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Old 05-31-03, 01:38 PM
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waterproof housing for digital cameras?

has anyone used one of the underwater cases for digital cameras? i'm considering buying one of these but they're pretty pricey (almost $200). I'd love to take my elph underwater, but i'd hate to buy it only to find out the quality won't be very good because it fogs up or the flash doesn't work well in a case, or... gasp, it leaks. any thoughts?
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Old 06-01-03, 10:53 AM
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Try to do a search for waterproof case in the www.dpreview.com forums. They have some tips on how to prevent fog and stuff.

I might get the waterproof case for my S100 too but I can't justify the price vs usage yet. I have heard good things about the Canon waterproof cases, as long as you keep them within the dive limit.
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Old 06-01-03, 04:28 PM
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I have looked at them too. Never found a decent price. They are insanely overpriced for what they are.
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Old 06-01-03, 06:07 PM
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I have looked at them too. Never found a decent price. They are insanely overpriced for what they are.
yeah, and it's not something i'd feel comfortable buying used unless i knew the person i was buying it from... you REALLY don't want it to leak
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Old 06-01-03, 10:05 PM
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You know, if you do buy one, you don't HAVE to put your camera in it to test if it's safe. Stuff it with toilet paper or something, plunge it underwater, and see if the paper gets wet.
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Old 06-02-03, 10:18 AM
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I bought a waterproof bag called Aquapac. It's not for deep sea diving, but it worked great under a couple feet of water. I got it for $30 off of Ebay. Of course, I tested it in a tub of water with some tissues inside first. Worked like a charm.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...t&BasicSearch=
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