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Old 05-23-2013, 10:08 AM
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I put this together last night. Mostly underwater stuff. View it in HD so you can see what the camera is capable of shooting (1080p).

You may have to go to Vimeo to see it in HD. It's public so you won't have to sign up or anything to view it.

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I used a stylus tough,10 mega pixel for acouple years,thought it was fine.
2 Christmas' ago the wife bought me a GoPro Hero2,took some getting used to.It does go through batteries alittle quick but you can buy aftermarket ones that work just as well...and are cheaper.
I don't take to many pictures with it and perhaps I should.I still bring alone the P&S for that.
I video a lot...put the camera/GoPro on my hat and wherever I look it looks.
If you take a 1/4"(I think) bolt and put it through your hat,the tripod connection will screw right to it;for the P&S.The GoPro,I stuck one of those attachments to my bill and it has held for a year an a half.
For me it's still a toss up,if my wife didn't buy me the GoPro,I still be happy using the P&S camera.(and theres' probably better ones than what I was using)
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Shotgunfly, that really was some great underwater footage you got. I was considering the TG2 in addition to the AW110. I went with the Nikon simply because I got a great deal on it.
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For $400 (the ts-5) you can get the olympus tough tg-2...it has an f2.0 vs that slower f3.3 lens. And it has all the other bells and whistles. And an awesome macro lens and built in 'fisheye' effect with a few other things to boot.
Great observations on the TG-2. The faster lens makes all the difference and with the image stabilization it handles low light quite well. A good example from this past weekend:

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You mention the built in 'fisheye' effect. Was that added with the TG-2? I don't know that I have such an effect in my TG-1. Update: Never mind. Found it! Thanks for sending me looking!

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I'm showing this shot to alert you to one annoyance with waterproof cameras...wipe off the lens before shooting:
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Happens to them all...

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Stupid water :P
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Happens to them all... Stupid water :P
An EXCELLENT tip! It's bitten me more than once. THANKS!

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I always carry a waterproof point and shoot, which makes the point and shoot the camera of choice for me because I can always carry it. Fits in a shirt pocket, battery charges last a long time, and one-handed operation is simple. I don't want a camera that is less easy to carry. I have lots of high end camera gear for when I need to take great landscape and wildlife photos to use as reference for my paintings, but they seldom come along on a quick fishing trip...the point and shoot always does. In fact, I have a three point pockets checklist whenever I leave the house for any kind of fishing trip. Besides all my fishing tackle, I stop and think, "sunglasses in shirt pocket, check. Cell phone in hip pocket, check. Point and shoot in other shirt pocket, check." I doubt that I'd carry the Gopro that routinely.
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GoPro!!! I have one and use it all the time. More than I expected! Granted I also snowboard and mountain bike. I have been toying with the idea of putting ot on a rod. Casting would look cool but, if you mount it to the butt of a rod when you hook a fish it would be getting nice shots of the sun... Although, I use a $90 Kodak EasyShare for all my macro shots of flies. I have a Nikon DSLR and decided to forgo a $250 macro lens because my 'lil camera is so good. You will look stupid but a GoPro on your head while fishing does turn out cool! Done it! (Granted I'm 22 and I still want stuff on the TV like a 5 year old. Only now my toys are $300+)

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great observations on the tg-2. The faster lens makes all the difference and with the image stabilization it handles low light quite well. A good example from this past weekend:

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you mention the built in 'fisheye' effect. Was that added with the tg-2? I don't know that i have such an effect in my tg-1. update: never mind. Found it! Thanks for sending me looking!

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