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Jason Heller | Aug 21, 2007 2:00 AM
After the recent information (or rumour) that Sony is releasing a 14mp DSLR - either Alpha200 or Alpha300, and since the D200, Sony and Nikon have beem working in lock step, we are curious to hear the final specs of the D-300 and the D3X...
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Jason Heller | Aug 20, 2007 2:00 AM
Following months of intense anticipation by Digital SLR enthusiasts worldwide, the EOS 40D DIGITAL SLR Camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc. is scheduled to begin sailing into stores in early September. Building on the success of Canon's perennially popular "prosumer" EOS 20D and 30D models, the EOS 40D advances the state-of-the-art for mid-range Digital SLR cameras, making it a natural first choice for advanced amateur photographers and entry-level professionals, and an ideal second body for more established photo pros. Indeed, given the level of feature upgrades and improvements, technological wizardry and user-requested creative controls, the Canon EOS 40D SLR's "prosumer" appellation may refer more to its accessible price point than to the exceptional quality, clarity and resolution of the images it creates...
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Jason Heller | Aug 20, 2007 2:00 AM
The new 21.1-megapixel, full-frame Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR* camera brings the power of Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s professional imaging excellence and innovation into sharper focus than ever before. While Canon's EOS-1D series has dominated the 35mm-based professional Digital SLR market for the past six years, the new EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR takes Canon's pro-digital prowess into and the realm of high-fashion and commercial photo studios where bulkier, medium-format cameras previously reigned...
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Jason Heller | Aug 20, 2007 2:00 AM
On August 20 Canon announced the arrival of its next generation of advanced and pro-level DSLRs, the 10.1MP Canon EOS 40D ($1.299 body only street price) and the 21.1MP EOS 1Ds Mark III ($7,999 body only, street price). Both of these cameras should be a big hit for underwater photography enthusiasts and pros, especially those who already own Canon lenses and compatible flash systems. In addition to overall improvements in image quality (higher resolution, better noise reduction, and greater dynamic range) and autofocusing performance, both cameras now feature a large 3-inch LCD with a live preview mode that lets you see the image through the lens
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Jason Heller | Aug 16, 2007 2:00 AM
AQUATICA is proud to introduce its new housing for the Nikon D40x camera. This exciting product is part of a new line of AQUATICA underwater camera housings that are designed and built for newer, smaller and less expensive digital SLR cameras, making high quality underwater photography more affordable for the recreational diver. Made of anodized aluminum and machined to exacting specifications, the new D40X housing was crafted with the user in mind. It features all of the controls favored by professionals in a compact (H 6" x W 6.9" x D 5" or 154mm X 176mm X 127mm) and easy-to-use design...
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Jason Heller | Aug 14, 2007 2:00 AM
New Yorkers explore the depths of the sea in this stunning shuttle wrap execution. Photos: Chris Cassidy I was intrigued when I learned of the new campaign from Westin Hotels to wrap the inside of NYC subway cars with nature themes. It's part of their "This is How It Should Feel" campaign. Fortunately Westin has a website with pictures of the entire campaign, which I must say was brilliantly executed. The agency's involved were Deutsch and MediaVest...
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Jason Heller | Aug 13, 2007 2:00 AM
One of our concerned members, Edward Dorson, brought this issue to my attention this week, after he responded to an appeal recently made by underwater photographer Walt Stearns. Somehow the fisheries management groups in Florida have decided that the best way to learn more about the reproductive and other biological aspects of the Goliath Grouper is to enlist fishermen to take 800 of these beautiful creatures over the next 2 years for scientific research. Once popular residents on the reefs in southeast Florida, they virtually disappeared from fishing pressures. But in recent years the Goliath Grouper staged a comeback. As a diver, I take issue with pulling 800 of these magnificent creatures from the ocean. In an era where the large, easy targeted fish are disappearing before our eyes, I'd rather opt to understand less about them and allow them continue roaming the seas. However, the fisheries departments don't see it that way...
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Jason Heller | Aug 10, 2007 2:00 AM
FL-12 Underwater Housing for Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera Fantasea Line announces the release of a new housing specifically designed for the Nikon Coolpix L12 digital camera. The FL-12 housing, depth rated to 60 meters/200 feet, is fully functional providing photographers with access to all camera functions. Fantasea's new housing design and improved construction makes this housing ideal for outdoor and underwater photographers' needs. The Fantasea FL-12 housing has a double O-ring seal on all controls, anti-glare hood over LCD screen, and built-in diffuser. The FL-12 also features a 46mm port ring thread for easy attachment of accessory lenses and filters...
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Jason Heller | Aug 7, 2007 2:00 AM
A Place Like No Other Raja Ampat is considered by many to have the greatest marine biodiversity of any place on the planet. Recent findings are mind blowing, with approximately 1,000 species of reef fish, 565 species of hard corals, and 700 species of mollusks. In addition, many large pelagics make their home in these waters. Huge schools of jack and tuna, pods of dolphins, turtles and other game fish abound. Mantas, mobulas and even the giant whale shark frequent these waters. With such a prolific marine environment, it is no surprise that Raja Ampat has been nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
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Jason Heller | Jul 30, 2007 2:00 AM
Wiltshire-based underwater photographer Arthur Kingdon won the British Splash-In Championship, an underwater photography competition held in Plymouth waters on Saturday 7 July. Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers, this annual event has been running for over 30 years and is now organised in association with the National Marine Aquarium...
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