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Boxer crabs harbor their own species of anemone Photo

Boxer crabs harbor their own species of anemone

In a new study published in the PeerJ journal, scientists have found that boxer crabs in the Red Sea hold an anemone species that does not occur on its own in the wild. Study author Yisrael Schnytzer, of Israel’s Bar Ilan University found that boxer crabs held clones of single anemones in both claws as well as between individuals. The scientists also found that if the Lybia crabs had only one anemone in a claw, they would tear the anemone in two, stimulating the anemone to regenerate into two new clones of the original anemone.

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Canon provides AF guide for EOS 1D X Mark II Photo

Canon provides AF guide for EOS 1D X Mark II

Canon has released an 148 page pdf guide to the EOS 1D X Mark II camera’s AF system. It provides: “Information about the effect of different AF Cases, and various other menu settings.” Although it is specific to the 1D X Mark II, most of the information will also apply to the EOS 5D Mark IV too.

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Fantasea releases macro lenses Photo

Fantasea releases macro lenses

Fantasea has announced three new wet macro conversion lenses. The UCL-O5LF, UCL-06LF and UCL-09F have +6, +12 and +12.5 magnifications respectively and attach with 67mm threads.

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Newly discovered Amazon coral reef threatened by oil companies Photo

Newly discovered Amazon coral reef threatened by oil companies

The first images of a newly discovered coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river have emerged. Greenpeace has released images of the 600-mile long coral reef that were taken from a submarine off their ship the Esperanza. The 220-meter deep reef stretches from French Guiana to Brazil’s Maranhão state and was discovered in the spring of last year. Normally reef systems are absent from the mouths of major rivers. The unique ecosystem is threatened by three oil companies that have been granted exploration rights in the area.

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Subal announces housing for Panasonic GX80 Photo

Subal announces housing for Panasonic GX80

Subal has released the details of their housing for the Panasonic GX80 mirrorless camera. It has an integrated sun shade, special grooves to allow water to drain from the housing’s buttons and Subal’s new easy lock system. It provides access to all camera controls including raising and lowering the built-in flash.

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Noodilab releases Optical Light Condenser Photo

Noodilab releases Optical Light Condenser

Noodilab has released their optical light condenser for Fisheye FIX NEO lights. The lens elements within it concentrate the light to a singular bright spot allowing the capture of “snoot type shots” whilst using a power setting of between 1-10% (more if you require it) on the light.

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UW Technics announces external TTL converter Photo

UW Technics announces external TTL converter

UW Technics has announced their external TTL controller for Nikon. Compatible will all Nikon cameras and available with optical or electronic output, it is attached via any M14 housing port. It is compatible with Z-240, YS-250, DS-161, YS-D1, YS-D2 and strobes.

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