Plastic bag temp camera covering

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Paul in Houston TX, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Plastic bag temp camera covering

    Any suggestions for a _temp_ covering for
    a point and shoot?

    A plastic bag would be perfect but all the
    ones I have create too much distortion.
    I need to keep out water and dirt.
    Do not want a hard case.
     
    Paul in Houston TX, Jun 2, 2012
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  2. Paul in Houston TX

    Savageduck Guest

    We had a fair discussion on this subject a few weeks ago. A swamp bound
    Aussie was looking for some camera protection when wading through the
    mire.
    The consensus was, if you need protection from moisture a ziplock bag
    would do in a pinch to protect against rain, but ultimately use of a
    dedicated protection would be much better. That said, there would be
    nothing wrong with carrying a ziplock bag or two in your pocket for
    occasional shower protection, but not much more.
    At the time of that discussion I noted that Aquapac had some solutions
    at reasonable cost:
    Here is their small camera bag & their large. These seem appropriate
    for most compact cameras, with the convenience of being able to use a
    neck strap.
    <
    http://usstore.aquapac.net/explore-...of-camera-cases/small-camera-case-uss418.html Dicapac also has a few offerings:
    < http://www.dicapac.com/products/products.asp?bcate=1&scate=3 >
     
    Savageduck, Jun 2, 2012
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  3. Perfect!
    Thanks SD!
     
    Paul in Houston TX, Jun 2, 2012
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    dadiOH Guest

    Use the bag, screw an UV filter into the camera sandwiching the plastic, cut
    away the plastic.

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    tony cooper Guest

    A point-and-shoot that accepts screw-on filters?
     
    tony cooper, Jun 2, 2012
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  6. Good idea!

    Yes, some point-and-shoot cameras have adapters as an option which can hold
    filters and lens hoods. I have the Canon G9 Lensmate adaptor which works
    well and looks funky.
     
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Jun 3, 2012
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  7. Shower cap. A P&S might be a bit small, though; for an SLR, put the cap
    around the camera body, with the elastic around the lens. So part of
    the lens is unprotected, but the rest of the camera is protected.

    If that's not good enough, the next step up is commercial plastic bags
    with a UV filter glued into them. Screw the filter onto the lens (might
    need an adapter for a P&S), zip up the bag, and you're pretty well
    rain-proof. Some versions are even good underwater down to 15 feet or
    some such.
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Jun 4, 2012
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  8. Thanks David and everyone for the excellent ideas.
    Savage Duck gave me some good links for the commercial
    ones and I will get one soon.
    It has to be very light weight and collapsible for air travel.
     
    Paul in Houston TX, Jun 4, 2012
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