Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Which Waterproof Camera?

This is a useful site if you are considering a waterproof camera, with lots of useful comments to help you choose the right one for you.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

A Fly On The Wall

You don't have to always be on the move to use the flymount. It's perfect for those good old fashioned static shots too.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Canon RC-5 Wireless Remote Control

I found this on the John Lewis website. Could be quite useful.. Better still if it were waterproof.

Control your camera shutter remotely with this infra-red Canon remote. Suitable for use with the Canon EOS 10, 100, 30, 50/50E, 300D, 400D and caption compact cameras.

The Rollei X-8 Sports camera £179.99

I just noticed this. What do you think?

This is what had to say about it:

The Rollei X-8 Sports is one of the most feature packed compact sports digital cameras on the market today. Its an 8 Megapixel digital camera with the integrated Rollei 3x Apogen Zoom lens. A huge 3 inch TFT colour Screen on the reverse and a large capacity 8 GB SD card support.

But this camera is very different from others as this camera is for the true adventurers amongst you. It is built for adventure and watersports as it is Waterproof to 10m, Shockproof to 1m and even Frostproof down to -5 degrees C !! When you summarize the features... the Rollei X8 Sports is a great camera for all occasions, and the stunning design makes it also the digital camera to be seen with.

For more detail go straight to:

Thursday, 4 June 2009

What is the Flymount?

The Flymount is a tough, lightweight mount for attaching cameras to sports equipment. Any camera that can be mounted to a tripod can be attached to the Flymount. This means that you can use the camera of your choice. The Flymount has been specifically designed with action sports in mind; unlike any other camera mount, it will hold your camera still under the most extreme of conditions. Whether in waves, snow, mud or sand, whether you are jumping, twisting, looping, speeding or flying, the Flymount won't move an inch and neither will your camera.

In essence the Flymount is:
  • Designed to give a bomb-proof attachment - to both camera and sports equipment
  • Ultra light-weight - will not impair performance
  • Ultra Strong - made from high-grade glass reinforced nylon and stainless steel, the Flymount has been built to withstand heavy use in extreme environments
  • Built to last - will withstand a minimum of 4,500 hours of direct sunlight without deteriorating
  • Compact - Low swing weight, fits in a pocket
  • Non damaging - soft mouthed to protect equipment
  • Waterproof - for ALL weather conditions
We would particularly advise the Flymount to be used with Waterproof / shockproof cameras for all action sports.

Mountain bike
Road bike
Windsurf mast or boom
Sail boat
Jet ski
and many many more....

Watch this space on where and how to mount your camera..

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Best shockproof cameras on the market

Take a look at this -

"Out of thousands of reviews for 87 products, over 100 people recommended Digital Cameras specifically for Shock Proof. These are the most highly recommended products we found".

Mast mounted cameras for windsurfers

Mast mount your camera using the Flymount and you'll get a bomb proof attachment. And there are so many ways to be creative.

Share it, blog it and vlog it!

Road biking in France. These guys are checking out their shots after cycling alongside the beautiful canal du midi.

The BMX lot couldn't wait to see what they looked like on the ramp!

Windsurfing in Tarifa, showing off some brilliant jumps.

Flymount your camera on your bike!

The flymount was tested on this motorbike at over 100 mph on some deserted tracks in the south of france. The camera was held securely in place and didn't budge a bit.

Can you mount your video camera? No problem!
The pentax W60 mounted on a road bike in France.
The Flymount was tested by some BMX pros at the windfest (The Mondial du Vent) in Leucate 2009.
The flymount attached the camera to the BMX's wheel bar.  After a few tricks on the ramp we got some pretty impressive footage. 

Poll: Your paddling camera. Pentax tops the charts

Ok, so I'm following a blog about an avid kayaker, who shares his kayaking and photography experiences. Look him up on:

I've just noticed he's done a poll on which cameras people use for kayaking. Pentax wins hands down, with the Gopro gaining just 1% of the vote. See results below.

What a digital compact camera do you use for paddling?

Pentax Optio W (WP, W10, ..., W60) (47%, 83 Votes)

Olympus Stylus SW (770, ..., 1030, 1050) (29%, 52 Votes)

other point-and-shoot with waterpoof protection for storage only (11%, 19 Votes)

other point-and-shoot with a hard waterproof case (7%, 12 Votes)

other, please explain, write a comment (4%, 8 Votes)

GoPro Hero (1%, 2 Votes)

other point-and-shoot with a soft waterproof case (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

Throw Caution to the Water

"Take snow, surf and sand to new extremes with the waterproof (for up to 2 hours), dustproof, coldproof, Optio W60.


  • 10.0 megapixels
  • wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom
  • waterproof, dustproof and coldproof

My Pentax W60

Also shot in Tarifa, this really demonstrates the clarity and colour you are able to achieve with the Pentax w60. The new waterproof cameras are a great contender to any of the decent point and shoot cameras for quality. 

The Flymount in action

Windsurfing in Tarifa 2008, this shot was taken using the Pentax optio W60 mounted to the mast using the Flymount. The camera was programmed to take shots every 10 seconds.