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Nauticam ships Compact Macro Converter version 2 Photo

Nauticam ships Compact Macro Converter version 2

Nauticam are shipping version 2 of their Compact Macro Converter (CMC). It is designed to enhance the sharpness, autofocus and contrast of compact cameras housed with flat ports without the extreme magnification of the CMC version 1. The lens is designed for water contact and is constructed of specially formulated low dispersion optical grade glass with broadband anti-reflective coatings.

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Introducing Secrets of the Seas by Alex Mustard and Callum Roberts Photo

Introducing Secrets of the Seas by Alex Mustard and Callum Roberts

Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard has teamed up with marine scientist and author Callum Roberts to present a “visual celebration of the life within and beneath the world’s seas and oceans” in their new book: Secrets of the Seas. Each chapter features a 1500 word essay about the challenges facing the marine environment and tales of “oceanography, marine life and human history”.

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Tagged:book, news, secrets of the seas
Shark attack survivor, advocate and underwater photographer Photo

Shark attack survivor, advocate and underwater photographer

Mike Coots was just 18 years old when he lost his leg during a shark attack in Hawaii. While the obvious next step might be to never return to the water again, Coots has become an advocate for sharks as well as a professional photographer and accomplished underwater photographer. His passion for the ocean predator comes through on his wildly popular Instagram account.

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Inon announces Z Mount Adaptor Photo

Inon announces Z Mount Adaptor

Inon has announced the Z Adaptor MV 1/4-20 UNC. This allows a ball to be attached to a standard tripod fitting on a camera or housing. In addition, the comoan has released a series of adaptor screws that allow the Z Adaptor to be used with their Mount and Lens Adaptor bases.

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Panasonic announces HC-X1 4K Camcorder Photo

Panasonic announces HC-X1 4K Camcorder

Panasonic has announced the HC-X1 4K camcorder. It features a 24mm zoom lens billed as the “widest in the industry for a camcorder with integrated lens”. It has a 1 inch sensor and can record 4K at 24p and UHD or HD at 60p/50p. In HD, it will support a variable frame rate from 2 to 60fps. The HC-X1’s supported recording formats are MOV, MP4 and AVCHD to two internal SD card drives.

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Tagged:camcorders, news, panasonic hc-x1
Fathom One Drone seeks funding on Kickstarter Photo

Fathom One Drone seeks funding on Kickstarter

Fathom is seeking crowdfunding investment on Kickstarterfor its Fathom One HD underwater drone. it features a built in HD camera and LED lights, along with a rail system for attaching additional accessories. It is tethered by 100 f33t (30m) to a surface buoy which allows the drone to be controlled via wifi from iOS or Android devices at the surface. Battery life is one hour and its maximum depth is 150 feet (45m).

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Issue 92 of Underwater Photography magazine available Photo

Issue 92 of Underwater Photography magazine available

Underwater Photography Magazine issue 92 is now available to download. It features articles about the Galapagos, wreck diving in Portugal, whale sharks and the Lembeh Strait. Equipment reviewed includes the Olympus TG Tracker, Zeiss 18mm and Zen DP-200, Nauticam WWL-1 buoyancy collar and cap, Nikon D500 and Ikelite a6300 housing.

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