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01-28-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Your gastroenterologist will love the ricoh theta

I found a hard case for ricoh theta:
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Nice to know it's there if I need it
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Oh dear! I can imagine a particular segment of the motion picture industry might find a use for it, too…
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Unless it comes with a glare-free light source I doubt it will find much use in such applications

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You won't get broadcast quality from the Theta in low light situations.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Unless it comes with a glare-free light source I doubt it will find much use in such applications
True, and the case would have to be weather sealed, as well.

Well, moisture resistant, let's say…
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While many are hooked on kinky ideas, I would love to use it as a fishing float with remote live view on the phone.

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While many are hooked on kinky ideas, I would love to use it as a fishing float with remote live view on the phone.
It's not waterproof, just weather proof.

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I run with my Theta

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That case looks interesting, but if I can't take a photo while I'm running (without having to use an app to control the camera remotely) then it's of little use to me.

I wish that Ricoh would produce a version that's weatherproof without a case, as well as a sliding sleeve to protect the lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rrstuff Quote
It's not waterproof, just weather proof.
According to the B&H Overview it is waterproof:

"The IPX7 rating means the case has passed immersion testing for 30-minutes at a depth of 1 meter."

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
I run with my Theta

That case looks interesting, but if I can't take a photo while I'm running (without having to use an app to control the camera remotely) then it's of little use to me.

I wish that Ricoh would produce a version that's weatherproof without a case, as well as a sliding sleeve to protect the lenses.
A head strap with something like that case would be good for you.

It might look a little odd to some, but people strap all sorts of things to their heads when cycling, so why not running?
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According to the B&H Overview it is waterproof:

"The IPX7 rating means the case has passed immersion testing for 30-minutes at a depth of 1 meter."

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The reviews complain that it isn't exactly the case.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
A head strap with something like that case would be good for you.

It might look a little odd to some, but people strap all sorts of things to their heads when cycling, so why not running?
You might assume otherwise, but there's actually a lot to consider when composing a 360 shot.I don't think mounting on my head (besides looking dorky ) is going to produce interesting shots because it moves the camera away from where the "action" is - running along trails and occasionally catching air, running through mud, crossing a stream, etc.

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And varying the camera position depending upon the situation is helpful

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
You might assume otherwise, but there's actually a lot to consider when composing a 360 shot.I don't think mounting on my head (besides looking dorky ) is going to produce interesting shots because it moves the camera away from where the "action" is - running along trails and occasionally catching air, running through mud, crossing a stream, etc.

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And varying the camera position depending upon the situation is helpful

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Fair enough, then. I was thinking that it would take the operator out of the picture if you wanted, but I guess there's a lot of head movement involved, so a sort of steady cam arrangement would be needed, which wouldn't suit a head mount at all.
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