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Offline rdhammah

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which would you get?
« on: Jan 22, 2021, 07:45 PM »
which would you choose and your only choices are: Marcum M1 for $299 or the Marcum Recon5 for $279? one drawback is that with the camera, it's useless in low light to after sunset conditions, Am I right?

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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22, 2021, 07:49 PM »
which would you choose and your only choices are: Marcum M1 for $299 or the Marcum Recon5 for $279? one drawback is that with the camera, it's useless in low light to after sunset conditions, Am I right?
I dont know the difference between the cameras but I have the marcum lx 9 and the camer is worth every penny. So much fun...but yes, places like south bay Champlain. Useless.

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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2021, 07:54 PM »
No, the recon has both led and ir lights on it, though either option seems to hit the battery hard. That said, the M1 will last easily a whole day of use, and since you would want a tripod to turn your camera, likely the cheaper option.

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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 23, 2021, 07:29 AM »
Iíd get the M1. I have two VX-1iís (M1ís without the brushless motors) and they are nice little machines. Cameras are severely limited by the water conditions. Lack of light, night time, water turbidity, microscopic invertebrates that look like glitter on your screen. And, the Recon5ís arenít the greatest cameras around. AquaVu tends to have a better comparative camera/screen resolution than the Marcumís (although they are made by the same parent company).

Having said that, you canít really compare a sonar signal to camera.
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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 23, 2021, 10:21 AM »
We have a saying, "When in doubt, do both."

Sonar/flasher first, camera second.

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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 23, 2021, 10:23 AM »
I have both. Rarely if ever bring the camera-
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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 23, 2021, 10:25 AM »
I have both. Rarely if ever bring the camera-


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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 23, 2021, 03:30 PM »
If I had one choice, I'd take the flasher over the camera any day.  My uncle has an underwater camera, which is neat sometimes but very limited on water conditions. 

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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 23, 2021, 04:43 PM »
thanks guys. really wanted a camera but need a 2nd flasher for when my grandson comes with me. I already have the VX1P, so I'm familiar with the M1. Now, how do I sneak this past my wife, now that she's working from home.

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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 23, 2021, 05:20 PM »
i just did some price comparisons. Cabelas has a sale on the M1. $50 off brings the unit to $299.99. everyone else sells them regularly for $299.99, even Marcum, but Marcum is out of stock!

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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 23, 2021, 05:31 PM »
Camping World has the M-1 for $259.97. Between the two , flasher or camera, Iíd go with the flasher every time, hands down!
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Re: which would you get?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 23, 2021, 07:07 PM »
Camping World has the M-1 for $259.97. Between the two , flasher or camera, Iíd go with the flasher every time, hands down!
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