taking pictures while scuba diving

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  1. ckshen

    ckshen TPF Noob!

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    i am going to the caymans for a friend's wedding. and they have some great coral reefs down there. i was wondering, what speed of film should i use to shoot those pictures? is 800 good?
     
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    Well 800 is going to be very grainy. You still probably wont have enough light to shoot the coral without a flash anyway. Why not go for a nice saturated fine grained film. I've never done any underwater photography but I hear Provia is very popular for that purpose.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I agree with Vood, that if the light would allow it something more fine grained would be nice. Talk to the counter folks at the local lab; I think you need a red correcting filter to compensate for the loss of that part of the spectrum once you get 6' or 8' below the surface.
     
  4. Cuervo79

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    Most places were you can scuba dive they rent cameras with flash, you should check it out, and if you have flash use 400, a friend of mine has done this and 400 was an ok film for a camera with a flash if you have no flas it doesn't really matter what kind of ISO film you have all you are going to get are blues and some greens, you need a flash to get the reds....
     

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