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Vectra

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I want a cheap single use waterproof camera to have on my buoy when im diving so I can take a picture if I see a nice motff.
Does anyone have any recommendations?

=)
pål
 

Alison

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Ive used a few of different makes and they have all been much the same, just go for the one that takes your fancy. Either that or use an aquapac case with an ordinary disposable camera, Ive done that too, worked OK but got an Sea and Sea now so use the aquapac for my phone :)
 

cdavis

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Kodak makes one like that pictured that is rated down to 50 ft. I've used them and no leaks so far. Lots of funl

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Vectra

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testing

I used the camera for 4 hours on saturday...strapped it to my buoy while i was hunting....The weather was overcast,,,so Im curiousabout how the pix turns out, The film is ISO800, so it should be ok hopefully :-D

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donmoore

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I found one at a West Marine store that had the diving window view thing on it. I always found it difficult to aim the normal underwater disposable cameras underwater. I can’t tell you how good of pictures it took, because I left it in the boat for 3 months with a few untaken pictures on it. When I went to take the remaining pictures the plastic housing broke and water invaded the inside. I don’t think the housing would have broke if I had taken better care of it. :duh
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Pezman

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I have taken the Fuji cameras (rate for 6 meters) down to almost 30 meters w/o killing them. I think that the trigger mechanism on some disposable UW cameras sometimes fails at those depths, though.

The three things that I like about the Fuji over the Kodak are:

(1) The trigger mechanism is a lever (if memory serves) and seemed less susceptible to being inadvertently triggered, locked etc. by external pressure -- something to consider when taking the camera beyond the rated depth.

(2) The Fuji film seems to capture blues and greens "better". Not necesarily more accurate, just more pleasing aesthetically. Outdoor shots in general, and underwater shots in particular, seem to turn out better w/ Fuji paper.

(3) They are generally cheaper ;).
 

Pezman

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Love that UK speak

Was doing a little Googling on underwater disposable cameras and ran across the following:

... can even get amphibious disposable cameras from chemists ...

Now that's just too quaint.
 
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