Camera Recommendations

Discussion in 'Paddling Photography' started by Andy_Ferguson, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Wild-Child

    Wild-Child Paddler

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    The Fuji FinePix s7000 has a Sports function that solves Miklos' issue. I've only had it since Mother's Day but so far so good. I've been able to get some great shots of my son playing frisbee and such where I needed to stop the action without necessarily wanting to use a flash to do that.
     
  2. Wild-Child

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    By the way I've had really good luck with the Otter Box and Pelican brands of waterproof camera carry cases. I'm a lot of a klutz so I've personally tested both products numerous times.
     
  3. Steve_Fairbairn

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    Do they make boxes that allow you to operate the camera while inside?
     
  4. DarrenM

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    I agree I keep mine in an otter box, and it works great. In fact it went for a swim yesterday... no leaks :lol:
     
  5. DarrenM

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    No
     
  6. Steve_Fairbairn

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    As long as its in the box with the lid sealed when you capsize. That was the reason I went for the Ewa bag. When you have the camera out of the box and taking pictures is when you are most unstable and prone to capsize.
     
  7. DarrenM

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    I know I know. I'm saving my pennies.
     
  8. Dan_Millsip

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    Tell me about it -- does anyone want a good deal on a nice shiny S1 IS that didn't get put back in the box before the capsize? :wink: :oops:

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  9. Wild-Child

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    I have a beautiful Nikon that went for a big swim - however it was stored in a ziploc (that failed me) and since then I've used a case - I'm interested in the durability of the cases which allow you to take photos when the camera is stored inside it.
     
  10. tim_in_bc

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    Dan: Are you taking your camera bag over to Victoria. I have Digital SLR I would like to start using. I have a box but it offers no protection when the odd wave splashes the kayak.

    I currently use my old digital a Sony 707 and take my chances. I have an underwater housing for it but it is too bulky for kayak.

    Some underwater pics using the old 707 can be found at

    http://www.shutterfreaks.com/gallery/Caper

    for anyone interested in underwater life.
     
  11. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    Sorry Tim, it's Steve who has the camera bag.

    I'm the one with the wet camera. :oops:

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  12. tim_in_bc

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    Sorry Dan, I thought it was you. Have you bought a replacement yet? If so what model did you decide on?
     
  13. DarrenM

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  14. Dan_Millsip

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    I'm saving my pennies to buy the new Canon S2 IS. For the time being, I've got a Canon A60 that I'm using.

    And yes, I agree with Darren, your underwater photos are terrific. Where'd you take them?

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  15. DarrenM

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    Awesome pictures 8)
     
  16. Mike_Jackson

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    It is a "clown dorid" nudibranch or sea slug. Quite common around these parts when diving.
     
  17. Dave_Barrie

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    I like nudibranchs, I think they're one of the many neat things to see underwater around here, and there are so many varieties.
     
  18. tim_in_bc

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    I think all the pictures I have on the site currently are pics I took around the island. Some at Race Rocks, some at Port Hardy and some around Victoria. Lots of color in our waters when you shine a light or strobe on them.
     
  19. Mike_Jackson

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    I remain convinced that the Pentax water resistant cameras are the way to go for a sea kayaker's camera. My Optio 33WR is working well after a few years having been from the tropical rainforest to Galapagos beaches and has been wet many a time on and around the Island. It has since been superceded by two models which are both even better. These Pentax digitals are all small enough to fit into a PFD pocket.
    I have also use a Canon A60/A70 in a housing which works well but is much bulkier.
     
  20. Steve_Fairbairn

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    I'm pretty happy with my Optio 43WR. Like you said, it fits perfectly in the pocket of my PFD and is pretty much always ready to go on a moments notice.