Editorial: An update to the Conception tragedy
Wetpixel offers an editorial about the fire and subsequent sinking of the dive boat Conception on 03 September, which resulted in a terrible loss of life. Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragedy. The primary goal is to update the Wetpixel community to the process of the ongoing investigation and to show solidarity with the Californian dive community in their time of grief. A secondary goal is to try and dispell many of the incorrect rumors about the cause of the tragedy and to prevent any knee jerk reactions.
Canon announces EOS C500 Mark II
Canon has announced their long-awaited update to the EOS C500 cinema camera The C500 Mark II has a 5.9K 60p Full Frame sensor, user interchangeable lens mounts, 5 axis image stabilization, and a new DIGIC 7 image processor. It can record Cinema RAW lite to internal CFexpress media card.
Results: Monterey Shootout 2019
Hosted by Backscatter and NCUPS, the 2019 Monterey Shootout was held from 22 to 25 August. It attracted 172 contestants to dive in excellent conditions in Monterey Bay and socialize at the infamous Backscatter party that rounds off the event. Congratulations to Maxwel Hohn for his winning video and to all the entrants for their stunning imagery
Birds Head Manta ID Contest open for entries
The Bird’s Head Seascape is celebrating one thousand entries to its manta ID database by launching a contest that is seeking to award the individual that submits the most distinct manta ID image. Prizes include the honor of naming an animal and a “manta-tactic” liveaboard trip on Pindito.
Grand Bahama Hurricane Relief
Hurricane Dorian has brought havoc and destruction to Grand Bahama. Epic Diving, who base their Tiger Beach charters from the island’s West End are spearheading an effort to raise funds that will be used directly to assist the local community. They are encouraging donations via PayPal as this does not incur any administration fee, but if folks are uncomfortable with this, they are encouraging donations to the Bahamas Red Cross. They are also listing locations in Florida where goods and provisions can be dropped off to help those affected.
Issue 110 of UwP magazine is available
Issue 110 of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is available to download. It has articles and reviews about the Canon EOS R, Panasonic S1, and S-Turtle TTL trigger. Destination articles include Mar d’Ament and West Papua. There is a primer for blackwater photography, and the winners from the Think Pink contest are featured.
Ikelite to ship new housing for Canon G7 X Mark III
Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas and heads towards the US
Most of the Wetpixel community will be aware of Hurricane Dorian’s trail of chaos as it travels through the Caribbean. Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands have incurred winds of up to 165 mph (270 km/h) and a storm surge of up to 23 ft (7m) with Bahamas PM Hubert Minnis describing the devastation as “unprecedented.” Most of us will have friends that either have been in the storm’s path or maybe still bracing themselves for its impact. We fervently hope that they are all in a place of safety and that it does not cause significant damage to dwellings and businesses. Our thoughts are with you…
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