UW Technics Sony firmware supports Retra Pro Flash TTL
UW Technics has announced updated firmware for their Nauticam mounted Sony TTL converters, that supports the Retra Pro flash. It can be controlled via either the camera’s menu, or the flash’s controls. It also supports Retra’s high-speed sync option.
ADEX announces Pixel Expo
ADEX has announced their Pixel Expo. This is a digital 12 meter by 2.5 meters LED outdoor presentation that will showcase underwater and diving content. The show organizers are currently soliciting still and video submissions from mage makers and ocean citizens (along with commercial entities) for the exhibit. The deadline is 1 April 2020.
ADEX announces new dates
ADEX has announced its new date for the 2020 event in Singapore. Originally scheduled to be held from 17-19 April, the organizers took the brave decision to postpone due to the Covid-19 outbreak. It is great to be able to report that ADEX 2020 will now be held from 29 to 31 May at the Suntec venue in Singapore.
Tokina announces test results with Nikon Z cameras
Tokina has formally announced the test results of their F mount lenses with the Nikon FTZ adaptor and Z7, Z7 and Z50 cameras. The most important information for underwater image makers is that autofocus will not work with both versions of the 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye (AT-X 107) and their 100mm macro (AT-X M100 PRO D Macro). Manual focus will work, of course.
Sea&Sea ships MDXL housing for Sony a7 Mark IV
Sea&Sea is shipping their MDXL housing for the Sony a7 Mark IV. It features revised ergonomics and ships with the Leak Sentinel XB vacuum leak detector as standard. It offers strobe triggering via fiber optic with optional manual or TTL converters. It has a “buoyancy pocket” that can accept an external battery.
Call for entries: The Majesty of the Underwater World video contest
Training agency GUE is calling for entries to The Majesty of the Underwater World video contest. These need to be at least 3, but no longer than 10 minutes long and will be judged against criteria including creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation/inspiration, overall impact, and editing/filming skills. Entries need to be submitted via email, and the deadline is 20 September.
ADEX 2020 Postponed
Due to the uncertainty surrounding travel caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, and its effects in Singapore, the organizers of ADEX 2020 have made the tough decision to postpone this year’s show. Originally scheduled to be held from 17 to 19 April, the team is looking at now holding it between May to July. Once firm dates have been announced, Wetpixel will ensure that the underwater imaging community is kept abreast of them.
Canon announces the EOS Rebel T6i/850D
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- 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 )
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro to 10.4.5 (via )