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    Senior Member Chadd's Avatar
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    ikelite makes some excellent cases. My next major purchase will be a good camera and housing.

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    Yeah, they do and keep in mind that the ikelite is the less expensive case for my nice new nikon and it's $1200!! No matter what you do even the cheapest is expensive

    The only good thing is I have spoken to a local camera rental place and they will list my camera, lens, and housing for rent at $300 a week and just call me when they get a rental request. I get 50% of the fee so it may be a good way to recoup some of the spent money.

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    Nothing is cheap when it comes to underwater photography. Sounds like a good deal from your local rental place though, best of luck with it.

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    I bought a Sony SPK-HCD Underwater Camcorder Sports Pack (housing unit) for my Sony Handycam video camera. It was probably around $150. Just in case any future readers want to do video/photo recording while snorkeling. Depth is about 5 meters.

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    I bought a Sony SPK-HCD Underwater Camcorder Sports Pack (housing unit) for my Sony Handycam video camera. It was probably around $150. Just in case any future readers want to do video/photo recording while snorkeling.

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    Renting an underwater camera?

    Lisa, How do I find out about renting an underwater camera? My son is a photog student and we would like to look into it for him

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    Any of the dive operators would rent an underwater camera.

    We have an older digital camera which we now use as an underwater camera. Dh found a relatively inexpensive housing for the camera.

    If you have a spare camera around, do a google search and you should have no trouble finding one. As long as it is not a DSLR camera it should be affordable.

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    great idea ! never thought of that

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    Dh researched the type of housing needed to fit our camera and when shopping online for it, happened to find the exact one needed on eBay for about $25. That is less than the cost of renting a camera once.

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    I used the DiCAPac waterproof housing for my Canon digital camera last year. I would not recommend it. It kept the camera dry just fine but you could not get a clear shot because part of the lens housing kept getting in the way.

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