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coldlake 07-17-2008 9:49 AM

I have not tried these products, but I ordered the one for the point n shoot camera since it is low cost. Looking to do some shooting from the end of the towrope. I have an old point and shoot to try it out with. <BR> <BR>SLR housing: <BR><a href="http://www.semsons.com/diwacafordss.html" target="_blank">http://www.semsons.com/diwacafordss.html</a> <BR> <BR>Point n Shoot housing: <BR><a href="http://www.semsons.com/diwacaforcod.html" target="_blank">http://www.semsons.com/diwacaforcod.html</a> <BR> <BR>Anyone tried anything similar?

spencerpeterson85 07-21-2008 9:14 PM

Make your own. Mine cost me $20 to build. You can get all the parts at Lowes or Home Depot. Here's a link to how I built it. <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS1cspIvZHE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS1cspIvZHE</a> <BR> <BR>If you're the do-it-yourself kinda person, it's a great, cheap way to go.

Walt 07-21-2008 9:27 PM

Coldlake, <BR> <BR>The SLR link you posted looks like a low budget EWA bag. <BR> <BR> <BR>Spencer, <BR>Shooting through acrylic isn't going to do much for image quality.

spencerpeterson85 07-21-2008 9:43 PM

WCW, <BR>I agree. However, my camera is just a point and shoot digital, which in itself doesn't do much for image quality so I wasn't going to spend $100 plus for a housing. I'm not making high definition wakeboard movies...yet...just havin fun for as little cash as possible.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>I thought of using glass instead of acrylic, but thought it might break too easily and didn't want to bother with cutting it. I've never had much luck with cutting glass.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

Walt 07-21-2008 9:49 PM

I get it and thats cool that you made a video to help others.

coldlake 07-23-2008 6:40 AM

Spencer, good video. Youtube popped up a couple other links, one for a $10 camcorder housing. I have a backup 8mmDig unit that I would be willing to play with, so maybe some more fun with video coming. <BR> <BR>I tried the cheapo bag out, and it worked fine held underwater at the dock. After this weekend I'll post a coupla pics for fun.

xtremebordgurl 07-25-2008 10:32 AM

If you want to keep it cheap, you can buy little point and shoot film cameras that come with a roll of film already in them and a water housing for $25. The cool thing is then all you have to do is buy film to put in it. The one I'm thinking of comes with a wrist strap just like a surf leash. It's pretty killer. Then wherever you get your pics developed just have them scan them to CD. Definitely the cheapest most fun way of doing it! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/smile.gif" border=0>

spencerpeterson85 07-25-2008 11:00 AM

Bess, <BR> <BR>Where can you get that??? I've only seen the disposable waterproof film ones and they're like $20 and you can only use it once. The one your talking about sounds sweet!

xtremebordgurl 07-25-2008 11:23 AM

I bought mine at one of the disney water parks for $27 on a whim cause it was killer and I hadn't seen anything like it. I just found it online and it looks like if you were to buy it from the company its $45. Which is weird cause normally disney over prices things. So if I could get it at disney for $27 I'm thinking you should be able to find it for the same or less maybe somewhere online. Anywho, here is the link to check out the camera: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.surftravel.com/services/goproherocamera.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.surftravel.com/services/goproherocamera.aspx</a> <BR> <BR>Hope that helps

spencerpeterson85 07-25-2008 11:37 AM

Thanks Bess. Disney is over priced and that website is way over priced! Here's another site that has it for $19.95 <BR><a href="http://www.altrec.com/nrs/gopro-hero-waterproof-camera" target="_blank">http://www.altrec.com/nrs/gopro-hero-waterproof-camera</a>

xtremebordgurl 07-25-2008 11:40 AM

Sweet bub! Order it! I love mine. I like it even better than my $360 water proof digi point n shoot. The strap is saaaweeeet too.

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