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Mar 27/06, 12:17 PM
I'm having a heck of a time finding / renting an underwater housing for my nikon d2x. Will be shooting ON (hopefully not under) Lake Ontario mid april.
This is my first attempt at this and would love some pointers.
Of course, if anyone out there has a splash bag for rent I'd be forever grateful
Mar 27/06, 01:32 PM
Stephen, Not sure why you would want an underwater housing if you are not going under water, they are kind of expensive? In any case if you are shooting above the water and are looking for an inexpensive way to splash proof your camera here is what I do while kayaking white water. Even when i am out of my boat on shore taking pics i am still sopping wet and haven't had any problems getting great shots. This set up works well with my d-70 with 70-300 lens.
Take large ziplock bag, cut a hole in the bottom of the bag (a little large than the lens diameter middle of the bag). Slip the bag over the lens and camera. Now, take an elastic and loop over the bag and on to the lens where the lens is not required to move and loop the elastic a couple of times until the bag is tight. Then, zip the bag shut and there you have it...instant spash guard.
Yes, you're right it isn't easy to shoot through a bag and yes it is preferrable to present your camera (though not essential).
This has been a great set up for me. My camera remains dry all the while i and my hands are soaking wet.....if i can take action shots of kayakers coming down rivers in Mid December with neoprene gloves on (and i am no expert) then pretty much anyone will be able to do this with success. Depends on your camera and lens but i was completely surprised by the results.
Mar 27/06, 03:23 PM
This topic is not related to business issues, so it has been moved the "Equipment and Techniques" forum.
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