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Nikon Announces the Z 9 Photo

Nikon Announces the Z 9

Nikon has announced the Z 9 mirrorless camera. It has a 45.7MP sensor and a new EXPEED 7 image-processing engine. The latter offers a claimed 10 times faster AF speed and a native ISO range of 64-25,600. The algorithmic AF offers 3D tracking mode and a variety of scene detection options (none underwater specific). Video is available with in-camera recording at 8K UHD 24p/30p (via to be released firmware update) and 4K UHD 24p/30p/60p/120p.

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Adobe Releases Lightroom Version 11.0 Photo

Adobe Releases Lightroom Version 11.0

Adobe has released significant updates to Lightroom Classic. Version 11.0 has a new masking panel, automatic sky or subject selection, improved metadata controls, and batch edit improvement. Make can be created using a brush, linear or radial gradients, color range, luminance range and depth. The subject or sky selection uses AI to analyze images and automatically add selections.

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Aquatica Ships Housing for Sony a1 Photo

Aquatica Ships Housing for Sony a1

The folks at Aquatica have announced their housing for the Sony a1 mirrorless camera. It offers access to all camera controls and is compatible with all Aquatica’s ports. It ships with the complete Surveyor vacuum system as standard and is offered with Nikonos, Ikelite, or fiber optic strobe triggering options.

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Review: Backscatter Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot by Morten Bjorn Larsen Photo

Review: Backscatter Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot by Morten Bjorn Larsen

Danish photographer Morten Bjorn Larsen kindly provides a synopsis of his experiences of using the Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot to the Wetpixel community. He lists several distinct usage categories for the flash, including subject separation, different beam sizes, oval cards, framing subjects, and wide angle. He notes that he has found the flash combination to be both versatile and easy to use.

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Wetpixel Live: Winning Marine and Underwater Images from WPY 2021 Photo

Wetpixel Live: Winning Marine and Underwater Images from WPY 2021

The 2021 Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest has just announced its results. Notable in this year’s contest is the number of underwater and marine reacted images placed in the rankings, the overall winner being an underwater image and our fellow contributor Alex’s well-deserved win of the Natural Artistry category. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, he and Adam discuss all the marine and underwater-related winners.

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