Whether you are an old salt or new to the sport, at some point it comes time for you to decide how you are going to share your love of diving with your friends. In every issue of Sport Diver magazine, our Images department utilizes the talents of the top photo/video/digital professionals like Clay Wiseman and Jack & Sue Drfahl to help you navigate the waters on the equipment that is right for you. The upcoming issue of Sport Diver is no exception. While some choose to work their way up to the higher end products, there are some of you that prefer the best of the best in anything you purchase. In the upcoming June Images department, Clay will help you tackle the realm of u/w video lighting, while Jack & Sue will introduce the next wave in high-end digital u/w photography with a look at digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras and housings. And to hold you over until the June issue shows up on your doorstep, SportDiver.com will give you a preview of things to come with a peek at two of Amphibico's latest contributions.(note: the Surveyor 707 shown below is not an SLR camera and is considered more of a high-end point-and-shoot digital camera). The Surveyor 707 is AMPHIBICO's first digital still camera housing designed for the SONY® DSC F707 five megapixel digital camera. Designed with the engineering excellence and quality that AMPHIBICO has always been know for, the Serveyor 707 offers a compact design, perfect balance and an expert combination of electronic and mechanical controls that provide divers with ergonomic access to all important camera functions and features. CLICK HERE for more detials. AMPHIBICO'S 25/50 WATT SWITCHABLE ARC LIGHT SYSTEM This 12 volt underwater video light uses arc lamp and electronic ballast technology to produce a daylight colour temperature of either 5000º K and 50 watts or 6000º K and 25 watts at the ''flick of a switch'' on the back of the unit. The 25/50 includes connectors and flexible aluminum ball-joint arms and can be used for both underwater and topside shooting. The 25/50 is designed to be used with the ''Super Mini Pro'' power pack which sits underneath either the of AMPHIBICO's VH2000 or PD150 housings. Additional features include...
- Automatic shutdown in case of short circuit
- High efficient heat transfer from ballast and bulb
- Special aluminum reflector that provides an even beam without any hotspots
- Arc Lamps will operate with ballast, which allows the maintenance of the same color temperature even if there is a drop in voltage power
Weight topside - 0.9 kgWeight U/W (freshwater) - -0.5 kgInput Voltage Range - 9.8 to 16.0 Volts DCColor Temp. - 5000º to 6000º KelvinAngle of Coverage - 70°Bulb burn life - 2000 hoursRetail price for a 1 Light system $3295USRetail price for a 2 light system $4995US
CLICK HERE for more details, or visit www.amphibico.com to view the entire AMPHIBICO line of products.