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Old 07-05-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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I was thinking about getting an underwater camera to add to my arsenal. Any of you have one of these? Would love some info to make an educated purchase. Also any advice on using one as well.

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Look at the GoPros yet?
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Look at the GoPros yet?
Also, go to SCUBABOARD.COM. There is entire forum/section on cameras/underwater photography
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I have a canon 780is and bought the canon underwater case. Very happy with it. Gopro is good, but is expensive has some limitations. If using for photos only, I would not recommend.

If you already have a point and shoot camera that you like, look for an ikelite housing for it.
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do you mean a camera to take pics or an actual underwater camera with TV screen above water?

i have this one. http://www.theorlandoproject.com/Underwatercamera.html it comes in handy during lobster season and checking out reefs.
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I have SEALIFE 1400. Simple
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Sorry for not being clearer. I'm wanting a camera with a tv screen above water to look at wrecks/reefs. Thanks.
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Sorry for not being clearer. I'm wanting a camera with a tv screen above water to look at wrecks/reefs. Thanks.

you would think a bunch of fishermen would know what an underwater camera is.

the one i posted above gets tge job done but is limited to 65ft of cord. if your going to use it on a boat and not a kayak like i do then you can probably find one that will plug into a port on the boat or atleast hook up to your battery. that way you dont have to mess with smaller 12v systems.

i personally like black and white with an IR feature. its a lot easier to adjust black and white to make out what is down there than it is for color. also IR will allow you to see at night and i've been able to see up to 20ft in front of the camera while using it.
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Interesting idea. Please let us know if you have any luck finding lobster this way.
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Interesting idea. Please let us know if you have any luck finding lobster this way.
i did in california. a lot of spots in only 12-20ft of water that i wasn't sure what it looked like or if it even held lobster would get a look over with the camera. i found some halibut holes that way too. the dropped it down to its max 60ft range a couple times in 80-90ft of water and during the day was able to make out bottom and see fish swimming around. the gulf water is much more clear than the pacific and i assume visibility will be much greater.
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