Nikon cameras, and for use with Z240 and YS-D1/D2 strobes, there are plans to launch versions for Canon and perhaps Sony, as well as for additional strobes.

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Borneo from Below: Seahorses Photo

Borneo from Below: Seahorses

This week’s episode of Borneo from Below features Seahorses and the threats they face in the open ocean. Bertie discusses the natural history of these fascinating critters and visits a store selling a shocking amount of dried seahorses for use in tea with dubious health benefits.

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Sony announces the α6300 mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces the α6300 mirrorless camera

Sony has announced the α6300 mirrorless camera. It features a 24.2MP APS-C sized sensor with the BIONZ X image processing engine to give a native ISO range of 100 to 51,200. The camera’s AF system features 425 phase detection AF points resulting in the claim that it has the fastest AF system of any APS-C sized camera. 4K video in Super 35mm format is available with a data rate of 100Mbps.

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Wild Oceans: Crab uses urchin shield Photo

Wild Oceans: Crab uses urchin shield

Earth Touch Wild Oceans has uploaded a new video filmed by Mark Thorpe. The video features a crab using a fire urchin as a shield by carrying the critter on its back. This remarkable symbiosis situation protects the crab from hungry predators while the urchin gets a ride to a free meal.

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Counting down: Our World Underwater 2016 Photo

Counting down: Our World Underwater 2016

Wetpixel and Dive Photo Guide’s Our World Underwater photo contest is approaching its final deadline for entries. The contest is one of the biggest and most respected underwater imaging competitions in the world, and the winners will share in over $10,000 worth of prizes. If you haven’t yet submitted your entries, now is the time to do so! The deadline for entries is 6 February.

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Call for entries: BigPicture 2016 Photo

Call for entries: BigPicture 2016

The BigPicture Natural World Photography Contest is calling for entries. There are numerous categories, including one for “Aquatic Life” and a portfolio contest on Coral Reefs. Entries are open now, and close on 31 March. There is a a discounted entry fee available until 14 February.

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Canon announces EOS 1D X Mark II Photo

Canon announces EOS 1D X Mark II

According to Canon Rumors, Canon has announced the EOS-1D X Mark II SLR camera. It has a 20.2MP sensor, with an ISO range of 100 to 51200. The autofocus features 61 points and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF. Video is available at 4K (4096 x 2160) at up to 60 fps.

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Behind the Shot: Konrad Malek Photo

Behind the Shot: Konrad Malek

Konrad Malek has shared a dramatic underwater shot of a diver in The Pit Cenote in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Wetpixel’s Facebook page. The photo got a lot of positive feedback and was shared over 100 times. So we asked Konrad to share with us how he got the shot.

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Olympus announces the PEN-F Photo

Olympus announces the PEN-F

Olympus has announced the PEN F mirrorless micro 4/3s camera. It features retro styling, based on the original PEN-F that was released in 1963. The new camera has a 20MP sensor, 5 axis image stabilization and a OLED viewfinder. It claims the fastest shutter release time of any compact and several AF modes.

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