Backscatter announces MF-1 Mini Flash and OS-1 Optical Snoot
Recently announced at DEMA, Backscatter has released full details of their MF-1 Mini Flash and OS-1 Optical Snoot. Designed for macro shooters, it is also suitable for compact cameras and creative macro imagery. Powered by a single Nitecore 18650 cell, it has an integral focus light and modeling flash and the strobe ships with light masks.
CineBags ships updated Square Grouper
Cinebags are shipping an updated version of their Square Grouper. Updates include a new shoulder strap, zipped pouches in the flap, updated traction material on the underside, and a heat welded bottom insert. The Square Grouper is designed to protect assembled housings and act a rinse tank if required.
Shark fin ban Bill passes through House
The Sharks Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 (H.R.737) has passed the US House of Representatives by a vote of 310 vs 107. The bill “makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.”
Isotta announces housing for Canon G7X Mark III
Easydive announces iPhone 11 compatibility
Easydive has announced that their Leo 3 SMART and Diveshot housings are compatible with the iPhone 11. With the Diveshot, it is simply a matter of downloading the Diveshot App onto the new iPhone. With the Leo3 Smart, it is necessary to order a new camera holder panel and then download the Leo3 Smart App.
Report: DEMA 2019
The Diving Equipment Marketing Association annual show is currently being held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The largest diving equipment show in the world, manufacturers and image makers gather to network and view new products. Wetpixel will be on site throughout the show and our goal is to try and ensure that those of you that cannot attend get to see all the new imaging products.
Photographer’s Guide: Sodwana Bay by Kate Jonker
Underwater photographer Kate Jonker provides the Wetpixel community with an illustrated guide to South Africa’s Sodwana Bay. Situated on the North East coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Kates lovely images show why this year-round destination is deservedly popular with both local and visiting underwater image-makers.
Housing importation duties levied at Baja airports
Wetpixel member divrndeep has reported on the forum that Mexican customs officials at Cabo San Lucas (SJD) and La Paz (LAP) airports are enforcing a policy of charging an importation fee on underwater camera housings. She reports that the fee is based on 16% of the housing’s worth and that customs officials will use Google to ascertain a housing’s value. At the time of writing, there are no reports of this being implemented at other points of entry.
- Nikon updates Z6 and Z7 cameras firmwares to 2.0 (via )
- Nikon updates firmware on D850, D7500 and D5600 SLR cameras (via )
- Nikon updates D500 “C” firmware to version 1.2 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R firmware to 1.2.0 (via )
- Nikon D850 Lightroom import issues with certain files and… (via )
- Sony updates a7/a7R III firmware to version 3.0 (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom and Camera RAW (via )
- Alien Skin updates Exposure X to version 4.5 (via )
- Sony releases firmware ver. 5.00 for a9 camera (via )
- Nikon updates Capture NX, ViewNX-i and Picture Control Utility (via )