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protecting camera while on water?

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Mar 06, 2013 16:54 |  #16

I do that always but with my GoPro.

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Mar 06, 2013 17:30 |  #17

I also like the idea of carrying a small waterproof camera over a DSLR. Sure you could buy an underwater enclosure that costs more that a 5D3 body. But, that's not cheap or small.

In my situation I went through two waterproof cameras from Canon and Fujifilm. Both died during their first snorkelying trip. A friend of mine lost a few Panasonic waterproof cameras after multiple trips. My current recommendation is to buy a waterproof case to put your waterproof camera into That way if the case fails, you got another line of defense. These small waterproof cameras are also cheap enough you can ensure them with squaretrade against water damage. I'd hate to invoke my personal article insurance policy that I carry for my DSLR gear in a similar situation.

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Mar 06, 2013 20:34 |  #18

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #15679955 (external link)
That looks good. Which one excactly do you have?

As I noted before I haven't used any of their camera inserts, but have used a variety of their drybags for general storage.

In my kayak I generally just rest my camera with lens on a SeaLine dry bag (nothing special- any high quality dry bag that easily fits the camera and lens will do). Most of the time I leave my camera out like that... most of the time for me the dry bag is just a precaution in case conditions unexpectedly change (and it gives a nice clean place to put the camera). If I frequently needed to stash my camera or change lenses I would probably pick up one of the Watershead bags I linked to.

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