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Anonymous
August 12, 2004 8:02:28 PM

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heya!

was wondering if i could get some advice? i've tried searching online, but
all of my online searches always come up w/ 'live xxx webcam' sites, heh!

here's what i'm after:
pan/tilt preferred, optical zoom a 'must'. it must also be fairly small
physically. it doens't have to be tiny like a golf ball, but i can't mount a
camera the size of a football for example.

what would be the best webcam for a reef saltwater tank? the webcam will be
on the dry side of the glass of course, not submerged.
;o)

the conditions of the environment would be:
1) greatly varying light intensity depending on where in the tank the camera
is pointed
2) zooming in to macro levels of critters in the tank (about the size of a
pencil eraser) optically, not digitally
3) the color of the lights is mostly 14K which is much blue-er than typical
lights. dunno if this matters, but figured i'd mention it.

i'm toying w/ a veo observer. it's not the best for this type of setup. i
know you get what you pay for, and am prepared to spend more, but need
something much nicer than the veo observer.

ty!
So Polite
August 12, 2004 8:02:29 PM

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http://www.camerapad.com/forsale/ptz2/


So Polite wrote:

>heya!
>
>was wondering if i could get some advice? i've tried searching online, but
>all of my online searches always come up w/ 'live xxx webcam' sites, heh!
>
>here's what i'm after:
>pan/tilt preferred, optical zoom a 'must'. it must also be fairly small
>physically. it doens't have to be tiny like a golf ball, but i can't mount a
>camera the size of a football for example.
>
>what would be the best webcam for a reef saltwater tank? the webcam will be
>on the dry side of the glass of course, not submerged.
>;o)
>
>the conditions of the environment would be:
>1) greatly varying light intensity depending on where in the tank the camera
>is pointed
>2) zooming in to macro levels of critters in the tank (about the size of a
>pencil eraser) optically, not digitally
>3) the color of the lights is mostly 14K which is much blue-er than typical
>lights. dunno if this matters, but figured i'd mention it.
>
>i'm toying w/ a veo observer. it's not the best for this type of setup. i
>know you get what you pay for, and am prepared to spend more, but need
>something much nicer than the veo observer.
>
>ty!
>So Polite
>
>
>
>


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