Mike Bartick: Blanket Octopus
Mike Bartick of Saltwater Photo provides a beautifully illustrated article about the mysterious and iconic blanket octopus. These open ocean creatures sometimes reach 2 meters in length. Mike describes their biology and lifecycle before recounting his own encounters and photographic experiences with these remarkable creatures.
The Hippocampus Brief by Nicholas Samaras
Underwater photographer Nicholas Samaras shares a moving and beautifully illustrated story about the resilience of seahorses. Stratoni, a bay in the Aegean Sea was a known habitat for seahorses before it suffered from environmental collapse due to overfishing and habitat destruction. Nicholas’s story described the return of the iconic creature to this denuded habitat and the hope for the future that this provides.
Nauticam ships housing for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera II
Nauticam is shipping their housing for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. The housing has a battery pack that can be used with 4 18650 Lithium Batteries and a space that can accommodate a 5 SSD which connects to the camera via USB-C. It has 3 M16 ports, a cheese plate and utilizes Nauticam’s N85 port system. UPDATE: NA-BMPCC ships with M28 port for HDMI pass-through.
Canon registers patent for EOS R fisheye zoom lens
Canon Rumors has discovered that Canon has registered a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for an 8-15mm RF fisheye zoom lens for R series EOS mirrorless cameras. It seems the patent is for a lens that is suitable for use with APS-C and full-frame cameras, with a back focus that it is shorter than the EF’s 44 mm.
Results: DEEP Indonesia 2019
Underwater photographers from around the globe submitted their amazing images to the 2019 DEEP Indonesia contest. The judges had a tough time selecting their shortlists and ultimately, the winners. With this in mind, congratulations are definitely due to Grant Thomas for his very beautiful winning over-under image from Papua New Guinea and to all of those that are among the placings.
Hugyfot releases Vision monitor
Sony announces RX0 II
Sony has announced their RX0 II ultra-compact camera. It offers 4K 30p internal movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, an integrated swiveling screen, in-body image stabilization and enhanced color handling of skin tones. It is waterproof to 10m, and no housing compatibility has been announced yet.
Hugyfot ships housing for Sony RX100 Mark 6
Hugyfot’s Vision housing for the Sony RX100 Mark VI is machined from aluminum and rated to 200 meters (660 feet). It is available with either an integrated 7” HDMI monitor equipped with a sun hood and 2 additional battery packs; or with buttons and rotary controls to allow full camera functionality, along with a 6-hour battery pack.
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