Seacam 1D/1Ds Housing Field Journal/Operator’s Manual Photo

Seacam 1D/1Ds Housing Field Journal/Operator’s Manual

Seacam USA distributor Stephen Frink has prepared a field journal about his Seacam-housed Canon EOS 1Ds digital SLR: "This trip to Thailand is my first real immersion with this camera system, coming from 25 years of shooting with housed Nikon cameras. Allow me to share my insights and observations from this trip, in the hopes you may get up to speed quicker with your own EOS1Ds system..."

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Wetpixel members sweep Beneath the Sea Competition

Congratulations to Wetpixel members Ralph Oberlander (aka Larry/lionfish43), Herb Ko (herbko), Linda Cline (mandarinfish), and Eric Cheng (echeng) for sweeping the digital category of Beneath the Sea's Worldwide Underwater Photography/Video Competition 2004! (1st, 2nd, and 3rd). Continue reading for full competition results, or click o­n the related link for Beneath the Sea's website.

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Delkin releases CardBus SD and MS adapters

DPReview has posted a note announcing the release of CardBus readers for SD and MS media. "We tested the CardBus CF adapter in October of last year and were impressed, it was four times faster than a traditional PCMCIA adapter and was even faster than Firewire readers."

If you are interested in speed differences between CardBus and non-CardBus readers, check out the results of DPReview's test (CF reader comparison).

When I'm on the road, I typically carry a CardBus CF reader, an older, traditional PC Card CF reader, and an inexpensive USB 2.0 CF reader. It can't hurt to have redundancy. :)

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Fuji FinePix S3 Pro Announced Photo

Fuji FinePix S3 Pro Announced

Fuji has just issued a pre-PMA announcement of the release of the Fuji FinePix S3 Pro. The Fuji S2 Pro is commonly used by underwater photographers because it supports traditional TTL, but it looks like the new S3 Pro has jumped on the D-TTL bandwagon, presumably losing its TTL advantage when compared with competing digital SLRs (if there is no option to do TTL instead of D-TTL). Read more here for the press release, or discuss the camera in our forums.

"LAS VEGAS, February 5, 2004 – Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., today unveiled one of its most eagerly anticipated products -- the newest addition to its critically acclaimed line of professional digital cameras -- the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro.

"Among the FinePix S3 Pro’s list of enhanced features is its one-of-a-kind Super CCD SR sensor technology designed specifically for professional photography. This proprietary technology creates a wider dynamic range to produce images that approach true photographic quality. As a result, the FinePix S3 Pro will capture highlight and shadow detail often lost by digital cameras in high contrast scenes. In addition, Super CCD SR sensor technology provides a higher level of sensitivity, improved signal-to-noise ratio and more natural color reproduction..."

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New Chat Feature

There is now a new chat feature available only to Wetpixel members (join now -- it's free). Log in and click on "IRC Chat" in the side navigation menu to access the new feature. Just click "Connect Now!", once the Java-based chat client loads! Enjoy. :)

Or, if you are IRC savvy, you may join us at #wetpixel on XNet.

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News Team: Looking for volunteers

Hello, readers. Wetpixel is looking for a small team of members who are interested in being part of our news submission group. We would like to expand our news feed to include other types of news, including destination-related news, marine/environmental news, interesting personal sites, and more up-to-date news information about the underwater photo industry. If you are interested, please send Eric e-mail. Be sure to include your Wetpixel username!

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