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Old                06-27-2006, 4:05 PM Reply   
hey guys i was wondering how do you make a water proof case that will fit just one cam. I would like it so I can flip out the little screen on the side but it does not have to. Thank you guy.
Old    mikeyt (cwbrider16)      Join Date: May 2004       06-27-2006, 6:30 PM Reply   
I also want to make one because my camera is too large and they dont make one for it. My friend had one that he bought for his and instead of flipping out the lcd screen, it has a mirror that flips out so it reflects the lcd screen when it is placed back into the camera (screen side out)
Old    David Polk (smackus)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-27-2006, 7:54 PM Reply   
PVC pipe and plexiglass with an o-ring and screw on ring adapter to hold it in place. Turn camera on using the remote and jump in. Be carefull I swamped a $1500 camcorder on my first try. Salt water and circuits don't mix. Had a grain of sand in the seal. Looked at the housing at about 80 feet of water and it was half full.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       06-27-2006, 8:01 PM Reply   
Low Income Housing Project: http://www.wakeworld.com/articles/2003/housing.asp
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       06-27-2006, 8:03 PM Reply   
If I remember right there was a link on Mike Isler's web sight to a place that made custom housings.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       06-27-2006, 8:05 PM Reply   
http://www.waterhousings.com/
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-27-2006, 8:41 PM Reply   
Islers got a DV3 with a ton of extras:

http://www.aquatech.com.au/
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-28-2006, 9:09 AM Reply   
Aquatech is way overpriced IMO.

this is what 80-90% of all surf photogs/video guys use http://www.splwaterhousings.com

video housings run around $1000
Old    Erik (nils_lars)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-28-2006, 9:05 PM Reply   
I decided to build my own because they are so expencive and was able to buy all the parts at Orchard Supply except the acrylic tube,disc,and glue I got from Tap plastics.

I think I spent about $50 on all the parts and took like 2 hours.

Here is the pics of parts and fully assembled

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/Nils_Lars/MVC-891F.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/Nils_Lars/MVC-892F.jpg

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http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/Nils_Lars/MVC-895F.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/Nils_Lars/MVC-896F.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/Nils_Lars/MVC-897F.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/Nils_Lars/MVC-898F.jpg

I then glued the 2 strips on the inside where the red lines are and made a tray that slides under them that screws to the camera base.

I glued a rubber block to the inside of the back that lines up with the record button and I could add a hinged mirror to the side easily to see the LCD.

I plan on tying this to an anchor and droping it 20 feet into the lake this weekend before putting my camera inside just in case but im sure itll be fine I used lots of glue and reinforced the joints.

(Message edited by nils_lars on June 28, 2006)
Old    Mattato (mattyboyr6)      Join Date: Jul 2003       06-29-2006, 6:32 PM Reply   
Not my site so don't blame me if something goes wrong. But it looks simple enough it could work

http://web.media.mit.edu/~tim/pix/waterproofcamera.html
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-30-2006, 3:13 AM Reply   
Don't forget to add the alkaseltzer ...

"Subject: Put alka-seltzer in your water camera bag
When I made a hacked underwater camera housing to take video of the stingrays in the Caymans, I put two alka-seltzer in the bag with a weight and the camera. In case of a leak, the seltzer foams, blowing up the bag and making it more positively buoyant (probably also tends to expel the water). It worked too! You certainly notice when you get a leak ..."
Old    Robert Bailey (bailey)      Join Date: May 2001       06-30-2006, 2:21 PM Reply   
The cost of those professional bags are insane. I made one myself with one of those bags to keep your stuff dry on river rating trips and a clear piece of plexiglass. I wouldn't dive with it but it is great for the tube even if you happen to get thrown out.
I also looked into the epic housings. They look pretty cool and are somewhat reasonably priced.
Old    Erik (nils_lars)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-05-2006, 6:42 PM Reply   
Well I put some finishing touches on the housing I made and tied it to the anchor droped it 20 feet and let it sit for an hour and it was bone dry on the inside so I put the camera in it and thrashed it in the water and it works great.

You are limited to only hitting record unless I buy a Ewa marine cell phone bag for the remote then I can do anything.

Ill post up some more pics and a description of how to build if anyone wants.
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-11-2006, 1:53 AM Reply   
Probably one of the more solid DIY designs I've seen.. Great instructions too!

http://www.instructables.com/id/EKU3DUKR8WEPA8KXRG/

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