Articles & News Tagged “News”
Video: Living Isle
Off the coast of Honduras is a chain of islands known as Cayos Cochinos. The islands have been recognized as a vital portion of the Meso-American Reef and are now protected as a marine sanctuary where commercial fishing is banned. However, the Garifuna people have been living and fishing there since the 18th century and continue to be allowed to do so to this day.
Sony announces new lenses
Sony has announced a series of new lenses and converters. For underwater use, these include the FE 90mm f2.8 macro, the FE 28mm f2 wide-angle, two new wide-angle converters and two fisheye converters.
Why starving sea lion pups are showing up on California beaches
So far this year over 900 starving sea lion pups have washed ashore in the state of California. This number is four times as high as what rescue centers normally see and scientists believe it is a result of warmer water.
Sea&Sea announces the MDX-7D Mark II housing
Sea&Sea has officially announced their housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It is compatible with the company’s internal YS converter and its control levers have been re-designed for better ergonomics. It has two fiber-optic bulkheads as well as the option of Nikonos and HDMI connections.
Nikon announces the D7200 SLR camera
Nikon has announced their D7200 DX format SLR camera. It has a 24.2 megapixel sensor, no low -pass filter and the EXPEED 4 processor. Native ISO range is 100 to 25,600 and it has a “51-point autofocus array powered by a new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500II DX high-density system”. Video is available at 1080 at 30/25/24p and 1080 at 60/50p in 1.3x Crop Mode. It looks like the D7200 may fit into some existing housings, for more info, please see the thread on the Wetpixel forum.
Underwater Photography issue 83 available
DeepPro Systems releases white and color balance slate
DeepPro Systems has announced the release of a series of white balance, exposure and color calibration slates for underwater use. The slightly buoyant plastic slates are in a 16:9 aspect ratio and can be used both for white balancing underwater and for color correction in post production for both still and video shooters.
Call for entries: University of Miami RSMAS underwater photo contest
The 2015 University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Underwater Photography Contest is now open for entries. The deadline for entry is midnight March 20, 2015. The contest is open to amateur photographers who earn no more than twenty percent of their income from photography.
Last few days: DEEP Indonesia 2015
The 2015 DEEP Indonesia contest is now entering its last few days for entries. Together with the now-closed Our World Underwater, it will distribute over $90,000 worth of prizes to winners in 6 categories. Your entries must be with the organisers by 27 February.