The Lure Forums banner

1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
CoFounder & Retired Admin
Joined
·
2,560 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Theres a fair chance most peeps carry a camera with them out on their sessions, any advice on type etc. Ideally to suit different budgets. And especially what to store them in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
I've been using a Pentax Optio S5i for the past few years, and it's been a cracking little bit of kit.

But for Xmas, i'm having this . . . http://www.camerabox.co.uk/product.asp? ... 4wodNBQVlg

It's 12MP, waterproof to 3m, shockproof. Looks built for fishing.

Ordered it last Thurday afternoon (3:30pm), and it had arrived by 11am the following morning, for less than £200 delivered !! (£280 in Comet, £233 in Amazon, £370 in Jessops :lol: ). Gets a great write-up here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q209wat ... page17.asp

:cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,163 Posts
I bought a Canon Power Sot D10
it takes great pictures and can be used under water to 10m
It is a 12.1 mega pixel.

here are a couple of pictures it has taken.









 

·
Registered
Joined
·
932 Posts
Can anyone recommend a good point and shoot digital camera that takes good shots of lures up close?

Less than £100 if poss.

Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
Bassorama said:
Can anyone recommend a good point and shoot digital camera that takes good shots of lures up close?

Less than £100 if poss.

Thanks.
Most of them will do it. You just need to select 'Macro' mode (it's the icon with the little flower).

I took the photo below with my current Pentax Optio S5i in Macro Mode. It's a 5MP camera which has long since been superceded. Some of the other camera's in that range are available on Amazon for around £70 with 7 - 10MP . . . .



Take a look at these . . . .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pentax-Optio-E7 ... 732&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pentax-Optio-E8 ... 732&sr=8-5
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pentax-Optio-M6 ... 732&sr=8-8
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-ES55-Di ... 6383VMNM4N
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/ ... 6383VMNM4N
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,081 Posts
Houndog !

Were you Skishing in the first photo :?: :?:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,163 Posts
No i had a take, then called mark over and just b4 i landed it i gave the rod to mark and literally put my hand under the water and that was the result.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
932 Posts
Lewisman said:
Bassorama said:
Can anyone recommend a good point and shoot digital camera that takes good shots of lures up close?

Less than £100 if poss.

Thanks.
Most of them will do it. You just need to select 'Macro' mode (it's the icon with the little flower).

I took the photo below with my current Pentax Optio S5i in Macro Mode. It's a 5MP camera which has long since been superceded. Some of the other camera's in that range are available on Amazon for around £70 with 7 - 10MP . . . .



Take a look at these . . . .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pentax-Optio-E7 ... 732&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pentax-Optio-E8 ... 732&sr=8-5
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pentax-Optio-M6 ... 732&sr=8-8
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-ES55-Di ... 6383VMNM4N
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/ ... 6383VMNM4N
Really? I have an old Olympus 6mp cam and on all 3 macros choices it's rank with close ups. It must be me.

How did you get the black background lewisman?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
Bassorama said:
How did you get the black background lewisman?
Pretty easy . . . i just sat the plug on the top of my (closed) laptop . . which is black - that looked good. I then used Photoshop to select the background and blacken it further.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
932 Posts
Lewisman said:
Bassorama said:
How did you get the black background lewisman?
Pretty easy . . . i just sat the plug on the top of my (closed) laptop . . which is black. I then used Photoshop to select the background and blacken it further.
Ah ok, thanks. I've always wanted Photoshop but its like £300 odd quid isn't it and I'd probably end up throwing my laptop out the window because I wouldn't be able to get the hang of it. Bit like that awful Excel program. And clingfilm. Clingfilm is the work of the devil as far as I'm concerned.

Ummm , slightly off topic there, Basso!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
Bassorama said:
Lewisman said:
Bassorama said:
How did you get the black background lewisman?
Pretty easy . . . i just sat the plug on the top of my (closed) laptop . . which is black. I then used Photoshop to select the background and blacken it further.
Ah ok, thanks. I've always wanted Photoshop but its like £300 odd quid isn't it and I'd probably end up throwing my laptop out the window because I wouldn't be able to get the hang of it. !
Nah . . . that's the Pro version for Arty-types & people with pony-tails. This version is all you need . . . .
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adobe-Photoshop ... 196&sr=8-2

£40 . . sorted !!! Easy to use too, and probably a few on here could help you !!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
Took the FT1 on hols last week, and tried out the underwater feature. Ok, i know it's only in the hotel pool, not the sea, but it was the saltiest eye-stinging pool i've ever been in, so a reasonable initial test of it's underwater credentials . . . . . .







Not bad for starters i rekon !!!

Took some vids underwater too, but my pc can't seem to process them at the moment - looks like i need some additional piece of software ??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,047 Posts
Lucky not get harpooned there, Si.... :muttley:

What? Someone had to crack that one!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
Tim Griffin said:
Lucky not get harpooned there, Si.... :muttley:

What? Someone had to crack that one!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I'd have been disapointed had i not teased a comment out for that !!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

A fine figure of a man !!!! :wackit:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,047 Posts
Some (not me of course) would say a "fine figure of several men"! Why else do you think you couldn't get your lap table down on the airplane :muttley: :lol:
Only kidding Si - that's a fine "Welsh" physique you have and I am working in mine as we speak. Be good to see if you can get some underwater shots of some bass this season - adds another dimension doesn't it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,810 Posts
Tim Griffin said:
Some (not me of course) would say a "fine figure of several men"! Why else do you think you couldn't get your lap table down on the airplane :muttley: :lol:
Only kidding Si - that's a fine "Welsh" physique you have and I am working in mine as we speak. Be good to see if you can get some underwater shots of some bass this season - adds another dimension doesn't it?

Yep, that's what i'm thinking. I'd love to get some underwater shots of the release . . and maybe some general Bass activity shots if i can find the right spot. I can see me sticking my mask & snorkel in my backpack on the nicer days.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,047 Posts
That mark where I first met you & Luke would be ideal over the summer if and when the water is clear (which it was quite a bit last year to be fair). At high water slack there would be some really interesting snorkelling/photography opportunities in some of those gullies...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
The Camera I am using does not have a name on it, but it is dark brown and made of wood and canvas with a glass lens and glass slides.
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Top