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