Sharkwater Extinction released
Rob Stewart’s film Sharkwater (and the subsequent film Revolution) created an incredible impetus for the conservation of sharks and the marine environment worldwide. In January 2017 Rob died in a diving accident while filming for his third film, Sharkwater Extinction. Rob’s friends and fellow conservationists have banded together to finish his work, and the film is being released today in digital form on iTunes US and iTunes Canada
Travels with Inon’s Takuya Torii
Wetpixel Publisher Adam Hanlon recently spent a week with one of the hardest working individuals in the underwater imaging industry, Inon’s Takuya Torii. During the week, he attended the Inon UK event in London, dived in 5°C (41°F) water with multiple remote strobes, visited the Lake District and attended the BOOT show in Dusseldorf!
Kenko ships new Teleplus teleconverters
UK Distributor Intro 2020 has announced that Kenko has released a new range of their popular Teleplus teleconverters. The HD Pro series has additional optical elements and improved coatings, and electrical connection with EXIF data. They are available in 1.4 and 2 X versions and for Nikon F and Canon E mounts.
Video: Stars of Muck by Sascha Janson
Online tool for shark identification
A new online tool to aid researchers, marine managers and lay people to identify shark species is now available. Elasmo Key allows the user to input physical characteristics, geographical and type of habitat, protected status, and scientific names. It will then produce an illustrated list of shark species that have these characteristics.
Von Wong: Strawpocalypse
Photographer Von Wong has highlighted the issues around plastic straws in his latest imagery and an installation. Called “The Parting of the Plastic Sea,” it is in Saigon and features over 168,000 straws which were gathered over six months by clean up groups. These were then cleaned, sorted, and attached to a 3.3m (10 ft+) tall art installation called the strawpocalypse.
Paper published on the effects of underwater flash impacts on subjects
A paper published in the Nature Scientific Reports Journal details the results of a scientific investigation into the effect that underwater flash photography has on its subjects. The research suggests that there seems to be little or no behavioural or biological impact on animals that are repeatedly exposed to flashes. The paper’s authors contrast this with the profound effect that occurs if animals are physically touched or manipulated.
Olympus announces the OM-D E-MX1
Olympus has announced the details of the OM-D E-MX1 mirrorless camera. Designed for professional use, it features a redesigned AF system, 5 axis image stabilization and a native ISO range of Low to 25,600 with a base on 200. It has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor backed by Dual TruePic VIII image processors.
- Canon releases service advisory for EOS 70D (via )
- Panasonic updates firmware for GH5, GH5s and G9 cameras (via )
- Nikon releases firmware version 1.30 for D5 camera (via )
- Plastic bag found at the bottom of the Mariana trench (via )
- A closer look at the taxidermy anteater photo (via )
- Photo of an osprey with a shark with a fish (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom Classic to 7.3.1 (via )
- Sony updates a7 Mark III firmware to 1.01 (via )
- There is a brewery that ages beer underwater in the Adriatic Sea (via )
- Canon has released firmware 220.127.116.11.00 for the Cinema EOS C200… (via )