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Water Housing Question

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May 23, 2012 12:55 |  #1

Getting a waterhousing for my 7D, mainly for surfing and thinking of choosing the SPL waterhousings. First I would like to ask which housing is better the A-Series Housings they make or the new SPLASH housings? Also, if anybody has any other housing companies that they prefer or any comments/issues with SPL housings.
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May 24, 2012 00:56 |  #2

Well I can't answer you question but I do know housings are big. Splash housings I haven't really seen.

I have an underwater housing for a Sony handy cam. The cam is small but with the housing its huge.

It works, used it for kayaking mostly. But put it in the water and then sun etc. you get fog inside. Plus pressure. The little silica gel packs don't help much. Just a cool spray off the water every now and then will fog up the inside.

I'm a lake person myself. Took my canon out on a beach one sunny day and the wind sand sticky salt water feeling got all over it fast. I would buy a real dive housing if I were thinking about taking a 7D in that environment even tho it is weather resistant.

You would never have a worry with a dive (SCUBA) housing. the cost of one is insane tho. Bet you could buy used in Florida.

Shoot from a pier with that 100-400. I saw a vid where a guy used an 8 flash set-up on a pole from a pier and was getting great surfing shots with the sun going down. The flash on the surfers spray was unreal.

Just looked at your kite boarding pics, doubt you'll have any problems.

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Jun 01, 2012 04:35 |  #3

Do you shoot from the beach or in the water? Totally different setup.

If plan to shoot inside the water, then you should get a underwater housing.
Check out: Aquatica, Nauticam, Subal, Ikelite, Seacam, etc.

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