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alex_wareing Registered since 09th Dec 2005Fri 09-Dec-05 02:10 AM
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"Waterproof casing"



          

I'm considering buying a D50 soon, one of the areas i'm really intressted in is Surf Photography. I was sondering if anyone knew of a waterproof case for the D50.

I've taken a look around the net and i have found a couple of full underwater cases. I don't want to go diving with the camera and i won't go underwater, and i don't see any sense in buying a a case that cost 3 times that of the camera.

I'm just looking for essentially a "splash proof" case so i can go out into the water waist deep and shoot.

Any ideas?

  

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K1W1
09th Dec 2005
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09th Dec 2005
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edmun
10th Dec 2005
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10th Dec 2005
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22nd Dec 2005
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K1W1 Registered since 19th Nov 2005Fri 09-Dec-05 04:16 AM
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Melbourne, AU
          

What you want is one of those plastic bag type housings from somebody like Aquapac. I don't recall seeing them for SLRs though - only P&S type cameras.
The other option would be a cheap P&S type digital camera and an Aquapac.

  

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Shred Registered since 28th Oct 2005Fri 09-Dec-05 04:26 PM
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FI
          

If you want a real waterproof (underwater) camera housing,
it is going to cost lot more than the D50 kit.

Here are few examples of underwater cases for D50:
DXD50
FD50
DTTL70

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Sat 10-Dec-05 01:54 AM
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eugene, US
          

Ewa marine has water resistant cases.

ledmun

  

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dfcamara Registered since 10th Dec 2005Sat 10-Dec-05 03:29 PM
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Campinas, BR
          

Ewa-Marine Underwater Housing for Nikon
http://www.adorama.com/EWDNKD1.html?kbid=64628

  

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Shred Registered since 28th Oct 2005Thu 22-Dec-05 08:52 PM
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FI
          

I just noticed that Aqua Pac has universal Waterproof SLR camera case.
It's not as good as the real underwater housings but for occasional use it should be perfect.
See more details here.

  

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Aphex Registered since 30th Oct 2005Thu 22-Dec-05 09:36 PM
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NL
          

I remember reading an article about making a camera rain-proof. All you need is: a plastic bag, a lens hood and a UV-filter. Put the camera inside the bag and tighten the plastic around the body and lens. Then mount the lens hood over the plastic. This way the camera and lens are sealed. Use scissors to cut off the abundant plastic. Lastly, screw on the UV-filter to protect the front element.
This helps against rain and splash water, but is ofcourse not ment for underwater. I have not tried it out yet, but according to the author it should work great. And it is about as cheap as it gets.

  

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