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04/01/2010 09:13:57 PM · #1
I am looking to find some underwater housing for my Rebel XTI. I want to take some shots at the springs close by. And I have only come across housings that are SUPER expensive. If I can't find any reasonably priced I will probably just get a cheap underwater camera.

Anybody know of any housings? I've seen those bags too do they work well?
04/02/2010 05:10:44 AM · #2
Nothing?
04/02/2010 07:42:54 AM · #3
I did the same search for 6 months on and off, and nothing ever came up that I would consider a good price. So I switched gears, and looked for something for my wife's point and shoot. Since we plan on using with when we SCUBA dive, the point and shoot idea seemed better anyhow. I found this housing for her camera which is very reasonable:
//www.adorama.com/FEFL12.html

That company makes housings for many different brands/models: //www.fantasea.com/
04/02/2010 01:21:06 PM · #4
I realize that it is not an SLR but Canon's powershot D10 works underwater.
Gene
04/02/2010 03:58:15 PM · #5
Originally posted by Gene243:

I realize that it is not an SLR but Canon's powershot D10 works underwater.
Gene


And it does so quite well.
04/02/2010 04:27:38 PM · #6
I was looking at this one also.

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
04/02/2010 04:37:49 PM · #7
"Underwater Housing"

You're looking to buy in a flood plain??!!

Seriously, what is the maximum depth you are planning on shooting at?
04/02/2010 04:42:46 PM · #8
Canon D10 at DPReview.com. You wouldn't want to trust your SLR in a housing which costs much less than this anyway ...

PS: The article from which this page is extracted compares the seven underwater P&S cameras available last Summer.

Message edited by author 2010-04-02 16:44:09.
04/02/2010 06:16:38 PM · #9
Check out these web sites. They are for plastic bags that are designed for underwater use. If you are not planning on using your camera at more than a couple of feet underwater they work great.
//www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Ewa+marine+u-a&N=0&InitialSearch=yes
//www.ewa-marine.com/index.php?id=82&L=0

Message edited by author 2010-04-02 18:17:23.
04/07/2010 11:34:14 PM · #10
I can highly recommend to get a Canon G11 and its underwater case. The RAW capability is extremely important under water. It makes all the difference even in 2-3 meters depth. The G11 (I have the G10 w. case) has all the dials accessible from the outside with a underwater case and goes up to 30 meters. Its a very high quality build and easy to use. I am very happy with the results. If you get a P&S with a case, the access to the functions of the camera will be much more limited.

I had a 10m underwater P&S before, one of the first ones (Excilim I think) on the market. The issue there is that if the latch on the USB or battery has one 1/2 grain of sand in it, the camera is a brick from only one drop of water. If you have a camera with an extra underwater case, a single drop of water will not ruin the camera, and you can test the case w/o the camera for leaks. Unless the case has a heavy leak, the camera will be fine. You will be warned by bubbles from the case and not by the camera being already dead.

Message edited by author 2010-04-08 00:04:42.
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