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Category: Imaging

SeaLife Flex-Connect

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2014

SeaLife has released the above video displaying the ease of assembly and universal compatibility of their Sea Dragon Lighting and Flex-Connect mounting system – the fastest way to connect underwater lights and accessories to cameras. The new video is available on the SeaLife YouTube channel along with a host of other videos displaying …

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Nikon COOLPIX L30 Camera Kit

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th April 2014

A great way to get started in underwater photography with this compact, easy-to-use system. The Camera Switch effortlessly underwater between colorful 20.1 megapixel stills and high-resolution HD 720p video with a single package. Be ready for anything you come across with the possibility of shooting wide angle, portrait, and …

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Final Cut: Domes and Diopters

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th March 2014

Caution: objects in the dome are closer than they appear! By Jill Heinerth In your first SCUBA course, you worked tirelessly on general skills such as good buoyancy, but you also learned foundational skills about the physics of light and colour in the water column. Little did you know …

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InFocus: Photo Gear Snapshots

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th March 2014

Gates Z100 Housing $7100 ‘Bullet proof’ housing for your Sony 4K professional camcorder. Adjustable weight system, surface monitor feed, magnified viewfinder, fingertip controls and a 2-year warranty. www.gateshousings.com   Ikelite Canon SL1, Waterproof TTL Housing, Camera, and Lens Kit $1850 Everything you need in one amazingly priced package. HD …

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World’s smallest DSLR makes a splash

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th March 2014

Canon calls the EOS Rebel SL1 100D camera “The World’s Smallest and Lightest Digital SLR Camera.” We can believe it, it’s tiny. Pared with a small, fully functioning Ikelite housing with an 8 inch dome, what you get, may just be on the most versatile and practical underwater DSLRs you can …

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Protecting Your Digital Camera Investment

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th February 2014

By Jill Heinerth Maintenance mitigates daily wear and tear; insurance covers the unexpected   When you pursue the art of underwater image making you will eventually experience a loss from flooding. After crying over my first flooded camera, I bathed the afflicted gear in rubbing alcohol and sent it …

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Video Composition: The Rule of Thirds

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th January 2014

By Jill Heinerth   You’ve carefully selected the destination and spent your hard earned savings to book the dive trip of a lifetime. Painstakingly, you’ve prepared your underwater video system to capture that elusive manta or majestic whale shark you know is out there waiting for your arrival. So, …

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iPhone Video Is Easy With iSea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th October 2013

By Jill Heinerth First Published in DIVER Volume 37 Issue 2 Deep within a Central Florida storm sewer network, I slogged through the greasy runoff of busy highways and overcrowded parking lots.  Even for a seasoned expedition diver like me, this was a unique assignment – scouting the dark …

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Ikelite TTL Adapter: a Revelation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2013

By Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary When we first began taking pictures underwater there was nothing even close to automatic underwater flash photography. To this day, we swear by pool tests, exposure tables…and histograms! Is this about to change? With our ‘manual only’ attitude, we put the Ikelite TTL …

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Shooting Dive Vacation Videos

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

By Jill Heinerth When I was a young diver I recall being invited over to my neighbor Danny’s house to watch his first underwater vacation video. It was shot on a nifty High-8 camera in an oversized Ikelite housing. To this day, I have no idea how he got …

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Diving with Osteoporosis

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

The rough and tumble of diving increases risk of bone fractures By Dr. David Sawatzky Osteoporosis is a very common bone disease that increases the risk of fractures and diving is an activity where trauma is relatively common. The condition is more prevalent as we age and divers are …

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iDive tech

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

As electronic devices become smaller, cheaper and more powerful, their applications can be seen infiltrating all walks of life. We dive into a new, emerging wave of SCUBA technology The first iPhone commercials proudly stated “There’s an App for that.” Indeed, it seems so. More and more diving related …

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Focus on Feelings

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

A truly great photograph evokes an emotional response Text and Photos By Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary Memorable images transcend technical perfection. They are pictures that move us, that directly connect with our emotions. Photographer Ansel Adams wrote:  “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, …

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Gear Lust: Red’s EPIC with Gates housing

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th July 2012

Create your own underwater movies so high in image quality that even your 80-inch high-definition TV can’t do them justice. Still, you can invite family and friends over to share your amazing discovery dive of that Captain Morgan pirate ship off the Panama coast. They’ll be impressed! The RED …

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Shooting Stars

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th July 2012

The longest running event of its kind, the UnderwaterPhotography.com annual photo competition is a rousing celebration of sub-sea shooting   The UnderwaterPhotography.com annual photo contest needs little introduction. It’s the longest running online event of its kind and if you’re looking to build a ‘rep’ in the cadre of …

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Sealife Pro Duo

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th May 2012

  If you’re on a mission to get into underwater photography and video, then the versatile SeaLife Pro Duo is a great way for you to get started. The ProDuo is compromised of one compact camera in an underwater housing, one variable power flash unit and one video light, …

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