Underwater housing for Fuji S602

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by F, Oct 3, 2005.

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    F Guest

    I'm looking for an underwater housing for my Fuji S602 for when I go
    snorkelling. Can anyone suggest such an item, or a supplier who might be
    able to find one?

    TIA
     
    F, Oct 3, 2005
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    Addenuff Guest

    Addenuff, Oct 4, 2005
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    F Guest

    F, Oct 4, 2005
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    if Guest

    There was an article in a photo magazine once about building your own. They
    used a short end section (about 100mm) of pvc sewer pipe (150mm diameter)
    as the casing with a screw-on cap with rubber sealing ring to close the
    back (this is a standard accessory for such pipes) and allow the camera to
    be inserted, and a sheet of perspex cemented across the front opening for
    the lens to see out of. The tricky bit was controls - if you have a remote
    control then there'd be no problem; as this was in the days of film cameras
    I think they rigged up a cable release through a carefully sealed hole,
    possibly something similar would still work to press the shutter release.
    Everything else left on auto of course. If you make one, be sure to test
    the empty box to a suitable depth to look for leaks before entrusting your
    camera to it.

    Alternatively quite a few "weatherproof" cameras are capable of use down to
    a few metres depth (same as with watches) - worth looking out for when
    buying a new camera as it saves a bomb on purpose built enclosures as
    you've seen.

    I'm sure there also used to be a cheapo enclosure which was basically a
    heavy duty polythene bag with a waterproof ziplock seal for getting the
    camera in and an embedded clear glass filter which screwed onto the filter
    thread to give a clear view. With this you could operate the controls more
    or less normally through the plastic. Again you could probably build such a
    thing yourself, but I'm not sure how much I'd trust such a device to keep
    dry. However if you get most of the air out, the squashy nature of the bag
    would prevent a build up of water pressure and so reduce the ingress of
    water through the seals.
     
    if, Oct 4, 2005
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    F Guest

    This may have to be the way to go.
    That's the scary bit!
     
    F, Oct 5, 2005
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