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Old 01 April 2006, 16:20   #1
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Water proof digital camera

Hi guys

Has anyone mounted a digital camera on their rib??

Any suggestions welcome.
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Old 01 April 2006, 16:50   #2
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Hi

not tried it but if i did it would be with one of these (my Mate used towork for them so had a play with it in the fish tank )

http://www.pentaximaging.com/product...section--optio

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Old 03 April 2006, 20:43   #3
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I was just looking at one of those Pentax Jobs . Looks great . I have a canon waterproof 35mm but I just love the digital now.

A waterproof case for other digital cameras costs as much as that Pentax , I can see my gps vhf fund going on that if i don't sort it out soon , so Ill have some good pics of my May Day wherever Iam lost .
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I have the Optio WP - great little camera and very waterproof. Best Macro mode of any digi camera I have seen. Having said that I only bought this camera cos it's waterproof - don't really like point and shoot compacts but if you do it's great!!!
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As a diver I already have a small video camera with a water proof housing , and after reading this thread I will try and find a solid way of mounting the housing on the a frame, and also I can use a remote control (ir) to start and stop video as well as take static pictures.

Might make for some cool images/video.

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PS A company called Ikelite make very good underwater housing, and as they are designed to go to depths of 60 metres, the housings are very strong and roboust. http://www.ikelite.com/ and they have distrubutors with stock all over the UK.
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Old 04 April 2006, 14:09   #6
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I only bought this camera cos it's waterproof - don't really like point and shoot compacts but if you do it's great!!!
i agree I don't like point and shoot as much , but all my best shots have come from them especially on the water . I had the old yellow Minolta waterproof and had some good shots from it , I now have the Canon waterproof , but I just don't do film anymore since Buying a digital .
I love the digital , I just click at everything because it costs nothing .
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Most of the major Japanese camera companies are making waterproof housings for their cameras (or a lot of their cameras, anyway.) These are relatively inexpensive polycarb boxes, O-ring sealed, with waterproof button controls (i.e. you can use all of the controls on the camera in while its in the housing.) They are usually in the $150 to $200 range.

Hit the website for your camera, and take a look at accessories. Might get lucky, and have one already available.

If not, also check FantaSea. They make 3rd party housings similar to the OEM's.

Last, check Ewa Marine. They have a heavyweight ziploc bag sort of solution.

Luck;

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Old 04 April 2006, 17:21   #8
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Thats what I was looking for , then I saw the Pentax Optio cheaper than the box for my camera and its a hell of a lot better spec than my Nikon coolpix.
I have found it online as cheap as £156
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Hi Ian,

I would suggest that you check that the wide angle on the Pentax is wide enough for your requirements. I think it is 38mm from memory.

If it's not, the Coolpix 5400 is on close out special offer on the web at the moment & this has a 28mm wide angle. This is a very tough metal bodied little camera & you can buy screw in extra wide & fisheye lenses as well. You would of course still have to use an aquapack, or similar, to keep it dry.

Cheers.

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Old 05 April 2006, 04:30   #10
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Thanks for that . The wider the angle the better but I can live with the 38mm on the pentax . The main reason for me is the camera is waterproof with out the need for a housing , which makes it cheaper and mainly more compact .
I have ordered the camera but not sure what size sd card to buy .5 gig or 1.0 gig . I paid £165inc the postage .
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