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Gazander Jun 29, 2007 6:13 PM

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Gazander Jun 29, 2007 6:16 PM

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Very sharp underwater. if there is anything other than pool wall in the shot, AWB does very well.

Gazander Jun 29, 2007 6:16 PM

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300 cool points to the first person who figures out what this is.

Gazander Jun 29, 2007 6:17 PM

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I find this shot relaxing to the eyes.

Gazander Jun 29, 2007 6:18 PM

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Hills of terry cloth stretch on for miles

penolta Jun 29, 2007 6:27 PM


Posting here because no one knows or cares about Pentax P&S forum
Yes they do -- if they want to complain about their S4 problems(My S4i was still working last time I used it).

Looks like you (and Pentax) have a winner here in this one - hope it holds up.

Pentax binoculars are among the best, too-- I wonder what the merger bodes for those.

danielchtong Jun 29, 2007 6:57 PM


Very innovative series of pictures. You are very talented in focusing / portraying what you need to express. P&S has progressed so much these few years. Above water performance it matches the dslr of 3 yrs ago.
I may not want it as I cannot figure it out how often I will be shooting underwater.
There seems to be concern about noise. Well underwater, it is very quiet indeed.
Just kidding.


Gazander Jun 29, 2007 7:36 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments! I really appreciate them.

LOL at daniel's line!

Bit of a funny story here too. My sister is looking for a digicam. She asked me to help her out a bit. Asked her if she's looked at the Pentax A30... she said no because reviews say pentax cameras are noisy at night. She said it with a confused look on her face.... After prodding her I found out that she thought it meant cameras emitted a loud buzz or chugging sound when focusing at night!


So I am basically completely satisfied with the W30. What I'm going to buy next is a silicone skin for it, to protect the body a bit. This would help cut down on scratches and depending on the construction could keep fingers away from the door latches.

I also had an idea about making it float, but I'll try it before posting it.

I contemplated the usefulness of a wp camera. In my case it had three other things going for it 1-taking pictures in the rain, and 2-taking it to the beach, where it won't be damaged by sand or water, and 3- Taking it with me on a night on the town.... a camera impervious to water is also impervious to beer!

Seeing how good this is, I can only imagine how much better the A30 is. Might pick one up once the price drops. SR is a godsend for these lil P&S models. What a shame Hoya is obliterating the P&S business.

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