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I want to take my Canon 5DII under water !!

 
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Jul 15, 2012 19:12 |  #1

My younger brother is a Paralympic swimmer and I’ve been given an assignment by NZ Sport to get a photo of him swimming to be used as a 2m x 4m poster for the wall of Sports House.

I’ve seen too many diving shots and they don’t want a portrait they want him in action.

So I want to get under water, I can’t justify buying a $3000 housing to use once and even hiring them is VERY steep.

has anyone had any experience with DICAPac or other bag type housing. My next issue is I want to light him under the water as well.


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Jul 15, 2012 22:14 |  #2

Do you have any local shops that rent housings or look online for companies that do? I would not trust any bags with a camera unless you have all your gear insured.




  
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Jul 15, 2012 22:19 |  #3

I personally know Sean at SPL water housing. They are surf housing but work for anything. They do have rentals. Here is a link to there rentals

http://www.splwaterhou​sings.com/html/waterho​usingrentals.html (external link)




  
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Jul 16, 2012 01:21 |  #4

Personally I would never trust a $400.00 bag with $6,000.00 worth of gear. I would rather pay a couple hundred to rent a housing for a couple days.

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Jul 16, 2012 16:32 |  #5

Thanks so much for all the ideas and trains of thoughts big help.

Ill keep everyone posted on my progress.


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Jul 16, 2012 16:49 |  #6

Saint728 wrote in post #14722359 (external link)
Personally I would never trust a $400.00 bag with $6,000.00 worth of gear. I would rather pay a couple hundred to rent a housing for a couple days.

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Agreed.


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Jul 16, 2012 20:29 |  #7

You can purchase a Canon S95 and canon underwater housing for way less.

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http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_DC38_Case_for_​Canon.html (external link)

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The camera shoots raw for you can forget out WB cause you can always correct it in post, both together will be way less the and housing on the market for the 5DII

Just a thought.

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Jul 17, 2012 08:51 |  #8

If you only take underwater shots for a few days project, then rent the equipment. Also, you want to have descent strobes to light the object.

Consider the following:
- Housing
- Two strobes
- Arms

I don't recommend a pocket camera, since you need fast shutter speed to take your brother in actions.


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Jul 17, 2012 09:13 |  #9

I had an e-sess request for this. Let me know what you come up with.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 11:29 |  #10

S.E.V. wrote in post #14726636 (external link)
You can purchase a Canon S95 and canon underwater housing for way less.

housing
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_DC38_Case_for_​Canon.html (external link)

Camera
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …t_S95_Digital_C​amera.html (external link)

The camera shoots raw for you can forget out WB cause you can always correct it in post, both together will be way less the and housing on the market for the 5DII

Just a thought.

Sevan

That's perfect! I've been looking around for a camera that will shoot RAW and I can take underwater.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 14:16 |  #11

dicapak cases work well and are sub 100


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Jul 17, 2012 16:10 |  #12

I actually have an gently-used Ikelite housing and 8" dome for my 5D mark ii that I was thinking of selling...although I don't think shipping to NZ would be cheap :p

I used it for video and it was pretty awesome.

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