Underwater bags for cameras

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  1. Sarg0r

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    Hi all

    Been looking at taking some underwater snaps of my daughter while she still has her submerge reflex in place.
    I've placed a wanted in the classifieds, but stumbled across these 'underwater bags'
    Underwater Waterproof Camera Case Housing Bag NIKON D700 D7000 D800 D600 D5200 M | eBay

    Waterproof Underwater Housing Camera Case Dry Bag for Nikon D90 D7000 D800 D3200 | eBay

    Now I'm obviously a little concerned about trusting several thousand pounds of body and lens to a £3 carrier bag from china or a £50 sack from Australia so wondered if anyone had any experience with this type of thing.
    Obviously it would be nice to by the £600 scuba housing for the camera, but a little OTT for a few pics.

    Any help appreciated.
     
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    I used one of them on hols for a compact. It was fine but theres no way in hell Id put a D800 in one of them. Only you can decide if the risk is worth it. If you really want to do it buy a very well reviewed brand not a £5 tesco bag from China.
     
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    I considered it for about a nano-second and then went on the hunt for a cheap second hand waterproof number
     
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    ...or if you already have a compact then use the bag approach ?
     
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    Have you had a look around to see if you can rent a proper housing? I can't remember the site name but I'm sure you'd find it over at the TP forums.

    alternatively, wherever it is you're going drop into a Dive Centre - they might be able to loan you one for a day or so.

    You could also shell out <£200 or find a second hand GoPro with waterproof casing to 60m.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produ...1768062|rnd:1018699657423628666|dvc:c|adp:1o1
     
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    Hmm, the only concern with the GoPro is that you can't see what you're shooting. Might just bit the bullet
     

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