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Old January 30th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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cheaper underwater housings??

Anyone know of any cheaper underwater housings....everything i have found is engineered to withstand pressure of up to 200' for my vx2100. I just need something that i can sit on the surface of water and have peace of mind from it getting wet or splashed on. Are there any heavy duty bags with a lens mount built in. Basically I need it for 1 night and at the video equipment rental place here in new orleans it will cost me 210 dollars per day,and if i can buy something or make something that will work the same but cheaper then i would rather do that.

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Old January 30th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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"On the surface"... Could be you could place it in an aquarium. We've done this before for surface level shots, you can actually get 'under/over' shots quite nicely with this. Just be carefull about how rough the water gets. Adding a rain cover to the mix will give you a little splash protection. Beyond that, you're looking at plastic bags with optiical ports for sollutions.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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where would I find those plastic bags with optical ports?
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Old January 31st, 2007, 04:15 AM   #4
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Ewa-marine make "plastic-bag" type housings.

http://www.ewa-marine.com/english/index.htm
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Old January 31st, 2007, 05:07 AM   #5
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I use the Scubacam XL1 for most of my underwater work with the Canon XL2, shown here:

http://www.optexint.com/sales/bags/xl1splashbag.html

Download the catalogues for a lot of different Scubacams to fit many different DV or film cameras here:

http://www.ravello.co.uk/scubacam/bigframe.htm

Contact them here:

http://www.ravello.co.uk/scubacam/

Other companies here:

http://www.scubacam.com.sg/

http://www.scubacam.nl/catalog/
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Old January 31st, 2007, 08:40 AM   #6
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Here, go out to your local DIY store and pick up some PVC pipe:

http://www.instructables.com/id/EKU3...KXRG/?ALLSTEPS
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