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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Reusable Underwater Camera

I got this toy camera ( aka plastic lomo camera) for our honeymoon. I wanted to take picture all over Mauritius, even under water! I don't regret this purchase a second. I shoot two rolls and got lots of fun pictures! You can see some below. First let's talk a bit about the camera.

reusable underwater lomo camera
 
This Reusable Underwater Lomo Camera can be found anywhere from Amazon to Aliexpress. It's a 35mm plastic camera that comes in lots of bright colors and pretty designs ( Winnie the Pooh, flowers, fish, hearts etc.)

Facts:
  1. 35mm film
  2. 28 mm wide angle plastic lens
  3. Reusable
  4. No batteries needed
  5. Focus free lens
  6. Waterproof
After shooting two rolls of film underwater I can add my own pros and cons for this lomo toy:

Pros:
  • Floats on water, has a wrist strap. Super useful - when you don't take pictures you don't have to go out of water to leave your camera on a beach. You put a strap around your wrist and keep swimming and having fun. Even if it gets unattached you won't loose it: your plastic camera wll just float arond and it's easy to spot it due to the bright design.
  • Small and light. Keep it with you every time you wear your swimsuit! :-)
  • Cute design. As mentioned before: bright colors, soft rubber buttons, pretty prints. 
  • Processed at any photo finisher. Very important! I had many problems with different photo labs but they processed and scanned this one with no additional questions! 
Cons:
  • Hard to use a view-finder. It is hard to take pictures in a salty sea/ocean: my body tends to float up which makes it hard to just wait for a good composition, I have to move constantly; using goggles plus this camera in a plastic case doesn't make the view clearer; not using goggles doesn't let me search for a good composition with my eyes open in salty water. So, most of the time I just shoot "blindly" which I guess adds surprise effect to the pictures. 
  • Leaks. Yes it does let some water in. Maybe in a week of being used it started to leak a little bit. It wasn't all flooded and water didn't damage the camera or a film roll but it left some salty stains inside. 
But it's always better to see one time than to hear 100 times, so let's look at the photos we took:


Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater with our Reusable Underwater Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Lomo Camera
Reusable Underwater Lomography Camera Demo
 Reusable Underwater Lomo Camera Example
Reusable Underwater Lomo Camera Example, Out of Water
 Underwater Lomo Camera Example Swimsuit
 Reusable Underwater Lomo Camera Example Swimming
 Reusable Underwater Lomo Camera Example DolphinUnderwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera Dolphin
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera In and Out of Water
 Underwater Photography Shark
 Underwater Photography Mauritius
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photography
Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera Couple Holding Hands
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Lomo Camera out of water
Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera Married Couple
 Underwater Photograph with Reusable Lomo Camera


3 comments:

Michelle P said...

The pictures look great!

Angela said...

Les photos sont superrr!!!
J'adore!

Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

Angela said...

Les photos sont superrr!!!
J'adore!

Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

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