UWP News from DEMA: Ikelite

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We met with John Brigham, son of Ikelite’s founder, to chat about what is new at Ikelite. All of Ikelite’s products are made in the USA and their motto is: “If we cannot make it ourselves, we do not do it”.

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Ikelite have redesigned their port system and have been working on making their systems more modular. This ethos is to accommodate those who may want to use their systems for surf imaging, pool work and the like, as well as freediving and scuba-diving. So Ikelite are making it easier for their customers to start out minimalistic and grow their underwater photography systems as they need to. So you can now add a thicker back to your housing, when you want to go deeper, without having to buy a new system. You can also add TTL. Basically, the idea is that as your underwater photography needs grow, so can your Ikelite housing.

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Ikelite offer housings from point and shoot cameras all the way to DSLR systems. Their polycarbonate/AVS blend means that the main body is no longer see-through as in the old days, but the backs still are so that you can still see what is going on inside. A new port and tray system means that the systems are lighter.

It was great to see the huge, bright stand being well attended throughout the 4 days at DEMA. Housings for all the new compact, mirrorless and DSLR models were on display, as well as plenty of lighting options and accessories.

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Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

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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