How do I waterproof my XT?

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I want to begin taking pictures in the water. not underwater 300 feet or anything, but I'd like to jump off my boat and get some pictures of it, or some pictures of skiiers passing by... I have seen some AWESOME shots that you can only get if you are at water-level.

    Basically, I'd like to be able to dunk my camera in the lake, and it not get hurt.

    If it makes a difference, I am planning on a 30D upgrade in the near future.

    Any ideas for this 'waterproofing'?

    Note: I would sure like to use my Canon 17-85 lens to do this. If not, then my stock 18-55.
     
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    The safest bet is an underwater housing from a company like Ikelite, Subal, Sea & Sea, or Light and Motion. Granted, it'll be expensive. It's also waterproof.

    Next best would be a bag-style underwater "housing" for between $30 and $60.


    Or just use lots and lots of rain-x? :lol:
     
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    I tried this, and now my camera doesn't work... is there something i'm doing wrong? :confused:
     
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    Last night I won a Ikelite housing for $50.00 on the auction site. Of course it was for an old film camera, but the only way to protect from a dunking is a housing, IMHO. A ziplock with a hole for the lens and sealed with a filter might work, but I would not trust it.
     

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