When not to use a single use camera

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Scott W, Aug 25, 2008.

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    Scott W Guest

    When you are in a deep Oregon woods on an overcast day.
    The Negative was very thin indeed.

    It was raining and I wanted to keep my SLR dry, I kind of wished that
    I had taken the SLR.

    Note, one more 35mm FILM thread.

    P.S. Now I would take my little water proof P&S, life is good.

    Scott W, Aug 25, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    Just about.
    I am all in favor of talk that includes 35mm film and 35mm film
    cameras on this good. But it seems to me the people who complain the
    most about DSLR topics are the same ones who never seem to start a
    35mm thread.

    Back on the original topic, I would much rather work with an over
    exposed negative then a thin one. But back in the days before I was
    scanning my film mini-labs seems to have a hard time getting a good
    print from a dark negative, blowing out the highlights in the print.

    Scott W, Aug 25, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Looks like something out of Star Trek in a blue mask hiding in the center.

    Eh, ...had our wedding shot by guests with a pile of disposable cameras
    which worked fine though admittedly ended in divorce after 10 mostly
    good years.

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Aug 25, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    Did the disposable cameras have build in flashes, I am guessing so.

    Scott W, Aug 25, 2008
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    This is where a fully mechanical SLR like a K1000 comes in
    handy (I'm sure there are Nikon or Canon equivalents too).

    Or alternatively, something like the K10D/GX10 which has
    good weather sealing.

    A few years ago I went on a hike with a group through a
    rainforest with my MZ60 - in retrospect I should have taken
    my old ricoh. Anyway, going through the rainforest was ok,
    although I had to contend with the lens and viewfinder
    fogging up. Eventually though the walk turned into a narrow
    ravine which required a swim through freezing cold and
    incredibly deep water. Someone had some plastic bags, so the
    MZ60 got double bagged before the swim, but it still got a
    little bit of water inside it. When I got home I pulled it
    apart a little and let it dry for several days. It came good
    and has worked perfectly ever since. Not 100% sure a digital
    would survive as well.

    My digital tale of shock & horror was about a year ago with
    my GX10. In a rainforest again, and got trapped by a
    tropical thunderstorm with hail the size of cricket balls
    (baseball size?) and torrential rain. Once I managed to find
    cover, I opened my camera bag to discover my camera sitting
    with it's back in about an inch of water. Pulled it out,
    wiped it off, and started using it! The GX10's weather
    sealing really does work.
    Doug Jewell, Aug 25, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, Aug 25, 2008
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    PeteD Guest

    I take all of my equipment caving (some quite wet) and canoeing/kyaking but
    I use dry sacks, two sacks if if I will have to swim through the cave and
    always two when canoeing. The one exception is one little digital one that
    has a 10 metre underwater housing and a cheap P&S film camera that also has
    one of those cheap underwater housings. I would love to get housings for my
    big entaxes, both film and digitals but it is hard to justify the costs for
    the occasional use I would get.

    PeteD, Aug 25, 2008
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