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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Feb 2013 9:58PM

Quote:Are these two camera`s suitable for a working fireman though Smile


Depends what he's going to do with it! Grin

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27 Feb 2013 10:55PM
I had a student colleague who was a fireman. He told me his cameras usually succumbed to steam.
Sooty_1 4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 11:28AM
I'd like to think that a 'working fireman' would be more concerned with the task at hand than taking pictures.

If its for taking pictures at work, the fire brigade should supply the camera. I would have thought it was for non-professional use!

TongueWink
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
28 Feb 2013 11:37AM
I believe the fire service do sometimes video fires, especailly if they think arson might be involved.
last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
28 Feb 2013 1:04PM
Thanks guys

Just a point of clarification, I am a firefighter, however the camera has absolutely nothing to do with work at all and it is for my own peronal use Smile
last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
28 Feb 2013 1:11PM

Quote:I'd like to think that a 'working fireman' would be more concerned with the task at hand than taking pictures.

If its for taking pictures at work, the fire brigade should supply the camera. I would have thought it was for non-professional use!

TongueWink



Sooty_1

Cameras are a very important part of firefighters tools, every fire that I go into I take a camera as well as extiguising media and Breating Apparatus.

The Thermal Image Cameras (TIC) that we use, can so easily pick up body heat and enable us to carry out our rescue function so much easier.

So there is your lesson Sooty_1 on being a Firefighter for a day and a reminder that cameras play a huge roll in the Fire and Rescue Service and Fire Investigation too.

Peter
28 Feb 2013 11:35PM

Quote:I'd like to think that a 'working fireman' would be more concerned with the task at hand than taking pictures.

If its for taking pictures at work, the fire brigade should supply the camera. I would have thought it was for non-professional use!

TongueWink



Jesus Sooty, everybody takes a break! If ye can't skive for a couple minutes in a towering inferno, where can ye??
Sooty_1 4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 12:05AM

Quote:Cameras are a very important part of firefighters tools, every fire that I go into I take a camera as well as extiguising media and Breating Apparatus.

The Thermal Image Cameras (TIC) that we use, can so easily pick up body heat and enable us to carry out our rescue function so much easier.

So there is your lesson Sooty_1 on being a Firefighter for a day and a reminder that cameras play a huge roll in the Fire and Rescue Service and Fire Investigation too.



Well, in my defence.....

I am perfectly well aware of what firefighters do and dont do, and should and shouldnt do. Someone I know very well is a high ranking firefighter, having been through the ranks for 35 years, and was quite interested in what you said. He is well aware that some firefighters take cameras into situations (though you're not supposed to, nor to take photos that aren't official) and is also aware that many take pictures on their phones. However, he thinks firefighters should be concentrating on other things..ie firefighting, safety, rescue and preservation of evidence, rather than being distracted by taking photos (paraphrased, but essentially his words). I'm well aware of the use of imaging in investigation and documenting procedures.
You don't mention being part of the Fire Investigation Service, and thermal imaging is completely different. It's not what you were talking about when you asked about pocketable compacts for 200.

I was under the impression from your early posts that you wanted a camera for general use, not to take gash photos at a fire scene,

Nick
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
1 Mar 2013 12:11AM
I think your being a bit over the top sooty, I`m sure Peter has no interest at all in pulling a camera out when he`s on a shout, he will have other things on his mind Smile

However there`s a whole lot more to being a firefighter than just dealing with emergencies.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
1 Mar 2013 12:36AM
Doesn't take long for a thread to turn 'controversial' on here does it? Grin

Anyway, I still think the OP might want to look into the Sony TX55. It is actually smaller in length and width, about the same depth and lighter than a smartphone. Just the thing for carrying in your shirt pocket when running up and down those ladders. Wink

I've been pleased with the quality of the 16Mp output.
779HOB 2 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 7:17AM
I've got one of these : it was a lot more when I bought one and 74 seems like a good deal to me.
last ten 10 416 Isle of Man
1 Mar 2013 10:06AM
Sooty lighten up please and take a chill pill, I have been in the job for 29 years and know what is right and wrong Grin

Back on the photography track, thanks guys for all your ideas on a camera that I can take to work and even use as I am walking to the fire station Smile

Peter
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
1 Mar 2013 2:47PM
A little more expensive, but the same sensor and quality of the x10 and in a much smaller package.

Its amongst EPZ top ten compact camera`s of 2012 along with the x10.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-10-best-serious-compact-digital-cameras-16010

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-fuji-xf1-tan-digital-camera/p1532902
Sooty_1 4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 8:50PM

Quote:A little more expensive, but the same sensor and quality of the x10 and in a much smaller package.

Its amongst EPZ top ten compact camera`s of 2012 along with the x10.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-10-best-serious-compact-digital-cameras-16...
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-fuji-xf1-tan-digital-camera/p1532902



But on Wex's site it's 100 more than the OP wanted to spend?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 Mar 2013 1:44AM
Yes 30% dearer, would be worth checking out some of the second hand deals.

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