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NEW at Boot – Underwater Photography

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The Boot 2019 show in Germany had a huge range of equipment for underwater photographers and videographers to lust after, with many manufacturers on hand to talk through their new products as well as their existing ranges. This area of the show is always busy, but during my short visit I got to speak to a few of them to see what they had on offer…

Nauticam

The Nauticam team always put on a good show and their stand this year was no exception. They had new housings and accessories on view including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and Fuji X-T3 Housings on display.

Nauticam also had a prototype rectilinear “bugeye” lens on display and whilst this lens is still in development it is great to see that Nauticam are willing to give customers a sneak preview of what they are working on.

For more information about Nauticam visit their website by clicking here.


Subal

Subal had a large stand with loads of their housings on display and the team were there to talk customers through their range. The latest housings included ones for the Nikon Z Series, Nikon 7500, Canon R and the Sony Alpha 7 III.

For more information about Subal visit their website by clicking here


iBubble

The iBubble team are now shipping their autonomous diving drone out to customers. This camera makes you the star – as it can follow you on the dive, filming you from different angles.

For more information about iBubble visit their website by clicking here.


Keldan

Keldan had their beautiful lights on display at Boot. The light output from these is impressive as I found out when a customer turned one on whilst I was looking at it – it took me a while to recover my sight!

For more information about Keldan please visit their website by clicking here.


Anchor Dive Lights

It is always a pleasure to speak with the team from Anchor Dive Lights. They had their new “all singing, all dancing” series 189 light on display. What does the “189” refer to? Apparently it is the episode number in the Simpsons – “All singing, all dancing”! This light really does have some impressive features (including a secret function I was not allowed to know about!) What I did see is a dive light that offers both hard and soft white wide beams, a spot light, red and UV lights, all that can be adjusted for power and with the option to switch off when your strobes fire.

For more information about Anchor Dive Lights visit their website by clicking here.


Paralenz

Paralenz popularity has been a bit of a phenomenon in the past 12 months and once again the team were at Boot to show off their dive action camera. This show, they introduced a new lens cap to protect the front lens. This will be a popular new addition to the accessory range, allowing people to stop buying a particular deodorant brand just to use the cap on their Paralenz!

For more information about Paralenz visit their website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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Breaking News: Garmin Descent Mk2 & Mk2i Launch & Review (Watch Video)

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After over 12 months of rumours and speculation, the team at Garmin have finally launched the Garmin Descent Mk2 and Mk2i.

Garmin has gone all out with these, and with the Mk2i having the latest technology in air integration it looks to absolutely be the one to beat!
Why I hear you ask?? Well, they’ve incorporated their Sonar technology into the equation and called it ‘SUBWAVE’ – this will deliver an incredible transmission range of 5-8m..!
How does it work? Well, you’ll need to watch the video to find out!
The dive features are based on the Descent Mk1, while the fitness and life management aspects are based on the incredible Garmin Fenix 6.

With a larger viewable screen, bigger internal memory, and all the latest features including Garmin Pay this promises to be an absolute game changer!

Find out more at www.garmin.com


For more from Richard and Hayley visit www.blackmantaphotography.com.

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Northern Diver give you the deals you’d be getting at the Dive Show!

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Northern Diver know how much their customers look forward to the Dive Show every year and the great offers that can be found there, so they have decided to run some of their favourites until the end of October so that people can still experience that Dive Show bargain feeling!

Key Special Offers

Heated Vest – was £89 now £79 with free rash vest

Provide heat to give complete warmth to the body when working in cold conditions.The Northern Diver ‘Electracore’ heated vest has been designed and manufactured with your comfort and warmth in mind. The three heat settings allow you to pick a temperature that suits you and if it happens that you want to raise or lower the temperature, the switch has been positioned in an easy to reach position to the left of your midriff – ensuring that even when you’re wearing your suit, the button remains easy to access.

Varilux LD Max – was £169 now £149

This sleek new addition to the Varilux range is a great choice for a primary dive light. The anodised aluminium body provides a tough exterior and the matt black finish makes the Varilux LD Max stand out from the rest of the range.

Guardian BCD – was £320 now £269

The latest Guardian has an incredible 1680/1000 denier nylon build. There’s thirteen D rings on the BCD, nine of which are stainless steel. There’s also two clips either side of the jacket, two generous zipped pockets and four air dumping methods. The jacket’s two integrated quick-release weight pockets and two rear trim weight pockets give a wide range of weight options.

The Guardian has all-new features and extras: our ergonomically designed power inflator system, Moulded Protection Plate, sliders for vertical adjustment of the chest strap, a removable reflective pocket for our Flexi-Light (light stick not included), and a removable bungee cord with a split ring attachment point.

For more great offers visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.
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