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Nikon launched an inexpensive 40mm macro lensJuly 12, 2011 - 2:56 pm
The new AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G enables close-up shooting as close as 163 mm

Nikon Corporation announced the release of the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G macro lens. This is a normal Micro lens for Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras offering a focal length of 40mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8.
The new macro is aiming at the entry level audience. It enables close-up shooting as close as 0.163 m for life-size images and is a completely new model for the DX-format lens lineup.  The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G is compact and lightweight lens available at a very reasonable price (MSRP $279.95). The new lens has a built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that enables quiet autofocus operation. The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G also offers a number of convenient features, including two focus modes—M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual).

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Tokina releases a new version of the 10-17 Fisheye lensJuly 12, 2011 - 10:13 am
The new version has no lens hood

Tokina announced the update of its 10-17 f/3.5-4.5 lens  - one of currently most popular lenses for underwater use.

There are very few improvements actually. The new version of the lens - Tokina AT-X 107 NH is a version lacking the built in lens hood allowing more coverage when used with full frame cameras. In addition, the new lens has an improved front element “Water Repellent" optical coating that is easier to clean and drains water drops faster.
Other than that, it's the same lens and obviously Tokina doesn't aim at photographers who already own the original version of the lens.
 

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New 10Bar housing for Olympus XZ-1July 9, 2011 - 1:50 pm
Sturdy and compact the new housing is depth rated to 60m

10Bar has released a new housing for the Olympus XZ-1 camera.

The housing is manufactured of 5061 aluminum with acrillic back.It allows full manual control and is equipped with both bulkhead connector and optical fiber cap. The housing is depth rated to 90m but the recommended working pressure is 60m. It is slightly buoyant in salt water and weighs only 125gr. The locking system features double o-rings and keyhole back. Interchangeable ports are available for various conversion lenses.

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UK-Germany announces aluminum housing for GoProJuly 7, 2011 - 3:45 pm
The housing will allow freedivers to film at depths of some 100m.

UK-Germany has announced on its Facebook page the release of the first aluminum housing for the GoPro ultra compact action camera. According to the announcement the housing is depth-rated to about 100m, which will most probably make it one of the best choices for filming freediving competitions. The UK-PRO case can accommodate the camera with or without the optional LCD display.

As an important feature UK-Germany points out that all water programs of the camera can be used without any vignetting both over and underwater.

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Nikon launches D5100 dSLR cameraApril 6, 2011 - 3:48 pm
The camera would feature the same CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 engine as D7000

Nikon Corporation announced the release of the Nikon D5100, a Nikon DX-format digital-SLR camera equipped with a vari-angle monitor and the EXPEED 2 image-processing engine.
The D5100 is equipped with the same DX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 2 image-processing engine as the high-end D7000 digital-SLR camera. With standard sensitivity settings of ISO 100–6400 and additional increases up to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent), the camera offers improved low-light shooting capability. The camera has a High Dynamic Range (HDR) function capturing two shots of varying exposure each time the shutter-release button is pressed, and then combining the two shots into a single image with a broad dynamic range.
The vari-angle monitor adopted for the D5100 has been enlarged to three inches, and utilizes a side hinge that enables flexible use from more angles with hand-held shooting and when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
The D5100 is equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition movies (1920 X 1080p, 30p). Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame. The D5100 also offers in-camera movie editing functions that allow users to save a single frame as a still JPEG image or delete unnecessary portions from the beginning and/or end of movie files.

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Issue 16 of African Diver Magazine is available for downloadApril 1, 2011 - 3:42 pm
This issue celebrates the life of the late PADI Platinum Course director, Witold Smilowski

In this issue we celebrate the life of PADI Platinum Course director, Witold Smilowski, who passed away quietly on Tuesday, 29 March. He touched the lives of many scuba divers all over the world and it’s our honour to remember his life work in our magazine.
Witold loved diving and he would have loved Aaron Gekoski’s article on Doctor Simon Pierce’s work with Whale Sharks in Mozambique. Likewise he would have loved reading Jon Wright’s story on the wreck of the Klipfontein, which lies in Mozambique waters and well within range of the average technical diver. Georgina Jones celebrates our Cape Fur seals and DAN launch their new HIRA program. We finish with a portfolio of one of South Africa’s celebrated underwater photographers – Geoff Spiby.
We hope you enjoy this issue and that it inspires you to get out there and dive.

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Ikelite offers Fiber Optic Adapter for DS SubstrobesMarch 8, 2011 - 9:34 am
It's now possible to use DS Substrobes with fiber optic cables

Ikelite launched Fiber Optic Adapter allowing firing the company's DS Substrobes by fiber optic cables.
The Fiber Optic Adapter converts the electrical bulkhead of any Ikelite DS Substrobe into a fiber optic port. However the adapter is a manual exposure (non-TTL) trigger only. The strobe's output must be adjusted using the manual power settings built into the strobe.
The Fiber Optic Adapter automatically configures itself for compatibility with both pre-flash and non pre-flash camera modes. No setting of small switches or confusion over number of pre-flashes. Simply turn on your Substrobe and take one picture to configure. An individual Fiber Optic Adapter is needed for each Substrobe. It is depth rated to 300 feet (90 meters).

 

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