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    Would you dare?

    Was just down at DDP in the Valley (QLD) and saw these for $149.



    The guy in the shop says they sell lots of them and never had a complaint. Any one with any experience with these? I said to the guy you would certainly be holding your breath the first time you took it under. I dont want to go diving with it but in the water for kite surfing or surfing shots would be nice. Thoughts?
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    Short answer no, I wouldn't.
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    If the rain and high tides keep coming, maybe you'll be able to get them to give you an in-store demo!!!
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    I've seen them, touched them in the store but haven't been game as yet. I was thinking they would be useful for standing on the waters edge but I haven't tried it. I think there is a reason why an underwater DSLR case costs thousands of dollars.

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    Wishfull thinking on my part. The old adage of if it sounds to good to be true then it probably is, fits here I think.

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    I would be putting nothing in it first time it got wet. Would I put my D3 or D700 in it if it passed the initial watertight test? Nope!

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    i'd put a canon body in there as a crash test dummy
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    the user of the canon is the dummy though nam

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    Just ask for the in store demo - seal it up with nothing inside, hold it under water in their kitchen sink or whatever, squeeze it and jiggle it and push it around a bit and tell the retailer if it doesn't show bubbles escaping you'll think about it. Or just stick a Nikon in it to test and that's nothing lost if it leaks!
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    I'm pretty sure Jackie (JM Tran) has used one of these quite a bit to good effect. He might be able to provide some feedback.

    I've used a P&S version and it worked well, although I wasn't submerging the camera so much as protecting it from splashes.
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