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ADEX Singapore 2019 Coverage
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 16, 2019 @ 11:30 AM (EST)

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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year’s Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore once again saw the biggest event of its kind in the region put on an impressive show. In addition to the dozens of travel operators, diving and underwater imaging equipment brands, and assorted tourism boards, NGOs, and dive training outfits, the four-day event was packed with presentations and discussions on sustainability, freediving, tech diving, and of course, underwater photography and video.

As in previous editions, the show ended with the keenly anticipated Voice of the Ocean (VOO) competition live judging, which saw a panel of judges pick winners in six different categories: Photo of the Year, Video of the Year, Environmental Photo of the Year, Underwater Fashion Photo of the Year, Compact Camera Photo of the Year, and Artwork of the Year. This year’s VOO judges were Aaron Wong, Henley Spiers, Christian Vizl, Indra Swari, Amanda Cotton and Ellen Cuylaerts. Congratulations to the “Best of Show” winner Lutfu Tanriover for his beautiful video, “The Mother,” and Photo of the Year winner Wayne Jones for his amazing black-water capture.

We stopped by the main imaging-related booths to see the latest gear “in the flesh,” including various new housings by Ikelite, Nauticam’s new housing for the Fujifilm X-T3, Aquatica’s new 5HD monitor, Inon’s new strobe snoot for the Z-330/D-200, the new ONE160x strobe, Fantasea’s recently-teased-but-not-yet-announced Sony a6400 housing, and Keldan’s so-new-it’s-still-being-tested wireless remote control. As usual, it was a pleasure to see all the hot gear and gadgets, meet up with old friends and make new ones, and catch the presentations by some of the best underwater shooters in the business.

Check out the website of the organizer, Underwater360 Group, for more post-show reports.
 

ADEX Voice of the Ocean: “Best of Show” winning video by Lutfu Tanriover
 

ADEX Voice of the Ocean: Winner of the “Photo of the Year” by Wayne Jones
 

Fantasea’s soon-to-be released housing for the new Sony a6400
 

Sony’s latest addition to the RX100 series—the Mark VI—housed by Fantasea
 

Nauticam’s SMC-1 and MWL-1 wet lenses on their new housing for the Nikon Z6 and Z7
 

Nauticam’s new housing for Fujifilm’s X-T3 mirrorless camera—with WWL-1 wide-angle conversion lens
 

Ikelite’s housing for the Olympus Tough TG-5
 

Aquatica’s housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV complete with new 5HD monitor
 

Aquatica’s more traditionally colored housing for the Sony a7 III and a7R III
 

Inon’s new modular snoot for their Z-330 and D-200 strobe
 

Inon’s new X-2 housing for the Panasonic Lumix GX9
 

The new ONE160x strobe by Italian company ONEUW
 

There’s easy access to the battery compartment of the ONE160x strobe
 

Keldan’s latest tech is an ultrasonic wireless two-channel remote (center) that can provide control over multiple lights at once and has a range of up to 50 meters. Powered by a 9V battery, the remote will work with company’s pro-level 18X (25,000-lumen) and 24X (30,000-lumen) lights
 

Fantasea’s Howard Rosenstein with DPG Field Editor Alex Lindbloom
 

Commercial Manager of Worldwide Dive and Sail and Blue O Two Mik Jennings and colleague Amy Pariyathanakul
 

World Oceans Day Photo Competition Curator Ellen Cuylaerts and DPG Managing Editor Ian Bongso-Seldrup at the booth
 

DPG Editor Andrew Marriott and Filipino photographer Ram Yoro—getting noticed!
 

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