Splashproof housing?

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  1. RobNZ

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    So without spending more money than my camera body and all lens combined are worth does anyone have any ideas on how I could make a splashproof, waterproof (non-submergible) housing.

    I have some ideas for beach shots that would require the camera to be pretty much at ground level, this I can do now with the help of a sand bag I made, also makes an excellent platform to shoot from in general, but I want even more flexibility and to be able to shoot in/on/near water. I have the remote release sorted so thats not an issue.

    I thought I could possibly use a large arcrylic food storage container but the only ones I could find were optically poor, look really good until you have a good look through, perfect for food storage but for photography not even close.

    So I am still thinking a food storage container with a window cut out and using silicon sealant to seat in a window of high grade perspex/arcrylic.

    End result needs to be robust, easy to get DSLR in and out of etc and ideally cheap..lol.

    Any ideas tips appreciated.
     
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    Housings

    Not all housings are super expensive. Check out some of the bag type underwater housings.
     
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    yeah, although housings are expensive. They are worth it because you can use it underwater and go under 100ft deep. I suggest you get a Nimar housing for your camera. I don't have one yet. My uncle does he has a Canon, like me, and uses a Nimar housing. He lets me borrow it. It's pretty awesome. What I mean by that is, it's never flooded or cracked. Although I've dropped the housing quite a few times. I enjoy having a clear housing rather than an aluminum case(it's better don't get me wrong IKELITE HAS SOME ALUMINUM HOUSINGS) but I clear because I can see, just in case, if my housing floods. I DO NOT want my baby to get wet.

    I've heard good things about ikelite, I'm not trying talk bobo.

    and here's a link of Pipin, idk if you know him but he's a pretty awesome diver and uses nimar

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyAW10VrRM8&feature=related
     

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