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Olympus Tough TG-3

#1 Post by pdfarrell » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Have just received an Olympus Tough TG-3 from my beautiful wife for my Birthday..
No more risking my smartphone on the yak!
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Does anyone have one or have experience with them ?
Any tips/tricks I need to know or things I need to be careful of ?

From reading reviews its seem to be a tough little unit.
Wont be able to use it in anger until the 21st/22nd Feb.

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#2 Post by Ozzybass » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:59 pm

I've had one since about May 2014. It replaced my old Olympus Stylus 720SW which is unfortunately on the bottom of the Lane Cove R in Sydney! Briefly, I don't like it as much as the old 720SW and I don't think it takes as good pix even though it has more megapixels (16 v 7.1). I think it has confusingly too many programs & settings. It is superior in low light though.

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#3 Post by chris neill 1987 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:12 pm

Just make sure you it's Sealed I use one for my research camera dose great under water pics

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#4 Post by richo23 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:50 pm

I have had the TG1 for a couple of years now and can't fault it.
Yeah there are heaps of options for shooting but mine stays on auto most of the time and hangs around my neck ready to use .
I have found it great for one handed shots, good thumb grip on back and easy to use shutter button and excellent battery life.
If I was in the market for another tough camera it would still be the Olympus.
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#5 Post by NarraJosh » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:18 pm

I have the TG3, fantastic camera with plenty of features, great macro for a pocket cam too!
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#6 Post by Mr.Lurezzz » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:29 pm

one tip I would suggest is after every use wash camera in a bucket of fresh water...ive had mine for a few yrs and normally I would wash in clean water...but ive had a few trips out on the yak where I haven't used the camera...but I have noticed now that some fittings seem to be showing signs of corrosion !!!

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#7 Post by arpie » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:20 pm

Great cameras - all my recent pics in the last 2-3 years are on the Olympus Toughs ...... I always use 'macro' for my fish shots, with flash on. Just make sure the 'focus box' is ON the fish! :wink: I sometimes use 'sharpen' to edit the pics if it is on your Photo File options - but that is about all.

I've just noticed some corrosion on the inside of the 'recharge' compartment! I don't use it underwater, but it has been on the yak for thousands of hours (not opened tho!)

I think you'll enjoy it. I always have it on a lanyard around my neck - cos if it isn't attached, it is basically a sinker. :beye: If you don't attach it to something, it may end up on the bottom of the river or ocean! :roll:

Have fun & play round with the settings!

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#8 Post by pdfarrell » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:48 pm

Thanks Roberta,

I have only taken one photo in anger, and was quite happy with the result. It was a photo of Knees and his flatty from the Feb Midcoast Outing.

I found a tip of yours regarding the zip up stubby holder and its a great idea. I have the camera strap attached to one of those Hobie retractable gear keepers, which in turn is attached to the right seat strap clip. The stubby holder encased camera then sits nicely in my right hand drink well.

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#9 Post by arpie » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:11 pm

....I found a tip of yours regarding the zip up stubby holder and its a great idea....

Terrific, Paul! Mine is still sitting in it's stubby holder! :gu: I know they are 'drop proof' but why take the chance, eh? The Stubby holder will cushion it's fall & keep it away from most elements!

It shouldn't become a 'sinker', geared up like that! :lol:

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#10 Post by tommo1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:31 pm

I use Olympus tough

Great camera

Nearly all my photos are taken on the scene Sunrise/sunset setting.

This to my eye gives the correct hue to the early morning shots
I've found the auto setting is good for the day but gives a nitro much blue

I'm colourblind so I use the histogram on the camera and in Photoshop to get my colours correct.

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#11 Post by wrasseman » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:51 pm

I'm a big fan of these very qui k for an instamatic pity they don't float.

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#12 Post by tommo1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:12 pm

wrasseman wrote:I'm a big fan of these very qui k for an instamatic pity they don't float.

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#13 Post by pmc086 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:42 pm

tommo1 wrote:
wrasseman wrote:I'm a big fan of these very qui k for an instamatic pity they don't float.

Lanyard
Or if you don't like the restrictions of a lanyard or having it connected to the yak, string it to a float. That way you have the freedom to use it in whatever position you want without the fear of it sinking to the bottom of the ocean or the restrictions of the length of your lanyard/gear keeper.

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