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New Shark Conservation Measures
There was great news for sharks on UN World Oceans Day. Seasave reports that Hawaii Governor David Ige signed nine new laws in a ceremony to mark World Oceans Day, including a ban on intentionally or knowingly capturing, entangling or killing a shark in state marine waters. Meanwhile, in the US Senate, a bill passed that bans the transport, sale, or purchase of shark fins.
Results: United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition
The winners of the 2021 United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition have been announced. Many congratulations to all the winners in their respective categories, especially given that they have each signed the UN Charter of Ocean Commitments.
Inon Announces Z330 and D200 Type 2 Strobes
Inon has announced that they will release new versions of their Z330 and D200 strobes. They both feature a new “fly-eye” diffusion surface on the inside of their dome ports that suppresses uneven light distribution. This also makes for a wide beam spread from their integrated focus lights.
DxO Ships Nik Collection 4
DxO has released version 4 of the Nik Collection. Viveza and Silver Efex both have redesigned interfaces, U-Point local adjustment edits can be synced between images and there is a new tonal range saturation adjustment. Lastly, integration into Lightroom and Photoshop has been improved.
Nikon Announces Z Mount 50mm Macro Lens
Nikon has also announced the Z MC 50mm f/2.8 micro, which offers a minimum focus distance of 0.16m with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 and the optical benefits of the new flange. However, it has a front focusing system that extends out of the front of the lane, which may make compatibility with ports an issue.
Nikon Announces Z Mount 105mm Macro lens
Nikon has announced the Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Micro lens. It is the first macro lens with the Z mount, and this offers a “dramatic improvement in optical performance.” The minimum focus distance is 0.29 m with a 1:1 reproduction ratio, and it is equipped with a new AF stepping motor.