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Watching the watcher

05 June 2008 - 06:01 AM

Well, at least I thought it was interesting:


With all of us finding and watching cuttlefish eggs, how long before underwater photographers become their preferred food?

Wetpixel podcast?

22 February 2008 - 10:45 AM

Just floating an idea: has the Wetpixel team ever considered doing an instructional u/w photography podcast? The Jim Church school did a series of them awhile back, but I haven't found anything since.

Any Wetpixelers want to dive the NC coast?

12 February 2008 - 07:19 AM

I live in North Carolina, and wondered if there'd be interest in a trip off the coast here this summer. Sand tigers, wrecks, u-boats, and the Gulf Stream - maybe some of you Brits want to take advantage of an historically weak dollar and come see the WWII wrecks before they completely fall apart. If there's enough interest I'd be happy to work logistics.

Pool practice?

11 February 2008 - 01:25 PM

It's a bit too cold to dive here (or anyway, too cold for my blood), so was looking at doing some pool practice. To be honest though, I'm not really sure what a pool practice session looks like. I don't have any cooperative models, and it's a pretty barren environment. Any suggestions for things to work on that translate to the reef/wreck?

Housing improvements for the digital age

07 February 2008 - 07:42 AM

Would like to start a discussion on housing technology, and how it could improve for digital imaging. Dr. Mustard's thread on 25 different SLRs got me thinking about it; I posted something similar there, but wanted to start a separate thread.

It seems to me that a lot more could be done to take advantage of digital technology. For example, why are housing designs constrained by the physical camera design/button placement? We're wrapping a digital tool in a pre-digital interface. I can get Nikon software that allows me to control my camera remotely from my laptop - I don't have to touch the camera. Why can't I get that same technology in a housing? You could design a housing with no constraints other than the physical size of the camera, since you'd never need to touch a button on the camera. Your controls, electrical rather than mechanical, could be ergonomically placed, rather than dictated by their location on the camera body. Instead of buying a new housing with a new body, you'd just buy a software update. The housing manufacturers, freed from the constraints of tiny production lots and elaborate mechanical gearing, might be able to hard-tool the camera body, ensuring tighter tolerances and lower cost.

I'm interested to hear your ideas on this. What would you like to see in 2/5/10 years? What changes will new features like wireless bring?