ADEX Pixel/Wetpixel Masters of Underwater Imaging Discussion series
Wetpixel, along with our friends at Underwater360°, are hosting a series of short discussions on the ADEXPixel21 platform. Entitled “Conversation with the Masters of Underwater Photography,” the first installment will be live on Sunday 8 August at 2 pm Singapore time (0700 BST, 0200 ET, and 2300 PDT). Join Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon to introduce some of the topics that are going to be discussed, along with some personal insights into photographic inspiration, followed by a discussion with the very accomplished photographer, Katherine Lu who will chat about her passion for Singapore’s macro opportunities.
UW Technics Ships TTL Converter for Sony A7C
UW Technics has announced their TTL converter for the Sony A7C in the Nauticam NA-A7C housing. It offers both electrical (optional) and fiber optic triggering, can be used in HSS mode as well as front or rear sync, and allows manual strobe exposure control via the camera’s menu. It can be user-installed in a few minutes.
Wetpixel Live: Dome Port Essentials
One of the most frequently discussed topics on the Wetpixel forums is the selection of appropriate dome ports. Many topside photographers assume that the dome’s function is simply to provide a waterproof port and tend to be unaware of the fact that it also acts as a critical component in an underwater optical system. Alex and Adam discuss how ports can make or break the quality of imagery that can be produced underwater.
Isotta Ships Housing for EOS R6
Isotta is shipping their housing for the Canon EOS R6 mirrorless camera. Manufactured in the company’s trademark red, it has three M16 and one M24 accessory ports and uses a 120mm bayonet for ports attachment. It ships with fiber optic ports, with the option of Nikonos or S6 connections, if required.
Wetpixel Live: Shooting with a Single Strobe
Both Alex and Adam are enthusiastic champions for controlling the light their strobes put out, in order to ensure that their subjects are beautifully lit. One way to help to do so is to reduce the amount of light by switching one strobe off or simply only taking one on the dive. In this episode, they chat through the situations in which they tend to use a single strobe and the advantages of doing so.
Wetpixel Live: How to Photograph Corals
Corals provide a habitat for many of the creatures that we seek to photograph. However, like Alex and Adam discuss, they also are a fantastic subject for underwater image-makers. They talk about the equipment and techniques of photographing corals, along with some creative ideas for those seeking to add imagery of these beautiful creatures to their portfolios.
Ikelite Ships Housing for Sony a7c
Anglerfish Announces Deep Remote Imaging Tools
Anglerfish Creative Lighting has announced a range of tools that allow for deep remote camera systems. These include cable assemblies, cable splice molds, external power supplies, and fiber optic conversion housings. All components are custom made and designed, so can be built for bespoke requirements.
- 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 )
- Canon releases RAW Plugin 2.0 for Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9 (via )
- Nikon Z50 firmware updated to v.2.01 (via )
- EOS-1D X Mark III firmware updated to version 1.2.0 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 firmware to v.1.1 (via )
- Premiere Pro v. 14.3.2 is available (via )
- Adobe updates Photoshop to v. 21.2.2 and Camera Raw to 12.4 (via )