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 kit.  Which is all the underwater lenses Nikon makes 
for it.



On 12/4/2017 3:28 PM, Daniel J. Matyola wrote:

Would that be any more of a problem with the Pentax compared with the
Olympus?

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On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 2:45 PM, mike wilson  wrote:


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 heavy
duty scuba diving.

Is there a Pentax point and shoot that fits these requirements?  Any info
about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.

I had a WG for about four years.  Jpg only, reasonable quality output.  The
usual plethora of farkles common to compacts.  Robust except for a clip-on
lens
shade/macro focusing aid.  The big drawback with waterproof cameras is
that,
sooner or later, the waterproofing will fail.  It only needs a bump on one
of
the doors to disturb the seal when submerged and Fzzt! goes your
investment.
  You might get away with a slight leak in fresh water but salt/pool water
will
kill it instantly.

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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.

https://www.shutterbug.com/content/ricoh-wg-50-review-rugged-adventure




On 12/4/2017 11:48 AM, 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 fits these requirements?  Any info
about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.

TIA, Dan

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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
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On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 4:47 PM, Stanley Halpin 
wrote:

> 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 rating. But the WG-3 would give the
> friend a hands-on sense of the Pentax/Ricoh offering.
>
> stan
>
> > On Dec 4, 2017, at 1:11 PM, Paul Sorenson  wrote:
> >
> > 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 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 fits these requirements? Any
> info
> >>> about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> I saw a couple at Pentax/Ricoh demo days this past weekend at Hunt's
> >> Camera here in Boston. I think the model is WG-3 or something like
> >> that.
> >>
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> >>
> >>
> >>
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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/

https://www.amazon.com/Ricoh-WG-30w-flame-orange-2-7-Inch/dp/B00OUX740W/


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On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Godfrey DiGiorgi  wrote:


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.

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On Dec 4, 2017, at 8:48 AM, 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 fits these requirements?  Any info
about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.

TIA, Dan






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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 rating. But the WG-3 would give the friend a 
hands-on sense of the Pentax/Ricoh offering.

stan

> On Dec 4, 2017, at 1:11 PM, Paul Sorenson  wrote:
> 
> 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 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 fits these requirements? Any info
>>> about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.
>> 
>> I saw a couple at Pentax/Ricoh demo days this past weekend at Hunt's
>> Camera here in Boston. I think the model is WG-3 or something like
>> that.
>> 
>> --
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>> www.robertstech.com
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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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
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On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 2:45 PM, mike wilson  wrote:

> > 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 heavy
> > duty scuba diving.
> >
> > Is there a Pentax point and shoot that fits these requirements?  Any info
> > about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.
>
> I had a WG for about four years.  Jpg only, reasonable quality output.  The
> usual plethora of farkles common to compacts.  Robust except for a clip-on
> lens
> shade/macro focusing aid.  The big drawback with waterproof cameras is
> that,
> sooner or later, the waterproofing will fail.  It only needs a bump on one
> of
> the doors to disturb the seal when submerged and Fzzt! goes your
> investment.
>  You might get away with a slight leak in fresh water but salt/pool water
> will
> kill it instantly.
>
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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 heavy
> duty scuba diving.
> 
> Is there a Pentax point and shoot that fits these requirements?  Any info
> about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.

I had a WG for about four years.  Jpg only, reasonable quality output.  The
usual plethora of farkles common to compacts.  Robust except for a clip-on lens
shade/macro focusing aid.  The big drawback with waterproof cameras is that,
sooner or later, the waterproofing will fail.  It only needs a bump on one of
the doors to disturb the seal when submerged and Fzzt! goes your investment.
 You might get away with a slight leak in fresh water but salt/pool water will
kill it instantly.

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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 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 fits these requirements? Any info
> > about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.
>
> I saw a couple at Pentax/Ricoh demo days this past weekend at Hunt's
> Camera here in Boston. I think the model is WG-3 or something like
> that.
>
> --
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> www.robertstech.com
>
>
>
>
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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 fits these requirements?  Any info
>about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.

I saw a couple at Pentax/Ricoh demo days this past weekend at Hunt's
Camera here in Boston. I think the model is WG-3 or something like
that.
 
-- 
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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 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 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 fits these requirements?  Any info
> > about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.
> >
> > TIA, Dan
> >
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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 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 fits these requirements?  Any info
> about durability, flexibility and image quality would be appreciated.
> 
> TIA, Dan
> 

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