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Free eBook: Lightroom Performance Photo

Free eBook: Lightroom Performance

Victoria Bampton, aka the Lightroom Queen, has released a free pdf eBook which gives practical information about how to improve Lightroom’s performance. She delves into how Lightroom works, how to set it up, hardware choices and workflow techniques, all in the aim of improving its speed and performance.

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Humpback whale hanging out in Hudson River off NYC Photo

Humpback whale hanging out in Hudson River off NYC

For about a week now, a humpback whale has been spotted in the Hudson River off New York City. About a year ago a similar sighting of a lone humpback whale in the Hudson River was made, which indicates this may be a new annual occurrence. Efforts have been made in recent decades to clean up the waters of the Hudson River as well as limiting menhaden fishing, a known humpback whale food source.

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Sea&Sea announces housing for EOS 5D Mark IV Photo

Sea&Sea announces housing for EOS 5D Mark IV

Previewed at DEMA, Sea&Sea has announced their MDX housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The new housing offers levers for important controls, dampers to ensure that the command dial controls do not slip and the shutter release tension is adjustable. The MDX-5D Mark IV is compatible with Sea&Sea’s Optical YS Converter (in manual mode only currently), ports and viewfinders.

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Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder Photo

Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder

Sony has announced the FS7 Mark II camcorder. It has the features of the original FS7, but adds electronic ND filters, a lever lock E-mount and “mechanical design improvements” It records to an XQD card and Sony has also announced a 256GB version, which allows for 45 minutes recoding at 4K 60P.

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Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide party at DEMA 2016 Photo

Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide party at DEMA 2016

Join Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide for our annual DEMA underwater imaging party. It will be held on Thursday 17 November on the rooftop of the Westgate Hotel. As always, it is likely to be busy event and it has a well deserved reputation for being the best DEMA party!

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Whale shark encounter database helps scientists track largest fish Photo

Whale shark encounter database helps scientists track largest fish

A whale shark database, known as Wildbook for Whale Sharks, is helping scientists track and study the largest fish in the sea. Marine biologist Brad Norman developed the online database as a way to recruit the help of schoolchildren, divers, fisherman, and tourists to learn more about the mysterious fish. Through more than 36,000 encounters posted to the database, 7,000 whale sharks have been tracked around the world.

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Aquatica ships AD5 housing for Nikon D5 Photo

Aquatica ships AD5 housing for Nikon D5

Aquatica are shipping their housing for the Nikon D5. It provides access to Fn1, Fn2 and Pv controls and is optimized for video, including a specially designed lens gearing system. ISO is controlled via a quick lever and the Live View lever has been repositioned.

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Nikon announces the D5600 SLR camera Photo

Nikon announces the D5600 SLR camera

Nikon has announced the D5600 SLR camera. It is an entry level model, featuring a DX 24.4MP sensor with a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. It does not have a built in lens focusing motor so lens choices for underwater use are unfortunately limited.

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GoPro recalls all Karma drones Photo

GoPro recalls all Karma drones

GoPro has issued a recall notice for all 2,500 Karma drones sold since they were released a little over two weeks ago. It was discovered that a few of the drones can lose power and fall out of the sky. So far no one has been injured.

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