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FIX Neo 2000 DX SWR Light

Spot, Wide, Red & Mixed Light in the FIX Neo 2000 DX SWR for Photo & Video


FIX Neo 2000 DX SWR Light

Spot, Wide, Red & Mixed Light in the FIX Neo 2000 DX SWR for Photo & Video

By UWPG News, June 27, 2014



Nauticam has announced a new FIX light that is actually 4 lights in one:

  • 2000 lumen wide beach
  • 720 lumen spot beam
  • Red beam
  • Red / white mixed beam


This light offers versatility in a single light body. Small in size, the new FIX Neo 2000 will be a great option as a focus light for underwater photography or as a video light(s).


MSRP:  $899







For Immediate Release:

FORT LAUDERDALE – June 27, 2014 – Nauticam USA announces the FIX Neo 2000DX SWR underwater photo and video light. The Neo 2000DX SWR is four lights in one: a powerful 2000 lumen wide beam for focus assist or video shooting, a focused 720 lumen spot beam for macro, a red beam for a stealthy night dive focus light, and a unique red/white mixed mode.

Gone are the days when you had to choose a light that could only help you shoot in one mode. Most of today's sophisticated cameras can switch between wide-angle, macro, and video all on the same dive. The FIX Neo 2000 DX SWR is the only light that can provide for those scenarios to you get the image you want!

By simply toggling the Neo's mode button, you can switch the light from wide beam for maximum coverage, to a focused beam to isolate light on a small subject, to a red light for a covert night focusing light.




A Powerful 2000 Lumen Wide Beam


Shooting video or photos, more light is always better. At 2000 lumens and a 100° beam angle the Neo 2000 DX SWR has the performance you need for wide-angle success.



A Focused Spot Beam for Macro


Get close! Get tight! A single push of a button and switch the Neo 2000 DX SWR to spot mode for macro. The spot beam focus the Neo's beam on to the subject where your camera is focused. No more wasting light and battery power by spilling light outside of the composition. The Neo 2000 DX SWR puts the spot beam just on your subject creating a more dramatic shot. 



A Red Beam for a Stealthy Focus Light


Marine life is more approachable using a red light to focus your camera which allows you to get closer and get the shot you want. Using the Neo's simple interface change to red light mode with just the push of a button. This is especially effective at night when most night critters recoil from a white light.



Mixed Light Mode Returns Warm Colors:


Found only in the new FIX Neo 2000 DX SWR, a unique mixed light mode activates both the wide white beams and red beams. Mixing red into your video or photos can return the warmer red and orange spectrum normally lost at depth. Use the four user programmable mixed modes to specify how much of each color desired to achieve the color results for spectacular underwater images.



Other FIX Neo Advantages:


- 100° Beam Angle for excellent video/photo coverage.

- Option FR1 Remote Controller for easy on/off and power changes from a housing.

- Swappable batteries allowing you to keep shooting, not waiting or charge without removing the battery to keep the Neo sealed.

- Swappable Neo light heads for alternate configurations.

- Mounts included, no other parts required to attach to a rig, no other parts to buy.


Neo 2000 DX SWR ships complete with:

A battery, 100-240v charger, 1” ball mount, Loc-Line mount, YS-Mount, GoPro Mount, hand grip, spare O-ring and charge plug cap.



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Nikon Announces D810 Camera

Brent Durand
Spec Comparison of the D810 to the D800 for Underwater Photography


Nikon Announces D810 Camera

Spec Comparison of the D810 to the D800 for Underwater Photography

By Brent Durand, June 26, 2014


Nikon D810 Camera Review



Nikon has announced the Nikon D810 Full Frame DSLR camera. The D810 boasts upgrades from the D800 that will be very appealing to pro-level photographers, delivering higher resolution, greater ISO sensitivity and an array of new pro-level video features.

The D810 replaces both the D800 and D800E. The sensor resolution increase is due to the lack of an optical low pass filter (OLPF) and anti-aliasing filter. For reference, the D800 has an anti-aliasing filter, while the D800E has no anti-aliasing but has the OLPF.

The new EXPEED 4 image processing engine is 30% faster - a major help when recording 36MB files.


Other Upgrades Include:

  • Increased ISO sensitivity range
  • Video flat picture control for more flexibility in post processing
  • DX crop mode that delivers up to 6 FPS
  • Better image stabilization
  • New shutter mechanism for sharper images and quieter operation
  • An array of new video record features
  • Larger LCD monitor


Will the D810 fit in current D800 underwater housings?

We're not positive just yet due to the deeper grip on the D810. The D810 also features a new secondary info button on the back that wouldn't be accessible with current D800 housings.


Who should buy the Nikon D810?

Most of the upgrades in the D810 will only be noticed by the most demanding underwater photographers. These are the photographers who require extreme resolution for large print projects and very custom control over video and sound capture along flexibility in post processing.


Availability:  July 17, 2014

MSRP:  $3296.95 (body only)


View Nikon's PDF Comparing the D810 to the D800/D800E


Nikon D810 Camera

Nikon D810 three-quarters view.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810 back view.


Nikon D810 Camera

Nikon D810 top view.






June 26, 2014

The Power to Create the Compelling: The Nikon D810 is the HD-SLR that Delivers Unmatched Image Quality and a Truly Cinematic Experience

With Extreme Resolution, Powerful Video Features and Enhanced Performance, the New Nikon D810 is the Essential Asset for Pro Photo and Video Applications

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D810, the next benchmark in D-SLR image quality for professional photographers and cinematographers. The D810 features a brand-new 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format sensor without an optical low pass filter (OLPF) for extreme resolution and staggering dynamic range. Bolstered by Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processing engine, the D810 delivers enhanced response and performance for a wide variety of photographic, cinematic and broadcast disciplines. Whether photographing weddings, fashion or landscapes, shooting documentary-style cinema or video for broadcast, this is the one D-SLR that provides the ultimate in versatility and capability.


“Once a user experiences the intense level of fine detail they are able to render using the immersive resolution of the D810, it will be hard to imagine a project without it,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “When coupled with the amazing imaging capabilities of NIKKOR optics, the D810 becomes a powerful storytelling tool to create images and broadcast-quality video with unprecedented detail, dynamic range and sharpness.”


Nikon’s Greatest Image Quality Yet

The Nikon D810 is the pinnacle of D-SLR image quality, continuing to rival medium format cameras thanks to a variety of Nikon technologies engineered for professional image capture. At the core of the D810 is a brand-new, 36.3-megapixel FX-format (7360 x 4912 resolution) CMOS sensor that lets photographers wield the benefits of extremely high resolution, with rich tonality and a broad dynamic range. This super-high resolution gives professionals the power to capture with stellar sharpness, make massive prints or crop liberally with confidence. The OLPF has been removed to maximize the potential of every pixel, resulting in outstanding resolution and sharpness, yielding images that render subtle details with striking fidelity.


Image quality further benefits from the application of Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED 4 image processing engine, which also provides enhancements to overall performance while suppressing instances of false color and moiré. Photographing in the field or in the studio, users will see the difference with the ability to create stunning images with unprecedented clarity in gradation rendering, expanded dynamic range and high accuracy white balance. Additionally, EXPEED 4 enhances noise reduction performance, and helps to achieve a wider ISO range, from 64 to 12,800, to improve low-noise image capture in a variety of lighting conditions. The ISO range is also expandable from 32 (Lo-1) to 51,200 (Hi-2) letting the photographer shoot with maximum fidelity under studio lighting or confidently capture a faintly-lit wedding reception or other subjects in even the most challenging light.


Nikon has also implemented a myriad of new features aimed at improving overall image quality for all types of photographers. Nikon’s Advanced Scene Recognition System with the 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Meter III provides unbelievably balanced exposures in difficult scenes. The system analyzes each scene to recognize factors such as color, brightness and human faces with startling precision to determine what type of subject a user is shooting. The system then compares all the data using an image database to adjust exposure, AF, auto white balance, i-TTL flash control and enhances subject tracking.


Further enhancing the D810’s image quality, a “Clarity” setting has been added to the available Picture Control adjustment parameters, which adjusts mid tones to enhance details within an image. To help preserve the most amount of detail in shadows and highlights, the new “Flat” Picture Control Profile is now available. This Picture Control Profile allows both photographers and filmmakers to get the widest tonal range out of their cameras for maximum flexibility in post processing. For further customization of Picture Controls, users are now able to make adjustments in .25 step increments for the maximum level of custom color, saturation and brightness levels. Additionally, the D810 employs a new highlight-weighted metering option, which detects the brightness in a scene and determines optimum exposure, preventing blown-out highlights, which is ideal for stage and performance capture.


Video Features Fit for Production

The D810 has powerful video features that make it a valuable tool for any production environment. Whether a user is looking for manual control for pro video application or portability and lens selection for episodic broadcast, the D810 delivers a truly cinematic experience with a wide range of professional-oriented features:


Broadcast quality video: Full HD 1920 x 1080 video capture at a variety of frame rates, including 60/30/24p.


Versatile crop modes: FX and DX crop modes give users a telephoto boost when needed, a feature that has been very popular with camera operators because of its added flexibility on set.


Flat Picture Control profile: This neutral color profile is ideal for video and gives the user maximum flexibility in post-production.


HDMI output: The D810 can relay uncompressed digital video to an external recorder via HDMI, while simultaneously displaying the video on the rear LCD display and external LCD monitor. Operators can now also record both to the internal card (compressed) and to the external recorder (uncompressed) simultaneously.


Smooth in-camera time-lapse and interval timer: Like the Nikon D4S, the D810 uses an auto-exposure setting to help create super-smooth exposure and tonal transitions for professional results with time-lapse and interval-time shooting.


Audio control: The D810 features a built-in stereo microphone, and an external microphone can also be attached, such as the Nikon ME-1. Additionally, wide and voice frequency ranges are also now available for audio capture.


Expanded ISO for video: The ISO range is expanded for video, now encompassing a clean ISO 64 to a versatile 12,800. The Auto-ISO function is also available while recording to adapt the exposure as the light changes, which can eliminate the need to adjust the aperture (in manual mode, ISO 200- 51,200).


Zebra stripes: A zebra pattern can be displayed during live view, making it easy to spot overexposed areas.


Highlight weighted metering: This new setting helps to prevent blown-out highlights in video. This is especially useful when capturing spot-lit stage performances or shoots with harsh directional lighting.


Full manual control: With the innovative Power Aperture setting, it is simple to adjust the exposure and depth of field on the fly while recording to an external recorder or SD/CF cards. In manual mode, users can also control shutter speed and ISO while recording. Additionally, white balance and   exposure compensation can be adjusted prior to recording.


Full time AF: The Live View AF has been improved, and now provides faster full-time AF (AF-F mode).


NIKKOR lenses: Cinematographers and filmmakers are supported with more than 80 NIKKOR lenses, many of which are a popular choice for cinema applications because of their brilliant optical quality and characteristics.


Accuracy and Speed

With the ability to brandish the results of such staggering resolution, accuracy and precision become paramount as the need for razor-sharp focus is critical. The D810 renders every subtle detail and nuance in epic clarity, with the enhanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF sensor module that utilizes new AF algorithms for fascinating precision, even in challenging light. The focus system also has 15 cross-type AF sensors for enhanced accuracy, and works with the Advanced Scene Recognition System to provide accurate face detection even through the optical viewfinder. The camera also utilizes 11 cross-type sensors that are fully functional when using compatible NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters (aperture value up to f/8), which is especially useful for wildlife photography. In addition to normal, wide area, face tracking and subject tracking modes, the D810 also features the new Group AF mode for enhanced accuracy, even while tracking subjects.


Despite the D810’s immense imaging power, it will astound with its rapid response and speedy performance, thanks to the implementation of the EXPEED 4 image processing engine. The addition of EXPEED 4 allows for an overall 30% boost in performance, as well as a faster burst speed and enhancement to overall energy efficiency. Now the D810 is capable of shooting at 5 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution and 5:4, 6 fps in DX or 1.2x modes,  (15.4-megapixel, 25.1-megapixel, respectively), and 7 fps in DX mode (15.4-megapixel), with battery pack. For full workflow versatility, the D810 also gives users the option to shoot in full resolution 14-bit RAW/NEF file format or the new RAW Size Small format. This 12-bit file format is half the resolution and approximately 1/4 the file size of full RAW files, for increased flexibility when speedy downloads are desired or memory space is at a premium.


Refined Controls and Construction

From all day in the studio to an extended assignment in the field, the D810 has been engineered for superior comfort and operability. When looking through the wide and bright viewfinder with 100% coverage, users will see shooting data displayed on an organic EL display element for maximum visibility. The viewfinder now also features a prism coating for enhanced clarity. In addition, the grip has been refined for comfort and ergonomics, and the “i” button has been added for quick access to common mode-dependent settings.


Both photographers and videographers will clearly see the benefits of the new high-resolution (1229K-dot)  3.2-inch LCD screen, which makes it simple to check focus, review images or compose a scene. The color space of the LCD screen can now also be fully customized, a feature that is useful for matching monitor or print calibration settings. Using the high-resolution LCD screen, users can also activate the new Split Screen Display Zoom function. This new mode magnifies two separated points on the same horizontal line, making it easier to confirm the two points are both level and in focus; a true advantage for architecture, industrial and landscape photographers. 


Inside the durable magnesium alloy structure of the D810 improvements have also been made, including the use of a redesigned mirror sequencer / balancer unit, which minimizes vibration during shooting to increase sharpness during multiple frame bursts. Additionally, the electronic front curtain can now act as an electronic front shutter when using live view or first composing through the optical viewfinder in mirror-up mode. This new feature is useful to attain exacting sharpness when shooting slow-shutter landscapes or astrophotography. The shutter unit has also been tested to 200,000 cycles for years of maximum reliability. For further durability, the body of the D810 has been thoroughly sealed and gasketed to resist the elements, reinforcing this camera’s role in extreme production environments.


Superior System Support

Such extreme resolution requires that no compromise be made on glass, and NIKKOR lenses are the perfect choice to complement the D810. With more than 80 FX and DX-format lenses available, NIKKOR lenses offer the ultimate in image quality with sharpness and faithful color representation that is second to none. To light a scene imaginatively, the D810 has a built-in flash and is compatible with Nikon's acclaimed Creative Lighting System, including a built-in Commander mode for controlling wireless Speedlights. The MB-D12 battery grip is also available to give users both extra grip and extra power when it is needed most.


For wireless control, the D810 is compatible with a full range of Nikon’s remote systems, including the new wireless remote system with the WR-1 to trigger the camera remotely. This system uses radio frequency rather than infrared, eliminating the need for line of sight communication.


Nikon will also be making a Software Developers Kit (SDK) available in the near future for the D810. This SDK will give third party developers the resources needed to create applications and enhance the flexibility of the D810.


Robust New Software Suite: Nikon Capture NX-D

Capture NX-D is Nikon’s new software for processing and adjusting RAW images captured with Nikon digital cameras. Capture NX-D is a free software application that will replace the current Capture NX 2 program, and adds interface and performance enhancements. In addition to RAW images, the program can also be used to adjust JPEG and TIFF files. This new software will support many functions needed by professional photographers, including batch image processing, filtering and an enhanced user interface with a variety of displays and floating palettes that are ideal for multiple monitors. Additionally, photographers will also have the ability to adjust parameters including exposure and white balance in RAW files, and can adjust tone curves, brightness and contrast, as well as functions for correcting lateral color aberration and vignetting in JPEG and TIFF files. The software also features a new “sidecar” format, which retains and saves the adjusted image as a separate file.


Nikon will also make available at no charge the new Picture Control Utility 2 software. This new software allows users to create custom Picture Control profiles, which can be easily loaded into the camera.


Price and Availability

The Nikon D810 will be available in late July for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $3299.95.* The MB-D12 battery pack is currently available for $616.00 SRP. The new Capture NX-D software package will be available mid-July for download at no additional cost. For more information about these products, NIKKOR lenses or to download the new Capture NX-D software, please visitwww.nikonusa.com.

Additionally, Nikon will be offering two kits designed for videographers and filmmakers; the D810 Filmmaker’s Kit consists of the D810 body, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, AF-S NIKKOR 50mmm f/1.8G, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lenses, 2 additional EN-EL15 batteries, ME-1 Stereo Microphone, Atomos Ninja-2 External Recorder, and Tiffen® 67mm and 58mm Variable Neutral Density Filters (8-Stops). For stop motion applications, the D810 Animator’s Kit features the D810 body, AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED VR lens, EH-5b Power Adapter, EP5B Power Supply Connector and Dragonframe™ Stop Motion Software plus Dragonframe USB Keypad Controller. For more information and pricing for these kit configurations, please visit www.nikonusa.com.


About Nikon

Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens system. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., recently celebrated its 80th anniversary of NIKKOR optics, and announced the production of over 85 million NIKKOR lenses in 2014, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nikon and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @NikonUSA.






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Last Call for Entries: SEA International Photo Competition

Submit your entries by Monday, June 30


Last Call for Entries: SEA International Photo Competition

Submit your entries by Monday, June 30, 2014

By UWPG News, June 19, 2014




Have some great photos and want to win a fantastic prize? Be sure to enter the SEA 2014 International Photo Competition. Organized by the Northern California Underwater Photography Society, the SEA contest is open to amateur and advanced underwater shooters worldwide. Details below:



SEA 2014 Photo Competition

The Northern California Underwater Photography Society announce the 49th Annual International Underwater Photo & Video Competition and the Bob Commer Award of Excellence in Underwater Photography. The competition is open to amateur photographers and videographers from around the world using any type of camera to capture our underwater world. With prizes totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars, award sponsors of the SEA 2014 competition include: SCUBA ecotourism resorts, travel agencies, and luxury live-aboard dive boats, as well as SCUBA and photography equipment manufacturers. Previous competitions have brought in the finest still images and video entries from underwater photographers and videographers around the world!

The SEA 2014 competition will issue awards for the best work in still categories including Macro, Wide Angle, Underwater California, and Marine Conservation; plus Creative. There are two video categories; Classic and Video Snapshots. The SEA 2014 competition Best of Show, in addition to a selected prize from the prize list, is awarded the prestigious Bob Commer Award of Photographic Excellence! The Bob Commer Award consists of a trophy and a check for $500.00 USD.

Entry is open on May 15, 2014. The deadline for entry is June 30, 2014.


Visit the SEA 2014 Competition website




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Adobe Announces All New Creative Cloud Photography Plan

New Photography Plan Combines Lightoom, Photoshop and Powerful Mobile Apps


Adobe Announces All New Creative Cloud Photography Plan

New Photography Plan Combines Lightoom, Photoshop and Powerful Mobile Apps

By Brent Durand, June 18, 2014


Adobe Creative Cloud Updates



Adobe has announced some major updates to its Creative Cloud service, including a revised $9.99/mo Photography Plan. The services available in the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan are well worth the monthly subscription for anyone who doesn't have Lightroom and Photoshop or has older versions of the software.  I'm one of the folks who bought an upgrade to Photoshop CS6 before Creative Cloud gained momentum and have been holding back on switching to the subscription, however the new Cloud and Photography Package is looking pretty irresistable.




New Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

  • $9.99 per month
  • Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5.5
  • Lightroom mobile apps for iPad and iPhone
  • Photoshop Mix:  New iPad app bringing some powerful Photoshop features into the iPad for edits on the go
  • Lightroom and Photoshop upgrades as part of 14 new version releases



  • Always have the latest software versions
  • Powerful editing tools for editing while on trips or in the field via iPad and iPhone





New Creative Cloud Technology Connects Latest Photography Tools; New Photoshop Mix Debuts for iPad


SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 18, 2014 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone. Also introduced today is the all-new Photoshop Mix, a new iPad app that provides access to powerful Photoshop features normally confined to the desktop, enabling compositing and transformative edits while on the go. Built using the new Adobe Creative SDK, Photoshop Mix delivers new levels of Adobe imaging precision and magic to mobile users.

“With our Lightroom products alone managing over 100 billion images, we know there’s a huge appetite from photography enthusiasts to have powerful, world-class software available on their mobile devices as well as their computers,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president, digital imaging, Adobe. “With Photoshop, Lightroom and new mobile photo apps, we’ve created the most complete photography solution on the planet, ensuring that anyone interested in photography can be creative with their images, no matter where they are.”


Create and Manage Beautiful Images in Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

Photoshop CC, part of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan, was updated, with stunning new features -- as part of a milestone release of Adobe Creative Cloud (see separate press release). Features for photographers, include:

  • Perspective Warp – The recently introduced capability for fluidly adjusting the perspective of a specific part of your image without affecting the surrounding area.

  • Blur Gallery motion effects - Two new additions, Path Blur and Spin Blur create a sense of motion, even if not originally captured with a camera, enabling photographers to tell their story or express just the right feeling in an image. There’s also faster performance when creating blur effects with the Mercury Graphics Engine delivering a performance boost with OpenCL.

  • Focus Mask - Lets Photoshop CC create the first step of a mask by automatically selecting the in-focus areas of an image. The Focus Mask feature works great with headshots and other images that have shallow depth of field.

  • Content-Aware color adaptation improvements - Previously when using Content-Aware features, if a selected area contained smooth gradients, it didn’t necessarily appear in the final image. Now retouched images using Content-Aware Fill, Move, and Patch gets more seamless and realistic. Additionally, new technology blends areas containing gradients, like skies, to give exceptional results.

  • Improved stylus support and experimental features for Windows 8.1 – Enjoy smoother brush strokes and a simple out-of-the-box experience with expanded stylus support for Windows 8.1. Turn on experimental features for touch and gesture controls and bigger touch targets on devices like Surface Pro 3.
The Creative Cloud Photography plan includes Lightroom 5 desktop software, a staple for all photographers, making digital photography easier, faster, and more amazing. Photographers can experiment without limits in a nondestructive editing environment and perfect shots with advanced controls for tone, contrast, color, and more. Efficient organizing tools help sort thousands of photos and make it simple to share them almost anywhere.
Mobile Solutions Takes Serious Photography Work Anywhere

Following its April 2014 release on iPad, Lightroom mobile is now available for iPhone. Lightroom mobile for iPhone and iPad provide the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web. The apps can automatically import images from the iPhone camera roll and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop. Lightroom mobile provides photography essentials, including non-destructive processing of files using Smart Preview technologies to enable professional class photo editing from the confines of the desktop. Quickly apply star ratings, flag or reject images and edit them on iPhone and iPad. Edits and metadata changes automatically sync back to the Lightroom catalog on the desktop and are also viewable from any Web browser at lightroom.adobe.com. Lightroom mobile photo collections are also accessible for users of Adobe Voice, the recently introduced free animated video storytelling app.
Photoshop Mix, provides a connected mobile workflow to Creative Cloud, aimed at anyone who wants access to powerful editing tools on their mobile device. Open Adobe Photoshop documents, individual layers from PSDs, and images from Lightroom mobile. Easily apply looks, create advanced selections and masks, and access advanced Photoshop features like Upright, Content-Aware Fill, and Camera Shake Reduction to take creativity on the go. Then export your layered and masked composition to Photoshop CC for further refinement on the desktop. Share work, or even save it to a Photoshop document for a mobile workflow that works seamlessly with Photoshop CC.
Technology Optimized for Mobile Photography

The Creative Cloud Photography plan’s desktop and mobile apps are connected by a powerful technology designed to enable users to edit and sync photos non-destructively from anywhere. By combining the same non-destructive editing pipeline found in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, with Adobe’s renowned Smart Preview technologies, the amount of information being moved between apps is minimized, without compromising the end result. This gives users confidence that edits will be saved while being able to access their images with unprecedented speed, no matter what device.

Pricing and Availability

Creative Cloud Photography plan is available at $USD9.99 per month. For additional details, please visit www.adobe.com/go/photographyplan.

To get started with Lightroom mobile, visit www.adobe.com/go/lrmobile_getstarted.

Photoshop Mix is free and available for download in the Apple app store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-mix-creative/id885271158. To learn more about Photoshop Mix, please visit mix.adobe.com.


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MyShot Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Italian Underwater Photo Contest is Underway - Submit Photos Taken Worldwide


MyShot Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Italian Photo Contest is Underway - Submit Photos from Anywhere

By UWPG News, June 11, 2014




The MyShot Underwater Photo Contest has begun accepting entries for 2014. There are 7 categories open for compact and DSLR cameras plus video.

The MyShot contest was very successful in 2013, and 2014 offers some great prizes for the winners. Entry fees are minimal, so now is the time to enter!


Entry Deadline

October 31, 2014



  • Category RM: "REFLEX: MACRO"

  • Category RA: "REFLEX: WIDE ANGLE"

  • Category CM: "COMPACT: MACRO"

  • Category CA:  "COMPACT: WIDE ANGLE"



  • Category VC:  "VIDEO CLIP"



     > Marco Daturi, administrator, jury coordinator

     > Cristian Umili, professional photographer

     > Alessia Comini, fotografa professionista

     > Francesco Turano, journalist, biologist and professional photographer

     > Marco Milanesi, photography and digital photo editing professional

     > Roberto Sozzani, professional photographer

     > Massimo Boyer, biologist and underwater photographer

     > Luca Coltri, professional video


Details and Entries

MyShot 2014 Underwater Photo Contest Website (english)

MyShot 2014 Underwater Photo Contest Website (Italian)




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Beautiful Video of Woman Dancing with Tiger Shark

Brent Durand
Tigress Shark: Shawn Heinrichs, Hannah Fraser & Jim Abernethy team up to Oppose West Austalia's Shark Cull


Tigress Shark

Shawn Heinrichs, Hannah Fraser & Jim Abernethy team up to Oppose West Australia's Shark Cull

By Brent Durand, June 10, 2014




Shawn Heinrichs and Hannah Fraser have teamed up again, delivering another incredible video to share the message "End the war on sharks." The duo have worked on similar projects with whale sharks, humpback whales and most recently in Mantas Last Dance, but have taken it one step further for Tigress Shark.

Teaming up with Jim Abernethy, Hannah dived with swarms of tiger sharks without the use of protective or dive gear. The result is an incredbile video and photo series. If this video doesn't show the beauty of these magnificent sharks, then we don't know what will.



Please make sure to do what you can to help end West Australia's Shark Cull. Tiger Sharks are one of the most heavily hit species.

You can sign a petition on Shawn Heinrich's website and learn more about the Tigress Shark project below:

Tigress Shark:  Woman Dances with Tiger Sharks




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Sharks are Back in SoCal

Video from Bluewater Photo's Blue & Mako Shark Dives


Sharks are Back in SoCal

Video from Bluewater Photo's Blue & Mako Shark Dives

By UWPG News




Bluewater Photo has been diving with blue and mako sharks in southern california with some great success. Unusually warm water brought makos around earlier in the season than usual, which made for some exciting diving.

UWPG publisher, Scott Gietler, made this great video showing the shark encounters.



To see all of Bluewater Photo's local and international trips, visit their trip page:

Bluewater Photo Dive Trips




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New Release: Bob Halstead's Coral Sea Fish Guide

Fish ID App for the Coral Sea is available on iPhone & iPad


New Release: Bob Halstead's Coral Sea Fish Guide

Fish ID App for the Coral Sea is available on iPhone & iPad

By UWPG News, June 9, 2014




Most divers travel with a cell phone, tablet and/or computer these days. Over the past few years we've seen apps appear that help divers and underwater photographers ID fish and marine life. Most of us can't bring our heavy collection of marine life textbooks on trips, so these apps prove invaluable while traveling.

Bob Halstead's Coral Sea Fish Guide is packed full of features and great photographs to help ID marine life in the Coral Sea. It's available for $4.99 in the Apple App Store.





for iPhone & iPad

NEW RELEASE! With more than 850 marine species featured and over 2000 high quality colour photographs, Bob Halstead’s Coral Sea Fish Guide App provides the easiest and most interesting way for reef lovers, snorkelers and scuba divers to identify and learn about the diverse and amazing fish life of the Coral Sea area – The Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia - and often beyond. For convenience, the guide also includes some common reptiles, mammals and mysterious invertebrates.

Simple navigation for both iPad and iPhone using images allows users to quickly browse different species whether you know what you are looking for, or need a name for the fish you have just seen. You can also search for species under their “Common”, Scientific” or “Group” name. Once loaded the app does not require an Internet connection so can be used on boats at sea.

You can add your own notes to each species and create your own personal list of favourite marine animals, or animals seen on a dive, with the “My Reef” facility, and make personal notes/logs. Save, display and edit your list whenever you like. Distribution maps are provided with the opportunity to add to our knowledge by reporting your discoveries. A Rogue’s Gallery provides images and references for unusual marine creatures that might otherwise be difficult to find.

Bob Halstead has dived and photographed the Coral Sea for over 40 years and in 2008 was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. He has led innumerable dive tours in the Coral Sea area and this app aims not only to identify the marine life seen but also answer the many questions that his guests have asked him over the years. He recalls many personal encounters with Coral Sea creatures.












Check out the new app, screenshots, functionality and download for iPhone and iPad:







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Nauticam Housing for Sony a6000 Announced

Nauticam Announces NA-A6000 Underwater Housing


Nauticam Announces Housing for Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera


By UWPG News, May 26, 2014




Nauticam has announced a housing for Sony's a6000 mirrorless camera. The camera takes the place of the NEX-6, but boats several new features, most important being a new hybrid autofocus system. The autofocus system blends contrast and phase detection to create incredibly fast focusing and focus tracking.

The new Nauticam NA-A6000 housing is feature packed and another great addition to their mirrorless housing lineup.


Key Features

  • Signature Nauticam Port Locking System
  • Vacuum System
  • EVF/LCD Switch
  • Locking Latch
  • Ergonomic Controls





Housing for Sony A6000

Innovation Underwater

Nauticam announces the NA-A6000 for Sony’s exceptional mirrorless camera, the Alpha 6000 (A6000). As the clear leader in mirrorless interchangeable lens camera housings, Nauticam continues to bring innovative design and engineering to this rapidly expanding segment of the photographic community. The NA-A6000, based on the highly successful NEX series of large sensor mirrorless cameras, should prove to be one of the best underwater imaging tools to date.

The Sony A6000

The A6000 stands atop the new Ax000 series of APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras from Sony. The Ax000 series takes over the very popular NEX line with a new naming convention and fresh cameras that seem to get better with every release.

A good place to start when talking about the A6000 is the sensor. Many have found that APS-C seems to be the sweet spot in sensor design, large enough to produce excellent image quality yielding very large prints, but small enough to utilize lenses that are reasonable in size. The A6000 packs 24 megapixels of resolution prowess into this ideal sized sensor. One distinct advantage for APS-C over full frame for underwater shooters is the size of the dome port needed to produce sharp images; the domes can be considerably smaller for APS-C, which is important in these days of steep baggage charges.

The A6000 features an amazing 179 phase detect focus sensors on the sensor itself, and in combination with contrast detection, can track objects while shooting up to 11 frames per second. This is as fast the $6500 Nikon D4S! While that is impressive, one thing that stands out about the autofocus system is the wide coverage of the focus points. Frustratingly, many cameras do not cover the rule of thirds corners; the A6000 does, and actually reaches beyond that, covering about 92% of the frame. This is a photographer's camera!

A6000 is no slouch in the video department either, with 1080 60p MPEG4 and clean HDMI out. Sony has added a Zebra pattern display to aid with video exposure, a feature more often found in higher end video cameras.


Nauticam NA-A6000

Nauticam has more experience with mirrorless housings than any other manufacturer, yet continues to innovate with each new release. The pioneering features of the earlier Nauticam housings are apparent with the simple but secure rotating housing latch and superb progressive shutter release providing optimal “feel”. The NA-A6000 also sports some of Nauticam’s latest technology with the re-designed port locking latch that replicates the famous Nauticam DSLR port latch – making housing port changes easier than ever.

The new housing takes full advantage of the Sony’s many features and allows easy one handed operation of both command dials, video recording and EV control. The ability to activate or lower the A6000’s built in flash is easily accessed to rapidly switch from optically triggered strobes to ambient light photography. The tilting LCD display is canted in housing for ideal in-water observation.


The A6000 features a programmable function menu and two programmable custom buttons, a definite step up in utility from the NEX series. This programmability is embraced with all of these buttons readily available in the housing. For fans of “thumb focus” (moving the autofocus from half-press of the shutter to a button operated by the right thumb), this is fully supported as well, by setting the camera to use the easily accessible AEL button to AF ON.

Video is easily accessed; the video button is given special treatment, being larger, concave and red in color. For tripod use, the housing features two standard 1/4" 20 tripod holes, or is also tripod ready when using the Flexitray W camera tray.

The NA-A6000 comes standard with the Nauticam vacuum system electronic built in. By default, it serves as a audible and visual leak detector, but add a Nauticam M16 Vacuum Valve, (p/n# 25612) and it becomes a vacuum check system - early warning for any problem with watertight integrity - which means peace of mind when shooting underwater.

Each control on the housing is clearly labeled, making it easy to learn the system. Milled from solid aluminum, the housing is rated to 100m/330ft depth, and is rugged and ready for use!


Lenses and Ports

The 16-50mm kit lens is quite versatile, and may be the only lens some people ever need. However, unlike with a compact system that does not allow lens changes, the A6000 supports a wide range of Sony and Zeiss lenses that are ideal for any shooting situation, including underwater use. Nauticam supports all of the Sony and Zeiss lenses that are suitable for underwater use.

Lenses like the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake lens, either with or without the VCLECF1 fisheye conversion lens, or the Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS allow for full wide angle coverage, and a choice between fisheye and rectilinear. Sony produces the E 30mm F3.5 Macro lens for fish portrait and lightweight macro use. For hardcore macro enthusiasts, Nauticam and Zen Underwater support the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lenses via the Metabones adapters.

The Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm lens is one of the finest wide angle lenses available, and is supported via a Zen Underwater adapter and dome port. And, Zeiss is now shipping the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M macro lens, which is fully supported by a Nauticam port, for true 1:1 macro in a native E mount lens. 


Magnifying Optical Viewfinders

Nauticam produces a “straight” 180º magnifying viewfinder (#32201) and a 45º angled viewfinder (#32202) that provide a bright, corner to corner view of the A6000’s excellent EVF. A patented external dioptric adjustment allows personal adjustment to a sharp-as-a-tack standard underwater and viewfinder changes can be executed in less than 30 seconds without using tools. Exceptional composition and focus accuracy have never been more accessible. An optional LCD window (p/n #17454), containing the viewfinder mounting ring, is required to attach these finders.


Key Features


Optional Rubberized Ergonomic Handles

The optional Nauticam Flexitray or Easitray provide a lightweight, compact mounting solution for strobe arms and the NA-A6000 housing. Nauticam uses a sophisticated over-mold process to produce extremely comfortable rubberized ergonomic hand grips.  The soft feel and comfortable design make the housing easy to grip and minimize hand fatigue on long dives.  Both single and double handle configurations are available for complete customization, and each handle can be adjusted laterally allowing the user to dial in perfect fit.  


Flash Connectors for Inon S-TTL, and Sea&Sea DS-TTL

Reliable automatic flash exposure is available with the NA-A6000 and a variety of optically fired flashes. The Inon Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, Sea & Sea YS-01 and YS-D1 strobes provide automated lighting, precisely reproducing the camera’s onboard flash at a proportionally greater intensity.  This system yields accurate automatic TTL flash performance – even in manual mode - with no electrical sync cables to flood! The NA-A6000 comes fiber optic ready and accepts standard Sea & Sea style bushing connections. Nauticam Fiber Optic cables, available for both Inon and Sea&Sea strobes, provide the best light transmission and therefore more accurate TTL of any fiber optic cable on the market. 

Strobes can be attached to the housing via optional strobe mounting balls secured to the handles of the Nauticam accessory tray systems or a single strobe mounting ball location on the housing. The housing also features a cold-shoe mount for a focus light or other accessory mounting options. 



Nauticam Build Quality

Only the finest materials and cutting edge manufacturing processes are used to make Nauticam housings.  The housing body is machined from solid aircraft grade aluminum, then hard anodized making it impervious to salt water and provides an impressive 100 meter depth rating. The large acrylic LCD window is treated with an anti-reflective, scratch resistant coating.  



  • Depth Rating:  100m
  • Weight: 1.0kg
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 124mm x 88mm



Model Number: 17412

USA Retail Price: $1650

Shipping June 16, 2014




For specific questions on the Nauticam NA-A6000, contact the team at Bluewater Photo. (310) 633-5052 or sales@bluewaterphotostore.com.



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Lens Report: NEW Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canon Announces New f/4 16-35mm Lens with Optical Image Stabilization and 77mm Filter Size


Lens Report:
NEW Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canon Announces New f/4L 16-35mm Lens with IS

By Brent Durand, May 16, 2014




Canon recently announced two brand new lenses, one of which is a 16-35mm f/4L IS USM designed for full frame bodies like the 6D and 5D Mark 3. Price of the new 16-35 falls between the 16-35mm f/2.8L II and 17-40mm f/4L Ultra-Wide zoom lenses.

The new lens also features an Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) for shake correction up to four shutter speed steps. It also features 16 lens elements in 12 groups and a nine-blade circular aperture for nice bokeh.

So which Ultra-Wide Angle zoom lens should you use for undewater photography?

There are a number of factors in that decision.  The 17-40 f/4L is the most affordable, is lightweight and has 77mm filter threads. The 16-35 f/2.8L II is the priciest, bulkier with 82mm filter threads but arguably the best image quality. The fast 2.8 aperture is great for those who shoot indoors (weddings, etc). The new 16-35 f/4 should also be small with 77mm filter threads, but a build quality more similar to the f/2.8L II.  While the IS isn't useful underwater, it will be nice for the casual topside photographer.

In summary, I don't find it necessary to upgrade from my 17-40, but if I was buying for the first time I would probably opt for the new 16-35mm f/4 because of the nicer bokeh and smaller build (lightweight for travel), plus acceptance of my 77mm landscape filters.







High Performance Lenses Offer Optical Image Stabilizer and a Refined Compact Design; Lightweight EOS Rebel SL1 SLR Kit in White Available Soon

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce two new wide-angle lenses and a new white color model of the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR camera, just in time for summer. The introduction of the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lenses provides Canon digital SLR camera users with the ability to capture stunning photographs and videos of spacious landscapes and many other iconic scenes. The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is the first L-series wide-angle zoom lens equipped with image stabilization, providing professional photographers with expanded creative options, especially in low light. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle lens is an affordable option for entry-level DSLR users looking to enhance their images and videos with unique and creative perspectives.  

Since its introduction in March 2013, the EOS Rebel SL1, the world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camera[i], has provided photographers of all levels with a high-performance digital SLR in a small, compact camera body. The new white EOS Rebel SL1 Camera Kit is complemented by a matching white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and offers a stylish alternative for photographers who like to stand out from the crowd.

“Having just reached a milestone of producing 100 million EF lenses, Canon is dedicated more than ever before to its heritage of creating outstanding optics for photographers of all levels,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lenses, when paired with Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras, are powerful tools that can enhance any photographer’s creativity. And new to the U.S. market, the white EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR camera with its companion white lens, provides users with high-quality images in a small, compact body that is easy to bring along on all their summer adventures.”


EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Fully compatible with all EOS Digital SLR cameras including full-frame models like the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras, the compact and lightweight EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens offers high image quality and an Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) for shake correction up to four shutter speed steps[ii], making handheld shooting possible in dimly lit scenes where camera shake can occur. In addition, an intelligent CPU in the lens automatically selects the optimal IS mode by recognizing differences between normal handheld shots and panning. This technological advancement supports a greater range of creative expression for photographers in otherwise difficult shooting situations, such as dark indoor scenes where flash photography is prohibited, or in places where a tripod cannot be used, or when shooting at low ISO speeds.

The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features newly developed, high quality Canon optics that incorporate three GMo (Glass-Molded) aspheric lens elements, including a large-diameter aspheric lens, which help improve image quality by correcting aberrations. Two additional UD lens elements help reduce chromatic aberration from edge to edge throughout the entire zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. The lens also features enhanced fluorine lens coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces to repel dust particles and help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting. The inner focusing and ring USM offer silent, fast and accurate autofocusing. Full-time manual focus adjustment is available in autofocus (AF) mode. A nine-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds. A new compact four-group zoom system provides a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m/11 inches throughout the zoom range and a maximum magnification of 0.23x at the telephoto end for outstanding performance.


EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Created to be a great companion lens for the Canon EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T5i, EOS Rebel SL1 and other EOS Digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens expands Canon's line of Stepping Motor (STM) lenses. For entry-level users, this affordable wide-angle lens offers the ability to shoot creative, high-quality images and video in tight indoor locations such as a cozy corner table in a restaurant or unique vacation photos where the subject is close up, yet the surrounding area can still fill the frame.

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features a compact and lightweight design with an Optical Image Stabilizer for shake correction up to four shutter speed steps[iii], enabling handheld shooting in low light.  The lens’ stepping motor and newly designed focus mechanism are ideal for Canon EOS Movie Servo AF (available on EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T5i and EOS Rebel SL1 cameras) to provide smooth, quiet and continuous autofocusing during video shooting, as well as when taking photos.

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lens features one UD lens element to help reduce chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. It also features enhanced multi-layer lens coatings to help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare, while a seven-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds.

Compared to the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM wide-angle lens, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is nearly 20% smaller and 38% lighter. When combined with a compact digital SLR, such as the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera, the smaller size makes it very convenient to carry with the camera when traveling. The compact four-group zoom optical system provides a maximum magnification of 0.15x at the telephoto end. The wide-angle zoom range of the new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is a perfect complement to the currently available EF-S 18-55mm IS and EF-S 55-250mm IS STM zoom lenses.


New Lens Availability


The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lenses are scheduled to be available in June for estimated retail prices of $1,199.00 and $299.99, respectively. For more information about Canon EF Lenses visit: www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup.

White EOS Rebel SL1 Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Availability
The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens kit in white is scheduled to be available at the end of June for an estimated retail price of $749.99.  For more information about the white Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera kit and the full list of product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital-imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2013,† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.


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Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.


[i] Among digital SLR cameras which use APS-C size equivalent sensors. As of March 1, 2014, based on Canon's research.

[ii] Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed using EOS-1D X digital SLR camera at focal length of 35mm

[iii] Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed using the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera at a focal length of 18mm (29mm in 35mm equivalence).


UPDATE:  The 16-35mm f/4 is now in stock at local retailers and shipping!


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