underwater housings?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by longshot, May 27, 2004.

  1. longshot

    longshot Guest

    anyone ever use one for scuba diving? can I get one for my Olympus c4000?

    TIA
    Rob
     
    longshot, May 27, 2004
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    John Tucker Guest

    Rob,

    Sure can: http://tinyurl.com/32v3c

    John
    Texas, USA
     
    John Tucker, May 27, 2004
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    longshot Guest

    thanks John
    how weird.. Olympus website didn't show one for the 4000... $289 is pretty
    steep for a housing.. maybe I should look at underwater cameras.. opinions?

    TIA
    Rob
     
    longshot, May 27, 2004
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    John Tucker Guest

    You're welcome. I, too, thought $289 was a little steep but if you use it a
    lot, it'll pay for itself.

    John
     
    John Tucker, May 27, 2004
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    longshot Guest

    how much is a decent underwater digital camera?
     
    longshot, May 27, 2004
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    John Tucker Guest

    John Tucker, May 27, 2004
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    longshot Guest

    longshot, May 27, 2004
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    Matthew Endo Guest

    Once you get into underwater photography, that will seem very very
    cheap. Olympus USA did not import housings before the PT-015 model.

    BTW, if you want to get the PT-010 housing, act quickly, they have been
    discontinued and there is no more stock available from Olympus.

    Shameless plug: I have 2 PT-010 housings available, price is $199 plus
    shipping.

    Best of luck,
     
    Matthew Endo, May 27, 2004
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    longshot Guest

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    I assume you are a man of your word? I will take ONE for $99.50, please. :O)
     
    longshot, May 27, 2004
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    Matthew Endo Guest

    LOL! Shipping for you would be $99.50 each plus handling... ;-)

    Price is $199 each plus shipping for those not so crafty with words.

    Cheers,
     
    Matthew Endo, May 27, 2004
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    Tack Guest

    Rob,
    $289 for a housing is CHEAP!!!!
    Prior to digital OEM housings you had to pay $750 to $5000 for a decent
    housing! They are MUCH more affordable now ( relatively speaking)
    A "decent" underwater camera will cost you a heap more I promise - If you
    mean a dedicated non-housed film camera. Very few still being manufactured -
    the old Nikonos RS was a gem but almost unobtainable now. The dedicated
    non-housed digitals I have seen are low resolution - "snap shot" quality
    ones that I wouldn't bother with.
    Suggest if you are serious - house a digital ( or if you have the time and
    money house a film camera) - If you are not then it doesn't really matter
    does it :)
    More thoughts on this very subject on my web site.
    www.DivingTheBlue.com

    HTH
    Tim
     
    Tack, May 27, 2004
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    Mark Johnson Guest

    Might not be the best way to go. Pick the camera you want. Then house
    it. You can see from the prices for strobes and lenses that underwater
    photography can get pricey. Some plastic or aluminum cases could cost
    more than your camera, alone. You could, for shallow dives, just use a
    water-tight bag. But they are clumsier to operate. And you can't
    attach lenses to the front. But it is inexpensive, and could serve as
    a weather protector in other situations.
     
    Mark Johnson, May 28, 2004
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    longshot Guest

    I already have an Olympus C-4000 4mp.. .. I was leaning towards getting a
    housing for it, but these cheap cameras on ebay caught my eye...
     
    longshot, May 28, 2004
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  14. Depends what you mean by decent. If you get serious about it, you'll find
    the P&S digitals are too limiting. There are basically no dedicated
    underwater digital cameras worth it, so the only real option is to house a
    DSLR. That's not a cheap option - cost of the camera aside, a SLR housing
    will run from $1000 for a low end one up to $3000 for something like a
    Subal. On top of that you have to buy a port(s) that will fit your lens, a
    strobe (or housing for a land strobe), and assorted arms to hold the thing
    together. You'd end up looking at $2500 to $5000 as the cost of housing
    the camera. Add to that the cost of the camera and lens. Have a look at
    http://www.uwpmag.com to see some of the options.

    Mike.
     
    Mike Brodbelt, May 28, 2004
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    longshot Guest

    ok. but what can get for under $300.00?
     
    longshot, May 28, 2004
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    ;o\)-max- Guest

    www.digideep.com is a pretty good resource. ;o)-max-
     
    ;o\)-max-, May 29, 2004
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    Tack Guest

    Tack, May 29, 2004
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