Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

______________
12" White Stickers
______________
BallOfSpray $5 Donation
______________
BallOfSpray $10 Donation

What do you mostly use for photos / Video a the lake?

HortonHorton Posts: 28,545 Administrator
edited December 2012 in Videos, Photos & Media
Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

Connelly ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ MasterCraft

Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

 

What do you mostly use for photos / Video a the lake? 59 votes

GoPro
22%
ski4xtcski6usaski1jwroblewpq2pvysohlidSkiJayKeownFILMStfriessdmechler14BradydoonezCReckard 13 votes
Old School Video Camera
5%
thagerjackskibigtallweed 3 votes
Small New Video Camera
16%
RichardDoaneCamKelvinrandy menyEd_Johnsonmylemskytravnewsfu_manZmanswardco 10 votes
DSLR
23%
HortonsixballPhil2360BulldogcamjamskiinxsMarkTimmWIskierTylerRwoolly110ksu_skierWaternutestromSocalWaterSki 14 votes
Cell Phone
20%
scotchipmandrewChuck_DickeyA_BLZywicki1Rpc29MattPjayskidbskiBraceMakerluckyonemadcityskier 12 votes
Other Digital Camera
11%
skibrainlathompsondtm8119FrankSSkoot1123LittleRipperGOODESkier 7 votes

Comments

  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,010 Mega Baller
    Cell Phone
    Embarrassingly, normally a cell phone.

    I have a brother who has a DSLR, and another one is slated for a GoPro christmas gift... - selfish +1
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,067 Mega Baller
    Cell Phone
    I guess I mostly use my cell phone because it is handy. I also have a Flip that I keep in my ski bag for when I want people to video me skiing and I have a GoPro I use in the water.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,775 Mega Baller
    Old School Video Camera
    I still use a brick as a phone!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 437 Crazy Baller
    edited December 2012
    Small New Video Camera
    Kodak Zi6 A few years old but works like a charm. Small like a cell phone takes still shots and decent video for reviewing "film" of your sets.
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,614 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Gimbal mounted, gyro stabilized FLIR 7500. J/K sort of. Canon t2i
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,545 Administrator
    DSLR
    @Dirt Have you ever thought about owning one of these http://www.outex.com/products.aspx
    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • madcityskiermadcityskier Posts: 112 Baller
    Cell Phone
    An 8 megapixle camera and the ability to shoot 1080p video make my cell more than adequate for nearly everything we do.
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,614 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @Horton that's the first time I've seen one. I am not getting in the water. It is cold and I don't trust you not to ski into me.
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,545 Administrator
    DSLR
    @Dirt
    I would never hit you with a ski.... that I liked.

    Seriously I am totally getting one. I do recall you almost killing me with your ski once in Newberry and with a shotgun and ...
    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,067 Mega Baller
    Cell Phone
    @Horton I have shot a few photo shoots from the water and have wished I had one of these. Quality investment if you ask me.
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,182 Mega Baller
    Small New Video Camera
    I was on a photo shoot with Bill Doster last year and he spends a significant amount of time in the water and doesn't use any waterproofing other than the high quality weather proofing of his Nikon D3.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,067 Mega Baller
    Cell Phone
    Doster is the man. I don't know how he does it, but for us amateurs this case is pretty much a necessity. You drag your 5K? (no idea here) camera set up into a lake where there is skier spray and boat spray, slippery hands. Granted if you are in a ski lake where you can stand I can see it being a lot easier to maintain camera control, but while floating it get pretty tiring after a while.
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,182 Mega Baller
    Small New Video Camera
    Bill is in this video at 0:53 to 0:57. He typically wears a wetsuit and 2 USCG vests (one normal and another like a diaper). Where he's positioned, there isn't any spray. The only real risk a sagging rope catching the camera or flash. It has happened to him at least once.

    He views his cameras as tools and will do what is needed to get the shot. I've seen him hang his $6K camera on a pole to extend it over the edge of a boat to get a different angle on a barefooter. It was an eye-opening experience. As a professional photographer, he also has a Nikon Professional Service account and gets very quick turn around on his repairs.

    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • CamCam Posts: 327 Solid Baller
    Small New Video Camera
    I have been using my Kodak ZX3 for a few years now with no problems and good results.
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,827 Mega Baller
    Other Digital Camera
    Have a canon SX260 that we just got. Haven't been able to use it yet for skiing, but that is what we will be using next year. Has a nice wide viewing angle and a terrific zoom. Will also take 10 burst photos - good for a edge change to end of turn sequence. Will use it in Florida when we get lesson's in a couple weeks. Will provide an update when we are done.
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    edited December 2012
    DSLR
    I used to use a Nikon D2H which took 8fps for 40 shots. Got a lot of very clear and high quality photos with that camera but could only get 5 seconds worth of shooting before the buffer ran out so I couldn't get a whole pass. Well that camera died and I moved to a Canon 40D which only has 6.5fps but getting more than that these days is really rare or really expensive.

    Video has it's place but for analyzing myself, I'd rather have some clear pictures that I can flip through as quick or slow as I want.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,933 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited December 2012
    I put this on a thread somewhere but it fits here to. If your a phone (iPhone) user for shooting skiing try this app combo. The video shooting app is Camera Plus. It allows digital zooming in for a closer look. It's somewhat fuzzier but when you combine that with VideoPix it becomes very usefull. With the VideoPix you can slow the video to as much as 1 frame per sec.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,545 Administrator
    edited December 2012
    DSLR
    You guys will see some new banners on the site as of today. This product looks pretty darn cool I am going to have to get one myself. I also have the new Sony Action Cam so 2013 should mean more photos and video.

    image


    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

    MattP
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,975 Mega Baller
    We use a Nikon D5100 for pictures and a Canon video camera for video.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Phil2360Phil2360 Posts: 367 Baller
    DSLR
    @Chef23, we need to be able to vote twice!

    EOS 50D DSLR for photos & a Canon SD Digital Camcorder for Video.

Sign In or Register to comment.