Backscatter reviews the Panasonic LX100 II
Wetpixel sponsor Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video have posted an excellent review of the underwater performance of the Panasonic LX100 mark II compact camera. The camera features a Micro 4/3 sensor, significantly larger than the 25 mm sensors on most high-performance compact cameras. The review notes that using wet lenses allows for a sufficient range of focal lengths and that the wide angle performance of the camera was found by the reviewers to be very good.
Issue 35 of Anima Mundi magazine available
May issue of X-Ray Magazine available
Issue 91 of X-Ray Magazine is available to download. The May 2019 edition features articles on Timor Leste, Guadalupe, Mexico, icebergs, cave diving at Bjurälraven and Scapa Flow. Fibonacci sequences in underwater photography are investigated in the underwater Photography column, along with the impact of flash photography on fish. Lastly a portfolio of Masayo Fukuda’s stunning paper sculptures of marine life.
Seacam announces lens support for Laowa lenses
Isotta announces housing for LX15/LX10
Fantasea updates housing for Sony a6500
Fantasea has released version two of their housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The new model has the addition of Fantasea’s Hybrid Vacuum Safety System. This is both is a pre-dive vacuum check and a during dive leak detector. In common with the previous version, it uses the FML port system, has an M16 accessory port along with two fiber optic connections.
Ikelite ships housing for the Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL3
Review: Keldan Spectrum and Ambient Filters by Massimo Franzese
Massimo Franzese (aka Interceptor121) presents an extensive review of the performance of and an outline to the theory behind Keldan’s redesigned Spectrum and Ambient light filters. The former correct the color entering the lens of the camera, while the latter corrects the output of video lights. Massimo used the filters extensively during recent trips to Tiger Beach in the Bahamas and the Mediterranean.
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