Waterproof Housing

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  1. Anubis

    Anubis TPF Noob!

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    Is there such a thing as a waterproof housing for a camera, other than full blown underwater housings?

    It rains pretty much all the time here throughout winter and I'd still like to get out without damaging my camera.

    Any recomendations?
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    On a few occasions I have used a plastic bag with a hole cut in it for the lens. You can fix the lens to the hole with a UV filter so it doesn't get in the way or move. Cost? Roughly zero.
     
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    LOL. Good idea, pretty ingenious!

    Did you get any kind of vignetting?
     
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    Here's a solution....BTW, that's not me!

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    actually, I sometimes used a transparent plasticbag, cut into shape, with some extra bit for the lens taped to the bag for the camera body. you could access the camera from below, and from above it would be totally rainproof.

    I invented this in a lousy wet summer 1992 in Scotland ;)
     
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    There are 'rain covers' made specifically for cameras. Here is one example. Here is an underwater bag

    I have also done the plastic bag trick. Also, I always take the plastic shower-cap from hotel rooms...for this purpose.
     
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    The second one looks like a good deal, considering proper underwater housings are £1000+. I wonder if it is any good.
     

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