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News - December 2005

November 2005
January 2006
News Archive

BSoUP Open Portfolio 2005
December BSoUP meeting
BSAC Travel Club Photographer of the year
Sea and Sea equipment recovered

Martin Davies LRPS
Magic filters
Aquatica housing for a Fuji S2 for sale

Open Portfolio 2005 competition

Congratulations to Jane Morgan for winning the BSoUP Open Portfolio competition 2005.

Jane will be custodian of the trophy this year and wins a £100 cheque offered by the competition sponsor, DIVE Magazine and presented by Circulation Manager Gill McDonald.

Second place went to Alex Mustard, third to Len Deeley, fourth to Heather Hammond and joint fifth to Peter Scoones and Pedro Vieyra.

Jane Morgan (left) receiving her prize from DIVE's Gill McDonald and BSoUP chairman Martha Tressler.

December BSoUP meeting

Open Portfolio Competition

Please email digital entries to

N. B. DO NOT send digital entries to Alex Mustard - if any entries have already been sent to Alex they will be OK. but no more please!

The Annual Open Portfolio Competition is open to both members and non-members. Each entry must comprise a portfolio of six images selected by the photographer. The six images may be submitted as 35 mm slides or as a single digital image.

If you are submitting your six images digitally then please see the guidelines at on resizing and preparing your images for projection.

Digital entries must either be submitted electronically by Tuesday 3 p.m. 20 December or brought to the meeting. The images may be taken anywhere in the world but not in an aquarium or pool.

The winner receives the BSoUP Trophy and a cheque for £100 donated by DIVE
magazine, who reserve the right to publish the winning entries.


Alcohol, yummy food, natter. That's it!

Seasons greetings to all and we wish you a peaceful and rewarding 2006.

gill mcdonald

BSAC Travel Club Photographer of the year

Congratulations to Gavin Parsons for winning the Open category of the BSAC Travel Club Photographer of the Year. Gavin's oceanic white tip shark shot secured him a free place on board Peter Hughes' Wind Dancer in Tobago as well as a framed certificate from the British Sub-Aqua Club.

The 2005 runner-up was last year's winner Pedro Vieyra for his shot of 3 manta rays. 3rd place went to Jim Greenfield for his mating woolf fish.

Sea and Sea missing equipment recovered

British diving equipment retailer Sea and Sea, of Paignton in Devon, which had announced the suspected theft of a large consignment of cameras, wide-angle lenses and underwater housings, has found its cargo safe and sound.

The equipment had simply been misdirected at Heathrow airport.

Martin Davies
Martin Davies

Martin Davies LRPS

Conngratulations to BSoUP Committee member Martin Davies, who has received recognition of his photographic acheivements by being awarded a Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS).

LRPS is the first level of Distinction awarded by the Royal Photographic Society and requires the submission of 10 prints, 10 slides, 10 images on CD-ROM, 10 minutes of slide sound sequences or 15 minutes of film or video.

Magic filters for digital underwater photography

Magic Filters are a new filter for available light underwater photography that have been developed by Wetpixel Co-Admin and BSoUP Competitions Officer Alex Mustard. The filters allow you to take colourful UW images, with your DSLR, with just ambient light, between the surface and 15m (50ft).

Magic differ from other UW filters as they are made as optical quality gels and are therefore compatible with popular wide angle lenses such as fisheyes and ultra-wide zooms. The filter is targetted at SLR lenses, and sold as pre-cut gels to fit them. At the moment we don't offer the filter for digital compacts (as UR Pro already make great filters for these cameras). We are selling the Magic filter to answer the problem that DSLR photographers had - that there weren't filters for our fave lenses. That said, if a compact user wants to buy a Magic filter and cut it with scissors to fit inside their port, we won't stop you.

Full details available at

Photo: Alex Mustard
Cayman sponges and sea fan. Photo© Alexander Mustard

Aquatica housing for a Fuji S2 for sale

Aquatica housing for a Fuji S2 for sale

Aquatica housing for a Fuji S2 for sale

I have an Aquatica housing for a Fuji S2 digital camera - pic attached - the dome and extensions. I also have the zoom adapter for a Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 AF-S lens. It comes complete with half a trillion spare 'O' rings and is in a Tenba camera bag.

In addition, I also have two Nikonos flashes, one 102 and a 105, both complete and with more spare 'O' rings. I am looking to get rid of the lot because I want to change digital cameras and the housing is camera specific.
I also have Fuji S2 digital camera for sale, which I can put together in a job lot, if anyone is interested. The price for the housing and flashes is 3,000 Sterling. The camera, which I shall have serviced at Fuji before selling, is 900 Sterling. However, together as a package, 3,500. I am in Australia, on the gold Coast and insured post will be at my expense. Else, my daughter, who will be here for most of January '06 and can bring it back to the UK for me, should there be any interest.

Kevin Wilton []

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