Underwater photos

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by mmjmm, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. mmjmm

    mmjmm Guest

    I would like to take photos when snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
    next month but have been told there is no underwater housing made for
    my Pentax MZ50 camera. I don't want to spend a lot on a camera because
    I doubt if I will need it again. The only one I"ve seen is a $29
    Vivitar Mariner camera that comes with an underwater housing. At that
    price I don't expect it to be high quality but would like to know if
    it is good enough to be worth using for what will probably be the only
    time I need one.

    Alternatively, I was thinking of trying to take photos from the
    surface by holding my Pentax Espio 95WR with only the lens under the
    surface. I know it should be ok if is dropped into tho the water, but
    I'm a bit nervous about testing the weatherproofing in this way.

    mmjmm, Aug 3, 2003
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  2. Check http://www.ewamarine.com/ and see if they have a bag for your model.
    Phil Stripling, Aug 3, 2003
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  3. Greetings,

    I have an EWA Marine bag specifically for my Pentaz MZ-50. I use all digital
    gear now so I've never used it. I'd be happy to sell it if someone can make
    good use of it. It would be far better for scuba applications that it would
    be for use in the surf zone.

    I can send pics if you like, and I paid around $550 so to sell it I'd be
    asking for something around that mark.

    Surfworx Photography, Aug 4, 2003
  4. Buy a couple of dozen underwater dispoasables, they do work rather well. If
    you want to stay with film then try the Canon Ixus Sports. I was amazed when
    I saw the images!!
    David in Perth, Aug 4, 2003
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