Underwater

Ethical Guidelines for Underwater Photographers :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Ethical Guidelines for Underwater Photographers :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 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 Wetpixel Editor, Adam Hanlon and regular contributor Alex Mustard discussing some practical steps…

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Sony Unveils 12–24mm f/2.8 High-End G Master Lens – Underwater Photography Article

Sony Unveils 12–24mm f/2.8 High-End G Master Lens Sony has announced a new addition to its G Master series of lenses designed for full frame: the 12–24mm f/2.8 GM. The lens is a faster high-end version of the company’s 12–24mm f/4 G, and as such could potentially be an excellent lens for underwater photography—notwithstanding the expense of the dome port you’d need to use. Weighing in at 1.9lb, the dust and moisture-sealed lens features a nine-blade aperture and 17 elements…

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WuZhiZhou International Underwater Carnival :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

WuZhiZhou International Underwater Carnival :: Wetpixel.com On 25 May 2020, China’s Sanya “Love The Deep Blue” International Underwater Carnival was successfully held at WuZhiZhou Island. After 5 days of underwater exploration, the winners were officially announced, bringing a wonderful visual feast to Sanya residents and the diving community in China. During the past three years, free diving and mermaid diver training has become very popular in China. Freediving photography is also becoming very popular, and the photographers are obsessive about…

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What is Happening to the Digital Camera Market? :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

What is Happening to the Digital Camera Market? :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, July 13th, 2020 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…

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Travel Trips for Underwater Photographers :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Travel Trips for Underwater Photographers :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, July 12th, 2020 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 episode of 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…

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The Salmon Run Experience – Underwater Photography Article

The Salmon Run Experience Pink Salmon couple pose for the camera, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada   It seems more and more it is becoming harder to find truly wild places. Wild places with no sign of human interference, whether that be auditory or visual. So, when we are lucky enough to encounter such a place, it means even more. Even as underwater photographers it can be rare to find places away from the sound of boats or other divers. I…

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Sony announces FE 12-24mm f/2.8 lens for full frame cameras :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Sony announces FE 12-24mm f/2.8 lens for full frame cameras :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Saturday, July 11th, 2020 Sony has announced a 12-24mm G Master lens for full frame cameras. It has a constant aperture of f/2.8 and a minimum focus distance of 11 inches (27.9cm). As is always the case, performance behind a done port remains to be tested. The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM will be shipping in August, priced at $2,999.99. Press release Sony Electronics Grows Lens…

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5 Ways to Improve your Underwater Photography when you Can’t Dive. :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

5 Ways to Improve your Underwater Photography when you Can’t Dive. :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Saturday, July 11th, 2020 We are almost all currently in a position in which we are not doing as much underwater photography as we might wish. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people’s plans being postponed to a time when it is safe to travel again. Even in “normal” times however, it is rare for us to be able to get underwater with…

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Announcing Wetpixel Live :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Announcing Wetpixel Live :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, July 10th, 2020 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 renowned photographer, Alex Mustard, Wetpixel Live is a regularly refreshed…

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Canon Announces EOS R6 with 20MP Sensor and 4K/60p Video – Underwater Photography Article

Canon Announces EOS R6 with 20MP Sensor and 4K/60p Video Canon’s mega virtual event wasn’t all about the EOS R5 and its headline-grabbing specs: the enthusiast-level EOS R6 was launched alongside it. Given the $1,400 price difference between the two cameras, the R6 doesn’t offer quite the same impressive numbers, but there are also significant similarities. While the sensor is a more modest 20MP, the R6 uses the same DIGIC X processor and Dual Pixel CMOS II AF system as…

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Canon Announces EOS R5 with 45MP Sensor and 8K Video Recording – Underwater Photography Article

Canon Announces EOS R5 with 45MP Sensor and 8K Video Recording Canon showed us a picture of the EOS R5 back in February, and now the long-awaited flagship full-frame mirrorless has officially landed—complete with the eye-watering spec sheet (that all of us already knew about): new 45-megapixel full-frame sensor, DIGIC X processor (as found on the EOS-1D X Mark III), 12fps burst shooting with continuous AF using the mechanical shutter (20fps with the electronic shutter), and 8K/30p and 4K/120p video…

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Turtle SMART TTL Converter and Flash Trigger Review – Underwater Photography Article

Turtle SMART TTL Converter and Flash Trigger Review The Turtle SMART TTL trigger is an ingenious device capable of triggering underwater strobes with lighting quick recycle times and accurate exposures. They are availible for use with most underwater strobes on the market and most cameras – particularly popular brands like Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus. We had photojournalist, Mark Hatter, and Underwater Photography Guide Editor-in-Chief, Nirupam Nigam both take some Turtle Smart TTL triggers underwater and put them to the…

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Ikelite ships Action Housing for Canon G7 X Mark III :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Ikelite ships Action Housing for Canon G7 X Mark III :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, July 9th, 2020 Ikelite is shipping their action housing for the Canon G7 X Mark III compact camera. Rated to 200 ft (60m) the housing has a 67mm threaded port for the mounting of accessory lenses and two fiber optic ports for strobe triggering The housing is shipping now, priced at $299. From Ikelite’s website Action Housing for Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III…

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Canon announces EOS R5 and R6 cameras along with R mount 85mm macro lens :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Canon announces EOS R5 and R6 cameras along with R mount 85mm macro lens :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, July 9th, 2020 In a major virtual event, Canon has formally released the EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless full frame cameras, along with an 85mm f/2 macro lens and 1.4x and 2x R mount teleconverters. The EOS R5 has a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and offers uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal…

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50 Best Dives in Hawaii – Underwater Photography Article

50 Best Dives in Hawaii Tim Rock and David Fleetham have announced the forthcoming fifth book in the series, The Ultimate Guide to the Essential Sites: The 50 Best Dives in Hawaii. The other guides in the series cover Indonesia, Micronesia, the Philippines, and Japan. The book has 192 full-color pages and features site and regional descriptions as well as practical information on Hawaii’s best dives, from its famous blackwater dives to its popular manta and shark dives—and everything…

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Photographer of the Week – James Emery – Underwater Photography Article

Photographer of the Week – James Emery Yawning hairy frogfish, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia   Our friends at Lembeh Resort have employed a number of well-known and talented underwater photographers over the years, and this week we are happy to feature the work of their latest photo pro, James Emery. James has been working in the field of underwater imaging since 2011 when he began filming underwater videos in Koh Tao, Thailand. Since then, he has been actively shooting underwater images…

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Finding Black Water at Siladen – Underwater Photography Article

Finding Black Water at Siladen Flounder larva   Everything I was seeing was new and exciting. I was like a kid in a sweetshop —Saeed Rashid There are subjects that even veteran underwater photographers fear. No, not sharks. Think smaller. Much smaller. And darker. Black water diving is unlike any other—diving in sheer darkness hovering over an unfathomable abyss. With your focus light as the sole source of illumination, the magic unfolds. Millions of otherworldly, planktonic creatures begin the largest…

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AOI releases housing for Olympus E-PL9 and E-PL10 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

AOI releases housing for Olympus E-PL9 and E-PL10 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 AOI has announced their first camera housing. Designed to accommodate the Olympus E-PL9 and E-PL10, it has interchangeable ports, along with the ability to mount M67 wet lenses. It ships with an integrated vacuum system and LED flash trigger along with a detachable LCD monitor hood. The AOI UH-ELP10 housing will be shipping soon in white or grey, priced at $650. Press release…

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Backscatter Prevention | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Backscatter Prevention | Waterdog Photography We, as underwater photographers, talk about backscatter all the time. But mostly we talk about how to remove it from our photos when we are processing them in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. I have spent countless hours on the labor intensive chore of removing those annoying specks and I have spent a great deal of time studying different removal methods. Recently, I listened to a friend give a Facebook live video on methods to prevent…

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Share Our Air 2020 Contest :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Share Our Air 2020 Contest :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, July 5th, 2020 Dive into the Pink has announced the winners of their 2020 Share Our Air contest. Over $20,000 was raised from the competition’s entry fees that will be donated to a study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on scuba divers. Congratulations to all the winners and to the contest on raising this amazing sum for such a worthwhile cause. Press release DIVE INTO THE PINK ANNOUNCES WINNERS…

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OneUW Announces Diffuser for ONE160x Strobe – Underwater Photography Article

OneUW Announces Diffuser for ONE160x Strobe OneUW has announced a new diffuser for the company’s ONE160x strobe. The bayonet-mounted diffuser provides softer light and widens coverage beyond 130 degrees, without reducing the warm color temperature of the strobe. The diffuser has a circular central hole that allows the mounting of a red filter, which avoids disturbing shy or sensitive macro subjects with the strobe’s aiming light. A safety lanyard is also included. Shipping now, the White Diffuser with Red Filter…

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Aquatech Announces Housing for Hasselblad X1D II 50C – Underwater Photography Article

Aquatech Announces Housing for Hasselblad X1D II 50C Aquatech has accounced its new REFLEX housing for the Hasselblad X1D II 50C. The medium format camera features a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 14-stop dynamic range, 2.7fps continuous shooting, and records 2.7K video at 30fps. The glass-filled polycarbonate housing features stainless steel and hard anodized aluminum controls, and works with Aquatech’s P-series and PD-series ports, providing compatibility with Hasselblad XCD lenses. The housing is depth-rated to just 10 meters (33 feet).…

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Nauticam Ships Wet Wide Lens for Compacts (WWL-C) – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Ships Wet Wide Lens for Compacts (WWL-C) Nauticam is shipping the Wet Wide Lens for Compact Cameras (WWL-C), which—despite the name—is compatible with selected mirrorless Micro Four Thirds and mirrorless APS-C housings as well as those for compact cameras. Compatible cameras include the Sony RX100 series, Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II and G7X series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 series, and Olympus Tough TG-5/TG-6. The WWL-C is an alternative version of the WWL-1. While the WWL-1 is designed to give cameras…

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OneUW ships diffuser for 160X strobe :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

OneUW ships diffuser for 160X strobe :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, July 3rd, 2020 OneUW is now shipping a diffuser for their 160X strobes. It is bayonet mounted and has no effect on the strobe’s color temperature. It ships with a lanyard and a red filter that can be used to avoid spooking shy critters when using the aiming light. The OneUW diffuser is shipping now, priced at €56. Press release New ONEUW Diffuser for ONE160x strobe Cividale del…

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Aquatech announces Reflex housing for Hasselblad X1D II 50C :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Aquatech announces Reflex housing for Hasselblad X1D II 50C :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 Aquatech has announced a partnership with Hasselblad, launching their Reflex housing for the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format camera. The polycarbonate housing is compatible with Aquatech’s P and PD series ports, allowing it to e used with Hasselblad XCD lenses. The maximum depth is 10m. REFLEX Water Housing for Hasselblad X1D II 50C shoppe with a 4 week lead time, priced…

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Nauticam ships WWL-C :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam ships WWL-C :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 Nauticam is now shipping their new version of the Wet Wide Lens. WWL-C is designed for compact cameras with lenses at 24mm equivalent, Although it will work with a range of Micro 4/3s and mirrorless cameras. At 24mm, it offers a 130° FOV. It mounts via a bayonet, and adaptors are available for use with selected Olympus housings too. The WWL-C is shipping now, priced at $1,035. From…

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Issue 115 of UwP Magazine is available :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Issue 115 of UwP Magazine is available :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 Issue 115 of Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) is now available to download. This issue features competition results from the Underbathwater Photographer of the Year, 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. Marine life articles discuss pelagic drifters and bubble feeding nudibranchs, while Angela Webster…

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Announcing the Winners of the Share Our Air Photo Competition – Underwater Photography Article

Announcing the Winners of the Share Our Air Photo Competition Organizer Dive into the Pink and host DPG are thrilled to unveil the winners of the Share Our Air Pink Photo Competition. Proceeds from the contest will support a comprehensive investigation on the effect COVID-19 infection has on lung function in divers, to be pursued by Duke Dive Medicine and Divers Alert Network (DAN). Shooters were invited to submit their best photos into two themed categories—Togetherness and Divers. In…

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Photographer of the Week – Fabrice Dudenhofer – Underwater Photography Article

Photographer of the Week – Fabrice Dudenhofer Kobudai (Asian sheephead wrasse), Japan   One of the best things about overseeing the Photographer of the Week feature is that I regularly discover the work of new and up-and-coming talent, and it’s safe to say I was immediately impressed with the portfolio of our latest candidate, Fabrice Dudenhofer. Already well known and published in dive media in France, he sets the bar high by sharing with us an abundance of interesting subjects…

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Ikelite Releases Red Cable Grip for Housings – Underwater Photography Article

Ikelite Releases Red Cable Grip for Housings Ikelite has released a new cable top handle for its housings with dual tray and arm system. Ideal for carrying your system to and from a dive site, the Red Cable Grip for Housings features a stainless steel cable with comfortable rubber overlay and two carabiners. It is designed to work with dual trays for compact, mirrorless or DSLR housings with two arms attached. The carabiners attach either around a ball mount…

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