Issue 115 of UwP Magazine is available
Issue 115 of Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) is now available to download. This issue features competition results from the Underbathwater Photographer of the Year, the United Nations, and Smithsonian contests. There are technique articles on camera buoyancy and trim, split shots, working with inexperienced models, and photographing frogs in an urban setting. Also included is a host of information bout new products, travel ideas, and essential information for underwater photographers.
Expedition captures images of octopus at 7000 meters
The BBC reports that the Five Deeps expedition has published stills of a Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis sp) from a depth of 6.957m (22,825ft). They were captured using a “lander” or instrument frame with an attached camera and (in this instance) a bait that is lowered to the seabed. The previously deepest recorded cephalopod was a Cirroteuthidae sp pictured at 5145m (16,880ft) off Barbados in 1971.
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Firmware update adds significant functionality to Sigma fp
Sigma has released a significant firmware update for their fp camera. Version 2.0 adds 12-bit 4K ProRes RAW video recording to an Atomos Ninja V external recorder, 1080/120p RAW video in 8-bit and 10-bit CinemaDNG and support for Dual Base ISO, which can now be set to either 100 or 3200 along with other upgrades and bug fixes.
Tokina announces atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 wide angle lens
Tokina are shipping their atx-1 11-20mm f/2.8 CF lens for cropped sensor cameras. Offering a constant aperture of f/2.8 and internal focusing, and a minimum focus distance of 0.28 m (11-inches). It is available in Nikon F mount and Canon EF mount. Of course, its performance behind a dome port is not yet known.
Olympus to exit camera business
Photographing the Mergui Archipelago by Franck and Camille Fogarolo
Franck and Camille Fogarolo of The Smiling Seahorse liveaboard have compiled a guide to planning an underwater photography trip to the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. Profusely illustrated with Franck’s images, they describe the wide angle and macro photographic opportunities that exist in the area.
Meyer Optik Görlitz ships Trioplan f/2.8 100mm II
- Canon releases firmware version 1.1.0 for EOS-1D X Mark III (via )
- Canon releases firmware version 1.1.0 for EOS M6 Mark II (via )
- Skylum releases Luminar 4.2 (via )
- ON1 has released version 2020.1 of their Photo RAW app (via )
- DxO releases version 3.2 of PhotoLab (via )
- Affinity updates to versions 1.8 (via )
- Nik Collection updates to version 2.5 (via )
- EOS C500 Mark II firmware updated to 220.127.116.11.00 (via )
- Panasonic updates GH5S and G9 firmware (via )
- Nikon adds D6 support to its image processing and camera control… (via )