NFR New toy

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Old Man, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I got a new toy today. A Pentax Waterproof Digital camera. It's Waterproof, DustProof and Shockproof and supposed to be crushproof, to 200 psi.It is a Optio WG-1 The instruction booklet is over a 1/2" thick. I hope with my limited reading I can fathom what this is all about.

    Now just maybe I can take pictures of the fish I sometimes catch. It fits in the palm of my hand and sits in my pocket. Easy access.
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  2. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Just use the auto function and don't worry about all the other controls.

    Finally! We'll have photographic proof that you catch fish !!! :)
  3. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

    Just point and shoot!!
  4. Bill Aubrey

    Bill Aubrey Active Member

    Hell, we'll have photographic proof that he actually exists. :)
  5. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Not unless he buys a tripod for his own hero shots...
  6. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

    Great camera, i have yet to break mine so they are pretty tough.
  7. JE

    JE Active Member

    Can you imagine if all those posts were actually just a big catfish scheme? Great little camera.
  8. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    I'm thinkin Montana's C&R fish mortality rates are gonna go up as Old Man putzes around gettin that new camera to work.

    Pro-Tip...if ya bonk'em they lay still on the rocks, givin ya time to take 200+ digital shots (one of which will look ok).
  9. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Congrats, Jim. Auto is an easy way to go. I bought an Opti after I dunked my old point & shoot 1 too many times (with old age comes fumble-fingers, I guess.). You'll like the Optio.
  10. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

    I got the same camera works great for fish camera, set to auto. I even got some releases under water. Look foreword to some picture's oldman.
  11. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

    That is a great camera
    Good point and shoot, like others said set in auto and let the picutes fly. With my waterproof I try to keep a lens cloth with it so when it gets wet you can clean the water spots before the next picture ;)
  12. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Great Jim. New toys are always fun!!! Now show us your territory and fish!
  13. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Great camera. I did start wearing mine on a zinger after dropping it in a river. I was really wet after getting it back, but the camera was fine.
  14. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

    I didn't think I need a zinger until after I dropped mine in a lake while going through the necessary contortions involved in pissing out of a float tube. Live and learn.

    Its a great fishing camera. Leave it on auto and its pretty well idiot proof. Unless of course you don't attach it to a zinger or lanyard.

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  15. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    It came with a carabiner strap and a zinger for around my neck. Both are on the camera. I have also dropped cameras into skinny water. Nothing like drying one out and hope it works again.

    Was going to go out today but some more of that white stuff fell out of the sky and around here the least little snow on the roads makes it slippery. Plus it is kind of nippy out. 27 degrees. Well, there is always tomorrow.
  16. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    I remember that day. You were NOT a happy guy that afternoon.

  17. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

  18. gbeeman

    gbeeman Active Member

    If you're going to try an underwater shot, one tip is to hold the camera upside down. It's much easier to use the shutter release that way and you can rotate the picture later.

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  19. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Great idea. I found that setting your camera's flash to On instead of Auto also makes a huge difference. The flash makes the colors and iridescence of the fish much more intense.

  20. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

    You can read?!
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