How to waterproof Canon G7?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by cicada, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. cicada

    cicada Guest

    I'm going whitewater rafting. The real thing to waterproof Canon G7
    is this Canon DP-WC11 at $150 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JIOG5I
    .. Since I hardly ever take any picture below the water, I want to
    skip that and go the cheap route. Has anyone tried any other thing to
    waterproof a G7? Did it work well for you? Thanks.
     
    cicada, Sep 16, 2008
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  2. cicada

    cicada Guest

    Sorry I still don't get how you carry out all the steps.

    How do I put a retaining ring on G7? What is a retaining ring? What
    is a UV filter? Can you show me a product link?

    What do you mean by 'screw into the retaining ring'?
     
    cicada, Sep 16, 2008
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    Chris H Guest

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    If you need those questions answered do NOT take a camera with you.
     
    Chris H, Sep 16, 2008
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    Tom D Guest

    Actually, it's not quite that bad. The Canon G series cameras use an
    optional adapter that you can get if you need to use filters or auxiliary
    lenses. For the OP, if you plan to go that route, search for 'g7 adapter'
    at adorama.com to find the Canon version and an Adorama version. There's
    also lensmateonline.com that sells their own.

    -=- Tom
     
    Tom D, Sep 16, 2008
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  5. cicada

    Peter Guest

    Sorry I still don't get how you carry out all the steps.

    How do I put a retaining ring on G7? What is a retaining ring? What
    is a UV filter? Can you show me a product link?

    What do you mean by 'screw into the retaining ring'?



    After reading all this thread, I think you should get an inexpensive water
    resistant P&SO and not worry about it. Enjoy your trip
     
    Peter, Sep 16, 2008
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  6. cicada

    cicada Guest

    Tell me more about P&SO. Can I find it online?
     
    cicada, Sep 16, 2008
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  7. cicada

    Peter Guest

    Tell me more about P&SO. Can I find it online?



    Google water resistant point and shoot cameras.
     
    Peter, Sep 16, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    He means an inexpensive point & shoot ("o" for one-time use) camera.
    I bought a Kodak Max Water & Sport camera for $15 in a drugstore.
    It takes 27 exposures, ISO is 800, and will take pictures underwater
    at shallow depths. (The camera is waterproof to 35 ft, but the light
    underwater isn't good enough for pictures at more than a few feet)
    You shoot all the pictures and take the camera in for developing. You
    don't get the camera back.
    http://www.drugstore.com/products/p...rt_&CAID=2742a90f-44c4-4ade-9728-91a69237b2f7

    CVS, Walgreen's, and many other stores carry them.
     
    tony cooper, Sep 16, 2008
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  9. cicada

    cicada Guest

    Would this filter work? I don't know how it attachs to Canon G7. But
    if it's out there in the market, it must has a way to do it. Right?
    Then I'll be able to put a Ziplog bag around it as you instructed.
    Good?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Filter-58mm-Tub...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
     
    cicada, Sep 21, 2008
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