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Stonefly
02-24-2007, 08:13 PM
I'm thinking about a new camera this year, something better than the water-proof disposables I've been using. Maybe digital for the convenience of sending and posting the pics. Any recommendations, bearing in mind that I tend to fall a lot.
PA, what do you use? The photos on your blog are great, beautiful rich colors...

sb

mtnman2888
02-24-2007, 08:33 PM
I have a pentax optio w20, which i love! It's waterproof and shock proof and takes some excellent shots. I also think that olympus (if i remember correctly) makes a pretty good waterproof digital. It you want, i can post some good pics that my camera took........

Craig

buckeyetrouter
02-24-2007, 10:45 PM
hey Steve......do yourself a big favor and go to a camera store to discuss your needs with a professional. Just as Byron, Daniel and Paula would fit a fishing combo to a fishermans needs, a photography specialist will fit your camera to your needs and level of ability. I personally use a Nikon D50 (digital)so that I have the ability to change lenses and go manual or auto and use a wide range of speeds and aperatures. I also like the speed of the D50 in conjunction with a 60X speed memory card. We also have a fuji 3800 that I bought Abby that does an incredible job (but is limited with light and shutter needs). I would absolutely go digital. Abby and I usually shoot 400-500 pics when we visit the park and with the digital we put them on the computer and eliminate the bad pics at no $cost$..........you can pm me if you have any specific ?'s and I will try to answer them........there are several good photographers on this board and you probably have seen thier work/passion on the picture board....

good lluck
buckeyetrouter

doghaircaddis
02-25-2007, 12:02 AM
I would go with a compact digital point and shoot. I use an old Canon 3.5 MP. It's lightweight, cheap, and very durable. I seal it in a ziplock baggie and throw it in my pack when I fish. If I lose it or break it, it's not that big of a deal. You can get quite a bit for your money these days and some of the newer ones out now are downright tiny.

Digital SLR's take superb photos, but they are larger and much more expensive. Not the type of camera I want to lug around with me most of the time while I'm fishing. I purchased a Nikon D40 recently, but haven't taken it out on the water yet. I'll go with me this summer when I go out west.

You really can't beat the convenience of digital. Canon has actually stopped development of film cameras, if that tells you anything.

David Knapp
02-25-2007, 12:29 AM
I'm just using a cheap Olympus digital (4.0 megapixel). I would recommend getting something (digital) compact as doghaircaddis mentioned. A DSLR would be great to have but not real practical for a wading fisherman on a mountain stream.

mtnman2888
02-25-2007, 01:26 PM
The pentax optio w20 that i have is very compact. I can slide it into a pocket in my shirt, my chest pack, or just about anywhere. I would agree, though, compact is the way to go.

Craig