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Chris Clephane
Re: Underwater Housing
on Nov 4, 2008 at 7:17:20 am

I can't entirely answer your question because I need more info.....however.

In general there are 3 types of products for "underwater" use.

1) Bags.
2) Containers.
3) Housings.

The manufacturers will take offense to me making a distinction between 2 & 3, but end-user reality dictates the distinction.

1) You are asking about a BAG unit. Simply stated these are really best utilized for "splash" scenarios. While many are rated at up to 30' depth, the reality is that you DON'T want to do this. My quick answer is: They are really great for wet surface activity down to about 5-8 feet at most. On the upside...The bags DO provide water protection and a front glass port in a lightweight package and they are generally LESS expensive. On the downside they provide NO structural rigidity to protect the camera from bumps, accidental button presses and water pressure. Pressure...yeah we forgot about that.....Remember that every 30' or so as you dive DOUBLES the pressure on your unit.

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