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Old    Matt (ncsuuh)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-28-2008, 7:45 PM Reply   
Hello everyone. I have been looking for an underwater video camera housing that I found a few years ago and a friend of mine had. I have looked through the threads here on WW but haven't found what I am looking for. I was hoping someone on here could help. Here is a description of the housing:
The housing is made of clear acrylic, with one end opening to put the camera in. The shape is a cylinder about 10 inchs in diameter and about 1.5 ft long. There is a mounting platform that you screw the camera onto that slides into the housing. I do not recall any outside buttons that control the camera and I think it is under $200. Any suggestions on who makes it and where I can find it? There is a similar one on e-bay currently but may have a leak. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Old    mobster            04-28-2008, 8:57 PM Reply   
http://www.epiccam.com/
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       04-28-2008, 10:02 PM Reply   
$200?? Try $2,000 or more for an underwater housing. There are plastic bag type cases that are in the couple hundreds, but they are meant for the surface.

Check:
Light and Motion LOL
Gates
Ikelite

The most cost effective camera case may very well be made by the camera manufacturer, and often found on ebay for a good deal.

Edit: Ikelite is the clear housing manufacturer. Check ebay for used, then go through it. If it is an expensive camera and you plan to submerge it, than insure it for flooding.

(Message edited by Peter_C on April 28, 2008)
Old    Brett Brinkerhoff (brinks)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-28-2008, 11:24 PM Reply   
Matt,
You are definitely thinking of the www.epiccam.com housing.($200-$400 and not a plastic bag) Great housing for the price. No control but I have found that you can wrap your remote in a waterproof bag and attach it to the housing and you will have full control of your camera features.
Old    Mathias h (matte_th)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-29-2008, 12:15 AM Reply   
or you could build your own
http://www.instructables.com/id/Underwater-Housing-for-miniDV/
Old    Matt (ncsuuh)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-29-2008, 5:09 AM Reply   
Thanks Brinks and J.L. epic was it!
Old    Nick Schrein (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-29-2008, 7:50 PM Reply   
Speaking of epic housings, would rain-x work to keep the water off of the front of it? I've been having a problem with filming from the water because of that, and was thinking of putting that stuff on it to prevent this.
Old    mobster            04-29-2008, 7:58 PM Reply   
spit works the best let it dry then when your in the water spit on it again then rub it under water to clean it then re apply when needed it works the best no B.S.
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-30-2008, 6:25 AM Reply   
I love watching water footage with people when the inevitable shot of me frenching the camera pops up. awkward every time
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-30-2008, 6:31 AM Reply   
and $2000? if you're paying $2000 you're paying too much. SPL for the win, IMO Gates are way too heavy for action work.

edit: HCW and Professional Support Systems are also good action housings

(Message edited by caskimmer on April 30, 2008)
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       04-30-2008, 7:16 AM Reply   
He said "underwater housing"...that means expensive. The underwater housing for my DSLR is $4,500.
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-30-2008, 7:52 AM Reply   
I just naturally assumed his intended use is wakeboarding or some other type of related activity.

my DSLR and video housings together cost $2500 with ports

(Message edited by caskimmer on April 30, 2008)

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