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Review: Keldan Spectrum and Ambient Filters by Massimo Franzese Photo

Review: Keldan Spectrum and Ambient Filters by Massimo Franzese

Massimo Franzese (aka Interceptor121) presents an extensive review of the performance of and an outline to the theory behind Keldan’s redesigned Spectrum and Ambient light filters. The former correct the color entering the lens of the camera, while the latter corrects the output of video lights. Massimo used the filters extensively during recent trips to Tiger Beach in the Bahamas and the Mediterranean.

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Review: Wet Close Up Lenses Photo

Review: Wet Close Up Lenses

Wetpixel member and blogger Interceptor 121 aka Massimo Franzese has kindly shared a video review that he has recently carried out on a range of wet close up lenses with Micro 4/3 cameras. His results do have resonance with other camera types too. In this report, he has tested the Inon UCL67 and Inon UCL90 along with the Nauticam CMC 1 and CMC 2.

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Tagged:interceptor121, macro lenses, reviews
Review: Nikon D850 and Nauticam NA-D850 by Jack Connick Photo

Review: Nikon D850 and Nauticam NA-D850 by Jack Connick

Jack Connick, of Optical Ocean Sales, provides his thoughts on the Nikon D850 camera and the Nauticam NA-D850 housing. Jack has used the combination on several big trips recently to Fiji, Yap and Palau, so has built up significant experience with it. He has experimented with lens choices and provides some insights and tips on how to get the best from the system

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Strobe tests: Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2 Photo

Strobe tests: Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2

Wetpixel offers the long awaited and definitive test of the Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2 strobes. Carried out over the past 6 weeks in the UK and in Egypt’s Red Sea, each strobe has been cycled several thousand times and used in as wide a variety of situations as possible. Inevitably, there will be some questions that remain unanswered so ,to discuss the results and the strobes further, check out the thread in the Wetpixel forum.

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Field Review: CineBags CB27 Lens Smuggler Photo

Field Review: CineBags CB27 Lens Smuggler

One of the questions that recurs frequently in the Wetpixel forums is about getting ridiculous amounts of camera gear to remote destinations. Airlines are making it more and more difficult to travel with significant amounts of photographic equipment. The CineBags CB27 Lens Smuggler is designed to help professionals get their critical gear safely to the destination, whilst attempting to avoid the eagle eyes of the airline employees. Wetpixel was able to review the bags effectiveness during several recent trips.

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Tagged:cinebags, lens smuggler, reviews
Review: SAGA Trio macro lens system Photo

Review: SAGA Trio macro lens system

SAGA are shipping their Trio macro lens. It is essentially a housing containing +5 and +10 lens elements, which can be actuated via two levers. Attached via an M67 thread, the Trio offers 4 magnification options. Wetpixel were able to test the lens system during their macro workshop in Indonesia and the Gulen Nudibranch Safari.

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Field Review: Nauticam NA-D500 housing Photo

Field Review: Nauticam NA-D500 housing

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a field review of the Nauticam NA-D500 housing. He was able to use the housing for over a month during the Wetpixel Raja Ampat Expedition and Wetpixel/Alex Mustard Macro Workshop in Indonesia as well as subsequently in the UK.

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Alex Mustard: Nikon D5 First Thoughts Photo

Alex Mustard: Nikon D5 First Thoughts

Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard shares his first impressions of the flagship Nikon SLR camera after a few shoots in testing UK conditions. Alex has also shared a gallery of his images taken with the D5 during his testing on Wetpixel’s Full Frame. It is important to note that this article represents some of his thoughts about the new camera, rather than a fully fledged review.

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Review: Seacam Vacuum Test system Photo

Review: Seacam Vacuum Test system

Vacuum housing systems have become de rigueur over the past couple of years, with almost all the major housing manufacturers offering them as either standard fitment, or as an option. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon reviews Seacam’s new Vacuum Test system, including both DIY installation and use in the field.

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