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Old 10 June 2003, 15:04   #1
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Waterproof Camera Cases

Whilst wishing Martin well before he set of for a weekend of good ribbing in the Scillies, whilst I worked, he showed me a very posh case for his Camcorder.

Martin can you tell me where it came from, and can anyone recomend something suitable.

I am picking my boat up on the 21st and I want to record as much as possible.
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Old 10 June 2003, 15:33   #2
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Hi G/C,

Not quite camcorder cases but Argos do a very nice Fujifilm Marine Single Use 35mm still camera. It is w/proof to 5m and has 27 exposures on ISO 800 (fast) colour negative film. It's a point-and-shoot so no fiddly settings needed.

Their catalogue no. is 555/2656 and they cost 9.99 each. I only know this 'cause I bought 3 to-day for use on the boat

Cheaper to lose than the digital and ideal to keep on the RIB for that "special" shot
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Aquapac do clear waterproof bags for stills and video cameras. Infact they do waterproof bags for just about everything.

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Old 10 June 2003, 17:45   #4
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well my digital camera (canon S40) i brought a waterproof case from canon for it, at 150 it was not cheap but it is waterproof to 100m and is purpose built, so surplus to needs but when the cost of the original camera is taken into account it seems feasable [sp?]

i would recommend asking from the place you originally purchased the item from. they should be able to offer you something, and use that as a starting point for what you want and value. have a good chat, then use the net to take things further chances are you will find the same product a lot cheaper
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Old 11 June 2003, 03:33   #5
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I've got an olympus digital sorry can't remember model, got hte waterproof housing in singapore on a trip. If you are bargening - see what you can get!!
I'm very warry of all aquapac products after they cost me 2 radios and all the responce I got was 'tough not our problem'
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Old 11 June 2003, 03:58   #6
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I've got an 'Aquapac' for my hh radio and it has been great. I'm going to get the 'Aquapac' for my video camera ready for the Orkney trip.

What problem did you have?

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Old 11 June 2003, 07:22   #7
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They kept on picking up tiny splits / holes - normally within 2-3 days. This was a few years ago after the second radio died I bought a waterproof model so I didn't need to use an aquapac again.
I only had them round my neck whilst doing safety cover, but they have passed NATO approval and others use them okay - maybe I'm too hard on them.
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Hi Jelly

That's interesting. Was it on more than one Aquapac? Did they replace it for you? Was it hitting anything? Was it rubbing against anything? It sounds as thoug there was a defect in the material yours was made of. You see mine gets quite a bashing as my SIB is a very wet boat and it gets a lot of hammer and I've had no problems (yet).

I'm about to invest 80.00 in one for my video.

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It used to live round my neck, may bee there was something on my oilskin jacket but I dought it.
As for their responce see previous post, and that was at a major trade show, infront of corporate buyers!
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I have found the large size of flare container useful and cheap to store camera gear and film and would fit a camcorder. Use plenty of foam inside to stop things bouncing around inside. If you want to carry alot of camera gear the portable plastic cooler picnic box is also good and easy to carry around.
Pelican also make a whole range of watertight sealable camera boxes in black, yellow and orange and you cand get then at Leeds Photographic.

Aquapacs will steam up if you get water inside when it comes to changing films.
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