Inon ships carbon fiber telescopic strobe arms
Inon are shipping their new telescopic carbon fiber strobe arms. Available is 3 overall lengths, the arms can be extended or retracted underwater to provide different lighting options. In addition, Inon are offering two sizes of buoyancy floats that can be attached to the arms.
Leica announces waterproof camera
Leica has announced the Leica X-U, which is being marketed as the company’s first “underwater” camera. It is actually waterproof to 15 meter (45 feet) without a housing and is equipped with a 16.5 MP APS-C sensor. It has a fixed Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens with a the close focusing distance of 20 centimeters (8 inches).
Borneo from Below: Symbiosis
Borneo from Below’s latest weekly episode is now online. This week features the subject of symbiosis and the underwater creatures around Borneo that participate.
Seacam announces housing for Sony A7 II S/R
Seacam has announced their new housing for the Sony A7 II R/S mirrorless camera. The housing is the first of the company’s compact range of housings for mirrorless cameras. It features full compatibility with Seacam’s port system, as well as electronic strobe triggering with the option of an optical trigger with dual fiber connection.
Subal announces housing for Nikon D5
Subal has released images of their new housing for the Nikon D5 camera. At present, details are not yet available, but it will be available in Subal standard color or black, white, red and blue as an option. The images depict it being equipped with fiber optic ports and electrical ports for strobe triggering. This suggest that it will be compatible with their TTL converter.
Nauticam announces housing for Sony FHD-5 monitor
Nauticam has announced their housing for the Sony CLM-FHD5 HD monitor. The monitor has HDMI input and offers magnification and peaking to assist critical focus as well as false color and level marker for exposure. The housing has a waterproof HDMI cable system and is compatible with a wide variety of battery packs.
Late availability: Bahamas tigers, hammerheads and dolphins
We have a very few spaces available on our 2016 Bahamas shark trips. We will be diving with hammerheads and dolphins in Bimini from 4 to 9 March and then tiger, lemon and Caribbean reef sharks at Tiger Beach from 9-14 March. These venues provide the most amazing photographic opportunities and an underwater experience that you will never forget!
Call for entries: Madrid Dive Travel Show 2016
Buceo Ibérico along with the 2016 Dive Travel Show event in Madrid, Spain is calling for entries to its contest. It is offering a general contest in which entrants are invited to submit their top 3 images, along with specific categories for artistic imagery and images from the Canary Islands. There is no entry fee and prizes include equipment and dive packages. The deadline for submission is 21 January.
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- In Pictures: Cracking croc scales (via BBC)
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- In pictures: A kingdom of colour (via BBC)
- In pictures: National Tree Week (via BBC)
- Giant millipede habitat threat (via BBC)
- Wildlife photographer awards 2012 (via BBC)
- Beaches closed after sharks attack whale carcass (via African Diver)
- Microchips for northern dormice (via BBC)