TG-6 Questions

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bed bug Veteran Member • Posts: 3,109
TG-6 Questions

Dear all, just purchased one of these and would appreciate some advice.

The Olympus TG6 is claimed to be waterproof, although I note that there are lot of underwater housings available. Basically I would like to use it for snorkeling in the Galapagos and thus will not be diving deep.

Can I presume it is ok to use this camera without the underwater housing?

Or should I obtain the housing just to be safe? Has anyone used the Seafrogs housing which seems to half the price.

Thank you for your comments.
Stephen

Allen in Bethesda, MD Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Re: TG-6 Questions
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I own a TG-5.  The camera will be fine for snorkeling.  It is waterproof down to 30 feet.  You will not need a housing.

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primozp
primozp Contributing Member • Posts: 818
Re: TG-6 Questions

Check my UW photos and videos taken with Olympus TG-6 and TG-5 cameras up to 18 meters deep:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao1ZgdCRr0q7gP8s6M1u5ohZRxTDnQ?e=eLhp0d

https://www.youtube.com/user/PrimozP/playlists?view=1&flow=grid&sort=dd

(playlists: Olympus TG-5 and TG-6, FreeDives, 65 ,64 ,63 ,58 ,57)

All photos and videos were taken with "naked cameras" (without aditional UW housing), during snorkeling and freediving, while using only mask, snorkel and fins (no extra lighting and no weights).

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Olympus TG-6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Nikon Coolpix AW130
OP bed bug Veteran Member • Posts: 3,109
Thank you! (nt)

Thank you for your reply, much appreciated.

Kind regards
Stephen

OP bed bug Veteran Member • Posts: 3,109
Re: TG-6 Questions

Wonderful shots for such an economical camera, well done! Thank you for answering my query, I really appreciate your insights.

I presume that after coming out of salt water you run the camera under fresh?

Kind regards
Stephen

LucaPCP Contributing Member • Posts: 822
Re: TG-6 Questions

primozp wrote:

Check my UW photos and videos taken with Olympus TG-6 and TG-5 cameras up to 18 meters deep:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao1ZgdCRr0q7gP8s6M1u5ohZRxTDnQ?e=eLhp0d

https://www.youtube.com/user/PrimozP/playlists?view=1&flow=grid&sort=dd

(playlists: Olympus TG-5 and TG-6, FreeDives, 65 ,64 ,63 ,58 ,57)

All photos and videos were taken with "naked cameras" (without aditional UW housing), during snorkeling and freediving, while using only mask, snorkel and fins (no extra lighting and no weights).

The photos are fantastic!

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Luca

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