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Surf photography
Nuno Garuti, Photographer
Lisbon | pt | Portugal | Posted: 6:53 AM on 08.25.06
->> Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I'm looking for water proof cases to shoot surf and up till now I've had no luck finding anything, all I can find are cases for scuba diving which besides beeing really expensive its not what I need, I don't need the 60' underwater resistance nor the side handles they have, I need those cases that have a vertical handle ( I think this is how you call it)

Anyway if anybody knows about surf photography and can help me out, I would appreciate it, also this case would have to be for a D2H.
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Chris Lynch, Photographer
Shaw AFB | SC | United States | Posted: 7:08 AM on 08.25.06
->> From what i've read, the SPL Surf Housings are top knotch:
http://www.splwaterhousings.com/
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Peyton Williams, Photographer
Durham | NC | USA | Posted: 1:19 PM on 08.25.06
->> Does anyone have a sense of the cost? I have seen other housings costing as much as or more than the camera.

I wasn't able to find a cost estimate for SPL.
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Chris Lynch, Photographer
Shaw AFB | SC | United States | Posted: 1:47 PM on 08.25.06
->> I emailed them a while back (like a year ago), and IIRC they were like $2200 and up, depending on options. They're (the SPL) supposed to be the best out there, and if you email them you'll probably get a reply from Sean himself (the man behind the company), and he's really cool. I think they -may- have changed to the aluminum housings since i contacted him, and that may have lowered the prices. If you didn't notice the "270 Housing" and go "WTF?"-
check out Scott Aichner's work with his 270 housing:
http://www.scottaichner.com/270Project.htm
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Philip Johnson, Photographer
Garland | TX | USA | Posted: 1:57 PM on 08.25.06
->> You can try Ewa-Marine http://www.ewa-marine.com/ They range in price from $250.00 to $350.00 depending on the size.
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Jonathan Hobbs, Photographer
Grand Junction | CO | USA | Posted: 2:16 PM on 08.25.06
->> I have an SPL for my 1D and love it, its built like a tank. When I bought min a couple of years ago I believe I payed around $2000 for the housing with pistol grip, dome port for the fisheye and a geared port for the 70-200. Aquatech is another company that makes housings, their prices used to be very high but I believe they have come down a bit recently.
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Andrew Wilz, Photographer
Aspen | CO | usa | Posted: 2:43 PM on 08.25.06
->> www.aquatech.com.au
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Tony Rawlings, Photographer
Foothill Ranch (Irvine) | CA | US | Posted: 3:56 PM on 08.25.06
->> Call B&H photo. They carry water proof housings for cameras such as the 20D, and higher end bodies. They've got great service as well.
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Fredrik Naumann, Photographer
Oslo | Oslo | Norway | Posted: 4:15 PM on 08.25.06
->> I've been using Ikelite both for diving and surf photography. it isn't built quite like a tank, however it is reasonably priced. On the pluss side: access to all camera functions unlike some surf housings.
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Mike Speer, Photographer, Photo Editor
Golden | CO | United States | Posted: 7:56 PM on 08.27.06
->> Nuno - I researched this over a year ago. Here are our bookmarks. MS

http://www.wetpixel.com/
http://www.aquatech.com.au/index.htm
http://www.uk-germany.com/
http://www.mediasub.com/Montages_e.htm
http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/2d20canon.html
http://www.underwaterphotography.com/
http://www.marinecamera.com/
http://www.splwaterhousings.com/
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Robert Benson, Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 8:04 PM on 08.27.06
->> Everybody says not to use them in the surf, but I've had my D2h and D2x in the water for surfing photography using a Ewabag and have had no problems....
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Robert Beck, Photographer
Carlsbad | CA | USA | Posted: 9:01 PM on 08.27.06
->> Try calling Dale Kobetich at 7145546271 or 7143085435. He makes the lightest, most compact housing for surf photographers. Each housing is custom made to your specs. He is quite reasonable as well. He is based in Southern California.
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Charlie Garcia, Photographer
Miami | FL | United States | Posted: 6:30 AM on 08.28.06
->> I have an SPL with the detachable flash housing for an F100 and love it. The D2H housing with pistol grip and port is around $1500. The flash housing is another $500. Stay away from any housing that's made for diving.

Aquatechs are the way to go if you have the money.
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Nuno Garuti, Photographer
Lisbon | pt | Portugal | Posted: 4:21 AM on 08.30.06
->> Thanks for the help guys! Cheers
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