Solution To Above Water Pictures Ruined By Water Drops
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
Sometimes you want to take pictures above water while snorkeling with your camera in its waterproof housing. You may be taking pictures of the boat or the shore, or shots half in and half out of the water. But you will have water drops on the lens that will not look good in the pictures.
To wipe off water drops use a small chamois cloth. I cut a 3" x 3" square from a chamois (real or synthetic), punched a hole and attached it to the camera housing with a nylon string.
The chamois can be rung out and used to wipe down the lens whenever you want to take an over water shot. It's useful especially for split shots.
Just remember to keep it out of the lens field of view when shooting.