Waterproof housings
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    Waterproof housings

    by tryinghard » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:04 am

    Really keen to get shooting in the water- trying to decide the best way to get some decent shots. Do I save hard and purchase an SPL housing for my 600D or is it more cost effective to buy another camera like the G1X and a housing for that ? Anyone here got any experience in this area ? Would be very interested to hear some ideas. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Waterproof housings

    by Dug » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:07 am

    I have been using a ewa marine bag housing for some years now and find it a great low cost housing.

    I only use it for shallow water and occasional use but it was cheap, it fits a variety of cameras and lenses and it works for me.

    I would try one and see how you go, if you get serious about it then invest in a full housing ..... but remember that even the most expensive housings do leak and they are generally VERY camera specific. If you lose your camera you may also need to replace the housing.
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    Re: Waterproof housings

    by tryinghard » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:16 am

    Thanks Dug- I have the Dicapac which is similar but am struggling to get any consistency from it as the bag moves around, plus the controls are hard to use. Any tips ?

    The bag is definitely too cumbersome to be out in the impact zone and I really wouldn't trust it out there.
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    Re: Waterproof housings

    by Dug » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:43 pm

    I have just set everything on auto and hit the shutter.

    I have only used it in light surf conditions but have still got clobbered a few times

    I would use a secure leash in anything heavier

    90% of the shots were unusable but that is the beauty of digital you can go out and shoot 1,000 frames at no real cost.

    As I said it suits me for what I do :D
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