Aquapac or other water proof bags

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Tony van der Vooren, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. Does anyone have any experience with the Aquapac water proof bags? Are there
    other similar or better products out there?

    I "lost" a camera this summer due to water and was wondering how well these
    bags work for on and near the water?

    I'm concerned about picture quality mainly...I can't see myself using them
    for true underwater photography..


    Tony van der Vooren, Jan 3, 2005
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  2. I've used an Aquapac bag to keep a GPS receiver dry when kayaking in
    salt water. It seemed to work fine; lots of water got dribbled or
    splashed on it without a leak. However, it's not intended for water
    under pressure.

    Also, the sort of bag I used would be completely unsuitable for
    photography. For that, you need an optically clear window (not just
    clear plastic) in front of the lens, and you need to be able to operate
    all of the camera controls. GPS receivers tend to have the controls all
    on the front, where the display is too. Cameras have controls on the
    back and sometimes the sides.

    Dave Martindale, Jan 4, 2005
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  3. Thanks Dave,

    Aquapac does claim their camera bags for SLRs are optically clear on the
    lens side and can manipulate controls on the other side...

    Reluctant to invest the $ unless I can get some verification other than

    They even claim their bags are good for photography down to 15 feet of

    Tony van der Vooren, Jan 5, 2005
  4. Tony van der Vooren

    Biggles Guest

    Check out the products from Ewa-marine. I use one with my Canon 1D plus
    flash. Works well and is good for underwater too.
    Dave Stewart
    Biggles, Jan 5, 2005
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