Nikon D70 - Water-resistant bag!?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by NightStar, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. NightStar

    NightStar Guest

    I'm going to Canada next week, so one of the day's visit will be to
    Niagara... Naturally I want to take some pictures while on the Maid
    of the Mist, but don't really want to get the camera wet! (I wonder
    why?)

    Are there any cheap ways (Short of using a carrier-bag and
    rubber-band) to make a housing, or buy a cheap housing that is
    water-resistant? (I'm not really looking to pay about £80 just for a
    couple of minutes of shoot - I won't be needing the camera to be water
    resistant after Canada.)

    Any places in the UK that sell anything cheap, or am I asking a lot
    for a cheap purchase!?

    Tony.
     
    NightStar, Sep 6, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. NightStar

    gsum Guest

    Beware!!!

    I took my D100/24x85 lens on the hills in mist and drizzle and discovered
    that the lens (which extends in length) sucks water into the camera.
    Luckily I got away with it. If I were you, I would spend the £80
    and avoid using a variable length zoom.

    Graham
     
    gsum, Sep 6, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. NightStar

    NightStar Guest

    That was a quick reply! :)

    Thanks.

    The unit I saw though just had a "tube" that went around the lens, but
    not that tight a fit - I'd assume that, like you, water might get in
    between the lense-housing.

    What I was thinking of doing, which is a bit of a hash-job, is to get
    a clear (large) plastic bag - a "star" in the bottom and fit this
    around the lens head with a rubber-band... Cheap and cheerful -
    Wonder if it would be good enough.

    I am surprised there are not units that are, effectively, a large bag
    with a threaded lens at the front that you screw to the front of the
    camera lens!?

    Tony.
     
    NightStar, Sep 6, 2004
    #3
  4. NightStar

    kubalister Guest

    http://www.ewa-marine.com/english/index.htm
     
    kubalister, Sep 6, 2004
    #4
  5. NightStar

    NightStar Guest

    Thanks - I'm going to try this. Many thanks for everyone's help :)

    Tony.
     
    NightStar, Sep 6, 2004
    #5
  6. NightStar

    NightStar Guest

    I'm aiming to do this exact thing...

    Thanks for all the help.

    Tony
     
    NightStar, Sep 8, 2004
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.