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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Very wet and wild with an EX3. How to protect my baby.

Looks like my EX3 will take a bit of a thrashing over the next few months with some rather wet places both on 'land' and on the water.

All situations risk the camera getting thoroughly drenched, and a normal rain cover won't suffice.

I need something that will stop water drenching the camera from all angles, including underneath, yet I don't want the heft of a full underwater housing. Anyone any ideas?

I think I might have to make a custom job.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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See if EWA do a bag for the EX3? They are waterproof down to about 10m but still lightweight.

They ain't cheap for what they are but do work.

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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:41 AM   #3
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Yeah, I found the Ewa bags. I can't really justify 700 for a molded plastic bag with a lens attachment glued on. I'm also not sure why the Z7 bag is half the price of the EX3 one.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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Yeah they are bloody expensive for what they are....but they do work well.

$700 as opposed to water on the cam maybe a good buy.

Other option is make sure that you are insured, use a portabrace hope for the best and just claim water damage if it gets wet.

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Old April 9th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #5
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Simon,

I was on a one month trip to africa. 3rd day there camera took a dunk. 700 is cheap compared to the total expense of the trip and camera and everything included. Not counting what I did not get!!!!!!!
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Old April 9th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #6
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You could also sell it when you get back, I'm sure they hold there value.

Or possibly rent one if you find a place that has one.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #7
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Simon, unfortunately the EWA is your best bet for functionality and moisture protection without going to a full sized u/w housing. 700 isn't all that much compared to the cost of a new EX3 and we all know that without a functioning camera we're just some guy with crayons and a notepad.
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