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Aquatica Nikon D90 housing

Aquatica is proud to introduce its new housing for the Nikon D90 camera. This exciting product is part of a new line of Aquatica underwater camera housings that are designed and built from a solid piece of aluminum to take advantage of the new, smaller and less expensive D90 DSLR camera, making high quality underwater photography and High Definition video more affordable for the recreational diver.

Made of precision machined aluminum and anodized to military specification, the new and affordable Aquatica D90 housing was crafted with the user in mind. It features all of the controls for still or video features favored by professionals in a compact, lightweight and easy-to-use design. Built around Aquatica's well established bayonet port

system, this new Aquatica housing will accommodate all current ports, extensions and gears.

The Aquatica's robust aluminum construction also means no warping or twisting, which can affect the controls when diving the deeper part of the recreational diving limit. In addition, our acclaimed Aqua View Finder, along with many other accessories, is fully compatible with this new housing.

Size: W 8.5" (13.25" with grip attached) x D 5.25" x H 6.75" /W 21.6cm (33.6cm with grips attached) xD 13.3cm xH 17.15 cm)

The Aquatica housing for Nikon D90 with single strobe connector retails for $1799

www.aquatica.ca

Heinrichsweikamp Remote Slave Unit

The Heinrichsweikamp Remote Slave Unit (RSU) activates a second strobe with the light from a master strobe.

The RSU is small, watertight and needs no power supply yet the Photosensitivity of the RSU is very high and in clear water (e.g. pool) strobes can successfully triggered over a distance of more than 50 meters.

The built in microprocessor discriminates between the light from a camera flash and other light sources, i.e. reflected sunlight or diving lights. With this technology unwanted triggering is limited to a minimum.

2 versions are available -Nikonos and Sea & Sea.

www.heinrichsweikamp.net

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Seatool Nikon D300 housing

Small and light enough to hand carry on aircraft, the Seatool ND300 offers exceptional underwater balance.

All camera controls are placed within easy reach, even for divers with small hands. The command dials and shutter release are exactly where you expect them to be for effortless operation, even one handed.

Your new Seatool ND300 housing comes standard with connections for optically fired strobes with opional single or dual Nikonos style bulkheads.

The Seatool ND300 offers three viewfinder options: Optical window, 45° or 180° Inon Magnifying Viewfinders.

www.reefphoto.com www.seatoolusa.com

UK Germany Panasonic LX3/DL4 housing

The DL4 housing for the Panasonic LX3 is machined from solid aluminium and is rated to 60 metres.

There are controls for shutter, zoom, programme, joystick, menu, flash +/-, Function and Self timer.

A Nikonos bulkhead is standard for external strobes.

The DL4 costs €1050 ex VAT and, with camera installed weighs 1250gms and measures 170 x 110 x 110mm including the glass port.

UwP hopes to including a full review in the May/June issue.

www.uk-germany.com

Sea&Sea DX-1200HD

Boasting a 12 megapixel High Definition CCD, 3" TFT LCD monitor, 35-102mm 3x optical zoom lens plus "High Definition" movie capture, "Sea&Sea" underwater mode and SDHC compatibility the new DX-1200HD is small, light and easy to use making it ideal for those new to underwater photography as well as more experienced shooters.

Drawing on their years of experience in underwater photography Sea&Sea have built a rugged and durable polycarbonate housing for the new DX-1200HD. It has neat little touches such as a flip down flash diffuser, a flip out connector for fibre optic cables and an accessory shoe-

mount for spotting lights and strobes making it incredibly practical in use. Depth rating is 45m.

The housing accepts the same Sea&Sea wide-angle and close-up conversion lenses as the DX-860G it replaces plus the new 125 Close Up lens (with an adaptor) as well as Sea&Sea strobes which help to expand the range of subjects and opportunities available to the underwater photographer.

Suggested Retail Price on the DX-1200HD is a competitive £364.95.

www.sea-sea.com

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Seatool Sony HDR-SR11/12

The Seatool SR11/SRI 2 underwater housing for the Sony HDV Handycam HDR-SR11 /SRI 2 is one of the smallest, lightest underwater video housings ever produced.

At just 1.5kg it's small and light enough to hand carry on aircraft and because the housing body conforms so closely to the camera, the housing attains nearly neutral buoyancy (slightly negative) for effortless handling underwater.

The housing utilizes a flip out mirror & led reversing circuit, allowing the user to take advantage of the camera's LCD Screen for composition. Optional 3" external monitor now available.

www.reefphoto.com www.seatoolusa.com

Watershot Canon WDS-450D housing

Watershot announces the release of the WDS-450D Housing (supporting the Canon 450D/XSi Rebel/Kiss X2). This housing features the precision build quality of brands costing twice as much. This machined aluminum housing is compact, light-weight, durable and ergonomically designed allowing all functions easily accessible for all users.

The standard WDS-450D Kit features a Standard Flat Port, 1855mm zoom gear, 2x optical ports for external strobe connectivity (optional electrical sync port coming soon), Watershot bayonet port system for easy port removal/replacement, hand strap, removable camera tray, leak sensor, and full access of controls.

www.watershothousings.com

IMAX Under the Sea 3D

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Howard Hall and the production team behind IMAX® film favorites "Deep Sea 3D" and "Into the Deep 3D" return for a dynamic new underwater adventure, "Under the Sea 3D."

Filmed entirely with IMAX® 3D cameras for a vivid, immersive viewing experience unlike any other, this new film will transport audiences to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as Papua New Guinea and Indonesia in the famed Coral Triangle, for face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.

Discover the habits and habitats of Great White Sharks, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Leafy Sea Dragons, Giant Stingrays, Jellyfish, Green Sea Turtles, playful Australian Sea Lions, six-foot Garden Eels and a multitude of brilliantly colorful fish and sea life as they play out the daily dramas of their lives amidst vast coral formations that rise from the ocean floor.

Narrated by Jim Carrey, "Under the Sea 3D" offers an inspirational and entertaining way to explore the unique beauty of this rarely seen realm, and an awareness of the impact that global climate change is having on the oceanic wilderness.

www.imax.com/underthesea

Subal ND30 Housing for Nikon D300 with GS Magnifying or 45° viewfinder

Nikon and Subal. Romeo and Juliet. Monty and Python. Reef Photo & Video Simply perfect.

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International or Ft. Lauderdale: 954.537.0644

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Ikelite WD-4 Wide Angle Conversion Dome

The new WD-4 Wide Angle Conversion Dome provides all of the benefits of a dome port underwater without the limitations.

The WD-4 simply slides onto the standard port of the Ikelite housing for the G10— no modification to or replacement of the housing's original port is necessary. The WD-4 can be removed and replaced underwater so there is no limit to the camera's zoom or macro capabilities. Approximately 3/4 of the camera's zoom range can be used with the dome in place.

The conversion dome corrects for the refractive magnification of the flat port underwater to restore the camera's original angle of coverage. The WD-4 and Canon G10 combination provides 28mm angle of coverage with incredibly crisp corners. In comparison this option is effectively as wide as and sharper overall than a housed Canon G9 underwater with external wide angle lens.

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important reasons to make Reef Photo and Video your choice for underwater photo and video

We are divers and photographers

Everyone on our friendly staff is an underwater photographer. We use the gear that we sell, and we keep up with the latest imaging products for both underwater and topside.

U/W photography is our only business

We're not a dive shop and we're more than a camera store. We concentrate all of our energy on the constantly changing world of underwater imaging.

Selection and Inventory

Our huge inventory from over 58 manufacturers means that we probably have what you need in stock. Orders for in-stock items placed by 4pm EST ship the same day!

Service After the Sale

Our in-house technicians are experts in repair and service of your equipment. In addition, our custom shop can fabricate those 'outside-the-box' parts that you may require.

Free Ground Shipping!

Orders over $200 qualify for FREE domestic Ground shipping via UPS!

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10Bar housing for Nikon D90

Made of polycarbonate, lOBar Housing is a sturdy choice for the D90 camera. It is equipped with full-function control buttons, bulkhead connector for external flash and optional interchangeable ports for the popular lens. The Polycarbonate lid cover allows taking pictures and checking on the camera much easier. For the closure, the double o-ring and air lock design provide ease of use and added security.

Recommended working pressure 60 m. 219 X 190 X 161 mm (LxWxH) Approx. 2.6kg (Housing only)

Slightly negative in salt water.

Fantasea Canon PowerShot SD1100 housing

The FSD-1100 housing is ideal for outdoor and underwater photographers' needs. Underwater photographers can dive or snorkel and capture all the excitement of this fascinating world, while outdoor photographers also have the option of capturing the action of such activities as white water and paddle sports, sailing and boating, surfing, fishing, hunting, backpacking and camping. The FSD-1100 protects the Coolpix camera from water, sand, dust, and other damaging elements.

Features include: double O-ring seal on all controls, Anti-glare hood over LCD screen, Removable flash diffuser and 46mm threaded lens port

Thje FSD-1100 is depth rated to 60 meters/200 feet

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Fiber optic sync

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Join Photo Pro and Diving Adventure Magazine Senior Writer Rod Klein on a "diving adventure"of a lifetime. Visit Rod's Solomon Island photo

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This 1 5-day itinerary was developed with renowned photographers Chris New-bert and Bret Gilliam to offer some of the most exciting and varied diving to be found. The 1 30-ft. Bilikiki has earned the reputation as one of the world's best liveaboards and her 20 years of servicing the most discriminating customers has refined the operation to a science.

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Full and easy access to the video mode 300 ft depth rating (upgradable to 450 ft). Sturdy aluminum construction. Modular port system. Dual strobe connectors. Angled push buttons

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The Aquatica Housing for the Canon 5D Mk It & Nikon D90 are shipping now

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Aquatica Canon 5D mark II housing

Aquatica is proud to announce its latest addition, the housing for the incredible Canon 5D mark II, with 21 mega pixels and HD video this camera/housing combination will change the rules of underwater imaging. The Aquatica housing is equipped with a hydrophone to take full advantage of the Canon 5D Mk II potential. Machined from solid aluminum, treated and anodized to military specification, then painted with a robust weather and wear resistant finish, this addition to our already wide selection of housings will benefit from the same 300 ft.

depth rating that set us apart from our competitors.

The 5D Mk II housing features easy access to the now vital video function controls while retaining its ease of operation for still imaging, it has the same mounting bayonet that will accept our existing accessories as well as ports, including our tack sharp Megadome, Aqua View finder and remote control cord, it is therefore in a position to address every aspect of this demanding activity that is underwater photography.

Depth rating: 300 feet/90 meters Weight: 2.9 Kg / 6.4 Lbs Dimension: (with grip attached) W 35cm x H 19.5cm x D 14.5cm / W 13.78" x H 7.65" x D 5.72"

www. aq uatica. ca

Best Underwater Point & Shoot Cameras for 2009

The Backscatter team went on a quest to find the holy grail in underwater point & shoot cameras. Sometimes you just want to travel light. If you're like us, you want a camera that is perfect for a pocket, beach party, and a quick after work dive.

Over a thousand waterproof camera options are now available and many would work well for general water sport activities, however we demand a camera that will also excel in the unique demands of underwater photography. The majority of cameras we screened were either disappointing or just not suitable for an inspiring underwater photographer. We first defined the target user groups and then hashed out a list of our minimum features.

Our target diver type... you!

1) New underwater photographer

wanting an easy point & shoot camera with growth potential.

2) Advanced underwater photographer wanting a compact camera solution.

Our camera feature requirements...

1) Great to excellent image quality.

2) Camera must fit in a pocket when used topside.

3) Camera must be point & shoot easy, but offer intermediate to advanced controls.

4) Underwater housing must easily work with underwater strobes.

5) Underwater housing must accommodate wide angle lenses.

To read all about their findings visit Backscatter's website.

www. backscatter. com

SUBAL in corporate image makeover

Renowned manufacturer of high quality aluminium underwater camera housings, Subal, today takes the occasion of personnel changes at it's Austrian headquarters in Steyr to present its new corporate design and logo.

Subal stands for perfection. "Our underwater camera housings are designed and manufactured to fit their respective cameras like a second skin and feature numerous details finished to the highest handmade quality standards," says Peter Stangl, Subal's CEO.

Throughout its 57 years Subal has operated at the cutting edge of industrial design. Innovative use of technology, extremely high quality standards and a dedicated, enthusiastic staff have all combined to make the Steyr firm a worldwide market leader.

The brand makeover reflects Subal's self awareness and signals the company's future strategic positioning in the market. The new logo, featuring the central design element "S" gives a more modern and dynamic look. The consumer realises immediately they are looking at the original, genuine article with its symbol's straight, clear lines. Innovation has a name - Subal.

"Our logo now reflects Subal's successes and development," says Stangl, "and the new design stands for our dynamic approach and ambitious plans for the future."

With this initiative Subal follows a continuing development to be a world leader for quality and a trend setter in the underwater housing industry. The company's revamped corporate design with the new logo and the motto "Our motive - your passion" are the core elements of the new marketing campaign. The brand re-launch ensures clear differentiation from competitors and once again underlines Subal's pioneering spirit.

SUBAL. Yesterday, today or tomorrow - the original is here to stay and remains the best choice.

When it comes to Photosensitivity...

no one beats our Remote Slave Unit. With our Heinrichs Weikamp RSU you can easily activate a second underwater strobe over a long distance, simply by the light of yourfirst strobe. It is small, easy to use and needs no power supply.The built in microprocessor discriminates between the light from a camera flash and other light sources, i. e. reflected sunlight or diving lights.

Boost your creativity by placing your light source anywhere you wa nt it — try our Remote Slave Unit!

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For more information visit our website www.heinrichsweikamp.com or contact us via [email protected]

Sea&Sea RDX DSLR Housings

Sea & Sea Ltd is pleased to announce the introduction of new DSLR underwater camera housings to supplement the existing model range. The new waterproof camera housings are intended to compliment the MDX series which are machined from a solid block of aluminium. The latest RDX housings are manufactured from a high quality polycarbonate resin so as to dramatically reduce finished costs thus offering a wider range of products to the price sensitive market.

Sea & Sea Sunpak of Japan have rationalised the design so as to incorporate the usual ergonomics, functionality and above all, dependability you expect from Sea & Sea but with a lower price tag. This move provides affordable DSLR underwater camera housings for experienced photographers and

beginners alike. The first two RDX waterproof housings are for the Nikon D60 and Canon EOS 450D cameras; there will be more to follow.

These underwater housings provide the facility for quick and simple mounting and removal of the camera without having to worry about gear alignment. There are two fiber optic cable ports offering a more cost effective and less complicated way of firing strobes. Alternatively, the optional TTL converters can be used with traditional sync, cables and Sea & Sea strobes. A port adapter is available for those wishing to utilise the Sea & Sea NX series of ports and finally, for those on a budget, the unit can be purchased without the grips and stay. The basic retail cost of an RDX housing is £824.95 inc VAT.

www.sea-sea.com

With the advent of HDV video cameras in compact, professional housings the remarkable image quality of 1080i is now available to underwater videographers. What has been lacking are self-contained yet powerful underwater video lights and an affordable, high quality super wide angle High Definition underwater video lens ...which does not vignette.

After extensive research, development and field testing, HDVSEATEK is proud to offer the powerful self-contained SEASTAR underwater video lights and the SEADRAGON 110 super wide angle underwater video lens for Gates and Amphibico housings.

www.hdvseatek.com

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