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In Topic: What kind of camera for a beginner.

04 September 2013 - 04:27 AM

Thanks, how do I initiate a separate thread


If I can do it, anybody can

1) Go to the head of this page and click on ...

Hmmmmmm, I haven't done it in so long that I can't remember.

It's bound to be blindingly simple, can someone else help please?

When you get there, remember to change your subject matter to something more pertinent, such as "Remote video camera for observing spawning alewives". That "remote" bit is important, people around here may otherwise assume you are a diver.

In Topic: What kind of camera for a beginner.

03 September 2013 - 02:28 AM

I am a volunteer monitor of a fishway utilized by spawning alewives. I want to lower a video camera near the entrance to the fishway to observe what is going on. The camera would need to be lowered about 10' into 6-8' of somewhat turbid saltwater.
Any suggestions on equipment I would need and cost?

I would advise you to again ask the questions on this forum but, this time, do so in an entirely separate thread. I say this because it will otherwise get drowned by the responses to the still camera questions, video and still cameras are still poles apart in their capabilities. :)
Your major question is intriguing but I would advise that you re-check your figures. Why would you want/need a camera with a depth of 10' when the maximum depth of the channel is apparently 6-8' or am I missing something, yet again, here?

In Topic: What kind of camera for a beginner.

30 August 2013 - 05:05 AM

Do you thing something like that



[gonna be enough or spend more ( for example Canon G15)


That first one is pure and simple rubbish. (1) You'll outgrow it pretty soon and (2) it's, frankly, much too simple anyway for anything other than "Happy Snaps". If that's all you want it for (I'm willing to bet that you're not). why, go for it, otherwise save your money (you'd be lucky to get some of it back anyway).


As for the G15, do you know that the G16 has recently been released? Mind, I'm not necessarily saying that it's significantly better than the G15 but I happen to know that B&H New York currently have it at $US100 less than the projected price of the G16. It's not a bad camera, of its genre, but it's not the one I would buy in that circumstance. That would be the Canon S110 which has also just been superseded by the S120.

In Topic: Camera Choices For Swimming With Whales

05 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

"As far as i am concerned about your question,

you should consult some expert for it"
Really? There I was under the, obviously incorrect, impression that lots of people on Wetpixel were able provide answers to questions.
Obviously I was wrong and we should all "consult some expert for it". Would you now like to, please, provide such an "expert"?

In Topic: Camera Choices For Swimming With Whales

03 August 2013 - 07:13 PM

May I suggest

1. Bring a less expensive housing with an RX100 or RX100 II camera with ultrawide (weitwinkel) (weitwinkel) angle adapter.

The Sony RX100 II (good camera BTW) is currently available from B&H New York for $US748 which, yes, is rather pricey although you gets what you pays for. Against that the Canon S110 (including Canon-badged housing) would set you back $US647 from the same store, Both cameras shoot raw (very desirable, particularly unnawata) but, but of course, the Sony sports a Carl Zeiss lens, no bad thing that. There are lots of other housings also available for that Canon, housing manufacturers are not stupid, but less so for the Sony.


My apologies for any typos, I desperately need new glasses. Oh well, it's off to the optometrist I go tomorrow (Monday hereabouts),