AOI Announces Housing for OM-1
Sea&Sea Announces Housing for Sony Alpha Series
Sea&Sea has announced a universal housing for Sony Alpha series cameras. The MDX-au is currently compatible with the a7 Mark IV, a7R Mark IV, a7S Mark III, a9 Mark II, and a1, although there are modifications and limitations with some models (see below). The housing utilizes Sea&Sea’s MDX ports, and ships with a vacuum system, and there are a number of electronic and optical strobe triggering options available.
Guadalupe Biosphere Closed for 2022 Season
Horizon Charters has announced that the 2021 closure of the Guadalupe Island Biosphere will be extended through the 2022 season. This will affect any planned shark diving charters. The company has appealed against the closure, but this was overruled by a federal judge. They also stress that other charter companies are also separately appealing the decision, but suspect that given their unsuccessful appeal, this will be the precedent applied to all similar appeals.
Wetpixel Live: Keeping Your Strobes Firing
Typically, underwater photographers invest significant amounts of money and energy in obtaining the best lighting tools for their purposes. Almost all of these are powered by some form of rechargeable batteries. Alex and Adam discuss some of the challenges that these present and outline how they have evolved their charging hstrategies in order to ensure that they have light on their subjects when they need it.
Keldan Ships Barn Door Accessories
Wetpixel Live: Preparing Images for Publication
Alex and Adam discuss how selecting and preparing images for stock libraries and publication is a different process from that of sharing them online. Specifically, some of the newer editing techniques are seen as potentially compromising image quality too much, and extreme edits of most descriptions are discouraged, with the emphasis being on providing images that are largely satisfactory in camera.
Article Claims Nikon to exit SLR Market
An article published in the Japanese business publication, Nikkei has stated that it has learned that Nikon will “withdraw from the single-lens reflex camera business and shift toward digital offerings amid intensifying competition from smartphone cameras.” This was swiftly followed by a statement from Nikon disabusing the article. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon investigates:
Wetpixel Live: Strobe Triggering Advice
As both are recently returned from trips, Alex and Adam discuss some of the equipment issues that were experienced. In both cases, they have been running workshops, so get to see a wide variety of equipment-related problems. The general trend toward fiber optic strobe triggering places great reliance on the circuit boards that generate the flash signal, and photographers need to consider how to build some resilience in the field.
- Nikon D7500 firmware update version 1.11 released (via )
- Topaz releases DeNoise AI to v3.7 (via )
- Black Magic updates DaVinci Resolve to 18 beta 5 (via )
- Capture One announces version 15.3.0 (via )
- DxO updates Nik Collection to version 5 (via )
- Nikon offers firmware updates for D5 and D6 cameras (via )
- Sony releases firmware version 1.3 for the a1 (via )
- Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 17.4.6 (via )
- Atomos updates AtomOS firmware to 10.74 for the NINJA V/V+ (via )
- Canon releases firmware v. 188.8.131.52 foer EOS C70 (via )