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Old 02-25-2017, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Stream-side photos of your catch - camera suggestions?

Here's a vote for the Nikon AW 110. Takes great underwater shots:

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Great scenics:
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Great on the river shots:

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Nice - I'm a Nikon guy & glad to see it represented... I'll check it out, thanks!!
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Default Re: Stream-side photos of your catch - camera suggestions?

I have tried far too many cameras over the years ranging from integrally waterproof (back to the days of the Nikonos II) up to current camera's in Subal housings that cost more than my car.

As others have opined, a small convenient camera is better than that whiz-bang camera you have at home on the shelf....because it's likely going to sit on the shelf most of the time.

I'm not anti-big&bulky, and I carry one of those as well, but having 'small and convenient' is never a bad thing.

If going the P&S route, try to get one with at least a lens that covers the equivalent of 28mm, preferrably wider if available. Don't worry about the long end of the zoom, those are all pretty much garbage in terms of sharpness.

Many of the photos in the "SALT" and "FRESH" galleries on this site were done with a Canon S100 in a small waterhousing that lives in my fannypack:

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Default Re: Stream-side photos of your catch - camera suggestions?

I keep my Samsung Edge 6+ (phone) in the waterproof pouch inside my waders. Take it out for shot then slide it back in.

Stream: https://goo.gl/photos/t7NxroyEQB2Ao9hk8

Bug: https://goo.gl/photos/fRq821sCtqyHAcqL6

Stream: https://goo.gl/photos/pJaLxM9yukJxCQzh8

FISH: https://goo.gl/photos/ituvRCdoQiJqdA2V7

all taken with it. I'm happy and don't have to carry anything else with me wading.
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As a wildlife artist (who also paints fish and fly fishing scenes), I'm seldom looking for a publishable quality photo, but am never without a camera of some kind whenever I think I might possibly be in a place where I can get a reference photo for my paintings. I've got several DSLRs with a variety of lenses, which almost never get taken anywhere on the water. I've got superzoom point and shoots for those down and dirty times when I want to have the capability of shooting a critter halfway to the next county but don't expect it to happen enough to bring the DSLRs with the big lenses. I've got two different waterproof point and shoots, one of which goes on EVERY fishing trip. And I've got an Iphone.

Of all of them, I depend upon the Nikon AW 100, which is a discontinued model that I liked so much that I bought an extra one on EBay when I heard it was discontinued. The Iphone gets decent pictures, but the Nikon gets better ones by far, and it's a totally no-brainer camera that you don't have to worry about on the water, and that fits in your shirt pocket. It gets used the most because it's dependable, portable, and almost indestructible. I can't imagine why an angler wouldn't carry a similar waterproof point and shoot, doesn't have to be the Nikon--there are plenty of good ones available.

I used to order all the time from the mail order camera supply places, especially B&H Photo Video. I can tell anybody that it's a perfectly reliable source for camera gear. But in the last few years I've bought all my stuff from Bozeman Camera and Repair in Bozeman, Montana, close to where I live half the year. Their prices are comparable to the New York mail order places and they give great service.
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While I do carry a Nikon DSLR while fishing I don't recommend it. The waterproof P&S's are OK, they don't have as many focus stops as less compressed regular little cameras but still have a far bigger sensor than a cell phone. Note to brand conscious folk; Nikon does not make their little cameras, like most they are built for them by some none-Japanese contract manufacturer. I bought my wife the Panasonic waterproof and it has proven very serviceable.

The most important piece of advice here comes from Dillon; please DO NOT lay one of our precious fish down on the gravel to capture an image, hold them in the water and shoot one-handed or, if like me you use a camera requiring two hands, have your fishing partner hold the fish and your rod for you in proper revival pose. The fish will be happier and you will get a more attractive image too.
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Default Re: Stream-side photos of your catch - camera suggestions?

I've been using an Olympus Tough for a few years as well. Great little camera! A few shots:

Macro setting - nice and sharp:

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Wide enough for scenics:

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Handles tricky lighting well. Virtually no flaring from harsh backlight:

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Waterproof feature works great:

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Whoa - those are some great shots, making a very convincing argument!! Lovely... Thanks for sharing!
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My wife got me a Nikon Coolpix AW130 for Christmas a year ago, for fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc. It is supposed to be waterproof to 100 feet, and shockproof for a 7 foot drop. I have used it snorkeling and it worked fine underwater and still works (it didn't leak); I haven't tested the 100 ft claim (I really just wanted a camera that you could drop in a puddle without destroying it). The picture quality looks fine to me. It has wifi so you can send the pictures right to whatever device you like (I use a tablet). It also has GPS, I guess so you can mark where the picture was taken but I haven't used that at all (actually, it has lots of features that I haven't used). I am very happy with it and if you are a "Nikon guy" you probably will be too. I will say that in various reviews I have seen the Olympus Tough cameras seem to rate higher.

It will sink, of course. In the kayak I attach the lanyard to a piece of pool noodle.
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Default Re: Stream-side photos of your catch - camera suggestions?

I just noticed this thread... I have the floating strap that came with the new TG camera I got for my wife last year, it took great underwater photos as was illustrated in earlier post. Too bad she left it behind when she took a trip a few months ago. But the strap is still nice. And, unfortunately, all of my fishing photos from last year were still on the card inside it...
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