Articles & News Tagged “Review”
Field Review: Seacam Seaflash 60D Strobes
Wetpixel offers a comprehensive review of the performance of the Seacam 60D strobes. Small and lightweight, these have an output of 60Ws at a color temperature of 4400°K without any diffuser. The review has seen the strobes being used over multiple assignments and in the creation of around 10,000 images of almost every type.
Laura James: Underwater 360° cameras and Insta360 review
Laura James presents a round-up of the desirable features of current underwater 360° cameras and housings, along with a review of the Insta360 camera in its dive housing. In general, Laura finds that the Insta360 is a good choice, although this should be seen within the parameters of it being relatively inexpensive.
Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints
Wetpixel presents a review and guide to getting the best from underwater images when printing on metal. Bespoke metal print house, Shiny prints provided a metal print and Wetpixel has reviewed the process of ordering from the company and the quality of the prints they produce. As a special benefit to the Wetpixel community, Shiny Prints are offering a 30% discount on member’s first orders.
Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 2
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon also presents a review of the Loupedeck photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. He has used it to process a large number of images taken during the Wetpixel Whale Sharks trip as well as for processing images from two other large shoots. He found that the device made image editing more visual, which helped the creative process.
Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens
Wetpixel presents a comprehensive review of the performance of the Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens. Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon has shot extensive test sessions with both FX and DX cameras in the pool, as well as in fresh water in the UK. Associate Editor, Alex Mustard had the lens for a week or so in the Red Sea, and adds his thoughts and imagery from the trip to the review
Field Review: MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L
Wetpixel reviews the MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L camera backpack. It “is designed for the traveling photographer ferrying large camera bodies and telephoto lenses in and out of airports and deep into the world’s most remote places.” It does double duty as a carry-on compatible travel bag with a fully fledged backpack on the trail. It has a “proper” carrying system which can help manage the weight of equipment that underwater image makers drag around on there travels.
Review: CineBags Underwater Dome Port Pouches and Tool Bags
In late 2016, CineBags Underwater released a series of pouches specifically designed to protect lens ports and other underwater imaging equipment in transit. The range includes pouches for different sized dome and macro ports, housing carriers/portable rinse tanks and tool bags. Wetpixel was able to test their Jumbo Dome Port and Tool Pouches, along with the company’s Neoprene Work Mat during recent trips.
Field Review: UWTechnics External Optical TTL Converter
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of the UWTechnics External Optical TTL converter. Suitable for any housing that has an M14 port, the converter converts the electronic flash triggering signal from a camera’s hot shoe to an optical signal that can be used to fire strobes via a fiber optic cable. The review was carried out during the Gulen Nudibranch Safari. The converter can be used in both TTL and manual modes
Preview: Retra Strobe by Alex Mustard
Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard has provided a preview of the forthcoming Retra strobe. Any new strobe release is big news in the underwater imaging world and Retra has set out to produce an innovative new product. Alex was able to test a working prototype during his recent trip to the Bahamas.