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Old Jun 5, 2003, 5:07 AM   #1
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Hi:

I'd like to take photos underwater with my digital camera.

I've found some comercial solutions, but they're to expensive for me and they're thought for diving. What I'd like is only to take photos on a pool, where the camera could be get wet, i.e., "on the water" more than "underwater" .

Do anyone know any cheap solution

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Old Jun 10, 2003, 1:42 PM   #2
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Hi:

I'd like to take photos underwater with my digital camera.

I've found some comercial solutions, but they're to expensive for me and they're thought for diving. What I'd like is only to take photos on a pool, where the camera could be get wet, i.e., "on the water" more than "underwater" .

Do anyone know any cheap solution

Thanks in advance

J.A.Calvo
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Fuji 2800 Zoom
Spain
I don't know which digicam you have but I have a Canon A70 that has an underwater case as an accesory. I haven't tried it yet so can't comment on it per se but the camera sells for less then $300 and the case is just under $200. I'm sure other lower cost digicams may provide a solution for you.

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Old Jun 10, 2003, 3:34 PM   #3
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Olympus have this underwater case with some cameras too.
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Old Jun 10, 2003, 7:35 PM   #4
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.... "on the water" more than "underwater" .

... cheap solution
Zipper bag
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 7:42 AM   #5
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I wouldn't trust a zipper bag.

If you want to make pictures "underwater", then you could try a see-through bowl of some sort, hold that down in the water and you can photograph through it with good vision (given enough light).
If you just want to protect your camera against water while on a boat: they do have waterproof bags you can use?
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 2:30 AM   #6
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My camera is a Fuji 2800 Zoom, and Fuji haven't any underwater case.

I've searched for a case from other brands and found Ewa-Submarine, but it's too expensive for me (much more than 200$ in Spain).

Apparently, zipper bags don't allow to make photos throug them, but if you know a brand that could be used for it, I'll appreciate your info.

And the "bowl" don't appear to be a solution. Think of me going to the pool or the beach with so a thing all the time!

thanks for all your replies


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Old Jun 22, 2003, 4:13 PM   #7
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http://www.ewamarine.com/

check this site out for some cheaper enclosures
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Old Sep 7, 2003, 6:51 PM   #8
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I have photographed many, many times in a pool with both still cameras and video cameras. I find the best solution is a ten gallon fish tank. You simply place the camera on the bottom, and sink the lower portion of the tank under the water. Obviously, you keep the top of the tank above the water level. You can simply reach in the top of the tank to press the shutter release.

I like to set the camera on a towel to pad the camera and soak up any water that might splash into the tank.

You can pick up a tank for about $15.

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