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1. Posted by miranda73 (Full Member 76 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I just want to know how to take picture under water. Are any special additional equipment to be "attached" in digital camera???

2. Posted by carpe diem (Inactive 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Important question.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have seen some really good pictures taken using a digital camera and an underwater bag. Aquapac has an inexpensive product that works well with point and shoot. From there, you can pay more for bags with a lens so you aren't taking pictures through foggy and soggy plastic.

Conversely, you could make your own: how to make an underwater camera bag.

Greg

4. Posted by sanquar (Full Member 63 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

most name brand cameras will produce underwater housings for popular cameras. I take mine on all travels to allow me to still use the camera in the rain, underwater etc. Most generic housings are limited to 40 metres these days. Just one o-ring to keep lubed with silicon grease is all that required to keep them in great shape, usually.

If you want to go further, Ikelite housings have a great wrap and will serve you well and really lighten your pocket.

cheers,

5. Posted by harajuku20 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i have heard that pentax optio can shoot images underwater. I think itslike 300++ US Dollars.

6. Posted by Kayaker (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I couldn't afford housings for my existing cameras. Last year I bought a new case and camers for a little over $300. www.fantasea.com makes several cases for Nikon digital cameras. I got a used Nikon 4300 on EBay and ordered the equivalent case from Fantasea. I was impressed. The case worked well. You have to be careful, though, or it will fog up. I suspect they are all succeptible to that.

I have better cameras but have used the 4300 as a point and shoot. Its out of production so not expensive. The Fantasea web site will show you the cases and cameras they support.