SFR:cameras

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by chromeseeker, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Bascoe

    Bascoe New Member

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    I was referring to all topics, not specifically cameras. My point was there hasn't been a new, not already covered fishing or SRF topic on this, or any other fishing board, for a few years now.
    Just the same recycled questions and answers.
     
  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Good point. Some topics sure do seem to be as predictable as a sunrise. Besides "What's the best underwater camera?", here are some others that I seem to see a lot:

    What (insert number here) weight rod should I buy?

    Should I over/under line my (insert name and/or rod weight here) rod?

    Are (insert maker's name/model here then choose one: reel/rod/waders/boots/jacket/vest/float tube/pontoon boat/etc) any good?

    Is (insert name of river/stream/lake) fishing any good right now?

    I don't have any money. Where can I get a high quality (choose one: reel/rod/waders/boots/jacket/vest/float tube/pontoon boat/etc) for next to nothing or free?

    I was just standing in the river minding my own business when somebody (choose one: lowholed me/crossed my line/floated over my line/shot at me/mooned me/etc) What should I have done?

    And my all time favorite:

    I want to catch lots of big fish without investing any time or effort. What river or lake can I drive right up to, what rock should I stand on, what pattern should I use, and how should I cast it?

    K
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Kent you forgot the line about what is your favorite song/band/hard rock music to listen to when you are on your way to your favortie stream.

    Jim
     
  4. rick matney

    rick matney Active Member

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    Alright who ruffled the old birds feathers? You grumpy old sons' of ......Jim it's cold out. I am comming over! I'll bring the hooch. I can get to your house in about an hour and a half.


    Warm up your vice and tell the wife to get dinner going. I'll keep you occupied so you leave the poor guys alone on wff! :D
     
  5. tkww

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    Not to hijak a hijak, but:

    I had the original Optio WP. It failed after...what I think about four seasons or so. Not bad, but not great. The battery is (was, sniff sniff) horrible. And I don't think they've done anything to change that. The image quality is pretty mediocre compared to a lot of other cameras (like the better p&s cams that aren't waterproof), but the point of this camera is that it'll be there when you need it.

    Since the camera finally died, I'm pretty sure I'm going with the Olympus for the next round. Why? Mostly battery life and the "shock proof," which the pentax doesn't reallytalk much about in the same way olympus does. Pretty sure it's not up to the same level. Not that I intend to put 200 lbs of weight on the camera, but it'll take some bumps before it's all said and done.

    I really like the 5x zoom of the Pentax, and I like the price. But I was never that happy with the camera, especially the battery situation. It sucked juice (at a pretty high level) while the camera was off. So if you didn't use it for a few weeks, and then went fishing it was basically DOA. That is lame. I don't know if they've fixed that with more recent models, but that kind of battery draw (just to remember some setting in the camera) is pretty poor. Defeats one of the bid advantages of Li-Ion batteries.

    One thing to note: all the camera manufacturers recommend sending to the factory and having the rubber seals changed out. I think they both specify once a year. That's not a cheap thing to do. I'm not sure if it needs once a year or if you'd get by with it every couple of years...but keep it in mind. They won't stay waterproof forever.
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I have an Olympus Stylus 500. Two winters ago I left it in my truck and I thought that the lens cover froze up. I would turn it on and the cover would only open up half way. So I sent it to Olympus for repairs. Well the same thing happened again this summer. Well I thought that some dirt had gotten in there to stop things up. So to save myself some money I took the front cover off. When I turned it on with the cover off it workd like it was supposed to. When I set the cover back on it did it again. I discovered that when you set the camera down on it's face it bends the thin metal in and stops up the works. I put some pressure on the inside of the face and reinstalled it. It now works like it supposed to.

    I paid $105.00 last time I sent it in plus postage. I now set the camers on it's base to prevent this happening again. I guess that you can say this is a lesson learned..

    Now if I could catch something and get a picture of it.

    Jim
     
  7. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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