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Water housing for just using around the water surface

 
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Jul 02, 2012 11:47 |  #1

I am not looking for anything heavy duty (no diving or no strong waves like surf shooters)
I need something to protect the camera on the water surface and maybe 1-2 inches below. so there will not be any pessure.
Something to cover 7D body WITH flash and a lens with 82mm diameter. I found this
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0_Underwater_Ho​using.html (external link)
but its out of stock. do you have any ther reccomendations?


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Jul 02, 2012 20:45 |  #2

I guess that would work, but I wouldn't trust my gear with a plastic bag. How much are you going to use it? If you plan to use it a lot I would just get a hard shell underwater housing. If your not going to use it but a hand full of times then I would just rent an underwater housing. Have you looked on CL for an underwater housing? I see them on there every now and then and they aren't too expensive, a little over $1,000.00.

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Jul 02, 2012 21:37 |  #3

Based on my experience, the most critical moment when bringing my camera underwater is about 0-2 meters below the surface. The reason is that the water pressure is low, the sea current is sometimes strong; thus any gaps between the house and dome may have risk having the water entered. This won't happen if you have a good underwater housing such as nauticam, aquatica, sea&sea, subal.

If you bring the camera underwater in the swimming pool, I think the plastic bag (from your link) should be fine. But if you bring it into the sea, I don't think it's a good idea. If you don't take pictures underwater often, the best solution is like Patrick said, rent the whole underwater setup including house, strobes, arms.

Hope this helps.


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Jul 02, 2012 22:53 |  #4

Dicapac range is cheaper

http://www.dicapac.com …scate=5&menuCod​e=MN010500 (external link)


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