Ikelite ships housing for Nikon Z50
Ikelite has announced its 200DL housing for the Nikon Z50. Constructed of ABS-PC, it offers strove triggering via fire optic ports, or manual strobe triggering electrically. TTL is available with the addition of an optional converter. The housing uses Ikelite’s DL series ports and ships with a vacuum valve as standard.
Canon announces new services for photographers
Canon has announced two new services for photographers. Image Connect aims to connect photographers with potential customers via an online portal. Powered by the Canon Computer Vision AI engine, the new Photo Culling Plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic can automatically cull images that the app identifies suffering from poor image sharpness, noise, exposure, contrast, closed eyes, and red eyes.
Nikon unveils the D780 full frame SLR camera
At CES, Nikon has announced a successor to the D750 full-frame SLR camera. The D780 has a 24.5MP sensor, combined with the EXPEED 6 image processor, giving a native ISO range of 100 to 51,2000 autofocus is via 51 points, combined with the SF algorithm from the D5. It can shoot 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout and 10-bit output with N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support.
Announcing the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020
Wetpixel and DivePhoto Guide are excited to announce the rebranding of the Our World Underwater imaging contest. This year, it has become the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020. Featuring a stunning judging panel of David Doubilet, Stephen Frink, Erin Quigley, Scott “Gutsy” Tuason, Keri Wilk and Tony Wu, the format of the contest will remain unchanged and will continue to represent the pinnacle of achievement for underwater image-makers. It is open for entries now and the deadline is 8 February.
Canon announces the ID X Mark III
Canon has announced its flagship 1D X Mark III camera. It has a 20.1 MP sensor and a new DIGIC X Image Processor with a native ISO range of 100-102400. Autofocus is with a new 191 point via the optical VF, and Dual Pixel in Live View. It is capable of 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2.
Article: An Introduction to Photogrammetry
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents an introduction to the process of creating 3D photogrammetry models. Initially tasked to produce a survey of one of the walls of the El Pit Cenote in Mexico with Under the Jungle’s Natalie Gibb, he enrolled on a GUE Photogrammetry course run by John Kendall that introduced and practically applied the image capture and workflow for creating these fascinating models
Don Silcock: Diving the Wonderful Witu Islands
[Don Silcock] (http://www.indopacificimages.com) presents a primer highlighting the amazing diving and photographic opportunities that are offered in Papua New Guinea’s Witu Islands. Located in the middle of the Coral Triangle, scientists have identified more than 600 species of coral together with 2000 species of reef fish in the area. Don has illustrated his guide with stunning images.
Issue 112 of UwP magazine is available
Issue 112 of Underwater Photography magazine is now available to download. Featured articles include reviews of the Aquatica A7R Mk IV and Sony A7R IV, a round-up of smartphone housings, the FIX Underwater Warmer vest, the Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot, the Samyang 14mm lens, and the Chasing Dory underwater drone. Locations include PNG and Raja Ampat, along with lots of news and information
- 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 )
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Compressor and Motion (via )
- Olympus updates E-M10 II and E-M10 III to v.1.4 and v.1.2… (via )
- Canon updates EOS RP to firmware version 1.1.0 (via )
- DaVinci Resolve update V.15.3 is available (via )
- Olympus updates OM-D EM-1 firmware to v.4.6 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R firmware to v.1.1.0 (via )
- ON1 updates Photo RAW to 2019.2 (via )