Welcome back to DPG’s continued coverage of the Beneath the Sea dive expo in the Meadowlands Center, New Jersey. Yesterday, we were able to cover the majority of underwater photography equipment, but we have saved a few little goodies for today.
Today’s first equipment stop was the Mangrove booth, which featured several new lighting products as well as their latest housing. One of their displayed lights was the VC-4C6 Light –priced at around $800- with a total output of 4300 lumens. The light features two output levels, the maximum 4300 lumens that has a burn time of 50 minutes and the 60%, which has an increased burn time of 320 minutes.
The VC-4C6 light is available as an individual model or as part of a video system with external battery pack that has two outputs. Speaking of video, Magrove’s new housing for the Sony XR/CX series also made an appearance at the show.
While also in the lighting mood (not to be confused with mood lighting), I stepped over to Light and Motion for a moment to take a look at some of the latest Sola focus lights, including the new Sola 1200 dive light. Although not specifically designed as a focus or video light, the 1200 boasts a 70 min. burn time at 1200 lumens.
The last equipment stop for the weekend was not actually a stop as much as a quick walk across the aisle from the DPG booth to the latest tray/arm manufacturers on the market- Beneath the Surface. Although this new company produces tray and arm combinations for setups from compacts to SLRS, they are perhaps most unique in the “bridge bar” which connects the two handles, allowing for easy handling between diver and boat.
Because all of the equipment set ups offered by Beneath the Surface are modular, the format can be custom designed with the T6 aircraft quality aluminum to fit the needs of any shutter bug.
While that is all of the new equipment shown of at Beneath the Sea, it was by no means the end of the action! Here are some of the other highlights of the show including the film show on Saturday evening, celebrity sightings, and some of the other best booths at the show!
Look who else stopped by the DPG booth to say "hi"
Matt, Joe, Sandrah and Mr. Turtle
Fantasea FG7X II
Ikelite Housing for Nikon D500
I-DiveSite Venom 35s
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