Canon WaterProof Housing?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Post Replies Here Please, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I'm curious about the performance of these canon waterproof housings.
    Kinda costly compared to camera but I could use one on the lake when I
    get in rainstorm. I guess my major question is does it affect the
    quality of the photographs?

    I looking at getting something for an A70.

    Thanks for any information.

    I guess the real question is the price worth it? That is always a hard
    one to answer.

    Thanks,

    Alan
     
    Post Replies Here Please, Jul 23, 2004
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  2. Also wanted to know if the WaterProof housing is easy to use and
    setup. Forgot to put that in the last post. Sorry about that.


    Thanks,

    Alan
     
    Post Replies Here Please, Jul 23, 2004
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  3. Post Replies Here Please

    WhaleShark Guest

    Hi Alan,

    I use the WP DC700 with the A70. I have used it quite often while
    snorkelling, and it will soon o a dive trip with it. I am very happy
    with it, (see link below for two photos taken with it, and there will
    probably be more soon).

    Only problem you will probaly have when you use it in the rain is
    droplets on the lens. Pretty irritating.

    Whether the price is worth it depends on how often and how you will
    use it I suppose. For me, it was worth it.

    The setting up part is pretty easy, make sure the O-ring is VERY clean
    and lightly greased, stick the camera in and close it. Done. all
    controls is easily accessible, except for the shutter button, which
    takes a bit more force to press than usual, but you get used to it
    fast.

    Of course you cannot use the optical viewfinder, but the LCD is easy
    to see, even underwater. (easier underwater, actually)

    Hope this helped a bit. Feel free to ask if I can describe anything
    else.

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    WhaleShark, Jul 23, 2004
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  4. Thanks for the information that was very helpful!

    Later
     
    Post Replies Here Please, Jul 24, 2004
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  5. Surfworx> To avoid water droplets, eat an apple before you swim. Then
    Surfworx> when you spit on the lens port, water droplets will
    Surfworx> disperse more easily.

    Surfworx> Condensation inside the waterhousing can be problematic -
    Surfworx> going from a hot day into cold water. I put my housing and
    Surfworx> camera in the fridge for 10 mins, assemble, then no probs
    Surfworx> in cold water.

    Surfworx> Derrick www.surfworx.com.au

    Thanks!

    Do you think Rain-X or something like that would work? Rain-X is great
    for dispersing droplets on a car Windshield.

    I guess since this is plastic, the question would be is Rain-X safe to
    use on the case?

    I'm sold I'm going to order one now to find the best price!

    Later,

    Alan
     
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