DEMA 2012 Coverage - Day 3
Nauticam, Aquatica, Zen and more...
By Todd Winner
Nauticam was showing a ton of new products including the hotshoe fiber optic trigger that we showed in day one of DEMA coverage. Some of the other highlights are a new housing for the RED Epic and Scarlet. The Nauticam RED housing uses both the Nikon and Canon mounts and allows you to use all of the Nauticam ports or 3rd party ports with their adapter. It uses the RED 5 inch monitor and can be mounted inside of the top or the back of the housing.
They were also showing a new housing for the Canon EOS 1Dx. Not only can this housing hold the 1Dx, it will also house the 1Dc which shoots 4K video in a SLR size body. The Nauticam 1DX housing above is shown with a 180 degree viewfinder.
They were also showing their new SLR housings for the Nikon D600 and Canon 650D (Canon T4i). The Nauticam T4i housing shown above has a 45 degree viewfinder attached.
On the compact and the mirrorless side they had new housings for the Canon S110, Sony Nex5R, Panasonic LX7 and a special video version for the Sony RX100 camera that now accommodates the HDMI cable for the DP4 video monitor. The Nauticam S110 housing shown above is almost identical to the older FIX S100 housing.
Nauticam's new port and zoom gear for the popular Olympus 12-50mm zoom lens.
Nauticam's new carbon fiber strobe arms.
Zen DP-100-NCR for the Canon 8-15 fisheye lens. Now comes with a removable shade, so the vignetting from the shade at 8mm can be eliminated.
Aqautica Pocket Wizard underwater housing
Aquatica Water Wizard is a nice off the shelf solution for those wanting to shoot pool studio images. The water wizard houses a pocket wizard radio trigger allowing you to fire topside strobes. It uses Ikelite cables so it is easily adapted to most systems.
There were a lot of company's showing housing for iPad's, but one of the most unique is being offered by iDive. It is still in development, but it actually gives you touch screen functions underwater even at depth.
iGills has created a housing and App that turns your iPhone into a dive computer. You also have access to the camera and video functions as well.
About the Author
Todd Winner is the technique editor for Underwater Photography Guide and an instructor and trip leader for Bluewater Photo Store in Santa Monica, CA. You can see more of his work at www.toddwinner.com.
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