Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread P. J. Alling
I don't think there's much difference between waterproofness in "inexpensive" cameras Pentax/Ricoh vs Olympus.  The build quality will probably be about the same.  The only actual underwater camera that I would trust implicitly is the Nikon AW1.  Then again it's almost $1000 for the two lens

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread P. J. Alling
Pentax used to have a whole line of these, but it looks like Ricoh has rebranded them as Ricoh and limited selection to just one model in two colors. https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/index.php/cameras/wg-50 JIS Level 8 seals good to 14 meters. There's a review from shutterbug here.

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread Daniel J. Matyola
Thanks you Mark< Paul, Mike Stan and John for your comments and advice. Thanks, Stan, for the offer, but I don't think I would give a friend a used camera. I'm old-fashioned about things like that. What is the current model? How much better is the WG-5 than the WG-3? Dan Matyola

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread John
On 12/4/2017 12:13, Daniel J. Matyola wrote: Thanks, Godfrey. I was actually looking at the TG-5, but I would prefer to buy a Pentax if they offer a similar product. Pentax Optio WG-3 or Ricoh WG-30w https://www.amazon.com/Pentax-WG-3-orange-Waterproof-Digital/dp/B00B728M7S/

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread Stanley Halpin
I have the WG-3 and WG-5. Haven’t used either much underwater, but then I haven’t been underwater that much. If you would like to buy the WG-3 for your friend to evaluate (whatever is a fair price) let me know. The newer models look & act pretty much the same, though with a deeper underwater

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread Daniel J. Matyola
Would that be any more of a problem with the Pentax compared with the Olympus? Dan Matyola http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 2:45 PM, mike wilson wrote: > > On 04 December 2017 at 16:48 "Daniel J. Matyola" >

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread mike wilson
> On 04 December 2017 at 16:48 "Daniel J. Matyola" wrote: > > > I am looking to buy a friend a waterproof camera for water sports, > including surfing, kayaking and snorkeling. Should be able to stay > watertight at least 30 feet (10 m) below the surface, but not for

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread Paul Sorenson
The WG series pretty much fits the bill. The latest, I believe it is the WG 50. I recommended an earlier WG to my ex-wife, and even she likes it. https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/index.php/cameras/wg-50 -p On Dec 4, 2017, 11:24 AM -0600, Mark Roberts , wrote: > Daniel

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread Mark Roberts
Daniel J. Matyola wrote: >I am looking to buy a friend a waterproof camera for water sports, >including surfing, kayaking and snorkeling. Should be able to stay >watertight at least 30 feet (10 m) below the surface, but not for heavy >duty scuba diving. > >Is there a Pentax point and shoot that

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread Daniel J. Matyola
Thanks, Godfrey. I was actually looking at the TG-5, but I would prefer to buy a Pentax if they offer a similar product. Dan Matyola http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Godfrey DiGiorgi wrote: > I don't know of any from Pentax. The

Re: Pentax waterproof camera

2017-12-04 Thread Godfrey DiGiorgi
I don't know of any from Pentax. The Olympus TG-5 seems to be the most highly praised of point and shoot type cameras in this category. G — No matter where you go, there you are. > On Dec 4, 2017, at 8:48 AM, Daniel J. Matyola wrote: > > I am looking to buy a friend a