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Best Waterproof Camera Today?

Of course this is junk! (water getting in…) Don’t get me started on Pentax… No, we’ve moved on but it’s been a couple of years since I’ve bought a new waterproof compact camera and I could use your advice.  What’s working for you these days? Cannon? Fuji? Lumix? Olympus?  Remember what we’re shootin’ for here.  Fits in a PFD pocket, easy to manage with one hand, handles light well and can produce sharp images on lumpy water.. What say you experts?

Pentax Optio – (insert curse here)

Is something wrong, she said – Well of course there is
You’re still alive, she said – Oh, and do I deserve to be
Is that the question?
pearl jam

Is not the Optio by Pentax the biggest shaft ever put to a paddlers hide?  I’m on my 3rd.  The W60 is the first one that actually stayed working for more than one season. Working, just long enough for the lens to do it’s impersonation of the record from Monty Python’s Hungarian phrasebook sketch. “I will not buy this camera, It is scratched.”  Of course it is.  There’s no freaking lens cap!  Great plan for a camera that’s supposed to put up with what outdoor folks can throw at it.. Seems obvious doesn’t it? (insert curse here) Continue reading

Herb for my whine

Dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!
- bob marley

God bless you merry gentle men and creators of the Optio. I figured I’d get that out of the way before I once again went on a short rant about the quality of the Pentax Optio. This time, the W60.

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