West Papua wins Global Conservation Hero Award
The Bird’s Head Seascape reports that Indonesia’s West Papua Province (which includes Raja Ampat, Triton Bay and Cenderwasih Bay) was awarded the Global Conservation Hero Award by Conservation International at the organization’s annual gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California on 8 June. In March this year, the West Papua parliament approved legislation that will make West Papua the country’s first-ever conservation province.
Call for entries: Think Pink 2019
Underwater Tribe Podcasts: Episode 13 featuring Bertie Gekoski
Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 13 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast series. It features Aaron “Bertie” Gekoski, who is a wildlife photographer and television presenter who specializes in exposing the cruel treatment of wildlife. Aaron joins us in the studio to discuss how he became involved in this field along with a little of his personal history. Stay tuned for the images at the end to see exactly what happens in the wildlife tourism industry.
Ikelite releases TTL converter for Olympus and Panasonic
Ikelite has released an external TTL converter for use with Olympus and Panasonic cameras. It is available in two versions; with either a Nikonos N5 or an Ikelite ICS-5 housing connection. The former is designed for use with photographers that have Nikonos bulkheads installed on their housings. Ikelite is also offering a package that includes the ICS-5 converter with an Ikelite PT-1 hotshoe to allow users to upgrade Ikelite housings.
Ikelite announces housing for Panasonic S1 series cameras
Ikelite has announced that they will be shipping a 200DL housing for the Panasonic LUMIX S1 and S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. It offers manual or (optional) TTL strobe control and ships with an M16 vacuum valve. The Dry Lock (DL) port system offers support for most popular lenses.
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UW Technics ships TTL circuit for Nauticam NA-EM1X
UW Technics is shipping a TTL circuit board for the Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera in the Nauticam NA-EM1X housing. It offers electro-optical or electrical TTL or manual strobe triggering. The circuit also provides control of strobe output via the camera’s controls and access to camera menu functions. It is user installable.
WWDC 2019: Highlights for image makers
Apple has announced a series of new photo and video-centric features and products at its WWDC conference. The highlight is a new Mac Pro desktop workstation, a 32” 6K Retina display, and a new OS for iPad that allows the use of external hard drives and card readers.
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