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Review: Datacolor SpyderX Pro Photo

Review: Datacolor SpyderX Pro

Monitor calibration is an important tool that aims to ensure that the colors we see in our images are accurately reflected on other’s and when we chose to print them. Datacolor’s Spyder family of color calibration tools are widely used to calibrate and maintain many user’s display color fidelity. Wetpixel provides a “real life” review of the latest version: The SpyderX Pro.

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Lightroom Texture Adjustment for underwater photographers Photo

Lightroom Texture Adjustment for underwater photographers

Wetpixel offers an early guide to the new Texture slider that was launched in the most recent release of Adobe’s Lightroom Classic app. Offering a subtle way of enhancing details in an image, it seems to add contrast to mid-frequency areas of an image. This is ideally suited for correcting the inherent softness caused by shooting through water and the optics we use to do so. As a negative local adjustment, the new tool is an effective way of dealing with backscatter too.

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Review: Nauticam MWL-1 Conversion Lens by Jack Connick Photo

Review: Nauticam MWL-1 Conversion Lens by Jack Connick

Jack Connick presents his thoughts on the new Nauticam MWL-1 conversion lens after using it on a trip to Indonesia’s Forgotten Islands. The lens is a wet lens that is designed to convert mid focal length macro lenses into a 150° fisheye lens, primarily on full frame cameras. Hence the MWL-1 offers the intriguing possibility of shooting both macro and wide angle images on the same dive.

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Field Review: Seacam Seaflash 60D Strobes Photo

Field Review: Seacam Seaflash 60D Strobes

Wetpixel offers a comprehensive review of the performance of the Seacam 60D strobes. Small and lightweight, these have an output of 60Ws at a color temperature of 4400°K without any diffuser. The review has seen the strobes being used over multiple assignments and in the creation of around 10,000 images of almost every type.

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Laura James: Underwater 360° cameras and Insta360 review Photo

Laura James: Underwater 360° cameras and Insta360 review

Laura James presents a round-up of the desirable features of current underwater 360° cameras and housings, along with a review of the Insta360 camera in its dive housing. In general, Laura finds that the Insta360 is a good choice, although this should be seen within the parameters of it being relatively inexpensive.

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Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints Photo

Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints

Wetpixel presents a review and guide to getting the best from underwater images when printing on metal. Bespoke metal print house, Shiny prints provided a metal print and Wetpixel has reviewed the process of ordering from the company and the quality of the prints they produce. As a special benefit to the Wetpixel community, Shiny Prints are offering a 30% discount on member’s first orders.

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Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 2 Photo

Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 2

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon also presents a review of the Loupedeck photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. He has used it to process a large number of images taken during the Wetpixel Whale Sharks trip as well as for processing images from two other large shoots. He found that the device made image editing more visual, which helped the creative process.

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Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens Photo

Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens

Wetpixel presents a comprehensive review of the performance of the Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens. Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon has shot extensive test sessions with both FX and DX cameras in the pool, as well as in fresh water in the UK. Associate Editor, Alex Mustard had the lens for a week or so in the Red Sea, and adds his thoughts and imagery from the trip to the review

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Field Review: MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L Photo

Field Review: MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L

Wetpixel reviews the MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L camera backpack. It “is designed for the traveling photographer ferrying large camera bodies and telephoto lenses in and out of airports and deep into the world’s most remote places.” It does double duty as a carry-on compatible travel bag with a fully fledged backpack on the trail. It has a “proper” carrying system which can help manage the weight of equipment that underwater image makers drag around on there travels.

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