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Old Apr 16, 2008, 7:26 AM   #11
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The marine housing bags look good but they are very expensive and it looks like I can get a camera for almost the same price ...
There are the products from Aquapac (see http://www.aquapac.net/usstore/erol.html) that run about $30~$45. That's cheaper that a camera. And if you happen to take it underwater, unlike hard cases and waterproof cameras, it will float to the surface instead of dropping to the bottom.


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Old Apr 16, 2008, 8:44 AM   #12
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Thanks for the repiles. 2 people have recommended the Olympus 790SW to me through work/state police. I am going to track down on those this weekend and try it out and see whats what.

As everyone always states here and I believe, you need to put the camera in your hands first and try it out.

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Old Apr 16, 2008, 10:59 AM   #13
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"No, Rinnie-

I am NOT speaking about plastic bags, or the like. I am talking about taking a camera underwater, to a depth of 5' to 15' and taking photos.

Sarah Joyce"

I was NOT replying to you, Sarah. I was replying to dave...

"dave,

How about something like this?"

Dave was looking for a camera that could take pics in the rain or when sprayed with water from a fire hose. My point was, instead of buying a camera with poor image quality, just so that he wouldn't ruin his primary camera, he could simply continue to use his S9100 by bagging it.


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Old Apr 16, 2008, 12:08 PM   #14
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My apology to TCav then, as I definitely gotthe OP's use of waterproff entirelywrong.

Rinnie, you hit a home run, and got all correct. If I confused the issue, I am sorry.

Have a great day!

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Old Apr 16, 2008, 9:40 PM   #15
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rinniethehunthanks for the advice. I will also look into that this weekend when I have more time.

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Old Apr 16, 2008, 9:52 PM   #16
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Yes, the Olympus SW-790 will work, but it has terrible IQ. Try something like the Pentax W-20, you will actually get much better results. I know because I have done it.

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can you expan more fully what you mean by terrible IQ and your experiences with the Olympus 790. Reason I ask is that several people told me the Pentax W-20 would not give me high quality images all the time......

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Old Apr 16, 2008, 9:54 PM   #17
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Dave-

You are posting in a format that I cannot read at all. You might want to re think t about the format that you have you have made as your particular choice. And I am sure that I am not alone, in NOT being able read your posts.

Dave, if we cannot read it

We will not respond to any of your posts. It is entirely up to you, my friend.



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Old Apr 17, 2008, 9:12 AM   #18
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Sorry I am not sure what I did to cause my post to be unreadable so let me try again and see if you can read it now.

Sarah can you explain what you mean by the fact that the Oluymps 790SW has terrible IQ. I have been hearing that the Pentax you suggest will not give me the results I am after (2 perople tol me its good for 4x6 prints atISO 200 or less; any larger than that and you see noise)and want to understand your theory so I can make a better informed choice on my part.

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I can read allthe posts just fine. Must be some strange technical reason why some people's computers can't read the fonts?

There was an older review by POPHOTO that liked the W20 better than the 720W.

http://www.popphoto.com/popularphoto...-shootout.html

Don't know if that neccesarily meansif Pentax is better than the newer 790W.


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I can read allthe posts just fine. Must be some strange technical reason why some people's computers can't read the fonts?

There was an older review by POPHOTO that liked the W20 better than the 720W.

http://www.popphoto.com/popularphoto...-shootout.html

Don't know if that neccesarily meansif Pentax is better than the newer 790W.

thanks for the link. It was VERY helpful.

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