waterproof one-use zoom

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  1. Wayne

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    Does anyone make a waterproof one-use zoom camera? I sure cant find one.


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    No, the application is too risky to equipment, I really want a one-use.
     
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    Traditionally telephoto zoom aren't used underwater due to the magnification factor of the water. Also water isn't as clear as we think it is, so a telephoto's ability to see through water is degraded by the particles suspended in the water.

    Underwater photographers usually use a wide angle lens, and get very close to their subject to avoid the water's suspended particles.

    Thus manufacturers don't make one use waterproof cameras.
     
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    Agfa used to make one if I remember, made famous by that commercial, but I haven't heard of any others being available. They make cheap $20 re-usable cameras that come with water housings, no metering or flash, just a shutter that fires at a set speed. I got one for christmas. Underwater you'd basically just be guessing and hoping, which might not be an option.
     
  6. Wayne

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    I presume you are talking about something like this:

    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=3632&JRSource=nsa&nsa=1

    This is what I've been using, but its too wide-angle. I dont need something to take pictures underwater, it just needs to be capable of withstanding pressure of surf, ie not just water resistant. It will get submerged, but I wont be shooting underwater. And I dont want to risk expensive equipment that I cant afford anyway.
     
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    If you could find one of the better housings at an affordable price, (some older versions of the ewa-marine bag with the glove are sold quite cheap at auctions), use some additional padding inside, strap it to your body, would you still find yourself uncomfortabel with that situation?
     
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    Olympus made a P&S that was water resistant, I think it could stand very shallow submersion. It was the XA I think?
     
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    The XA is not water resistant.
     
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    I thinking of getting a ....rather, I might be going to buy....reasons are piling up that....oh gawd

    SOMEONEPLEASESHOOTMENOW!!!!!!