underwater cameras

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  1. days-going-so-slow!!

    days-going-so-slow!! Mouseketeer

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    Can anyone who has used an underwater camera at Castaway Cay PLEASE tell me which is best. I am buying the film this weekend and I want to make sure we get great underwater pictures while snorkling etc. Thanks!!!! Kelley:crazy:
     
  2. minniemouse1

    minniemouse1 Member of the Grand Slam Club!

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    We used a Kodack max and the pictures turned out well. The quality of the pictures depends on how close you are to your subject and also if it is a sunny day. Our best pictures were on a day when there wasn't a cloud in the sky and we weren't too deep in the water. WE have also used fuji before and had success but they are a little pickier with need for more sunlight IMO. Good luck and have fun!
     
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    I was just gonna ask the same question. May I add one more? Where is the best place to buy these? Is there an online site that would have the best price?
     
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    DMS_cruisers04 S@H DAD

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    minnie's right, the disposables work best on sunny days and you get the best colors with closer shots.

    karebear1 - Sam's, Walmart, Target, Meijer, K-Mart. Not sure about online. The last one we got for DD to use was from Walmart.
    Just a thought, we've got a Canon 35mm Underwater camera also. And the pictures don't turn out any better if the conditions aren't right.
     
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    I have always had good luck with the Fuji disposable underwater cameras, and you can get those at walmart for around 7.50 for 27 exposure.
     
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    Many months ago there was a thread on this subject. Several people had purchased underwater cameras that were NOT disposable and had a flash. They even posted some of the pic's and they were fantastic!! I have given up on trying to take pic's underwater - none have come out very good. I have used Fuji and Kodak and the results are similar. I will take one of these cameras on our next cruise for pictures while at the beach and playing in the water - because I don't want to hurt my "real" camera.
     
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    balbrec Earning My Ears

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    something to consider.kodak film emphasizes greens and blues
    while fuji tends to emphasize the reds . so if your goingto do underwater the pictures will be more true to life with kodak. on the other hand if your are shooting fall foliage then fuji is better


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    Balbrec, I thought it was just the opposite? Fuji for the blues and greens? Where can we check for sure?
     
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    I just read it on a search I did- it is Fuji for greens and blues.
     
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    i have to say, i have used both kodak and fugi, and i won't go back to kodak again. The colors of blue and green are much better with the fugi cameras, and i have snorkeled all over and had very good results. Just my two cents...
     
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    You don't have to go down too far before color disappears in water (about 5-10 feet). If you have an underwater camera with a flash, the flash will bring back the color. If you use the disposable cameras, shallow pictures will turn out great in clear water. I've used both and only notice a difference below about 5 feet.

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    Is it? I thought it was reusable, and that it just came preloaded with 35mm film? Darn
     
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    We have the flash one from Target that is re-useable...I think it was $20 including a roll of film. I was happy with the results we got from it on vacation last summer, although we didn't put it to any great tests; however, the underwater pics were clear and the flash seemed to add a little illumination. Besides underwater use, the advantage is that for relatively few $, you have a camera that is protected from splashes and sand around water, and can almost certainly be used more times than the comparable cost in disposables (don't the underwater ones run about $10?). We are keeping ours in a ziploc bag, because if the plastic case gets scratched in front of the lens, that blurring will always show up on your photos. For casual photographers on a wet vacation, this seems like a good choice!
     
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    hey what do i know. use both and decide for yourself which is better for the different colors

    balbrec:smooth:
     
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    We will be using a digital in an underwater box. The box was about $40. We've tried it at the pool and are anxious to see how it does on the cruise.
     
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    I have tried using a camera that wasn't disposable for taking underwater photos. I personally don't like them, as you have to get out of the water to change the film, and i don't like that when i am far out snorkeling...
     
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    Where can you buy one of these?
     

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