Waterproof Camera Bags for SLRs

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by David Springthorpe (The Original), Feb 24, 2007.

  1. I'd like to take my DSLR with me in the kayak but I'm scared it's going to take
    a swim at some stage. I sighted an Ortlieb waterproof SLR camera bag at the
    kayak shop but the $195 price tag put me off (yes, I know, small price to pay
    for a dry SLR, but still a lot). Does anyone know where you can buy these
    cheaper online (I've checked eBay) ?

    Thanks.
    Helpful replies acknowledged, abusive trolls ignored.
     
    David Springthorpe (The Original), Feb 24, 2007
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  2. What about a decent splashproof bag like a Lowepro Nova, and put that in
    double plastic bags? I'd probably include a couple of big lumps of styrofoam
    in the bags to assist with flotation. While I haven't tried this with a
    camera yet I've kept plenty of meals, a gps, radio, and my mobile phone dry
    with doubled plastic bags.
     
    Graham Fountain, Feb 24, 2007
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  3. Yes, that would probably do for MOST instances - I'm thinking of the time I'd
    take a tumble and have to swim and the bag starts floating away.....
     
    David Springthorpe (The Original), Feb 24, 2007
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  4. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    grumpy Guest

    Look at using a plastic bucket such as those that swimming pool chorine comes in.
     
    grumpy, Feb 24, 2007
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  5. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    Joan Guest

    Wouldn't you use a coiled lead like a long key chain but stronger to
    attach it to a waist belt?

    Would you intend to use the camera while in the kayak?

    --
    Joan
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joan-in-manly

    "David Springthorpe (The Original)" <>
    wrote in message : On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 20:29:00 +1000, "Graham Fountain"
    :
    : >What about a decent splashproof bag like a Lowepro Nova, and put
    that in
    : >double plastic bags? I'd probably include a couple of big lumps of
    styrofoam
    : >in the bags to assist with flotation. While I haven't tried this
    with a
    : >camera yet I've kept plenty of meals, a gps, radio, and my mobile
    phone dry
    : >with doubled plastic bags.
    :
    : Yes, that would probably do for MOST instances - I'm thinking of the
    time I'd
    : take a tumble and have to swim and the bag starts floating away.....
     
    Joan, Feb 24, 2007
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  6. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    Oz Guest

    And since your in the water with it, you would both be floating the same way
    yes ??

    Oz
     
    Oz, Feb 24, 2007
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  7. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    syracuse Guest

    David! You have a kayak, an SLR, a coiterie of lenses, no doubt a
    pretty flash pack, EPIRB maybe GPS & you're whinging about a further
    $195? But it immediatley & report back in the affirmative to this
    group (cross posting to aus.bush so Roger can include in his FAQ).

    OR (I just thought)

    a 2nd hand Colostomy bag, sealed at outlets & inlets. This will solve
    all three issues. (Will remain with you, cheap,waterproof)
     
    syracuse, Feb 24, 2007
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  8. What a tight fisted **** he is. His mum just died (in suspicious
    circumstances) and he's been squandering the inheritance money left
    and right, and now he's too tight to spend another $195.

    Typical of a man child who never procreated, and never amounted to
    anything.
    David needs all the colostomy bags he can get to stop his shit from
    oozing out in usenet.

    **** off Springshit, you're banished.
     
    Gordon Lightfoot III, Feb 24, 2007
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  9. WHOOSH
     
    David Springthorpe (The Original), Feb 24, 2007
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  10. On 24 Feb 2007 15:12:25 -0800, "Gordon Lightfoot III"

    WHOOSH
     
    David Springthorpe (The Original), Feb 24, 2007
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  11. Yes, but we're going down a side-track here - complete waterproofness is the
    issue, not whether a bag is going to go floating off (and which is retrievable).
    Yes - that's the point, but with the ability to quickly secure it.

    Good folks, PLEASE killfile the troll GLIII (like I now have) - he made a
    promise not to mention my aged mother who died in some distress and pain in
    hospital last year, and he is clearly not prepared to do this. As well, he is
    also cross-posting to irrelevant groups I have previously posted to. This is the
    way this person gets his perverted kicks.
     
    David Springthorpe (The Original), Feb 25, 2007
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  12. At least I don't get my perverted kick like you do, peeping though
    Ivana McAlpine's window (yes she told me all about that and your
    snowdropping activities)
     
    Gordon Lightfoot III, Feb 25, 2007
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  13. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    ? Guest

    Gordon......who really cares????? This IS a photography group (or at
    least I THOUGHT it was) not some mud-slinging, name-calling group where
    all the little schoolboys congregate in a vain attempt to see who can be
    voted Most Nasty Person of 2007.

    Get a life and go walking with your camera!! At one time this 'used' to
    be a helpful group but those days are long gone! ;-(
     
    ?, Feb 25, 2007
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  14. Er, that wasn't me - I was just warning ABOUT the mudslinger before I killfiled
    - I'm as tired of this person as yourself and would also wish that this
    newsgroup be as you state.
     
    David Springthorpe (The Original), Feb 25, 2007
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  15. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    syracuse Guest

    Yes, I'm very disapointed that my attempt at humour was seized on in
    such a fashion. I too enjoy kayaking & recently purchased a K10D. I am
    interested in keeping it dry in such circumstances & I will have a
    look at the bag mentioned by David.
     
    syracuse, Feb 25, 2007
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  16. Yes perhaps, but I forgot to mention completely WP compact SLR snoot bag (which
    is what the Ortlieb is) useful also for very wet bushwalking.
     
    D. Springthorpe, Feb 25, 2007
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  17. I wonder how good it would be for very humid bushwalking. I almost lost my
    MZ60 in Brisbane Forest Park to condensation 18 months ago. It started out
    as a very cold morning when I set out with my camera around my neck as I've
    done many times in the past, and although it wasn't raining, it was _very_
    humid in the rainforest. For the first half hour, everytime I used it I had
    to wipe condensation from the front lens element - after about half an hour
    though I noticed that even after cleaning that I was still seeing haze - the
    lens had developed condensation inside. Then a few minutes later the camera
    started snapping away by itself - I removed the batteries to stop it, and
    noticed that inside the battery well there was moisture. When I got home the
    camera wouldn't turn on. Dismantled it, and there was water inside the
    circuitry, almost as if the camera had been dunked. Left it to dry for
    several days dismantled and away it went again. The lens didn't fair quite
    so well - the condensation inside left marks on the inner elements, which
    even after dismantling couldn't be properly cleaned off. Thankfully it was
    only a budget lens, not a piece of expensive exotic glass.
     
    Graham Fountain, Feb 25, 2007
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  18. Thanks - didn't think of that.
     
    D. Springthorpe, Feb 25, 2007
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  19. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    R.J Heath Guest

    So just give me a minute to get this straight.

    You can racially attack another posters 3 month old daughter and another
    posters mentally disabled son for working in a sheltered workshop but no
    one can mention your mother?
    I think it is a case of what goes around comes around.

    David, you are an embarrassment to you family, I wish they could see the
    way you carry on and how you insult a baby but when the tables turn you
    promise to never post into that group again but instead change to a dog
    fetish name (Howling Doggy & Sick Puppy).

    Kenny Rogers may have said "It don't mean you're weak if you turn the
    other cheek" but he meant if someone starts on you *not* turn it after
    you start the fight (which you are well known for).

    I hope you're old enough to understand, sometimes you've got to fight
    when you're a man.

    Thank you

    Ron
     
    R.J Heath, Feb 25, 2007
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  20. David Springthorpe (The Original)

    syracuse Guest

    The Pentax K10D is "weatherproofed" & certainly seems very well
    sealed. I doubt that Pentax would claim that it would survive being
    washed down rapids but it may defeat the humidity problem. I'm not
    sure that the interface between the lens & body is so well sealed. The
    old screw mount might be better there but you can't have both.
     
    syracuse, Feb 25, 2007
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