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Recommended 35mm Film

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by Jud1417, May 14, 2008.

  1. Jud1417

    Jud1417 Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fernandina Beach, Florida
    What is the recommended 35mm film that should be used in the 15 to 60 ft. depth range (green water with 15 to 20 ft.vis) )for a SeaLife Sport Diver camera w/built in flash. Thanks.
  2. RonFrank

    RonFrank Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    Film, what is THAT! LOL :D

    I'd be sporting a killer flash, and some ISO 400 or better film! However when vis sucks, it's often better to shoot macro, or close. So what are you shooting because that is more important than WHERE you are shootinG?
  3. lowery399

    lowery399 Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Northwest GA
    I have one of the 35mm's as well. The last time I used mine was in a pool in about 10 ft depth and there was a lot of backscatter. I think I used 400 speed film and then 800 speed film and it seemed to be better with 800. The greatest distance I took in the pool was about 20 ft and there was a little backscatter in them so it is still trial and error for mine.
  4. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Guest

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: New Jersey
    Our SeaLife technician recommends ISO200. This is the most versatile film speed. However this will not add lost color due to light refraction when shooting underwater. We recommend using an External flash or the camera's inner flash to bring out the color. If you are using the camera's inner flash, we recommend that you get within 2’ of your subject. If you are using an external flash the distance can be up to 5 feet. Also, make sure when you take your film for processing that you tell them they are underwater pictures.

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