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Old October 19th, 2003, 12:26 PM
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My kids just returned from the Bahamas where they took alot of underwater pics....but most of them are not very good. Bland colors and such. I have seen some other ones that were pretty good and quite clear....anyone have any good experiences with these and the best to buy? I am talking about the disposable ones.
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I just got back from cruise on the conquest. I used the kodak under water camera and it took great pics. I was a little worried but my pictures turned out great.
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Anna, thanks for the reply. Am glad to hear that, will try the Kodak brand,,,,,,anyone else have an experiences?
Anna are you going to post any of your pics?We will be on the Conquest Nov 16th.....how about a trip report for all of us?
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It's hard to get really good underwater pics with out spending lots of money. The little one time use cameras are good for someone who doesn't take a lot of underwater pictures. The bland colors comes from depth. As you go deeper, you lose the color(red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and so on in that order). You can still get great memories from one time use cameras.


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Old October 19th, 2003, 05:07 PM
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Search the internet for a underwater cameras by VIVITAR UW303 CruiseCam .

It has have flash which makes it brighter and makes the color stand out. This camera sells for $ 40.00 to 60.00. Buy it you will love it.


Go to http://www.jandr.com

They sell for $ 40.00 bucks

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yep its the flash that make for good underwater photos we have a cannon elph sport camera and its great too, tho it cost more
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you just have too watch out wiht the flash because you can get what is called back scatter. But they do help a lot.

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thanks all.....will look further into this.

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Old October 21st, 2003, 05:46 AM
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I just used a cheap Kodak underwater camera, and for around $9. I am happy with the pics. See link. Make sure you pick up a camera before your trip because they sell them as you are getting off the ship for a least double what you can buy them at home for.

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Also, if you still have the negatives, you might take them into another developer. That can make a HUGE HUGE HUGE difference in your prints. I've learned that I can take the same roll of film to say like a Target or Wal-Mart and then to a camera store like Talls, Ritz/Kits and be amazed at the difference! Give it a shot!
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We've had the same problem with underwater cameras. The pictures come out best when the sun is full out, if not thats when you get those darker, harder to see ones. If its not super sunny, I just don't take any. They are all pretty much the same, have used different ones, but I stick with the Kodak brand, have worked the best.

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I always use the Fuji one use underwater cameras and get great pictures.. True color and detail. They are now good to 35 feet instead of 17.
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You might try a scuba shop near you. Ours sells disposable underwater cameras with a flash. This seems to help. Also ask your scuba shop if they send out film for developing. It's a little more expensive that Wal Mart or drug store, but it's worth it.
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We use any brand of underwater camera, but what we found to be the trick is make sure the camera is not stale dated. Also, the pictures are always the best when the sun is shining. It reflects in the water and the colours come out brilliant.

It's 10 days for us before we leave for New Orleans and I for one am having trouble concentrating at work!!!
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Rufus, we also only have 10 days and I am day-dreaming constantly.
Can't wait.......Conquest here I come!!!!!

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I'm a 35mm SLR shooter, that hates bringing my big brute on a snorkle-beach trp, but also hate the photos i get from the 1-time....

This actually looks pretty good.. may try.

Also, check out Amazon for the "SeaLife SharkDiver SD 301 Underwater Pre-loaded Camera".. reuseable, built by a compnay that caters to the diving trade, also for $40.

I'll try one of the two, and let you know...

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Even if it doesn't take great pictures.. you'll look like you know what you're doing!
Disposable Cameras are $12-14 each, this will pay for itsefl if you shoot 3 rolls..

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we used a disposable kodak 3 years ago, and it worked great.

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here's a picture i took with an underwater camera i bought off the ship. pretty nice.

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I hope you like the vivtar camera. The flash work great on the grey days. It brings out the color on the fish and back ground

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Thanks, Brad... I shoot @ 100+ rolls a year above water! But have never been happy underwater... flash should make the big diiference, plus it looks easier to aim... have you used one of these?

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I have use it. A friend gave me one for a trip back in Feb of this year. Works better then the one time use ones with no flash. I will be buying one next year for our cruise in Oct, 2004 You get colorful shots. You can also pick up colors of the corel too if you are not too far. The flash travels about 15-20 feet. For 40.00 bucks you can't go wrong.

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That's the way I look at it... $40=4 disposable... or 4 rolls of shots... thanks for the feedback.

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where can I get one of these cameras??

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is there anything cheaper than $40? I'd like an underwater camera with a flash, but maybe cheaper

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