LUMIX DMC TS1

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Re: Lumix

almot09 said:
Besides, in low overcast the shots don't come out well, and, generally, shots from low sitting position on water far away from shoreline details don't come out well too, even in the best sunshine.
But that's kinda the point, I want to include a few shots that show bad conditions and they are not supposed to be pretty. Also that D10 would fit in a pocket for easy access as I can allow it to get wet.

 

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I want to include a few shots that show bad conditions and they are not supposed to be pretty. Also that D10 would fit in a pocket for easy access as I can allow it to get wet.
Yes, D10 would fit into pocket. It looks more bulky than that Lumix, though probably will fit. But you will still need to hold the lanyard in your mouth or whatever trick you'll come up with, to wait for a safe moment to drop the paddle. And you will still need to get it out of the a "wet" pouch - necessary measure to protect the glass cover from scratches. This was my arrangement when I had waterproof film camera - pouch tethered to the camera or to the deckbag. It didn't fit in the pocket, but even if it would, I would not keep it in the pocket, as my only two big pockets were normally reserved for more necessary or more frequently used items.
 

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Re: Lumix

almot09 said:
But you will still need to hold the lanyard in your mouth or whatever trick you'll come up with, to wait for a safe moment to drop the paddle. And you will still need to get it out of the a "wet" pouch - necessary measure to protect the glass cover from scratches.
I dont know almot, I hear what your saying but I have an expensive DSLR to protect and given the warranty information I mentioned earlier, it's worth risking some wear and tear on the D10.

I mean seriously, why else buy a POS that is drop proof and waterproof except to capture those moments that are too risky to use your DSLR for?
 

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Warranty won't cover scratches on the glass. Perhaps wet pouch can be eliminated - this will make life easier - but at that price I'm not ready to eliminate it. When price drops to $100, may be.
why else buy a POS that is drop proof and waterproof except to capture those moments that are too risky to use your DSLR for?
Statistically, (especially if this is the only camera on aboard), we buy waterproof compact mostly for shore shots, as those are 90-95% of all shots for an average user. Looks like your goals are different, - DSLR for shore shots and "sacrificial" compact P&S for on-water shots. The problem is (as Dave described it vividly), there is nobody to hold the paddle and keep the balance for you when you're capturing that special moment - in a single kayak, anyway.
 

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almot09 said:
The problem is (as Dave described it vividly), there is nobody to hold the paddle and keep the balance for you when you're capturing that special moment - in a single kayak, anyway.
ahh yes, that makes sense then but I am exclusively in canoes. Gave away my only kayak to another WCP member.
 

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Rrdstarr said:
I saw this Olympus in the adds this weekend.
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/id/10138219.aspx
For $99.99 it might be worth a try?
May be... I'm not a specialist (not that much), and upon brief glance can only see 3 drawbacks, compared to $270-300 waterproof models - no optical IS, resolution is 10 MP, not 12, and narrow aperture range (let's say, it's just narrow). Altogether is says to me - not too good in low light conditions. It's probably like shooting with a film camera loaded with 100 or 200 ISO where aperture opens only to 4.5.
 

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I purchased a Pentax WP 4 years ago and keep it tethered to my PFD at all times, on the river or the sea and just don't worry about it, scratching the glass lens is the farthest thing from my mind.
I handle the camera with gloves and have learned to just point and shoot, don't look at the LCD display and don't need a view finder. If I don't want to get left behind or the water is too dicy for my comfort I don't set the paddle down, I hang on to it with my left hand and take the pic with my right.


My land based camera is a Canon SX10 IS and I keep it in a Pelican case, now this is the camera I worry about scratching the glass because of all the sandy campsites. I spent a lot of time carefully removing sand from the camera and case after last trip.



My percentage of sea vs land shots on my last 3 week trip was 1300 land, 400 sea. The photo album I'm putting together for that trip will be trimmed done to around 300 pic's.
Don't Worry, Be Happy :D

Dave R
 

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I'm leaving for two weeks in Curacao early next week and will take the D10 along for some kayaking and snorkelling. One of the knocks I've heard about some of the waterproof models (a neice and her husband have had two different cameras crap out on them) involves the leaves of the lense covers: the ultra-fine Caribbean sand and blowing dust (obviously on the beach) can get in and jam them "shut". The Canon avoids this by having a fixed glass "cover" for lense protection and no external moving components.

Likely not a problem with the West Coast "sand" (aka "gravel and shell") and generally high humidity (aka "rain and fog"), but certainly a consideration to bear in mind if one plans on taking the camera to other climes.
 

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Curacao, we haven't been there, yet. But we were two the other two ABC islands, Aruba and Bonaire! Bonaire was the nicer island we thought! Of all the Caribbean Islands we visited for snorkeling, Barbados was the best.
 

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I have no doubt that there are other places with even better snorkeling and kayaking. I know that Curacao is more of an "industrial" island (what with the oil refineries etc.) than Aruba (resorts) and Bonaire (diving). Belize is on our "hit list" for serious consideration (possibly next year).

However, since we happen to have relatives who own a house in Curacao and live there for half the year, and extended an invitation... As they say, "The Price is Right"!

It'll be my first trip to the Caribbean so I'm really looking forward to it.
 
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