Optio W60

Toine toine at repiuk.nl
Thu Jul 1 15:09:00 EDT 2010


I'll try that next time I go swimming.

Toine

On 1 July 2010 19:51, eckinator <eckinator at gmail.com> wrote:
> oh, also the reason they caution about that is that the water pressure
> when a fast wave hits the water or on impact if you jump in is
> actually higher than the depth the camera is exposed to when held
> steady under water at the specified max depth. the same btw is also
> true for making powerful swimming movements with the camera in your
> hand. speed adds pressure. I keep mine in a pocket when swimming
> longer distances and take it out again when I slow down or stop or
> resume "photo speed"
> hth
> ecke
>
> 2010/7/1 Toine <toine at repiuk.nl>:
>> I probably try it under water in the swimming pool or fish pond, it
>> sure feels strange after inspecting the seal in the battery door which
>> locks with very little pressure. The manuals warns not to jump in the
>> water with the camera and to avoid waves hitting the camera. At least
>> I'll feel secure when taking family pics in the rain or snow.
>>
>> Toine
>>
>> On 1 July 2010 14:20, Leon Altoff <leon.altoff at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Toine,
>>>
>>> I bought one of these for underwater use (as have several others in my
>>> group).  It does work well, though the battery life while snorkelling
>>> is limited and it's not easy at that point to change the battery.  My
>>> only other complaint is the working distance when doing macro, but
>>> this is true of all little point and shoots (and why I still lug a
>>> DSLR around with me).  The images are surprisingly good though.
>>>
>>> Years of looking after equipment made me very nervous the first time I
>>> deliberately put it underwater however.  It still feels strange, but I
>>> don't have to fight myself to do it (I just have to make sure I don't
>>> get too much in the habit and end up putting my K10 underwater one day
>>> when I'm not thinking).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 30 June 2010 04:00, Toine <toine at repiuk.nl> wrote:
>>>> Found a nice sample of the Optio W60. This little P&S is annoyingly
>>>> good, sharp in the corners, very little CA and fringing and an
>>>> impressive zoom (28-140 mm 35mm eq)
>>>>
>>>> http://www.repiuk.nl/index.php/blog-mainmenu-97/145-optio-w60
>>>>
>>>> Tried several Optio's in the past and it was never what I really
>>>> wanted. This one could be it!
>>>>
>>>> Toine
>>>>
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