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#1 Layback Lenny

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:45 PM

Should I buy a disposable or a cheap underwater camera? Whats a good one and where can I get purchase in Indiana?
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

I have used a Pentax Optio WP (water-proof) for years, which takes great pics as long as you don't go down more than 6 feet. Obviously not a diver's camera, but great for snorkeling. It also takes good videos and land pics, zooms, other features I am still learning about. About the size of a deck of cards, with no bulky case or antidessicant packs. I have a second battery and always keep one charged.

I find the pics are much better than those of disposables. Wasn't cheap as I recall from years ago, but well worth the $. Definitely my go-to, all purpose camera.

Check on-line, as far as I know it's still available.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:26 PM

Care to show any of those photos, Dawnb? I'd love to see what I'm going to see.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:36 PM

Will try. Never have quite figured out that photo-sharing/uploading thingy.:rolleyes: Some samples: http://picasaweb.goo...feat=directlink

Also have some excellent whale shark video, but danged if I can find it to post. I know it's somewhere...
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:37 PM

Thanks for trying, Dawn, but it's not working. Gallant effort, though. :D
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:02 AM

Sorry. Will try again.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:13 AM

I was able to see 3 of the 7 pics I tried to post by pasting the link into my browser. That might work for you.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:54 PM

I have used them before. I can't remember what brand it was but I do know I had it down to around 40 feet and it didn't leak at all.
Oh, and the pictures came out good too.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:15 AM

Thanks, folks. Got 3 disposable Kodaks on the way via internet.
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