Aquatica releases Ikelite TTL strobe controller module
Aquatica has announced an external TTL module for Ikelite strobes. This allows most older Aquatica Canon housings to be fitted with Ikelite’s TTL control circuitry that allows the user to control the output of DS series strobes from the housing. The module can be self installed into a free port in the housing.
Aquatica announces slim macro port
Aquatica has announced a new slim profile macro port. It features 77mm threads for the attachment of filters and external lenses, as well as a bayonet that will allow the attachment of the company’s upcoming flip filter holder.
Lembeh and Gulen announce inter resort shootout
Lembeh Resort, Indonesia have partnered with Gulen Resort, Norway in an 8 day contest that aims to pit the critter-laden Lembeh Straits against the equally critter rich Gulen in the Atlantic. The event is going to be held from 20 to 28 May 2016 and the winning images will be decided by public vote on Facebook.
Issue 87 of UwP magazine available
Issue 87 of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is available to download. The November/December 2015 issue features reviews of the Nauticam WWL-1 lens, the Canon 5DSr camera and the YS-D2 strobe. Featured marine life includes spawning aggregations, exploration and shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus). Destinations include Wakatobi, God’s Pocket and the UK’s South West.
UPY 2016 opens for entries
The 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest is now open for entries. It is soliciting entries for 5 international categories, which include: Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Up & Coming. In addition, there are 3 categories for images shot in the UK: British Waters Wide Angle, Macro and Compacts. The deadline for entries is 4 January, with the winers being announced on stage at the London Dive Show on 12 February.
Annual imaging party at DEMA 2015
Planning on attending DEMA in Orlando this year? If so, do not miss the Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide annual imaging party. This year, it will be held from 8PM on Wednesday 4 November, on the poolside at the Rosen Center. Typically, the party attracts a huge crowd, encompassing a virtual who’s who of underwater image makers. If you sadly can’t be there, remember that whatever happens at DEMA….will be reported on Wetpixel!
Aquatica announces housing for the Sony a7R II
Aquatica has announced their housing for the Sony a7R II camera. It features a rear rotary dial wheel that controls the rear rotary dial control and extenders that give ergonomic access to the SET and C1 buttons. It also offers strobe triggering via either optical (with a supplied optical converter), or two Nikonos or Ikelite bulkheads. It is compatible with the full range of Aquatica ports.
New simulator apps for RED cameras
Kris Prygrocki has released two new apps to help people get to grips with the menus and settings on RED Digital Cinema cameras. Donna offers a simulation of all camera setting and menus (including Weapon and to be upgraded to include Raven). Dragon Scales catalogs the maximum frame rates and resolutions for each of RED’s cameras.
- Great White Shark Finned in Mozambique (via African Diver)
- In Pictures: Tracking hammerheads (via BBC)
- A New Video from the Herparazzi! (via )
- In Pictures: Monitoring manta rays (via BBC)
- Durban Protest Against Marine Mammal Captivity (via African Diver)
- Bioluminescence: nature lights up (via BBC)
- Chernobyl mammals tracked in snow (via BBC)
- Audio slideshow: Exploring Africa (via BBC)
- The amazing wildlife of Africa (via BBC)
- The secret lives of giants (via BBC)