Blurberati with Cameras: Pentax Optio w60

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Pentax Optio w60

Welcome back to Camera Thursday, our chance to show off what we shoot and make books with. Today’s camera is a tiny-yet-rugged champ that’s held together with a bit of electrical tape.

Employee: Eileen
Job:
Copy Director/Blurb Voice
Camera: Pentax Optio w60

“My camera is not the latest, or the hippest, and it’s definitely not the prettiest, but it’s precious to me. I take it in the boat with me on my early morning rows and record the sunrise, the waves, the Golden Gate Bridge from every possible angle, and whatever else I see.

It’s waterproof – a good thing since it’s been soaked, splashed, and submerged when my boat gets hit or swamped by a wave – and it’s a little worse for the wear. But it has held up, electrical tape and all.

I made a Blurb book of photos I took with it and gave it as a gift to my rowing buddy Stefan. I plan on making a book every year and I know I’ll treasure those books and pull them out to wow (and possibly bore) generations to come.

They say the best camera is the one you have. Well, I’m happy to have this one and if by chance it goes overboard and ends up in Davy Jones locker, well then that will be a good story, and I’ll be on the search for another non-precious, definitely waterproof camera.”

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Thanks for stopping by. Next week we’ll be back with yet another dispatch from our corner of camera-nerd heaven.

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10 Comments

  1. Love Eileen’s photos!
    Can’t believe someone would pull their camera out in some of those wild conditions. Great job!

    By Lori
      September 22, 2011 – 1:39 pm   Permalink
  2. I love the image of bridge peeking around the cliff with pelican; that’s a view most people will never see.

    By joan
      September 22, 2011 – 2:17 pm   Permalink
  3. Great prictures. Sunrise at the bridge is my favorite! Keep rowing and taking those pictures.

      September 22, 2011 – 3:13 pm   Permalink
  4. Great shots, Eileen

    By Shirley Graham
      September 22, 2011 – 3:31 pm   Permalink
  5. Love the bridge with rower, and the cliff shot!

    By Karen
      September 22, 2011 – 5:30 pm   Permalink
  6. Love the pics! I hoping to publish my upcoming book about mobile photography with Blurb. Here’s my kickstarter project http://kck.st/qtaudi

      September 23, 2011 – 2:10 pm   Permalink
  7. I like your photos. Very nice. Have a great day. Norma :-)

    By Norma Padro
      September 27, 2011 – 1:28 pm   Permalink
  8. This is really inspiring. It’s great to hear I use a six year old camera I love it more than my new DSLR.

    <3 Samrokk

      September 29, 2011 – 1:12 am   Permalink
  9. Hey Samantha,

    I have an old Sony 3 megapixel that’s built like a small tank. In many ways I love it more than my 10 megapixel Canon G12.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 29, 2011 – 9:21 am   Permalink
  10. It’s so true. My camera is only a 5 megapixel. Most of my pictures in my books are shot with a minolta maxum as well. I know what you mean about simple cameras. They get the job well done. Have a great day everyone. :-)

      November 16, 2011 – 1:50 pm   Permalink

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