DEMA & Dive Shows

DEMA 2014 Summary – Part I

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This year’s show was a been a great success, with lots of innovative manufacturers and many cool stuff to play around with. Lets go over some of the new things introduced this year:

Aquatica

Aquatica have just announced a whole new line of TLC arm system, with improved arm sections, clamps and accessories. The sleek new design is a great improvement over the previous arm system, with better pricing as well.

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The new arm segments by Aquatica – Excellent design!

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New improved clamps with better grip. Made in Canada!

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New buoyancy arms by Aquatica make it easier to achieve neutral buoyancy for your rig.

Even though they specialize in DSLR’s and Mirrorless cameras, GoPro has not been overlooked and Aquatica has introduced a few very nice mounting options for the small action camera, including a tripod and very sturdy tray, using the same excellent grips which we are familiar with on their DSLR housings.

Aquatica's new GoPro mount options
Aquatica’s new GoPro mount options

 

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One of our favorite grips!

We were also very excited to put our hands on the upcoming Panasonic GH4 housing. Aquatica have put some serious effort into the mirrorless market, creating a new port system to accommodate the Olympus & Panasonic lenses and have had a successful run with the AE-M1 housing.

The GH4 housing has everything you can expect from Aquatica – great ergonomics, rugged and durable design, easy to reach controls and several mounting options for accessories.

Aquatica GH4
Upcoming Aquatica GH4 housing with external monitor attached.

Nauticam

There is quite a buzz around the Canon G7X and Panasonic LX100 lately, and Nauticam were wise to announce a high-end housing for these remarkable little cameras. In addition, following the success of the SMC Macro Lens, they have released a new CMC Lens, dedicated for compact cameras and optimizing quality when using cameras such as the Sony RX100 III, Canon G7X or the Panasonic LX100 for macro shots.

The LX100 and G7X even got their own little port system, with interchangeable ports which include a dome port and 2 flat ports. We haven’t seen a lot of manufacturers offering dome ports for compacts so this is quite a neat feature.

Nauticam Panasonic LX100
Nauticam’s new housing for the Panasonic LX100 featuring 3 port options for wide and macro.

RX100 III with new CMC macro lenses mounted on a 67mm thread. Reproducing the success of the SMC on compacts.
Nauticam compact housing with new CMC macro lenses mounted on a 67mm thread. Reproducing the success of the SMC on compacts.

Meet the SMC for compacts - CMC!
Meet the SMC for compacts – CMC!

The NA-058 is a specially made housing for the TVLogic VFM-058W 5.5” monitor, with integrated Vacuum Leak Detection System.
The NA-058 is a specially made housing for the TVLogic VFM-058W 5.5” monitor, with integrated Vacuum Leak Detection System.

Ikelite

Ikelite have recently renovated their Arm System to Type II, just as Aquatica did, so it was great to see the new mounting options available on the new system, featuring a rail design which allows mounting a slider with a ball mount, lens holder, or any other accessory.

The mirrorless section also evolved with some new port options and new housings for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Olympus PEN E-PL7, TTL included in both with Ikelite DS Strobes.

Finally, a whole fluorescent kit was introduced, including filters for the Vega and DS160/161, housing filters, and a yellow mask filter, allowing you to take a shot at this up and coming photography method.

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Ikelite new mirrorless housings for the OM-D EM-10 and GX7 provide a compact solution for professional underwater imaging. TTL connector included compatible with Ikelite’s TTL DS strobes.

Fluorescence Kit for shooting UV with Ikelite gear. Includes all you need to get you started.
Fluorescence Kit for shooting UV with Ikelite gear. Includes all you need to get you started.

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New low volume super wide MIL dome port, perfect for the popular Panasonic 8mm Fisheye.

The new arm system Mark II in action!
The new arm system Mark II in action!

Dual lens holder, fits perfectly inside the new arm system and allows stowing both macro and wide angle wet lens.
Dual lens holder, fits perfectly inside the new arm system and allows stowing both macro and wide angle wet lens.

Recsea

Recsea are known for the highly resistant housings, favored by the military for hardcore field use. This year their greatest innovation is a machine graded Delrin housing for the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 II. This is a completely new type of housing in the market and we have high expectations from it. The result is a high-end, compact housing at a lower price range, competing with higher priced housings such as Nauticam’s and Sea & Sea.

Recsea machine graded Delrin housing for the Canon G7X. Hard to believe that it's not Alumium!
Recsea machine graded Delrin housing for the Canon G7X. Hard to believe that it’s not Alumium!

Back side of the G7X housing.
Back side of the G7X housing.

The Recsea RX100 II Delrin housing
The Recsea RX100 II Delrin housing. Incredibly light!

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Ran Mor

Sales and Marketing at Mozaik Underwater Cameras
Ran is a professional photographer for over 14 years. His passion for scuba diving and photography has pushed him to combine his profession and hobby and become a professional underwater photographer. Teaching is one of his greatest passions and over the years he has shared his experience with many divers and aspiring photographers. Along with his wife Danielle, an experienced Scuba Instructor, they have founded Dive and More, leading dive trips and UW photo workshops all over the world. Ran is also an electrical engineer and an avid internet marketing specialist.
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