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jrs5fg
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p.1 #1 · Taking your camera to the beach


Underwater housings can be quite pricey ... but suppose I didn't really want to use it underwater, I just wanted to be able to use it on the beach and not to have to worry about being splashed by a wave if I'm taking shots right on the shore or wading into the water. Any recommendations?



Dec 29, 2012 at 01:28 AM
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p.1 #2 · Taking your camera to the beach


Be careful.


Dec 29, 2012 at 01:36 AM
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p.1 #3 · Taking your camera to the beach


Insurance.


Dec 29, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #4 · Taking your camera to the beach


P & S or Dslr?

The UW housings for P&S's can be purchased for very little especially if you can find a used housing.



Dec 29, 2012 at 02:29 AM
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p.1 #5 · Taking your camera to the beach


A raincover would be fine for splashing from the top or sides.

See here

If you drop it that's a whole other issue, then you need an underwater case for $$$.



Dec 29, 2012 at 02:42 AM
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p.1 #6 · Taking your camera to the beach


DSLR...

I would just buy an underwater P&S if I needed to



Dec 29, 2012 at 03:38 AM
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p.1 #7 · Taking your camera to the beach


It's just a camera, live life


Dec 29, 2012 at 04:45 AM
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p.1 #8 · Taking your camera to the beach


Insurance.


Dec 29, 2012 at 05:39 PM
 

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p.1 #9 · Taking your camera to the beach


I've had a D700, D300s, 24-70 and 70-200 submerged in the Atlantic by a wave that broke over me while shooting surfing. The only thing that didn't make it too well was the 24-70, Nikon eventually condemned it when it didn't really want to zoom anymore...

Best protection is insurance or don't bother...



Dec 30, 2012 at 03:38 AM
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p.1 #10 · Taking your camera to the beach


What about sand?



Jan 01, 2013 at 05:07 AM
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p.1 #11 · Taking your camera to the beach


+1 re: sand.



Jan 02, 2013 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #12 · Taking your camera to the beach


jrs5fg wrote:
Underwater housings can be quite pricey ... but suppose I didn't really want to use it underwater, I just wanted to be able to use it on the beach and not to have to worry about being splashed by a wave if I'm taking shots right on the shore or wading into the water. Any recommendations?


Yes, a good UW housing for a dSLR typically costs more than the dSLR. But they do make a kind of heavy plastic bag with a glass window for maybe $200.

For years I caries a Nikonus. A waterproof 35mm film camera. I'd literally clean sand from it under the tap. You can buy water proof P&S cameras now.

Or just buy a used D70 and an old 35-80 kit lens from a film body and have a $200 dSLR setup and figure that is cheaper even than the cheap plastic bag type housing

What I do now in conditions like that is keep my camera in a Pelican case. Take it out and take a shot, then put it back.



Jan 02, 2013 at 09:33 AM
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p.1 #13 · Taking your camera to the beach


http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Water-Housing-for-a-SLR-or-DSLR-Camera/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baicgyq5UQo




Jan 02, 2013 at 07:25 PM
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p.1 #14 · Taking your camera to the beach


Unless it's windy, you'll be fine as long as you are careful. If the wind is blowing sand around, that can get ugly. A friend of mine had an old Canon 20D that got sand in the thumbwheel and focus rings. Never was the same after that.

I'd also shy away from lens changes.

Rob



Jan 02, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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p.1 #15 · Taking your camera to the beach


Kind of bulky, and a tad pricey, but I like this one

http://www.ewa-marine.com/index.php?id=425




Jan 05, 2013 at 02:01 PM





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