Ikelite announces new Canon compact housings
Ikelite has announced new housings for the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS/IXUS 170 and ELPH 160/IXUS 160 compact cameras. Featuring the companies signature polycarbonate construction, both are equipped with integrated flash diffusers and 67mm threads on the lens ports to facilitate the use of wet lenses, filters and diopters.
Final call: Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is making a final call for entries. The contest closes on 7 April at 17:00 GMT. The contest offers: “an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality”.
Magic Lantern runs Linux on Canon SLR cameras
The team at Magic Lantern have successfully managed to make Linux run on a Canon SLR camera. So far, it has been successfully tested to work on EOS 60D, 600D, 7D, 5D Mark II, and 5D Mark III. Previously, Magic Lantern had piggy-backed their software on top of the existing Canon firmware.
Tutorial: Ron Lagerlof on 4K imaging underwater
During DEMA 2014, Gates Underwater Products sponsored Ron Lagerlof to present a session on 4K imaging at the Imagining Resource Centre. Entitled “Not all 4K is 4K”, he explains what 4K is, overviews some of the devices that are capable of capturing it, outlines some workflow ideas and lists the potential advantages of using it.
Video: Lembeh Straits - a macro symphony by Kay Burn Lim
Activists take legal action to prevent mining on Bangka
Off the north end of Sulawesi Island in the Coral Triangle lies Bangka. Bangka borders a marine park that contains two world famous dive sites, Bunaken and Lembeh. This tiny island is at the heart of a conflict between a mining company hoping to extract iron ore and activists and dive operators who say that the impact to the surrounding coral reefs would be devastating.
Preview of new film by Sandro Bocci
This preview film, titled “Meanwhile”, is part of an upcoming, non-speaking Italian film by Sandro Bocci. The full length “Porgrave”, which depicts macro timelapses of corals and other aquatic life filmed under ultraviolet light, will be released in late 2015.
Nikon announces the Nikon 1 J5
Nikon has announced the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera. It features a 20.8 Megapixel backside illuminated sensor, a native ISO range of 160–12800 and a hybrid phase and contrast AF system with 105 phase detection points. A command dial has been added to its controls, and an assignable Fn button. Lastly, it can shoot Ultra HD footage (3840 x 2160/15p).
- Chernobyl mammals tracked in snow (via BBC)
- Audio slideshow: Exploring Africa (via BBC)
- The amazing wildlife of Africa (via BBC)
- The secret lives of giants (via BBC)
- In pictures: midwinter magic (via BBC)
- Jack W. Lavanchy awarded EUF Honorary Vice President title (via African Diver)
- Mapping the world’s vertebrates (via BBC)
- In pictures: Celebrating ecology (via BBC)
- Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia (via African Diver)
- New product - the Quikpod (via African Diver)