Frequently Asked Questions
Single use cameras have been changed so many times since their introduction that we can no longer recommend their use or this system.
The Aquashot system has been discontinued. This page is for reference only.
Should I use flash or non-flash cameras?
Flash model cameras are definitely preferred for underwater photography
to illuminate the colors. The AquaShot 3 will ONLY accept flash model cameras.
Why should I use the #5411.3 water correcting lens?
Eliminating the water improves picture quality. The #5411.3 Water
Correcting Lens allows you to photograph subjects as close as two feet
(.6m) underwater. Note that the #5411.3 Water Correcting Lens is included with the Macro Kit.
Why should I use the #5412.3 Macro Kit?
The Macro Kit allows you to photograph the colorful small objects
(about the size of your hand) eight inches from the camera. The results
will amaze you. Macro pictures will usually prove satisfactory even in
lower visibility situations.
Remember to hold especially still when taking the photograph. Macro
photography will provide you with a lesson in how difficult it is to
remain motionless underwater.
Note that the #5411.3 Water Correcting Lens is included with the Macro Kit.
Why does it look like snow in my pictures?
The first precaution is to avoid stirring up the silt with your
fins. This "snow" is particles suspended in the water that have been
illuminated by your strobe.
The camera lens is looking through these illuminated particles,
accentuating the problem. Fewer particles will be illuminated by moving
the strobe farther from the lens. This is the advantage of using the
optional Substrobe AQ/S. It comes with a shield that blocks the flash on
the camera, redirecting it to trigger the Substrobe AQ/S which is mounted
away from the camera on an arm.
Can a worn film advance pad be replaced?
A #9435.05 replacement rubber film advance pad is available for only one
dollar postpaid. Installation requires simply removing one screw to install a new backing plate and advance pad. We abandoned our original peel-and-stick pad idea to obtain a more satisfactory bonding of the rubber pad to the backing plate.
Can I update my old AquaShot to Auto 35?
Since the Auto 35 system was discontinued in 2006, we are no longer able to offer upgrade from Aquashot to Auto 35.