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Cheap Underwater Camera?
« on: June 12, 2007, 12:48:21 PM »
I came acrossed this thread and it made me wonder why I hadn't thought of it earlier.  I have already seen the advantage of using a camera that can take underwater photos but this idea is so simple I am going to have to give it a try.  http://www.reefs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=105955
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 03:34:37 PM »
Pretty ingenious!!
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Re: Cheap Underwater Camera?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 05:25:07 PM »
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Re: Cheap Underwater Camera?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 06:09:56 PM »
That is a very cool idea Skip.
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Re: Cheap Underwater Camera?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 08:17:52 AM »
Actually Mike if you want a cheaper alternative you can buy a housing thats designed to fit a disposable camera and it is good for the same depth (33 ft.), since disposable digital cameras are now available this would be another option.  Depending on the model of your camera you may be able to buy a waterproof housing for it for around $100, of course if you really love you camera and want a housing for it they alsomake custom housings for any camera starting out at around $1000.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 10:09:29 AM »
Very Cool Links....
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Re: Cheap Underwater Camera?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 11:26:46 AM »
Yes there are many many otpions available.

In the Bahamas and other parts of the Carribean, water proof Kodak disposables are readily available.
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Re: Cheap Underwater Camera?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 01:41:45 PM »
I goofed off a little after I made my last post and did a search for "underwater disposable cameras" and found a bunch of them available to order for under $10, they of course were only rated for anywhere from 10'-33' depth but thats deeper than needed for aquarium pics.
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Re: Cheap Underwater Camera?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 01:02:49 PM »
I have my underwater camera.  It's actually a real film camera, that takes the new cartridge style film canisters.  I've never taken any pics in the tank.

Heck for that matter, I've never gotten any of the film developed.  Something like 10 rolls LOL
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