Seacam D100 Housing Field Journal
Nexus Nikon D70 Housing
Nexus will soon be announcing a Nikon D70 digital SLR housing, with a special dome port for the Nikon 10.5 mm lens. Also avaliable is a port for the Sigma 15mm -- a specialized lens/dome match. This port and lens combination works with the F100 and other full-frame film Nikons in Nexus housings, as well as with the D100 and D70 housings. The Nexus D70 will be introduced in Japan on March 19th, when the D70 is scheduled to be released on the Japanese market. Nexus will release the D70 to the US market by the end of March, and the 10.5 fisheye dome will be released by the end of February (it will work on both the D100 and D70 housings).
The Nexus D70 housing features all of the camera controls and has dual sync ports. It will accept all of the Nexus dome ports and macro ports, including the 70-180 zoom super macro lens.
*UPDATE* Feb 10: Fish-eye dome port photo added to full story.
Pre-orders are being taken for the D70, as the demand will exceed supply very quickly. Contact our sponsors, Marine Camera Distributors, for more information!
Seacam 1D/1Ds Field Journal and Owner’s Manual
"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..."
Stephen is hopeful that the existing Seacam 1D/1Ds housing will also fit the upcoming Canon EOS 1D Mk II dSLR, but we won't know until he gets his hands on one.
Seacam 1D/1Ds Housing Field Journal/Operator’s Manual
Ultralight AC-HQD Handles w/Seacam Housings
Wetpixel members sweep Beneath the Sea Competition
Delkin releases CardBus SD and MS adapters
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. :)
Fuji FinePix S3 Pro Announced
"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..."