Going white water rafting - need to get a waterproof housing for dynax700

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by David, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Hi folks its all in the title,and we will be practising capsizing
    exercises and I think there will be tremendous photo opportunities!

    Does anyone know if I can buy a waterproof housing for my camera?

    I will be using a sigma 28-70 f2.8

    Is is this going to be a situation were I will be forced to go without a
    camera?
    I hope not! worse comes to worse Im going spend money buying some of
    those waterproof disposable cameras!
     
    David, Oct 17, 2003
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  2. David

    BG250 Guest

    A decent housing isn't cheap and adds bulk to your journey. Why not buy a
    water resistant point and shoot camera? Very compact and less to worry over.
    Pentax and Olympus have some. Perhaps others too.
    bg
     
    BG250, Oct 17, 2003
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  3. David

    ROBMURR Guest

    Subject: Going white water rafting - need to get a waterproof housing for
    A true waterproof housing may cost you hundreds and I have not
    seen any that work with anything but the old manual cameras but
    I have not seen anything. Plus that lens is large for a housing.
    How about a waterproof point and shoot camera?
     
    ROBMURR, Oct 17, 2003
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "David"
    I've done a lot of river rafting and ruined two camera bodies in the process.
    Now the good gear stays in the waterproof ammo can while in the white water and
    I just use a relatively cheap Pentax I-90 something or other to shoot with in
    the rapids (the disposables work fine too). I think the Pentax cost around
    $100 or so ... it's good down to 20 or 30 ft, depths I only occasionally reach
    while rafting :)

    Bill
     
    Bill Hilton, Oct 17, 2003
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    Montecore Guest

    Check out the Ewa Marine baggies. They will do the job and cost a lot
    less than u/w housings intended for scuba.

    David () wrote:
    : Hi folks its all in the title,and we will be practising capsizing
    : exercises and I think there will be tremendous photo opportunities!
    :
    : Does anyone know if I can buy a waterproof housing for my camera?
    :
    : I will be using a sigma 28-70 f2.8
    :
    : Is is this going to be a situation were I will be forced to go without a
    : camera?
    : I hope not! worse comes to worse Im going spend money buying some of
    : those waterproof disposable cameras!
    :
    :
     
    Montecore, Oct 17, 2003
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Get yourself a Canon Sureshot A1. Waterproof to depth of 5 metres, 32mm F3.5
    lens, autofocus with 2 focus modes: macro and normal shooting.
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Oct 17, 2003
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  7. I would look for a "waterproof", or water resistant, point and
    shoot....There are several fairly good ones on the market for under
    $150......I'd leave my good SLR at home, since there is more than a little
    water spray to watch out for when river rafting.......
     
    William Graham, Oct 17, 2003
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  8. David

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    My friends and I do a lot of whitewater boating, and we find that
    we get our best pictures from shore.

    So why not buy a Pelican box for your camera and lens, and just
    be careful about when you open it? Cost will be less, and results
    better, than a water-resistant point-and-shoot.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Oct 18, 2003
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