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    hi guys,

    anyone can recommend me a place where i can get cheap disposable camera that can enable me to shoot underswater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by recca02 View Post
    hi guys,

    anyone can recommend me a place where i can get cheap disposable camera that can enable me to shoot underswater?
    i usually buy from any one of those photography shops for around $15-20...

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    Quote Originally Posted by recca02 View Post
    anyone can recommend me a place where i can get cheap disposable camera that can enable me to shoot underswater?
    Most camera shops have it, check Consumer Corner for addresses, give them a ring. Take note of the maximum depth. Snorkeling is fine, but scuba diving is too deep. Usually, no scuba dive instructor would let you take it down.
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    Erm.. I think its cheaper to buy a reuseable waterproof film camera? Costs about $20-30. Some even comes with flash! But not very entirely sure about the depth it can go. try searching on the yahoo gmarket. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Most camera shops have it, check Consumer Corner for addresses, give them a ring. Take note of the maximum depth. Snorkeling is fine, but scuba diving is too deep. Usually, no scuba dive instructor would let you take it down.
    eh... used a few times for scuba liao... no problem.
    up to 18m... i think i did a couple deep dive with the disposable camera too...
    why ur instructor so niao don't let u take down, u were doing ur open water issit?


    only thing is picture quality not that good lah especially when vis is poor cos no flash.... think got versions with flash.

    some sample pics:
    Car Wreck!


    Spot the shark?



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    Quote Originally Posted by tunge View Post
    eh... used a few times for scuba liao... no problem.
    up to 18m... i think i did a couple deep dive with the disposable camera too...
    why ur instructor so niao don't let u take down, u were doing ur open water issit?
    Nope, it was during a normal dive. (On Open Water no camera was allowed at all.) Reason is simple: when your camera is only "up to 15m" you would block at least your buddy from going deeper, thus splitting the group. Depending on the people and skills in the group this might not be suitable. Secondly, if you need to go deeper to help others but your camera would crack there .. some people can turn out very selfish / kiasu. Final decision is with instructor / dive guide, always.
    Let's get back to topic
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    still looking for the shark after 20min
    hmmm
    Canon EOS 500D|BG-E5|18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit| 50mm f/1.8 II | 17-40mm f/4L | 580EXII
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    Quote Originally Posted by jekyll69 View Post
    still looking for the shark after 20min
    hmmm
    SHARK??
    I think if I see one, I know it's end of my life..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jekyll69 View Post
    still looking for the shark after 20min
    hmmm
    oh oh i think i see it! near the top right portion of the photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jekyll69 View Post
    still looking for the shark after 20min
    hmmm

    haha if split photo into 3rds the shark is at the top right hand third

    Quote Originally Posted by therealjosiah View Post
    oh oh i think i see it! near the top right portion of the photo!

    bingo... prob a regular black tip reef shark

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    wah thanks for the reply guys~
    meanwhile pls give me your comments on my pics

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39325507@N08

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Nope, it was during a normal dive. (On Open Water no camera was allowed at all.) Reason is simple: when your camera is only "up to 15m" you would block at least your buddy from going deeper, thus splitting the group. Depending on the people and skills in the group this might not be suitable. Secondly, if you need to go deeper to help others but your camera would crack there .. some people can turn out very selfish / kiasu. Final decision is with instructor / dive guide, always.
    Let's get back to topic
    yup understand ur point...
    just sharing that the disposable camera is fully capable of going beyong the listed depth limits as tested by me. also for a $20 disposable if it does crack n leak, i'll just let it be n continue my dive. anyways now i'm done with disposables invested in UW casing for my canon ixus... still yet to use it though
    wonder what the TS gonna use it for, maybe just for snorkelling or at the beach then no issue liao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by recca02 View Post
    wah thanks for the reply guys~
    meanwhile pls give me your comments on my pics

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39325507@N08
    ermm bro u abit the OTT leh.... haha no offence...

    i though u gonna post some underwater shots, but u ask for c&c on ur regular shots in ur thread abt underwater camera...
    Last edited by tunge; 8th October 2009 at 11:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recca02 View Post
    hi guys,

    anyone can recommend me a place where i can get cheap disposable camera that can enable me to shoot underswater?
    I bought the Kodak Weekend Disposable based off of the recommend here: http://disposableunderwatercamera.or...g-a-Brand.html

    Can't complain, it gets the job done for very little $$

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    Quote Originally Posted by recca02 View Post
    wah thanks for the reply guys~
    meanwhile pls give me your comments on my pics
    Be selective, post the images (not the link to entire album) into respective categories. For single images where you have spend time and it's not just a snapshot you can post into Critique Corner for in-depth discussion, but please read the guidelines before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recca02 View Post
    wah thanks for the reply guys~
    meanwhile pls give me your comments on my pics

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39325507@N08
    Er, it's not even related to your topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    SHARK??
    I think if I see one, I know it's end of my life..
    hmm...not if is a great white or tiger...i don't know..the whole fun of diving for me is to see the big fishes and shark is def one of them. i used to have one of those underwater film camera...at deeper level is quite useless without flash..TS..if u do this often enough,it may be worth while to invest in a digital ones..maybe not a dslr just a normal pns or even a prosumer

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