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Old 05-24-2005, 06:59 AM
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Okay I am not selling or advertising but I wanted to share......

I only take the single use cameras on my cruises now..... well since we booked it in Feb I have been on the look out for the cheapest since I buy soooo many......

I just saw in the CVS ad for this week the cheapest yet.....$4.99 for the 27 exp, Kodak Max (800 speed)..... then Walgreens has them for $5.99. THIS WEEK ONLY.

I haven't seen the water ones go on sale yet since Feb.
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:52 AM
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EXACTLY the way to go.. We've always purchased Wal-Mart cams (for each excursion) and they make beautiful pics, under or above water! The ship will have pretty much the same exact cams but for double the price.

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Old 07-08-2005, 09:51 AM
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I'm pretty blown away about this info. I was thinking of purchasing a new fancy camera for our first cruise (Elation 09/18/05). If you're an experienced cruiser and use the disposables then I'll save that money and spend it on other goodies.
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:14 AM
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Martha,

it all depends upon your expectations. The disposal cameras do most certainly not make pictures of the same quality as "real" (non-disposable) cameras. However, if you would like to just take a couple of (outdoor!) holiday snapshots, the results might still be okay.

If you would e.g. like to take good pictures of the ship's interiors, I would suggest getting a good compact digital camera. Depending on how frequently you plan to use it, a digital camera might pay off fairly soon.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:52 AM
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Unless you're into professional photography, I have seen good results from disposables for underwater shots. Also, they do a passable job of basic shots when the light is good. I have not had any luck with them in large interior spaces, such as taking pictures of parts of the ship, as Raoul mentions. Also, they are a very poor last resort in very scenic places that call for wide angle or telephoto shots, like Alaska.
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Saw your message on cheap cameras and just had to answer you about that. MY wife and I just returned from a week on the Norweign Dawn and we stopped at their private Island down in the bahamas and I had my very good Minolta Dimage digital. We were walking around in our bathing suits and I was taking pictures and composing and deleting and adjusting up and down back and forth etc. you would think these shots were going into Nat'l Geographic. Well to make a long story short it was hot out there and all that water so clear and cool and we had this $10 disposable underwater camera and well last one in etc. etc. well I forgot about my Minolta in my suit pocket quess what, its not waterproof good thing I didn't realize it until I got out or I would have prob. drown. WEe finished the trip with my wife $30 Kodak and one underwater camera. Moral: go cheap its not easy to see a grown man cry haha. Glenn
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Ouch!!
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What a sad story. That sounds like something I would do. I have lost three digital cameras so far. I just purchased what I believe is the all time camera (for me) A guy had one on my last cruise and I fell in love with it. It is a Nikon 8800 8.2 megapixel with a wide angle to a 350 mm zoon on it. Way cool.

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Old 07-08-2005, 05:00 PM
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Tom,

that sounds like a great camera. I just purchased a Canon 350D (called Digital Rebel XT in the US, I believe) a couple of weeks ago, and it's really superb. I had my first ship visit to try it this week, and the results are stunning.
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Hey Tom promise me one thing with that new camera, don't go near the water or if you do make sure your suit has no pockets ok! enjoy!! Glenn
 
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