Waterproof camera for $50 for River Rafting?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Kevin Heider, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Kevin Heider

    Kevin Heider Guest

    What is a good used/new $50 waterproof camera?

    I will be going river rafting in July with a group and want to get a
    camera that can survive being dropped in the water and/or being shot
    at by an oversized water canon.

    A quick search on eBay found the Canon SureShot WP-1, Canon AS-6, and
    a Aqua Vu 35mm. Will these sell for under $50 and are any of them
    recommened?

    Do camera shops (I live in Sacramento, CA) rent waterproof cameras?

    Current cameras: Rebel Digital, Maxxum 8000i, Minolta SR-7, Yashica
    J-5.

    Thank you for your time.

    Replies will default to my Yahoo e-mail account.

    -- Kevin Heider
    e-mail: (first intitial of first name)p(last name) at attbi.com
     
    Kevin Heider, Jun 23, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest

    You can now buy disposable cameras that are watertight.
     
    Matt Clara, Jun 23, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Yes, but results are poor.

    Here is a list of water-resistant (and other interesting) cameras,
    which might help you find something used:

    http://creekin.net/cameras.htm
     
    Bill Tuthill, Jun 23, 2004
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  4. Kevin Heider

    Matt Clara Guest

    Say it's not so!
     
    Matt Clara, Jun 24, 2004
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  5. Kevin Heider

    Kevin Heider Guest

    Ahh. Thank you. I just picked up a one-use Fuji WaterProof camera ,
    27 exp (800 ASA), but with no flash camera. Not a bad solution
    ($11.84 after tax) for a one day outting in the water. Besides now I
    can have fun without babysitting an expensive camera. I only go out
    on the American River in Sacramento, CA once or twice a year.

    I might also pick-up a waterproof Aqua-Vu 35 (reloadable and has a
    flash) for around $30.

    Thanks for the advice.

    -- Kevin Heider
    e-mail: (first intitial of first name)p(last name) at attbi.com
     
    Kevin Heider, Jun 25, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    A tip for you. The Fuji waterproofs (several I've tried anyway)
    focus short of infinity. They are excellent for taking pictures of
    groups of people, but landscapes near infinity will be out of focus.
    I don't know that one!
     
    Bill Tuthill, Jun 25, 2004
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