INON D-2000 Ultra Multimode Strobe
As previewed at this year’s DEMA, Inon America announces the new D-2000 strobe and accessories. Sales begin November 8.
The D-2000 includes advanced new features including S-TTL, External Auto, 13-step Manual & Nikonos TTL; and higher performance, GN 20m and 100 degree beam, in the same compact lightweight body design as the other Inon strobes.
Antibes Festival 2004 Report
Dr. Alex Mustard reports, from Antibes: “Antibes is unique. I cannot think of another event that concentrates so many interesting and important people from the world of underwater film and photography in one place. But what really makes Le Festival special is, unlike just about every other event, in Antibes everybody has the time to for banter. In fact, so much socialising time is built into the program that when you bump into or are introduced to someone interesting you can go and grab a beer, a glass of Pastis or even sit down for a long chat over a meal…”
Antibes Festival 2004 Report
Excerpt: “Antibes is unique. I cannot think of another event that concentrates so many interesting and important people from the world of underwater film and photography in one place. But what really makes Le Festival special is, unlike just about every other event, in Antibes everybody has the time to for banter. In fact, so much socialising time is built into the program that when you bump into or are introduced to someone interesting you can go and grab a beer, a glass of Pastis or even sit down for a long chat over a meal…”
Beneath the Sea 2005 Photo/Video Competition
Wherever you live in this wide world, submit your underwater photographic entry to the Beneath the Sea 2005 Worldwide Photo/Video Competition. The contest deadline is December 31st, 2004. For contest rules and entry blank visit Beneath the Sea at their Internet site: http://www.beneaththesea.org. There you may see the images of previous winners, get a set of rules and regulations, and download an application form for this year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Doug Perrine
Congratulations to Doug Perrine for winning the British Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award!
Mr. Perrine’s win is especially interesting for Wetpixel readers because the winning photos were taken digitally with a Canon D60, the first 6 megapixel digital SLR, in a UK-Germany housing.
Other award-winning photographs in the contest that were taken digitally include Charles Hood’s photo of a great hammerhead shark (Nikon D100), Douglas David Seifert’s photo of a white shark in Guadalupe (Canon D60/Sea & Sea), Jan Vermeer’s photo of a great reed warbler (Canon 10D), and others. I am especially excited about these wins because I was with both Charles and Douglas when they snapped their respective winning shots. :) Continue reading for some words about the competition from Doug Perrine.
Wetpixel May/June 2004 Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the May/June 2004 Wetpixel Official Photo Contest!
The May/June contest was very, very close, and many of the entries we received were excellent. In fact, the winning entries were so close that we had to resolve 2nd and 3rd place by a third-party tie-break.
1st Place: Mastigias Jellyfish - Mike Veitch (TahitiMike)
2nd Place: Reef Squid Predation - Andy Heath (Andy H)
3rd Place: bavosa nel buco - Francesco Visintin (france_vis)
DEMA 2004 Show Report
I’ve finally finished Wetpixel’s DEMA 2004 Show Report, and am just about ready to pass out.
James Wiseman, Craig Jones, and I spent four days scouring the show floor for new digital still and video products, and in the show report are descriptive text and nearly 300 images of the digital products that were featured.
Please let me know if you have any corrections and/or additions to the content!
DEMA Show 2004 Report
Wetpixel coverage of DEMA Show 2004 in Houston, Texas. Summary of underwater photography booths and nearly 300 photos from the exhibition floor.
- 11 More pilot whales found dead in Florida Keys (via )
- Local Hawaiians killing Monk Seals (via )
- Review of the Nikon AW1 (via )
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )
- New marine conservation zones for UK (via BBC)