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Chris Clephane
Re: Underwater Housing
on Nov 4, 2008 at 8:14:14 am

Bags...on the downside are also BOUYANT. They have a tendency (due to the trapped air inside the bag...and in the camera unit body) to want to float. No being rigid, it is difficult to affix counterbalancing weights to them to keep them underwater. SO its a constant fight to keep ti UNDER if you do anything other than a "quick dip below the surface...". And dont forget...while you are struffling to keep it are also trying to frame a shot and manipulate the controls through the bag's exterior vinyl/plastic skin. Its kind of like trying to feel and individual potato chip through the outer layers of the bag in the store...just not a satisfying experience.....

That stated...bags are awesome for "shallows work", splashy activites (whale watching, kayaking, whitewater rafting) downhill skiing and snowy activities...although they get brittle and less malleable below certain temperatures....

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