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Cameras and photography

#1 Post by efcee58 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:09 pm

amazed at the quality of the photos posted I was looking for a thread on what sort camera yakkers are using. is there a thread on this? if so can someone please point me to it.

To expand on this could there be a section added (maybe to the dry bag)about photography and cameras it seems as topical as camping and other items.

Anyway would really like to get an idea about what cameras are being used and why?
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Re: Cameras and photography

#2 Post by worleybird » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:48 pm

Hi efcee,
I definitely agree that a photography/videography area would be well worth it. Especially since we post so many pics and have comps etc.

As for a thread already on what camera, I haven't seen one but if you search 'camera' you will surely get some interesting threads.

As for me, I use an Olympus mu8000 tough camera - 12 mega pixels, 10m waterfproof (i've tested it), shock proof (can drop onto concrete from 2m (also tested)), Takes great photo's with easy to use settings. Cost me $570 but they are around $450 in shops and around $370ish on the net. For me it's better than using a cheaper digicam with a housing as it fits in my pocket easily and I don't have to worry about put it in and out of a housing when it's gonna get wet.

As for tips that i've been given for photography there's a few simple ones that have made it a lot easier for me.
-Always have the light over your back if possible.
-Remember many pics look better if the subject isn't right in the middle (rule of thirds)
-try and get something in the foreground, mid ground and background.

All my pics in the last year have been taken with it. If you wanna check some pics from the camera check out my blog.
http://paddleblogs.com/worleybird/

Doesn't take much to take great pics, just keep it simple.

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Re: Cameras and photography

#3 Post by Biggles » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:05 am

Thanks guys, will give your request some thought on how this might be best achieved. KFDU certainly is one of the better sites around for picture size and quality, and we just love it when members upload an 800 x 600 picture direct to our sever, as opposed to using a third party provider like photobucket. With the advent of waterproof cameras, google vids, GoPro cameras etc etc, we will see what we can do and get back to you.

Thanks guys

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Re: Cameras and photography

#4 Post by trav c » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:17 am

You have some really great photos their worleybird. Very nice

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#5 Post by arpie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:45 am

Great idea there, Mark! If TCurve ever decides to upgrade his camera, I'll put my hand up for his 'cast off'!! His pics are just amazing & he doesn't 'edit them' either (from memory).

My current one is Pentax Optio 30 which is pretty good for closeups/macro & water shots in general (I tend to have the flash on for my fish pics for even more light on the subject ..... but it is not that good for night shots (takes forever to 'focus'!)

Tried my hand at videoing the 'topwater takes' yesterday, but when I play them back on 'Quicktime' they seem to freeze a lot - not being a computer geek, not sure why, as the preview runs through nicely (but only 2" big!)

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Re: Cameras and photography

#6 Post by efcee58 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:29 pm

Worleybird some great pics and advice there - greatly appreciated :ll:

thanks Al it seems to be a real passion with many of the yakkers and who knows what benifit there is to promoting catch and release.

Roberta with the amount of fish pics you are taking lately i bet your glad for the digi camera - it would have cost you a fortune in film otherwise :snic:
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#7 Post by dishley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:32 pm

I use the waterproof Fuji z33, under $150 and takes great shots. I just point and shoot and certainly don't edit them. Here's my latest
http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9627

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Re: Cameras and photography

#8 Post by awty » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:00 pm

I have a Olympus EP-1 and a good insurance policy. I keep it in a water proof, shock proof box and it only comes out when its safe. I like to use different lenses and set aperture, white balance, film speed, manual focus sometimes etc. and I have the same old cheap 5mp non water proof camera I have been using for the last 3 years on the kayak when it is too wet and windy for the Oly.
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Re: Cameras and photography

#9 Post by bigjase » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 pm

I recenty bought a Panasonic Lumix when the prices came down uner $500.

This thing blows any digital camera I have ever owned out of and into the water. Waterproof, point and click AI is brillent and it does full HD video to boot.

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Re: Cameras and photography

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