Wetpixel Live: Nikon Z Series Roadmap
On today’s Wetpixel Live Alex and Adam discuss the recently released roadmap for lens development of the Nikon Z series mirrorless camera system. Nikon has also announced that it will add two new SLRs in 2021, so they ruminate on what might be in store and how this might affect camera choices.
Wetpixel Live: To Flip or Not to Flip
Colombia Announces Ban on Shark Fishing
Colombia’s President Iván Duque has announced that artisanal and commercial shark fishing within Colombia’s waters will be prohibited. In addition, he announced that those affected will be able to replace their income derived from shark fishing by receiving payments for “environmental services”.
Wetpixel Live: Be the champ
Alex Mustard is celebrating the writing of “Be the Champ” columns in Diver magazine. The column is focused on underwater photography, and to celebrate its 100th edition, he approached a wide variety of underwater photographers for”one-line” advice. Adam and Alex discuss some of the communal wisdom shared and how fortunate we are to be a part of a supportive community.
Backscatter announces the Macro Wide 4300 Video Light
The team at Backscatter has announced their Macro Wide 4300 video light. It has 4300 lumen of output, variable over 3 steps with an 85° beam angle (6000°K) and a macro mode with a 1400 lumen spot beam. It is powered by two Nitecore NL2150HP rechargeable batteries which offer a burn time of 50 minutes at full power.
Wetpixel Live: 2021 Bite-Back Calendar
The shark conservation charity, Bite Back, has released its annual calendar, featuring lovely underwater imagery from a variety of talented underwater photographers. Alex and Adam discuss the 2021 calendar and how successful the charity has been at engaging people in the crucial front end of shark conservation.
Video: Red Sea Reefs from 2020 G20 Summit
The recent G20 summit, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia celebrated the Presidency’s second aim of “Safeguarding the Planet” with a documentary film about the Red Sea’s reefs shot by Sean Ruggeri and the team from OceanX. It was shot with a RED Digital Cinema Komodo, Laowa by Venus Optics 9mm T2.9 Cine and a Gates Underwater Products housing.
Wetpixel Live turns 100
Wetpixel Live is celebrating the release of episode 100. Aiming to discuss some of the issues raised on the Wetpixel forums, the Wetpixel Live YouTube channel is highly popular, thanks to all your interest and engagement. From today, we are also offering the option of purchasing the episodes to download and keep, for times when internet connectivity is limited, and to support the production of future episodes.
- Panasonic updates firmware for G9 and G100 (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS R6, R, Ra, Rp and 1D X Mark III (via )
- Olympus updates OM-D E-M1X firmware to version 2.0 (via )
- Apple updates video apps including Final Cut Pro (via )
- Nikon updates Z6 II firmware to 1.01 (via )
- Canon updates 1D X Mark III firmware to 1.2.1 (via )
- Retra Flash PRO/Prime firmware is updated to version 2.5 (via )
- Nikon updates Z5 firmware to 1.02 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 and EOS R6 to version 1.1.1 (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to 1.10 (via )