Results: Monterey Shootout 2017
The annual Monterey Shootout was held at Monterey, California from 25 to 27 August. Organized by Backscatter and Northern California Underwater Photographic Society, the event attracted over 137 entrants. The shootout hosted the now infamous cocktail party and seminars. Congratulations to Clinton Bauder for his winning jellyfish image, to Kate Vylet for her winning macro video entry and to all those among the placings.
Acquapazza releases details of housing for GH5
Acquapazza has released details and images of a prototype of their forthcoming housing for Panasonic GH5. It features handles that can be adjusted in angle from vertical to horizontal. It is equipped with fiber optic ports and is compatible with both the Panasonic DMW-FL70 or LSS2 LED Strobe System as triggers.
Acquapazza ships housing for Sigma sdQuattro
Issue 98 of UwP magazine is available
Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine issue 98 is now available to download. The September/October issue features reviews of the Olympus EM-1 Mark II, the Retra Flash, Olympus 30mm macro lens and Inon UCL-167. It also includes an interview with Anders Nyberg and technique articles about using filters for underwater archeology and conservation photography. Locations discussed include the Alphonse Group, MCZ, St Pierre and marine parks.
Trailer for SDUFEX 2017
The San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) has released a trailer for the 2017 show. The exhibition will take place Friday and Saturday evenings, October 6th and 7th, 2017 at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego, California. The top three films as selected by an audience vote each night will be awarded prizes. The films with the highest number of votes each night will be awarded cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Sony unveils the RX0 action cam
Sony has announced a new pro level action cam called the RX0. It has a 1-inch, 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS sensor and features internal recording of XAVC or AVCHD format HD footage at up to 960/1000 fps super slow motion. Clean 4K is available via HDMI. ISO range is selectable from 80 to 12800 and the display features peaking to help critical focus. The RX0 is compact and lightweight and is waterproof to 10m (33 ft). The MPK-HSR1 housing extends the depth rating to 100m (330 ft).
Olympus announces OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Panasonic announces firmware update for GH5
Panasonic has announced a firmware update for the GH5 mirrorless camera. The update will be available from the “end of September” and will offer 400Mbps All-I compression options in 4K (200Mbps in 1080), higher resolution 4:3 video capture for shooting with anamorphic lenses and a Hybrid Log Gamma shooting mode. The update will also offer improvements in AF performance and stabilization modes.
- Mexico commits to save the Vaquita (via )
- The review of National Marine Monuments is now open for comments (via )
- Nikon updates Distortion Control Lens Data to version 2.016 (via )
- Olympus updates E-M1II firmware to version 1.3 (via )
- Brian Skerry’s new book Sharks (via )
- A drop of water used as a lens (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS 5DS and 5DS R to v.1.1.1 (via )
- Humpback whales return to NYC in large numbers (via )
- DiCaprio and Mexican government draft plan to save Vaquita (via )
- Asian nations make plastic oceans promise (via )