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    Nikon D500/D850
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    2 x Inon Z330, 2 x Seacam S150, 2 X Seacam 60D

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  1. Underwater photography can be a powerful advocate for the oceans, allowing a large audience to view the undersea world and hence seek to protect it. There is also a responsibility to faithfully represent what we see underwater and to do no harm in creating images of it. Wetpixel Live delves into this, with regular contributor @Alex_Mustard and I discussing some practical steps that photographers can take to minimize their impact and create images in an ethical manner. If you are enjoying these discussions, please subscribe to the channel on YouTube...
  2. I think we are planning an episode about dome theory, but Alex has a great talk about it here too:
  3. I posted a "sneak preview" of this episode earlier, but here is the announcement of our next Wetpixel Live discussion. The digital camera industry has gone through some profound changes over the past few years. The proliferation of mobile devices with very adequate imaging functions has caused the market to contract significantly. Alex Mustard and Adam Hanlon discuss these profound effects on Wetpixel Live, particularly with reference as to how this will affect underwater Photographers. Wetpixel Live is a channel devoted to discussing hard-edged technical information and providing practical advice aimed at helping people create memorable images. If you are enjoying Wetpixel Live, please subscribe to the channel and you will get notifications about new episodes as they are released. Please feel free to let us know if you would like any specific topics to be covered in future episodes.
  4. Thank you-let's see how we can fit those in to future episodes. In terms of your second query, I think there are a couple of responses. By their very definition, there are some images that cannot be captured due to it being simply impossible to get in the right position to safely (for reef and photographer) to do so. Perhaps a suitable episode might eb along the lines of "great images that I never captured!" Precision buoyancy control, finning technique and trim will allow any photographers to get in and out of spots that those without these skills will not be able to! I found with a "normal" VF, I tended get quite upside down! Thank you for the feedback..watch out for a future episode.
  5. Although we are all somewhat limited in our ability to travel, this should not prevent us from making plans to do so in the future. In the next Wetpixel Live, Adam Hanlon and Alex Mustard team up to offer some advice on how to travel with underwater photography gear. Both of them travel a great deal, so their ideas are based on lots of practical experience. <center> If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtn70C5Bkm-aVGS510y_ry3I64GzoPAK-). This will the notify you when additional episodes are posted in future. Wetpixel Live is crammed full of hard-edged technical information and practical advice aimed at helping people create memorable images.
  6. Our next episode on Wetpixel Live shares some ideas on how you can improve your photography when you can't dive. Please like and subscribe to the Wetpixel Live channel. If you have any ideas for topics you would like covered, please let me know.
  7. Please head on over to the Wetpixel Live Channel on YouTube to check out our first video: "Top 5 tips for staring out as an underwater photographer."
  8. If you are reading this I am sure that you know that Wetpixel is powered by a huge community of enthusiasts that generously share their experiences and knowledge, Wetpixel is the world's premium source for information about everything to do with underwater imaging. To help make this information more available to all, we are proud to announce Wetpixel Live. Hosted by Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon, with regular contributions from Associate Editor and renown photographer, Alex Mustard, Wetpixel Live is a regularly refreshed series of video conversations with leading underwater image makers about topics that are of interest to all those that venture beneath the surface with a camera. It is crammed full of hard-edged technical information and practical advice with the goal of helping people create memorable images. Adam says: "Wetpixel is the most comprehensive for information about underwater imaging. Wetpixel Live aims to answer some of the questions that are frequently asked on the forum and to make this amazing resource more accessible to image makers." The first episode is now live on the Wetpixel YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Rf_mU-wBuBXas7fBRJrMQ). It lists and explains 5 important tips for those staring out as underwater photographers. Please head on over and check the episode out. If you enjoy it, subscribe to the channel to receive notifications as we add more video content in future.
  9. @Davide DB I am very glad that people are discussing this camera. It is a sad day when people in our community are suggesting that people shouldn't "bother" to discuss on these forum. Wetpixel has always been a venue where people of all abilities and interests meet and share their thoughts. Discuss the topic, but leave the personal comments out of it....
  10. Why? Have there been problems with the S1H sensor? I've not heard of any, but may well have missed the reports? The folks that I know that have shot the S1H underwater thought very highly of it, and didn't report any problems.
  11. This discussion seems to be headed in another direction, which is a shame. The camera market and its "stagnation" is not related directly to underwater photography. We will only experience the effects of any "stagnation." These possible effects are (in my opinion) what this discussion started off about. However, I will bite a bit! "Top end" underwater photography has always been a pastime for "older" people because they have the disposable income to afford the gear and associated travel. SLR or mirrorless camera users that take their cameras underwater are at the top of a pyramid, (in terms of numbers) and so will always be relatively few compared to those at the base of the pyramid. PADI's median age for certification (since 2011) is between 30-39 years. So the majority of those entering the activity are not "young." Again this reflects the economic factors above. The simple fact is that there are now far more people shooting underwater now than there ever have been. When I first took pictures underwater in South Africa in the 80's, there were only 5 or 6 people in the whole country that were taking pictures underwater. Now there are thousands. I am not at all concerned how people create their imagery, or what devices they use to do so. In terms of the pyramid model above, there is every likelihood that a proportion of these people will continue to capture underwater images and to seek to create iconic, artistic imagery and hence find that their entry level devices are limiting. These individuals will invest in more upscale technology in order to do so. If there are more people on the base of the pyramid, this will be reflected at its apex too. Lastly, this is an interesting discussion in which people have expressed agreement and disagreement with a variety of points of view. There is nothing personal in it. If you wish to add a valid point, feel free to do so, but don't personalize any disagreements.
  12. Hi all, I am reducing the asking price to $3000. PayPal OK, and shipping worldwide at buyer's expense. Adam
  13. Hi all, Behind the scenes, we have been hard at work creating a new YouTube Channel and a series of hard edged and focused short discussions called Wetpixel Live. We are still working hard on generating content for it, but one of our episodes refers to and provides thoughts about this thread: The Wetpixel YouTube Channel is a place for sourcing inspiration, technical details and ideas. It will remain tightly focused on underwater image making (just like here on the forums!) We will formally announce it shortly (when we have bit more content), so you are all getting a "sneak" preview!
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