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Feb 14, 2011 11:06 |  #1

I've been seriously getting into kayaking lately, and while I've picked up one of the waterproof units for use when I'm actually on the water; some of the areas we're traveling to have some great scenery, and I'd like to be able to take the DSLR along as well for some more creative work.

I could put the cam in a dry bag, the ones I have are plenty good enough for that. However, I also need something fairly rigid to handle the bumps and bangs of typical trips, and it would need to be fairly compact, and not weigh more than the boat itself.

The capacity I am thinking would be a rebel body, 15-85 lens and a flash.

so the basic question - anyone ever go through similar concerns? where would a good place to start looking? at work we have ultra rugged water resistant cases for the electronics which are plenty large, but they weigh a ton. I've got several small pelican cases which are waterproof that I use for various camping/kayaking gear, but they're way too small for the cam.


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Feb 14, 2011 11:15 |  #2

Start here.....
But prices start at about $1200 for hard cases.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …107+4283022101+​4283022103 (external link)


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Feb 14, 2011 11:26 |  #3

should have probably specified. trying to find a storage case, not an underwater use case


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Feb 14, 2011 11:48 |  #4

I just went to walmart and got a float bag, the ones used to keep your clothes and other stuff dry, all I did was put my whole camera bag into that, I volunteer at a nature preserve taking school age kids out on canoes, the bag hasn't touched the water yet but its there just in case, If I were you I would get one and put some clothes and other stuff about the weight of the camera on a trip just to test the waterproofness of the bag before actually putting a camera in it, its basically got the protection of your camera bag with a floating waterproof outer layer




  
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Feb 14, 2011 12:39 |  #5

for a hard storage waterproof case I would send you to the obvious: a pelican case series or some of their clones.


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Feb 14, 2011 13:29 |  #6

There are a number of pelican cases that would fit the camera gear you have plus a whole lot more.


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Feb 14, 2011 13:37 as a reply to  @ sdipirro's post |  #7

Pelican case or Storm case (i think they are the same company now) hands down. Pretty inexpensive insurance. And they float.




  
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Feb 14, 2011 14:06 |  #8

looked up the pelican site. never knew they came in that many sizes. the 1200 shows an SLR in it. wonder if that would fit the flash too or I should go a tad bigger.


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Feb 14, 2011 19:04 |  #9

Have a look here
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=460668

you will see many size and many options


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