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Aquatica announces housing for Sony a7r Mark III Photo

Aquatica announces housing for Sony a7r Mark III

Aquatica has announced (PDF) their housing for the Sony a7r Mark III. It features spring loaded and set centering controls, along with an AF-ON butting that can be accessed while the user also releases the shutter. There is a new method of using the camera’s joystick and strobe triggering options include Nikonos, Ikelite or optical connections.

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California State Parks debuts first underwater trail Photo

California State Parks debuts first underwater trail

California’s first underwater trail opens to the public on October 1st in Lake Tahoe. The underwater trail consists of four dive sites comprised of several historic small watercraft. California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation established the underwater trails. “This collection is the largest, most diverse group of sunken small watercraft of its kind, in their original location, known to exist in the nation.

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ikelite updates fiber optic converter Photo

ikelite updates fiber optic converter

Ikelite has announced the third generation of their fiber optic converter for DS strobes. In common with the preceding version, this converts the electrical bulkhead of any Ikelite DS strobe into a fiber optic port and is extra sensitive for use with internal LED triggers

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Irix announces 150mm macro lens Photo

Irix announces 150mm macro lens

Irix has announced that they will be producing a manual focus 150mm f/2.8 macro lens. It offers a 1:1 magnification ratio at 0.345 m (0.92 ft) and a maximum aperture of f/32. It will be available with Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mounts and is constructed with 12 elements in 9 groups, and an 11 bladed aperture diaphragm.

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Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture Photo

Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor’s “Sculpture Coralarium” has been destroyed by police in the Maldives. The semi-submergerd structure and sculptures was destroyed using pick axes, ropes, and saws in front of the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort on Friday of this past week. The move came after a civil court ordered the destruction of the artwork. Former president Abdulla Yameen, who did not win re-election this weekend, ordered the removal in July.

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Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland Photo

Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland

Basking sharks have been recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland. Scientists used a monitoring device secured to a 25 foot basking shark that recorded a breaching event after three hours. Additionally, the team recorded 20 breaches from basking sharks while being filmed from shore. Although the team was able to record breaching events as well as estimate speeds during the events, the question of why basking sharks breach is still unanswered.

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GoPro announces HERO7 cameras Photo

GoPro announces HERO7 cameras

GoPro has announced three HER07 cameras. The Black camera offers Hypersmooth in-camera image stabilization and recording in 4K60 video, 1080p240, and 12MP photos. Both the Silver and White versions have some stabilization with recording at 4K30 and 1440/60 respectively. All the models are waterproof to 33 ft (10 m) without a housing.

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Episode 6 of Timor-Leste From Below has been released Photo

Episode 6 of Timor-Leste From Below has been released

Episode 6 of the Scubazoo web series Timor-Leste from Below has been released. This episode focuses on the very special sperm whales of Timor-Leste. “Once feared by sailors on the high seas, sperm whales hold a special place in human history. However despite being the largest predator on the planet these ocean giants are greatly misunderstood. Bertie ventures into the waters off Dili, Timor-Leste to try and encounter a real life Moby Dick!

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Alien Skin releases Exposure X4 Photo

Alien Skin releases Exposure X4

Alien Skin has released Exposure X4 RAW photo editing and organizing tool. It has a new rendering engine that improved highlights and shadow recovery, light effects, perspective and keystone correction, smart collection and performance improvements.

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