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  1. Perfection! Check out the amazing results from the 2021 DPG/ Wetpixel Masters of Underwater Imagery contest. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks for sharing your creativity and vision. https://wetpixel.com/articles/results-dpg-wetpixel-masters-2021
  2. Day 2 - Scubalamp, Backscatter and Nauticam's mirrorless and SLR housings
  3. With travel still being difficult for many of us in the community, rather than cover a much diminished DEMA, we decided to host the Wetpixel Virtual Trade Show. Of course it only relates to underwater imaging equipment specifically and sadly, completely loses any of the normal social side that is so important at DEMA. Here's to 2022 being back to normal! Many, many thanks to the companies that have supported this effort Today's "booth visits" are with SAGA, Easydive and Inon. Please check back tomorrow for more.
  4. Another one: Williamsbilli5087 Williamsbilli5087@gmail.com banned (16/11/2021) Again, his MO was to approach buyers with goods they were seeking in the forums via PM. I would urge that people are very wary of anyone offering goods that are not listed in the classifieds via PM, and especially so if they have no posting history in other forums on Wetpixel. Please be very wary if you are approached by anyone offering goods via PM.... Thanks again to the community Adam
  5. Agreed the WWL was designed for compacts originally, with mirrorless a happy circumstance. However, if it works on a full frame Sony camera...it should work on a D850! The only wrinkle may be the sensor: flange distance, but it should still work. Field of view is only one part of the picture. I think the difference between the WACP and WWL is the curvature of the image. To me, the WWL has much more barrel distortion and gives a more "fisheye-like" effect that the WACP. The WACP is almost rectilinear. Of course, to achieve this, WACP needs larger and more expensive lens elements. Hence I think it is better to compare WWL with a fisheye lens and dome port. The latter is, sadly, not yet a native option for most mirrorless full frame cameras, and I think this has caused the experimentation with WWL.
  6. We also still need to see whether the algorithmic AF that is used in the D9 works underwater.... Part of the problem with all these new cameras is that underwater represents such a tiny proportion of users and potential sales. Many features that work amazingly well on the surface, do not do so underwater! @oneyellowtang - I'm not sure it is fair to compare the images produced by WWL and WACP. Perhaps a better comparison would be WWL and an 8-15mm fisheye with a 7" dome? This is considerably lighter and cheaper! Also, if the WWL works with the a7, surely it can also be made to work with the D850? It should be a matter of lens and extension selection, rather than compatibility per se. Adam
  7. It is the last call to enter the 2021 DPG/Wetpixel Master of Underwater Image Making contest. Entries must have been submitted by 11:59PM PST tonight (31 October 2021). It has 6 simple categories: Macro and wide angle traditional and unrestricted, black and white and video. In the light of the ongoing dislocation for all our friends and colleagues in the dive travel and underwater imaging trade, we have decided to support our wonderful sponsors, but to offer cash prizes. So you can not only achieve the singular achievement of the best image maker among your peers, but also win financially! Please don't delay, head on over and enter now! https://www.underwatercompetition.com/Competitions/dpg-wetpixel-masters-underwater-imaging-competition-2021
  8. Hi Peter, It is not compatible with screw AF... All the best Adam
  9. Another vote for Tribolube 71. It is the only grease that I use and carry, and have used it on all types and materials of O rings without any issues. It is marketed as a universal lubricant. Adam
  10. The 2021 Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest has just announced its results. Notable in this year's contest is the number of underwater and marine reacted images placed in the rankings, the overall winner being an underwater image, and our fellow contributor @Alex_Mustard's well-deserved win of the Natural Artistry category. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, he and @adamhanlon discuss all the marine and underwater-related winners.
  11. The Wetpixel/DPG Masters of Underwater Photography contest is accepting entries and Wetpixel Editor @adamhanlon provides critical guidance for entrants on Wetpixel Live. One of the most prestigious and significant underwater imaging contests in the world, the contest offers photographers and filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience and win some cool prizes too!
  12. Responding to a discussion on the Wetpixel forums, @Alex_Mustard and @adamhanlon discuss how long underwater strobes can be expected to last. Alex emphasizes that while longevity is one criterion for evaluation when selecting a new strobe, perhaps the quality of lights that it creates should be emphasized.
  13. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest has released a preview of some of the images that made the finals of this year's competition. @Alex_Mustard and @adamhanlon discuss the marine-related images from the collection.
  14. Hi again all, Another would-be scammer reported by Wetpixel super sleuths Daniellreland Danielireland544@gmail.com (banned 16/09/2021) Again, his MO was to approach buyers with goods they were seeking in the forums via PM. I would urge that people are very wary of anyone offering goods that are not listed in the classifieds via PM, and especially so if they have no posting history in other forums on Wetpixel. Thank you once again to our amazing community members Adam
  15. Hi all. Please can we keep for sale adverts (as opposed to equipment advice) on the Classifieds forum? Thank you! Adam
  16. 2 more fine gentlemen... mickshawn214 mickshawn214@gmail.com (banned 09/07/2022) samueladebanjo00 samueladebanjo00@gmail.com (banned 09/07/2022) Our friend Samuel wants you to deal with his friend that ah the goods. His friend's email is stuartgill618@gmail.com Please exercise caution with anyone offering goods via private messenger as opposed to via posts on threads in the forum... Thanks as always to the community's super sleuths!
  17. Sadly, it is front focusing, so is likely to be difficult to house..
  18. And thanks to the amazing Wetpixel community ...Jor (equipments@protonmail.com). Banned (08/28/21)
  19. I should add another note of caution to by guidance above. Please be cautious about taking sales off the Wetpixel platform. If the sellers/buyers insists on dealing via email, .especially early on in the progress of a transaction, this is a possible red herring... Adam
  20. It is shared in the YouTube show notes, but here it is again. Raja Mono - A study in Contrast by Ron Lagerlof: https://vimeo.com/162729511 Adam
  21. I have no experience of having my housing serviced, so cannot comment. Post it as a separate thread?
  22. Converting underwater images to black and white or monochrome is frequently used by underwater image-makers with images that have exposure issues. @Alex_Mustard and @adamhanlon discuss how this is perhaps not the best approach to creating stand-out photographs. They go on to discuss some of the tools and techniques they use for shooting and converting images to back and white.
  23. Have a chat to Kevin at Aquaphot (https://www.aquaphot.co.uk/about-us/) UK based, he really knows his stuff and has grease for all types of O ring available. Adam
  24. One important difference between D500 and D7XXX series is the autofocus performance.The D500's is nothing short of magical! For the type of images you are seeking, it is an important criteria. Adam
  25. @henryp982 Dome port size and shape is defined by camera/lens/sensor. There is almost no way of knowing if a given dome will work without experimenting, unless it is identical to others that are proven to work. Practically in terms of size only, a 14.5cm dome should be fine and, given that you are shooting with a full frame camera, is probably about as small as you can get without seriously impairing corner performance.
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