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Wretch
03-02-2014, 09:52 PM
I don't really take a lot of pictures and when I do I usually just use my cellphone. I have tried to take pictures of my tank with it and they are terrible. So I am looking for advice on an affordable point and shoot camera that will let me take pictures of my tank. Hope you all can help me. Thanks.

Reef Pilot
03-02-2014, 10:39 PM
I use an Olympus TG-2, which is great for underwater shots of your corals.
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/olympus_tough_tg_2_review/
And here is a discussion back when I first got it and was learning to use it.
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96625&page=3
And how to adjust my white balance for proper color with LEDs.
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=101272
I really like it now. Also go into my tank journal to see more recent pics with this camera.

The only complaint I ever had was the lack of a manual focus. But then again, most point and shoot cams don't have that capability.

The TG-2 has been out for about a year now, though, and it's possible that a follow-on TG-3 may be available soon.

Wretch
03-02-2014, 11:30 PM
Are the tg-2 and tg-830ihs comparable?

Reef Pilot
03-02-2014, 11:43 PM
Are the tg-2 and tg-830ihs comparable?
No, the tg-830 is a lower end camera. The tg-2 has an F2.0 lens which is very good for lower light super macro shots, as when shooting corals underwater up close.

sumpfinfishe
03-09-2014, 06:05 AM
I use an older Canon G10, awesome everyday camera with lots of manual control. There are newer models in the G series however I have seen the G10 sell for around $200 on craigslist and that's a super price for a very solid camera that will give you great images of anything!

msjboy
03-09-2014, 07:20 AM
Panasonic lumix lx-3, lx5, or lx 7 is really good...pick one up used for $150 to $274. Lx7 is very good and being replaced soon with next model

Magickiwi
03-09-2014, 07:22 PM
I use an older Canon G10, awesome everyday camera with lots of manual control. There are newer models in the G series however I have seen the G10 sell for around $200 on craigslist and that's a super price for a very solid camera that will give you great images of anything!

I have a G10 as well. It went over 17k MILES with me on my motorcycle.

Wretch
03-09-2014, 11:19 PM
Is it better to shoot your corals from inside the water or outside through the glass?

Reef Pilot
03-09-2014, 11:36 PM
Well, depends on your camera. As I mentioned in my earlier post the Olympus TG-2 does great underwater, and really up close for super macro shots.

scott_r
03-24-2014, 04:03 AM
Panasonic lumix lx-3, lx5, or lx 7 is really good...pick one up used for $150 to $274. Lx7 is very good and being replaced soon with next model


My Lumix died on hike up some water falls in Hawaii a few weeks ago. Nice pics but the auto focus croaked..would not recommend.