Underwater Camera

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    ShawnInfirmity

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    I asked this question on another post but heard @Mmathis telling me in the back of my head that I should ask it on a seperate thread to get more answers. Bahahaha.

    Does anyone have an underwater camera that they use and could recommend? I am constantly struggling to get good photos of my fish because of the reflection of the sun/sky on the surface of the water. I miss being able to see my fish from the side like I used to do in my aquarium but I know the pond is the best place for them because they'll be able to grow to their maximum potential as long as I make sure their environment is optimal for them (which in my pond is not a whole lot of work).
     
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    Are you asking about a regular camera or video monitoring?
     
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    Probably just a regular camera that I could do pictures (or videos I suppose) under the water and upload to my computer or the interwebs to share with others.
     
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    I have used several different underwater cameras with so-so results. I teach underwater photography and tried to use my scuba stuff but they are bulky. Also tried a 'point and shoot' underwater camera but those have shutter lag so capturing good images are difficult. You might look into a wireless GoPro .
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    That's a cool idea!
     
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    Do you have a DSLR camera? If so you could get a polarising filter - it cuts out reflected light. I got one recently although I haven't had time to test it out yet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarizing_filter_(photography)
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    The polarizing filter works great. I use one when I get around to taking pictures of the fish.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oops I just posted on another thread where you asked this question and see now that you have already started this new thread. I think @callingcolleen1 uses a phone and sticks it in a bag or a jar.
     
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    Actually I have a large glass container that I put my camera in and lower that just below the water surface.
     
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