Waterproof bags

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by squid, May 7, 2004.

  1. squid

    squid Guest

    I was wondering, is it possible to get a waterproof bag where the bag has a
    screw-in filter in the side like a clear 58mm filter (of plain glass)? That
    way the camera could be zipped in the bag with the filter screwed around the
    front of the lens, and the camera could be set on P or Av or Tv and taken
    underwater for some snaps?

    Love to give it a go... or maybe someone can invent/has invented something
    similar?
     
    squid, May 7, 2004
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  2. squid

    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "squid"
    A company called Ewa-Marine (or something like that) makes bags roughly like
    you described. Here's a web site that sells some of them, you can do a search
    to find others.

    http://www.keepitdrycase.com/

    Bill
     
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    werdan Guest

    werdan, May 7, 2004
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    Tom Monego Guest

    B&H carries Ewa bags too.

    Tom
     
    Tom Monego, May 7, 2004
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  5. squid

    Bushy Guest

    How much money do you want to spend? (or how expensive is your camera body?)

    A good quality, large thick ziplock bag, an old UV filter, a pair of
    scissors and a tube of silastic.....

    Works quite well for shallow water, with suitable care while using..... A
    second bag can add an "insurance layer".

    Make sure you silastic the edge of the filter between the glass and the
    metal ring as well as to the bag, some filters leak lots! Don't use the lens
    "wide open" to reduce the amount of vigneting if you have a lot of silastic
    sealing the filter.

    Check you have enough movement in the bag if your lens (filter mount)
    rotates while focussing!

    A larger bag allows use of flash as well, but remember to allow for how much
    bouyancy the extra air will introduce, and the amount of heat from the flash
    after multiple exposures.

    The same bag works well on rainy days when you want to take shots outdoors.

    Hope this helps,
    Peter
     
    Bushy, May 8, 2004
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    bagal Guest

    the best waterproof bags are made by paramo

     
    bagal, May 13, 2004
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