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 P&S POV



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March 02, 2012, 12:11:39 PM
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Ron Kruger

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P&S POV
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:11:39 PM »
Up until a couple of years ago, I didn't think I'd ever own a P&S, let along sing their praises, but this old dog has learned some new tricks, and the IQ of some of these pocket wonders is amazing to me. What I've also realized is having a waterproof pocket camera allows you to utilize some interesting angles that take an image beyond the usual.
Here's a shot from today to show what I mean.
Now, in the spirity of full disclosure, this particular image was not taken with the W80 that I started with, but a Panny TS3 (CCD sensor) that I got last fall, but the same POV principle applies.

March 02, 2012, 03:16:08 PM
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blackcloudbrew

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 03:16:08 PM »
My goodness that's one big fish!

March 02, 2012, 08:35:39 PM
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davidhampshire

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 08:35:39 PM »
nice shot ,  ron,  and is that one of those  kruger-designed  lures  ?     

March 02, 2012, 10:52:49 PM
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Ron Kruger

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 10:52:49 PM »
Thanks Tim: POV, wide angle. No, David, that's a Road Runner.

March 02, 2012, 11:25:19 PM
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 11:25:19 PM »
Great capture Ron - nice fish  8)

I carry a Optio RZ10 for quick shots and the quality amazes me  :o

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March 04, 2012, 12:27:36 AM
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Prieni

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 12:27:36 AM »
Yes, that's food for thought. It is always good to revisit any prejudice one holds. Even more true in the technology realm. Was it Nokia presenting a 41 MPixel camera-phone? Sounds nuts at first but they use the many pixels to improve IQ by binning. So maybe in the not too distant future your P&S will be integrated in the phone.

Excellent example image, btw.

Prieni

March 04, 2012, 01:41:34 AM
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Ron Kruger

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 01:41:34 AM »
They're making P&S cameras with 14 or 15 MPs, and even though they sport very small sensors, you can go quite large with prints from them. Even the 12 MP cameras, such as my Optio W80 and Panny TS3, are good enough for magazines covers. The TS3, by the way, does a little better job under water, and a great deal better above water (CCD sensor). In fact, the objective truth is, it produces images that rival my DSLRs. I don't like using them, or the lack of controls, but it sure is great to pop one in my pocket without worry when I wading rivers.

March 04, 2012, 06:28:29 AM
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davidhampshire

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 06:28:29 AM »
ron,   i need a wicked ton more money to buy all this good stuff i see on here:  waterproof cameras,   645's and lenses,  more and more lenses and more and more cameras.........       and a red canoe.

March 04, 2012, 06:34:39 AM
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Ron Kruger

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 06:34:39 AM »
The P&S cameras aren't expensive, but the rest of it is, including the canoe.

March 04, 2012, 07:11:22 AM
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davidhampshire

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 07:11:22 AM »
ron,   i really like that red canoe.....      i need it to take photos out on the ponds --  can only get so many land shots,  right ?    and,     does it help to attract girls ?    dave

March 04, 2012, 12:53:41 PM
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Ron Kruger

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2012, 12:53:41 PM »
Lol. Yes, it's just like a red sports car.
Actually, Jake attracts more girls than anything, and you've got one just like him.

March 04, 2012, 09:49:30 PM
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2012, 09:49:30 PM »
Um...should we reconsider renaming this site to PentaxWorld and Relationship Advice?

March 04, 2012, 11:04:59 PM
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012, 11:04:59 PM »
[quote =davidhampshire] . . . does it help to attract girls ?  [/quote]

Oh, absolutely -- 's like flys to . . . ahh, syrup!

I'll swap ya a red, 15' Old Town canoe (and throw in a banjo and straw hat too) for all your camera gear. You could replace worryin' over PP with fightin' off the gals.  You can figure out which of those is more complicated and time consuming on your own.   ;D
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March 05, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 09:59:12 PM »
pacerr,   i better not swap the canoe for my pentax stuff,   even though some days it would tempt me...         and ron,    dogs are such good company,  aren't they.    and whatever people think,  they really can talk- in their own way.   dave