The Krab: My Dream Come True!

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Since the first time I saw the Krab, I knew I had to have it. Even before I bought my LC-Wide, it was my dream accessory. I live on an island surrounded by water and beautiful beaches, how could I resist it?

After receiving my LC-Wide running through the first few rolls, I looked longingly at the LC-A+ Krab as I scrolled through the online shop.

It took a while, but I finally earned enough piggies to order it, and I was so excited, I checked the mail box every day after school until it finally arrived. It was beautiful.

The first time I used it was on a trip to the North Shore. Unfortunately, it was raining that day. The great thing, though, was that I could still take pictures while running around through the rain. It was a little scary the first time I put it underwater, because I was afraid it would leak. But of course, it didn’t.

I was ecstatic when I got the photos back, I couldn’t wait to do more! I brought it to my friends pool and we took redscale underwater photos which came out even better than my first roll. The photos were crisp and clear, they came out better than I thought they would!

Credits: natalieerachel

Now, every time I go to the beach or to the pool, I always take the Krab with my along with my LC-Wide. Unfortunately, for the LC-A+, you can’t change the focus when the camera is in the housing. Since the range of focus for the LC-Wide is from 0.9m to infinity, that’s not a problem.

Credits: natalieerachel

The best film speed to use, from my experience, is 400 ISO or 800 ISO. The lighting underwater is usually darker than above water, so, to eliminate the possibilities of blur, using higher ISO is best.

Lomography CN 400 ISO works great!

One of the more annoying things about having the Krab on is the water spots that can obscure the picture. Of course, you can always just take the Krab off when out of the water at the beach, but it can be a hassle to keep putting it on, and taking it off.

Water drops :(

I’ve included, from my experience, the good and bad parts of the Krab underwater housing:

Pros
- Obvious underwater capabilities
- Rather cheap for an underwater housing
- Easy to shoot
- Can go down to 65 feet below the surface
- Hand strap to wear so it can’t float away
- Super clear photos
- Durable under the crashing waves

Cons
- Can’t change the focus
- Sometimes (with the LC-Wide) the rim of the Krab can be seen in the photos, but can be easily cropped out.
- Water spots can occur when taken right out of the water.

Credits: natalieerachel

So you see, the pros outweigh the cons, and it’s definitely worth investing in if you are a frequent beach or pool-goer. Can’t wait to see your underwater photos from all around the world!

written by natalieerachel on 2012-01-23 in #reviews #lc-wide #krab-housing #underwater-housing #lomography #lc-a #underwater #krab #user-review

11 Comments

  1. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    I really want one of these and your photos make me even more jealous. Definitely the next piggy purchase after the Horizon Perfekt!

  2. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Dont have either a LC-A or a Krab, but I do have a cheap underwatercamera, and your pics looks great! I hope mine turns out good too, and thanks for the tip about using higher ISO. :)

  3. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    @simonh82 I'm dying to get my hands on the Perfekt too!!

    @skrutt Save up piggies, you can do it! :)

  4. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    The Krub will be mine, but first I need the LCA+, I'm saving ! You have wonderful underwater pics !

  5. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    really great review and i love the photos!

  6. pomps
    pomps ·

    beautiful photos! I've got the Krab for my fisheye and I love it, just use it once a couple of weeks ago and I can't wait to use it again!

  7. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Thanks everyone! :)
    I recently took more, check it out:
    www.lomography.com/homes/natalieerachel/albums/1799178-my-1…

  8. peropero
    peropero ·

    oh i have one and i love love love love it!

  9. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I bought one but have not had a chance to use it yet. Thinking of taking it to Haunauma Bay... :D

  10. melkalise
    melkalise ·

    Every time I have been able to get piggies, it says they expire in a month. I keep seeing everyone talking about saving them. Can you save them longer than a month? Awesome pictures by the way! Wish I lived by the water! :)

  11. bumbles
    bumbles ·

    I love your photos and omg they are making me super jealous! ;P

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